Alto Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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 kilometers 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 cozy 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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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite 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.
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.
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.
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 crystallized salt and is intensely turquoise in color, providing a home for flamingos and tagua birds.