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Tierra Atacama

Chile

5 days

Summary

Come and discover the Atacama Desert! A landscape of conical volcanoes, salty lagoons and wind-ravaged rock formations. Where days are spent hiking, biking and contemplating the serene surrounds. And where clear night skies invite you to look up and ponder the mysteries of the universe.

And what better way to experience this unique destination than with a stay at Tierra Atacama? Just like Tierra Patagonia and Tierra Chiloe, the luxury lodge in Atacama blends seamlessly with the environment. From the moment you enter the hotel, your attention is drawn to the beautiful landscape beyond. Whether you are enjoying a morning coffee, taking an afternoon dip in the pool or nursing a wine around the fire at night, you are always engaged with the desert scenery. And while the focus is firmly on the views beyond, the interior of the hotel is also worthy of attention. Local textiles, ceramics and artwork create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere that perfectly reflects the Atacama spirit.

But the main drawcard is of course the excursions! Whether you prefer to explore on foot, horseback, bike or by vehicle, there are endless ways to discover Atacama’s many charms. Expert local guides will help you choose between an incredible array of options – all included in your package price.

And if sustainability is important to you, then we have more good news! Tierra Atacama is the first hotel in South America to produce solar-powered electricity, with a hybrid system that meets the hotel´s daily energy demand. And they are now proudly plastic free! So, you can feel even better about your Atacama adventure!

Highlights

  • Luxurious accommodation, featuring terraces with views of volcanoes or the Salt Mountains
  • A range of unique and exciting excursions, designed to suit every fitness level and interest
  • Choose from 4WD touring, hiking, biking and volcano climbing expeditions
  • Enjoy fabulous cuisine, prepared with fresh local ingredients, and superb Chilean wines
  • Relax in the UMA Spa with heated indoor pool, steam baths, jacuzzi and outdoor pool

ITINERARY

Day 1 San Pedro de Atacama

On arrival into Calama you will be met by an English speaking representative of the hotel and transferred to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 2 San Pedro de Atacama

Choose from a range of half-day and full-day excursions that cater for every fitness level and interest. Small groups ensure maximum enjoyment on your excursions! From 4WD adventures to horse-riding, biking and hiking- Tierra Atacama has something for everyone. Suggested excursion options include:
– 4WD tour to Moon Valley: an easy three-hour tour with spectacular views over Death Valley, Moon Valley and the Andes mountain range
– Quitor Fortress: a unique cultural excursion visiting the archaeological museum in San Pedro de Atacama and the Fort of Quitor

Day 3 San Pedro de Atacama

A full day to enjoy the range of excursions and activities included in your stay. Suggested excursion options include:
– 4WD tour to the highland lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques: enjoy extraordinary mountain scenery and have lunch in the remote Altiplanic community of Socaire
– Bike Ride through the Ayllus: an easy ride through oases villages, where local inhabitants live traditional lifestyles
– Puritama Hot Springs: a medium level hike will bring you to these natural pools, where you can bathe and relax in the thermal waters

Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama

A full day to enjoy the range of excursions and activities included in your stay. Suggested excursion options include:
– Tatio Geysers: at over 4,000m, this excursion requires a few days acclimatisation. An early departure will bring you to the geysers in time to see the morning sun streaming through huge steam columns, which reach heights of 12m. Great wildlife viewing opportunities with vicuñas and if you are lucky, foxes, vizcachas and the Andean ostrich.
– Volcano Hiking: starting at an altitude of 4,800m, this climb is only recommended for fit walkers who are well acclimatised. Enjoy spectacular views of the Bolivian Altiplano and the Atacama Salt Flat to the west

Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama/Calama

Transfer to Calama Airport for your onward flight.

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