Profile: Explora Lodges, Chile

Explora: The art of travel explored through your surroundings, through luxury, and through sustainability.

Locations: 3 Stunning Lodges in Chile, Patagonia, Atacama and Easter island

Style: “Hotels built for linking man to temporary space - present and past - and the mysteries of nature.”

Explora Patagonia: With a stay at Explora Patagonia, you can experience the beautiful wilderness of Chilean Patagonia (the Torres del Paine, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) with its mountains, turquoise lakes, glaciers, forests, viewpoints, prairies and rivers via treks and hikes, or on horseback. Or just from your hotel room, which will have stunning views of either the Paine Massif, the Paine River or Salto Chico Falls!

Explora Atacama: Built on a 17-hectare plot which acts as a base from where to explore the Atacama desert and the Andes highlands, the rooms at Explora Atacama were built to blend with the landscape.

Explora Rapa Nui: The best place to explore Easter island, Explora Rapa Nui is located 8 km from Hanga Roa, on a 9.6 square kilometre plot of land that isn’t suitable for agriculture and doesn’t contain any archaeological remains. It’s surrounded by trees, prairies, and views of the Pacific Ocean.  

Suitable for: Couples, groups of friends, families, honeymooners, wilderness and photography enthusiasts.

Wellness: Spa Ona at Explora Patagonia is located 100 meters away from the main building, and has a heated covered pool, a sauna, and four open-air jacuzzis with views to the Paine River. You can also choose from a variety of essential oil massages for yourself.

The spa at Explora Atacama has four ambient temperature pools surrounded by foxtail plants and lush native vegetation. There are also sauna and steam bath facilities, and open-air jacuzzis.

At Explora Rapa Nui, there’s a spa with a pool area, as well as a jacuzzi and massage area.

Green Hotel facts: The Chilean owners of the Explora hotels were innovative and forward thinking, hiring local staff and guides who go through 3 to 6 months’ training to be qualified. The hotels’ horses are specially bred for either Patagonia or Atacama, and are well cared for; they’re trained by ‘imprint’ and never by force.

The food is sourced locally, and there are solar panels for some heating. At Explora Atacama, they use solar power for heating their pool; they also have water stations for refillable bottles and conservation programs called ‘Wildcats of the Andes.’ The hotel at Explora Rapa Nui is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified eco design. They have programs for waste management, and they don’t produce any landfill; instead, everything is sorted, recycled and composted.

Offers and inclusions: All inclusive, meals, drinks, room, hiking, horseback, guides.

Combine two or more Explora Lodges based within the same continuous trip, you receive the following special rate and room upgrade subject to availability.

Patagonia, Atacama, Rapa Nui and Sacred Valley

When combining 2 destinations you will receive a 10% discount.

When combining 3 destinations you will receive a 15% discount.

When combining 4 destinations you will receive a 20% discount.

If you are a former Explora traveler, this Passport benefit works in conjunction with your The Explorer’s Benefit (the first applicable discount will be the The Explorer’s Benefit).

CONDITIONS:

  • First and last check-in must be less than 30 days apart.
  • Only applies for individual reservations.
  • Room upgrade is subject to availability and will be confirmed at the time of checking-in.
  • Cannot be combined with other promotions or benefits, except fot The Explorer’s Benefit (only 5% discount).
  • Not valid between December 21st and January 21st.
  • Valid for Travesías.