Explora Patagonia


  • Located within Torres del Paine National Park 
  • Go trekking and horse riding amidst beautiful scenery 
  • Enjoy lake and mountain views from the hotel 
  • Treat yourself to a massage, sauna or jacuzzi 
  • Enjoy a catamaran cruise on Lake Pehoe

Open: Explora Patagonia is open all year.

Location: Explora Patagonia is on the shore of Lake Pehoe in Torres del Paine National Park. Most guests fly into Punta Arenas airport from where it's a 5 hour drive (390kms) to the hotel. Return transfers from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales (140kms) and El Calafate (376kms) are arranged by the hotel and included in your stay.

Rooms: There are 49 en-suite guest rooms, with attractive wood panelling, prints of local scenes and large windows, and a mix of twins and doubles. All rooms have heating. The 36 Cordillera Paine rooms and 7 Salto Chico rooms each measure 28sqm, have 2 chairs and a table or desk and views of either the mountains or Salto Chico waterfall. There are 6 Exploradores Suites, 42sqm, with a desk ,easy chair and sofa and a full width window overlooking the lake and mountains. As the emphasis is on nature and getting away from everyday cares, there is no TV or wifi in rooms.

Activities: There are over 40 excursions to choose from, and opportunities for trekking, horse riding, cruising on Lake Pehoe and enjoying the photogenic scenery. They are graded according to level of difficulty and fitness required to make your choice easier, with riding trips suitable for beginners through to experienced equestrians, and include morning, afternoon and full day trips. Full day trips include a picnic lunch. Some of the riding trips take place on the 6,000 hectare 2 de Enero Ranch and include a typical gaucho meal of spit-roasted lamb (available from September to April). Excursions take place in groups of no more than 8 guests.

Facilities: The hotel has a bar, restaurant and shop selling outdoor clothing and equipment, books and gifts. Ona Spa includes a heated indoor pool, saunas, treatment rooms and open air jacuzzis. The hotel has a stable of 26 horses for riding.

Dining: Meals are made from locally sourced ingredients, and are designed to give you ample energy to take part in outdoor activities. Chilean wines are available, with premium wines at an additional cost.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Children aged under 4 stay free of charge when sharing the room with parents. A cot or extra bed can be provided for a child aged up to 12 years.

Health: No particular health issues to be aware of here. 

Communication: There is complimentary wifi internet access in the reception area. There is no mobile phone coverage at the hotel or surrounding areas.

Notes: Your stay includes meals, drinks, excursions, national park fees, use of the spa facilities and return shared airport transfers. There is a minimum stay requirement of 3 or 4 nights according to season.

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