San Pedro de Atacama, a small town surrounded by impression natural scenery, was the cradle of ancestral cultures. It has always been an oasis stopover for travelers searching for water, food, shelter and rest to continue on their journey. Considered today to be the archaeological capital of Chile, San Pedro continues to be a silent witness of the passage of time.
Best period to go ?
November to April
Calama airport : 1h30 by road
Salta, Argentina : 630 km (390 miles)
Awasi is situated inside an ancient site surrounded by a historic wall, which for years housed sheperds and herders. Built with stone, wood and clay, and inspired by centenarian indigenous village, Awasi continue to host the travelers looking for an unforgettable experience.
Awasi Atacama is made up of two areas adding up to a total of 5,600 m² (60270 sq. ft.), separated by a small and quiet street.
The hotel has 10 rooms, built of adobe, stone and wood:
2 Round Rooms (40 m² - 430 sq.ft.)
5 Superior Round Suites (65 m² - 700 sq.ft.)
3 Rectangular Suites (55 m² - 600 sq.ft.) – (2+1 or 2+2)
For families (2+2): 1 Superior Round Suite + 1 Round Room with connecting patios.
Each room features a large bathroom which open into private solarium with garden and al-fresco showers.
100% tailor-made excursions with personal guide (trained in English, Spanish, German and French) and a private 4x4 vehicle are assigned to each Villa during the stay.
For full-or half-day trips : lunch in remote places, easy strolls or intense treks, horse-back riding, bicycle rides, visits to archaeological sites, stroll in the salars, altiplano lagoons or villages hidden among the deep valleys, bird watching.
New 2017: Awasi offers a new Astronomy Tour in the desert, under the World's Clearest Skies. With professional guides, guests then observe with the naked eye before moving into a small observatory equipped with an 11-inch telescope.
Outside heated pool with long-chair
The hotel restaurant, for the exclusive use of the Awasi guests, offers a large choice of plates inspired by the local gastronomy, worthy of the culinary excellence of a Relais et Châteaux member.
The Chef, Juan Pablo Mardones, has designed a sophisticated menu with the fusion of Altiplano and international food, giving a taste of new flavors and aromas using typical ingredients of the area such as : purple potatoes, patasca, quinoa or chañar. A real local gastronomic experience.
Included transfers: from and to Calama airport.
Tailor Made Service : a Reservations Assistant is in charge of coordinating the details of each trip to Atacama Desert, taking the guests interests and expectations into account.
The included private excursion with english speaking guides.