- An intimate boutique hotel, Awasi is located in the stunning and historic oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama in the North of Chile.
- This tiny hotel, a cosy and secluded haven in a historic setting, has been designed to fit harmoniously into the local culture and environment.
- It offers its guests unique ‘bespoke’ experiences and a choice of customised packages and 4×4 excursions with their own guide (a guide is assigned to each guest room).
- Its ‘all-inclusive’ programme gives the traveller total peace of mind to enjoy a wonderful experience.
- Awasi has an outdoor pool, spacious outdoor lounge areas warmed by open fireplaces.
- The ten private adobe cottages all have private patios and outdoor showers.
- The restaurant, serving delicious locally inspired fare.
- Activities on offer at Awasi include art classes, bird watching, astronomy, cycling, sand boarding, cooking classes, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, private guided tours.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Drive across the vast lunar Atacama desert on ATVs for an exhilarating adventure! Explore the driest desert on Earth and reach stunning lagoons where you can hop in for a refreshing swim, before crossing back over beautiful sand dunes and riverbeds.
Families have endless options to enjoy as they explore the Atacama – sand boarding, mountain biking and learning about the wildlife. The Northern Hemisphere summer months are the best time to visit, so this fits in perfectly with school holidays.
The pristine skies of Atacama Desert are a stargazer’s paradise. The altitude and bone-dry atmosphere make them incredibly clear, and you can see the planets, stars and galaxies up close with philosopher-cum-astronomer Alain Maury.
Head into the Atacama Desert to visit the atmospheric village of Toconao, before continuing to the great Salar de Atacama, a huge saltpan where flamingos and many bird species feed against a majestic backdrop of the high Andes.
An intimate boutique hotel, Awasi is located in the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama in the North of Chile, set amid vast desert landscapes. It is a unique and harmonious retreat for those wanting to experience the Atacama Desert in comfort and style. With just ten stunning cottages, superb cuisine, the finest private excursions and a highly personalized service, Awasi ranks with South America’s best retreats. It is located only a few blocks from San Pedro’s historic Central Plaza. This boutique hotel has been exquisitely designed, mixing local materials including stone, adobe and wood with a chic bar, wide outdoor lounges and a swimming pool with comfortable chaise lounges for relaxing. The rooms are spacious with private patios, solariums, outdoor showers, reading armchairs, beautiful wooden floors, fine linen sheets and traditional alpaca blankets.
The chef has designed a varied menu, using many ingredients native to the area, such as purple potatoes, patasca, quinoa and chañar. Each room at Awasi is assigned a private guide and a comfortable and modern 4WD vehicle to embark on special outings to the numerous volcanoes, dry salt lakes, and other natural attractions that make the Atacama experience unforgettable. The 4WD vehicles are equipped with both communication and GPS system. After days spent exploring the impressive natural scenery of the Atacama Desert, return to Awasi Atacama for a swim in the pool, a drink by the fire pit and long evening meals in our Relais & Chateaux restaurant. Awasi Atacama is nestled behind an ancient adobe wall, so you could easily pass by and not realise that a small lodge lies within.
Accommodation at Awasi comprises ten luxurious and spacious cottages made of stone, adobe and wood, in an authentic Atacameñan style. The bedrooms have king-sized beds, wicker chairs, elegant writing tables, chaise longues, outdoor showers and private patios. Bathrooms are decked out with a bath, indoor shower, and Awasi’s own brand toiletries.
The Round Room features a private solarium with an outdoor shower, a bathroom with a shower, as well as a closet.
Superior Round Suites
There are 5 Superior Round Suites. Each one has a private solarium with an outdoor shower, a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, as well as a closet.
The Rectangular Suite has a private solarium with an outdoor shower, a desk and reading armchair, a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, as well as a walk-in closet.
Awasi’s chef Juan Pablo Mardones would be handier than a backpack of flares in a desert-expedition entourage: as you hack away at a cacti for a dribble of water, he’d be grinding humita to make fresh tortellini, spearing sea bass and assembling a parfait with freshly plucked lúcuma fruit. He’s spent years honing his skills and his keen eye for ingredients that thrive in the world’s driest desert. A menu of beautifully plated, sophisticated fare – steak with a sweet chañar fruit sauce and a wine reduction, rica rica-laced pasta, and octopus causa (a Peruvian-style terrine) – is testament to his creativity. Breakfasts (a spread of fresh juices, pastries, breads and fruit with a selection of hot dishes) is equally tempting. Guests dine in the open-air courtyard.
Include a private restaurant, which creates mouth-watering fusions of Altiplano and international menus, an al fresco bar area where guests can take in the spectacular night sky. You will love the unique regional flavours showcased on the restaurant’s menu. Tuck into purple potatoes, patasca (a stew made with tripe, veal, potatoes, stewed corn and peppers), quinoa, or chañar, a meaty, sweet fruit from the Chilean chañar or palo verde tree.
Awasi has an outdoor pool, spacious outdoor lounge areas warmed by open fireplaces, a library and chess tables, open air bar and restaurant serving a fusion of Chilean and international cuisine, featuring lots of regional organic produce supplied by local farming communities. There is also an outdoor grill for barbecues and an open kitchen with seating for cookery classes.
The pool is better suited to cooling dips than Olympic laps; sunk into the hotel’s stone courtyard, it’s within ordering distance of the hotel’s bar. sparkling swimming pool where many languid hours can be spent enjoying the Atacama sun.
There’s no spa on site, but therapists skilled in all manner of massages, reiki and reflexology can be summoned to your room on request.