I am Alto Atacama. Wake up with the sun in my desert oasis and watch the surrounding red clay mountains light on fire in the morning light. After a tasty breakfast, adventure awaits. Choose between my half day and full day excursions to the most incredible locations in the Atacama Desert — Valle de la Luna, Salar de Atacama, and so much more. Get ready for some oohs and aahs while out exploring the highest and driest desert in the world. If you don’t stay out for sunset, return home for afternoon dips in the pool of your choice: from refreshingly cool to pipping hot one of my six pools should hit the spot. If that is not enough relaxation, step into my Puri Spa. Massages, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish hammam and more await. End your night with a stargazing tour beneath the darkest sky in the world. Under a sea of stars, learn about the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere before peering through a telescope to see the moons of Jupiter and the ring of Saturn.

Room Types

42 Rooms including 27 Standard Catarpe Rooms (#5 Handicap friendly), 5 Quitor Rooms (King or Twin Beds Available), 10 Tilo Suites (#34 & #35 can be connected).

Facilities

6 Outdoor Pools (2 Heated Pools). Outdoor Jacuzzi. Lounge. Lama Garden. Spa. Patio Space with fireplace. Mineral Bath ( Reservation Only). Observatory Deck ( Reservation Only).

Important

No pets allowed. Non-smoking rooms. Free parking available. Complimentary refreshments & snacks at the 2 onsite bars.


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Location & Closest Airport

San Pedro de Atacama Antofagsta, Chile, South America

1.15h drive from CJC (Calama El Loa Airport).

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$$$$

Rooms start at $550 USD p.p/Full- Board (Arrival & Departure Transfer from (CJC) to the hotel, Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, beer, and soft drinks served with meals, Open Bar (until 11.00pm), Snacks from our Bar Menu, Daily Excursions, Access to spa, Complimentary transfer service between the hotel and San Pedro de Atacama (from 09:00 am to 11.30pm).

Check in: 3:00 pm (flexible, subject to availability). Check out: 12:00 pm (flexible, subject to availability).

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Highlights & Attractions at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Alto Atacama offers a wide array of excursions from culture and adventure, to gastronomical and astronomical experiences. You will be able to choose from over 30 different tours all of which can be picked with your personal guide during check-in. To give you an idea of what you can expect, here are a few of our favorite excursions: Valley of the Moon: Walking amidst this unique landscape with massive rock formations that will surely take your breath away. Be prepared to witness a one of a kind sunset over a spectacular geological area created by the Andes Mountains and the Cordillera de Domeyeko. Includes an aperitif cocktail.We also recommend to ask for a private scenic tour of the Valley of the Moon. This way you will get to see all the best spots within the valley, hike amidst this moon like landscape and end your tour overlooking the crater. To us this was easily our highlight in all of Chile.Duration: Half dayDifficulty: EasyAltitude: 2,550 mAcclimatization: None Atacama Salt Flats and Toconao Village: Visit a local village known for its architecture which is pretty common in this area. Continue onto Tamarug's Forest, before ending at to the Los Flamencos National Reserve. This sunset will be one to remember forever. Includes an aperitif cocktail.Duration: Half dayDifficulty: EasyAltitude: 2,300 mAcclimatization: None Andean Lagoons: Drive through the southwest region of San Pedro and stop at one of the most important crossroads during the days of the Inca, the Tropic of Capricorn. Before you reach the famous Andean Lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques you will stop at a local village named Socaire, which is known for its traditional Church and historical terraced plantations of quinoa and purple potatoes. During this excursion you will also see unique flora and fauna that has adapted to the high altitude. Includes lunch.Duration: Full DayDifficulty: MediumAltitude: 4,120 mAcclimatization: 2 days Andean Astronomy: What makes Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa so unique is not only the location but an experience that shouldn't be missed under any circumstances. Get picked up in the lobby in the evening and make your way to the only open air observatory in the region. Choose from one of the six swivel chairs and get comfortable under your blanket as you learn about all the constellations, planets & the Milky Way. If you are lucky you might even see the ring of Saturn or some moons of Jupiter through a powerful telescope.Duration: 1 hourDifficulty: EasyAltitude: 2,490 m Kari Gorge: Your adventure begins with a walk across the open plains leading you into narrow pathways and passed formidable mineral mountains. Enjoy mesmerizing landscape during this hike to Quebrada de Kari. While you walk, your knowledgable guide will give you an insight into the historical and geological history that has shaped these landscapes. You might get to spot the some rare and high-altitude birds during your walk.Duration: Half dayDifficulty: MediumAltitude: 2,550 mAcclimatization: None Rock Art: Discover the petroglyphs, thousands of years old in the region of Hierbas Buenas. Your guide will explain to you the rock art that remains from the local shepherds and farming communities. Before you return back to the Alto Atacama you will move onto Rainbow Valley, an area that stands out due to its multicolored hills and cliffs caused by the buildup of different mineral deposits reflecting in the sunlight.Duration: Half-dayDifficulty: EasyAltitude: 3,250 mAcclimatization: None Restaurant Recommendations in San Pedro de Atacama: La Manada Atacama - a rooftop terrace with probably the best sunset views in all of San Pedro (plus the food is divine). Las Delicias - a popular Chilean Restaurant with big portions and live music after 7pm. Baltinache - one of San Pedro's best cuisine with a changing menu featuring high-quality local produce.