Alto Atacama

Location: Atacama Desert & Northern Chile | Chile

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Home to the world’s driest desert, San Pedro de Atacama is something of a geographical anomaly: Alto Atacama enables you to discover it from the comfort of its ecologically harmonious lodge. Influenced by local village architecture, this unique terracotta hideaway blends into the surrounding landscape, fully immersing you in the area’s natural beauty.
Perfect forThrill-seekers looking for a South American adventure.
In the knowBe sure to make time for an evening spent contemplating the constellations in one of the best stargazing locations on the planet.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Discover Alto Atacama enveloped within the mountains, just moments from northern Chile’s picturesque town of San Pedro de Atacama.

Rooms at Hotel Alto Atacama

‘A room with a view’ is the top priority at Alto Atacama. Whether you choose a ‘Quitor’ guestroom or one of the more secluded suites, the views of the stunning landscape certainly will not disappoint. Each room enjoys a private terrace, allowing you to admire the beautiful gardens set against the backdrop of the Cordillera de la Sal mountain range.

Food & Drink

As a country with a world renowned reputation for its vino, Alto Atacama’s restaurant expertly pairs the best quality wines with organic, locally sourced produce, which in turn enables it to support the local economy.


Although located in the world's driest desert the Alto Atacama acts as a hidden oasis, with a spa, six outdoor pools and a Jacuzzi that make use of water from glacial snow. Let the water cleanse you while you look out over the red landscape of the Catarpe Valley. 

Activities at Alto Atacama

Explore the region’s beauty with the help of Alto Atacama’s indigenous staff. Choose from Alto Atacama’s myriad all-inclusive excursions: from a visit to the Tatio Geysers to an exploration of Aguas Calientes’ salt flats, there are few better places to discover Chile’s vastly diverse landscape.

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Hotel location

Alto Atacama is 1 hour and 15 minutes from Calama Airport.

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