An exclusive and intimate boutique hotel, Awasi is located in the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, set amid vast desert landscapes. It is a unique and harmonious retreat for those wanting to experience the Atacama Desert in true comfort and style.
Desert dwellings don’t get much better than this…
With just 12 rooms, expect ultimate privacy and prepare yourself to be spoilt rotten by attentive staff who are keen to make all your wishes possible
You have complete freedom to design your own adventure with the help and support of your very own private guide and vehicle
Expect your taste buds to be blown away - the chef and bar staff will surprise you with their offerings – whether it’s a gourmet picnic or formal dinner, it comes with the Relais & Châteaux seal of approval
With just 12 stunning individual cottages, superb cuisine, the finest private excursions and a completely personalized service, Awasi easily ranks with South America’s best retreats. It is located only a few blocks from San Pedro’s historic Central Plaza. This boutique hotel has been exquisitely designed, mixing local materials including stone, adobe and wood with a chic bar, wide outdoor terrace and an inviting swimming pool with comfortable chaise lounges for relaxing.
The rooms are spacious with private patios, solariums, outdoor showers, reading armchairs, beautiful wooden floors, fine linen sheets and traditional alpaca blankets. The chef has designed a varied menu, using many ingredients native to the area, such as purple potatoes, patasca, quinoa and chañar (a delicious sweet fruit).
Each room at Awasi is assigned a private guide and a comfortable and modern 4WD vehicle to embark on special outings to the numerous volcanoes, colourful lagoons, dry salt lakes, and other natural attractions that make visiting the Atacama and unforgettable experience. The 4WD vehicles are equipped with both communication and GPS system, allowing guests to reach places that are not easily accessible. There are plenty of options to choose from: Visits to El Tatio Geysers, Salar de Atacama to see flamingos, the Moon Valley, Chiu Chiu, Toconao and Quebrada de Jerez, Plateau of Turi, Pukara Lasana and the highland lakes of Miscanti and Miñiques. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cultural tours to the surroundings are also offered.
When to visit
A private guided trek offered by the hotel in the Valley of the Moon which very few tourists know about is the perfect way to experience this stunning landscape.
Awasi is located in San Pedro de Atacama in the North of Chile, surrounded by the Atacama desert, about 8000ft above sea level and 1,670km north from Santiago.
14-hour flight from London to Santiago, 2-hour domestic flight to Calama and 1.5-hour car transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Private charter flights can also be arranged directly to Calama.
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.
Awasi family adventures
Families have endless options to enjoy as they explore the Atacama - sand boarding, mountain biking and learning about the wildlife. The Northern Hemisphere summer months are the best time to visit, so this fits in perfectly with school holidays.
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.