Explora Patagonia: a luxury stay in Torres del Paine National Park

Explora Patagonia a luxury resort in Torres del Paine National Park

Explora Patagonia is a luxurious hotel and adventure resort nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. It’s part of the Explora Hotels chain, renowned for its commitment to providing immersive and authentic experiences in some of South America’s most breathtaking landscapes.

The hotel itself is a stunning blend of modern architecture and rustic charm, designed to harmonize with the surrounding natural environment while offering guests a high level of comfort and luxury. Accommodation options range from cozy rooms to spacious suites, all with spectacular views of the park’s iconic landscapes.

What sets Explora Patagonia apart is its focus on adventure and exploration. The hotel offers a wide range of guided excursions and activities led by expert guides, including hiking, horseback riding, glacier trekking, wildlife spotting, and more. These excursions cater to all levels of fitness and experience, from beginners to seasoned adventurers, allowing guests to immerse themselves fully in the wilderness of Patagonia.

In addition to outdoor adventures, Explora Patagonia also offers excellent dining options featuring locally sourced ingredients, spa facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation, and opportunities for cultural engagement with the local community.

Sustainability is a core value at Explora Patagonia, with the hotel implementing various eco-friendly practices to minimize its environmental impact and support the conservation of the surrounding natural environment.

Explora Patagonia offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking adventure, luxury, and immersion in one of the world’s most stunning wilderness destinations. Whether you’re trekking through rugged mountains, marveling at turquoise lakes, or simply soaking in the breathtaking scenery, Explora Patagonia promises an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Explora Patagonia a luxury resort in Torres del Paine National Park

How to arrive to Explora Patagonia?

Arriving at Explora Patagonia is an adventure in itself, as guests journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes of southern Chile to reach this remote gem nestled within Torres del Paine National Park. Most travelers fly into Santiago International Airport (SCL) before catching a connecting flight to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, the nearest cities to the park. From there, guests can opt for a scenic road journey or a shorter flight to their final destination. Explora Patagonia offers transfer services from Puerto Natales, ensuring a seamless transition from city life to the heart of Patagonian wilderness. Whether traveling by road or air, the journey to Explora Patagonia sets the stage for an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most captivating natural landscapes.


Explora Patagonia in Torres del Paine: Location Map

Explora Patagonia is situated within Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. The park is located in the southern region of Chile, approximately 112 kilometers (70 miles) north of Puerto Natales and about 312 kilometers (194 miles) northwest of Punta Arenas. The hotel itself is positioned near the shores of Lake Pehoé, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Explora Patagonia, location map in Torres del Paine National Park

More about Explora Patagonia

Explora Patagonia offers marvelous rooms designed to maximize silence and privacy, ensuring deep rest after a day of exploration in Torres del Paine National Park.

These 6 suites, measuring 42m², boast stunning views of the Paine Massif and Lake Pehoé.

The hotel features 36 Cordillera Paine rooms, each measuring 28m², offering impressive views of the Paine Massif.

There are 7 Salto Chico rooms, also measuring 28m², providing views of the hills or Salto Chico waterfall.

Explora Patagonia a luxury resort in Torres del Paine National Park

The Architecture of Explora Patagonia in Torres del Paine

Explora Patagonia’s architecture aims to connect humans with the present and past, as well as the mysteries of nature. The hotel is built with essential luxury in mind, allowing travelers to inhabit this remote location without distractions. Wood plays a fundamental role in its design, featuring species such as lenga, cypress, and almendrillo.

A team of specialists, led by Gaela Hourcq, our expert horse veterinarian from France, cares for our horses. With over 15 years of professional equine experience, Gaela has worked in prestigious stables in England, Ireland, France, the United States, and Japan. She has been with Explora for five years, overseeing breeding, rearing, training, feeding, and horse care.

Guests can relax in the indoor heated pool, sauna, or outdoors in one of the four Jacuzzis overlooking the Paine River.


An amazing menu of explorations at Explora Patagonia in Torres del Paine

Perhaps the true luxury of this place lies in the diverse menu of explorations available with excellent guides. Outstanding hikes and horseback rides include mountains, beautiful turquoise lakes, glaciers, lenga and ñirre forests, viewpoints, meadows, and rivers, as well as the most iconic sections of the trekking circuit known as the “W.”

The explorations provide a profound experience of this southern territory, for which we have delineated six different exploration zones, each with its own set of unique geographical, cultural, and biospheric characteristics.

There are many, many activities available. Find some of them below:

Explora Patagonia a luxury resort in Torres del Paine National Park

Explorations in Explora Patagonia, Torres del Paine



This zone contains areas where different worlds converge, generating unique characteristics as a result of their interaction.

Type: Horseback Riding Duration: 2 hours Distance: 6.1 km / 3.8 mi We depart from the stables and ride through an area of small hills, gaining altitude until we reach Linda Lagoon with views of the Paine Massif. During this ride, we will encounter various ascents and descents, where we may see Nothofagus forests and birds such as coots and Andean geese. Half day / Easy

Type: Hiking Duration: 7 hours Distance: 18.8 km / 11.7 mi We depart by van to Estancia Cerro Paine, where we begin our hike along Nordenskjöld Lake until reaching the ascent trail of Bader Valley. We’ll have incredible views of the Cuernos, Sarmiento and Nordenskjöld lakes, and the Almirante Nieto Glacier. Full day / Advanced

Type: Overland Duration: 6 hours Distance: 7.8 km / 4.8 mi Ideal for flora and fauna enthusiasts, this exploration takes place outside the park, around a lagoon inhabited by various bird species. We’ll walk while contemplating the varied vegetation and the behavior and sounds of the birds. Between September and April, sightings increase due to the spring and summer conditions. Full day / Moderate

Explora Patagonia a luxury resort in Torres del Paine National Park


Reflects the spirit of those who have inhabited and still inhabit this southern territory.

AONIKENK Type: Hiking Duration: 3 hours Distance: 7.6 km / 4.7 mi We depart by van to the eastern sector of the park, where we walk exploring wildlife. During the hike, we’ll visit a cave with paintings over 4,000 years old and see geese, ducks, and swans in the lagoons along the way. The terrain has various ascents and descents without steep slopes. Return by van. Note: Minors under 15 years old must always be accompanied by their legal guardians. If they are between 15 and 17 years old, they must have signed authorization from their legal guardians. Half day / Moderate


Explora Torres del Paine Conservation Reserve is a Patagonian ranch that Explora has turned into a conservation reserve.

Type: Hiking Duration: 3:00 Distance: 6.8 km / 4.2 mi We walk through the steppe of the Reserve with mountain chains, steppe, and valleys around. During the tour, you can enjoy views of the Paine mountain range, Obelisco hill, Jara lagoon, and Baguales sierra. The local flora is rich in coirón, matabarrosa, and ñirre, while the fauna includes guanacos, pumas, chingues, caranchos, condors, flamingos, among others. In this area, you can perceive the history of the occupation of the last hope province, as a result of the old ranch that was found here. Also, the history of Lady Florence Dixie, the first explorer of Patagonia. Half day / Moderate

Type: Hiking Duration: 2:00 Distance: 4.9 km / 3.1 mi We walk through the western sector of the Torres del Paine Conservation Reserve, with views of the Zamora canyon and river, passing through Magellanic forests and rock monoliths. Along the way, you can admire views of the impressive “V”-shaped canyon of the Zamora River and the Paine mountain range, including Obelisco hill. The local flora is rich in coirón, matabarrosa, lenga, mataguanacos, and ñirre, while the fauna includes guanacos, pumas, chingues, caranchos, condors, bandurria, chuncho, among others. Half day / Easy

Type: Horseback Riding Duration: 1:45 Distance: 6.4 km / 4 mi We depart horseback riding from the stables towards Jara lagoon, where we’ll have views of steppe, La Vega (wetland), ñirre forests, and areas of regenerative grazing. Half day / Easy

Type: Hiking Duration: 5:00 Distance: 7.3 km / 4.5 mi We walk through the Obelisco hill sector, crossing lenga forests to reach a viewpoint where you can see mountain ranges and valleys, as well as the old January 2 ranch, the current Torres del Paine Conservation Reserve. Full day / Moderate

Type: Hiking Duration: 6:00 Distance: 6 km / 3.7 mi We walk through a lenga forest, appreciating different types of vegetation and panoramic views. The sound of woodpeckers will accompany us during our tour. Full day / Moderate

Type: Hiking Duration: 2:00 Distance: 5.6 km / 3.5 mi We walk through the Laguna Jara sector where you can see different landscapes such as La Vega (wetland), steppe, forests, mountains, and valleys. As we travel through this territory, we’ll have views of different flora and fauna such as coirón, matabarrosa, ñirres, guanacos, pumas, chingues, flamingos, among others. Half day / Easy

Again, there are many many options available, that will be offered by the specialized guides on arrival.


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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in travel market, as Sales & Marketing Manager in RipioTurismo, Marketing Manager in Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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