Hotels & Explorations in South America: Explora Hotels

Explora

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TRAVESÍA ATACAMA - UYUNI

Opening April 2021
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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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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

  • RalphB569
    04/03/2020
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    Atacama explora

    stupendous hotel and incredible service- superior food, great open bar with superb bartenders making inventive drinks. Massages great- the swimming pools are incredible- all of them are 93 feet long at varying temperatures. the guides on the excursions were top notch and Atacama itself is incredible experience- extraterrestrial!!

  • stemfrem
    31/01/2020
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    Why travel with anyone than explora

    explora lodges are modern and beautiful. The staff was very attentive. Airport pickup and drop off made it simple. The food is five stars. The excursions are truly the highlight. The Atacama desert was surreal. The guides were so knowledgable and provided voluminous cultural, geologic and ecological information! We cannot wait for our next explora trip

  • carolyncP6409KQ
    07/03/2020
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    SUPERB ! LUXURY EXPLORATION OF PATAGONIA

    My five day stay at explora Torres del Paine was fantastic - the location of the lodge inside the park gives explora a huge advantage over the other luxury options in Chilean Patagonia. Expert guides help you plan a schedule of hikes, horseback rides, and boat rides. Don’t miss the French Valley full day hike and couple a half day hike with the Gaucho picnic -the flame grilled beef and lamb are delicious. All meals included with great wines and open bar. Spa massage treatments are extra and are great after a long hike.

  • Flowermeadow23
    27/02/2020
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    Exemplary service and scenery!

    Our trip to Patagonia and Torres Del Paine could not have been better. The staff went all out to ensure our expectations were met by fully describing the explorations/hikes so that each was extremely enjoyable and at the right physical challenge for us. My husband really liked the location so he could be up before sunrise to capture gorgeous photos of the mountains reflected in the lake. I loved our Salto Chico room view of the falls and lake. The meals were varied and delicious as well, and there was always a nice selection of snacks to take on hikes. I also enjoyed a relaxing massage at the spa. A wonderful place to stay!

  • Harpersongs
    09/03/2020
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    Magical Easter Island with explora

    My wife and I stayed at explora Rapa Nui for 3 nights. We were all inclusive (including all food drinks and excursions). Our room was superb and the staff without exception were friendly, professional and attentive. The food was excellent and imaginatively presented. As for the guides, we had three different guides and they were all really good, with individual styles but each gave us a great insight into the history and culture of the island. All in all, I would heartily recommend explora Rapa Nui.

  • JenRen1958
    28/02/2020
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    Exceeded our expectations!

    This place was amazing! The beds and pillows were super comfortable the rooms quiet and private. The guides were fun and knowledgeable, the resort provided plenty of daily tours to choose from. The food was extraordinary and plentiful and every attention to detail was paid. As one guest put it, "if you're not happy here, you won't be happy anywhere!" I would highly recommend this place!

  • bruceurban
    30/01/2020
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    Nothing not to love

    This is our fourth explora hotel and we love them. The whole experience is wonderful. Every day there is a choice of expeditions ranging from half day to full days with very knowledgeable/expert guides. The walks cater for all abilities and they also offer cycling and horse riding. There was a wonderful spa and pool if you want to chill. The food is terrific and the staff is absolutely charming. We are looking forward to explora opening their next lodge...we will be there.

  • Konnan101
    21/01/2020
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    Wonderful stay

    One of the coolest hotels I've ever stayed at. Stunning property, delicious food, fantastic and knowledgeable staff, wonderful hikes. Desiree, Rocio, and Abelardo were awesome guides. Manuel and Alfredo made for a great dining experience. I would highly recommend.

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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