Next Stop: Chile’s Atacama Desert
Your hotel Awasi Atacama Awasi meaning “at home” in the local kunza language, was created to continue the noble task of sheltering travelers and enriching their connection with the incredible culture and landscape of the Atacama Desert.
The lodge reflects the traditional style of the Atacama people featuring round adobe walls, stones and thatched roofs, but interspersed with touches of modern luxury. Indoor and outdoor showers, spacious solariums and oversize comfy armchairs draped with soft, handwoven alpaca blankets are staple in each of the 10 suites.
The highly individual guest experience at Awasi begins with a privately arranged airport pick-up in Calama; guests immediately begin their exploration of the Atacama before even arriving at Awasi and have the freedom to design each day with their guide. Awasi Atacama is located a few blocks from the center of San Pedro de Atacama, giving guests the freedom to explore town life on their own and return to the intimacy of the lodge afterwards.
There are so many unique and tasty restaurants in the Village of San Pedro, just a short stroll from your Hotel, to mention the wonderful little shops, with everything from tee shirts, to beautifully crafted Silver jewelry and art work by local artist.
The chef at Awasi highlights traditional desert ingredients, creatively utilizing different varieties of potatoes, the chañar sweet fruit from the Chilean chañar tree and algarrobo (carob tree), so that guests can relish in a true local dining experience with every dish..
But the real gem is the magnificent Atacama desert, (the driest desert of the year with a spring/summer like Climate year round) where you can walk along the rock formations, Horseback ride on sand dunes and take a dip in the natural pools.
The most memorable walk/hike is the Valley of the Moon, where you watch the sun sink into the desert and the Moon rise up for another another night in this captivating place amid the majestic Andes.
To book your unique Atacama vacation in Chile or for other customized Private Charter Flight requests,
Andrea Spring at – 646-662-8363
and for any customized Land Travel requests contact
Debbie DiTanna at – 310-728-1814