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The luxurious Alto Atacama is blessed with a spectacular and private location. Tucked away in a valley of scenic beauty, in the shadow of the Pukara de Quitor ruins and with the San Pedro River winding its way discreetly alongside, it is the perfect base for exploring the desert, having cultural encounters, or simply absorbing the breathtaking landscape. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, all of them well-equipped to soothe your body after an action packed day. Decorated with local handicrafts, the rooms are simple yet elegant. The definition of peacefulness takes on a new meaning after a couple of nights here. The landscape embraces Alto Atacama with silence - let silence embrace you too.
Cactus Hike- This hike begins in Guatín, at the point where the Puritama and Purifica rivers meet, turning into the mighty Vilama River from Guatín onwards. Trek through diverse rock formations and vegetation, including ancient cacti standing at over seven metres tall. The region was once populated with an abundance of shepherding communities so you will pass through former settlements as you walk.
Valley of the Moon- This tour allows guests to enter a sanctuary of nature and geology. The Valley of the Moon is a spectacular geological formation created through the conflicting pressures of the Andes and the Cordillera de Domeyko. As one of the most breathtaking and iconic views in the entire region, travellers from all over the world migrate here to enjoy the sun setting over the Valley.
The Salt Lakes- The tour of Ojos del Salar takes us to two incredibly deep freshwater pools which emerge unannounced from the arid Desert plains. This trip is noteworthy for its conclusion on the banks the Turquoise Lagoon of Tebinquinche; we will arrive just in time for sunset. Tebinquinche is known as a unique location to experience the pallet of colours associated with Andean volcanic waters, and surrounding mountains as the sun sets and the light morphs across the ever-changing landscape.
Sunrise in The Atacama- The crystal clear salt waters of the Tebinquinche Lagoon, surrounded by the imposing Cordillera mountains, are our preferred location to witness the intense contrast of colour, texture and shadow of a high Andean sunrise. Here, you will see the landscape shift and change as the sun rises, and the light levels move across the plains.
Andean Astronomy- To make the most of our privileged position in the desert, we have installed the only open air observatory in the region. It sits atop one of the many hills near the hotel. There, six swivel chairs and a powerful telescope will enable guests to take in the intricacies of our universe with real clarity while here. You will also have the knowledge of one of our expert guides to answer questions and give information on the long history of human astronomical discoveries.
• All materials on site are purchased locally and use local workers. Local materials were used in the construction of all facilities.
• Aesthetically, the architectural design of the lodge is entirely made by local craftsmanship that utilises architectural design to reduce the need for air conditioning.
• Solar power and water treatment facilities encourage less wastage and energy consumption
Trip Code: CLTSAA
Travel Style: Tailor-Made Itinerary
Location: Atacama Desert, Chile
Flights: Ask us to help book your flights to/from South America.