My wife and I have stayed at all three explora lodges – Rapa Nui and Atacama on our most recent trip and explora Patagonia in 2011. Explora Rapa Nui is the ‘gold standard’ of the three – the food and staff are superior, and the activities and lodging are as good as Patagonia. Our guides - Carlos, David, Nicolas, Nune, Maha and Camila - were outstanding. Excursions were moderately challenging, informative and fun. My favorite excursion was fishing with Carlos, but all hikes were great. Other good hikes were the Moai quarry and the Birdman crater.
The food would be amazing anywhere, and given the locale sourcing has to be difficult. The soups (avocado and tomato), fish (breca), meats (filet and lamb) and desserts (cinnamon cake) were exceptional. Some of the best food we had on our trip. One day we had a BBQ near Anakena Beach which was also fantastic. Compliments to the chefs!
The hotel and its people just give off a good vibe. I wish we had stayed for another night or two.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking