Atacama, Chile

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In harmony with the surroundings and local traditions, explora Atacama offers the discovery of the essence of nature and a philosophy of travelling that seeks to satisfy the desire of adventure in an intact universe.

On foot, bicycle or horseback, our over 40 explorations inmerse our travelers in the natural and cultural wealth of the Atacama Desert.

The hotel's 17 hectares are part of our conservation program, with which we aim to restore the area's historical and scientific value.
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Why explora Atacama?

Carefully built within the San Pedro oasis, explora Atacama’s location and explorations are the best base from which to explore the many wonders of the driest desert on Earth.

explora Atacama has 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 expert, and different durations, half day or full day.

Over 40 explorations

explora Atacama has its own stables and horses, which have been bred for the particular altitude and geography of the Atacama region.

Equine culture

explora Atacama has its own in-house observatory, equipped with a professional telescope, the largest in its kind in the country.

Our own observatory

The Puritama Natural Reservoir is owned by explora, and is part of our conservation program. explora travelers have exclusive access to a private hotspring-pool within the reservoir.

Puritama hotsprings

explora Atacama is located on a 17-hectare (39 acres) plot of land, which was once owned by local Atacameño families. We have carefully preserved the original layout of the grounds, as well as the native floral species which grow within the oasis.


At explora Atacama we hold the Quincho experience, which consists on a traditional roasted lamb barbeque with assorted, locally produced meals such as Quinoa salad. As well as the meal itself, travelers enjoy a presentation of local music and dance presentations.

Quincho experience

explora Atacama has 4 outdoor swimming pools, 2 open air jacuzzis, 2 saunas, 2 steam rooms and a relaxation area. The Turi Puri, is an original 90 year-old adobe building, located within the hotel grounds.


explora Atacama works with local communities as part of our Sustainable Development program, which also includes a series os environmental practices to minimize our  presence in the area.


explora Atacama is ideal for families, since it has interconnected rooms and outdoor activities which are suitable for all ages.

Family friendly

Explorations in Atacama

We have over 40 different guided explorations: hikes, bike rides, high mountain ascents and horseback rides, with different difficulty from easy to expert, and different durations, half day or full day.

Hotels & Services

Hotel & Services

The details, the simplicity and the real joys of life, are central elements to explora.

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Our rooms

The 50 rooms of explora Atacama are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration.

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Catur suite

4 Catur suites measuring 50m² (538 feet²). With balconies and views of[...]

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Luxury room

Tulur room

19 Tulur rooms measuring 33m² (355 feet²). Views of the Cordillera de[...]

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Overview from the Yali room

Yali room

27 Yali rooms measuring 33m² (355 feet²). Views of the desert landscape.

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