Atacama – Awasi Atacama

Small and incredibly exclusive, the Relais & Chateaux Awasi Atacama is situated on an ancient walled site that once sheltered shepherds and herders. There are just 10 beautiful guest suites on the property, featuring rustic thatched roofs, adobe walls and outdoor showers. A shaded courtyard furnished with comfortable lounge chairs invites relaxed afternoon contemplation or a session of star-gazing as night falls over the world’s driest desert.

Every room comes with a personal guide and private 4WD vehicle, so you can tailor each day to suit your interests and explore at your own pace. Go out in search of gangly flamingo, mysterious petroglyphs and adorable vicunas in a surreal landscape dotted with dramatic volcanoes, gigantic cacti and temperamental geysers.

Food is another central element of your stay at Awasi Atacama, with world-class chefs presenting desert-inspired dishes cooked to perfection at every meal. Learn to prepare local Andean ingredients or leave the cooking to experts and enjoy more time in the swimming pool or relaxing with a delicious wine beside the fire pit.


How to get to Awasi Atacama

Awasi Atacama is located just 1km or approximately 5 minutes from the centre of San Pedro de Atacama.

Awasi Atacama Activities

  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Walks or hikes
  • Sightseeing, cultural or historic excursions
  • Cooking classes

Awasi Atacama Highlights

  • An exclusive Relais & Chateaux small hotel in the town of San Pedro de Atacama
  • Comprised of just 10 rustic yet beautifully appointed guestrooms
  • A private guide and vehicle for every room so you can tailor each day of your stay
  • Explore the Atacama’s volcanoes, geysers and salt flats at your own pace
  • Fine dining with the option of learning to cook with Andean ingredients

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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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