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Facilities

●    Four heated swimming pools
●    Sauna, steam baths, and open-air Jacuzzis 
●    Turi Puri massage room
●    Puritama hot springs
●    Restaurant 
●    Explorer’s Bar
●    Private observatory
●    Stable and horses
 

Activities

●    Guided hikes
●    High mountain ascents
●    Horseback adventures
●    Stargazing
●    Mountain biking
●    4WD tours
 

Children

Yes

Lighfoot perks

Details

Located on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama, Explora Atacama is ideally positioned to explore the desert, Andean high plains, mountains and wildlife of this ancient landscape. One of the most luxurious hotels in the Atacama Desert, it’s renowned for its guided explorations, superb cuisine, and stunning location. 

The 50 rooms and suites are designed to offer a sanctuary from modern life with no TVs or WiFi, only sweeping views of the desert landscape. Exposed brick walls and unfinished wood blends with muted textiles and comfortable beds, while bathrooms feature hydro-massage baths. 

The restaurant serves gourmet Chilean cuisine made from locally sourced produce. There’s an open-bar policy with Chilean varietals, plus a premium wine menu. 

The bar is the hub for planning explorations. Choose from over 40 guided treks, horseback adventures or van tours. After a day’s adventuring, refresh in the pool, unwind in the spa, or retire to the observatory for uninterrupted views of the night sky. 

 

Example trip

Atacama Desert & Icebergs of Antarctica

Best for:

Epic adventurists and experimental travellers

14 nights
$14,990
Jan Feb Mar Nov Dec

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy a sunrise breakfast at the El Tatio Geysers in the Atacama Desert
  • Fly across Drake Passage, a unique and quick way of reaching Antarctica
  • Sit amongst the huge penguin colonies of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Kayak amongst gigantic blue icebergs in the Antarctic
  • Toast your adventure with a stay in the Chilean Winelands

Curated by Olie

“Embark on a unique adventure combining Chile’s Atacama Desert and the spectacular Antarctica. Stay at Awasi to explore the desert with your own 4x4 and guide, before flying across the Drake Passage for an adventure in the ‘White Desert’.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Santiago

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation in the heart of the Bellavista district. The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

From: $14,990 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
Santiago – Atacama Desert

Leave Santiago this morning for a domestic flight to Calama, where you’ll be collected and transferred to your accommodation in the Atacama Desert.

Check into the Awasi, which provides a private guide and personal 4x4 for the next four days.

From: $14,990 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3-5
Atacama Desert

Spend the next few days exploring the stark landscape of the Atacama Desert with your private guide. The activities will be tailored to your interests, including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, and photography, with plenty of opportunities to appreciate the landscape and observe the birds and other wildlife that live there.

From: $14,990 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
Atacama Desert – Puntas Arenas

Return to Santiago for the domestic flight to Puntas Arenas, Patagonia.

After checking into your hotel you’ll enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

From: $14,990 pp
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Day 7
Puntas Arenas

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Puntas Arenas. In the afternoon, you’ll meet with your fellow travellers for a briefing on your Antarctic cruise, before enjoying a communal meal.

From: $14,990 pp
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Day 8
Puntas Arenas – South Shetland Islands

This morning, you’ll fly across the Drake Passage to the Chilean Air Force Base on South Shetland Island. Board your ship for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Day 9-12
Antarctica

You’ll spend the next four days exploring the Antarctic on your ship.

The itinerary is fairly flexible depending on weather conditions and wildlife sightings, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to observe the unique marine life and mesmerizing landscapes, and get close to the wildlife on zodiac boat excursions.

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Day 13
South Shetland Islands – Puntas Arenas

Today, the boat will return to King George Island where you’ll catch your flight back to Puntas Arenas.

Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation for the evening.

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Day 14
Puntas Arenas - Chilean Winelands

Catch a flight back to Santiago this morning, where you’ll be transferred the short distance to your accommodation in the Chilean Winelands.

Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the vineyards, before a dinner complemented with fine wines.

From: $14,990 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 15
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

From: $14,990 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing