Sustainable travel: Connect with the landscape of Chile
Tierra Adventure and Spa Hotels invites you to get under the skin of this alluring destination in sustainable style.
Sustainability isn’t just a trend; it’s the future of luxury travel. Tierra Hotels holds nature in the highest regard, embracing the responsibility to both protect the surrounding landscapes and create a deep connection with the environment in all that it offers. Whether it’s the frosted peaks and deep lakes of Patagonia, the infinite starry skies and ethereal energy of the Atacama, or the dazzling blue waters and lush, rolling hills of Chiloé, Tierra Adventure and Spa Hotels is at one with the lands that it calls home.
Its dedication to the lands of the Atacama Desert, Chiloé Island and Patagonia – and the life within them – goes hand in hand with its commitment to provide guests with unforgettable memories. Enjoy your vacation, your way, with all-inclusive stays that take the hassle out of your trip; accommodation, dining, bar, excursions and airport transfers are all part of the program. For you, the focus is instead on re-energising and relaxation, whether you’re travelling with the family, on a couple’s break or on an adventurous honeymoon. There are family rooms and activities tailored to kids, and romantic packages for that special trip for two, as well as private excursions and transfers for an altogether exclusive experience. Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones and immersing yourself in nature, while also restoring your minds and bodies. To help you achieve this, your holiday will be full of original, authentic adventures, combined with revitalising wellness experiences and exquisite cuisine.
The perfect balance of adventure and restoration
Tierra Hotels help you get under the skin of Patagonia, Chiloé and the Atacama Desert with excursions led by the most knowledgeable guides. Upon arrival at each hotel, an expert guide will sit down with you to get to know your personal interests and activity level and create an excursion plan customised just for you. From horseback riding to volcano climbing, hiking to stargazing tours, an extensive menu of activities is one of the reasons guests choose Tierra Hotels.
Balance your outdoors adventures with a focus on spa, wellness and absolute relaxation. Each lodge is filled with carefully calculated spaces designed specifically for unwinding, incorporating sweeping views, warm tones and soothing Uma Spas. You’ll find a long list of holistic treatments, ranging from private outdoor baths to deep tissue massages; the perfect remedy after a day of hiking or sightseeing. What’s more, during your adventures in Chile, disconnecting from modern life is all too easy, as you’ll find no TVs in the rooms and a slower pace of life that is distinctly Chilean.
Inspired by the destination
At all three adventure spa hotels, the architecture is bold and inviting. Built with locally sourced materials – such as the lenga wood used in Tierra Patagonia, hand-made adobe in Tierra Atacama and the traditional shingles of Tierra Chiloé – these lodges in Chile take their inspiration from each destination, as well as the spirit of the land itself. Design features, such as those found in the rooms, are a reflection of the surrounding landscapes, with key elements and artefacts sourced from Chilean artisans. In all corners in and around each property, there’s always a direct connection with the land and its people.
Tierra Hotels’ exceptional hospitality seems to come naturally, forged in 65 years of experience at Ski Portillo which, perched up in the Chilean Andes, was South America’s first-ever winter resort, managed by Henry Purcell. Today, Henry’s son, Miguel Purcell, carries on the Portillo tradition at Tierra as general manager, through an inherently easy-going but hands-on attitude and friendly service. The importance placed on employing professional and knowledgeable guides comes from an understanding of hiring the best ski instructors around. Each adventure spa hotel is filled with great people, because a strong team means that guests are best-placed for the adventure of a lifetime.
The local environments which surround Tierra Hotels are a constant source of inspiration. This drives ongoing efforts to simultaneously limit any direct impact on either the landscape or its wildlife, while respecting the cultural traditions and sensibilities of all nearby communities. At each one of the three Tierra Hotels, there is a robust sustainability program in place, recognised nationally and internationally, all in a pursuit to adhere to the worthy principle of protecting the environment and supporting the local communities.
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