explora, art of travel

Founded in 1993, explora is a travel company that owns and operates lodges and Travesías -nomadic journeys-, in 6 remote destinations of South America.

We propose a new 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 3.600km of routes and more than 100 different explorations.

Torres del Paine Magallanes
For centuries, Patagonia was the end of the known world. The sea, the mountains and the ice fields acted as great natural barriers to cut off this land from the rest of the globe, where only people of great stature and strange customs, managed to inhabit in the wild. explora Patagonia is located at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. On the shores of Lake Pehoe, it has breathtaking views of the Paine Massif and horns.
San Pedro de Atacama
explora Atacama invites you to experience this enthralling world, teeming with an endless array of fascinating layers and corners to discover. For us, the Oasis of San Pedro is just the beginning. To truly delve into the heart and soul of this remote, high Andean plains region – the Altiplano – we recommend taking one of our travesías, or several-day nomadic journeys.
Hanga Roa
Located 3,700 kilometers (2,237 miles) from the American continent, surrounded by the world’s most transparent waters, Rapa Nui is the cradle of an unusual and enigmatic culture which persists to this day. The language, music and many traditions remain alive amongst the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past.
Travesia Uyuni
This travesía starts in Potosí, one of the most important mining cities in colonial America. From there, we will begin our journey through the fascinating Bolivian altiplano towards the Salar de Uyuni. The travesía will come to an end at the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, situated in the driest desert in the world. Our journey across the altiplano begins in the mythical Bolivian city of Potosí, whose vast silver deposits sustained the Spanish Empire for centuries.
explora -Travesía Salta
Whether leaving from the San Pedro de Atacama oasis in Chile, or from the colonial city of Salta in Cachi, the travesía explora Los Andes follows a route that crosses the impressive Andes mountain range, over the course of which we will explore in depth the ancient culture and surprising geography of the Calchaquí valleys. On the Argentine side, the travesía will be based mainly in Cachi, the area where the first inhabitants in this vast region came to live thousands of years ago.
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El Chalten
Whether departing from Chile or from Argentina, on this travesía we will explore the untouched geography and nature of the Patagonia. Traveling across its plains, forests, rivers, glaciers and mountainous formations, we will experience the diversity and uniqueness of the flora and fauna, which includes close to 500 animal species and thousands of plant species. On the Argentine side, the travesía will be based at El Chaltén, in Los Glaciares National Park.