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Explora Atacama

Explora Philosophy

horseback riding in the Valley of the MoonExplora is a small private chain of exclusive adventure resorts which aim to offer travellers the best of all worlds - luxurious, yet eco-conscious accommodations, excellent food and services, and fantastic adventures. They offer set packages that are fully flexible - each traveller can choose their adventure according to their own interest and style. At the end of the day a fabulous meal and great wine is waiting for you at the hotel, which provides a all the creature comforts you would expect - and more.

Currently Explora Hotels offers their exceptional hotels in Atacama, Patagonia and Easter Island (new!)

Explora en Atacama

The remote oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama is truly located on the edge of civilization. Beyond this point nature rules supreme, wilderness and wide open spaces dominate the landscape, a majestic, awe-inspiring vast landscape that is sublime and surreal at once, harsh like the stony desert, yet painted in a myriad of earthy colours that suggest softness. A visit to the Atacama can be a life changing experience. Explora is aware of the impact and seeks to support people who venture here on a personal journey that is as much about the outer adventure as about the inner one - where we touch our own inner unexplored and wild spaces.

The Property grounds, formed by twenty small farming lots, are respected and maintained as a historical testimony by explora. Accommodations include all you need for relaxation and the best means for exploring the Atacama lands.

The architectural style is yet utilizes elements of local building style and materials to invoke the special ambiance of Andean nature and culture - a unique blend of modern and traditional styles. The hotel offers a comfortable and hospitable safe heaven, a travelers refuge, where the magic of the Atacama can be enjoyed and experienced in comfort and safety, yet with all amenities and support available to make your stay here the adventure of a lifetime.

Located in the Ayllú (neighborhood) de Larache in San Pedro de Atacama, the hotel encompasses a main building and three patios. Each room has its own patio access. The corridors coincide in the main building and are crossed by two passages: the Pasaje de la Luz and the Pasaje del Agua.


room at explora atacamaThe hotel has 52 luxury rooms of 33 m2 (335.2 square feet), each fitted with a jacuzzi and sitting area. Every room has marvelous wood and tile accents, fabulous linens, custom-designed furnishings and spectacular views.

What really makes explora special is the wide range of superb explora style adventures that are offered as part of their inclusive packages. Each day explora guests can choose from 5 to 10 different options specifically selected according to the weather, the guest desires, the duration and the level of difficulty.

Explorations have been designed to allow for gradual acclimatization to the altitude. Some excursions take place in the vicinity of San Pedro, between 2,500 and 3,000 meters (8,200 and 9,850 feet) above sea level; others are at intermediate levels between 3,000 and 4,500 meters (9,840 and 13,120 feet); and the most demanding reach heights of up to 6,000 meters. (19,680 feet)

All explorations are accompanied by explora guides and are available at all levels of abilities to explore the nature or the history of Atacama. Be in the Andes experiencing the power of heights of more than 4,000 meters (13,120 feet), enjoy the volcanoes and plateaus or visit the small villages with their traditions and folklore.

Packages include

The hotel offers all creature comforts and most services are included in the package rates:

Not included are:

See list of available excursions.

Rates per person

Mid-Season: May 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 and Mar 1, - Apr 30, 2018

Room Accommodation 3 nights 4 nights 5 nights 6 nights 7 nights 8 nights
Tulur Single US$ US$ US$    
Double US$2125 US$2692 US$3223 US$3719 US$4144 US$4498
Yali Single US$ US$   US$    
Double US$2402 US$3043 US$3643 US$4204 US$4684 US$5084
Suite Catur Single US$ US$   US$    
Double US$3161 US$4004 US$4794 US$5532 US$6164 US$6691

Summer-Season: Dec 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018

Room Accommodation 3 nights 4 nights 5 nights 6 nights 7 nights 8 nights
Tulur Single US$ US$   US$    
Double US$2231 US$2826 US$3384 US$3904 US$4350 US$4722
Yali Single US$ US$   US$    
Double US$2523 US$3196 US$3827 US$4415 US$4920 US$5340
Suite Catur Single US$ US$   US$    
Double US$3321 US$4207 US$5037 US$5812 US$6476 US$7029

Holidays: Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018 / Feb 9 - 17, 2018

Room Accommodation 6 nights
Tulur Single US$
Double US$4200
Yali Single US$
Double US$4748
Suite Catur Single US$
Double US$6248


Tour includes: Non-guided transfers to/from Explora from Calama airport. Accommodations. Full board with wine, drinks or soft drinks. Daily explorations (groups of up to 10 persons) with driver and Spanish / English speaking guides, and picnic. Use of all hotel facilities and transportation for exploration, including saunas, pools, outdoor Jacuzzi, horses.

Discounts apply to families with children. Please inquire.

Are you planning on visiting more than one Explora Lodge? With an Explora Passport you will receive a discount on your overall package price if you combine two or more Explora Lodges on your trip.

For further information and booking inquiries please send us and e-mail.