Located close to the village of San Pedro de Atacama, explora Atacama is a place to connect with nature and appreciate the natural marvels of the Atacama Desert. A wide variety of activities will suit a variety of travelers, each offering their own brand of exploration and excitement.

Property Details

The main building of explora Atacama embraces a low profile design to complement the Atacama Desert surrounds and the 42 acres of hotel grounds. Inside find rooms and suites with unique touches like tile accents, custom-designed furnishings, and sumptuous linens. The 19 Tulur luxury rooms have magnificent views of the Cordillera de la Sal, and the 27 Yali luxury rooms look out over the orchard. Both the Tulur and Yali rooms also include Jacuzzis and comfortable sitting areas. The four Catur suites feature a balcony overlooking the countryside, plus extra space to stretch out.

An active holiday in the driest place on Earth requires a menu that is all fuel and no fluff. Focused on light, healthy fare and created with quality ingredients, selections from explora Atacama’s kitchen will keep your body ready for adventure. Of course, choice Chilean wines are always part of the dining experience, and the quincho outdoor barbecue area hosts special feasts of spit-roasted meats with a live Andean music soundtrack. The Explorer’s Bar doubles as a meeting place where you can draw up your plans for exploration with your guide.

Enjoy a variety of activities and excursions in true explora style: trek through the Atacama Desert, mountain climb, visit local villages, ride through the area on horseback or bicycle, or look to the stars in one of the world’s best locations for astronomical observation. The observatory on property allows you to experience stargazing like you’ve never imagined it.

The hotel is located in the heart of Ayllu de Larache, an area that was once a community of the ancient Aymara people. Some 20 indigenous sites with paths and buildings still exist in the area, and explora Atacama acts as steward of these important historical sites. You might also consider a hike through the Puritama Hot Springs, over 19,000 acres of land owned by explora and on the cusp of becoming a nature reserve. After exploring, luxuriate in one of the four temperature-controlled pools, surrounded by native plants. Retreat inside the restored Colonial-era adobe-straw bungalow to the Turi Puri massage room, or try out the sauna, steam bath, and open-air Jacuzzis for healing and perfect desert ambiance.

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