- An oasis of rustic luxury in the Atacama Dessert
Awasi, located in the old town of San Pedro de Atacama, has eight adobe-and-stone cottages – comfortable and in harmony with nature and the local culture. The thatched roofs provide natural air-conditioning, and the rooms have open-air patios with private solarium and outdoor shower.
Each guest is assigned a personal guide and 4WD vehicle. This gives guests the freedom to choose their adventure without having to adjust to the pace or preference of others. Options are mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, archaeological site visits, astronomy tours, bird-watching expeditions, sand-boarding and relaxing by the pool. Excursions offer panoramic views of volcanoes, salt flats, Altiplanic lakes and dazzling sunsets. In town attractions include the 1600s church, an archaeological museum and picturesque local shops.
The hotel's gastronomy is a fusion of Altiplano and international cuisine, using fresh Atacama ingredients. The chef is glad to arrange late dinners, early breakfasts and to pack picnics for excursions. Awasi is the only Relais & Châteaux property in the Atacama Desert.