If you are intrigued by the curious terrain of Chile's deserts, Tierra Atacama is the place for you. It combines a sense of adventure with high luxury and comfort. It's the perfect base to explore the northern desert.
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Tierra Atacama introduces you to the definition of “off the beaten track”, transporting you to the heart of the ethereal Atacama Desert. This part of Chile is the driest place on earth, yet it springs to life before your eyes as the sprawling Andes and Domeyko Mountain Ranges surround you from the comfort of your hotel room.
From your bedside or Tierra’s luxurious dining area and homely communal spaces, the towering Licancabur Volcano is a stunning centrepiece, reaching a staggering 5,919 m high. Peaceful solitude is paired with lively and rare flora and fauna during your time at Tierra Atacama, making for a beautifully unique experience completed by a comforting luxury.
Excursions introduce you to various types of exotic birds, Llamas and small mammals, and various native plants, displaying the expansive diversity of even the most desolate parts of Chile. A rich anthropological heritage distinguishes Tierra Atacama’s surroundings, as the charismatic town of San Pedro de Atacama perches at 2,407 m above sea level and is characterised by its fascinatingly unique geography and small yet friendly population.
Many options for guided excursions offer a remarkably intimate insight into the cultural and natural history of the Atacama. The clarity of the desert’s sparkling night sky offers a mesmerising stargazing experience, whilst educational tours immerse you within the traditional lifestyle of Atacemenos, who centralise a unity of man and earth. Whatever your desires, your desert adventure with Tierra Atacama will leave you spellbound.
Your serene private space at Tierra Atacama is distinguished by an attention to detail and a characteristic stripped-back luxury, showcasing the astounding views of the Andes and nearby volcanoes offered by large windows and a private terrace. Splashes of local artistic character accent your elegant room, including volcanic-carved furnishings and hand-woven blankets. Each assures plush bedding and a sleek slate bathroom of the rooms offered at Tierra Atacama.
The Oriente or Poniente Rooms offer an ideal space for a romantic trip, as a spacious yet cosy space adorned in a neutral colour palette, creating a light and airy ambience. Your private terrace overlooks Cordillera de Sal or the Tierra Gardens. An outdoor shower in the Poniente Rooms pulls you further into the otherworldly solitude of the Atacama Desert. The Apartments are perfect for a family trip as they comfortably accommodate up to six guests, sprawling over two floors to offer a homely space.
The Uma spa prioritises your wellness and harnesses the rejuvenating powers of the wilderness. Massage therapies and treatments utilise natural ingredients to immerse your body, mind and soul in pure relaxation. An outdoor infinity pool, framed by wicker sun loungers, directly overlooks the Licancubar Volcano, offering a once-in-a-lifetime luxury and sensory experience.
Tierra Atacama’s main restaurant showcases local ingredients and flavours, providing a menu of traditional flavours made unique with an innovative, modern twist. This is paired with an elegant ambience aided by sleek yet simple interior design alongside panoramic desert views. The on-site bar offers light snacks, like homemade empanadas or a selection of cheeses, alongside exclusive modern cocktails and world-class wines.
Tierra Atacama was South America’s first solar-powered hotel, setting the tone for the continent’s flourishing Eco-lodge industry, which moves toward total protection of its beautiful wildlife and habitats. As well as this, Tierra Atacama’s stunning architecture has been entirely achieved by locally-sourced, sustainable materials accented by work from local craftsmen. The hotel embraces local tradition, working in harmony with local communities, and its giftshop celebrates and sells local artwork.