Hotel and Explorations in South America - Luxury Experiences

Explora

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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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explora Argentina

Patagonia, Argentina

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

The desire for discovery has no boundaries.

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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

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

  • Fiona B
    14/06/2019
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    One of the best hotels I've stayed in

    I left Explora Patagonia feeling like I had just stayed in one of the best hotels in the world and in one of the best locations in the world. It is very hard to imagine how this could be any better...

  • Grant R
    11/05/2019
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    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    This place is absolutely heaven on earth. Unbelievable location, killer lodge, great staff, awesome hikes, superb food, giant (and I mean giant) mountains EVERYWHERE! I've done a lot of hiking and have gone to a lot of eco-lodges in my day but this place is seriously off the chain. I'd go back every year if I could - and I might. You MUST go! Forget the cost, forget the distance - JUST GO!

  • MMD69
    12/07/2019
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    Wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings

    We stayed for 3 nights - tip - stay more! Be properly prepared for all weather for your hikes and if you are a veggie ask for the vegetarian menu. Drink pisco sours and enjoy amazing scenery, fabulous hikes and really experienced guides - enjoy

  • Anniek0901
    05/05/2019
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    Absolutely perfect!

    The concept of Explora is to experience the Sacred Valley and all it has to offer in the most authentic and active way, combined with the 'luxurious home' that is the hotel. Moreover, this concept has been executed to the highest quality level: the hikes are varied (nature, history, local ambiance), the guides are very well informed and enthusiastic, the rooms are spacious and super comfortable, the food is delicious and healthy, the overall space is spectacular and the service is familiar and attentive. This was our first time at Explora and we will definitely go find another of their destinations.

  • 387tracey
    26/07/2019
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    Excellent rating doesn't seem enough...

    I had read reviews before my trip that said this was definitely a place to visit but nothing prepared me for the amazing place that it was. Apart from the incredible scenery and surrounds, the resort itself was a wonderful experience. Everything is provided for you and to a very high quality. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the food was wonderful, I can't speak highly enough. It was perfect and a trip I will never forget.

  • Sixonthego_50
    07/05/2019
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    Best time of my life. Incredible location, unparalleled excursions and service.

    I have visited over 300 locations worldwide and very few even come close to the experience my wife and I had at the Explora Atacama. The excursions are amazing. There are many to choose from, each with a uniqueness. The excursion coordinator, Consuelo, the heart and soul of the excursions, possible the resort, made it her mission to make sure we had the time of our life. She was deeply involved with each day treks. She convinced us to work up to and try a high-altitude climb, which I did. It was unbelievable. Each trek was a world unto itself, including, animals, rock formations, history, geysers, hot springs, etc. It was truly amazing. She even had the newer people doing everything to make sure we were attended to and very happy. One of her new associates, Moritz, always greeted us with a smile and new ideas. I have never stayed at a place in my life where there was so much dedication to our happiness. The meals were really nice and the service was impeccable. There was a manager, Carolina, who checked on us multiple times daily to make sure all was well and we were having a great time. She knew our names and would seek us out. It was truly amazing.

  • Explore31885619603
    10/05/2019
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    All one hoped for and so much more

    This was one of those hotels you can’t quite believe you staying in because everything is so much better than expected. Most important of all, the staff - all of whom go above and beyond - one word/ amazing

  • peb_48
    02/05/2019
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    The "Number One" place to stay on Easter Island

    After an amazing 5 days at Explora Patagonia (in the Torres del Paine National Park) we flew to Easter Island for another great Explora experience - 5 days at this delightful Eco-lodge. As with Patagonia, the prices are high but all is included, and no extra charge for the delightful views! The guides were excellent as were all the excursions. These were tailored to the capabilities of each guest. The sights and sounds of the island are wonderful. 5 days was by no means too long - we found it just right. A real 'bucket-list' destination.

Awards & Press

Peru's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019, explora Valle Sagrado.

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Peru's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019, 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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