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Casa Atacama

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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.

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What our clients say

  • "Very pleasant, although ambiance compromised by large phone masts outside bedroom! It was unclear to us where wine was included."

    TS, Isle of Man
  • "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…

    JL, Pinner
  • "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…

    EW, Leeds
  • "A superb experience."

    JL, Richmond
  • Lovely OASIS in the desert.

    JR Harpenden
  • "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…

    MT, Henley on Thames
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Our Expert's Opinion

Casa Atacama blends into San Pedro superbly with it’s adobe walls and dust red colours and being sustainably run is in perfect balance with the fragile ecosystem it sits in. I loved it’s unassuming yet stylish décor and with a location in the heart of the town this is a great upper mid-range option.

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Jim Ashworth Product & Marketing Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

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Meet our team

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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.

  • Sallly
    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.

  • Kathryn
    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.

  • Hannah
    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.

  • Lina
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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