Our lodge is located right at the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in central Patagonia. The varied and untouched landscapes of this area led UNESCO to declare it a biosphere reserve.
Our lodge opened in 1993 on the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall. It affords an excellent view of the unique Paine Massif and two of the three impressive torres, or towers, which give the park its name.
The lodge has 50 rooms and a variety of inviting spaces. Situated on a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) site, the design borrows certain organic forms from the landscape itself, adapting to it with simple elegance. It was designed to create a dialogue with its environment, putting human beings in touch with the sublimity of their surroundings.
For travelers, the lodge provides the welcome surprise of comfort in a remote area; nonetheless, you are not isolated from nature, but placed ÂwithinÂ it.
At explora Patagonia we offer over 35 different explorations. On foot or horseback, for a couple of hours or a full day, gentle or more physically demanding.
Our series of explorations will enable you to discover the landscapes and wildlife of this singular place, and get to know the diverse ecosystems and living creatures that have lived here for millions of years, as well as the unique way of life of its human inhabitants: the gauchos.
The explorations are safe and are made up of groups with a maximum of 8 people, accompanied by an expert bilingual guide. All our guides speak excellent Spanish and English and some also speak French and German.
The longer explorations include open-air picnics. Sometimes we use minibuses or motorboats for sections of the route.
We celebrate each change of season and weather. Rain, wind, an unexpected snowstorm or a day of bright sunshine are all part of the experience. The key is to be well-equipped so you can enjoy the journey to the full.
Each afternoon, one of our guides will meet with you in the lodge bar to tell you about the explorations planned for the following day and help you with the difficult task of choosing between the seven to 14 different options, all of them exciting.
Our guides hold substantial knowledge about the area and all have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, which guarantees that they have the expertise and skills necessary to provide assistance to people in remote areas.