STYLE: Tailor Made Journey
Trip Code: CLFTEP
DIFFICULTY RATING: 3 Light Adventure (High altitude in some areas)
Explora Patagonia was designed as the perfect base from where to explore Torres del Paine National Park. With an exclusive location and unparalleled views, you 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. The rooms are the perfect combination of simplicity and comfort in order to ensure a deep rest after a day of exploration. With amazing views to the Paine Massif, Paine River or Salto Chico Falls, their welcoming and cozy decoration make them a unique place to disconnect yourself and enjoy.
Lago Grey: Travel by van to Grey Lake. Start your walk crossing the suspension bridge over the Pingo River and continue through a forest until you reach the lake shore. Once there we walk along the beach to see the glacier and the icebergs that come off it. Return by van.
Laguna Negra: Depart from the stables and ride by horse across rivers, forests and pampas as you ascend towards the viewpoint of the Negra Lagoon. On the way you will pass by several lagoons, ideal for spotting different species of birds such as southern lapwings or Magellanic geese.
Estepa Patagonica: Travel through the eastern sector of the park combining stretches in van with short walks. This sector is mainly characterized by the presence of animals such as guanacos, pumas and flamencos, as well as its extensive pampas, typical of the Patagonian steppe. First, visit the Nordenskjöld Lake viewpoint and the Paine Grande waterfall, then travel by van to the Los Cisnes Lagoon and finally to the Amarga Lagoon.
Mirador Pehoe: Leave the hotel walking along the shore of Pehoé Lake, observing the orchids and ñirre trees that make up the local flora. Ascend to a viewpoint from which you can see the extension of the lake and the Paine mountain range from a different perspective than you have previously from explora.
*For stays between 15 Mar-31 Mar and 11 Apr-30 Apr book 5 nights at Explora El Chalten and pay for 4 nights. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Limited amount of rooms are available per month and once exhausted offer may be paused. Not combinable with other promotions or special programs and valid on adult rates only. Availably until 15 Dec 23 unless withdrawn sooner.
Upon arrival at Punta Arenas airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the stunning Explora Patagonia, nestled within the Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy a scenic 5-hour journey, taking in the breathtaking natural beauty along the way. Upon arrival, settle into your comfortable room, thoughtfully designed to provide maximum tranquility and space for relaxation after a full day of adventure. Embrace the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. With each moment spent at this incredible retreat, you'll feel further removed from the stresses of everyday life.
This afternoon, meet with a guide to discuss your activities for the following day.
Throughout your stay at the Explora Patagonia Lodge, you'll have the opportunity to discover the stunning natural landscapes and diverse wildlife of the Torres del Paine National Park through a range of full and half-day excursions. Our knowledgeable guides are available to assist you in selecting the ideal activities based on your interests and fitness levels.
*Explora Patagonia offers a comprehensive selection of activities included in its package, but some extra activities are subject to an additional cost. These optional activities will be at the client's expense and can be paid locally. Please note that the itinerary below is just a sample, and it can be personalized to meet your specific needs and preferences. The sequence of the excursion as well as the logistics and/or duration might change depending on weather conditions.
Explora Patagonia offers guests the opportunity to create their own personalized experience in the heart of Patagonia by choosing from a set of onsite activities. The itinerary outlined below is provided as a sample and can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client.
In the morning, you'll depart from the hotel in a comfortable van, and head towards the Grey Lake station. The first stop will be the hanging bridge over the roaring Pingo River. From there, we'll make our way through the Lenga forest until we reach the windy shores of Lake Grey, where you'll be awestruck by the massive icebergs that calve off the Grey Glacier. After a moderate hike uphill, you'll get an up-close view of the glacier's impressive icy expanse. We'll then return to the Grey station, where a van will be waiting to take you back to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, we'll set out on foot along the beautiful Pehoe Lake, with opportunities to spot various orchids and ñirre trees that make up the local flora. We'll ascend to a triangular rock that offers stunning panoramic views of the intense blue of Lake Pehoe and the Paine ridge. On a clear day, you'll enjoy an exceptional bird's-eye perspective, completely different from the hotel's view. Finally, we'll descend and catch a glimpse of the turquoise stones of the Paine River from a distance.
Later in the day, you'll meet with a guide to discuss your upcoming activities for the following day.
After a hearty breakfast, we'll depart from the stables on horseback, riding through forests, pampas, and rivers en route to the Black Lagoon lookout. This two-hour ride will take us past several lagoons, providing ample opportunities to spot a variety of bird species, including teros and caiquenes.
Later in the day, you can choose to embark on an exhilarating bike excursion through the stunning landscapes of Cañadón Macho. Starting from the Laguna Azul area, we'll gear up and hop on our bikes, beginning our journey with a mainly downhill ride. The area is known for its abundant guanaco population, with sentinels keeping watch over the herd from atop the hills. In the distance, the Three Towers soar above the horizon as we make our way back to the hotel.
You'll have the option to cycle all the way back to Tierra Patagonia, or you can opt to rest and catch a ride in the support vehicle whenever you're ready.
This morning, we'll transfer you from the Explora lodge to Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.
Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.
Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.
Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.
Private airport transfers
Accommodation with breakfast daily
Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable)
Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
Any items not mentioned as included
Available upon request. Contact us for more details.
All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
This is a Tailor-Made itinerary which can be customised to create your own unique journey. Contact us to discuss your travel plans.
Season and availability.