Desert Lodge & Spa
The stylish Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa blends seamlessly into its location – a lush valley in the ochre Salt Mountains just ten minutes outside San Pedro de Atacama.
Crafted from adobe and thatch, the stylish Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa blends seamlessly into its location – a lush valley in the ochre Salt Mountains just ten minutes outside San Pedro de Atacama. The property’s landscape is sown with native vegetation, and dotted with gorgeous pools – six in total, plus a luxurious open-air Jacuzzi.
There are three categories of room to choose from. The 5 Quitor Rooms have private terraces facing the burnt orange hills, whilst the 27 Standard Catarpe Rooms are slightly larger and located further from the lodge’s common spaces. The 10 Suite Tilo units are the biggest and most secluded of all, with outdoor showers.
Guests staying at the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa can choose from over 30 different excursions, ranging from gentle walks, hikes and cultural tours. The lodge also has an open-air observatory, a highly acclaimed spa with a huge range of therapeutic programs and a fabulous restaurant that offers a wide range of beautiful dining spaces and many mouth-watering dishes created with local ingredients.
How to get to Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa is located approximately 55 minutes by road from Calama Airport. Calama is roughly 2 hours flight from Santiago.
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa Activities
- Walks and hikes
- Mountain biking
- Cultural and heritage tours
- Wellness treatments
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa Highlights
- An enchanting desert hideaway that blends into its natural surroundings
- Set amid indigenous flora and surrounded by sparkling swimming pools
- Home to a highly acclaimed wellness spa with an extensive treatment menu
- A fabulous onsite restaurant with a wide range of atmospheric dining locations
- Choose from a list of over 30 experiences from active to cultural tours
Accommodation in Chile
Below are a selection of our preferred hotels and lodges in Chile. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.
Altiplanico Rapa Nui
Exclusive Altiplanico Rapa Nui boasts amazing views of exotic Easter Island and arresting architectural design inspired by traditional Polynesian motifs.
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
The stylish Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa blends seamlessly into its location - a lush valley in the ochre Salt Mountains just ten minutes outside San Pedro de Atacama.
andBeyond Vira Vira
Vira Vira is a secluded Relais & Châteaux lodge that offers its guests the chance to experience the captivating beauty of Patagonia in style.
The exclusive Relais & Châteaux Awasi Atacama is situated on an ancient walled site that once sheltered shepherds and herders in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama.
The Relais & Châteaux Awasi Patagonia is a luxury lodge inspired by the classic low-impact mountain shelters used by hikers in this spectacular part of the world.
explora Atacama is a beautiful, understated luxury lodge that is perfectly placed to explore the volcanoes, thermal springs, salt pans and huge skies of Chile's iconic Atacama Desert.
Explora Patagonia is a spectacular luxury lodge with an equally impressive location inside Chile's Torres del Paine National Park.
explora Rapa Nui
explora Rapa Nui is set inside a striking building close to Hanga Roa, designed to take advantage of Easter Island’s silence and mystery.
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa
Inspired by local traditions and the natural environment, Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is an ideal base for exploring Easter Island in comfort.
Hotel Cumbres San Pedro
The Hotel Cumbres San Pedro is an oasis of calm, understated luxury amid the world’s driest desert, close to famous photogenic lagoons and surreal salt pans.
Hotel Las Torres
The superb Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is located on an historic cattle ranch inside Chile's magnificent Torres del Paine National Park.
La Reve Boutique Hotel
The romantic Le Reve Boutique Hotel is located in the upscale neighbourhood of Providencia, close to shops, theatres and restaurants.
The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Chile experience.
Cruises are one of the best ways to experience the unique and untrammelled wilderness of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia.
Go in search of the elusive Puma by 4WD or on foot. Discover the amazing wildlife of the Torres Del Paine National Park
Valparaiso and Vina del Mar tour
Tour Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, a great contrast between the charming, colourful neigbourhoods of Valparaiso and the coastal town of Vina del Mar.
Chile Tours Overview
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.