Merging home-style ambiance and sustainable design with the amenities and style of a luxury boutique hotel, Noi Casa Atacama offers a warm, comfortable retreat framed by the most breathtaking scenery in Northern Chile. Relax in one of the 29 bright, spacious guest rooms and 18 suites, richly appointed with native artwork and furnishings, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, plush down bedding and private terraces.
Contours Travel suggests a minimum stay of four nights to explore this area.
On arrival in Calama you will be met by Noi Casa Atacama hotel staff and transferred to San Pedro Atacama and your hotel.
Your package includes:
• Shared transfers to/ from Calama Airport
• Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
• Soft drinks, wine and local beer
• Two half day or one full day excursion per day
San Pedro de Atacama is located at an altitude of 2,500 metres above sea level. Our explorations, planned to enable your body to gradually become accustomed to the altitude, can take you to heights of between 4,000 meters and 4,500 meters above sea level and if you wish, even further on our high-mountain climbs.
During your stay in San Pedro de Atacama, you can choose from the many excursions offered by Noi Casa Atacama. Choose from half or full day excursion by car, on foot, by bike or on horseback.
We suggest the Valle de la Luna or Moon Valley excursion, a great choice for your first day as no acclimatisation is required. Travel to Moon Valley by car to discover the most awe-inspiring areas. The stops include popular spots such as Kari, Cuevas de sal, Duna Mayor, Crater Central and Tres Marías. In addition to scenic views, you’ll also have the option to enjoy many short walks.
Another excellent option is Laguna Chaxa. Visit the town of Toconao and see its main square, church and bell tower, all of which have been declared national monuments. Depending on the season, you’ll have the chance to explore the orchards before continuing towards the salt flat until reaching Chaxa Lagoon. Here, you can admire the flocks of flamingos in their natural habitat and enjoy the extraordinary scenic beauty.
Today, you have a full day to participate in the many optional half or full day activities offered by the hotel.
Consider a trip out to the Altiplanic Lagoons. Heading towards the high plateau, you will see the flora and fauna gradually change as you ascend. Along the way, you’ll pass the Tropic of Capricorn, which intersects with the Inca Trail. After a stop in Socaire, Paso Sico, marking the border with Argentina, will come into view. For a scenic break, you’ll arrive at the Aguas Calientes Salt Flat and the Tuyajto Lagoon to admire the high plateau landscape and have lunch. On the way back, discover the Los Flamencos National Reserve. It’s a memorable opportunity to explore its lovely Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons.
Another full day to participate in the many optional half or full day activities offered by the hotel.
Today you may like to opt for a bike ride! A great option is the Laguna Cejar tour. This tour leaves Noi Casa Atacama by bike, cycling southward along Tocopilla Street. Then you’ll veer off the main route to follow a detour that passes through the Cúcuter Ayllu, continuing into the salt flat along a path that gradually turns into a sandy dirt trail. It will lead you to the cold waters of the Cejar Lagoon. Three cold-water lagoons come together to form this beautiful body of water and provide an exhilarating swim. Biking is one of the best ways to discover the exclusive area of Cejar lagoon. Bring your bathers and go for a dip…floating is a breeze in these salty waters.
After breakfast depart Noi Casa Atacama and transfer to Calama Airport for your onward flight.