Explora

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explora, art of travel

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desert alive

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off the beaten track

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at the heart of the Inca Empire

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 100 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.

Sacred Valley Peru Cusco, Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley, Peru

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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Rapa Nui, easter Island hotels

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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Torres del Paine National Park Hotel 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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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.

Trekking in a salt flat in Travesia Uyuni. Adventure travels in the Altiplano of Bolivia

Uyuni, Bolivia

The Bolivian Altiplano is one of the world’s most pristine territories, of which the famous Uyuni salt flat is only one of many surprises.

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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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Travesia El Chalten, 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

  • Andrea R.
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    WOW, travel doesn’t get any better!

    Check in was simple and quick. We automatically started planning our afternoon trek with one of the guides. Given about an hour to grab our gear we were out the door and excited to explore this untamed land. Our room was something out of a picture book!
  • africanlover
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    Rediscover your soul...

    explora Patagonia is one of those places where you visit and the experience will forever be imprinted on your soul. We spent three nights - and my only regret was that I did not book for longer. From the moment you step inside this exquisitely designed hotel your mind, body and soul are transported to another dimension. The philosophy of the hotel is, like the name states, to explore. This is not a space to sit around but to rather gather a holistic experience of the magnificence that is Torres del Paine.
  • August M
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    Great explorations in the Sacred Valley

    The explora was absolutely wonderful. The accommodations were lovely.The staff is extremely helpful. We are hikers, and the available hikes offered a great variety of duration, altitude, terrain and overall difficulty. If you like exploring the outdoors, it is hard to beat the combination of luxurious accommodation, good food and drink and active hiking that the explora offers.
  • Richard C.
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    A great place to explore an amazing area

    This place is amazing. The ethos of explora is all about getting and discovering the Sacred Valley and they do it brilliantly, from some fairly gentle hikes to some testing treks. Some treks take in some of the 'sights' but by hiking in and hiking out you get a completely different perspective. Other treks go where you stand no chance of seeing a tour bus.
  • Kelsey J
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    Amazing service, ocean views, and food!

    explora Rapa Nui provides the best all-inclusive experience on the island with highly trained, knowledgeable guides, delicious gourmet food, amazingly fun and friendly staff, and beautiful ocean-view rooms. The hotel is located away from town, near the southern coast of the island. The location is very quiet and tranquil.
  • PLVM
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    THE way to visit Easter Island

    If you can afford it, this is the where to stay – especially if you're traveling with family. The many exploration options and wonderful guides allow personalization of everyone's activities. That way, one of you can just recover from jet lag, another can snorkel and another can take a great hike to visit the moai. The view from the lodge is beautiful.
  • Robert B
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    First Class experience, we loved our four day stay

    We stayed at explora Atacama for four days. It was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend this hotel. We were part of a group of 11 and we did things both as a couple and with the entire group. Everything was first class, the best part being the activities that are scheduled a day in advance. We especially liked the biking and hiking and their guides are excellent – knowledgeable, friendly, supportive. over our stay, we were able to see a lot of different geography and settings.
  • David M.
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    Our second time back was even better than the first!

    My wife and I were at explora Atacama in 1999 soon after it opened. We always thought it would be a great place to come back to when we had children. We just got back from a 6 day stay with our two teenagers (13 and 15). The Atacama was the perfect way for them (and us) to really push ourselves physically while also enjoying ourselves through a combination of strenuous treks (including a high mountain ascent) to less strenuous hikes and excursions. The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable and great at helping us pick out excursions during the time of our stay that fit with our goals and interests.