Awasi Atacama, our 12 room Relais & Chateaux lodge in Northern Chile, was recently featured in The Financial Times.

All 12 Circuar Rooms are now located on the same side of the road, alongside the Restaurant and the pool.

Awasi Atacama, Relais & Chateaux

The article, titled “Five Fabulous Desert Escapes” takes readers from Israel to Namibia and India, to the Gobi desert and to Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Journalist Maria Shollenbarger writes about Atacama’s “otherworldly landscapes and the fascinating traces of advanced pre-Columbian cultures.”

Chilean Flamingos in the Atacama Desert

Shollenbarger also references the surprising amount of wildlife, specifically birds, found in the ultra dry Atacama Desert.

“Seasonally, parts of it are heaven for birders, with, among many other species, Andean flamingos in the inland salt flats, and hummingbirds and finches of various plumage alighting in spring.”

Awasi in the Financial Times

Shollenbarger mentions the private guiding at Awasi, something we believe sets apart the experience as you can travel at your own pace, without a larger group and free of timetables.

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