San Pedro de Atacama has always been an oasis stopover for travellers searching for water, food, shelter and rest to continue on their journey. In an ancient site bounded by a historic wall that historically sheltered shepherds and herders, stands the Awasi Atacama, continuing the noble task of welcoming travellers who wish to live the memorable experience of the Atacama Desert.
Awasi is located in the town of San Pedro de Atacama, a few blocks from the historical center, the market, the old church and the Square. This proximity allows guests to get to know the authentic "town life", while enjoying the intimacy of the hotel. Since 2006, Awasi has continued to offer memorable tailor-made experiences, accentuated with the details, culture and nature of the Atacama Desert.
The hotel has 10 suites built of adobe, stone and wood. Each room has a minimum size of 60 square meters, large bathrooms, private patios and is designed for privacy and relaxation. Awasi is made up of two areas, adding up to a total of 5,600 square meters, separated by a small and quiet public street. On one side of the street are seven circular suites, the restaurant, the living room and the pool. On the other side of the street are three rectangular suites and the hotel’s reception area.
At Awasi your booking includes the dedication of an entire team committed to catering to your individual needs and preferences, focussing on making dreams come true for travellers who come to the Atacama Desert attracted by its flora, fauna and landscapes. Awasi Atacama and Awasi Patagonia are the only two hotels in South America where each room is assigned a private guide and 4x4 vehicle to adapt excursions and explore the region at your own pace.
Cuisine at Awasi is of top priority and class, standing out for its flavours and textures, which feature regional staples and are adapted to the needs of each guest. Awasi’s restaurant, for the exclusive use of Awasi guests, offers a daily selection that highlights local gastronomy, adapted to guest requirements, and provides the culinary excellence that characterizes the restaurant as a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux. For over 7 years, Chef Juan Pablo Mardones has headed the Awasi Atacama restaurant team and devotes much of his time to studying and seeking native staples and local producers, using ingredients from the desert such as different varieties of potatoes, the chañar sweet fruit from the Chilean chañar tree, quinoa and algarrobo (carob tree), so that guests can relish in a true local dining experience: bringing the desert to each one of the dishes that is on offer.
Prior to your arrival at Awasi, to best serve you, your service team requests a short questionnaire so that they may learn your preferences, special interests, physical conditions, food requirements, and in general anything that allows the team to arrange an unforgettable trip, especially designed for you.
From the moment guests arrive, the hotel assigns a private excursion guide and a 4x4 vehicle so that you can experience the magic of the desert through excursions specially tailored to your pace and personal tastes. You may choose between full-day excursions with lunch included (from 4 to 6 hrs.) or two half-day excursions (between 2 and 5 hrs.) returning to have lunch at Awasi between both excursions. From pleasant walks to more demanding treks, horseback riding, bicycle riding, bird watching, astronomic tours, visits to archaeological sites, salt flats and geysers, or to incredible valleys hidden in the midst of the desert, the experiences during your stay at Awasi, are endless. The guides are professionally trained in archaeology, history, flora, fauna and first aid, so you can enjoy these life experiences in a safe and pleasant way. Awasi has guides trained in Spanish, German, French and English. All vehicles are equipped with GPS and a communication system.
The Awasi Atacama offers a getaway with unforgettable experiences and a sincere appreciation of the offerings of the region. For the discerning adventure traveller who wishes to immerse themselves in the local culture and activities of the Atacama, Awasi fully caters to your needs whilst affording you the opportunity to truly feel that you have experienced the Atacama and its wonders.
Awasi Atacama | Calle Tocopilla 4 | San Pedro de Atacama | Región de Antofagasta
Telephone: +(56-2)2233-9641 | E-mail: email@example.com
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