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Explora Atacama - All Inclusive

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12/07/2017 13/07/2017
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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Chile was my first country to visit in South America and i'm so glad that my friend and me decided to do in explora style. The whole concept of explora appeals to me a lot and Atacama was the great place to start with. Our standard room was cosy and comfy - i can't say that it is big but...

1Thank Ivan V
exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your very kind review. explora takes great pride in the explora School of Guides, an annual training in which aspiring guides are tutored in the explora Art of Travel. Instruction is led by seasoned adventure and hospitality professionals and is held indoors and out in the field. The goal of the training is...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2012

My family holiday earlier this year to explora Atacama was one that we will never forget. This is the second time we have been there, because we loved it so much the first time around. It is the perfect place to go and bond with the family, and feel shut off from the outside world. We are quite an adventurous...

3Thank Sarah B
exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you so very much for your very kind review. Naturally, I am delighted to hear that you and your family decided to stay with us again. Thank you also for pointing out explora’s long-standing efforts to contribute to the well-being and preservation of the destinations that we call home. In fact, we are relatively quiet about our...

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 July 2012

My wife and I are very adventures, and this was an amazing experience from the breath taking scenery all the way to the friendly staff and the food was out of this world! We're definitively coming back or even try Patagonia which we heard it's an amazing place, next time we're bringing our friends as well.

3Thank ChrisCastillo
exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you so very much for your very kind review. For explora the days of planning a honeymoon on the beach with an umbrella-drink in hand, never existed. We encourage being active and exploring together… followed by a Pisco Sour, relaxation and a gourmet meal. Our honeymoon benefits have been very popular and in 2011 close to 10%...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This trip was my first time to South America but it certainly will not be my last. Travelling with a few friends I stayed in all 3 explora locations and would rate them all as highly as possible. Atacama was our second location, having first been to Rapa Nui, so I had a good idea of what to expect in...

2Thank John L
exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your very kind review. Please do not be disappointed, volcano Licancabur can be a tricky hike that is very dependent on weather conditions. But it does sound as if you did a multitude of challenging excursions during your explora Atacama experience. Thank you also for pointing out the fascinating environment that a desert...

Reviewed 25 June 2012

My husband, myself and two friends visited explora Atacama in June 2012. My husband and I had been there before and thought we knew what to expect, but we were mistaken. It was even better than before. The hotel has undergone some changes to the large communal areas and they are fantastic. Particularly, we loved the fact that the guides...

3Thank JAASydney
exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your very kind review and enthusiasm for explora. You’ve said many wonderful things about explora, but I want to comment on one aspect that I am very proud of as explora’s General Manger – our commitment to giving back to the communities that we work in. explora Atacama guides have been involved in...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2012

As someone who travels a lot and is lucky enough to visit high-end hotels in many different countries, my stay at explora Atacama still stands out as probably my most outstanding experience. The highlights of the stay have remained with me and my husband for many months. My favourite horse pictures are still my screen savers. Where else can you...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your very kind review. Allow me to elaborate on the explora Atacama observatory. There are few better settings for the study of astronomy than beneath some of the clearest skies in the world in the Atacama Desert. And since our school of explora guides is currently training our new guides, I am delighted...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I have travelled around the world and can say that my experience at Explora Atacama was exceptional. From the friendly driver Fernando Benito who picked us up from Calama to the charming hotel manager Silvio Bernusconi who met us on arrival, the restaurant staff, and the guides – particularly Gonzalo "GoGo", Oscar and Santiago – the staff were consistently charming....

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you so very much for your very kind review. Please know that we pass on comments about all explora staff members and that I will do the same with your very kind comments about several explora guides, the restaurant staff and the hotel’s manager. Thank you! I am very grateful for your mention of small touches, including...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Found the place reasonably priced considering all it includes and the pampering that comes with the experience. Had little expectations about the desert and I had been told that Explora Patagonia and the area was much better in every sense. It did not find that to be the case. Both locations are remarkably different and beautiful in its own way....

2Thank Soh K
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Dear traveler, Thank you for your kind review of your explora Atacama experience. The Atacama desert might be one of the driest places on earth, but it seems that explora was able to show you the wonders of the desert from all possible vantage points; the back of a horse, the top of an extinct volcano as well as through...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We all have very high expectations when we pay almost 1,000USD per day in a hotel. I must say that the facilities were very good, I will try to describe them first: The hotel lobby and restaurants are very cozy. Food and beverage were impecable, altough I think they should have a larger choice of wines. They did have a...

exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your feedback. Despite of your concerns, we are happy to read that you enjoyed the overall explora experience. In reference your concerns we are extremely sorry to hear that you didn’t feel as well informed as you should have been about all excursions. Depending on the weather conditions, acclimatization and physical ability, explora...

Reviewed 28 April 2012

Explora is not a hotel - it was a life changing experience for me and my wife! And Hotel de Larache feels like home. The hotel's architecture and interior design are only outdone by the environs. Every day a new activity took our breath away, literally and figuratively. In short, every aspect of the experience - hotel, staff, food and...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at Explora Atacama - All Inclusive, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for your very kind review of explora Atacama. We are delighted to hear that the explora team left you with a lasting impression of your journey with us in Chile. At explora we are inspired to travel by the pleasure of the journey and by the richness of the experiences that it brings. In short, we...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Explora Atacama - All Inclusive

Address: Domingo Atienza s/n, San Pedro de Atacama 7580150, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: RM4,450 - RM6,854 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Explora Atacama - All Inclusive 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
De Larache Hotel
Resort All Inclusive De Larache
Explora Atacama - All Inclusive San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
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#2 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#3 Spa Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#4 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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