Discover the salt flats, volcanoes, geysers, and moon-like landscape of the the world's most arid desert at Explora Atacama in northern Chile


Explora Atacama offers a luxurious base to return to after a day of exploring the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Located near the adobe village of San Pedro de Atacama, the lodge features impressive spa facilities with four pools, a sauna, steam baths and outdoor hot tubs to choose from, plus exclusive access to the nearby Puritama Hot Springs. Explore the otherworldly geography, night skies and unique flora and fauna of the region's five different altitude zones through a range of specially curated activities led by Explora's local guiding team. All meals, snacks and a generous open bar are included at Explora, with quality local produce and Chile's best wines on offer.

Explora Atacama Exterior evening
Explora Atacama Interior lobby lounge
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What's Included
  • All meals, snacks and open bar
  • Guided excursions daily (two half-day or one full-day)
  • Use of horse riding gear, bike riding gear and walking poles
  • National Parks and Reserves passes
  • Access to the pool, hot tubs and leisure areas
  • Scheduled shared transfers to and from Calama Airport
3Getting here
Location & Access

Explora Atacama is located on the beautiful Ayllu de Larache near the village of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. Complimentary scheduled transfers between the lodge and Calama Airport (about one hour by road) are available to guests, with connecting flights to Calama available from Santiago and Puerto Montt (Chile's Lakes District). Please enquire about additional flight and transfer options to access Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, which is a highly recommended itinerary extension.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Catur Suites are extra spacious with an additional living area

Suitable For

Couples, families, solo travellers and private groups

Best Nearby Park

Los Flamencos National Reserve for the Salt Flats of the Atacama Desert

Best Food & Wine Experience

All meals feature quality local ingredients and native flavours accompanied by Chilean wine

Best Place for Relaxation

The onsite spa, which includes four pools, a sauna, steam baths, and outdoor hot tubs



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