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Tierra Atacama Extension

4 Days
From NZD 4,612

STYLE:

Extension Package

Trip Code: CLTS4DAA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Atacama Desert, Chile

Finish: Atacama Desert, Chile

DestinationDestination

Chile

DestinationDeparture Date

Daily 

MealsMeals

All meals included & open bar (certain premium beverages are excluded and additional cost applies*)

TransportTransport

Scheduled transfers to/from Calama airport to the lodge

TransportAccommodation

All Inclusive Luxury Lodge



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

A range of included activities and tours are included as part of your stay. Excursions will be offered on a small group basis with local, expert, English-speaking guides

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OVERVIEW

PLEASE NOTE TIERRA ATACAMA WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL MARCH 2025. 

If you are looking to travel prior to this we suggest our Alto Atacama Extension 

Unwind during this stylish 4-day trip while experiencing the magnificent and diverse landscapes of Northern Chile. 

Northern Chile is home to the world's most arid desert and salt flats, hot springs, and geysers. It also boasts fertile ravines and oases whose unique fruits make for excellent culinary tours; it is inhabited by some of the country's most fascinating people who you will get to meet on your trip. Both Incan and Spanish influences can be seen in the villages and religious festivities, which attract visitors throughout the year. You will witness the spectacular Atacama Desert, Toconao village, see rare flamingos on the Atacama Salt Flats, you will also visit the Tatio Geysers, 4300 metres above sea level where you will learn about the geography and have a spectacular viewpoint. All this whilst calling one of the most spectacular hotels in the region 'home' for your stay. An all-inclusive experience at Tierra Atacama is a truly transformative experience. 
 

Please note: Tierra Atacama will be closed from April 2024 to March 2025 due to refurbishment and will not be accepting bookings over this period. 

 

Highlights Include

Biking: Explore the otherworldly realm of Tierra on two wheels. Discover these incredible landscapes at your own pace, visit the Cejar Lagoon or perhaps cycle through the scenic 'Devils Canyon'.

Horse Riding: Walk, trot or canter through these incredible landscapes on typical Chilean riding gear. Prepare yourself for an energising excursion deep into the Atacama.

Hill and Volcano Climbing: conquer the elements and challenge yourself on this incredible endeavour, experience expansive panoramas from the Cerro Toco or Lascar Volcanoes. 
 

The Tierra Experience
Inspired by Chile’s spectacular nature, Tierra’s extraordinary lodges provide an exceptional holiday. Bold and inviting architecture built with locally – sourced materials are a reflection of the surrounding landscapes. Your itinerary will be filled with personalised, guided trips to explore Chile’s nature or adventurous activities. When desiring to relax, Tierra’s spas will surpass your expectations. Inspired by natural elements and with its ravishing, scenic views, the spa provides the perfect combination of relaxation and entertainment. During your stay, a la carte traditional Chilean meals will be served to you with friendly service. All meals are mostly made from local products to support local farmers.
Discover the other Tierra locations: Tierra Patagonia and Tierra Chiloe

On this all-encompassing itinerary, you will be provided with travel and excursion logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in deluxe, sustainable accommodation, designed especially this part of the world.  

 
SUSTAINABILITY NOTES
• Tierra Atacama is one of the first hotels in South America to produce solar-powered electricity reducing its carbon footprint by 320-350 tons of CO2 every year  

• 100% of Tierra's water comes from their very own well and is then treated via reverse osmosis for safe drinking 

• Greywater is used for irrigation, reviving arid land into a garden boasting an array of native species, such vegetation has not been seen on this patch for over 30 years  

• Tierra Atacama works on an apprentice program with a local technical school where community members are further educated and many have gone on to gain employment at the hotel.
 

ITINERARY

Tierra Atacama - Arrival

On arrival to Calama airport, you will be met and transferred to Tierra Atacama Lodge.

On arrival, settle into the comfortable Tierra Atacama Lodge. High in the northern desert of Chile, the Tierra Atacama lodge encapsulates exquisite design, authentic experiences and an intimate, home-away-from-home atmosphere, where a sense of both adventure travel and pure relaxation lingers in the air. In the evening you will be briefed on the excursion options for the days ahead.

*Tierra Atacama does include most activities but may have a limited number of “extra cost” activities, which will be at your own cost and paid locally.

The small oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama lies on an arid high plateau in the Andes Mountains in the heart of some of northern Chile’s most spectacular scenery. Sitting high up in the Altiplano, the Chile desert is known for its captivating landscapes of sand dunes, hot springs, canyons and geysers. Here, glowing sunrises and mind-blowing sunsets are the norm. After dusk, the sky is illuminated with a canopy of blinking stars, a sight unmatched anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere. Come morning, noon or night, the Atacama’s natural splendour and enigmatic energy is inescapable.

Tierra Atacama - Day 2 Excursions

At Tierra Atacama, there is a range of interesting excursions for you to choose from. Local guides will get to know your interests and physical activity level, helping create a bespoke journey for you to explore the Atacama Desert your way. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

High up in the Altiplano lie the glistening lagoons of Aguas Calientes and Tuyajito, whose mystical, tranquil aura can be grasped during a full day tour. Arriving to the remote Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, at more than four thousand meters of altitude, for an excursion with a surprising backdrop featuring the peace and quiet of the desert and colourful salt lakes. Visiting the town of Socaire and two lookouts over the Salar de Talar, also known as the “Hot Waters.”

The Atacama Desert is also known to be one of the best places on earth for stargazing. So, armed with the largest public telescope in the region and help from the expert guides, you’ll enjoy a fascinating evening of astronomy, something not easily forgotten. Look up to the jet-black canopy, studded with glittering stars and their constellations, easily visible to the naked eye thanks to the Atacama’s lack of artificial light and endless expanse of untouched desert.

Tierra Atacama - Day 3 Excursions

At Tierra Atacama, there is a range of interesting excursions for you to choose from. Local guides will get to know your interests and physical activity level, helping create a bespoke journey for you to explore the Atacama Desert your way. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

Feast your eyes on the Tatio Geysers, one of the worlds most impressive geothermal sites and certainly an icon of the Atacama Desert. You’ll set off early this morning to reach the Tatio Geysers just as the sun begins to emerge above the horizon, casting an ethereal glow on vapor columns which tower over us at heights of up to 12 meters. Spending some time appreciating the wonder of this geothermal field, home to over 80 active geysers which protrude from bubbling pools of boiling water.

Or unearth ancient petroglyphs and admire a kaleidoscope of colour at Rainbow Valley, on an exciting half-day excursion in the Atacama Desert, a geological and archaeological treat. Heading first towards Domeyko Mountains and the Rainbow Valley, whose stripes of copper, silver, jade, violet and everything in-between lend this sacred place its name. A 30-minute walk will you time to marvel at the terrain, the result of erosion and environmental processes that created this mineral-rich rock face.

Tierra Atacama - Departure

This morning say goodbye to the Atacama Desert, in preparation for your departure transfer back to Calama Airport. Departure times will be confirmed directly with you the night prior.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Experience not only incredible landscapes but unique cultural offerings through a mix on Spanish and Incan influences. 

  • Experience dramatic landscapes ranging from desert, to unique rock formations, salt flats and incredible mountain backdrops. 

  • Each night you will stay in superior accommodation ensuring your journey is comfortable

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Transfers to/from Calama Airport on a scheduled basis with other guests.
    Accommodation with all meals included 
    Open Bar (Premium wines and vintage liquors available for an additional cost).
    2 half day excursions or 1 full day in small groups per day.
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guides
    Use of pool facilities
    Other meals where stated

     

    Exclusions

    International & internal flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Beverages 
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included
    Spa treatments 

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking. 

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