Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in the remote Atacama Desert in Chile, this luxury boutique lodge is the ultimate desert hideaway. Explora Atacama lies in 17 hectares of grounds at an elevation of 8000 feet and offers spectacular views of the landscape. Its architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings and local culture and it has a rustic luxe feel.
Explora Atacama will appeal to adventurous travellers seeking a peaceful and unforgettable escape. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar four interconnected heated swimming pools, open air Jacuzzis, a massage centre, an observatory and hot springs. Families are welcome but it is important to remember young children may not easily adapt to the high altitude.
The lodge provides 50 elegantly-appointed rooms with spectacular views across the desert and the Cordillera de la Sal. Rooms do not have televisions or Wifi to help you disconnect from everyday life. For those seeking maximum comfort and luxury, the Catur Suite is ideal. It features four balconies and a lavish bathroom. Interconnecting rooms are available for families.
Enjoy delicious, light and healthy cuisine served in The kitchen and accompanied by superb Chilean wine. You can also experience a traditional barbecue feast at the Quincho as you listen to Andean music and watch dancers.
The most important aspect of your stay at Explora Atacama are the experiences and there are over 40 different guided hikes, bike rides, horseback rides and climbing excursions available to suit all ages and abilities. After a tiring day, soak in a Jacuzzi, ease aching limbs with a massage or enjoy a glass of Chilean wine as you admire the views. Later head to the observatory for a spot of stargazing.
The hotel is all-inclusive. A minimum stay of three nights is required.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Atacama into a greater Chile & Latin holiday. Take a look at Classic Chile as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Explora Atacama Information
- Location: 1 hour from Calama Airport
- Accommodation: 50 rooms
- Activities: Over 40 different guided hikes, bike rides, high mountain ascents, horseback rides, massages, stargazing
- Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Heated Swimming Pools, Massage Centre, Jacuzzi, Hot Springs, Observatory
- Weather: Great all year round!
- Children: Welcome
- Price Guide: From USD 980 per night for a medium room