Central + South America Awasi, Atacama Desert Stretching for 600 miles in the North of Chile and just South of the Peruvian border is the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert. Here you will find the bustling oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, a small town surrounded by impressive natural scenery, considered today to be the archaeological capital of Chile. Located on the outskirts of San Pedro is an incredible boutique hotel, Awasi, perfect for those who want an active yet luxurious retreat in the Atacama Desert. Awasi is located inside an ancient settlement, surrounded by a historic wall which for years housed shepherds and herders. The adobe cottages all have private patios and outdoor showers; and the hotel has a lovely restaurant serving locally inspired food and a beautiful outdoor pool to relax by. Highlights Each room here is assigned a private guide and four wheel drive vehicle for the customised activities on offer, an aspect unique to a hotel in Atacama The staff to guest ratio is incredibly high meaning that the service is first class, part of the reason we love it so much There is a charming fire pit to sit around in the evening with a delicious glass of Chilean red As a slightly different way to fill your days we loved the cooking classes you can take in the open kitchen EXPLORE THE ATACAMA DESERT ON HORSE BACK The entire property is spacious and wonderfully decorated. Modelled on the traditional architecture of Tulor, an Indian site dating from 800 B.C. The array of activities on offer with your private driver and guide are fantastic, from visiting volcanoes, dry salt lakes and other natural attractions making your experience in the Atacama unforgettable. The combination of adventure, relaxation and comfort has been wonderfully achieved at Awasi and is the perfect spot for travellers looking to explore the Atacama in style and with a wonderful backdrop. Awasi is an enchanting and inspiring property which we cannot recommend highly enough.