Tierra Atacama , Chile

Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. The hotel faces the majestic Licancabur Volcano and there are panoramic views throughout.

Tierra Atacama has an adventure spa philosophy: guests want to experience the outdoors actively and adventurously and then be welcomed back to the hotel with a variety of relaxing options.

It was created by the Purcell family, long time owners and operators of the Ski Portillo, famous in Chile for its excellent skiing, food and warm hospitality. Like Portillo, Tierra Atacama provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service. The hotel offers an extensive list of excursions guided by expert bilingual guides.


All rooms have views of the Licancabur Volcano and are equipped with air-conditioning and central heating, private terrace and outdoor shower. Hotel facilities and services include swimming pool, guest computers, WiFi throughout the hotel, a TV lounge, excursions area, board games and terraces with fire pits. The Uma Spa at Tierra Atacama offers many services for your pleasure and to help you fully rejuvenate during your Chilean vacation. Meals and daily guided excursions are included.


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Oriente Rooms offer romantic settings for guests. Views of the Licancabur volcano are seen through the sliding glass doors that lead to a private terrace. Featuring a bed with dossel (roll down shades), a frosted glass enclosed bathroom, an outdoor shower in addition to the indoor shower, private terrace and spectacular views of the Licancabur Volcano. Please note Oriente Rooms do not have bathtubs. These rooms can be set up with two twin beds or one king bed.

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Poniente Rooms are slightly more spacious than Oriente Rooms, offering dramatic volcano views through large picture windows as well as views of the Salt Mountain range from the terrace. They feature a private terrace with outdoor shower overlooking the Salt Mountain Range and the hotel gardens. Poniente Rooms offer views of the Licancabur Volcano through large windows. These rooms can be set up with two twin beds or one king bed.

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Family Room

Family Rooms are ideal for larger families traveling together. Spread out over two levels and connected via an internal stair case, these rooms sleep up to 6 people with one master bedroom with a private bathroom upstairs, and two rooms each with two twin beds and their own bathrooms downstairs. A large private terrace upstairs looks over the hotel gardens.

Excursions are by vehicle, hiking or horseback and include the following:


  • Altiplanic Lagoons (Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons)
  • Salar de Tara
  • The Tatio Geisers
  • Machuca
  • Puritama Hot Springs
  • Moon Valley
  • Atacama Salt Flat (Chaxa Lagoon & Flamingo Reserve)


  • Cornices
  • Kari Gorge
  • Devils Canyon & Vilama
  • Guatin / Gatchi
  • Guatin / Puritama
  • Machuca / Río Grande
  • Ruta Purilaktis


  • Devils Canyon / Catarpe
  • Cejar Lagoon
  • Windy Lookout Point / Moon Valley, the Dune
  • Bike Ride through the Ayllus / Atacameñan Communities


  • Volcano Climbing at Toco and Lascar
  • Atacama on Horseback
  • Birdwatching
  • Stargazing
  • Full Moon at Tierra Atacama
  • Padre Le Paige Museum/ Quitor Fortress

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Be on your own schedule. Activities or day tours can be private or shared. Join a scheduled, multi-day group tour. All-inclusive travel by cruise ship.

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Travel Tips
Memorize your passport number, as you will likely be asked for it on numerous occasions throughout your adventure.
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