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Join ESCAPE TO SHAPE on an exclusive journey to one of the world’s 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 & direction seem 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-ly, as they like: horseback riding in the Moon Valley of the Salt mountain range, ‘skiing’ down sand dunes, trekking to geysers, biking through gorges, summiting volcanoes, walking to Laguna Chaxa, where pink flamingos prevail and dipping in the hot springs, the list of experiences goes on and on.
While in Atacama guests will see & 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 explora to curate a truly unique Escape To Shape itinerary- one that combines all the luxury, exploration and knowledge explora is known for along with unique destination yoga & dining experiences & some special activities only available to Escape To Shape guests. The Atacama, Chile Escape To Shape at explora will truly give guests the opportunity to disconnect from their everyday lives and reconnect with themselves.


While in Atacama guests will stay at the award winning explora hotel, where they will experience the ‘art of travel’- combining beautiful accommodations in a remote location, with in-depth exploration and the luxury of the experience- for at explora the details, the 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 & delicious Chilean wines after a full day of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Rooms are well –appointed with en-suite bathrooms and modern 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 we will not have exclusive use of explora, as there are 50 rooms, but we will have are own private guides, explorations, destination meals & yoga classes along with a unique itinerary designed specifically for Escape To Shape.Also, 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!


Share: $5800 per person based on 2 people sharing a room. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo.

Private: $6500 per person for a private room

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount.

The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full 6 (six) weeks prior to the start date of the Escape/Detox you are registering for, unless alternative arrangements have been previously discussed. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment. Cancellations less than six weeks prior to arrival are non refundable, but Escape to Shape will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future travel with Escape to Shape, provided that, among other things, we can find a replacement or substitute for you and/or your group.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site:

Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.


The 7- night program is a combination of LOTS of physical activity from biking & hiking to horse back riding & yoga combined with natural, cultural & culinary discoveries.Included in your stay are the following:

  • 7 nights in a ‘Yala’ suite at the world-renowned explora hotel. Each suite is spacious, designed in harmony with nature, with desert views and deluxe amenities
  • 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season are provided daily.
  • Unique destination dining experiences designed to enhance or offer a closer perspective of each experience.
  • Daily Yoga- many classes will take place in unique destinations throughout the region.
  • Private unique hiking, biking & horseback riding experiences expertly guided to suit each person’s individual level. For those that do not want to hike, bike or ride horses there are alternate means of transport so that you too can experience the natural beauty and history of the region. Experiences include:
    • Salt Flats
    • Flamingos of Laguna Chaxa
    • Trekking to geysers
    • Biking through gorges
    • Summiting volcanoes
    • The celestial observatory
    • Valley of the moon
    • Puritama hot springs
    • + many more surprises
  • Use of the property’s swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and open-air jacuzzi
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Calama, Chile airport (CJC)
  • Tax

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES: Yoga, hiking, biking & horseback riding- please note that this is a very active Escape


Erica Gragg
Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful Vinyasa flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica contributes to AFAR and and has created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.


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 Escape to Shape trips 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, ethnic. The locations are exotic, safe and stimulating. The service is attentive, warm, and caring. The yoga is outstanding – 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 Escape to Shape. NEWYORKYOGA GIRL September 2009

I have been on 4 trips with Escape to Shape and look forward to a new location every year. I wasn’t originally keen on organized travel, but Erica, Francesco and the great folks at E to S proved me wrong. They organize the perfect trip for someone that doesn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 can’t say enough positive things about these trips. I’d really recommend them to anyone I’ve been to Marrakech and Cartagena in 2008, Bali in 2011, and Cambodia in 2012. They really go out of their way to meet your every need, whatever that may be. Go Escape!!! Keep Exploring, July 2012