Tucked away in a valley of serene beauty, Nayara Alto Atacama is blessed with a most spectacular location, flanked by dramatic mountain ranges, iconic archaeological sites, and the San Pedro river trickling its way alongside.
Stunning work of architecture set against a dramatic desert backdrop
Six outdoor pools and extensive areas for relaxing
Outdoor lounge areas with small fire pits
Great base for numerous adventure activities
The Nayara Alto Atacama is a superb base for visiting the Atacama Desert and blends seamlessly into its surroundings very much like the typical dwellings of the area and is located 10 minutes outside of the oasis village of San Pedro.
The interior decoration is faithful to the local aesthetic; rustic yet elegant, with local crafts adding warmth and character. All guest rooms have a private terrace; the perfect spot to absorb the colour and silence of the valley. Guests can choose from over thirty cultural and adventure activities, with everything from a visit to the workshop of a local artisan or a meeting with a shaman, to bike rides, volcano treks and visiting high altitude salt lakes and geysers further afield.
The Nayara Alto Atacama also offers a myriad of drives into the most stunning landscape, unique locations for outdoor lunches, and unforgettable sunsets. At the hotel’s observatory the intimate, small-group star gazing experience has been designed to be more sensory than technical, focusing on the magnitude of the magnificent night sky of Chile’s north. For a more relaxing time, the ‘Puri’ spa has six outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor whirlpool baths, and a wide range of spa treatments.
When to visit
The Atacama Desert is blessed with the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere and star gazing here is spectacular. Alto Atacama is the furthest out of town meaning the hotel boasts the clearest night skies-amazing for Astronomy tours.
In the shadow of the Pukará de Quitor ruins and near the San Pedro River. Alto Atacama is located 10 minutes outside the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, in the North of Chile, in the Atacama Desert.
14-hour flight from London to Santiago, followed by a 2-hour domestic flight to Calama and 1-hour car transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.
Atacama ATV Lake Safari
Drive across the vast lunar Atacama desert on ATVs for an exhilarating adventure! Explore the driest desert on Earth and reach stunning lagoons where you can hop in for a refreshing swim, before crossing back over beautiful sand dunes and riverbeds.
Hot Air Ballooning Atacama
Spend a morning hot air ballooning over the Atacama Desert. Glide above the moon-like desert, the explosive Tatio Geysers and the sleepy San Pedro de Atacama.
Half day excursion to the Moon Valley.
Stargazing in the Atacama
The pristine skies of Atacama Desert are a stargazer’s paradise. The altitude and bone-dry atmosphere make them incredibly clear, and you can see the planets, stars and galaxies up close with philosopher-cum-astronomer Alain Maury.
Toconao & Salar de Atacama
Head into the Atacama Desert to visit the atmospheric village of Toconao, before continuing to the great Salar de Atacama, a huge saltpan where flamingos and many bird species feed against a majestic backdrop of the high Andes.