Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. It was created by the Purcell family, long time owners and operators of the Ski Portillo, famous in Chile for its excellent skiing, food and warm hospitality. Like Portillo, Tierra Atacama provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service.
Tierra Atacama’s architecture, interior design and gardens were designed by some of Chile’s leading creative talent. Our objectives were to be as authentic as possible, using furniture and accessories handmade with local materials, while also creating a place that allows guests to relax, spoil themselves and enjoy the good-life in this magical part of the earth.
Nearest Airport: Calama Airport
Prices: From £467.00
Oriente Rooms offer romantic settings for guests. Views of the Licancabur volcano are seen through the sliding glass doors that lead to a private terrace. Featuring a bed with dossel (roll down shades), a frosted glass enclosed bathroom, an outdoor shower in addition to the indoor shower,
With a private terrace and spectacular views of the Licancabur Volcano. Please note Oriente Rooms do not have bathtubs. These rooms can be set up with two twin beds or one king bed.
Poniente Rooms are slightly more spacious than Oriente Rooms, offering dramatic volcano views through large picture windows as well as views of the Salt Mountain range from the terrace. They feature a private terrace with outdoor shower overlooking the Salt Mountain Range and the hotel gardens.
Poniente Rooms offer views of the Licancabur Volcano through large windows. These rooms can be set up with two twin beds or one king bed.
Our Family Rooms are ideal for larger families traveling together. Spread out over two levels and connected via an internal stair case, these rooms sleep up to 6 people with one master bedroom with a private bathroom upstairs, and two rooms each with two twin beds and their own bathrooms downstairs. A large private terrace upstairs looks over the hotel gardens.
Altiplanic Lagoons (Aguas Calientes & Tuyajto)
At an altitude of approximately 13,000 feet (4,000 meters), visit the remote lagoons of Aguas Calientes and the surprising salt flats of Tuyajto with its amazing colours and contrasts. During this full-day excursion, we will also show you the area of Piedras Rojas (Red Rocks) with formations that seem to come from another world. Depending on the time of year, the ground salt may be dry and cracked, and we may spot foxes and flamingos. The colours of the altiplano stand out against the fierce blue skies and make for a spectacular panorama. Weather permitting, we will serve lunch at Tuyajto so you can fully enjoy the silence and spirituality of this remote place. If conditions are not clement, we will go to a simple restaurant in the small town of Socaire to learn more about their culture and to help support local small business.
The Tatio Geisers
The Tatio Geisers are located at an altitude of 4300m. /14,190ft. The geothermal field has close links to the volcanic activity in the zone and consists of huge steam columns which reach heights of 12m/almost 40ft. Breakfast is served as dawn breaks. On the way back to the village, there is the opportunity to spot families of vicuñas and if we are lucky, foxes, vizcachas and Andean ostrich. We stop in the hamlet of Machuca before returning to the hotel by vehicle.
Puritama Hot Springs
This journey has established itself as a unique experience in an environment where water is an unexpected finding! Hidden at the bottom of a steep sided gorge, surrounded by vegetation, the River Puritama has 8 natural pools, with water which has an average temperature of 33 ºC /91ºF at an altitude of 3,500m. asl (11,482ft)