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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Uyuni Travesia: Isolation on the Salt Flats The Explora Atacama hotel is the base for this multi-day adventure called a Travesia. It is essentially a road trip across the altiplano of Bolivia with as much comfort as is possible given the harsh environment. The experience is so different from staying in the Explora Atacama hotel, that the Uyuni trip deserves...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I booked to stay here next January (2016). However, because of a fire, I was informed a month ago that they cannot accommodate me. They told me at the time that they would refund my deposit but they have not yet, despite regular enquiries. Very poor customer service.

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explorachile, Director General at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to send your feedback. We aim to always improve our travelers’ experience, which is why this information is of vital importance to us. We sincerely apologize for the delay in the reimbursement. From our end, we processed it days before your comment on this site and as our representative told...

Reviewed October 25, 2015

Modern hacienda style hotel in the desert. The rooms are very nice and spacious. TV and internet are not the focus of this hotel, although wifi is available in the common areas. Comfortable bar, modern dining room with a varied menu and good wine selections. Lunches are served outside in warmer weather. All meals and drinks are included. The hotel...

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Located at the edge of the town of San Pedro de Atacama, Explora is an all-inclusive luxury resort for those who love the outdoors but enjoy a good meal and outstanding lodging. I was so pleased with a recent stay at their lodge in Patagonia, that I decided to stay at Explora Atacama. Rooms As a returning customer, I was...

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed October 12, 2015

I have traveled to many countries and stayed at countless hotels, but Explora Atacama still impressed me in more ways than I expected. Its hotel design, its food and wine, its views, and its unique all-in system, most importantly, its hotel staff and activities guides, are very helpful, full of energy and fun, for a Chinese visitor from half way...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

As per my title, just get yourself to Explora Atacama. The accommodation, common areas, food, staff, guides, activities- everything is first rate. Admittedly it is not cheap but with everything included and prepaid you soon forget that. Explora Atacama has provided my family with amazing memories of this unique desert.

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Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Recently had 6 days at atacama resort. Absolutely superb. Airport transfers on time. Unbelievable walks each day ranging in difficulty and altitude. Guides gradually got us higher with final 5000 m on last day. Group of only three on most walks. Guides excellent. Good and wine plentiful and excellent. Drivers also helpful. Every one friendly and very helpful. Did not...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent 5 nights at Explora Atacama and felt it was not enough. The hotel operates under an all inclusive system and really almost everything is in your bill, including very good wines, alcohol beverages (try the pisco sour) and more importantly: 40 options of guided explorations. The guides deserve special props as they are not only very nice, very...

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UK
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fantastic stay in Atacama Explora. The bed was the most comfortable ever and the hotel very stylish and the bar friendly and well stocked. The guides are very good, especially Pistou and her incredible enthusiasm for horses and Raioul and his knowledge of the desert ( and Chile in general) The star gazing was fab too. If one were looking...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Explora Atacama was the most incredible experience my husband & I have ever had traveling together. Everything from our room, to the food, to the outstanding explorations, to the staff, to the whole feel of the place was ONE OF A KIND. I give Explora my highest recommendation. It was the highlight of our trip to Chile. The guides, staff,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Domingo Atienza s/n | Ayllu de Larache, San Pedro de Atacama 7580150, Chile
Location: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: $1,043 - $1,683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — explora Atacama 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
De Larache Hotel
Resort All Inclusive De Larache
Explora Atacama San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#4 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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“This is a cross-country caravan. You sleep in unheated stone huts or containers. It is more like camping.”
 of 5 bubbles DigitalRabbit, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms seemed similar to me, and all were comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Zalou75, Oct 25, 2015 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the Volcano - that's the best view!”
 of 5 bubbles 984justinx, Oct 12, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seemed good”
 of 5 bubbles 895kelvins, Sep 19, 2015 | Read review
“All have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles greekophileUk, Aug 8, 2015 | Read review
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