The Atacama, 40,541 square miles of desert running down the Pacific Coast of Chile, gets an average of no rain per year. It looks like the Moon. Or Mars. But it’s a tiny bit easier to get to. And when you do arrive in just about the most opposite landscape from Britain it’s possible to be, you can trek in national parks, admire volcanoes and geysers, visit archeological sites, ride horses in awe-inspiring landscapes, and, when the sun goes down, get a very sore neck from gazing up at the world’s best view of the Milky Way. And, goodness, there may be no rain, but there’s a torrent of stylish hotels. Here are three…

Hotel de Larache

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa


Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

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