5.0
Excellent 1052 Reviews
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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 1052 Reviews
Excellent service in beautiful setting.
Reviewed 1 day ago

I had a 3 night stay where I enjoyed fantastic excursion, but every day came back to a hotel that delivered excellent service with great food in beautiful settings. The personnel on all fronts was very friendly and delivered their service with a smile and with a bunch of enthusiasm.

A wonderful oasis in the beautiful Atacama
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the Atacama has been on my list for years and it was wonderful to find a hotel recommended by National Geographic with whom i have a long experience. It is is a beautiful property, sustainability oriented with a wonderful and professional. A wide variety of tours are offered each day with terrific guys. All in all a wonderful experience.

Atacama Vacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trip, amazing guides, wonderful staff and location. Highly, Highly recommend the Tierra hotels. Both Atacama and the Patagonia hotels were fantastic from in all regards. One of my family’s favorite vacations.

Takes your Breath Away
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place takes your breath away in more ways than one. From the minute we saw our name on the board at the airport we were transported into a unique part of the world with superb levels of service and comfort combined with adventures encountering wildlife and panoramas the like of which give meaning to the the word WOW. The Tierra Atacama is a true oasis providing a luxury level of comfort for the adventurous traveller. The high levels of service and care extend beyond the the confines of the hotel travelling with you as you traverse the desert with knowledgeable dedicated guides.The all inclusive package is worth every penny, the hardest decision is only which of the many excursions to include in our stay. For us we choose the Flamingo salt flats at dusk, The Moon Valley, the Altiplano Lagoons and desert star gazing. Travel here and you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to the all the management and staff who made this a truly amazing visit to remember.

Wonderful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Excellent coordination. Good food. Friendly staff. Everyone always on top of things. 1 mile from town. Amazing views. Perfect size. Stayed three nights. All tours were 2 to 6 people. Always on time.