This hotel is in the town of Uyuni and is a convenient place to stay when visiting the famous salt flats, the largest in the world, and the train cemetery where you can see a number of early 20th locomotives abandoned when plans to enlarge the rail network failed. The hotel is a little way out of the town centre and the main square, Plaza Arce, named after the Bolivian president who founded the town in 1889.
The hotel offers simple accommodation in rooms of various sizes, all with heating and a private bathroom with a hot water shower, important as the weather can be very cold here. Rooms are arranged around a courtyard, and there's additional seating in the lobby, where you can use the complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. A generous buffet spread is provided at breakfast time each day to set you up for the day.
Open: Tambo Aymara is open all year.
Location: The lodge is in a quiet neighbourhood in the town of Uyuni in the southwest of the country, near the famous salt flats. The airport is about a 10-minute drive away.
Rooms: There are twin, double and triple rooms, all en-suite. They are simply furnished, have painted walls, tiled floors, heating and hot and cold running water. Each room is named after an Aymara tribe.
Activities: Visit the famous Uyuni salt flats, the largest in the world. View the train cemetery 3kms outside the city.
Facilities: The hotel is set around a central courtyard. There is a dining room, coffee shop and bar. The hotel has a library. There is a seating area in the lobby. The hotel offers a laundry service.
Dining: Breakfast is a buffet with a choice of sweet and savory dishes.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for a visit to Bolivia.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the reception area.
This varied itinerary shows the highlights of Bolivia, a perfect introduction to this beautiful country.