Awasi Atacama

Relais & Chateaux Atacama Lodge

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Discover the Desert

At Awasi, excursions are private and tailor-made. At the moment of your reservation, talk to an expert Awasi guide and plan your ideal Atacama Desert itinerary. Immerse yourself in Atacama history and culture and find small isolated villages and caves, ride a bicycle through dunes and cornices, contemplate one of the clearest skies, admire the Southern constellations, or go for a light walk beneath the lagoons. Awasi Atacama has it all. 

Note: This is a tour extension and all excursions presented below work as an example to show you the type of excursions offered by the lodge. The lodge enables you to customize your own trip according to your preferences and interests. Prices in US dollars subject to change without prior notice. Please contact a travel consultant about adding a full package (6 nights minimum) Chile tour to this extension. 

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$ 2480
Per Person

We include what others call optional

This tour includes:

    • Transfers to/from Calama Airport and Awasi Atacama
    • Accommodation
    • Use of the pool
    • Full board (breakfast, lunch, appetizer and dinner) including soft and alcoholic beverages
    • Daily a la carte private excursions with jeep and private guide per room


  • High-class accommodation at Awasi Atacama
  • Taylor-made Itinerary
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Pukara de Quitor
  • Tacanoa Village
  • Atacama Salt Flats

The Uyuni Salt Flats

Arrival at Awasi Atacama

Day 1

A guide will be waiting for you at Calama airport to transfer you to Awasi Atacama.
This lodge is ideal for getting away from it all and feeling the tranquility of the desert and the local people. From the moment we make your reservation, your assistant will coordinate your own itinerary and menu depending on your personal preferences and interests.
Spend some quality time with your family, friends or partner at your ample room or unwind at the swimming pool area. You can also enjoy delicious cocktails and Chilean wine at the bar.

Note: The following itinerary was designed to give you an introduction to the type of activities you can take at the lodge and is subject to change depending on availability and weather conditions. You can taylor-made your own excursions with your travel assistant.

Don Raul Chile

San Pedro & Atacama History

Day 2

San Pedro Guided Walk
If you want to grasp a deep understanding of the town of San Pedro and its history, seeing beyond its restaurants and shops, this tour is for you.
Visit the old downtow, the Father LePaige Archaeological Museum that features ancient relics from the Lickantantai people, the town square, the church, the craft market, the main street, and the house where Pedro de Valdivia used to live.
Foot hike: 1.24 miles
Duration: 2 hours approx

Atacama History
This excursion is a fascinating trip through time, since it takes you to an Atacama fortress that dates back to 1.000 AD: the Quitor of Pukara.
From Awasi Atacama, board a vehicle and drive 2 mi from San Pedro until arriving at Ayllu of Quitor. As you ascend the ruins, you'll be able to appreciate a panoramic view of the Andes, the river and the cultuvation. Afterwards, visit Tulor, located around 6 mi from San Pedro. At this archaological site dating back to 800 BC, you will find an excavation site with original Atacamenian homes reconstructed by archaeologists.
To complete this excursions to the past, you can visit Father LePaige Archaeological Museum at Atacama, an absolute must to understand why San Pedro is considered Chile's archaeological capital.
Vehicle ride: 18.6 miles (round trip)
Foot hike: 4.3 miles approx
Duration: 3 hours approx

Pink Flamingo walking in the lagoons of the Atacama Desert

Toconao & Atacama Salt Flats

Day 3

Depart from Awasi towards the south region. After about 24 miles, arrive in Toconao, an ancient village that features an intriguing architecture because of its volcanic-stone constructions. Visit its church and the historic bell tower. Depending on the day of the visit, a handicrafts fair will take place at the square.
Afterwards, head to Chaxa pond, a National Reserve located at the Atacama Salt Flat. This pond is surrounded by salt crusts and gypsum produced by the evaporation of salty ground water. The native fauna consists of flamingos and birds, and these elegant creatures add a distinctive charm to the scenery, photographed by tourists from all over the world. Contemplate the Domeyko, the Salt, and the Andes Mountain Chain, a landscape that will make you feel the vastness of the desert.
Vehicle ride: 67 miles (round trip)
Duration: 4 hours approx.

Full moon in the Atacama Desert

Departure from Awasi Atacama

Day 4

After this journey of exploration in the desert, enjoy one last breakfast at Awasi Atacama and transfer to Calama to fly to another destination in Chile or other South American country.

It is also possible to stay at Awasi Atacama for a whole week and visit more places, such as Tambillo, the Moon Valley, Zapar, and Puritama Hot Springs.

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