With its Mars-like landscape, the Atacama Desert truly is an experience like no other on this Earth; in fact, you feel like you are on another planet. The white terrain of the salt flats, the sand dunes surrounding hot springs, and the moon descending over Moon Valley, all look like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. A trip to Atacama provides a contrast to anything seen before, and is an excellent stop in a journey through Chile. 

Fun Facts

• Atacama has been used to film Mars scenes, most notably in the television series Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets.   

• The town of San Pedro de Atacama is literally a green oasis in the middle of the desert.  

• The Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar desert in the world.

Exclusive Experiences

• Atacama’s stunning luxury desert hotels, complete with spas, are the very embodiment of rugged luxury. 

• Go glamping under the starriest sky in the world, with fully equipped tents and your own private chef. 

• Host a private lunch at 13,000 feet (4,000 m.) along one of the High Lakes; deep blue lagoons surrounded by orange desert rock which will make you feel you are dining al fresco in outer space.