Explora Patagonia


This Explora lodge sits amidst the open grassland of the Patagonia National Park, one of Chile’s most important eco-restoration & rewilding projects

Along with exceptional guides, discover the beauty of this little-visited region of Patagonia. Being the only formal accommodation within the park, the lodge creates an intimate & remote atmosphere.

What we love about Explora Patagonia

  • Beautifully crafted with minimal environmental impact
  • With only 10 bedrooms, the atmosphere is intimate & cosy
  • Patagonia National Park features rivers, wetlands, mountains, glaciers, lakes & lenga forests
  • Included are nearly three dozen expertly guided full & half-day hikes, bike trips, multi-sport adventures including paddling, scenic van excursions & high mountain ascents
  • The park is home to immense wildlife including some rare & endangered species
  • There are 100 different species of bird in the Chacabuco Valley
  • Expeditions focus on exploration, knowledge & conservation of the area
  • Gastronomic experience uses fresh, local products & highlights the gaucho culture and traditions
  • It’s the only formal accommodation within the boundaries of the park
What to do at Explora Patagonia

With its privileged location, Explora’s eco-lodge offers a combination of luxury, adventure & comfort.

Each day, select and design expeditions to delve deep into the fascinating landscapes that surround the lodge.

Within Patagonia National Park, there are three diverse regions to explore. At the heart, & where the lodge is located, is the Chacabuco Valley where grasslands reach the foot of the Andes. To the North is the Jeinimeni region, where you can hike past lakes to hanging glaciers & imposing rock formations. To the south is the Tamango region, home to the endangered Andean deer & an abundance of pumas, where you can kayak the Cochrane River rapids.

By night, the lodge offers a luxurious retreat to rest, refuel & share your adventures over delicious wine & exquisite food.

Make sure to also venture outside of the Patagonia National Park for exceptional day trips to the Queulat National Park, the beautiful Carretera Austral, the Aysen Glacier, the Cerro Castillo mountain range & the Northern Ice Cap.


Explora Patagonia National Park lies in the heart of the Chacabuco Valley, within the Aysen Region of Chilean Patagonia.

The Explora Lodge is a 6-hour drive south of Balmaceda, along the Carretera Austral highway.

There are daily flights to Balmaceda from Santiago, Punta Arenas & Puerto Montt. The lodge transfers guests to & from Balmaceda airport.

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When to Travel

In Patagonia, you can experience the four seasons on the same day. We recommend travelling between October & March. During these months, the weather is mainly temperate & there is sunlight during most of the day. From March (their Autumn), sunlight hours & temperatures reduce. However, the Patagonia forest becomes tinged with classic autumn colours, including red, ocher & yellow.

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