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Each dome is a private coccoon for guests

Sleeping between starry nights & white salt plains

If you’ve ever camped outdoors away from city lights and slept beneath the stars, you know how awe-inspiring the experience is – and if you’ve ever been to the Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat located in Bolivia – you know how otherworldly the area can look.

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni now home to bubble tents

If you’ve ever camped outdoors away from city lights and slept beneath the stars, you know how awe-inspiring the experience is – and if you’ve ever been to the Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat located in Bolivia – you know how otherworldly the area can look. An endless expanse of salt stretches on as far as the eye can see, with not a structure in sight.

Huge bay windows offer endless views of the salt flats
Huge bay windows offer endless views of the salt flats

The Kachi Lodge by Amazing Escape’s Vincent Raisière, set to open in Spring 2019, merges both experiences for a glamping stay that can’t be replicated anywhere in the world. More of a bubble-tent than a lodge in its traditional sense, Kachi Lodge is situated right on the Salar de Uyuni itself, comprising of just six private domes, each of which creates cosy enclaves with their white-on-wood atmosphere, premium lodgings, and bay tent-windows that offer uninterrupted views of the Salar.

The common area provides a grand table for adventurers to gather around
The common area provides a grand table for adventurers to gather around

Despite Kachi’s remoteness, there’s no lack of activities to be found. Intrepid adventurers can head to the archaeological site of Alcaya, a pre-Columbian city a short drive away, and avid hikers can trek parts of the nearby Tunupa volcano crater.

When night falls, the common room transforms into a cozy meeting place
When night falls, the common room transforms into a cozy meeting place

A central dome serves as the lounge and hub of Kachi, which is equipped with an upper deck and high-powered telescope that invites guests to explore the Altiplano’s endless blanket of stars. The nearest air connection to Salar de Uyuni is the Uyuni Airport. kachilodge.com & amazingescapes.ch ◼

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© This article was first published in Apr-May 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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