Just ten miles from the village of El Chalten and tucked into the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve, Explora El Chalten boasts epic views of the Electric Valley and the Marconi Glacier. This is your jumping-off point for discovering Argentinean Patagonia.
Life at Explora El Chalten
Perfectly placed on the north bank of the Eléctrico River, Explora El Chalten was designed as a retreat for nature lovers. The simple sophistication of the lodge blends in with its surroundings and never distracts from the epic landscapes. At the end of your daily explorations, 17 airy standard room and three suites, each complete with king-sized beds, bathrobes, and slippers, will welcome you home.
To further your relaxation, head to the spa for a swim in the pool, or enjoy the sauna. But, of course, you deserve even more pampering, so be sure to book a hydrotherapy or massage treatment from the full range offered at the spa.
Excursions from Explora Argentina
From your home base at the Explora El Chalten, you will discover four different regions of Patagonia. Start with the zone that surrounds the lodge, the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve. This secluded zone allows you to fully immerse yourself in raw nature on lengthy hikes without encountering human interference. Next, your journeys continue into Los Glaciares National Park.
This bird watcher’s paradise, which features rugged mountains and glacial lakes, is home to the Andean condor, the white-throated caracara, and over 100 other avian species. Then, move into the Desert Lake area where lush forest, numerous rivers, and two minor mountain ranges form a wildlife haven. Finally, you will find what, for many, is the star of the show, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
The area contains over 60 glaciers, including the massive Perito Moreno, and is the world’s third-largest freshwater reserve. During your stay at Explora El Chalten, you will select excursions, including treks, rock climbs, overland trips, and self-guided activities, with the help of a trained guide to tailor your itinerary to your personal interests and activity level.
Gastronomy at Explora El Chalten
After a day of adventures, you’ll want to refuel and relax with a delicious meal. The menu at the lodge was created by Pablo Jesús Rivero, a leading Argentinean chef. His restaurant, Don Julio, was deemed the best eatery in South America in 2020 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking. For the lodge, he has crafted a selection of recipes featuring wild-harvested ingredients and locally sourced foods purchased from small farms. Of course, the only thing better than sitting down to a delicious evening meal, paired with a glass of local wine, is savoring one of the lodge’s packed lunches out in the wild.
Luxury accommodations, adventure activities in an intense landscape, and a focus on conservation don’t always go hand in hand, but Explora El Chalten has mastered all of these elements and more.
Suites & Cabins
There are 17 Standard Rooms offering views to the Eléctrico Valley, the Marconi Glacier, and the area’s mountain range, perfectly anticipating the landscapes and explorations that the Argentinean Patagonia has to offer.
Each Standard Room includes one king sized bed, an (optional) extra bed for children (subject to availability), air conditioning, safety deposit box, heating, jetted bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary wake up calls.
There are 3 Suites offering views to the Eléctrico Valley, the Marconi Glacier, and the area’s mountain range, perfectly anticipating the landscapes and explorations that the Argentinean Patagonia has to offer.
Each Standard Room includes one king sized bed or two twin beds, an (optional) extra bed for children (subject to availability), air conditioning, safety deposit box, heating, jetted bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary wake up calls.
- Connecting cabins
- Air conditioning
- Deck shower
- Pool / Jacuzzi
- Massage room
- Lecture room
- WIFI available
- Kosher Meals
- Medical staff
- Onsite tour desk
- Souvenir shop
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Charging areas for electronic equipment
- Water canteen/bottle