Secluded and serene, Alto Atacama enjoys a privileged location in the Catarpe valley beneath the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains) and near the pre-Columbian ruins of Pukará de Quitor and the San Pedro River. The lodge’s design emulates a traditional adobe settlement with no detail spared, down to the sprawling grounds which feature native crops and meandering llamas.

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Alto Atacama has been built on 3.5 hectares of stunning landscape, including an Andean Park of 2 hectares. All elements of the property integrate seamlessly with the indigenous building patterns of the Likanantay people, leaving visitors with the impression that they have gone back in time to a quiet rural village. Local crafts and artifacts adorn the 32 spacious accommodations, each boasting its own private balcony. Interiors are luxurious and subtle, allowing  the natural beauty of the region to shine through.

Expert guides and crew are able to make guests feel cozy and at home in the middle of one of the driest deserts in the world. Alto Atacama’s guides adhere to the “leave no trace” outdoor system, which makes them experts in leaving the places you travel to as pristine as when you first arrived. All vehicles keep to the marked roads on every excursion. Alto Atacama’s Andean Park is a microcosm of the desert and an illustration of the way in which life prevails in an unforgiving territory. The landscape, botanical species and ecologic factors of Atacama were the inspiration, entwined with the artistic testimonies drawn on ancient stone walls to produce the patterns which ultimately led to the design of the park.

The Alto Atacama features six outdoor swimming pools surrounded by gracious wooden decks. Visit the hot springs for a refreshing dip, or try a treatment at the lodge’s luxury spa. Water from the Andes’ glacial snow, expert hands and aromatic scents are the tools for invigorating your body and spirit after a day of exploring the desert.

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