Explora Patagonia


Y-150 Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region, Chile

(562) 2395-2800

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At a Glance

The original luxury lodge set the standard in Patagonia when it opened in 1993 and remains the only the option in Torres del Paine National Park.

Indagare Loves

  • Excellent bilingual guides known to be some of the best in the park
  • Range of excursions that cater to all fitness levels
  • Spectacular views of the lake and peaks while relaxing in outdoor Jacuzzis


This famous lodge may not be easy to reach–a 4.5-hour drive from Punta Arenas, which is a four-hour flight from Santiago–but its isolation in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park is what makes a trip here so special. Travelers come to disconnect from civilization and reconnect with nature through the extensive list of excursions offered in one of the world’s most spectacular settings. Like other, newer lodges, Explora offers a range of hikes, from less strenuous half-day walks along Laguna Azul to full-day climbs to the base of the Paine Towers. Explora also has stables with horses for gaucho-led rides. The forty-nine rooms are simple and comfortable, all with wonderful views as well as hydromassage baths - ideal for relieving post-hike soreness. Although most guests spend very little time in their rooms, those who require a bit more space should upgrade to a suite, as the rooms tend to be a bit snug (around 300 square feet). There is also a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and four outdoor Jacuzzis.

Who Should Stay

Adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be situated inside the park, so as to cut down on excursion travel time.

Who Should Not Stay

Explora has set arrival and departure dates and heavily emphasizes a communal and social experience amongst its guests. For those seeking more privacy and flexibility, stay at Awasi.

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