Overview Located deep within northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, Alto Atacama is a luxury resort hidden among the towering peaks of the Andes and the blasting geysers of the planet’s highest geothermal field.

Mix gourmet feeds and spa treatments with exploring the high altitude wonders of the world’s driest desert. A spectacular valley location and environmentally-sensitive design aid the feeling of being incredibly remote, despite oasis town San Pedro being just 3km away.

Wow factor Guided trips to the salt lakes, hot springs and ancient volcanoes, whether by foot, mountain bike or 4WD, provide no shortage of ‘wow’ moments. But best is heading to Alto’s observation deck to enjoy some of the world’s clearest skies with the resort’s powerful telescope – the moment Saturn’s rings come into focus will blow you away.

Rooms Spacious, sophisticated and luxurious, while still in tune with the surroundings. Private terraces perfectly frame the Catarpe Valley and Cordillera de la Sal backdrop.

Bill please Rooms cost from £342pp/pn. Yes it’s pricey, but this is as good as it gets.

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