Explora Atacama, Chile

Explora Atacama Chile Exterior Night View
Be at one with nature at boutique stay Explora Atacama, just outside the high-altitude Chilean village of San Pedro. Designed by architect Jose Cruz, the hotel’s clean lines blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature reserve. Take advantage of a plethora of included guided excursions, such as horseback riding and hiking through the otherworldly desert, then unwind in the nearby hot springs or quartet of interconnected pools. Rooms are understated and low-tech; meals are a locavore’s dream come true. At night, take in Andean music and dance performances, stargaze from the resort’s private observatory or toast ¡Saludo! and nurse pisco sours in the Explorer’s Bar. Read More...

Explora Patagonia, Torres Del Paine National Park

Explora Patagonia Torres Del Paine National Park River View
Set amid the natural splendors of Torres del Paine National Park, this wilderness lodge is located on the spectacular shores of Lake Pehoé. The contemporary lodge contains 49 rooms and suites featuring radiant-heat floors, wood-paneled walls, handcrafted furnishings, lavish granite-slate baths and breathtaking views. Hearty meals accompanied by Chilean wine are served in a picturesque dining room overlooking Salto Chico waterfall. There is also a congenial bar and a bathhouse comprising a heated indoor lap pool, four open-air Jacuzzis, a massage room and a gym. Guests choose from among 40 full- and half-day explorations including horseback-riding trips and scenic lake cruises. This property is a very special hideaway in a hauntingly beautiful, unspoiled setting. Read More...