About explora

Founded in 1993, explora is a travel company that owns and operates hotels and Travesias -nomadic journeys-, in 7 remote destinations of South America.
We propose a new of traveling based on in-depth exploration of the surroundings, the luxury of the essential and a sustainable development.
Our explorations are what make us unique, that’s why we are constantly developing new routes. For this year, we offer over 2,236 miles of routes and more than 100 different explorations.

HOTELS
Our hotels have been purposely designed as a base from which to explore the remote territories of South America. They each respond to the unique beauty and characteristics of their location.

TRAVESIAS
Travesias are nomadic journeys in which we drive across remote territories, blurring borders and accessing hiking routes in some of the world’s most isolated landscapes.

Why explora
We believe in the power of an experience, which is why for over 20 years, we have introduced our travelers to the remote areas of South America through meticulously planned exploration programs

A MEETING POINT
Our hotels are a meeting point for travelers from all around the world who share a passion for nature, and a place where many unexpected friendships blossom.

OUR GUIDES
Our guides act not only as guides, but also as travel companions for our travelers. They are all young professionals who leave their chosen careers for a couple of years and pursue their passion for the great outdoors, undergoing a rigorous selection process and professional training at the explora School of Guides.

EXPLORATION EXPERTS
We don’t believe in contemplating from afar, which is why we have been exploration experts for over 20 years, allowing our travelers to interact with our unique natural and cultural surroundings

EQUINE CULTURE
Horses are an important part of Explora. Both explora Atacama as well as explora Patagonia have over 20 horses, all raised and trained in Colunquén, a ranch in Central Chile that belongs to the Ibáñez family, owners of explora. Each of our horses has been rigorously prepared for riders of different levels of expertise

LOCAL FOOD
In remote areas, we believe in providing our travelers with excellent cuisine, made from locally sourced products and recipes..

TRAVESIAS
Our passion of the great outdoors has lead us to create our Travesías, a unique kind of journey in South America that only we offer. These nomadic journeys allow our travelers to discover the planet’s most isolated territories, blurring the borders of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina and exploring areas of unparalleled beauty.

EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED
Since we believe that it is important to leave all daily concerns behind, our hotels are all inclusive: explorations, food, beverage, and transport

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Sacred Valley, Peru
Locked away in one of the Sacred Valley’s most secluded haciendas near Cusco and Machu Picchu, is located an ancient corn plantation.

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Atacama, Chile
The Atacama Desert is also known as the driest place on Earth. A territory which is so vast, that time and direction seem to have no meaning.SEE MORE

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Easter Island
Unique and off the beaten track, Easter Island hides the mysteries of a unique and enigmatic culture: every explorer’s paradise.SEE MORE

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Patagonia, Chile
At the end of the world lays more than just beauty: Glaciers, majestic mountains, turquoise lakes and gauchos dot this mythical land. SEE MORE

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Uyuni, Bolivia
The Bolivian Altiplano is one of the world’s most pristine territories, of which the famous Uyuni salt flat is only one of many surprises
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Salta, Argentina
The colossal Andes Mountains, natural border between Chile and Argentina, guard multi-colored valleys of sublime silence.
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El Chalten, Argentina
Patagonia is a territory shared by Chile and Argentina. Windswept and distant, it is a unique land of contrasts and sheer beauty.
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