Six reasons why you should discover South America with explora
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June 2, 2016

Six reasons why you should discover South America with explora

Every person has his/her own motivations when it comes to travelling, but we are certain that after looking at these images you will want to discover South America ’s most remote locations the explora way.

For every one of our seven destinations—Patagonia, Atacama, Rapa Nui, Sacred Valley, and the Travesías Uyuni, Salta, and El Chaltén — we propose unique explorations that showcase both the best and most unknown of each location. The experience is further enhanced by our offer of ideal company and the best infrastructure.

1. Horseback riding with gauchos in Patagonia

Horseback riding with gauchos in Patagonia

The horseback rides at explora Patagonia are always led by a gaucho, who will accompany you to discover the remote corners of Torres del Paine National Park. These excellent horsemen have many stories and anecdotes to tell, and know all the secrets of the land they inhabit. At the end of your exploration, sharing a mate drink with them will serve as the perfect closure to this Patagonian experience.

2. Star gazing the Earth’s clearest sky from our observatory

star gazing the Earth’s clearest sky

The San Pedro de Atacama sky is one of the clearest on Earth for gazing at stars, celestial bodies, and all kinds of astronomical phenomenon. This is why we decided to set up our very own observatory. The dome’s interior houses a potent telescope, the Meade 16 ” f/10 LX200R Advanced RD, which possesses advanced optics and a main mirror of 40 cm in diameter, with high resolution and great sharpness. Depending on the weather, you will be able to attend a night observation session, one of the most spectacular shows offered by nature.

3. Let an explora guide accompany you

guided explorations

Our guides are young professionals who are passionate about the outdoors and have completed a rigorous training process at our own Guide School. There, they learned all the necessary tools to be on our travelers’ level: guidance skills, flora and fauna, animal sighting, geography, geology, glaciology, history, and much more. All of our guides are fluent in English and Spanish and posses the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, to be able to aid people in remote areas.

4. A warm bath in the middle of the Andes

Travesía Salta

During our Travesía Salta, you will cross the Andes Mountain Range through multicolored valleys at 13,7795 feet above sea level and spend three nights at our Finca de Rancagua. There, one of our rooms offers the possibility of taking a warm bath with this incredible view, in absolute peace and tranquility.

5. Lunch on the rocks in Easter Island

picnic en la playa

In the middle of a day of exploration, nothing can beat a lunch sitting by the seashore where the waves break.

For some of our Rapa Nui explorations, we offer the possibility of having lunch with this view and, eventually, eating a poo’po fish which is cooked on volcanic rocks.

6. Reaching a glacier in Cusco’s surroundings

Incañan exploración en Cusco

On July 1st we will open the doors of explora Sacred Valley, where we offer 27 explorations that will lead you to discover the region’s must-see sites, as well as other more remote locations, such as the glacier we visit during our Incañan exploration.

This is the most demanding exploration we offer at this destination, as well as the one that boasts one of the most dramatic landscapes. During this journey, we cross the mountain range of Urupampa, from north to south, on a trail that passes by the tallest peak of the region, the Sawasiray, at (19,088 f.a.s.l).

 

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