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A place so vast, that time and direction seem to have no meaning

The Atacama Desert rises from the Pacific Ocean up to the Altiplano, the foothills of the Andes. Atacama is known as the driest place on Earth.

explora Atacama's grounds are made of 20 indigenous parcels, that we are committed to preserving out of a profound respect for the area’s original inhabitants.

explora Atacama at a glance

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  • Location: explora Atacama is located in the Ayllu de Larache (initially a kin-based community of the ancient Atacameño people), near the village of San Pedro de Atacama
  • Explorations: Our explorations are the most important aspect of our travel experience. We have over 40 different guided hikes, bike rides, high mountain ascents and horseback rides, in groups of maximum 8 travelers. All our explorations have different difficulty levels ranging from easy to demanding, and different durations, half day or full day

 

  • Recommended explorations: Stargazing sessions at the explora observatory, the Puritama hot springs, Guatín-Puritama (half day hike) and Quebrada de Nacimiento (full day hike), Cerro Toco (half day high mountain ascent), Quebrada del Diablo (half day horseback ride), Piedra de la Coca (half day bike ride)
  • Rooms and view: The lodge has 50 rooms with breathtaking views of desert landscapes and the Cordillera de la Sal
  • Disconnection: At explora, we actively seek disconnection from everyday routine, which is why our rooms are not equipped with televisions or Wi-Fi, which is only available in the lodge’s common areas
  • Minimum stay and recommendations: Our programs have a 3 night minimum stay, however, we highly recommend you stay for 5 nights in order to fully experience this destination.
  • When to visit: You can enjoy our journeys any time of year. Each season has its own charm, colors and aromas. We go out exploring every single day
  • Come prepared: View the list of suggested equipment