Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
TravelPod Member ReviewsAlto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa San Pedro de Atacama
Superb hotel cleverly built to blend in with the surroundings. Excellent rooms, food and service with staff who were both charming and helpful. They went to great lengths to help me retrieve my iPad which I had carelessly left on the plane from Santiago. We had a wonderful stay and undertook several of the less strenuous activities the hotel organised.
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After our somewhat disappointing experience in Valparaiso, we were swept up from our hotel early on the 5th to be driven back to Santiago airport. Arturo had told us that he would show us the valleys that lay between Valparaiso and Santiago and so he did. As we sped through the first on the motorway without slowing, he told us it was the Casablanca …
... cave. Sometimes Chulpas are stone buildings like large traditional beehives but we went to one set in a cave where the mummified bodies remain together with possessions to accompany them into the next life. The people who built them were wiped out by the Aymara at the start of the 13th Century.
Marcos surprised us by producing a table and chairs and presenting a lovely pre-cooked lunch. There seems to be no expectation in Boliviar that food should be hot so a meal ...
... of the lake are the impressive Cathedrals de la Tara, a chain of rock formations eroded by extreme weather. Marguerita is a young Russian trained in geology, who stopped here just over a year ago on her travels. She was a knowledgeable, as well as very personable guide and we felt privileged to have had her as our guide on 2 of our 4 guided tours. The lake itself was densely populated with Chilean and James flamingoes, as well as the occasional Andean duck. In the background ...
... llama and vicuña. As we continued along our journey the wide expanse of the Sala de Atacama spread out before us, with numerous volcanic cones and snow-peppered mountains lining its periphery. The green oasis of San Pedro de Atacama was clearly visible. Feeling rather exhausted from our early start, as well as poor sleep, we decided on a quiet afternoon and evening. Only 2 more sleeps till we head for home, but still another amazing ecosystem to visit tomorrow - the Salar de ...
... have really dark skin and tradition clothes. They village was still very deserted and old of coarse. We finally were on the home stretch for the day. I just stayed silent the whole trip pretty much. The silhouettes of the mountains as the sun went down was unreal. I can't believe how much Meredith is coming to my mind on this trip. We all arrived at the hostel. Settled in and felt comforted that we all were in the same ...