at explora en Atacama, based at Hotel
de Larache in the oasis of San Pedro, puts visitors
in the middle of a fantasy where exploration, the leaving
and returning, acquires a shape of its own.
The altiplano is more a metaphor than a geographical entity.
More than a physical exploration, the trip through the altiplano
is a spiritual exploration inside oneself in a unearthly
world. The altiplano shows that behind the complexity of
life there exists a simplicity that leads us to reconsider
our place within the grand scheme of things. And that is
what makes the trip to Atacama one of the most magnificent
experiences that one can ever realize.
Our program, explora en Atacama, is an
entire experience including our guided explorations, our
gourmet food and what is most important, those unique moments
shared with our staff and the local people. At explora,
we believe that the Hotel is only a base to regain energy
and start fresh the following day. Despite that, our Hotel
is a truly enjoyable place!
Roundtrip transfer from the Calama airport and explora
Lodging at explora Atacama
Full board. Bar.
Daily explorations, with bilingual guides.
Accommodation Hotel Atacama Explora
At the Hotel de Larache, our 12 luxury rooms, each 33 m2
(355 sq ft), include Jacuzzi and a comfortable sitting area.
They have Cordillera de la Sal view. Every room has unique
wood on the ceiling and tile accents on the floor, fabulous
linens and custom-designed furniture.
At the Hotel de Larache, our 34 Yali luxury rooms, each
33 m2 (355 sq ft), include Jacuzzi and a comfortable sitting
area. They have Orchard view. Every room has unique wood
on the ceiling and tile accents on the floor, fabulous linens
and custom-designed furniture.
atacama Suite Catur
At the Hotel de Larache, our 4 Suite Catur luxury rooms,
each 50 m2 (538 sq ft), include Jacuzzi, a big and comfortable
sitting area and balcony with Orchard view. Every room has
unique wood on the ceiling and tile accents on the floor,
fabulous linens and custom-designed furnitur
Most services are included in the
explora en Atacama program:
• All meals whether served at the hotel’s dining room, bar,
terraces facing Licancabur volcano…. and of course all picnics
and buffets offered during our explorations.
• Open Bar. Including alcoholic drinks and a wide selection
• Four connected outdoor pools and saunas.
• Access to sala de exploradores (explorers’ room) equipped
with maps and books to better understand our explorations.
• Private stables including nearly twenty-five horses, gaiters
• Mountain bikes and helmets.
• One locker for every room at the entrance of the hotel.
• Internet facilities.
• Meeting room for 70 persons.
EXPLORA ATACAMA HOTEL
Valid until March 2013
RATE ARE: Per
person, expressed in US dollars. US
dollar rates are exempt from taxes according to D.L.
825 art. 12 for foreign visitors who are not residents
of Chile and who pay with US dollars.
All reservations must be made in writing, by fax (+56-65-259111
) or by e-mail (email@example.com)
Visitichile.cl will respond via the manner
of correspondence used. Reservations are considered
tentative until the guest confirms and pays a deposit
of 100% of the total price. The remainder must be
paid before the trip date. explora programs are nontransferable
explora reserves the right to change or eliminate
any part of a trip itinerary without warning when
conditions could affect the health and safety of our
explora Atacama we offer over 50 different explorations. On
foot or horseback or by bicycle; a couple of hours to a full
day; gentle or more physically demanding.
Our series of explorations will enable you
to discover the ancient culture of Atacama, its singular
wildlife, and get to know in-depth the natural landscapes
of this vast terrain: from the brown of the Andean mountains
and volcanos, to the white of the salt flats and the green
of the oases.
San Pedro de Atacama is located at an altitude
of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level. Our explorations,
planned to enable your body to gradually become accustomed
to the altitude, can take you to heights of between 4,000
meters (13,123 feet) and 4,500 meters (14,763 feet) above
sea level and if you wish, even further on our high-mountain
Explorations are safe and are made up of
groups with a maximum of 8 people, accompanied by an expert
bilingual guide. All our guides speak excellent Spanish
and English and some also speak French and German.
More extensive explorations include open-air
Every evening, one of our guides will meet with you in the
lodge bar to tell you about the explorations planned for
the following day and help you with the difficult task of
choosing between the 7 to 14 different options, all of them
Our guides have substantial knowledge
of the area and all have Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
certification, which guarantees that they have the expertise
and skills necessary to provide assistance to people in