Explora Lodges & travesias
The travesías or nomadic trips are a unique kind of journey we offer to experienced travelers seeking new experiences. We take several days to travel through remote, little-known and singularly beautiful areas. Throughout the journey we cross country borders, explore and stay in camps that we have equipped simply yet comfortably.
We enjoy high-quality meals appropriate for the physical demands of the journey, accompanied by good conversations.
We travel in special, well-equipped vehicles with satellite communication capabilities. Each group is comprised of up to 6 people, accompanied by an expert guide, a chef and support staff.
On this travesía, we explore one of the most inhospitable places on Earth: the Bolivian Altiplano, and specifically the Uyuni salt flat.
After four days of adventure in the Atacama Desert we journey high into the Altiplano, traveling among lagoons, wetlands, geothermal fields and important historical sites. On the seventh day we arrive at the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt reserve in the world. From there we descend to the Chilean port of Iquique where our journey ends.
From Potosí, Bolivia, we set off on our journey through the Altiplano to the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.
During the journey we explore the Uyuni salt flat, the world’s largest salt deposit. The journey continues among valleys, mountains, volcanos, geothermal fields, lagoons, isolated towns and wetlands with a wide variety of wildlife, surprising at such an altitude. Finally we descend to the Hotel de Larache in the Atacama Desert, where several explorations await us.
Whether starting out from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile or from Salta in Argentina, we travel through the Calchaquí valleys and cross the imposing Andes Mountains.
Cachi gave birth to a culture based on ceramics and agriculture many centuries ago and the remnants of this indigenous culture coexist with traces of the Spanish colonial period. Atacama surprises travelers with its culture, as well as its lagoons, wetlands, volcanos and salt flats. Whether at the beginning or the end of the journey, Hotel de Larache is your base for exploring Atacama.
Whether starting out from Chile or Argentina, on this travesía we explore the amazing Patagonia in-depth.
On the Argentine side, the travesía is based at El Chaltén in Los Glaciares National Park and, on the Chilean side, in Torres del Paine National Park. Both places have singular geography and ecosystems, home to many different species of animals and plants.
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Each lodge is designed as a base for in-depth exploration of the nature and culture of the surrounding area.
From these lodges, we offer various explorations on foot, by bicycle or on horseback for a half-day or full day. Some are easy and some are more physically demanding. All of our explorations are safe and the groups consist of a maximum of 8 people, guided by an expert.
Every evening, you can choose from a variety of explorations planned for the following day. At the end of each exploration, our lodge is always waiting for you: a place specially designed to enjoy, share with others and regain your
A regional attraction is the wonder of the "flowering desert" The most arid desert in the world, the Atacama is home to a surprising wealth of animal and plant life, much of which is endemic. Enormous mountains and volcanos tower over 6,000 meters above sea level (19,685 feet), while geysers, lagoons, wetlands and large salt flats occupy vast extensions of this area.
Today, as in the past, San Pedro de Atacama represents the spirit and essence of the "Atacameños", living from irrigated agriculture and herds of domesticated llamas and alpacas.
Currently, there are about 3,000 descendants of the ancient Atacameños living in the area, and they conserve many of their traditions.
In this site the clearness of the sky is much valued by national and international astronomers who have built many famous observatories here.
At explora Atacama, we offer many explorations on foot, horseback and by bicycle, which vary in intensity and duration. We also offer high-mountain climbs and stargazing sessions. Our explorations will allow you to discover the traditional Atacama culture and its unique wildlife and visit the different natural environments which exist in this vast territory.
The first Europeans to lay eyes on this landscape were led by Ferdinand Magellan, who pioneered passage through the treacherous strait that now bears his name. His expedition named the mainland "Tierra de los Patagones", unwittingly spawning the myth of a race of Patagonian giants. To the south, they saw the horizon darkened by smoke from the natives' fires, and named the great island Tierra del Fuego. The legend of Patagonian was set in motion.
In the southern end of Chile, between Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas, spread out is one of the regions of major varieties of landscapes, climates and natural monuments of the planet. It's a zone where it's still possible to find landscapes not controlled by man, It was described like by Darwin as "a green desert", shaped by hundreds of islands and an island, Austral of Chile is a dismembered territory, forming a labyrinth of channels and fiords where the Mountain chain of the coast caused that the ocean flooded the lowlands forming a labyrinth of channels and fiords where the mountain chain of the Andes borders the sea.
Here you can perform activities such as Canopy, trekking, fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking and many others that are available in the lakes district of the Volcanoes, everything in lush green valleys, emerald lakes and volcanoes impressive.
At explora Patagonia, we offer many explorations on foot and horseback, which vary in intensity and duration. Our explorations will enable you to discover the unspoiled landscapes of this region, the diversity of creatures who live here and the customs of its most characteristic inhabitants: the gauchos.
Easter Island is one of the world's most famous, yet least visited, archaeological sites. The island is a small, hilly, now treeless island of volcanic origin. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it is considered to be the world's most remote inhabited island. Sixty-three square miles in size and with three extinct volcanoes (the tallest rising to 1674 feet), the island is, technically speaking, a single massive volcano rising over ten thousand feet from the Pacific Ocean floor.
At explora Rapa Nui we offer explorations of varying types and duration. Our treks, explorations by bicycle and in the ocean (snorkeling, fishing and boat trips), enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of the geography and culture of Rapa Nui, as well as the special idiosyncrasies of its people.
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