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Alto Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Our rating: First Class

The location of the Alto Atacama, in a valley surrounded by deep red mountains, gives the hotel a real feeling of serenity and remoteness, despite being just three kilometres from San Pedro de Atacama.

The hotel is also very close to the Pukara de Quitor, a pre-Inca fortress. As well as a luxurious spa and natural thermal pools, six small swimming pools are nestled in the landscaped gardens - the perfect spot to soak up the sun and relax after a day's excursions in the desert.

A wide range of activities are available to guests and the guides are always on hand the night before in the cosy bar to help you plan the following day's excursions. Designed in the style of an Atacameñan Village, the Alto Atacama combines modern luxury with traditional design and a stay here will really enhance your experience of the Atacama Desert.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

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      Awasi is a beautiful retreat made up of eight cottages, once used by cattle drivers and shepherds for shelter.

    • Casa Atacama

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      Casa Atacama is located a short walk from San Pedro's main square and its shops and restaurants.

    • Hotel Altiplanico, San Pedro de Atacama

      Hotel Altiplanico

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      The Altiplanico has real character and individuality, and each of the 16 rooms is in fact its own little rustic ‘house’.

    • Hotel Kimal, San Pedro de Atacama

      Hotel Kimal

      Medium

      The Kimal is located just off the main street, Caracoles, but nevertheless feels like an oasis thanks to its pretty maze of courtyards planted with flowers and shrubs and its spacious, cool interior.

    • Standard Room, Poblado de Kimal

      Poblado do Kimal

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      The Poblado de Kimal is a relatively new hotel to San Pedro de Atacama, offering attractive and comfortable accommodation in the centre of town.

    • Tierra Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama

      Tierra Atacama

      First Class

      The Tierra Atacama is a real haven after a day out exploring in the Atacama desert.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Sunrise, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

      Astronomical Tour

      San Pedro de Atacama

      Join a shared excursion to observe the vast night skies of the Atacama Desert. The altitude of the town as well as the remote location makes this one of the best spots for astronomy, for both amateurs and experts alike.

    • Volcano Licancabur from San Pedro de Atacama

      Laguna Cejar & Salar de Atacama

      San Pedro de Atacama

      The day begins by heading south from San Pedro de Atacama to Cejar Lagoon (the floating lagoon). This small lagoon has impressive white edges of crystallised salt and is intensely turquoise in colour, providing a home for flamingos and tagua birds.