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 or full day excursions to the most incredible spots in the Atacama Desert — Valle de la Luna, Salar de Atacama, and so much more. Get ready get ready for some oons and aahs, some wows and moments of speechlessness, 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 a pool of your choice. I have 5… End your night with a stargazing tour. Learn about the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere and then see the moons of Jupiter along with the ring of Saturn through a telescope, under the darkest night sky in the world.

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 Bar.


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Location & Closest Airport

San Pedro de Atacama Antofagsta, Chile, South America

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

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, South America | Between Beds

$$$$

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).

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, South America | Between Beds

Highlights & Attractions at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Alto Atacama offers a wide array of excursions from culturally, adventurous, gastronomical to astronomical experiences. You will be able to choose from over 30 different tours all of which are being discussed with your personal guide during check-in.  To give you just an idea of what you can expect find a few of our favorite excursions below: Valley of the Moon: Walking amidst this unique landscape and formations will sure take your breath away. Be prepared to witness a one of a kind sunset over a spectacular geological formation created by the Andes Mountains and the Cordillera de Domeyeko. *Includes aperitif.We also recommend to ask for a private scenic tour of the Vallef of the Moon. That 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 Flat and Toconao Village: Visit a local village known for its architecture which is pretty common in this area before you continue to Tamarug's forest a woodland region you pass on your way to the National Flamenco Reserve. This sunset will be one to remember forever. *Includes aperitif.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 names 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 and make your way to the only open air observatory in the region. Choose one of the six swivel chairs and get comfortable under your blanket at you learn about all the star consultations. If you are lucky you might see the ring of Saturn through the 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 as you hike to Quebrada de Kari and get 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 of thousands of years ago in the region of Hierbas Buenas. Your guide will explain to you the rock art which remained 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 - Rooftop terrace with semi good sunset views probably the best in all of San Pedro (the food is divine), Las Delicias - Popular Chilean Restaurant with big portions and live music after 7pm, Baltinache - One of San Pedro's best cuisine with changing menu featuring high-quality local products.