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Stays of Distinction

Tierra Atacama


5 days


Treat yourself to eco-tourism in Chile at one of the world’s unique destinations, the Altiplano of the Atacama Desert. Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. The hotel provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service. The architecture, interiors, grounds and spa of Tierra Atacama, just like Tierra Patagonia, were designed by Chilean professionals to preserve local cultural influences while also creating a place that allows guests to relax, spoil themselves and enjoy the good life in this unusual part of the earth.

Adventures in the Atacama Desert are plentiful, and at Tierra Atacama, you will find an incredible variety of excursions to choose from. Whether you prefer to explore on foot, horseback, bike or vehicle, there is an all-encompassing portfolio of activities that delve into every corner of Atacama. Here you’ll find everything from world-class hiking tours to desert bike rides, horseback adventures to stargazing experiences, and much more. Expeditions range in level (easy, medium, high) and are always lead by an expert guide.

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. Contours Travel suggests a minimum stay of four nights to explore this area.


  • 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


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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