You will experience a world of moon-like valleys, high altitude lagoons, adventures in the Atacama Desert and of course, luxurious accommodations when you check-in at Tierra Atacama, located in the northern desert of Chile. Whether you take off on unforgettable and personalized excursions or spend the day in serenity at their spa, this property will take your breath away!
Lose yourself in the desert landscape around this sustainable boutique hotel, which was designed by some of Chile’s most renowned architects. From fire pits on the outdoor terrace to volcano hiking, Tierra Atacama will leave you in awe! This charming property, situated on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama, is just a short walk or bicycle ride away from town. The hotel’s expert guides customize a variety of exciting excursions so you are guaranteed to have the most memorable trip of your life amidst the majestic beauty of Chile. Sit back and enjoy the sensational views that surround you at this surreal spot high up in the Altiplano. With sand dunes, canyons, hot springs and geysers, you will experience the beauty of nature like never before.
Get comfortable in Tierra’s guestrooms where you will find touches of local culture in every detail, from handwoven throws to cowhide rugs and llama figures carved from the volcanic rock of nearby Toconao. Enjoy views of the Andes mountain range, Licancabur Volcano or the Cordillera de Sal all day and night long. Retreat to your own private oasis in the intimate Oriente Room where you will get a good night’s rest in a large canopy bed facing sliding glass doors. You can peer out onto Atacama’s most famous peak from your private terrace and choose between interconnecting indoor and outdoor showers. For more spacious rooms with subtle touches and spellbinding views, you’ll want to put down your bags in the Poniente Room. Shower outdoors under star-studded skies or look out at solar plant fields as you lounge around in your light and airy space. For larger groups, the expansive Family Room, which spans two floors, can accommodate up to six people. With two twin rooms downstairs and a master bedroom upstairs, each featuring their own en suite bathroom, you can bring all your family and friends!
After a long day of horseback riding or volcano hiking, unwind at Uma Spa, where you will find treatments inspired by ancient therapies and the desert climate. Bathe in the waters of their al fresco hot tub or take a dip in their infinity pool—after all, you will want to stay in this earthy and elegant hotel till infinity! Uma, meaning “water” in the native Aymara language, is at the heart of many of their holistic treatments. Get wrapped up in relaxation and rejuvenation with body wraps, facials and alternative therapies using volcanic mud and desert herbs. Their health and expedition experts have even created special treatments that pair perfectly with each excursion, meaning you can relieve your soreness after a day in the saddle.
With a tasty twist on north Chilean cuisine, the restaurant at Tierra Atacama features light dishes made of local produce. From colorful salads to Peruvian corn, they have many palatable plates. Look out onto the desert from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows while digging into decadent dishes and desserts, such as their sweet kuchen cake—a Chilean favorite. With raw stone walls and white drapes, you will feel as if you are part of the natural landscape. You will definitely want to raise a glass and say cheers to your time in paradise with a perfectly paired Chilean wine!
Find your bliss as you bike around the area’s most scenic spots with experienced guides. You will be amazed by the beauty of Atacama as you ride along the banks of the San Pedro River before arriving at the Quebrada del Diablo, “Devil’s Canyon,” a dried-up riverbed with walls of red clay. You can also set out to explore the “Ojos del Salar,” two small pools of fresh water in the middle of the desert, before heading to the Tebinquinche waterhole and riding—literally—into the spectacular sunset.
Discover Death Valley if you dare. Ride downhill and enjoy divine views of the Cordillera del Sal. The salt concentration is so high here, you can even float away, but make sure you’re back in time for dinner to enjoy some of their fine Chilean fare! From climbing the Lascar Volcano, the most active volcano in northern Chile, to being mesmerized by the myriad of peaks at Moon Valley, you will find the region’s most treasured spots during your trek.
For a truly special experience in this scenic desert, guides will take you on a walking tour below the lunar landscape at night. You can even stop to make a campfire under the magical Atacama moonlight. Depending on when you take your tour, you could see anything from the rings of Saturn to supernovas—this will be one super excursion!
This serene spot is also fully sustainable. That’s right, Tierra Atacama is the very first hotel in all of South America to produce solar-powered electricity with a hybrid system that meets the hotel’s daily energy demand.
If you’re looking to explore the rest of this resplendent region, Tierra Chiloe, located off the coast of Northern Patagonia, is the perfect place for becoming immersed in rich culture and lush landscapes. Overlooking the islands of the southern archipelago, the Tierra Chiloe invites you to explore local traditions as well as savory, simple and locally sourced seafood. The hotel, built with a sustainable geometric design that reflects the “palafitos” of the island (houses on stilts over the sea) features handmade textiles and woodcarvings, as well as contemporary Chilean design throughout the space. This Tierra hotel features a dozen new rooms, including two suites and five family rooms, as well as two spa rooms. They also offer their own adventures, such as UNESCO World Heritage churches and plenty of outdoor activities. Tierra hotels always take you where you want to go!