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Awasi Atacama

  • Awasi Atacama
  • Hotel Owned ©
  • Awasi Atacama
  • Hotel Owned ©
  • Awasi Atacama
  • Hotel Owned ©
  • Hotel Owned ©
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Small, exclusive boutique hotel conceived and built in harmony with the natural environment, offering a genuine feeling of space and luxury.

Combine explorations of the wild and wonderful Atacama desert with a pampered stay at the tiny, exclusive boutique hotel Awasi, conceived and built in harmony with the natural environment. This is a rare place where couples seeking peace and quiet can stay side by side with families, such is the feeling of space and privacy within the property, and the imaginative range of excursions and activities. The property is listed in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio.

This gorgeous little boutique hotel takes its inspiration from traditional atacameño homes and the desert surroundings. There are just 12 round, thatched cottages built from local stone, wood and adobe, softened by cosy furnishings and fabrics in a harmonious mélange of both earthy and bright colours.

The idea is to provide a very private and intimate experience for guests, with a genuine feeling of luxury. The large rooms all have a private patio, a sofa for lounging about and reading, and both indoor and outdoor showers.

The relaxation area around the small heated pool is especially attractive. It might be hard to drag yourself away, but with your personal driver-guide you'll want to take advantage of the many excursions on offer, from visits to geysers, hot springs and shimmering salt flats to guided hikes, bike rides and horse riding.  Younger family members will probably be off exploring, leaving adults with time to unwind. Programmes designed for children include cookery and craft classes, sand-boarding on the dunes and visits to cactus forests and lagoons to learn about the desert environment and spot llamas and flamingos.

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What our clients say

  • Pretty close to perfect in every way.

    MH, Banbury
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Our Expert's Opinion

This innovative property is unique among hotels in the area as it offers excursions on a "one guide and driver per room" basis. In other words, your trips are entirely exclusive. It's an excellent choice for couples and families alike.

Heloise
Heloise Buxton Travel Expert Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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