The unseen corners of Chilean Patagonia

Why choose Patagonia National Park?

  • Patagonia National Park is located along the breathtakingly scenic Carretera Austral, the iconic road that runs 1,239 kilometers from Puerto Montt, in the Lake District, to Villa O’Higgins, traversing the amazing landscapes of Chilean Patagonia.

  • The landscapes you will see while exploring this territory can leave you speechless and include thick forests, fjords, glaciers, canals, the Andes Mountains, spectacular turquoise colored rivers and lakes, among others, in an unspoiled, lightly explored natural environment, that opens itself up to you.

  • We offer over 30 explorations to get to know this territory in different modalities, such as hiking, overland van crossings, biking, self-guided tours, kayaking, high mountain outings and combinations, with difficulty levels ranging from basic to advanced. Each exploration will take us to different areas where wildlife like ñandus (Darwin’s Rhea), huemuls (endangered Andean Deer), pumas and Austral woodpeckers live, among others. You will also be able to spot herds of guanacos and Andean condors flying in the sky overhead as you discover every corner.
  • This park is the legacy of the late Douglas and Kristine Tompkins, who remain present through their foundation Rewilding Chile, which seeks to conserve this territory. Explora currently supports the National Chilean Forestry Corporation (CONAF), Rewilding Chile (formerly the Tompkins Conservation Foundation) and different organizations to protect the flora and fauna of the Patagonia National Park and thus create intitaives that work towards sustainable tourism and protection of land and wildlife.

  • Part of the sales made in our lodge go to the CONAF and other organizations, which work together to meet the goal of achieving responsible tourism.

  • This off-the-beaten-track destination is ideal for travelers interested in conservation, wildlife, birdwatching and undeveloped nature, among others.

  • If you are part of our Explorer ECHO Society loyalty program, we invite you to discover your discounts and benefits here. In addition, up to 15% of the price of your stay will go to support conservation projects where our destinations are located. To find out your category, please email reserve@explora.com
  • The Balmaceda Airport, about 1,400 kilometers from Santiago, is the closest to our lodge. From there, you have two ways to reach Explora in the Patagonia National Park: by land, in a van trip lasting about 7 hours, or by air, on a charter flight lasting about 1 hour. The latter option flies over the most iconic places in this territory, such as the Lake General Carrera.

Explora Connects Patagonia:

  • We also invite you to discover Chilean Patagonia in its entirety with our Explora Connects program, which connects our lodge in the Patagonia National Park with the one in Torres del Paine in exclusive Explora flights operated by the airline DAP, leaders in Patagonian air transport.

 

  • Located near the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Explora in Patagonia National Park was built by the Tompkins Foundation and has all the Explora comforts and standards, in addition to a privileged location surrounded by herds of guanacos.

  • The 13-room lodge offers an intimate and private atmosphere in this remote region of Patagonia, where travelers can disconnect from their routines and connect with themselves and the nature that surrounds them, in a place that takes you back to the origins of this land and the first pioneers who settled here.

  • The culinary experience was designed by two experts: Pablo Jesús Rivero owner of the restaurant “Don Julio”– the 14th best restaurant in Latin America according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 – and Guido Tassi, consultant chef to Don Julio. Our cuisine invites you to explore the ranching tradition of the area, favoring the use of local products, with a brunch style lunch that is an interpretation of the surroundings in their maximum expression and dinner accompanied by the rite of fire, very characteristic of the Patagonian region. See more

  • We invite you to visit our lodge from 4 nights for USD 2,888 per person. For quotes, click here. If you want more information about our lodge, click here.
    • Patagonia National Park is located along the breathtakingly scenic Carretera Austral, the iconic road that runs 1,239 kilometers from Puerto Montt, in the Lake District, to Villa O’Higgins, traversing the amazing landscapes of Chilean Patagonia.

    • The landscapes you will see while exploring this territory can leave you speechless and include thick forests, fjords, glaciers, canals, the Andes Mountains, spectacular turquoise colored rivers and lakes, among others, in an unspoiled, lightly explored natural environment, that opens itself up to you.

    • We offer over 30 explorations to get to know this territory in different modalities, such as hiking, overland van crossings, biking, self-guided tours, kayaking, high mountain outings and combinations, with difficulty levels ranging from basic to advanced. Each exploration will take us to different areas where wildlife like ñandus (Darwin’s Rhea), huemuls (endangered Andean Deer), pumas and Austral woodpeckers live, among others. You will also be able to spot herds of guanacos and Andean condors flying in the sky overhead as you discover every corner.
    • This park is the legacy of the late Douglas and Kristine Tompkins, who remain present through their foundation Rewilding Chile, which seeks to conserve this territory. Explora currently supports the National Chilean Forestry Corporation (CONAF), Rewilding Chile (formerly the Tompkins Conservation Foundation) and different organizations to protect the flora and fauna of the Patagonia National Park and thus create intitaives that work towards sustainable tourism and protection of land and wildlife.

    • Part of the sales made in our lodge go to the CONAF and other organizations, which work together to meet the goal of achieving responsible tourism.

    • This off-the-beaten-track destination is ideal for travelers interested in conservation, wildlife, birdwatching and undeveloped nature, among others.

    • If you are part of our Explorer ECHO Society loyalty program, we invite you to discover your discounts and benefits here. In addition, up to 15% of the price of your stay will go to support conservation projects where our destinations are located. To find out your category, please email reserve@explora.com
    • The Balmaceda Airport, about 1,400 kilometers from Santiago, is the closest to our lodge. From there, you have two ways to reach Explora in the Patagonia National Park: by land, in a van trip lasting about 7 hours, or by air, on a charter flight lasting about 1 hour. The latter option flies over the most iconic places in this territory, such as the Lake General Carrera.

    Explora Connects Patagonia:

    • We also invite you to discover Chilean Patagonia in its entirety with our Explora Connects program, which connects our lodge in the Patagonia National Park with the one in Torres del Paine in exclusive Explora flights operated by the airline DAP, leaders in Patagonian air transport.

     

    • Located near the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Explora in Patagonia National Park was built by the Tompkins Foundation and has all the Explora comforts and standards, in addition to a privileged location surrounded by herds of guanacos.

    • The 13-room lodge offers an intimate and private atmosphere in this remote region of Patagonia, where travelers can disconnect from their routines and connect with themselves and the nature that surrounds them, in a place that takes you back to the origins of this land and the first pioneers who settled here.

    • The culinary experience was designed by two experts: Pablo Jesús Rivero owner of the restaurant “Don Julio”– the 14th best restaurant in Latin America according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 – and Guido Tassi, consultant chef to Don Julio. Our cuisine invites you to explore the ranching tradition of the area, favoring the use of local products, with a brunch style lunch that is an interpretation of the surroundings in their maximum expression and dinner accompanied by the rite of fire, very characteristic of the Patagonian region. See more

    • We invite you to visit our lodge from 4 nights for USD 2,888 per person. For quotes, click here. If you want more information about our lodge, click here.

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