Atacama – Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Crafted from adobe and thatch, the stylish Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa blends seamlessly into its location – a lush valley in the ochre Salt Mountains just ten minutes outside San Pedro de Atacama. The property’s landscape is sown with native vegetation, and dotted with gorgeous pools – six in total, plus a luxurious open-air Jacuzzi.

There are three categories of room to choose from. The 5 Quitor Rooms have private terraces facing the burnt orange hills, whilst the 27 Standard Catarpe Rooms are slightly larger and located further from the lodge’s common spaces. The 10 Suite Tilo units are the biggest and most secluded of all, with outdoor showers.

Guests staying at the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa can choose from over 30 different excursions, ranging from gentle walks, hikes and cultural tours. The lodge also has an open-air observatory, a highly acclaimed spa with a huge range of therapeutic programs and a fabulous restaurant that offers a wide range of beautiful dining spaces and many mouth-watering dishes created with local ingredients.

Location

How to get to Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa is located approximately 55 minutes by road from Calama Airport. Calama is roughly 2 hours flight from Santiago.

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa Activities

  • Walks and hikes
  • Mountain biking
  • Cultural and heritage tours
  • Star-gazing
  • Wellness treatments

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa Highlights

  • An enchanting desert hideaway that blends into its natural surroundings
  • Set amid indigenous flora and surrounded by sparkling swimming pools
  • Home to a highly acclaimed wellness spa with an extensive treatment menu
  • A fabulous onsite restaurant with a wide range of atmospheric dining locations
  • Choose from a list of over 30 experiences from active to cultural tours

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Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Chile experience.

Atacama Tours

Our Atacama tours explore the many volcanoes, mountains, lagoons and salt flats that make this one of South America's most remarkable landscapes.

Easter Island Tours

Discover massive, mysterious moai statues and Rano Kau volcano on our Easter Island tours staying at luxury resorts and boutique lodges.

Patagonia Cruises

Cruises are one of the best ways to experience the unique and untrammelled wilderness of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia.

Patagonia Tours

Our Chile Patagonia tours explore some of our planet’s last remaining untouched wilderness. The vast landscapes will take your breath away.

Santiago City Stay

A Santiago city stay is the perfect way to explore the grand buildings, churches, museums, shopping and the great dining options of Santiago.

Chile Tours Overview

Why Chile: When it comes to awesome scenery and untouched wilderness, Chile is hard to beat. From dry deserts to lush forests, gentle lakes and glimmering icefields, this country has it all.

Culture: Chile’s rich, diverse culture is influenced as much by its indigenous and European peoples, as the varied landscape. Art, literature, folk music, dance and festivals are all central to Chilean society.

When to Go: Chile’s climate varies with latitude. The Atacama is dry and sunny, hot in summer and cold at night in winter. Central Chile has a pleasing Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and wet, mild winters. Southern Patagonia receives plenty or rain, with cool, windy summers and cold winters.

Combine With: Neighbouring Argentina, particularly when visiting the Patagonia region. Chile also combines well with Peru, where you can visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu or experience the Amazon rainforest at a secluded eco-lodge.

Getting There: Most travellers into South America from Australia will fly via Sydney and/or Auckland into Santiago.

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