A former farm house and orchard, Hotel Desertica, along with Terrantai Lodge, is our pick of the hotels that do not offer the all-inclusive packages in San Pedro de Atacama. This 12-room property prides itself on sustainability and respect to the land & culture of the area.
This is a superb option for anyone looking to stay in a historic, intimate lodge that is more boutique bed & breakfast than luxury resort. Terrantai Lodge was originally a 19th century house that, due to its age and proximity to San Pedro’s church, remains part of the designated Historic Centre of the town.
Hui and her family opted to go for a short but very luxurious trip with us to see the highlights of Chile in style! They visited the Torres del Paine, the lakes and Atacama but staying in some of the best properties that the country, or the continent, has to offer! See how they got on by reading on!
Penny and Martin spent around a month wending their way by plane, train and automobile through Chile and Argentina. Starting in Santiago they drove from Temuco through to Argentina, down to Bariloche and back through to Chiloe and the Chilean lakes. From there they went up to the desertscapes of Atacama and back to the coastal city at Valparaiso. It was quite a trip!
Inez and Lucas spent their fourth trip with us exploring Chile and Easter Island. They started in Chile's winelands, moving on to Patagonia, heading out to Easter Island, back to the Atacama Desert and back via the astronomy centre at Antofagasta. Whew! It was quite a trip and they have very kindly allowed us to feature just a handful of their fantastic photos on the site.
Dinesh & Uma's all-encompassing Chile adventure had them exploring Santiago, Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas, the Lake District and the Atacama Desert. Here is their appraisal...
John and Sherry booked more than a month long trip with us starting in Peru and finishing in the eclectic Buenos Aires. It was quite a trip by the sounds of things and it all went pretty smoothly. Please read on to hear their feedback.
Nicolas and Teressa booked a superb trip with us to visit the extremes of Chile and then up to the infamous citadel of Machu Picchu. By all accounts, while they were a little dissappointed by the visitor numbers in Peru, they had a great trip! Please read their review below.
We assisted Julie and Tom with their dream trip around Chile - visiting Santiago, Patagonia, the Atacama desert and the wine region. By all accounts, they had an incredible time! Please see their feedback below.
Cyril and Brent asked us to put together an itinerary for them to visit the northern desertlands of Chile and then head into the weaving districts to the northwest of Argentina. With such an interesting itinerary, we used a couple of local guides who really know their stuff as far as weaving and textiles are concerned. Please read their feedback from the trip.