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Explora Atacama - All Inclusive

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Francisco
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Spent several days here a couple of weeks ago. The hotel is fantastic - beautiful, energy-efficient architecture, amazing food (all-inclusive), friendly staff. The location is amazing and the excursions were breath-taking.

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for your very kind review of explora Atacama. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your explora experience and your journey with us in Chile. Please remember that after visiting one explora lodge, you are entitled to the benefits of our CESA - Club Exploradores del Sur de América - a recognition program with benefits...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 March 2012

It is the second time for us at Explora Atacama and we are still amazed by the location, the quality of the service at the hotel and how much we enjoyed everyday there. Silvio, the hotel manager, and his team will make you feel at home and will be there to help as much as they can if you need...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for reviewing your explora Atacama experience. We are grateful to welcome you back to explora and that you felt at home once again! In recent years travelers like yourselves, returning travelers or CESA [Club de Exploradores del Sur de América] have played a key role in our business representing close to 15% of our...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 March 2012

My first time at a Explora hotel was in Easter Island in 2010. The best experience ever. So this time I had to choose. Will I go to Atacama or Patagonia. Although it is sad to say but the fire in Patagonia made me choose to go to the Explora hotel in Atacama. And it was great. As a returning...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for reviewing your explora Atacama experience. We are grateful for choosing explora again and even more delighted to read that you felt at home once again. Returning travelers or CESA travelers [Club de Exploradores del Sur de América] have played an important role in our business, representing close to 15% of our travelers. This...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We were so lucky to stay at this wonderful hotel in paradise. We loved the total experience. The guides were all very knowledgable making the excursions so worthwhile. We loved all the meals, the wine and the lacing atmosphere. We met some lovely people who were all so enthusiastic. We will definitely be back, even though it's a trek. Due...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler – Thank you so much for your kind review of explora Atacama. The strong rainfalls caused our operation to come to a standstill for approximately 36 hours, caused some damage to our wine bar and heavily impacted the Termas de Puritama, forcing a temporarily shot down. Despite of the difficulties, our team regrouped and designed new ad hoc...

Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We spent five nights/6days at the Explora and I have only good things to say about it. Many excursions to chose from, good food... Claudia at the reception was such a help after we found out our so called specialist (Latour N.Y) had not left us enough transit time in Santiago to go back to the States. The last day...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler , We are grateful for your kind review of your explora Atacama experience. As a rule of thumb, you need to allow 3 hours of transit time in Santiago in order to comfortably connect back to the United States. Latour is one of our most reliable partners in the U.S. and we have only heard good comments about...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed at explora atacama for 5 nights and in retrospect with so much to do easily could have spent a week. This is what distinguishes Atacama from Rapa Nui, while Rapa Nui is wonderful, 4-5 nights should suffice for most to feel like they've seen the island, there is so much variety at Atacama, the more time the better....

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We are thrilled about your kind review. As for the length of stay, I agree that if a traveler aspires to include high mountain climbing in their explora experience, they should stay a minimum of 5 - 7 nights. Allow me also to point out that we receive a lot of travelers, who believe they won’t be able...

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Words cannot express the incredible time my family and I had at Hotel Explora Atacama. The service was outstanding, from the drivers, to the reception to the guides. We had earned a lot and the hotel was highly recommended to us by friends, but the experience surpassed everything we had imagine. The way they have everything set up, from the...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We are grateful for your kind review of explora Atacama. Thank you for pointing out the explora massage house, the ““Turi Puri.” The house is a colonial adobe building, which we have restored. After a tiring day of exploration or simply for the pleasure of it, travelers may come here and place themselves in the gifted hands of...

New York City
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Our five day visit was a superb experience that surpassed our expectations in every way. From start to finish, Explora provided flawless, personalized service. The hotel website is one of the best I’ve seen. There is a tremendous amount of information about how things work and what activities are available. Even before we flew to Calama, I was already looking...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you vey much. We couldn’t ask for a more detailed and enthusiastic review of explora Atacama. Our team sometimes struggles to really define the explora experience. It’s not for the lack of words, but the challenge of describing an experience that encompasses many facets of experiential travel. The road to discovery is an adventure in itself at...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We just returned from a trip to Argentina and Chile. We stayed at Hotel Explora in Atacama and Patagonia. In both locations we can simply say that the experience my wife and I had was simply magnificent. I had research the Explora chain after some friends had recommended it and decided to make it part of my itinerary in South...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent explora Atacama stay. We are thrilled about your kind review. As for the length of stay, I would tend to agree that if a traveler aspires to include high mountain climbing in their explora experience, that they should stay a minimum of 5 nights. Allow me...

London
Reviewed 4 January 2012

The Atacama desert has some of the most spectacular scenery and hiking mountains in the world - and hence one expects the highest quality of guides and trips. Explora Atacama delivers on this front brilliantly, with a full roster of guides who have extensive experience with guiding (more than 5+ years in most cases) and a brilliant range of hiking...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We are very grateful for your detailed review and expertise. You’ve stayed with us before, which makes you a particularly experienced explora traveler and I am delighted to hear that in your eyes we’ve been able to improve the explora experience in Atacama. Allow me to point out that you seem to be a very active traveler, which...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our lodge is located on a plain known as the Ayllu de Larache, once inhabited by an ancient Atacameno community. We have respected the original layout of the land and restored and maintained some of the buildings.Opened in 1998, our lodge is situated on 17 hectares (42 acres) of grounds just a few minutes' walk from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. In the area surrounding the lodge, we have maintained the ancient pathways and buildings which form a labyrinth that invites exploration.There are 50 rooms housed in three long buildings, positioned to form a central square planted with large trees for ample shade. On the fourth side of the square is the building which houses the lodge's public spaces. The views from the lodge's broad terraces enable you to enjoy Atacama's vast chain of volcanic mountains.In 2008, we set ourselves the challenge of intensifying your explora Atacama experience, remodeling the furnishings and the indoor and outdoor spaces. Now that the work is complete, we are pleased to be able to offer you new facilities and services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Explora Atacama - All Inclusive

Address: Domingo Atienza s/n, San Pedro de Atacama 7580150, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: €928 - €1,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Explora Atacama - All Inclusive 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
De Larache Hotel
Resort All Inclusive De Larache
Explora Atacama - All Inclusive San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
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#2 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#3 Spa Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#4 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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