Staying at the Awasi Atacama Luxury Lodge: A True Desert Oasis
Hot off the press from the Atacama desert of Chile
Desert landscapes are among my favorite. Staying at Awasi Atacama luxury lodge was a long time dream come true. The property is an intimate desert oasis, offering mind blowing adventure experiences.
Awasi Atacama is an extraordinary luxury property in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It is located in the charming old town of San Pedro de Atacama. Undoubtedly, this untouched area has some of the most unique and diverse landscapes I have ever explored. For example, distant snow covered mountains, orange sand dunes for miles, spectacular valleys, and vast salt flats – are just some of the many panoramic backdrops we witnessed.
Check out my InstaShow videos of Awasi Atacama
View this post on Instagram
The Perfect Blend of Comfort and Luxury
Awasi isn’t like any other Atacama luxury lodge you will find. It is a true one-of-a-kind guest experience. This is first illustrated by the fact that there are just 10 stunning guest suites, making the property extremely intimate. Additionally, the beautiful adobe structures of the lodge (a nod to Pre-Incan ruins) totally transport guests to another world. Interestingly enough, these natural materials of the structures allow the indoor areas to remain cool during the hot days and warm in the chilly evenings.
The open-air communal areas boast inviting decor, a refreshing pool, plush seating all around and a cozy fireplace. Each one of the 10 spacious cottages are self-contained havens. For instance, every suite is blessed with a private patio, a solarium, and both indoor and outdoor showers. The oversized armchairs and alpaca blankets offer relaxing touches to the rooms. Indeed, after long days exploring the surrounding areas, these cottages lend a luxurious and comfortable space to unwind.
A Personalized Guest Experience
The name Awasi, translates to ‘home’. To me it translates to total comfort, because the 5-star service of this Atacama luxury lodge is truly unparalleled. Offering endless adventure opportunities, each suite is assigned its very own personal guide and 4WD vehicle. Hence, this allows guests the ability to set their own custom itinerary and explore at their own pace. As a result, this means adventuring where they want, when they want.
My daughter and I chose a variety of activities. To start off our adventures, we got to gallop freely through the vast sand dunes of the Mars Valley. Next, we visited geysers and hiked through stunning desert landscapes. Believe it or not, we even got to trek through some snow. To reiterate, the wonderful part about having your own itinerary and guide is you can adventure on your own time schedule. Thus, it was nice that we were able to stop for photos and capture video footage without inconveniencing anyone else.
The gastronomy provided at Awasi Atacama luxury lodge was definitely something to write home about. Catering to our vegetarian diets, the fresh ingredients and drool-worthy meals were positively divine. Focusing on dishes influenced by the desert environment, Chef Juan Pablo Mardones executes the most spectacular meals and unique desserts.
Although, I must say, the most incredible part of our food experience was not what we dined on, it was where we dined. In fact, the star-filled sky serves as your ceiling while you dine at the lodge restaurant. What better way to take in the world’s clearest skies? We also feasted in many other beautiful outdoor spots during our stay, including on our excursions. I was ecstatic to find that our guides would set up dining tables right in the midst of the wilderness, with sprawling panoramic views. To illustrate, they brought portable cookware to the El Tatio Geysers and made us a hot breakfast in the middle of nowhere. Definitely an epic way to enjoy a meal.
What’s Included in Your Stay?
Your stay at Awasi Atacama is an all-inclusive package. Room rates start at $2700 USD per person for a 3 night package and includes:
- Private guide
- All meals and beverages
- All excursions
- Airport transfers to and from Calama Airport
The Awasi Atacama Experience in Summary
The Awasi Atacama luxury lodge is a true desert oasis. Small and intimate with only 10 suites, allowing for the most personalized experience possible. Guest can enjoy their own private suite, customized itineraries, personal guides and preference based adventures. I would recommend this all-inclusive property to anyone who enjoys adventure and the great outdoors. It is best suited for adults, couples, or families with older children. This property offers a once-in-a-lifetime desert experience that you will never forget.
Interested in adding Peru to your South America itinerary? Check out the breathtaking Sol Y Luna in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Awasi, but the opinions expressed in this article are, as always, my own.