Alessandra Leite

Explora Atacama

  • Where:
  • Why:An adventure holiday.
  • When:May 2017
  • Who:Me + a friend.
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Explora Atacama Licancabur Volcano: the signature view of Explora.

Licancabur Volcano: the signature view of Explora.

Explora Atacama Licancabur Volcano from the terrace.

Licancabur Volcano from the terrace.

Explora Atacama Swimming pools surrounded by lush native vegetation.

Swimming pools surrounded by lush native vegetation.

Explora Atacama Rustic room with one of the best hotel beds.

Rustic room with one of the best hotel beds.

Explora Atacama The best spot to have a lunch with a view.

The best spot to have a lunch with a view.

Explora Atacama Comfortable living room with the bar.

Comfortable living room with the bar.

Explora Atacama Snacks after exploring.

Snacks after exploring.

Explora Atacama Having a pisco sour in the bar.

Having a pisco sour in the bar.

Explora Atacama Snacks to take with you on the desert tours.

Snacks to take with you on the desert tours.

Explora Atacama One of the best tours in the desert: Lagunas Altiplânicas.

One of the best tours in the desert: Lagunas Altiplânicas.

Highs & Lows

  • The Explora’s philosophy, based on exploration and sustainability, is what differentiates this experience.

  • They offer over 40 explorations on foot, horseback riding, bike or by car, in which you can explore the landscape’s diversity. A minimum of five nights are recommended to really understand the desert.

  • All meals, drinks, explorations, and transfers are included in the price.

  • Not having TV or wi-fi in the room is sensational as you can rest deeply.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A hotel to explore the desert.

  • Vibe

    Rustic-chic.

  • Location

    Only a 15 minute walk to the San Pedro de Atacama village.

  • Rooms

    50

  • Music

    The sound of the desert.

  • Year Opened

    1998

  • Designed By

    Germán del Sol Guzmán.

  • Health & Wellness

    Four pools, a heated jacuzzi, steam room and small spa located in a traditional adobe house.

  • Restaurant

    The dishes are all very tastey and all accompanied by Chilean wines...and all included in the cost of your room.

  • Bar

    Perfect spot to drink a pisco sour before dinner and plan the next day of exploration.

  • Minibar

    There is not mini bar, only glass bottle of water in the room.

  • Children

    They are welcome.

  • Price

    Expensive…with a minimum of 3 nights.

  • Website

    https://www.explora.com/atacama-hotel/atacama-desert-hotel/

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