Designed by Amazing Escapes, Kachi Lodge domes offer the comfort of a hotel room with a private bathroom, comfortable bedding, interior decoration and proper heating.
Inside the domes, a wooden screen has been mounted to protect the shower area, the ceramic washbasins and the restrooms. Covered in soft beige carpet, the interior feels cozy; the double bed centrally placed for maximum view. A wooden trunk is placed on the side of the bed to host lanterns, while light wooden stools and a small ladder compose a minimalist set-up around the central stove. The décor naturally embraces the cold outside.
Composed of repeated equilateral triangles, the metallic structure of the domes is the very essence of mathematical elegance. In front or on top of them, a transparent panel offers wide-open views on the Salar and its star-studded sky. Lit up at night, with solar panels placed in between the domes, they are one of the coolest, and most surrealist viewing station ever seen in the arid region.
There are many options to make the best out of your experience on the Salar. The one not to be missed is a hike in the morning to a nearby island covered with giant cactus and offering amazing views on the Salar.
Afternoon, another option is a visit to the charming village of Coquesa and its mummies sheltered in a cave 600 m over the village, again with beautiful views on the Salar. At about 1 hour 15 minutes by car lies the interesting archeological site of Alcaya, an old pre-Colombian city near Salinas.
The fit ones can hike to the lower lip of the Tunupa volcano crater. When in activity, a visit to the Salinas (where locals collect the salt from the Salar) will help you to understand how locals collect the salt form the surface. You can also borrow one of the mountain bikes and experience the flatness of the Salar around the camp.
At night, a telescope is at your disposal to observe the starry night of the Altiplano.