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Atacama Desert: Alto Atacama

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Alto Atacama

Smart, casual, earthy, rustic, simple and luxurious at the same time. The innovative Alto Atacama is far from just accommodation.  Here, you will feel enveloped by the desert landscape within and beyond the walls of the property which is constructed with materials hewn from the immediate environment and reflects its natural tawny colours.  

The spacious rooms and suites, cooled by terracotta tiled floors and decorated in muted colours enhanced with local crafts open out onto the gardens with views to the rust-hued cordillera beyond.  Many of the public areas are open to the sky: it very seldom rains here and the night time star-scape in unpolluted skies is magical; you can gaze at it from a comfy sofa warmed by an open fire. The luxury aspect is defined with refined cuisine, several outdoor swimming pools and a spa with Finnish sauna and Turkish bath, and the hotel has its own telescope. If you can tear yourself away from the top quality facilities you can borrow a bike to explore the immediate area.

What our experts say

A few kilometres from the nearest town, it’s a haven of tranquillity, with 6 different pools you can relax by! The food was delicious and uses many local ingredients – the pisco sour infused with rica rica (a local herb) was particularly memorable, as was an impressive outdoor asado we enjoyed one evening.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

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Explore the Valley of the Moon

Explore the Valley of the Moon

See Flamingos in the Salt Flats

See flamingos in the salt flats


Unwind in a Hot Spring

Dip into high-altitude thermal pools

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