Explora Atacama - Hotel de Larache
Explora Atacama is an all-inclusive lodge situated just a few minutes’ walk from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. In the area surrounding the lodge, they have maintained the ancient pathways and buildings of an ancient Atacameño community.
There are 50 rooms housed in three long buildings, positioned to form a central square planted with large trees for ample shade. They are tastefully designed with wooden ceilings and floors made of stone and tiles. Each has a small living area, a hydromassage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration. Finally, we provide you with a unique treat: the rooms are television-free.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.
The lodge has an extensive patio area totaling 1,700 meters2 (18,298 feet2). Within this area are four interconnected, outdoor swimming pools, two of them heated by solar panels. So, for those looking for the best Atacama hotels let us just add that in addition, we have saunas, steam baths, heated open-air jacuzzis and a self-service bar. This area has beautiful views. The deep silence is broken now and then by the songs of local birds.
About 200 meters (656 feet) from the lodge is a colonial adobe building which we have restored. After a tiring day of exploration or simply for the pleasure of it, you may come here and place yourself in the gifted hands of our experienced masseuse. In “Turi Puri”, which in Kunza means “House of Water”, you can enjoy various types of massage with essential oils, such as therapeutic, relaxing or energizing. This is a peaceful place to restore your energy and awaken your senses.
In early 2008 they opened their observatory. Here they share with you the unforgettable experience of exploring the Atacama night sky, one of the clearest on Earth. The night sky at the lodge is amongst the clearest in the world and therefore one of the best locations for astronomy. Located 100 meters (328 feet) from the central lodge building, the observatory has a powerful telescope, the Meade 16” f/10 LX200R Advanced RD, with advanced optics similar to a professional telescope and a primary mirror that is 40 centimeters (15.7 inches) in diameter with high resolution and great clarity.
Taking advantage of the warm waters of the Puritama river, they built eight pools fed by hot springs and connected by wooden walkways. This is a very special place and some of our explorations end here.
Their cuisine offers pure flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. It is healthy and well-balanced, ideal for people going trekking, horseback riding or looking for a great Atacama restaurant while on other explorations.
Every day different excursions are offered: by bike, on foot, on horseback or in a group of max. 10 people by a minibus. All inclusive.
Long after you have returned home and long after you have forgotten about the creature comforts you enjoyed there, you will remember your guides, your walks, the camaraderie of your fellow guests, but most of all, this tremendous scenery. It is an environment conducive to experiencing that dream of a scenery to the fullest, summer or winter, 365 days a year.
True to their spirit of always looking to enhance deep exploration of South America’s most remote corners, for months they have been rebuilding and redesigning explora Atacama. In January 2017 they will be delighting their travelers once again.
The reopening has become an opportunity to redefine what it means to explore Atacama, inviting travelers to discover the world’s driest desert through a different lens and to live a unique experience. We have created new exploration routes, opening roads in places that are still unexplored in a destination where there is total freedom and no limits.
They are celebrating this achievement with their travelers - reservations made by March 30, 2017, will receive the first night free*. A remarkable experience waits at explora Atacama!CONDITIONS:
Rates per person in US$. Valid May 1-Nov. 14, 2016 and March 1-April 30, 2017:
Rates valid Nov. 15, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017:
Ask for special holiday rates for Dec. 22-28 and Dec. 28 -Jan. 3. 6 nights only
All families planning a trip in the next months will have the opportunity of living the explora experience with their children under 12 years of age free of cost, and teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 at half price.
Travel to landscapes which seem taken from a different planet in the Earth’s driest desert and learn about astronomy observing one of the clearest skies in the world. These are only part of the experiences you can enjoy as a family, and the memories will last forever. In addition, explora Atacama will offer daily explorations specifically designed for families.
Valid for stays : Between June 1 and August 15, 2017 – September 10 and 20, 2017 – October 10 and 16, 2017.
Extra bed for those up to 12 is for sharing in parents room. Max. of 1 extra bed per room.Children under 3 are free
In addition to lodging and the various guided explorations on foot, horseback or bicycle as well as stargazing, rate includes: