Hotels & Explorations in South America: Explora Hotels

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Travesía Atacama - Uyuni

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Atacama Desert

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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

Travessia Atacama - Uyuni é uma das experiências de viagem mais especiais do planeta, pois permite descobrir o mundo incomum do altiplano entre o deserto mais seco do Chile e o maior salar do mundo na Bolívia.

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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

  • Paulinevial
    20/08/2019
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    La meilleure expérience de ma vie!

    Le luxe de l'essentiel est sans doute ce qui décrit le mieux explora Patagonia. Tout était parfait, l'équipe nous surprenait toujours avec ses détails, sa chaleur et ses sourires. Les visites étaient parfaites, la nourriture incroyable et les vues ! J'aurais pu rester là des semaines ! Ce séjour a été la meilleure expérience de ma vie, et j'espère être bientôt de retour...en toute saison.

  • 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...

  • Travellinggently
    11/08/2019
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    Perfect in every way

    Everything about this lodge is perfection. The food was incredible, the rooms were amazing, comfortable and planned to the last detail, the common areas and pools were all perfect and stylish but accessible. But what sets it apart are the staff and the explorations they lead each day. What an incredible way to see this area. Staying here is a memory I will cherish forever!

  • 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

  • David P
    21/10/2019
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    Spectacular venue with wonderful staff, brilliant excursions

    Explora Atacama is a great place to stay, with exceptional staff who make you feel welcome from the second you arrive. The range of excursions is amazing from mountain biking, to horse riding to visiting salt flats or hot geysers. The hikes are graded to ensure you don't take on more than you mean to, and the scenery is dramatic and exciting. Above all, the excursion guides are informative, attentive and great company. Food and drink is excellent and contributed to a wonderful experience.

  • 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.

  • RobinzNY
    16/09/2019
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    A wonderful Getaway in a Magical Place

    I just returned from a 3 night-4 day stay with Explora Rapa Nui and words can't properly express the loveliness of this island and hotel. This was a solo vacation and from the moment they pick you up at the airport, bring you to the remote location and show you around the resort, you feel at home and all the stress just drift away. This was an all inclusive stay and except for the well deserved staff tips, you don;t need to pay a penny. The food is included and is wonderful. The bar is included and Pablo the bartender knows his way around a cocktail. Each day, we chose from a variety of tours, two a day, ranging from relaxing to physically advanced. We saw so many lovely Moai and the staff arranged for us to go and see the Moai at Sunset. So much more to say, but suffice it to say I met wonderful people and had a life-altering stay at Explora. Worth every penny spent.

  • 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

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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