San Pedro de Atacama

Tierra Atacama

Overview

Located high in the Atacama Desert, Tierra Atacama Lodge is surrounded by high-altitude lagoons and starkly beautiful moonscape valleys just outside of the pioneer town of San Pedro.

All 32 of the rooms offer stunning views of the Atacama Desert with the striking Andean Mountains as a backdrop. Your room includes air-conditioning, an outdoor shower and a terrace on which you can relax while drinking in your surroundings. Spend your days exploring the desert on horseback and hiking in the mountains, and your nights stargazing. Private guides can take you to less crowded spots.

Meals here are all about celebrating Chilean and Andean-inspired cuisine. The ingredients are all locally-sourced, and the menu features lamb, beef, fresh seafood and seasonal fruits and veg that are grown in the lodge’s own orchard and garden.

Tierra Atacama has committed to putting a strong emphasis on sustainability, and in line with this they make sure that all of their actions and facilities have a minimal impact on the landscape, wildlife and culture. They are the only fully solar powered hotel in South America, using photovoltaic panels and a lithium battery system, but no fossil fuels.

Facts

At a glance

  • 32 rooms

  • Swimming pool and spa

  • Telescope

  • Restaurant and bar

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Experiences

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    Mountain biking and horse riding

    Pedal through scenic landscapes toward the Quebrada del Diablo (Devil’s Canyon), or through Death Valley. You can also go horse riding along various routes around Tierra Atacama.

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    Salt flats and high altitude lakes

    This half-day excursion takes you out to the astounding Salar de Atacama where you’ll also get to see the resident flamingos.

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    Cultural heritage

    Take some time to experience and learn about the history and cultures of the region visiting historic churches and settlements in the desert.

Community & Culture

Tierra works with local astronomy experts to teach our guests about the Andean tradition of the stars, discover local ‘ayllus’ or villages on horseback, and visit the town of San Pedro de Atacama – all to better understand the lives of the Atacameños.

Footprint

Talented Chilean architects cretead the hotel using quality materials and age-old construction techniques. The design is inspired by and pays tribute to the local scenery and cultures.

In Atacama, the sun offers us its natural energy captured by a solar farm that powers the lodges for most of the day. Water is highly valued and it is reused to irrigate our gardens, which themselves have been planted in recovered terrain.

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Why Niarra

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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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