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The driest place on the planet may not sound like an ideal place for a luxury holidays, but this is surprisingly one of Chile's hidden jewels and there is plenty to keep you occupied in this alien landscape.
The Atacama Desert region is often described as otherworldly. Lunar-like landscapes of crystallized salt flats, freeze-dried peaks, active geysers and purple-shaded volcanoes contrast with green oases and turquoise lakes for a breathtakingly beautiful destination. In Atacama travellers, adrenalin junkies and softcore adventurers can find endless options for trekking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, hot springs, astronomy, and cycling.
Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. It was created by the Purcell family, long time owners and operators of the Portillo Ski Resort and Hotel, famous in Chile for its excellent skiing, food and warm hospitality. Tierra Atacama provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and service.
The architecture, interiors, grounds and spa of Tierra Atacama were designed by Chilean professionals with an aim to preserving local cultural influences while also creating a place that speaks to guests, saying… relax, enjoy, share tales of your day’s adventure, sit back, laugh with friends, take a nap, savour your dinner and wine, wonder at the stars, and fill yourself with the awesome beauty of this unusual part of the earth.
Upon arrival at Calama airport, you will be met and transferred to Tierra Atacama, Hotel located in the San Pedro de Atacama oasis, at approx. 2,500 metres above sea level.
Hotel Activities. The classic Atacama tour includes the Salar de Atacama (Salt Flat), with its three varieties of flamingos, the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), Puritama Hot Springs, and El Tatio Geysers. The hotel also recommends and offers excursions to lush green canyons, bird watching and wildlife tours, walks through salt crusted caves, sand dune surfing, or climbing expeditions to the major volcanoes. Equally interesting are the visits to cultural sites that shaped the history of the area, include picturesque villages and churches, ancient dwellings, and ancient rupestrian art.
After your excursion, be true to the adventure-spa philosophy and come back to enjoy the hotel's spa, swimming pool and relaxation areas all before a lovely dinner.
Transfer to the airport.