The famed Atacama Desert has often been described as a moon-like setting due to its desolate landscapes. The odd combination of rock formations, canyons, salt basins and lava flows, make this region one of the most striking regions in all of Chile and it appears the landscapes were pulled right off a science fiction book. Travelers from all over the world visit the dry setting of the Atacama to be witnesses of its bubbling geysers, hot springs, crystal-clear blue lagoons, and its beautiful valleys and rivers.
The Atacama plateau extends all the way from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Our home and adventure center for our 4 night tour is the award-winning Alto Atacama Hotel, this is the only lodge in the San Pedro region that is totally enveloped by natural surroundings. Located in the lush Catarpe Valley of the Salt Mountain Range, just over a mile from the plaza of San Pedro, the Alto Atacama's design was influenced by local village architecture and conceived to blend seamlessly into its environment and appear as part of the terracotta-colored ridge that rises behind it. At an altitude of 7,000 feet, you will feel like you can literally touch the clear and star-filled skies that hover over you at night. The skies here are some of the clearest in the world, which is why a few of the best observatories on the planet are found in Atacama.
3 Nights: $1,653 USD per person*
4 Nights: $2,204 USD per person*
5 Nights: $2,755 USD per person*
Walks & Hikes, Bike Rides, Horse Back Riding, Scenic Tours, Star-Gazing.
Easy walking to moderate to difficult