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Explora Patagonia

Sustainable, conservation-focused lodge with an intimate atmosphere and privileged Patagonia access.

Overview

Spanning portions of both Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is rich in history, wildlife, and natural wonders. Such a fascinating destination call for deep, immersive exploration. Explora Patagonia National Park, located in the Valle Chacabuco sector, is ideally positioned as a home base for your discovery of the region.

Life at Hotel Explora Patagonia

Explora Patagonia was originally built by the Tomkins foundation, a conservation organization with a mission of confronting the crises of climate chaos and collapsing ecosystems. Conservation remains a crucial part of every aspect of life at Hotel Explora Patagonia, and the lodge was designed to blend in and limit interference with the natural environment.

The lodge’s rustic beauty, created with copper roofs, recycled wood, and stones from local quarries, blends seamlessly with the surrounding Tamango and Tamanguito hills. These hills provide mesmerizing views from each of the eight standard rooms and two suites. Thanks to king-sized beds, interconnecting rooms, and available cribs and children’s beds, the entire family can feel at home here.

Excursions from Explora Patagonia National Park

To truly experience the spirit of Patagonia, you will need the expertise of an experienced guide. At Explora Patagonia, you will work with a highly-trained guide to design your own bespoke journey. Each evening, select from a wide range of explorations to fill the following day. This one-of-a-kind process allows you to tailor your excursions to your evolving interests.

Excursions, including hiking, horseback rides, and cultural activities, are available for every difficulty level, from easy to expert. However you choose to roam, all the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia National Park, including the grasslands, sprawling steppe, and waterways, will be yours to discover. And, you can explore to your heart’s content without worrying over your wallet because all of your excursions, as well as meals, are included in your stay. As with all other aspects of the lodge, conservation and education are built into the hotel’s exploration activities.

Gastronomy at Explora Patagonia

Food is dear to the heart and soul of Patagonia. Embracing the region’s culinary traditions, Explora Patagonia worked with famed Argentinian chef Pablo Jesús Rivero to create a menu that highlights the local gaucho culture. The chef, whose “Don Julio” was named as the Best Restaurant in Latin America in 2020, designed a range of dishes featuring fresh, local ingredients sourced from small producers. The asado barbeque, which is cooked over a wood fire, must be tasted to be believed. Finish off your meal with a stop at the bar for a glass of wine or a hand-crafted pisco sour.

Whether you are discovering Patagonia for the first time, or if this place already holds a special place in your heart, you will find something new to love at Explora Patagonia National Park. This offering, from industry experts with over 25 years of experience in crafting authentic travel experiences, offers an in-depth look into the culture and landscapes of Patagonia.

Itineraries & Prices

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Arrival

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

PM: Welcome to Explora in Patagonia National Park. Our guides will welcome you and introduce the explorations that are most suitable for you. Plan the following days striking your own balance between adventure and wellness.

On your first day, a gentle walk along the nearby lookouts will give you a glimpse of what´s to come in the days ahead. Restore your energy and relax, breathe and enjoy the views.

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Birdwatching & Exploring Patagonia

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: We will leave the lodge on foot and walk upward to view the valley from another perspective. The height reveals the mountains and plateaus that are interspersed with lagoons and forests. This is a very good option for birdwatching in the region as condors, eagles and other species can be seen.

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Crossing Chacabuco Valley

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: We will visit a rancher's post to learn about part of the Chacabuco Valley's history. We will view its remains and get to now more about the lifestyle of its residents. We take a sloping path among ancient lenga forests, passing lagoons and diverse views. We will pass through transit areas used by huemuls and other species in the Patagonia National Park.

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Departure

AM: Enjoy your final morning at Explora Patagonia National Park before you depart, ready for your onward adventure or your safe journey home.

After a nourishing breakfast, we drive towards the airport, recalling all we have lived for the past days as we gaze off into the rare beauty and enormity of this extraordinary place.

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5 Day - Essential Patagonia National Park

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Arrival

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

PM: Welcome to Explora in Patagonia National Park. Take your time to embrace the breathtaking views because of our privileged location. Our guides will welcome you and introduce the explorations that are most suitable for you. Plan the following days striking your own balance between adventure and wellness.

On your first day, a gentle walk along the nearby lookouts will give you a glimpse of what´s to come in the days ahead. Restore your energy and submerge in the pools. Relax, breathe and enjoy the views.

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Lago Chico Hike

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: We will hike around the edge of Lago Chico, where forests, lagoons and ravines intertwine. We will have great views of Lake Cochrane and Cerro Oportus. Along the way different birds, part of the Patagonian fauna, can be seen.

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Exploring Chacabuco Valley

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: We will cross the Chacabuco Valley's natural corridors and as we move up we will see the different perspectives of contrasting landscapes around us. We can drink pure water from natural streams and get our feet wet crossing one of them. The silence of the landscape stands out in autumn and winter, contrasting with the birdsong that can be heard as background music for the rest of the year.

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Hike the San Luis Valley

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Patagonia National Park. This day is completely customizable.

AM-PM: We will hike through the San Luis Valley. We will cross lenga forests before reaching cornices with fossils. In the climb we will see that the lengas have developed old man's beard lichen and the nearby bushes are full of Chinese lanterns (abutilon). The stand out for their intense yellow color, especially during the winter months. The green of the nothofagus leaves dominates in the spring and summer. We will have a sweeping view of valley toward Guadal and Lake Chelenko when we reach the cornices.

You can finish your day with a relaxing dinner, ending with a warm infusion telling stories as farewell. Make the most of this last night with us, take in all of the Patagonian experience and the majestic beauty you have encountered these past few days.

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Departure

AM: Enjoy your final morning at Explora Patagonia National Park before you depart, ready for your onward adventure or your safe journey home.

After a nourishing breakfast, we drive towards the airport, recalling all we have lived for the past days as we gaze off into the rare beauty and enormity of this extraordinary place. A last glance. For now.

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Accommodations

Social Areas

Common Areas
Museum
Museum Room
Living Room
Fireplace
Plan Your Exploration

Suites & Cabins

Explora Patagonia National Park's Standard Room.
8 Cabins

Standard Room

Guests
2 - 3
Size
25-32 m² / 269-344 ft²
Beds
King

There are 8 standard rooms providing magnificent views to the Tamango and Tamanguito hills and the park in general.

Each Standard Room includes one king sized bed, toiletries, an (optional) extra bed for children, heating and hairdryer.

Interconnecting rooms are available for families, subject to availability at the time of booking.


Explora Patagonia National Park's Suite.
2 Cabins

Suite

Guests
2 - 3
Size
35-42 m² / 377-452 ft²
Beds
King

There are 2 suites providing magnificent views to the Tamango and Tamanguito hills and the park in general.

Each Suite includes one king sized bed, toiletries, an (optional) extra bed for children, heating and hairdryer.


Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Lecture room
  • WIFI available
  • Onsite tour desk
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hot showers
  • All inclusive
  • Heating
  • Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
  • Charging areas for electronic equipment

Equipment

  • Satellite phone
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Bicycles
  • Flash lights
  • Water canteen/bottle
  • Binoculars
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details
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