8 Days Wellness and Culinary Vacations in Chile

  • Explora Hotel, Domingo Atienza sn, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta region, Chile.

8 Days Wellness and Culinary Vacations in Chile

  • Explora Hotel, Domingo Atienza sn, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta region, Chile.

Yoga and Food Holidays in Atacama Desert, Chile

While in Atacama you will see and do some of the coolest things ever, underneath the stars of one of the clearest skies on earth. Even the most experienced travelers will be impressed by what they see and experience in this spectacular natural playground. We have worked with to curate a truly unique escape to shape itinerary, one that combines all the luxury, exploration, and knowledge. The Atacama, Chile will truly give you the opportunity to disconnect from your everyday lives and reconnect with yourself.


  • Healthy meals
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Unique dining experiences
  • Hiking, biking and horseback riding
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Experienced guides
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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While in Atacama you will stay at the award winning Explora hotel, where you will experience the art of travel, combining beautiful accommodations in a remote location, with in-depth exploration and luxury experience. For Explora, details, simplicity, and the real joys of life are the essential elements, allowing nature to be the star of the show.

Explora has been designed in harmony with nature, to link man to the mysteries of nature, offering a luxurious oasis, ideal for sharing healthy, fresh meals, and delicious Chilean wines after a full day of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Rooms are well-appointed with en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities. Each suite is spacious, designed in harmony with nature, with desert views and deluxe amenities.

The property also hosts a lovely swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and open-air jacuzzi ideal for soaking tired muscles after a long day of exploring. Please note that there are no televisions in the rooms and WiFi is only available in the common areas. This is a true disconnect to reconnect escape!

This program is a combination of lots of physical activity from biking and hiking to horseback riding and yoga combined with natural, cultural and culinary discoveries. You will have unique destination dining experiences designed to enhance or offer a closer perspective of each experience, take daily yoga classes and experience private unique hiking, biking and horseback riding. Alternately, there are means of transport so that you too can experience the natural beauty and history of the region.

  • Biking through gorges
  • Flamingos of Laguna Chaxa
  • Puritama hot springs
  • Salt flats
  • Summiting volcanoes
  • The celestial observatory
  • Trekking to geysers
  • Valley of the moon

This retreat will take place in one of the worlds most unusual landscapes, the Atacama Desert, Chile. Located 8,200 feet above sea level, the Atacama Desert rises from the Pacific Ocean up to the Altiplano, the foothills of the Andes, a place so vast time and direction that seems to have no meaning. The Atacama Desert is a unique playground. With its true year-round adventure offerings and some of the most austere and stunning natural beauty in the world, this region in the extreme north of Chile attracts intrepid spirits who can play as intensively or as mellow as they like.

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Hot spring bath
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa nearby
  • Stargazing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wake-up calls

3 delicious and healthy meals and snacks reflective of the region and the season are provided daily during this retreat.

  • 3 daily healthy meals plus snacks reflective of the region and season
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Yala suite at the world-renowned Explora hotel
  • Daily yoga - many classes will take place in unique destinations throughout the region
  • Private unique hiking, biking, and horseback riding experiences expertly guided to suit each persons individual level.
  • For those that do not want to hike, bike, or ride horses there are alternate means of transportation, so that you can also experience the natural beauty and history of the region
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Calama, Chile airport (CJC)
  • Taxes
  • Unique destination dining experiences designed to enhance or offer a closer perspective of each experience
  • Use of the propertys swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, and open-air jacuzzi


  • Review by Erica Gragg

    "Wow. I think I lived a lifetime this past week in Havana, Cuba! I'm not going to sugar coat it and tell you it was easy, it's a country of complications, a country that tests your patience, reminds you never to take the simple luxuries of life back at home for granted & forces you to surrender. And yet, as I fly to Marrakech I'm flooded with visuals and memories that all bring a smile to my face, make me giggle or nostalgic. I depart richer, eyes wide open, and with a heart full of appreciation for all the many moments, that when strung together, made this week truly magical. Cuba, the best is yet to come for you & your beautiful, preserved museum of an island. Thank you for providing us the opportunity to explore, to appreciate, to salsa dance, to laugh, to learn, to engage, to give back, to ponder, to wonder and to consume many mojitos! An extra special thanks to all those that entrusted Escape To Shape with this adventure. It was made all the more magical by the presence of each one of you. And to the Cuban people who helped make this dream Escape a reality, particularly, Felipe, our historical guide and my "fixer" Cristian Abel Ortiz Suarez. Muchas gracias until we meet again!"

    Escape to Shape Facebook, edited

  • Review by Heidi Rigney

    "Best trips ever. Cartagena. Yeah!! Fitness fun."

    Escape to Shape Facebook page, edited

  • "I took a leap of faith on a good friend's recommendation and joined the Escape to Shape experience in Morocco. I had some idea what to expect but I actually had no idea. Erica and Francesco have developed a winning formula of relaxation, cultural feast, mind body connection and personal journey. I met people I would have never expected to meet, I found strength in myself and I most of all I had so much fun. The Rose Sultan property is beautiful and we were very well taken care of. The classes were adapted to fit all fitness and yoga levels and no one is ever left feeling as though they are not up to par. And, if you opt out and just lounge, that is ok too.Our cultural excursions were amazing and I felt as though I came away from each one knowing more about the area than an average tourist. I now understand why so many of my fellow travelers have followed this "team" around the world. I had to break the news to my husband that I am now a convert and I will be jumping on the ETS Express at some point again. My life long dream of visiting Morocco was realized in the most amazing way."

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  • Review by traveler

    "There is always a first time for everything and I found that Escape to Shape was a good reason to break the tradition. I just came back from Kyoto and I cannot stop thinking about Escape to Shape. I have been with Escape to Shape in 4 different locations: Cambodia, Vietnam, Cartagena de Indias and Kyoto. So, I think that at this stage I have enough knowledge to release an accurate and objective opinion about Escape to Shape. Here it is.First, Escape to Shape is wonderful because it does offer exotic locations in a way that nobody does. In this sense, Escape to Shape is unique and innovative. It has comparative advantage because of their flexibility in changing locations.Second, Erica and Francesco (the business owners) take great care of you during the trip, but at the same time they share with you their secrets with the purpose of making you completely independent. There is a transfer of travel knowledge going on.Third, Erica and Francesco have great taste. Not surprising as Francesco is Italian and Erica is a leading lady who managed to make a business out of her travel passion. Their seal equals quality. I apply the blind faith principle when travelling with them because I know that I am not going to be disappointed.Last but not least, Erica and Francesco are the soul of the business and they are really good company: good conversation mixed with kindness. They both are really attractive persons to spend time with. If you have the time and money, go for it. Its so easy, just pay and go. You will not regret it!"

    April 2014. Escape to Shape website, edited

  • Review by traveler

    "I have been on 4 trips with Escape to Shape and look forward to a new location every year. I wasnt originally keen on organized travel, but Erica, Francesco and the great folks at Escape to Shape proved me wrong. They organize the perfect trip for someone that doesnt have time to plan the perfect getaway, and wants to stay in luxurious accommodations, yet actually, get out and learn about the culture of a place. They find all the things you wish you could do, but probably wouldnt have the time to plan or even find, for that matter.The experiences are unforgettable. The food is amazing, healthy, and local. The instructors are top notch and the people you meet are always interesting. I cant say enough positive things about these trips. Id really recommend them to anyone Ive been to Marrakech and Cartagena in 2008, Bali in 2011, and Cambodia in 2012. They really go out of their way to meet every need of you, whatever they may be. Go Escape."

    July 2012. Escape to Shape website, edited

  • Review by traveler

    "The trips hosted by Escape to Shape are an amazing way to enjoy your time off. The trips are the perfect mix of high quality service, outstanding food, exotic locations, physical activity, spiritual well-being and cultural activities. In a nutshell, if you are looking for time to spend by yourself, with a friend or spouse, Escape to Shape has something for everyone. I have been on 2 trips with them and they were both magical, in their own unique ways. The rooms are spacious, clean and surrounded by nature. The food is outstanding - healthy, fresh, and ethnic. The locations are exotic, safe, and stimulating. The service is attentive, warm, and caring.The yoga is exceptional - with wonderful teachers from around the world, who are all incredibly inspiring. The cultural activities are wonderful - unique to the location, adventurous and memorable. Most importantly, the trip feels like a home away from home. The hosts and guests of Escape to Shape are warm, inviting and sharing. You leave the trips with new experiences, new friends, and a renewed sense of well-being. I highly recommend them."

    September 2009. Escape to Shape website, edited

Louisiana, United States

Escape To Shape is a travel and fitness spa combining luxurious accommodations with yoga, hiking, exercise and healthy cooking classes, culture and relaxation.

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Arrival: Saturday November 4, 2017
Departure: Saturday November 11, 2017

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