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How to get to nayara

HOW TO GET HERE

By plane from Santiago, Chile

Nayara Alto Atacama is located in an oasis 3 Km from San Pedro de Atacama. Surrounded by the Salt Mountain Range, it sits on a desert valley at 2,500 meters above sea level.

There are daily 2-hour flights from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC). We meet guests at Calama airport and then drive them to the lodge which takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

map & directions

By land from Bolivia

From Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flat) or the city of Potosí, you can reach San Pedro de Atacama through the Hito Cajón border crossing which is 50 km away. We can provide the transfer from the Hito Cajón border to the lodge which takes around 45 minutes.

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By land from Argentina

From the city of Salta you can reach San Pedro de Atacama through the Jama Pass (157 km away)

About Weather and seasons

Climate and altitude

Alto Atacama is located in the middle of the Chilean desert where the climate is extremely dry with moderate temperatures and towering altitudes. San Pedro de Atacama is at 7,900ft above sea level, and excursions can be as high as 18,400 feet. Temperatures vary depending on the season, elevation and time of day.
Summers are long, warm and arid, with average temperatures of 27* (81*F). Winters are short, cold and dry, with 22*C(72*F) days and -2*C(28*F) nights. Skies are mostly clear year-round.

Temperatures throughout the year

SUMMER is from Dec. to March, temp of 32ºC DAY and 16º NIGHT.
WINTER is from June to September, temp of 22ºC DAY and as low -1ºC NIGHT.
FALL is from March to June, temp of 24ºC DAY and 8ºC NIGHT.
SPRING is from Sept. to Dec., temp of 26ºC DAY and 12ºC NIGHT.

Formula: (0°C × 9/5) + 32 = 32°F

WHAT TO PACK

YOU ARE ABOUT TO COME
TO A DESERT LOCATION

Our resort is a casual environment, though most people use a  smart/casual approach for dinner. The range of temperatures and activities calls for layer dressing, we recommend always carry a warm jacket or fleece for those cool moments, and a hat and water for all excursions.

For more suggestions, check out this Ultimate Packing List from SmarterTravel:

DON´T FORGET!
  • COMFORTABLE WALKING/HIKING SHOES
  • ACTIVEWEAR
  • WARM JACKET  AND FLEECE
  • BATHING SUIT
  • SUN CREAM
  • HAT AND SUNGLASSES
  • BINOCULARS AND CAMERA
  • MORE FUN ITEMS
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