“Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth,” writes Maggie Shipstead for T, the New York Times Style Magazine

In the article, the writer surveys the Atacama Desert’s long history. “For thousands of years, people have confronted this inhospitable place and taken what they could from it,” she writes. “I wanted to know what happens when human beings are determined to make something out of nothingness.

“It’s a place defined by absence, or at least extreme sparseness,” writes Shipstead in T’s Travel issue. “Of water, of life. Whatever is determined enough to exist there — people, plants, animals, even microbes — must be hardy, resilient and well adapted.”

One of many highlights from the writer’s trip included seeing the Andean flamingos feeding on algae in a salt lake at the Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos outside of San Pedro de Atacama (as seen in the main photo).

The valley of the dinosaurs, Atacama

Determined to see the Atacama Desert with your own eyes?

We have a special promotions for stays at Awasi Atacama, our 12-room Relais & Chateaux lodge.

Special Rates

Combine a stay at Awasi Atacama and Awasi Iguazu between May and September, and we will include one free night at Awasi Iguazu, plus a complimentary night in either Santiago de Chile or Buenos Aires.

The good news is that combining Iguazu and Atacama is easier than ever thanks to a direct flight connecting Santiago with Foz de Iguaçu (twice per week).

A suite at Awasi Atacama – Relais & Chateaux

What’s included in the promotion?

· Lodging in our spacious Rooms or Villas
· Private airport transfers from nearby airports
· One private guide & 4WD per room so you can design your own tailor-made excursions
· All-inclusive Relais & Châteaux cuisine
· Assistance & information from your personal Reservations Excecutive

A villa at Awasi Iguazu – Relais & Chateaux

Send us an email for more information on this special offer: info@awasi.com