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Comfort and exploration
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explora: the art of travel

Their philosophy, in their own words:
We open privileged natural territories.
We have the necessary training to organize explorations,
with a spirit to adventure and attention to security.
Our hotels are sophisticated to assure
the enjoyment of the pleasures of life.

For us, the world is still a pleasant place, with magic and mystery.

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Explora in Atacama is located on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama in the neighborhood of Ayllu de Larache, a little over an hour's drive from Calama. It sits on 42 acres, formed by 20 still intact small properties. It has 50 rooms in four wings fronting a huge patio, with corridors to the main building. 

San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis located 2,443 meters (8,015 feet) above sea level, connected with the Calama airport (Chile) by a 100 kilometer paved road (62 miles).

ACCOMMODATIONS:

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atacama Tulur
At the Hotel de Larache, our 12 luxury rooms, each 33 m2 (355 sq ft), include Jacuzzi and a comfortable sitting area. They have Cordillera de la Sal view. Every room has unique wood on the ceiling and tile accents on the floor, fabulous linens and custom-designed furniture.

atacama Yali
At the Hotel de Larache, our 34 Yali luxury rooms, each 33 m2 (355 sq ft), include Jacuzzi and a comfortable sitting area. They have Orchard view. Every room has unique wood on the ceiling and tile accents on the floor, fabulous linens and custom-designed furniture.
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atacama Suite Catur
At the Hotel de Larache, our 4 Suite Catur luxury rooms, each 50 m2 (538 sq ft), include Jacuzzi, a big and comfortable sitting area and balcony with Orchard view. Every room has unique wood on the ceiling and tile accents on the floor, fabulous linens and custom-designed furniture.

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COMMON AREAS:

The hotel sprawls, with spacious airey bar-lounge and a series of "living rooms" each with over-stuffed couches and chairs fronting a fireplace. Atacama artifacts and art decorate the public areas. There is a game room equipped with videos, laser discs and Karaoke, and a roof-top deck. Verandahs and outdoor sitting areas are abundant, and there are four outdoor connected pools with jacuzzis, saunas and outdoor showers. There is a gift shop, library, sauna and massage services, a meeting room, chapel, laundry service and horse stables.

There is also a spa - Casa del Agua or Tturi Puri.

PROGRAMS: YOUR STAY INCLUDES:
3 & 4 night stays
  • Transfers Calama - San Pedro de Atacama - Calama by hotel van
  • Accommodations
  • Full board with 4 meals a day, including house wines, drinks and soft drinks
  • Choice of daily explorations in groups no larger than 10, with bilingual guides, all equipment, horses, vehicles and food

CLIMATE: 

Between January and March, the so-called Altiplanic Winter, comes with occasional showers. For 10 to 12 nights each month there is an astonishing moon, which impels you to go for a walk. On other days, you can enjoy the darkness of the night which makes the stars shine as in no other place on earth.

The climate is magnificent throughout the year, with more than 90% of the days being radiant. During winter (June, July and August) the average daytime temperature varies between 9C (48F) and 24C (75F); days are very pleasant, inviting you to relax under the sun.

In summer (January, February and March) the average daytime temperature fluctuates between 13C (55F) and 25C (77F), reaching maximums of 32C (90F): a warmer climate tempting you for a good "siesta" before the afternoon explorations begin.

 

Monthly Temperature Chart
During Daylight Hours - in Farenheit
  Average High Average Low
January 76.6 55.0
February 77.9 55.8
March 78.2 55.0
April 78.8 53.4
May 78.1 50.5
June 74.3 47.0
July 78.2 57.7
August 77.4 49.6
September 79.3 50.9
October 79.2 52.7
November 79.5 53.4
December 79.5 55.8