The ultimate place to relax and enjoy the Atacama
- All meals included
- Sauna, steam bath and open air Jacuzzis
- Spa and treatment rooms
- Daily explorations with bilingual guides and equipment (boats, horses, vehicles and bicycles)
- Visit the hot springs of Termas de Puritama
- Take a horseback ride with one of the lodge's own horses
- Star gaze at the lodge's own observatory
The Explora hotels are perhaps Chile’s most famous, meaning Explora Atacama comes with an enviable reputation to live up to and it’s pleasing to say that it doesn’t disappoint.
Everything about the hotel exudes understated quality, with tastefully furnished, extremely comfortable rooms. Each has its own jacuzzi in the bathroom and a cut-out floor to ceiling window with panoramic views.
There are four interconnected high-design swimming pools and saunas, a stargazing platform (complete with high quality telescopes) and an open bar. The hotel is also home to a superb restaurant.
The programmes offered are all inclusive, so all meals, most drinks and all tours are included in this price. Explore this beautiful region either on foot, horseback riding, bike, or 4WD excursions. There are also cultural excursions and high mountain ascents ranging in difficulty and altitude. For safety reasons, high mountain hiking requires a minimum of two-night acclimatization but we’d recommend four nights here simply to get the most out of your time here.
Studying the Puritama Natural Reserve
Explore Atacama was instrumental in setting up a key project for the Puritama Natural Reserve, namely a conservation plan in which local communities could become actively involved, gaining substantial knowledge from the anthropological and scientific studies that were conducted in the area. In order to do so, significant research had to take place in order to provide an accurate census of the local ecosystem. Thus began a two-year investigation in which the scientific community shone the light on the wealth and diversity of the area’s flora and fauna. Among the studied species was the Andean Cat, one the planet’s least studied endangered species, which uses the Puritama Natural Reserve as hunting and breeding grounds.
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