San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro is the gateway to the Atacama Desert and its only significant town for visitors. It sits on a plateau at 2,400m above sea level but the Andes rise up to over 6,000m within a few kilometres of the town creating a wonderful backdrop. It is a single storey adobe town with dirt roads. A good range of acccommodation options some great places to eat many of which are set around a central courtyard with an open fire.

Map of San Pedro de Atacama

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Trips that visit San Pedro de Atacama

Highlights of the Atacama

Take in the stunning scenery of the Atacama – the world's driest desert. Explore its otherworldly valleys and rock formations, shimmering high-altitude lagoons, vast salt flats that reflect the sky and geothermal fields with geysers spouting steam from the depths…

  • 4 Days
  • $2,095
Explore Atacama from a Luxury Lodge

This luxury hotel-based trip in the Atacama Desert features an immense choice of excursions for all abilities, whether you're interested in hiking, biking or horse riding. It's all about getting out and experiencing the very best the region has to…

  • 5 Days
  • $3,382
Atacama Ultimate Luxury

Stay in the most exclusive lodge in the Atacama Desert. This oasis of calm has the highest quality cuisine, suites with private patios and a swimming pool. You'll also have the luxury of a private guide, vehicle and driver so…

  • 5 Days
  • $4,620
Atacama Luxury Adventure Retreat

Stay in a luxury hotel with the best views of any lodge in the area. Venture out every morning into the Atacama Desert on a variety of exciting hiking and biking excursions chosen by yourself. This hotel also boasts a…

  • 5 Days
  • $4,160