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Reviewed 1 July 2011

What an amazing and wonderful 4 days! It definitely left me wanting more. Thanks to the experienced and incredibly professional guides who kept us on our toes, we were ready for each and every gourmet meal. Walking on property was like taking a step back in time. The Observatory was the most exciting night of all....so many stars. Perfect for...

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exploraSA, CEO / Gerente General at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to reflect on your recent journey with explora. We are particularly thankful about your kind comment about the explora guides, which are at the heart of the explora experience. We pride ourselves in working only with the best guides for our lodges in Atacama, Patagonia and on Easter Island as...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2011

Latin America is a fascinating travel destination with many special places to visit but when we talk about Explora we talk about a unique life experience, about magic, about the art of travel... I have experienced all 3 Explora properties and I can only say that Explora is the result of combining... amazing staff with the remote location of Patagonia,...

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exploraSA, Gerente General / CEO at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for your kind review and praise. We are happy to learn that you have been to our 3 lodges and appreciate the vote of confident in our company. We are blessed to be in such extraordinary places and to have such committed staff. Our staff makes the difference and a testament to that are the many...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 June 2011

My wife and I spent 4 weeks in Chile this March after spending 10 days in Ecuador (Galapagos and Guayaquil). In our time in Chile we stayed at the 3 Exploras ( Atacama, Easter Island, and Torres del Paine) and this was hands down our favorite of the three. Absolutely fantastic area around San Pedro de Atacama, in fact one...

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exploraSA, Gerente General / CEO at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip to explora. We are pleased to hear that you visited our three lodges in one go and that found the Atacama one as your favorite. Atacama is a destination filled with an incredible amount of energy and a wide array of activities, colors and landscapes that take...

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 March 2011

We splurged on this. 4 nights, 3 adults, 2 rooms, $8000. Includes everything. Just a wonderful place and an incredible way to travel. As name implies, all about exploring - assumption is you go with Explora to explore an area. And there do it top notch. The guides are fabulous, the treks chosen are tops (some like geysers may be...

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exploraSA, CEO at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Thank you for your incredible description of explora Atacama and the attributes our operation has. Your comment about the way of travel is one that solidifies our commitment to continue to push the boundaries of traditional tourism. The many elements of what we have to offer our travelers can be overwhelming at times since it is hard to choose what...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 15 February 2011

A beautiful hotel with charming staff and an ample and comfortable room. The general manager Silvio is everywhere all the time, watching his hotel and staff, welcoming the guests, going on a trek, having a meal. He is really hands on and with it. As a result the hotel works smoothly, the restaurant is good and the pisco sours are...

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exploraSA, CEO at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Silvio Bernasconi and team are a group of dedicated professionals that embraced a life of service for discriminating, well-rounded and gracious travelers. Your feedback is a true testament to the commitment to serve. Your comment about the massage is one that keeps coming up in the customer surveys and that points to the dedication...

Santiago
Reviewed 15 February 2011

Visited Explora Atacama last month with my girlfriend and had the time of my life. The spots, the wind, the hotel staff, the guides, the excursions, the horses, the observatory and constellations were absolutely incredible. Service is a plus at the Explora Hotel and care for the details is something extraordinary. In particular, I loved the food, the friendly atmosphere...

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exploraSA, CEO at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay at explora Atacama and that you were able to enjoy the many and small aspect of what makes Atacama an outstanding destination. We at explora take immense pride and what we do and recognize that the hardest we work, the most our dear...

Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2010

We had a nice surprised to see that the lodge had been extensively renovated during the course of the past 2 years. We have been there in late 2007 and went back at the end of our EXPLORA TRAVESIA CACHI, which ended in Atacama. We had a great time back them, but this time it was even better. The hotel...

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London
Reviewed 15 January 2010

Once we arived at the Explora - the Hotel de Larache - after a pleasant drive from Calama airport through the desert, our stress levels (such as they were on this holiday) dropped away completely. The place is very informal –unexpectedly so. Maurice the manager was constantly in evidence – a good sign. Being the original 5 star hotel in...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2010

Explora just knows how to make their guests live a great experience! It's not a luxurious hotel. It's more like a rustic, very clean and contemporary hotel that blends very well with nature in order to totalize your link with the Chilean desert. The excursions, the food, the service, the food during the excursions... all of it was fantastic! If...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 August 2009

I´ve stayed 5 nights at the Explora - Hotel de Larache in San Pedro de Atacama. The Explora philosophy is amazing, all the guides (especially the Hotel Manager Maurice Dides and the Chief of the Guides Andrés Polgatti) were so kind to help managing our field trips. Atacama is an amazing region and the Hotel de Larache is an Oasis...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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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

Address: Domingo Atienza s/n | Ayllu de Larache, San Pedro de Atacama 7580150, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: ₹ 68,822 - ₹ 1,12,642 (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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“Take good trekking ware and sun protection clothes for the explorations.”
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“Choose the rooms facing the Volcano - that's the best view!”
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