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Explora Patagonia

Patagonia, Chile

Explora Patagonia

Sector Salto Chico SN,
Patagonia, Chile

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Setting: Countryside,


Activities & Dining:
Spa, Swimming, Horseback Riding

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Explora Patagonia

Located in the heart of Patagonia, 400 km (249 miles) north of Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park encompasses 598,000 acres.  The park is surrounded by the impressive Paine mountain range (Cordillera del Paine).  The weather is mild due to its close proximity to the sea, with many sunny days a year.  With unusually-shaped mountains, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, plus unique flora and fauna, Torres del Paine is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Outstanding features of the park include an astonishingly rugged mountain range of 10,000 feet peaks, and the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine) reaching 6,890 feet.  The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.  Click here for a fact sheet of the hotel.

Each of our lodges is designed around the concept of luxury of the essential.  To be in a very remote area - even if it is just for a few days - is an unusual experience. Explora Patagonoa's goal is to identify the essence of each moment of your stay so that we can offer exactly what you need to make your travel experience more pleasurable and memorable.  Explora Patagonia always favor balance and originality in both our lodge facilities and cuisine. Meals are made with the highest-quality ingredients, many of them locally produced.  For us, luxury is in the simple details, which are never superfluous.

Explora Patagonia opened in 1993 on the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall. It affords an excellent view of the unique Paine Massif and two of the three impressive torres, or towers, which give the park its name.  The lodge has 50 rooms and a variety of inviting spaces. Situated on a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) site, the design borrows certain organic forms from the landscape itself, adapting to it with simple elegance. It was designed to create a dialogue with its environment, putting human beings in touch with the sublimity of their surroundings.

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****Minimum 4 night stay is required****

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• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom
• $100 USD equivalent Hotel Credit 
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Anchored like a white ship on the shores of turquoise Lake Pehoé, explora Patagonia’s unique location sets travelers literally in the middle of Torres del Paine National Park, while greeting them with award winning architecture. Explora's over 50 different guided hikes and horseback rides offer our travelers breathtaking views of glaciers, lakes and mountains.

The 49 rooms of explora Patagonia are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration. At explora, we actively seek disconnection from everyday routine, which is why our rooms are not equipped with televisions or Wi-Fi, which is only available in the hotel’s common areas.

Exploradores suite:
6 Exploradores suites measuring 42m² (450 feet²). View of Macizo del Paine.

Cordillera Paine room:
36 Cordillera Paine rooms measuring 28m² (300 feet²). Views of Macizo del Paine.

Salto Chico room:
7 Salto Chico rooms measuring 28m² (300 feet²). View of the Salto Chico waterfall.