You’ll find the Desert Takya Hotel in the depths of the Siloli desert in Bolivia. Constructed and managed by four local families this simple lodge blends harmoniously into the incredible desert landscape. With space for 47 intrepid explorers this is the ideal spot for those who want to discover some of the most unusual and spectacular landscapes that Bolivia has to offer.
The location of this hotel is truly like no other. 90 minutes away from the Salt Flats of Uyuni it’s a great stop off point for those making the trip across country to the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. At 4600 feet it is strategically placed with an unparalleled birdesye view of the mountains and natural attractions of the Reserva Eduardo Avoroa. The incredible stone trees, geysers of the morning sun and coloured lagoons home to flocks of flamingos are all waiting close by to be explored.
This certainly won’t be the most luxurious hotel you sleep in, but considering its remote desert location we think it’s doing pretty well. The lodge is made from volcanic stones and uses solar power which ensures you’ll be kept snug in a comfy bed away from the chilly night time desert weather. With rustic rooms, traditional bright Bolivian tapestries and bedding you’ll definitely be getting a feel of local life here.
Why we like it?
The Desert Takya Hotel has won our affection with its beautiful views, friendly staff and authentic food. It’s one of the most original spots we’ve visited and there’s nowhere better placed to embark on a hike or trip to the surrounding natural wonders.