Explora Atacama

Iconic, simple, rugged

Domingo Atienza Sn, Ayllu De Larache, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000


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At a Glance

Explora offers adventure at its doorstep and some of the best excursions in the region.


Explora Atacama opened in San Pedro Atacama in 1998, and it is now known for outstanding adventure excursions. The hotel is set on forty-two acres, and its fifty rooms and common spaces are focused around a central square, giving it the look and feel of an adult summer camp. The property boasts a lovely garden, four pools and a small area for spa treatments.

The luxury resorts in the area, such as Tierra Atacama and Alto, offer more comfortable bedrooms and more on-property, pampering amenities. However, for outdoorsy travelers, the Atacama Desert’s real attraction is its stunning wilderness, and the Explora offers the best excursions and excellent guides. Although they are all group tours, the maximum number of participants for each activity ends up being only around eight (because of the van size). Offerings include serious mountain hikes and multi-day voyages into neighboring countries, so for serious adventure types and climbers, or horseback riders (it has its own stable), this property remains the standout choice.

Who Should Stay

Adventurous travelers who want to spend most of the day on excursions.

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