(Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama, Puerto Bories)
A trip to South America is incomplete until you have travelled to Chile. Arrive into Santiago, the country's capital and be whisked away to your hotel by private vehicle and driver. To get to know the city better, a half-day private guided tour is included. Traveling north by plane, you will reach the desert area of San Pedro de Atacama where you will enjoy shared tours to discover this fascinatingly beautiful place, including a sunrise tour to view the impressive Tatio geyser, traditional villages and hot springs. Fly south to Patagonia, home of world heritage site Torres del Paine with unlimited beauty and adventure to offer, including glaciers, lakes, mountains, exceptional flora and fauna- Patagonia has it all. An adventure you'll never forget.
Welcome to Chile!
Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.
9:00 - Travel out of Santiago into the Casablanca Valley, the youngest Chilean viticulture area which boasts the perfect trilogy: climate, soil and vines. Drive through the valley, with a stop at Casas del Bosque, a family boutique winery exclusively oriented to produce high quality wines. Here you will have the chance to choose 2 wines “Reserva” and 1 “Grand Reserve wine”. Continue to Matetic Vineyards located in the San Antonio Valley. The visit begins in the winery, where you will be cordially received by a bilingual guide who will brief about the process of organic and biodynamic agriculture, key concepts in the making of wines. While enjoying panoramic views of the vineyards, visitors will be taken through the entire process of winemaking and organic agriculture. The tour will end with a wine tasting in the underground tasting room where wines and accessories can be purchased.
Optional: Lunch at the restaurant Equilibrio of Matetic winery (not included)
Fly directly from Santiago to Calama airport. The flight duration is approximately 2 hours.Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking.
Transfer by minivan for about 1 hour through the Atacama desert. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Cordillera de los Andes, Atacama is an immense extension of land and mystery.
Alto Atacama believes that the world has to be walked and explored, to become known. People have different interests and skills, and Alto Atacama guides will help you feel comfortable and safe in whatever activity you choose.From the moment you arrive at our hotel, the Alto Atacama team will take care of you. The expert guides and crew, are able to make any one feel at home in the middle of one of the driest deserts in the world. With the help of your guides, you will determine how far your physical strength can take you, always being safe, aware that you are only a guest of the immense Atacama Desert.
The expeditions can be physically demanding or relaxed, they can engage you intellectually or simply let you feel the energy of the desert. Whatever excursion you decide to be part of, the sights will stay with your forever, because Atacama is our world, one of purity and space. Excursions are in small groups, leaving no traces.
Mountain bike Half Day Excursions The geography of Atacama is perfect for mountain biking. You will be fully equidep and guided while exploring stunningly beautiful trails and paths that enter pristine territories. Everything done is approached with evolution in mind, therefore seasoned mountain bikers will be among Alto Atacama's team of guides, no matter if you are a beginner just wanting to pedal for fun & sights, or a person looking to improve your skills on a bike, we have a journey ready.As in all of Alto Atacama’s excursions, guides will help you choose the most suitable trails for the day. Followingis a list of mountain biking excursions.
Quitor Ayllu & San Pedro de Atacama: We leave the hotel on the bicycles crossing the beautiful Quitor Valley, and its colourful cropland. Visit the town of San Pedro de Atacama. We continue to the Quitor Ayllu and back to the Alto Atacama Hotel. Length: Half day, 10 km. Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2460 m.a.s.l.
Katarpe Valley: Head out from the hotel riding 500 meters, to the foot of the Quitor Pukara, where we will cross the San Pedro River, to enter the Katarpe valley, to the church 7 km away. Length: Half day. 15 km. Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2460 m.a.s.l.
Cejar Lagoon: Heading out from the Alto Atacama Hotel, we cross the Quitor Ayllu, passing by the town of San Pedro de Atacama, the Conde Duque Ayllu, continuing through Yaye and Solcor to the Solor Ayllu, and then to the Poconche Ayllu, taking the detour on a dirt road that takes us to the Cejar Lagoon (1 hour approximately) and returning to the Alto Atacama Hotel. Length: Half day 21.6 km. Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 2410 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required Note: if you want to swim in the lagoon, we advise that you take waterproof sandals as the ground is very hard and jagged in places.
Inca Pass: Head out from Alto Atacama Lodge to the Katarpe Valley. We take the detour towards the old tunnel, where we will climb until reaching the base of the ridge. First point of interest. Here we begin a descent that takes us to the Coca Rock, second point of interest. We continue the descent to the Llano de la Paciencia, where we connect with the road that takes us back to San Pedro de Atacama through the Mars Valley. We will come down the dunes while observing the geological formations. Return to the Lodge via an interior road of the Quitor Ayllu. Length: Half day, 29 km. Difficulty: Hard Altitude: 2600 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, two nights in San Pedro.
The Desert Valleys: We pedal out of the hotel at an altitude of 2470 m.a.s.l. heading south east, to cross the San Pedro River after 500 meters and continue up through the Quitor valley, observing foxtails, breas, carob trees, and chañares, among other flora.At km 6, we take an old road at the fork that used to connect San Pedro de Atacama with Calama, with a strong grade for 2.5 km until reaching an old tunnel dating back to 1930. Inside, there is landslide material that does not allow motor vehicles to cross. It is, nevertheless, completely safe to ride through it.After crossing the tunnel and a well deserved rest stop, we continue our way down through the formations left by water that once flowed down the soft slope of the western face of the Cordillera de la Sal range, opposite the Llano de la Paciencia, until we reach the "Coca Rock" (where we observe that this great rock has small cavities where the ancient shepherds placed the coca leaves they chewed onto the rock). We continue pedaling south until we reach the current Calama-San Pedro Highway.Up to here, the route is the same as on the Coca Rock excursion, except that now, instead of taking the direction of San Pedro de Atacama, we cross the highway through the Llano de la Paciencia to the western entrance of the Valley of the Moon, so that we then cross the Cordillera de la Sal range, heading east, passing the Tres Marías (wind carved rock formation, named by Father Gustavo Le Paige), the central crater of the Valley of the Moon, and the great dune.We continue our route across the vichufita (compacted salt and mineral) road to the international highway, and arrive in San Pedro de Atacama after riding these 38 exhausting kilometres. Length: Half day. 43 km. Difficulty: Hard Altitude: 2470 - 2750 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, two days in San Pedro
Descent from the base of the Sairecabur Volcano: We leave the Alto Atacama Hotel early, with the bikes loaded onto the van, while we drink water constantly. Drive to the base of the Sairecabur volcano, where we will see an old sulphur mine. We do a final check on our GIANT bicycles, before we go downhill on the Devils Hill to the Puritama hot springs. Length: 4 hours, 44 km. Difficulty: Hard. Experts only Average altitude: Between 2470 to 3800 m.a.s.l.
Van Trips (Half Day and Full Day Excursions) Ideal for the first days in the desert, to help with the acclimatization process, Van trips will introduce you to the beauty and magnitude of Atacama. You will visit high mountain lakes and witness the Andes in full display of power; the Tatio geysers, the highest and third largest geothermal field in the world.And, as in all of Alto Atacama’s excursions there is no rush. Take all the pictures that you want, talk to the curious children that approach us in every town, walk through the local markets, make moments last.
The following is the complete list of all van trips available. Your guide will assist in determining which options are advisable each day.
Half Day Van Trips:
Lickanantai Culture: We head out from the Alto Atacama to the Pucará de Quitor parking lot. From here we go via Quitor to the municipal parking lot in San Pedro de Atacama. Visit the Gustavo Le-Paige Museum, the Church, main square, and handicrafts market. Ending with a visit to the Tulor Village. Return to the Alto Atacama Hotel. Length: Half day Level: Easy Altitude: 2440 m.a.sl. Acclimatization: Not required.
Toconao - Atacama Salt Flats (Chaxas Lagoon): Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel in a van to the small village of Toconao, "Hidden Valley" in Kunza. We visit the church, square, bell tower, and local handicrafts. We continue the route to the Soncor sector of the National Flamingo Reserve. At the Chaxas lagoon, we see a 14 minute explanatory video (optional). We walk a 400 meter circuit in about 30 minutes to observe the flora and bird life of the area. Sunset with appetizers, return to San Pedro de Atacama to the Alto Atacama Hotel. Length: Half day Level: Easy Altitude: 2300 m.a.s.l. Acclimatization: Not required.
Sunset in the Valley of the Moon: Head out of the Alto Atacama Hotel via Quitor, to the crossroads with Licancabur Street following the road to Calama, take road towards Kari Lookout, after we drive to the Tres Marías, central crater, and amphitheatre and continue to the Sunset spot, located in front of the amphitheatre or back to the Kari lookout. Length: Half day. Level: Easy. Altitude: 2550 m.a.s.l. Acclimatization: Not required.
Cave Paintings: Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel in a van towards the Hierbas Buenas area, where we will see petroglyphs that reflect on the continuous movements of ancient shepherds. We continue to Santiago de Rio Grande (currently a pastoral-agricultural area), where we can observe the architecture, handicrafts, and crops, before continuing on to Matancilla and its Rainbow Valley ( great mineral reliefs made up of copper oxide, sulphur, iron, and gypsum crystals). Return to Alto Atacama Hotel. Length: Half day Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 3250 m.a.s.l. Acclimatization: Not required
Full Day Van Trips:
Tatio Geyser: Head out from Alto Atacama Hotel in a van towards the Tatio Geysers, easy walk on a trail within the geothermal field, where we can observe the geysers, fumaroles, springs, and local fauna. On the road, we will see beautifully contrasting landscapes. Very low (below zero) temperatures in the morning, on our return, we will visit the small village of Machuca, and then return to San Pedro de Atacama and to the hotel. Length: Full Day Difficulty: medium Altitude: 4321 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: At least two full days, of having been in San Pedro de Atacama.
High Andes Lagoons: We head southwest out of the Alto Atacama Hotel in the van, passing the village of Socaire before reaching the High Andes lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques (Approx 2hrs 30 min.). The beauty of the area is given by the lagoons surrounded by the high points of the Andes mountain range and the flora that lends the wide variety of color. We can also observe local fauna here. A buffet lunch and return to San Pedro de Atacama and the hotel. Length: Full day Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 4200 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, at least two days prior in San Pedro de Atacama.
High Mountain Villages: We head out of the Alto Atacama hotel in the van towards Guatin, taking the detour to Machuca. After doing at water crossing at the Putana Vado, we can observe its bird life; we then take another detour towards the Tocopuri police outpost, and the Chita pass to Caspana. On this road, we will see a large amount of fauna from this area. We will walk through the fields in this agricultural area, and see the liparita stone based architecture. Lunch will be in this village. We continue to the tiny village of Chiu- Chiu, its church, and if there is time, to the Lasana Pukara before reaching the El Loa airport in Calama. Length: Full day Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 3322 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, at least three full days in San Pedro de Atacama.
Pujsa Salt Flat and the Pakana Monks: We head out in the van from the Alto Atacama Hotel towards the Andes Mountains, passing the Quepiaco Vegas, and the rock formations known as the Pakana Monks. Afterwards, we go back 9 kilometres to the Pujsa Salt Flat where we can observe the flora, fauna, and landscapes of this area of the Andes. A buffet lunch and return to San Pedro de Atacama and the Alto Atacama Hotel. Length: Full day Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 4300 m.a.s.l. (passing to 4690) Required acclimatization: Yes, at least two days in San Pedro de Atacama.
Aguas Calientes Salt Flat and Tuyajto: From the hotel, we take the van on the highway towards the Sico Pass, passing Toconao and Socaire, then a dirt road about 70 kilometres to the Aguas Calientes Salt Flat, where a buffet lunch is prepared, while we enjoy the Andean scenery. Length: Full day Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 4300 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, at least two days in San Pedro de Atacama
Route of the Shepherds (Trekking): We head out of the Alto Atacama Hotel to the village of Machuca, from where we descend alongside the river of the same name. The return to the hotel is from Rio Grande. Length: Full day 5 hours. Difficulty: Hard Altitude: 4015 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, at least two days in San Pedro de Atacama
The Route of the Llaretas (Trekking): Copa Coya is a hill 5000 m.a.s.l. west of the geyser area, which we will go around in a trek lasting 4 to 5 hours, passing through sandy ravines and in between native high mountain flora. The trek begins with a descent through a stony area, with a barely marked trail, which is in essence animal track. We come to the lowest point of the walk, in the ravine, to start back up a moderate uphill which becomes stepper near the end. The van will be waiting at the end of the walk with a picnic sandwich lunch. Length: Full day. Walking 4.5 to 5.5 hours 8 km. Difficulty: Hard Altitude: 4000 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes. At least two days in San Pedro de Atacama.
Half day trekking and mountaineering excursions:
Valley of the Moon: Head out from Alto Atacama Hotel via Quitor to the crossroads with Licancabur Street, take the highway to Calama and detour to the Valley of the Moon, entering the park through main entrance. We will stop at a sand dune where the trek begins. We come down the dune and continue through the canyon to the left, at the first fork, we take the right hand path. We pass the first lookout, which looks upon the central crater in the Valley. We continue our route and at the second fork, we take the left hand path to get to the second lookout. We cross the great crater and continue to the Tres Marías Lookout, where we will see the sunset. Length: Half day, 9 km. Difficulty: Medium. Altitude: 2600 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
Los Colorados: Head out from Alto Atacama Hotel via Catarpe to the old tunnel to Calama. Our trek begins here across the ridge of the Cordillera de la Sal range, to the Great Dune of the Mars Valley through which we descend, ending our trek. Length: Half day, 6 km. Difficulty: Medium. Not recommended for people with vertigo. Altitude: 2550 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
Alto Katarpe: Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel via Catarpe to the old tunnel to Calama. Our trek begins here, across the ridge of the Cordillera de la Sal range, almost to the end of the Catarpe Valley where our van awaits. Length: Half day, 5 km. Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 2550 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
Kari Ravine: Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel via Quitor, to the crossroads with Licancabur Street, taking the road to Calama, then the Kari Ravine detour. From here we walk along the path towards the Kari Ravine, until we reach the Kari Canyon. Return to Hotel Length: Half day Difficulty: medium Altitude: 2650 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
Quezala Ravine: At the foot of the Lascar volcano, we come to the village of Talabre and south of it is the Quezala Ravine, where we will observe petroglyphs. The trek continues above the ravine for about 1 hour. Head out from the hotel in the van along the highway to Toconao, after crossing the border station, to the village of Talabre, at the foot of the Lascar volcano, with its constant fumaroles. South of Talabre, we come to the Quezala Ravine which we enter to observe its testimony of human existence more than 12,000 years ago. Length: Half day. 4.2 km Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2810 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
Los Cardones Ravine: From the hotel drive in the van on the shortcut to Puritama highway, stopping at the Guatin entrance. From here, begin the trek down the Vilama river ravine. At the Apacheta, we break from the rivers path climbing to the top of the ravine to finish the trek. Length: Half day. 6.1 km. Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 3166 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: One night in San Pedro.
Tambo-Katarpe: Drive out in the van from the villa to the Katarpe Ayllu (20 minutes). Visit the church in Katarpe, and afterwards a walk over the plains and ravines up to the ancient Inca tambo of Katarpe. Return to the hotel in the van (10 minutes) Length: Half day. 3 km. Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2510 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
Katarpe-El Diablo Ravine: Head out in the van from the villa to the Katarpe Ayllu (15 minutes). Visit the church in Katarpe and then walk through the spectacular Cordillera de la Sal range ravines. Coming out of the El Diablo Ravine, we will be in the midst of the high walls of salt, clay, and gypsum for the final 45 minutes of the trek. Return in the van to the Alto Atacama hotel (10 minutes). Length: Half day. 2.8 km Difficulty: Medium Altitude: 2530 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required.
Jere Valley: Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel in a van to the village of Toconao, "Hidden Valley" in Kunza. Then we take a detour that reaches the Jere Valley, where we can see small plots with fruits and vegetables being grown... we will also observe the flora and fauna of the area. Return to San Pedro de Atacama and to the hotel. Length: Half day, 4 km.Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2475 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required.
Licancabur Volcano: The classic route to climb the Licancabur Volcano is up the southwest side of Verde Lagoon (4350 m.a.s.l.) under the east slope of the Juriques Volcano, neighbour of the Licancabur, in Bolivia.From the lagoon, we advance north, on the western shore, on a 4x4 only trail, from where we can see the ascent route. Afterwards, the trail takes a turn west and finally swings south, rising through a sandy ravine up to the village of Licancabur, 8 kilometres from the cone of the Licancabur volcano and the Juriques volcano, in Bolivia. From the Bolivian refuge, the trail begins on the north east side of the Licancabur, where the first ruins at the base of the volcanic cone are located. The trail rises in a zig zag directly to the summit, through loose material at a 40º incline. At the end of the zig-zag, there are large rocks, through which the trail becomes lost at times. The path is south east, to a false summit. From this point, the summit ridge which is towards the northeast continues to the northeast end of the crater, which is the highest point of the volcanic cone, in which we find a beautiful lagoon. Vestiges of Inca artefacts have been found here. The view of the Atacama Salt Flat and the Andes mountains is breathtaking. Length: Three days. Difficulty: Hard. Altitude: 5916 m.a.s.l. (from 4.900 up to 5.916.). Required Acclimatization: Yes (at least 4 full days and having participated in at least one trek over 4000 m.a.s.l.).
Toco Volcano: Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel in the van to the abandoned sulphur mine (1 hour 15 minutes approx). It begins the rise through a steep trail all the way to the summit. Beautiful panoramic view of the Bolivian lagoons and of the volcanoes in the Andes Mountain range. Length: Half day. Walking 2 to 3.5 hours. Difficulty: Hard Altitude: 5612 m.a.s.l. Elevation change: 365 mts. (5212 to 5612 m.a.s.l.). Acclimatization Required: Yes (at least 3 full days and have done at least one trekking excursion over 4.000 m.a.s.l.).
Mount Kimal: We leave early from the hotel, on the highway towards Calama, taking the detour to the Valley of the Moon through the Llano de la Paciencia. At kilometre 5, taking the road that goes right, through the antennas on the Domeyko range, following through to the base of Mount Kimal, where we can see the vestigial remains of old mountain camps, which is where we begin our ascent. Length: Half day. Walking 2 to 3.5 hours. Difficulty: Difficult. Altitude: 4280 m.a.s.l. Elevation change: From 3430 m.a.s.l. to 4280 m.a.s.l. Acclimatization Required: Yes (at least 3 full days and have done at least one trekking excursion over 4000 m.a.s.l.).
Consider any number of half or full day shared or private guided excursions at Alto Atacama
Choose from any of the half day options today before leaving the desert to return to Santiago this evening.
Shared transfer by minibus for about 1 hour to the Calama aiport.
Assistance at Santiago International airport. Our local representative will assist you with check-in at the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport or International or Domestic flight check-in as per your itinerary.
Assistance at Santiago International airport. Our local representative will assist you with check-out at the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport or International or Domestic flight check-in as per your itinerary.
Fly direct from Santiago to Punta Arenas. The flight duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Please note: Direct flight is subject to availability at time of booking. Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking
Upon your arrival into Punta Arenas airport, you be met by a driver from The Singular Patagonia for your shared transfer to the hotel. This shared transer is offered as a complimentary service for guests of The Singular only.
The Singular Patagonia is a unique lodging set in a truly unique part of the world; here are just a few of the things you can expect from your stay at The Singular Patagonia.
Authentic Patagonia - Set on 100 acres lining the Fjord of Last Hope in Puerto Bories, in the surroundings of Puerto Natales, The Singular Patagonia affords guests the opportunity to experience all Chilean Patagonia has to offer - the true Patagonia. From Expeditions to nearby glaciers and horseback riding on private ranches to walking tours of historic Puerto Natales and adventurous treks through famed Torres del Paine, The Singular provides guests the full spectrum of extraordinary and beautiful terrain that is Patagonia.Vibrant History - Restored and resurrected by fourth generation family members of the original pioneers who settled the area and built the sheep farming industry more than 100 years ago, The Singular pays homage to the building’s and founders’ rich historical importance in the development of the local culture, economy and heritage. Witness century-old machinery imported from England at the turn of the 20th Century; the hotel’s restored wood dock hovering over the Fjord of Last Hope leading out to the Pacific from which ships took wool to markets all over the world; and the local customs and traditions embraced by memorabilia throughout the property.Private Access - Share the adventure of exploring unchartered territory as the pioneers did all those years ago as a team of dedicated guides takes guests to places no man has gone before – literally. The Singular Patagonia provides exclusive access to mountainous terrain not accessed by other tour companies or hotels along with nearby farms to explore on horseback and rivers to navigate by kayak. At The Singular Patagonia, you are privileged, you are different, YOU are Singular.Best of Both Worlds - The Singular experience is indeed singular, a unique blend of the utmost in contemporary luxury combined with access to some of the most untamed territory in the world. Visit nearby attractions like the Milodon Caves and the local town of Puerto Natales where you can interact with locals to get an appreciation for the real Patagonia while having the ability to explore Torres del Paine and discover why it is one of the world’s most extraordinary national parks. At The Singular Patagonia, it is a complete experience, that of the true Patagonia.Gastronomy - Matching the richness and beauty of the building itself will be that of the dishes emerging from Chef Laurent Pasqualetto’s kitchen, further connecting guests to the region’s heritage. Locally grown ingredients, such as Patagonian hare, lamb, South American king crab, white strawberries, rhubarb, seaweed and Patagonian honey will tempt the palate as Chef Pasqualetto re-imagines traditional, regional recipes; fully respectful of the area’s culture and its rich by-products. To perfectly complement the delectable dishes coming out of the kitchen, you will be able to choose from a variety of wines from each grape-growing valley of Chile.
Choose from a wide range of options during your stay at The Singular Patagonia.
Basic, Medium and Expert level activities are available, from trekking to horseback riding and kayaking. The following is a list of some of the expeditions available, for more details please ask you Sales Consultant:
Basic Level Full Day: Trekking Sierra Baguales, Trekking and sailing – Isla Focus, Discovering Torres del Paine National ParkHalf Day: Sailing to Punta Jamón, Visit to Shotel Aike Wetland – Cerro Castillo, Visit to Puerto Bories Industrial Museum, Puerto Natales, Land of Pioneers, Cycling around Puerto Natales
Medium Level:Full Day: Sailing around the Patagonia Fjords: Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers and Lago Azul, Horse riding to Puerto BoriesHalf Day: Cycling around Laguna Sofía, Trekking Seno Ultima Esperanza or Last Hope Sound overlooking point, Trekking to the Mylodon Caves, Trekking and Watching Andean Condors, Horse Riding around Laguna Sofía – Las Cuevas, Horseback Riding to Mylodon Cave, Horse riding to Puerto Bories
Expert Level:Full Day: Trekking to the base of Torres del Paine and The Wonders of Torres del Paine National Park.
A variety of expeditions await for you to explore Patagonia today!
Another day to enjoy a variety of expeditions included in your package at The Singular Patagonia.
Upon checking out, you'll be met by a driver for your shared transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas. The transfer takes approximately 4 hours.
Fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago. The flight duration is approximately 3.5 hours.Please note: Direct flight is subject to availability at time of booking. Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking. This flight may operate with a stop in Puerto Montt.
The Singular Santiago (opening October 2014) combines the style of early 20th century buildings with neoclassical French architectural influences. The result is a striking new addition to the Santiago cityscape. The hotel’s design embraces the artistic heritage of the neighborhood, while adding a cutting-edge modernity: it is an innovative homage to the city’s history and culture. The interior of the hotel recalls the days of yore: a tribute to the palaces of past centuries that sets the tone for the entire environment. Each doorway is a portal not just into another room, but to another place: a Singular setting with an ambiance all its own.
The Singular Santiago Hotel is set to open October 2014.
Surrounded and embraced by the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountain range) and close to the pre-columbian ruins of Quitor, the Alto Atacama Hotel offers one of the most astonishing settings in the world. The hotel has state of the art facilities including a Spa, Yoga fields, hot springs, wooden decks with 6 swimming pools, International bar and a cozy common room with a big fireplace. Add the most impressive sights of the milky way to all of that and you can start getting the picture... The decor is simple yet elegant, with local crafts to enhance the spirit of the rooms. All rooms in Alto Atacama have a private terrace from which the colors of the valley can be enjoyed. Take a nap, read a book or simply relax. The definition of peacefulness acquires a new meaning after a couple of nights here.
Located at the Airport of Santiago with easy access to several areas of the city, this hotel features a modern design and is equipped with the highest standards of services. The hotel offers 112 rooms distributed on five floors. All rooms have king or 2 queen beds, and flat screen tv's. Moreover, there is a restaurant, bar, room service, heated jacuzzi, 2 single saunas, parking, Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel, and seven conference rooms to accommodate up to 170 persons.
The hotel is located in the converted “Frigorifico Puerto Bories”, a post-Victorian cold-storage plant built in 1915. This industrial complex was originally built by the “Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego” to process and export frozen meat to Europe. The cattle came from all over the Patagonia, including across the Andes in Argentina. The factory was in operation for 70 years, generating work and contributing to the development of the region. After a long period of neglect, the building was restored to its former industrial grandeur and as a result of the meticulous conservation, was declared a National Monument in 1996.
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic. "
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
"We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out. I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
"GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that Brandi set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
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