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explora Atacama

Contemporary Lodge


Short description

One of Condé Nast’s “Top Resorts in South America”


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Food & wine | Natural world

An oasis among the volcanoes, salt pans and giant sand dunes of the Atacama Desert, the explora Atacama offers a slice of luxury in a truly wild setting. And, not only will you explore your surrounding on a 40-strong menu of complimentary excursions, but the all-inclusive indulgences extend from open bars to sumptuous dining.

The hint is in the name; this luxury lodge is all about exploring. And, your included excursions will range from horse rides over rust-red plains and hikes among explosive geysers to high-mountain climbs and bike rides through multi-coloured canyons. Alternatively, take things easier with overland tours of the region’s great salt flats, archaeological sites and giant three-thousand-year-old petroglyphs. You’ll even visit the lodge’s very own observatory, where some of the world’s clearest skies showcase spectacular views of the entire Milky Way.

Once you’ve finished exploring for the day, you’ll return to the lodge’s immaculately contemporary architecture. Think blonde timber and exposed walls, wrapped up in pampas grass and walking routes first struck out by ancient indigenous peoples. For the best views of it all, opt for a suite for your very own private balcony. Then, while the spa’s pools, treatment rooms and outdoor hot tubs are perfect for relaxing in after the activities, don’t miss out on the lodge’s very own natural hot springs.

For further relaxation, head to the open bar. Stocked with fine Chilean wines, it’s a convivial meeting point – a welcoming atmosphere that spills into the full-board restaurant. Here, you’ll be treated to invigorating dishes, designed to fuel you on your activities and make the most out of high-quality ingredients. For something a bit different, the lodge often makes use of a traditional adobe house and its patio for a special-occasion barbecue. Expect spit-roasted lamb, beef and fish accompanied by Andean song and dance performed by local artists.

*Please note, explora Atacama will be closed between 23 April and 8 June 2020. Speak to our specialists for alternative options during this period.

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Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile

Luxury Atacama & Easter Island with explora Hotels

12-day tailor-made holiday from £6,780 pp incl. flights

Chile is a destination made for adventure. And, you’ll take in the best of it on this luxury itinerary, which pairs full inclusive stays at two explora hotels – one set amid the austere beauty of the Atacama and the other in faraway Easter Island.

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