Awasi Atacama, Atacama Desert

Chile

An oasis of rustic luxury in the heart of the desert.

Exploring the spectacular natural sights of the Atacama doesn’t have to mean going back to basics. Awasi offers comfort and tranquillity in the heart of the desert.

If it’s an intimate and personalised experience that you’re looking for, this is the place to come. Awasi translates as ‘home’ and that is what you’ll find. The traditionally-crafted building holds just 10 rooms for that perfect feeling of peace and solitude. For us, the round rooms really stand out. They not only look great, but are the closest to all the lodge’s additional amenities.

When you’re ready to explore the desert, Awasi makes it possible in so many ways. A private guide, driver and 4×4 are provided for each room allowing your adventures into the Atacama to be entirely how you want them to be. Discover a beautiful but extreme world of bubbling geysers, vast canyons and towering cacti. Gatherings of flamingo, vicuna and foxes are all regular sightings.

How you get around is also up to you. Venture across the arid plains and sand dunes on horseback for a more traditional approach or pick up a mountain bike from the lodge and take on the mountain trails.

Refresh with a dip in the pool back at the lodge. There’s plenty of space to lounge and reflect on the events of the day. As the sun goes down, unwind around a fire pit in the courtyard and watch a blanket of stars fill the sky.

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Location

You’ll find Awasi Atacama in the ancient trading town of San Pedro, surrounded by the endless desert. Fly to Calama from Santiago and Awasi is an hour’s drive away.

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