Explora Patagonia was designed as the perfect base from where to explore Torres del Paine National Park. With an exclusive location and unparalleled views, guests can choose among 40 explorations –either hiking or horseback riding– to some of the circuits of the renowned W and other less explored routes that will help you get familiarized with the typical geography and wildlife of Patagonia. Anchored like a ship by Lake Pehoe, at the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, this property has a privileged location from where to go out and explore the park. The hotel's programs include accommodation, transfers from and to the airport, meals, beverages, and a menu of more than 40 exploration routes designed by the outdoors team. Explora Patagonia: 51º6’58.07” S 72º59’27.01” W - The details, the simplicity, and the real joys of life are central elements to explore.
Explora actively introduces travelers to the great scenery of South America through a well-prepared exploration program. The base is a hotel built for linking man to temporary space – present and past- and the mysteries of nature. Explora Patagonia is located at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. On Lake Pehoe, it has breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers. Its construction is based around essential luxuries, allowing the traveler to inhabit the remote location in its essence without distractions. Wood plays a fundamental role in its design, with lenga, cypress, and almendrillo. The Explorer’s Bar is the meeting place of the guides for planning explorations. Stocked with liquor and Chilean wines, the bar is frequently the meeting point of returning groups at nightfall.
Rooms - 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,
disconnection from everyday routine is actively sought, so the rooms are not equipped with televisions or Wi-Fi, which is only available in the hotel’s common areas.
Dining - The dishes have been designed to enable guests to perform various explorations and still feel light, agile, and healthy. Furthermore, based on the luxury of the essential, seeking to offer pure flavors from quality ingredients. Bringing out the best of each product is the motto. A superb Chilean wine always accompanies the dishes. Also, carrying a menu of Premium wines for those that would like to try other alternatives.
The Spa One - The massage room and pool area are located 100 meters away from the main building, connected by a sloped wood path. It is equipped with a heated, covered pool, sauna, and four open-air jacuzzis with views of the Paine River. Inside, you can choose from the essential oils massages: therapeutic, relaxation, energetic, and more.
Stable & Horses - Explora Patagonia is the only hotel in the area with its own horses, bred and trained specially by us for the traveler’s horse expeditions. The 26 horses of different breeds and crosses have been raised in the Ibáñez family estate in Chile's central valley. Their care is the responsibility of a team led by Gaela Hourcq, veterinarian horse specialist. Gaela Hourcq, Horse expert - Of French nationality, Gaela has over 15 years of professional equine experience, having worked in prestigious stables in England, Ireland, France, the United States, and Japan. She has been with Explora for five years supervising the breeding, raising, breaking, feeding, and care of the horses.
Quincho - Located at the Dos de Enero Ranch, the Quincho is the starting point for some horseback riders. From October to April and as weather permits, it shelters one of Patagonia’s most typical gastronomic activities: spit-roasted lamb. Waiting for the treatment to be ready, you share a mate with the gauchos and hear exciting local stories. The wait is worth the while.
2 De Enero Ranch - Along with its pristine landscapes, Patagonia is home to the peculiar and legendary gaucho culture. 53 km from the hotel, at the 2 de Enero Ranch, a 6,000-hectare ranch property of Explora, you can share a mate with them.