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Winter in Patagonia: Explora Announces Special Rates

3/9/2015
SANTIAGO, CHILE - Winter in the southern hemisphere greets visitors with more sunshine and less wind and rain than other seasons. At explora Patagonia, one of southern Chile’s best-known lodges, travelers will be rewarded by special winter rates. From June 1 to July 31, 2015, the rate is $550 US per person per night (with a three-night minimum).


Three explora Lodges Win Top Awards in Tripadvisor Rankings

2/4/2014
Santiago, Chile: Scoring a hat trick in any field is no easy task. explora has earned the distinction of having all three of its properties ranked among the top ten in the Top Luxury Hotels in Chile in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. Well-known among travelers for their striking architecture, remote locations in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, and their nomadic journeys through the Altiplano to the Uyuni Salt flats in Bolivia, and the crossing of the Andes, to Salta in Argentina, explora has built its reputation on providing authentic travel experiences.


Rapa Nui Olympics, Tapati, Returns February 2014

10/17/2013
Santiago, Chile - Imagine Olympic Games’ events such as making a reed canoe, carving a moai, or jumping off the side of a hill attached to a banana tree trunk? Such are the extraordinary challenges faced by Tapati competitors in Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island). Guests at explora Rapa Nui have the unique opportunity to observe or participate in these celebrations every February.


explora's Guides Graduate From Rigorous Training School

10/17/2013
SANTIAGO, CHILE: At explora, South America’s Leading Expedition Company (World Travel Awards 2013), the guides play a pivotal role: they accompany guests on in-depth explorations of the environment and guide them through life-changing experiences. explora has developed a rigorous recruitment process to select its guides, and founded a School of Guides to train them in the “art of travel.” explora’s comprehensive training is unique in order to provide travelers with the best Rapa Nui, Atacama or Patagonia experience.


explora and Cruceros Australis partner to show the best of Patagonia

8/1/2013
Santiago, Chile - Travelers thirsty for adventure in the Southern hemisphere can now explore unspoiled Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Island on nine-day trips with explora and Cruceros Australis. This newly-minted partnership between two expedition travel experts brings together explora with 20 years’ experience in one of the remotest places on earth, and Cruceros Australis, sailing the waters of the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel for 15 years.


New volcano ascents in the Andes from explora

7/31/2013
SANTIAGO, CHILE – If the dream of climbing one of the highest volcanoes on earth has always seemed impossible, now explora's High Mountain Expeditions make this a reality. The South American expedition company offers guests the chance to climb the high peaks of the Andes in the Atacama Desert, in expert hands and while based in a luxury eco lodge, Hotel De Larache. The new High Mountain Expeditions, a graduated program of mountain ascents, will appeal to those looking for high altitude adventures. Having already launched horseback riding and photographic expeditions, explora has now shifted its focus to mountaineering enthusiasts.


explora Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With A 20% Savings

5/9/2013
SANTIAGO, CHILE — In celebration of its 20th anniversary, explora, is providing 20% savings on a four-night stay (or four nights for the price of five nights) any time before October 14, 2013.


explora Rapa Nui serves up vegetables from its own garden

3/20/2013
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Practicing sustainability is one thing; actually getting environmentally friendly results served up on your plate is quite another. At explora Rapa Nui on Easter Island...


Tapati 2013: Olympic Games Rapa Nui style at the

1/29/2013
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Tapati 2013, one of the most important annual festivals in all of Polynesia, is the Easter Island version of the Olympic Games. Tapati takes place February 1-16, 2013, with...


explora reopens renovated Puritama Hot Springs in the Atacama Desert

12/20/2012
SANTIAGO, CHILE – After 10 months of renovations, Chilean eco-adventure company explora has reopened its Puritama Hot Springs property near San Pedro. Located at more than 3,500 metres above sea...


explora and Nikon bring Chile into sharp focus

11/22/2012
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Starting in January 2013, explora, along with official sponsor Nikon Inc., will combine adventure and photography when they launch a new series of photographic expeditions...


explora awarded South America’s Leading Expedition Company by World Travel Awards

10/15/2012
SANTIAGO, CHILE – explora, Chile’s travel pioneer, has been awarded South America’s Leading Expedition Company by the World Travel Awards. Dubbed the “Oscars of Tourism” by the Wall Street Journal...


Live the gaucho lifestyle in wild Patagonia

8/30/2012
SANTIAGO, CHILE – For five days and four nights, the newest horseback riding programs at explora Patagonia and explora Atacama let guests live the gaucho lifestyle and discover two of the world’s...


Explora pampers travellers with special benefits when running the International Marathon in Torres d

8/21/2012
SANTIAGO, CHILE – The creators of the Patagonian Expedition Race, one of “Ten Great Races in Amazing Places” (according to National Geographic) now bring to you the first version of...


Tapati 2013: Olympic Games Rapa Nui style at the

8/13/2012
SANTIAGO, CHILE – If you’ve been immersed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, you’ll be glad to know that another Olympic fix is just around the corner. Tapati 2013, one of the most important...



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