Explora Atacama

Explora Atacama offers an unrivalled level of comfort, service, excursions and facilities in Chile's dramatic Atacama desert, surrounded by towering volcanoes, snow capped peaks, geysers, pre-Inca fortresses and shimmering salt lakes.

San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile
Explora Atacama
  • Just outside the high altitude Chilean village of San Pedro, stands Explora Atacama, designed by the architect Jose Cruz. An Ideal base from which to explore the desert and salt plains.

  • For those horse lovers, there are stables on site so guests can enjoy a ride right on  your doorstep.

  • Be sure to visit the hotel’s private observatory and marvel over the spectacular stars above on a clear night.

  • Superb facilities and plenty of pampering. Saunas, steam baths and heated open-air Jacuzzis


Explora Atacama is the sister hotel of the fabulous and extremely successful Explora Patagonia in the Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile. Located on a plain known as the Ayllu de Larache, once inhabited by the ancient Atacameño community, in the driest desert on the earth, the hotel faithfully carries forward the same Explora concept of comfort and adventure in a unique landscape.  

The 50 well-appointed guest rooms at the Explora Atacama have Jacuzzis, custom designed furnishings and breathtaking views of the mountains, desert and volcanoes. There's not a television in sight - but who needs one with surroundings like this? There is an extensive patio area with four interconnecting pools, saunas, steam baths, open-air Jacuzzis and a bar. Delicious meals are served in the elegant hotel restaurant, accompanied by fine Chilean wines.

Everything is included during your stay at the Explora Atacama and with numerous guided tours and activities to choose from including visits to the salt flats, geysers and hot springs, you will never be short of things to do. The hotel also boasts it own astrological observatory where you can look at the universe in striking detail in the consistently cloudless, moonlit sky.

When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Top tip:

The passion and knowledge of the guides at Explora Atacama is first-class, they make your stay even more unforgettable by ensuring that you choose the experiences most suited to your interests

Plan your trip

Our team of travel specialist are waiting to help you book your next adventure

Plan your trip
or call us on 858 523 9000

Rooms

Tulur Room

Tulur Room

Explora Atacama's Tulur Rooms feature views of the Cordillera de la Sal, or Salt Mountains, and the surrounding desert landscape. Rooms also feature a small living area, premium bedding, and ensuite bathroom with hair dryer and hydromassage bath. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided.

2 people
19 bedroom
Yali Room
Best Seller

Yali Room

Explora Atacama's Yali Rooms feature views of the surrounding desert landscape. Rooms also feature a small living area, premium bedding, and ensuite bathroom with hair dryer and hydromassage bath. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided.

2 people
27 bedroom

Location

San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile

Explora Atacama is on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, 1-hour drive from Calama.


Experiences

Other properties you may be interested in…

Plan your trip

Please tell us a few details about your vacation plans and provide your phone number so we can call you back..
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

When would you like to go?

Enter your departure date
Select your budget per person
Year
Select your budget per person

Where would you like to go?

Select your interest
Please select your interest

How many nights?

Drag the slider to select nights
How many nights?
0 21 nights +

Guests

Number of adults (aged 15+). Minimum 1 adult
Adults (age 15+)
Children (age 0-15)
Rooms

Select your budget per person

Select your budget per person

Contact details

First name*
Your First name
Last name*
Your Last name
Email address*
Your email address
Phone number
Your phone number
+1
State
State is required
Tell us about your trip
Let us know if you have fixed dates, who you’re traveling with or if it’s for a special ocassion
Please tick this box to continue

Unable to submit your request

Unfortunately, we were unable to submit your request. Please try again later or contact us.