explora Atacama, Chile

explora Atacama, Atacama Desert, Chile

It isn’t every hotel that boasts its own astronomical observatory – then again, it isn’t every hotel that perches at the edge of the highest and driest landscape on earth, the Atacama in Chile. Everything seems more pronounced here – the sky is wider, the geysers noisier, the desert blooms more vibrant.

And certainly the night sky is more alive than any you’ve ever seen yet, diamond constellations glittering against the fathomless void. But it’s during the day that the Hotel explora en Atacama really comes into its own, providing guests with multiple opportunities to experience this beautiful and surprising destination.

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The Desert Alive

explora Atacama, Atacama Desert, ChileEvery evening, the hotel’s experienced guides work with guests to draw up a personal itinerary of explorations for the following day, ranging from hikes across barren salt flats or to the rims of huge volcanoes, to horseback rides through the desert or up the dunes of Death Valley.

However adventurous you choose to be, you’ll have the opportunity to really get inside the Atacama experience, acclimatising to the altitude and climate as you go.

Back at the stylish modern hotel, relax aching muscles in one of four ambient-temperature pools, saunas and steam baths, or even at the Termas de Puritama, a hot spring nature reserve nearby. explora Atacama is total escape from city life, a stylish oasis of calm in an unforgiving (but unforgettable) landscape.

Accommodation

Our lodge is located on a plain known as the Ayllu de Larache, once inhabited by an ancient Atacameño community. We have respected the original layout of the land and restored and maintained some of the buildings.

Beautifully Designed

Our Atacama hotel & lodge has 50 comfortable rooms, each designed to maximize silence and privacy. They are tastefully designed with wooden ceilings and floors made of stone and tiles. Each has a small living area, a hydromassage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration.

The views from the lodge’s broad terraces enable you to enjoy Atacama’s vast chain of volcanic mountains.

Facilities

  • Gift shop featuring explora apparel and local crafts
  • Internet available.
  • Computers available for travelers use and WiFi in the bar area
  • Meeting room
  • Library and traveler´s bar
  • Art gallery featuring Atacama Indian artcrafts
  • Quiet sitting areas inside, on outdoor verandahs and patios
  • Observatory
  • Four connected outdoor pools
  • Saunas, steam baths and open – air jacuzzi Massage service
  • Private stables
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers: there is a locker for every room at the entrance of the hotel

Activities

Each day explora travelers can join a variety of explorations which have been carefully created. Every day you can choose from 5 to 10 different options specifically selected according to the weather, the travelers desires, the duration and the level of difficulty.

Walking, horseback riding, in a van or by bicycle and accompanied by guides, you can explore with emotion the nature or the history of Atacama.

Location

Take a domestic flight from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC).

Pick up transfer from explora will take you from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama in a 1 hour road by van through the Desert.

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