Explora Atacama is located in the Ayllu de Larache near the village of San Pedro de Atacama. The 17-hectare grounds comprise 20 indigenous plots, some with timeworn pathways and buildings that Explora is committed to preserving out of a profound respect for the area’s original inhabitants. Surrounded by foxtail plants and lush native vegetation are four, interconnected, ambient-temperature pools – ideal for relaxing, building back strength and enjoying the deep desert silence. Near the pools are sauna and steam bath facilities as well as open-air Jacuzzis. Just a short walk from the lodge is Quincho – an inviting BBQ area that includes a renovated, old traditional adobe house and its patio. Here, two to three times a week, all guests can get together for a feast accompanied by Andean music, song and dance performances by accomplished local artists.