Poised over the precipice of the Salto Chico waterfall, explora flaunts 49 rooms within a landmark building by architect José Cruz Ovalle. Keen equestrians are spoilt for choice here, with on-site riding stables and the chance to spend a day helping local gauchos shear sheep, drive cattle and break in horses at a nearby estancia (rural estate). After a day of limitless discovery, dine on king crab ravioli and Wagyu beef at the restaurant, relax in the Bath House spa or sequester yourself away in one of the warm, television-free rooms.
Explora, Salto Chico, Chile (00 56 2 395 2800; explora.com). Doubles start at US$5,560 (£3,475) for four nights, all inclusive.