Tierra Atacama is a luxury boutique hotel located on the outskirts of the oasis village of San Pedro in Chile's breathtaking Atacama Desert. Guests at Tierra Atacama experience warm hospitality, delicious cuisine and exciting excursions.
An architectural delight! The rooms and communal areas of Tierra Atacama are sleek and stylish yet comfortable and welcoming. You will want to factor in some time to enjoy the hotel as well as the endless excursions!
The large picture windows throughout the hotel welcome in stunning views of the Licancabur volcano – sunsets are stunning!
With an outdoor infinity pool and tranquil spa area you can also factor in some down time to enjoy a locally inspired treatment – the massages are perfect after a long day hiking!
Every meal during your stay at Tierra will be one to remember, whether it is in the hotel restaurant or a picnic mid hike in the moon valley you will be treated to fresh, local ingredients.
Tierra Atacama was created by the Purcell family, long time owners and operators of Chile's Portillo Ski Resort and Hotel, famed in Chile for its excellent skiing, food and warm hospitality. Tierra Atacama follows the same ethos as Portillo, providing guest experiences combining options for adventure and activities with a high level of comfort and service. Guests at Tierra Atacama can venture out during the day (if they so wish!) knowing they can be pampered in a relaxing haven on their return.
The guest rooms at Tierra Atacama all have private terraces and all have views of the Licancabur volcano, with the exception of the Family Rooms, which overlook the gardens. Much thought has been given to the interior decoration, with many of the materials sourced locally to reflect the local culture. Cow hides, hand made textiles and crafts have been used to furnish both the guest rooms and general areas, decorated in a neo-minimal style with elegant woods and subtle chocolate and sand tones.
Arguably one of the highlights at Tierra Atacama is the indulgent spa, with steam bath, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and a wide variety of rejuvenating massages, facials, body wraps, scrubs and alternative therapies on offer. There is also an indoor heated pool with water jets and an outdoor pools with luxuriant chaise longues, perfect for relaxing with a book.
In addition to all the excellent services at the hotel, guests at Tierra Atacama can also partake in a variety of excursions in the surrounding Atacama region, from bird watching, wildlife tours, stargazing, walks through salt caves to dune surfing and volcano climbing.
When to visit
After a morning's adventure exploring one of the highlights of the surrounding Atacama, the outdoor pool with its breathtaking view of Licancabur Volcano is the perfect spot to unwind.
Tierra Atacama is located in the north of Chile, in the Atacama desert, a 20 minute walk from the town of San Pedro
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.