Awasi Atacama, our carbon neutral, all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux lodge in Northern Chile, has just 12 rooms and offers a bespoke experience that is both boutique and unique. Each room is assigned a private guide and 4X4 vehicle, providing guests with the freedom to explore the Atacama Desert on their own terms. 

Awasi Atacama guests enjoy a picnic lunch

We can tell you about our lodges, but there is nothing quite like hearing about the experience from past guests…

The Awasi team – passionate about the lodge and its surroundings

It is our staff who create first impressions, who accompany our guests on their adventures, who strive to exceed expectations and who send guests home with unforgettable memories.

Zack B travelled to the lodge from New York City in February 2023, he says: ‘Highlights: The people. The staff really make the experience as they cultivate the relaxing, warm and attentive environment. Special shout-out to Brian, Carlos, Steffi, Fernando and Alvaro who made our stay perfect and were all so wonderful to interact with daily. Additionally, we adored our guide and driver, Mauricio and Silvia, respectively.’

Lauren S travelled to Awasi Atacama in April 2023 and writes: ‘I have never stayed anywhere where the service was this outstanding from every single member of the staff.’

Sullim4 from Woodville, Washington USA, who travelled to Awasi Atacama in September 2022 describes the lodge as ‘Quite possibly one of the best hotels on the planet.’

‘This is a truly stunning, amazing resort that is in a league of its own. It’s the best hotel my wife or I have ever had the pleasure of staying at, and I say that with a very high level of confidence having stayed at a number of high end properties over the years. Let me cut to the chase on my reasoning – the staff is what makes Awasi Atacama as good as it is.’

One of the 12 Round Suites at Awasi Atacama

London-based Ruth Carnall, who visited in February 2023, describes Awasi as ‘Paradise in the Desert’, explaining: ‘the thing which differentiates these lodges from other 5 star hotels is the level of individual care and attention each guest receives.’

Gastronomy, using the finest and freshest local ingredients

Juan Pablo Mardones, Head Chef at Awasi Atacama, Relais & Chateaux

According to Chef Juan Pablo Mardones, the Awasi recipe is as follows: ‘For us, food goes hand-in-hand with the environment. Our aim is to take a little bit of the desert and present it on our guests’ plates.’

Imm118 was a guest at Awasi in March 2023 and writes: ‘The food and wine was outstanding, chef Juan Pablo and sommelier Alvaro were amazing, thank you.’

Awasi Atacama – Relais & Chateaux

‘Awasi Atacama is the gold standard in quality and service. The food is outstanding, every meal seemed to top thenext’ – wrote a guest from Toronto Canada, who stayed in October 2022.

Private excursions to the hidden corners of the Atacama Desert

Accompanied by a private guide in a 4WD vehicle, there are opportunities to explore dramatic valleys, canyons and geysers and to become acquainted with the extensive local wildlife.

‘Obviously what sets Awasi apart from other places is your private guide and excursions.’ – Kelly, New York City, May 2022

Anna Sun visited the lodge in March 2023. She writes: ‘What really separated Awasi apart are the excursions we do every day. We chose a lot of hiking activities during our stay here and our guide, Cristobal, is so patient and encouraging. He is very professional when we are out hiking, and even taught us a lot of new techniques. We learned a lot about cool geological features about the Atacama desert with him, and loved his taste of music!’

Travelling to Awasi in February 2023, Ailsa F agrees. ‘ The excursions were excellent, varied and really well done , our guide Ceci was brilliant and made sure we were prepared for each excursion and then looked after us really well.’

‘Awasi Atacama is at least a 10-star hotel. In a category of its own, Awasi’s food, villas, service, and experiences are unmatched by any other hotel in the area,’ wrote Martina, Santa Monica, California, June 2022

To book or not to book?

Anyone in any doubt about whether or not to book a stay at Awasi Atacama might just be persuaded by the words of ALA1, written in July 2022: 

‘One of the best hotels in the world. I have travelled the world and have stayed in my share of amazing hotels. Awasi Atacama is in a league of its own. It is truly one of the best hotels in the world with an unparalleled level of service, food and experiences.’

We hope to welcome you in our desert oasis soon. For questions of comments, please send us an email: [email protected]