Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

The Spirit of the Plateau

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Atacama Desert

Spend from 4 to 8 days discovering the vast Atacama, the driest desert in the world. Enjoy the peacefulness of the desert from Tierra Atacama's outdoor swimming pool or take a relaxing massage at Uma Spa, whose name comes from the Aymara word for 'water.' A wide array of treatments and massages are offered, to make you feel rejuvenated and add a final touch to a long day of desert exploration. Every day, savour delicious meals from vegetables grown on the lodge's own garden and a fine selection of Chilean wines.

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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$ 1990
Per Person

We include what others call optional

This tour includes:

    • Transfer to/from Calama Airport
    • Accommodation
    • Use of the pools, sauna and jacuzzi (massages, treatments and therapies payable in the hotel)
    • Full-board (American breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Open Bar (includes mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and licors). Premium wines and vintage licors available for an additional cost
    • Two half day excursions or one full day excursion daily in small groups


  • High-class accommodation at Tierra Atacama
  • AtacameΓ±o Villages & Cave Paitings
  • Insight into AtacameΓ±o culture
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Machuca Village & Church
  • Pukara de Quitor

Woman relaxing in the Puritama hot springs

Arrival at Tierra Atacama

Day 1

Once you arriva at Calama airport, meet a representative who will transfer you to Tierra Atacama, located in San Pedro.
Meet your guide to choose one of the group excursions available for the day.

Note: The following excursions are not the fixed itinerary, but rather an example of the excursions you can take at the lodge.

Puritama Hot Springs
If you want to unwind and get in contact with nature, this tour is for you! Consisting of eight natural pools with an average temperature of 33 ΒΊC/ 91ΒΊF, Puritama Hot Spring is located at the bottom of a steep-sided gorge, emerging as a verdant oasis within the driest desert in the world. Bathe in these natural waters contemplating the Atamanenian landscape and return to Tierra Atacama by van.
Duration: 3 hours

Machuca Church

Cornices & Machuca

Day 2

This tour will give you an insight on the natural and the cultural aspects of Atacama. Visit archaeological places that date back to per-Hispanic times, such as the Pukara de Quitor. Afterwards, contemplate mighty volcanoes on your way to the Death Valley or 'Valle de la Muerte,' which features surreal geological formations.
Duration: 2,5 to 3,5 hours

Located at an altitude of 4000 m (13,125 ft), Machuca is an ancient one-street village with cactus-roofed constructions that enthrall people from all over the world.
Visit the church and learn about the impact Catholicism has had in Northern Chilean culture. There are chances of trying some barbecued llama made by the villagers.
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Petroglyphs in Chile

Anthropological Museum, Quitor Fortress & Petroglyphs

Day 3

Anthropological Museum & Quitor Fortress (Pukara)
Visiting Father Le Paige Anthropological Museum in San Pedro de Atacama feels like traveling back in time and getting to understand the worldview of ancient Atacamenian civilizations. Also, visit the fortress of Quitor, also known as 'Pukara de Quitor,' which displays an ancient building and panoramic views of the desert.
Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

Communication is essential to human specie, and during prehistoric times, cage people used to represent the typical elements of their daily lives on stone walls. These petroglyphs or stone paintings are direct insights into the minds of our ancestors, who show us their symbols, signs, and culture long after their departure from the world.
Visit some caves in Atacama and admire the cave paintings portraying llamas and hunting tools among others to grasp an understanding of the lifestyle of the ancient local tribes.
When the visit is over, return to Tierra Atacama.
Duration: 3 hours

Moon Valley in Chile

Departure from Tierra Atacama

Day 4

After this unforgettable journey, transfer back to Calama airport to continue your journey through South America or return home.
It is also possible to spend more time at Tierra Atacama and take some other excursions, such Astronomy in the starry desert, Ruta Purilaktis, the Tatio Geysers, Altiplanic Miscanti and MeΓ±iques Lagoon, etc.

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