Located in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, Awasi Atacama is an oasis in the world’s driest desert. Tucked away behind an ancient adobe wall, its 12 round suites are spread out around an open-air swimming pool and the property’s communal areas. Days are spent exploring the desert with your own private guide, Awasi offers private excursions based around your interests and requirements.

Quick Facts

Number of Rooms: 12

Room Categories: 7 Circular Suites measuring 50 square metres and 5 (new 2019) Superior Circular Suites measuring 70 square metres, each with its own private patio and outdoor shower

Booking Options: All-inclusive – private transfers from Calama Airport (your guide will collect you), lodging, all meals in our Relais & Chateaux restaurant, beverages (including premium wine and spirits), private guided excursions and personal 4WD

Rates: All-inclusive from $820 USD per person per night

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Dates of Operation: Open year round

Membership: Virtuoso, Relais & Châteaux, Traveller Made

Spa Services: In-room massages

Amenities: Swimming pool

Internet: Complimentary wifi throughout the property


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“Awasi projects a cozy, yet plush, feeling, in harmony with the area, making you imagine you’re a guest at a northern Chile getaway of well-heeled friends from Santiago. Unlike Explora, its more famous and much larger neighbor down the road, Awasi’s tidy size and circular layout encourage you to mingle with other visitors and have the run of the house, so to speak, while coaxing you also to steal away to secluded spots for a catnap or tête-à-tête on plump white sofas, set off with colorful handmade Andean textiles.”
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Awasi has the following promotions:

  • Combine Awasi Atacama, Awasi Patagonia and Awasi Iguazu over a 10 night trip for a discount starting at USD 1,400, plus 3 complimentary nights in either Buenos Aires, Santiago or Punta Arenas
  • Combine Awasi Atacama and Awasi Patagonia over a 7 night trip for a discount starting at USD 700, plus 2 complimentary nights in either Santiago or Punta Arenas
  • Combine Awasi Iguazu with Awasi Atacama or Awasi Patagonia with at least 2 nights at Awasi Iguazu and get 1 additional night at Awasi Iguazu plus 1 complimentary night in Buenos Aires, Santiago or Punta Arenas

The hotels in connecting cities are as follows:

Santiago: Renaissance, W (wonderful category), Ritz Carlton (deluxe), Le Reve (entry level room)

Buenos Aires: Legado Mítico (entry level room), Mio Hotel (entry level room), Alvear Art or Hub Porteño (entry level room)

Punta Arenas: Cabo de Hornos (entry level room)

For full details: Awasi Promotions


Children over the age of 10 are welcome (the private guide and 4WD make Awasi a great option for families as you can go at your own pace). Children between 10 and 18 years of age, pay 50% of the regular rate.

 Property Location 

Getting there: There are numerous daily flights from Santiago de Chile (SCL) north to Calama (CJC), the closest domestic airport to Awasi Atacama. Fight duration is 2 hours. Private guides will be awaiting Awasi guests at the airport (no waiting for other guests!) to transport them in their personal 4WD vehicles to the lodge. The drive is 90 minutes.


In 2019, Awasi commissioned a study, undertaken by external experts, to determine the carbon emissions generated by Awasi’s three lodges as well as the carbon sequestered by the forested areas controlled by Awasi. Emissions generated include staff transfers between properties, as well as emissions generated by guests travelling to and from Awasi lodges from their countries of origin. By protecting and maintaining 340 hectares of virgin forest and native woodland in Iguazu and Patagonia, which absorb over 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, Awasi have been able to offset the carbon emissions from their operations, ensuring that Awasi is officially carbon neutral.

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