Explora

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explora, art of travel

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desert alive

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off the beaten track

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at the heart of the Inca Empire

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 100 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.

Sacred Valley Peru Cusco, Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley, Peru

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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Rapa Nui, easter Island hotels

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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Torres del Paine National Park Hotel 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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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.

Trekking in a salt flat in Travesia Uyuni. Adventure travels in the Altiplano of Bolivia

Uyuni, Bolivia

The Bolivian Altiplano is one of the world’s most pristine territories, of which the famous Uyuni salt flat is only one of many surprises.

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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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Travesia El Chalten, an adventure in Patagonia for family vacations

El Chaltén, 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

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    Incredibly beautiful views with first-rate hospitality

    The explora resort in Patagonia is set in a spectacular setting, with each guest room facing the large, snow-covered granite towers after which the national park is named. To make it even more spectacular, there is a lake in front of the towers, so that you also get to see their reflections in the lake. Add all-included hiking and horseback riding, as well as excellent meals and an open bar at no extra cost, and it is as close to perfect as any resort that I have ever stayed at.

  • Andrew R
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    Loved Our Stay at The Explora!

    We LOVED our stay at The explora Patagonia. The view is incredible, the staff was lovely, but the guides, THE GUIDES really made our trip. So much fun and they really went above and beyond. Food was really nice - but we've heard that they're really stepping it up a notch in the coming weeks with a new chef so I look forward to reading more reviews on this.

  • Faride A
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    Excelent

    It was the best way to discover the Sacred Valley, unknown places, ancient cultures, authenticity! Explora has designed the best experiences! I have been many times in Cusco but it was the first time I enjoyed every minute.

  • Jay T
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    Let's go for a hike

    What a wonderful experience. Service was top-notch from rooms to dining. Guides were very knowledgeable about the area and local traditions. Great way to see the Sacred Valley. The bar was fully stocked and the spa was great after a long day of hiking and looking at ruins.

  • Wendy F
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    Amazing hotel in an amazing place

    Easter Island was a "bucket list" trip for my husband and me, and both the island and Explora did not disappoint. The hotel was terrific...great rooms, food, and facilities. But the highlight was the staff-- everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful...especially the expedition guides.

  • MicroAdventurer
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    Beautiful Location on Rapa Nui

    Really love the "adventure glamping experience" at the explora lodges in South America and the Rapa Nui one was no exception. They really look after you here - from picking you up at the airport, to check in to your final transfer home -all the staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a great time exploring the wonders of Easter Island even if you only have a few days. The guides here are all top-notch - Special shout out to Christian who is an encyclopedia of knowledge on Rapa Nui & its history - never thought I would enjoy learning so much!