This is a community owned and run lodge in Sajama National Park. From here you can enjoy walks and hikes in this remote, unspoilt wilderness, visit hot springs, spend time in local villages learning about the daily lives of the people here, and spot birds, llamas and vicunas. The lodge provides cosy, rustic accommodation in adobe and thatch huts. Bedding and blankets are provided, and the latter are vital as it can get very cold at this high altitude. Each room has an en-suite shower room for which hot water can be requested.
There is a dining room cum lounge where meals are served. These tend to be simple, wholesome fare, based on the local Aymara cuisine. There is an open log fire to ward off any chills. The staff, all local people, are friendly and helpful.
Open: Tomarapi Ecolodge is open all year.
Location: The lodge is in Sajama National Park near the Chilean border. The lodge is about a 3-hour drive from La Paz, and 5 hours from Uyuni.
Rooms: The 12 guest rooms can sleep up to 4 people and each has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and shower, with hot water available on request. All bedding, including blankets, and towels are provided. Each room has a heater. Rooms are located in adobe and thatch buildings.
Activities: Go for walks and hikes in Sajama National Park, watch animals and birds, visit geysers and lagoons, visit local communities and schools, see Inca chullpas (burial chambers), star gazing.
Facilities: There is an open plan lounge-dining room with an open fire.
Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the lodge. Breakfast includes eggs cooked to order. Lunch and dinner generally feature soup followed by a main course of meat or vegetables with rice or potatoes.
Children: Children are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for a visit to Bolivia.
Communication: There is no internet access.
Explore Sajama National Park and experience culture, landscapes and scenic beauty.