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explora Atacama

  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • EXPLORA ©
  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • Explora Atacama
  • Hotel Owned ©
  • Hotel Owned ©
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Exceptional experience-driven hotel with its own brand of adventurous and totally unpretentious luxury, epitomised by an included programme of special tailored activities.

An exceptional first class property, Explora Atacama is situated within a stone’s throw of snow-capped volcanoes, shimmering salt plains, Andean peaks and some of the world’s most advanced astronomical research centres. With all this and more on its doorstep, the hotel has something to offer everyone – from individuals, families and groups to the most adventure-seeking travellers.

Explora specialises in its own completely unpretentious brand of luxury: you can speed across salt flats on a mountain bike or just relax by a pool watching the most intensely vivid sunset you'll probably ever see.

Your stay includes numerous excursions per day, tailored to your individual interests and fitness. Activities range from climbing and trekking to cycling and horse riding in the sand dunes, as well as less strenuous pastimes such as archaeological tours and sunset trips to the Moon Valley, with its beautiful sandstone rock formations and striking colours at dawn and dusk. The lodge even has its own observatory for night-time observation of the Atacama's famously starry skies. In between adventures, the grounds are a wonderful place to relax and admire the spectacular lunar surroundings. Plus, the food is a highlight with menus based on intriguing local dishes using the freshest ingredients unique to this far flung corner of Chile.

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What our clients say

  • "Explora en Atacama is vvvvv good. Atacama Desert - this was the most amazing place in the world and we have travelled a lot. The hotel was excellent thinking about…

    GM, Woodford Green
  • “For me this was perfect and worth the money. I really appreciated being able to tailor the trips during the day and if necessary have a guide too. The food…

    ME, Angel
  • "Restaurant and rooms good. Trips and horse riding excellent."

    DB, London
  • "Explora is probably the best kept secret of Latin America. It may seem expensive at first glance, but they take care of your every need once they receive you at…

    YC, Singapore
  • “Explora en Atacama just fantastic.”

    CS, Exmouth
  • Highlight of our trip! Very well run set up, with a wide choice of activities, that were always available (the hotel was about half full, so there was no issue…

    ND Bristol
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Our Expert's Opinion

This explora property is exquisite, and while there’s so much to be said about the exceptional activities it’s a beautiful place to come back to at the end of the day too. In the early evening the views of the towering Andes to the north and east are simply magical, with beautiful pastel shades of blue and pink, and best enjoyed from the outdoor deck with a glass of chilled Chilean wine.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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