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What We Love

  • Friendly, multilingual guides know the area’s geology and wildlife
  • More than 20 excursions by Jeep, horse, bicycle or foot suited for varying fitness levels
  • Large private terraces with panoramic mountain views
  • Environmental efforts: Wastewater is reused to irrigate the organic garden
  • The spa's Finnish sauna and steam room

What To Know

  • The village center is a 20-minute walk away
  • The lodge has one restaurant, with a limited menu
  • Excursions are not designed for young children and are weather-permitting

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

After trekking through the massive sand dunes and vast salt flats of the Atacama Desert, I wanted to retreat someplace where I wouldn’t lose sight of the unique landscape that brought me to northern Chile in the first place. Eco-friendly lodge Tierra Atacama was just the place. Built in harmony with its surroundings, the 32-room property has breathtaking views of the Andes.

Constructed from adobe and stone, the boutique hotel manages to be both elegant and rustic. It’s the type of place where you can linger in the sprawling lobby before rinsing off the day’s dust without fear of seeming uncouth. The living room area, with its long couches covered in natural hand-woven fabrics, is the perfect setting for exchanging stories of flamingo and llama sightings with other guests.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/253/pgal-73999-1273782092-612×355-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that you’ll never forget that you’re in the Atacama.”}

The guestrooms, minimally furnished in shades of brown and beige, have private terraces that look out at the still-active Licancabur Volcano, and exterior showers that bring new meaning to the word “outdoorsy.” And while the L’Occitane products in the bathroom sooth the skin, this region is the world’s driest altiplano, so you might yearn for some professional attention.

Uma Spa uses saline minerals and volcanic mud in many of its treatments. Before my hydrating message I take a dip in the relaxation room’s indoor pool. Unlike the one outside, it’s heated and has jets that relieve the tired muscles that come with the excursions the staff plans for guests.

In the evening the lobby lights are dimmed and a fire crackles away. I sidle up to the bar, which is made from old railroad crossties, and order a frothy pisco sour as an aperitif. The adjacent restaurant uses ingredients from an on-site organic garden to prepare dishes such as Chilean sea bass and Patagonian lamb chops. After dinner in the desert, I sit by one of the outdoor firepits with a glass of carménère in hand, and the clear night sky’s brilliant stars glimmer overhead.

How to Get There

Tierra Atacama Hotel And Spa
Calle Séquitor S/n
San Pedro de Atacama, undefined Chile

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 924 Reviews
Great trip to the high desert of Chile.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at Tierra Atacama. Great location with a beautiful view in a clean spacious room. The service in every aspect including guides, excursions, reception, dining and cleanliness was excellent.

Wonderful experience
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Tierra Atacama, it was truly an amazing experience... The hotel is very elegant, rustic and chic. The rooms are spacious , clean, only the bed could be better, I would suggest they change it for box bed, because that wood frame is kind of noisy and not so comfortable... the rooms were always impeccable, the room keepers are really good.. All the staff is very attentive, Daniela from the front desk always ready to help... the managers, Paula, Claudia and Jorge, guys from the bar, Thomas and Jorge, the waiters, Andres, Romer, Dino, Diego, chef Francisco, all of them, do an incredible job, highly trained... the guides , the drivers, they really make sure you are having fun , very professionals... vehicles always clean even if you are in the middle of a lot of dust... food is delicious, I only think that when you have your meals during excursions, the overall presentation of the food and table, could be better, but this little things are nothing compared to this wonderful experience! I highly recommend this hotel when visiting this destination! Atacama is quite an adventure and Tierra makes this with style!

Excellent experience.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good hotel. Top level.
We stayed 3 nights, all inclusive.

Rooms: very good space, fair bathroom, with bath tube.
Food: excellent menu; cooking local ingredientes in a gourmet way. You can bring your own wine bottle (the ones included are ok).
You can ask for a plate of cheese, fries and other at any time.
Ice creams: incredible! Try algarrobo and chañar.
Bar: very friendly
Service very, super friendly. Always easy to find help and always friendly with the kids (we asked for a separate table).

SPA: outside jacuzzi, outside pool and indoor pool. Great location and service. My wife got a massage and it was fine.

Tours: excellent menu, hard to choose. We did valle de la Luna (morning), Salar de Atacama (afternoon), Puritama hot springs (morning), astronomic tour at night, Tatio geysers (early morning).
Very happy with the selection. All of them very well organized, with very professional and knowledgeable tour guides. Reviews to be made individually at Trip Advisor.
We missed Guatin-Gatchi trekking tour (great walk along a river and centennial cactuses). For next time...

There are several vans available to go and get back San Pedro de Atacama (15 minutes walk).
In San Pedro visit the main square and the church. The rest is dust, restaurantes, souvenirs and tour agencies ... and a lot of street dogs. Didn’t like it. It has too much potential but not well managed, in comparison with the great job the hotels are doing.

Overall our experience was fantastic. Relaxing days, we knew different places, had great food and drinks.

Trip of a Lifetime!
Reviewed 2 months ago

What an amazing, incredible time we had at Tierra Atacama! I know that I can not do it justice with mere words. Tierra touches a place in your soul, with the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Atacama and beautifully landscaped grounds of the hotel. The location is gorgeous and has unobstructed views straight up the Licancabur Volcano. The room was spacious and well designed and we loved the outdoor shower (a special treat at night when you're looking up at millions of stars). The food was delicious and we loved all of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that the bar made for us. For us, though, it was the tours which truly made the experience exceptional. Every single guide we had was enthusiastic, fun, and very knowledgeable. Every tour had unique and memorable features which kept our cameras clicking. We travelled there with our 26 year old daughter and there were excursions available which appealed to all of us. We especially loved the Tatio Geysers and the Moon Valley hikes. Breakfast at the geysers was a nice treat since we had left so early in the morning. In such a remote area, we felt good knowing that we were in such capable hands. Thank you, Tierra, for such an amazing time. The first thing we did when we got home was to watch the Tierra promotional videos again just to relive all our experiences there. We are already looking forward to our return (and we'll keep on rewatching those videos!).

great experience
Reviewed 2 months ago

highly recommend Tierra in all facets , the experience was amazing , excellent facilities , staff , guides great from start to finish.
quality of food and beverage excellent and experience never to be forgotten