Desert & Altiplano, Chile
We invite you to discover and explore the Atacama Desert and the Altiplano. Our explorations are designed for you to enjoy an unforgettable stay!
Designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration.
19 Tulur rooms measuring 33m² (355 feet²), 8 of them are interconnected rooms, ideal for families. Views to the hotel's grounds. Non-smoking roomsSee more details >
27 Yali rooms measuring 33m² (355 feet²). Views of the desert landscape.See more details >
4 Catur suites measuring 50m² (538 feet²). With balconies and views of the countryside.See more details >
Lodge & Services
We believe luxury means having what is necessary for an incredible experience, like a cozy atmosphere. That’s why each room in our lodges is a place to rest and recharge in remote areas. They are designed to provide silence, privacy, and space, giving you deep rest after exploring all day.
Our base is a lodge built for linking man to temporary space- present and past- and the mysteries of nature. Explora is located in the Ayllu de Larache (initially a kin-based community of the ancient Aymara people), near the village of San Pedro de Atacama. The 17-hectare (42-acre) grounds comprise 20 indigenous parcels, some with timeworn pathways and buildings that explora is committed to preserving out of a profound respect for the area’s original inhabitants.
Surrounded by pampas grass and other local flora, our four pools are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the quiet of the desert after a demanding exploration. The temperature of one of the pools ranges from 25°C to 28° C / 77°F to 82°F. In the nearby area are the sauna, steam baths, and outdoor hot tubs.
San Pedro de Atacama boasts some of the world’s clearest skies and is, therefore, one of the best places to practice astronomy. For that reason, in 2008 we inaugurated Explora’s observatory, which has become one of the best private Chilean observatories. Its dome houses a potent and advanced optics telescope, the Meade 16” f/10 LX200R Advanced RD, and a main mirror of 40 cm in diameter with extraordinary resolution and sharpness.
Our culinary proposition was exclusively developed by the renowned Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, owner of the best in the world according to the ranking The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023.
Inspired by the Atacama Desert, it includes local and native ingredients such as chañar and cachiyuyo to explore the Andean region’s unique flavors. We hope our travelers live a unique dining experience discovering the natural treasures of the driest desert in the world.
PURITAMA HOT SPRINGS
PURITAMA HOT SPRINGS
The Puritama hot springs, whose name comes from “Puri” (water) and “Tama” (hot), have 8 thermal pools in the middle of a canyon surrounded by native vegetation. These hot springs maintain a temperature that ranges between 28° and 31° Celsius, making them ideal for family enjoyment.