Want to really run up the score in Thanksgiving conversation this year?
Let Uncle Todd and Aunt Marge finish talking about their annual sabbatical to Hershey Park, then make sure the table knows how you're staying in a salt flat igloo in an ancient, volcanic region of the Andes.
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Bolivia's Uyuni Salt Flats (aka The Salar) is the largest of its kind in the world. We're talking over 4,000-square miles of mineral purgatory, disrupted here and there by cactus islands, calderas and vertebrae of the Andes Mountains.
Inhospitable? You bet. But that hasn't stopped Kachi Lodge from building a micro-village of desert domes in the region, each connected by a Bora Bora-esque boardwalk. The igloos offer pillow-heavy beds, ceramic washbins, private bathrooms, and windows to enjoy the vistas and stars outside, while the main "lodge" acts as a sort of luxury mess hall/observatory.
And surpisingly, there is more to do in the area than just stare at salt. Kachi keeps a fine dining restaurant on-site, the nearby village of Coquesa is home to ancient artifacts and burial grounds (re: treasure, mummies) and there's hiking to be had at Tunupa Volcano.
For more information on booking one of the igloos, head here.
All images from Kachi Lodge