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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Camino Pukará S/N, Sector Suchor Ayllú de Quitor
San Pedro de Atacama,  


Designed to blend effortlessly into its landscape, Alto Atacama is a magnificent desert retreat. The hotel's architecture incorporates the ancient building styles of the Altiplano natives, with architectural lines that echo the surrounding hills, and colors and textures that reflect nearby rocks and soil. Interiors feature a quiet luxury and authentic sense of place. The surrounding gardens are a microcosm of the desert, created with native materials and seeds, and planted entirely by hand. Moved with humble respect for nature and the local culture, we are proud to promote this piece of the world that has been their home for thousands of years and committed to protect their heritage. Alto Atacama is a multiple award winning hotel, a recognized luxury lodge, a stunning location… More than that, a place high up, closer to the stars.

Exclusive SmartNights Amenities

  • 45 Minute Massage per person, once during stay
  • Welcome Champagne and Cheeses Platter
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon


Number of Rooms: 42

Quitor Rooms

5 Quitor Rooms - are closest to the common areas. The view from the private terraces of these guestrooms look out on the gardens of the hotel and are framed against the Cordillera de la Sal in the background. They are 550 square feet in size. One of these accommodations is wheelchair accessible.

Catarpe Rooms

27 Catarpe Rooms - located in the gardens of Alto Atacama. They are 560 square feet , with a more private terrace, offering an uninterrupted view to the Cordillera de la Sal Range and the Catarpe Valley.

Tilo Suites

10 Tilo Suites - located in the gardens of Alto Atacama, with private terraces that have views to the Lagoon and the Catarpe Valley. They are one expansive area of 770 square feet with indoor /outdoor showers, and a private sunning room. Two of the Tilo accommodations interconnect which makes it ideal for families.

Guest Services

Airport Transportation

Bike Rental

Bilingual Staff

Laundry Service



Computer Station


Spa Treatments


Dining at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Restaurant Caur works closely with local producers who provide us with fresh organic products that go directly to your table. In doing so, we do not have a preset menu, but it provides us with the opportunity to give back to the local economy. Our locally grown Socaire potatoes, native quinoa, and Chañar - based sweets are some of the foods the guest will discover.

Alto Atacama has a main indoor dining room and two outdoor dining rooms. We have created a variety of intimate indoor and outdoor settings that are surrounded by works by our local artisans as well as by our breathtaking views.

On Saturdays, guests at Alto Atacama enjoy an authentically prepared Andean barbeque by the pool area.

Alto Atacama has 2 bars; One bar is in the common areas of the lodge. It serves all types of beverages and offers a bar menu. The pool side bar is open during the afternoon hours and serves a full bar and offers a bar menu.


Map / Location

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To get to San Pedro de Atacama you can fly to Calama from Santiago. There are several flights every day of the week. The flight takes approximately an hour and fifty minutes. Then, from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama by car, 55.25 miles away from Calama Airport.

Take the only Route 23 to the east, asphalt road in good condition. As soon as you arrive to San Pedro de Atacama oasis, turn left and follow ahead for 0.9 miles until you reach a river, cross it and follow another 1.5 miles to the “Pukara de Quitor” (Fort Ruins). From, here you can see Alto Atacama, continue 0.4 miles and enjoy the beauty and the silence of the lodge.

Nearby airports: Calama, Chile
Distance: 55.25 Miles