Essential Travel Tips for your Atacama visit

Tierra Atacama

Sitting high up in the Altiplano of northern Chile, Atacama Desert is known for its captivating landscapes of sand dunes, hot springs, canyons and geysers.

The climate of the Atacama Desert in Chile is extremely dry with moderate temperatures and towering altitudes. San Pedro de Atacama is at 7,900ft above sea level, and excursions can be as high as 18,480 feet. Temperatures vary depending on the season, elevation and time of day.

Here you will find some expert tips to prepare your trip to Atacama.


IMPORTANT: From May 16, 2020 Australian Passport holders need a visa to enter Chile. This must be obtained online via the following link; https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/Solicitudes/visa.aspx


Discover Atacama Desert Chile

Discover Atacama

Sitting high up in the Altiplano of northern Chile, the Atacama Desert is known for its captivating landscapes of sand dunes, hot springs, canyons and geysers. Here, glowing sunrises and mind-blowing sunsets are the norm, while after dusk, the sky is illuminated with a canopy of blinking stars, a sight unmatched anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere.

Insider Tips

Altitude San Pedro de Atacama sits at a height of 7,900ft (2,407m), which may lead some visitors to initially experience mild altitude sickness. We recommend that you drink plenty of water in order to avoid dehydration, and take it easy on the first day with only light meals and avoiding alcohol. For those who are […]

Location

How to get to Tierra Atacama. Tierra Atacama Adventure and Spa Hotel is situated on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama, a small village in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. It’s a 15-minute walk from the hotel to town, or a few minutes by car; you can also cycle to the town using our.

Packing List

Given the range of temperatures in the Atacama Desert, we recommend dressing in layers, with a warm jacket or fleece to hand for the cooler moments during the day. Take a look at our suggested packing list to help you prepare for your trip

Sample Itinerary

The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is one of the most surreal places on earth, and a great place to start or finish your adventure in Chile. At Tierra Atacama, our expert guides and friendly staff are on hand to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

Rates 2020-2021

RATES 2019 – 2020 SEASON
Valid from October 1st 2020 to September 30th 2021

Kids & Teens Free

We believe that our family-friendly Tierra Hotels n Chile should be enjoyed by the whole family. Checkout out our programs where your children stay for free and the whole gang enjoys an adventure together.

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