Stylish, rustic and contemporary hotel inspired by its surroundings and an ethos of sustainability.
The small, sustainably run Casa Atacama distils the essence of San Pedro de Atacama into a stylish, rustic and contemporary space. Adobe walls, free-form wooden decking and beautiful wild grasses dominate the outside areas, while rooms are bright and modern with understated use of natural materials and a smattering of local textiles and art. Each has a private terrace and an indoor pebble garden.
Scenically surrounded by terracotta walls, greenery and thatch-shaded sun loungers, the pool is small but attractive, and certainly welcome on invariably hot desert days. The spa includes a hot tub, sauna and an array of treatments including massages, reflexology and Reiki, or if you prefer more active pursuits there are bikes for complimentary use.
There’s a restaurant serving an exciting menu of Andean specialities with a twist, prepared using seasonal local ingredients. Reflecting the hotel’s sustainable ethos, electricity and hot water are powered by solar panels and it has its own water treatment plant.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"A superb experience."JL, Richmond
"Excellent hotel - exceeded our expectations. Only negative was that the food in the restaurant, though always beautifully presented, was rather variable in quality. Given that there are several good restaurants in the town, perhaps a half board option should be given...."AG, Edgware
"Here as at Patagonia Camp the guides were great, very friendly, well-organised and equipped and again with a clear love of their country. The hotel is very well designed with various public spaces, good food and wine."MT, Henley on Thames
This is a fabulous hotel with lovely bedrooms, generally good food, stylish public rooms and staff, including excellent guides and drivers on the trips we took.MS, London
"Very pleasant, although ambiance compromised by large phone masts outside bedroom! It was unclear to us where wine was included."TS, Isle of Man
Excellent customer service
"Casa Atacama is a great place to relax, staff are very friendly and the tours they offer are brilliant, the tour leaders provide plenty of information and make every excursion an experience to remember."EW, Leeds
"Extremely friendly and helpful staff and guides. Our original room we were offered was rear facing, very hot and not particularly attractive, but as the hotel wasn't very full they kindly offered us a much nicer upgrade facing the pool at no additional charge. We suggest you insist on these rooms for future clients."JL, Pinner
Lovely OASIS in the desert.JR Harpenden
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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Real Latin America Experts
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.