PROGRAMS: Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa is the only lodge in the San
Pedro region that is totally enveloped by natural surroundings. Located in the
lush Catarpe Valley of the Salt Mountain Range, just over a mile from the plaza
of San Pedro, Alto Atacama’s design was influenced by local village architecture
and conceived to blend seamlessly into its environment and appear as a part
of the terracotta-colored ridge that rises behind it. The setting, the sweeping
views, the tranquility and silence, and the hotel’s wonderful outdoor lounge
spaces make Alto Atacama a destination unto itself, and unlike any other hotel
property in the region. Environmental sustainability and a strong connection
with the local culture have put Alto Atacama in a category of its own.
GUEST ROOMS: Doors that open onto a private terrace with a view. The lodge features 42 rooms including 5 standard Quitor, 27 superior Catarpe, and 10 suites Tilo. Rooms are designed in the Atacaman style of dark adobe walls to keep rooms naturally cool (without air conditioning), and have floor to ceiling windows, Telephone, Wi-Fi internet access , safe, central heating, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary minibar (soft drinks and water), twins or king-size bed. One Quitor room is handicapped (wheelchair) accessible.
ACTIVITIES: Among the more than 35 excursions include visits to the Tatio Geysers, swimming in the aquamarine salt waters of Laguna Cejar; photo safaris to high Andean terrain; watching the sun set from Valley of the Moon; and viewing petroglyphs etched on rocks in the Rainbow Valley. The Atacama Desert is an adventure traveler’s dream destination, with trekking through lunar-like landscapes; mountain biking through the salt-encrusted ridges of Death Valley or walking across sand dunes; and, for those with the physical strength and ability, climbing up one of four volcanoes. The region is a living archeological museum, with Inca and Atacameño ruins just outside the door of the property.
PACKAGE FEATURES: 2 nights of Lodging; American breakfast, lunch and dinner; open bar (includes mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine); 2 half days or 1 full day excursion per day in small groups with other guests; regular transfers in/out without guide and set schedules