Hotels & Explorations in South America: Explora Hotels

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IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO PATAGONIA

New opening in El Chaltén, Argentina

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Hotel & Explorations

Patagonia

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Hotel & Explorations

Atacama Desert

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Hotel & Explorations

Easter Island

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Hotel & Explorations

Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

About explora

About explora

Founded in 1993, explora is a travel company that owns and operates hotels and Travesías -nomadic journeys-, in 7 remote destinations of South America.

We propose a way of traveling based on in-depth exploration of the surroundings, the luxury of the essential and a sustainable development.

Our explorations are what make us unique, that’s why we are constantly developing new routes. For this year, we offer over 2.236 miles of routes and more than 150 different explorations.
Founded in 1993, explora is a travel company that owns and operates hotels and Travesías -nomadic journeys-, in 7 remote destinations of South America.
BOLIVIA ARGENTINA PERU SOUTH AMERICA Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean CHILE TRAVESIA explora UYUNI explora ATACAMA TRAVESIA explora SALTA explora RAPA NUI TRAVESIA explora EL CHALTEN explora PATAGONIA explora VALLE SAGRADO

Hotels

Our hotels have been purposely designed as a base from which to explore the remote territories of South America. They each respond to the unique beauty and characteristics of their location.

Patagonia hotels in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia South America

Patagonia, Chile

At the end of the world lays more than just beauty: Glaciers, majestic mountains, turquoise lakes and gauchos dot this mythical land.

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El Chaltén, Argentinian Patagonia

El Chaltén, Argentinian Patagonia

After more than 10 years exploring northern and southern Argentina, we decided to open explora Argentina in 2020 in “Los Huemules” Natural Reserve.

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Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley –located at the heart of the ancient Inca Empire–is a particular mix of natural and cultural beauty that has attracted explorers for centuries.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama Desert

Atacama, Chile

The Atacama Desert is also known as the driest place on Earth. A territory which is so vast, that time and direction seem to have no meaning.

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Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile

Unique and off the beaten track, Easter Island hides the mysteries of a unique and enigmatic culture: every explorer’s paradise.

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Travesias

explora Travesías are nomadic journeys in which we drive across remote territories, blurring borders and accessing hiking routes in some of the world’s most isolated landscapes.

Atacama – Uyuni

Atacama – Uyuni

Travesía Atacama - Uyuni is the ultimate travel experience, discovering the unearthly world of the Altiplano through some of the world’s most isolated hiking routes and our remote explora mountain homes.

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Salta Argentina, a landscape for hiking trips, mountain bike rides, and horseback rides in the best vacations. Travesia Salta

Salta, Argentina

The colossal Andes Mountains, natural border between Chile and Argentina, guard multi-colored valleys of sublime silence.

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El Chaltén, an adventure in Patagonia for family vacations

Patagonia, Chile – Argentina

Patagonia is a territory shared by Chile and Argentina. Windswept and distant, it is a unique land of contrasts and sheer beauty.

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Why explora?

We believe in the power of an experience, which is why for over 20 years, we have introduced our travelers to the remote areas of South America through meticulously planned exploration programs.

Reviews

  • 416marlac
    11/12/2019
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    An Amazing Adventure!

    Explora Patagonia exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The personalized service, experienced guides, exceptional customer care and service, fabulous food and great bar are only a few of the areas where we were so well taken care of we will plan to return. In addition, we had a problem with the front tire of our rental car, and the Explora team not only put air in the tire, but helped us with diesel fuel for our drive back to El Calafate, Argentina. To top it all off, at 5:00am the morning of our departure we were met with "breakfast to go" and hot coffee/tea for the long drive.
    I cant say enough about Explora, the team and the exceptional experience we had.

  • Getaway31630836807
    21/12/2019
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    Excellent Patagonia Resort

    My wife and I recently spent 6 nights and 5 full days at explora, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. In all respects explora provided high quality service. It began with being picked up in Punta Arenas and being driven to Torres del Paine. All of the hotel personnel were extremely accommodating; our guides each day we’re throughly professional and friendly; the food and restaurant staff were excellent as well. The overall philosophy at explora seems to be, “what can we do to maximize your experience in Patagonia?”

  • Elizabeth H
    22/12/2019
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    Perfect Place to stay on Rapa Nui

    Explora Rapa Nui is the perfect place to stay on Rapa Nui for a relaxing environment with beautiful views down to the sea. A variety of tours are available with a range of activity levels - this lets each guest choose what they want to do including great hiking for those who want to be more active and tours to places of interest for those who do not. At the end of the day you return to a lovely peaceful place with great food and drink. Part of the enjoyment is the staff who are all most engaging and helpful.

  • gregandpierre
    19/12/2019
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    One of the best experiences we've ever had!

    Highly personable staff, excellent rooms, superb facilities in a gorgeous setting, delectable menus, exotic concoctions for the 'drink of the day,' knowledgeable guides with great story-telling skills, a host of excellently planned tours throughout this beautiful island... who could ask for anything more?

  • Ariel R
    03/12/2019
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    Magical!

    Explora is a truly magical place. Gorgeous hotel, luxurious rooms, food and drinks to die for, and the excursions are phenomenal! The guides here are fantastic, they know everything - history, archeology, culture, geology, etc. You really learn the "why" behind the excursion topics. And they are each exclusive and unique. The bike riding was so much fun, and we felt we were watching Game of Thrones when learning about Machu Picchu history - we were on the edge of our seats! I cannot recommend this place enough, we were heartbroken when we left. We hope to come back soon!

  • PaulTena
    02/12/2019
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    Simply the best!

    Spent a week here and it was one of my favorite trips ever. For a property to truly be 5-star, no detail can be overlooked and this Explora delivered on every level. Upon arriving at the airport, we were in Explora's capable hands and for the next week, we enjoyed hiking in amazing locations, eating wonderful food, and just relaxing in our suite and/or at the spa. I cannot recommend staying here enough. I would gladly repeat this entire experience. Thank you, Explora. I am coming back.

  • onconc
    09/12/2019
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    Horseback riding on the moon

    My wife and I spent 8 days at the Explora Atacama in Chile. From the moment we arrived in Caluma we we greeted warmly and cared for like royalty. The hotel is about 1 1/2 hrs drive thru what looks like the sea of tranquility except for the windmills. At the hotel we were greeted by Maureen who gave us a brief tour. The hotel is located in stunning setting overlooking the Liancancabur volcano. We chose the entry level room which was lovely. Very excellent bedding and bathroom and nice amenities such as robes, slippers, and safe.
    The meals are all sit down with excellent table service including a nice wine selection and full bar.
    The reason to come here is the Explorations. There are about 40 spanning biking, hiking, horseback riding and a few overland tours. Each activity is accompanied by a guide and driver. Every guide was patient, caring and extremely well educated. They are all required to pass a four month course. To really enjoy a good level of fitness and a sense of adventure. I should mention that the this resort attracts a multinational following of great guests to interact with.

  • jbetinyani
    09/12/2019
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    The best way to visit Atacama desert, period.

    The hotel property is massive, beautifully built and catches the magic of the desert with a luxurious simplicity. But the most impressive thing about the explora is how everything is planned for you to go outside and discover the desert. The perfectly crafted explorations and the knowledge of the area really set Explora apart from the rest. A must.

Awards & Press

World's Leading Expedition Company, explora.

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World's Leading Expedition Company, explora.

2019

Peru's Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Valle Sagrado.

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Peru's Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Valle Sagrado.

2019

Chile’s Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Atacama.

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Chile’s Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Atacama.

2019, 2013

South America’s leading Expedition Company, explora.

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South America’s leading Expedition Company, explora.

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Chile’s Leading Resort, explora Patagonia.

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Chile’s Leading Resort, explora Patagonia.

2019, 2018, 2016

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"Top 10 Resort Hotels in South America", explora Patagonia.

2019

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"Top 25 All- Inclusive Resorts - World", Travelers´Choice 2019, explora Patagonia.

2019

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"Top 25 Hotels - Peru", Travelers´Choice 2019, explora Valle Sagrado.

2019

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"Top 25 Hotels - Chile", Travelers´Choice 2019, explora Patagonia, explora Atacama and explora Rapa Nui.

2019

Premio Nacional de Medio Ambiente Recyclápolis, explora.

Premio Nacional de Medio Ambiente Recyclápolis, explora.

2018

Chile’s Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Patagonia.

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Chile’s Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Patagonia.

2018, 2017, 2016

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"Top Resorts in South America", Readers' Choice Awards 2018, explora Patagonia, Rapa Nui, Atacama and Valle Sagrado.

2018

"Staff of the Year", The Hideaway Report's Grand Awards 2018, explora Valle Sagrado.

2018

"Favorite Hotels of 2017", The Hideaway Report's Grand Awards 2018, explora Valle Sagrado.

2018

Travellers´Choice 2018, explora Rapa Nui and explora Patagonia.

Travellers´Choice 2018, explora Rapa Nui and explora Patagonia.

2018

"Our Favorite Hotels in the World", Gold List 2018, explora Rapa Nui and explora Atacama.

2017

"The Best New Hotels in the World", It List, explora Valle Sagrado.

2017

"Travel Top 100", Readers' Travel Awards 2017, explora Patagonia.

2017

"Top Resorts in South America", Readers' Travel Awards 2017, explora Patagonia.

2017

"Our Favorite Hotels in the World", Gold List 2017, explora Rapa Nui.

2016

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