We arrived here late at night, and found a few sandwiches waiting for us in our room.
The next day we explored the hotel (as one does) and found it to be spacious, friendly and having expert guides who would take us out on excursions.
The Salt Flats was a 'must', and the Valley of the Moon an 'even more must'. We took scores of photos, and enjoyed a picnic as the sun went down.
Food - excellent. Wine - after just one bottle there was no more left. More would be bought in the next evening, but it wasn't. Some staff came from the local village, and did not really speak good English.
But - we'd go there again. The Atacama is quite stunning, but include a visit to the Mendoza vineyards of Argentina, and quench your thirst.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alto Atacama is located in the fertile Catarpe valley, just 3 kilometers away from the San Pedro plaza. Our total area is 3.5 hectares, with a park area of 2 hectares. The Hotel has 32 spacious rooms and state of the art facilities. We have a complete Spa, Yoga fields, hot springs, wooden decks with 6 swimming pools and we offer 25 excursions to get a close look of Atacama. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alto Atacama Hotel
- Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa San Pedro De Atacama, Chile