Tented camps are the stuff of legend in Rajasthan, Kenya, Morocco. But Chile? Soon, if Harry Hastings, managing director of blue-chip operator Plan South America (plansouthamerica.com; from $1,080 for two nights full board), has anything to say about it.
He’s plumping for Wara Nomade, which is flush at the edge of the Chilean Pacific in Atacama and is a new side project of architect Susanna Aránguiz, owner of ultra-cool Hotel Wara, situated some 45 minutes inland. The camp’s three ensuite tents, lined with Andean rugs and textiles and kitted out with enormous comfy beds, accommodate just six; days are spent kayaking or snorkelling, spotting sea lions and whales, or sipping Pisco Sours in any one of the various alfresco chilling spaces while the private chef whips up gambas or grills you a massive steak.