Para utilizar las funcionalidades completas de este sitio es necesario tener JavaScript habilitado. Aquí están las instrucciones para habilitar JavaScript en tu navegador web.

Torres del Paine

Chile

Tips for your travel

If you are coming from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, Explora offers you the option of entering and leaving our lodge in Torres del Paine at any given time. From September to April, we recommend you book your flight directly to Puerto Natales since the transfer time to Explora takes two and a half hours, while from Punta Arenas, it lasts approximately four and a half hours. The trip from Punta Arenas is an invitation for you to discover the particular landscape of the Patagonian pampa. On our way, we’ll stop to eat in a typical house in the area.

HOW TO GET HERE

Connecting to Punta Arenas by way of Santiago, Chile: Upon arrival to Santiago de Chile’s International Airport, you must connect to the city of Punta Arenas, approximately three and a half hours away. From Punta Arenas Airport, you will be driven to explora Patagonia by a member of our team, approximately 4 and half hours away and according to a pre-set schedule, with a stop to rest and have lunch.

Connecting to Cerro Castillo by way of El Calafate and Buenos Aires: Upon arrival to Buenos Aires Airport, you must take a connecting three and a half hour-flight to El Calafate. From El Calafate, take a commercial bus or transfer to the Chilean border approximately 4 hours away. Upon arriving at Cerro Castillo, our team will drive you to explora Patagonia. The schedule for this transfer is programmed for 12:00 noon. If you require another schedule, you must coordinate a private transfer service with our reservation team.

Pick-up

Punta Arenas Airport: At 9:20 and 14:50*, shuttle service to the hotel, free of charge. Additionally, there are two extra shuttle services between the airport and the hotel at an additional cost of USD 150 per person. (A minimum of two travelers is required for this service). From May to September these services are scheduled at 10:40 and 16:00*; and from October to April the services leave the airport at 10:40 and 19:40*.

Puerto Natales Airport: At 14:40*, shuttle service to the hotel free of charge. Please note that flights to Puerto Natales are available only some days of the week.

Punta Arenas hotels: From hotels in the city of Punta Arenas, our team will pick you up between 8:00 am and 09:00 am, arriving at the park at approximately 13:30 for lunch and an exploration later that afternoon. The specific time will be confirmed by our reservations team or by explora Patagonia and the driver will only be able to wait a maximum of 15 minutes from the scheduled pick-up time.

Hotels in Puerto Natales: Travelers will be picked up from their respective hotels between 11:00 and 12:00; specific time to be confirmed by our reservations team or by explora Patagonia. The driver will only be able to wait 15 minutes maximum after the scheduled pick-up time.

Punta Arenas Port: Travelers are picked up between 11:00 and 12:00 noon.

Puerto Natales Port: Travelers are picked up between 11:00 and 12:00 noon.

Chilean border with Argentina “Cerro Castillo”: From here, our staff will pick you up at 12:00 noon.

El Chaltén: During some months of the year, there is a transportation service between hotels in El Chaltén and explora Patagonia, leaving at 07:00 from Eolo and between 07:30 and 08:15 from downtown hotels and according to the timetable.

*Timetable could vary.

Drop-Off

Punta Arenas Airport, Port, and hotels: Shuttle service leaving the hotel at 08:00 and 12:00 noon to arrive at the airport at 13:00 and 18:00 and arriving at hotels and port at 13:40 and 18:40.

Puerto Natales Airport and hotels: Shuttle service leaving the hotel at 11:00 to arrive at the airport at 13:00, and arriving at the hotels at 13:30.

Argentinean border with Chile “Cancha Carrera”: Drop off at 12:00 noon.

El Calafate: Leaving explora Patagonia at 09:00, according to the timetable and arriving at the hotels at 15:00.

How to get here

HOW TO GET HERE

Connecting to Punta Arenas by way of Santiago, Chile: Upon arrival to Santiago de Chile’s International Airport, you must connect to the city of Punta Arenas, approximately three and a half hours away. From Punta Arenas Airport, you will be driven to explora Patagonia by a member of our team, approximately 4 and half hours away and according to a pre-set schedule, with a stop to rest and have lunch.

Connecting to Cerro Castillo by way of El Calafate and Buenos Aires: Upon arrival to Buenos Aires Airport, you must take a connecting three and a half hour-flight to El Calafate. From El Calafate, take a commercial bus or transfer to the Chilean border approximately 4 hours away. Upon arriving at Cerro Castillo, our team will drive you to explora Patagonia. The schedule for this transfer is programmed for 12:00 noon. If you require another schedule, you must coordinate a private transfer service with our reservation team.

Pick-up & Drop-Off

Pick-up

Punta Arenas Airport: At 9:20 and 14:50*, shuttle service to the hotel, free of charge. Additionally, there are two extra shuttle services between the airport and the hotel at an additional cost of USD 150 per person. (A minimum of two travelers is required for this service). From May to September these services are scheduled at 10:40 and 16:00*; and from October to April the services leave the airport at 10:40 and 19:40*.

Puerto Natales Airport: At 14:40*, shuttle service to the hotel free of charge. Please note that flights to Puerto Natales are available only some days of the week.

Punta Arenas hotels: From hotels in the city of Punta Arenas, our team will pick you up between 8:00 am and 09:00 am, arriving at the park at approximately 13:30 for lunch and an exploration later that afternoon. The specific time will be confirmed by our reservations team or by explora Patagonia and the driver will only be able to wait a maximum of 15 minutes from the scheduled pick-up time.

Hotels in Puerto Natales: Travelers will be picked up from their respective hotels between 11:00 and 12:00; specific time to be confirmed by our reservations team or by explora Patagonia. The driver will only be able to wait 15 minutes maximum after the scheduled pick-up time.

Punta Arenas Port: Travelers are picked up between 11:00 and 12:00 noon.

Puerto Natales Port: Travelers are picked up between 11:00 and 12:00 noon.

Chilean border with Argentina “Cerro Castillo”: From here, our staff will pick you up at 12:00 noon.

El Chaltén: During some months of the year, there is a transportation service between hotels in El Chaltén and explora Patagonia, leaving at 07:00 from Eolo and between 07:30 and 08:15 from downtown hotels and according to the timetable.

*Timetable could vary.

Drop-Off

Punta Arenas Airport, Port, and hotels: Shuttle service leaving the hotel at 08:00 and 12:00 noon to arrive at the airport at 13:00 and 18:00 and arriving at hotels and port at 13:40 and 18:40.

Puerto Natales Airport and hotels: Shuttle service leaving the hotel at 11:00 to arrive at the airport at 13:00, and arriving at the hotels at 13:30.

Argentinean border with Chile “Cancha Carrera”: Drop off at 12:00 noon.

El Calafate: Leaving explora Patagonia at 09:00, according to the timetable and arriving at the hotels at 15:00.

Temperatures in the Torres del Paine National Park are constantly changing. We can experience all 4 seasons in one day. In just minutes, the strong winds can darken the sky or disperse the storm clouds, making your Patagonia travel a true adventure.

Required
for all activities

Explora provides travelers with trekking poles, helmets and riding gaiters for horseback rides and give them a bottle of water.

  • Baseball cap
  • Polar/ Wool/ Windstopper hat
  • 1st layer: Layer top and bottom
  • 2nd layer: Fleece
  • 3rd layer: Waterproof Jacket
  • 4rd layer: DownJacket
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • Thin Fleece
  • Trekking pants and trekking shorts
  • Trekking socks (long)
  • Trekking boots
  • Rain Pants
  • Liner Gloves
  • Wind stopper gloves
  • Waterproof gaiters
  • Sunglasses
  • Buff or neck gaiter
  • Small back pack (25 lts)
Optional
for all activities
  • Bathing Suite
  • Sandals
What to bring Patagonia

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in: Check-in takes place as of 13:00 p.m.

Check-out: Check-out must be at 10:00 a.m. If you want to take a half-day exploration, you have to check out before leaving to the exploration and we will take care of your luggage.

Climate

Located in the so called Wet Andes –a climatic and glaciological sub region of the Andes mountain range– this part of Patagonia is mostly lush green, with a volatile climate that can spin all four seasons into a single day. This volatility translates in flora as varied as the climate itself, including dense forests, Patagonian steppe, mountainous scrubland and Andean desert. Likewise, the glaciers of the Wet Andes are far more stable than those of the Dry Andes due to summer precipitations, low thermal oscillations and overall high moisture.

Tips

Tips are voluntary.

If you wish to leave any, you can do so at the hotel reception at the end of your stay. It will be distributed among all those who contributed to making your trip a unique experience. We suggest leaving USD 100 per day per room.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in: Check-in takes place as of 13:00 p.m.

Check-out: Check-out must be at 10:00 a.m. If you want to take a half-day exploration, you have to check out before leaving to the exploration and we will take care of your luggage.

Climate

Climate

Located in the so called Wet Andes –a climatic and glaciological sub region of the Andes mountain range– this part of Patagonia is mostly lush green, with a volatile climate that can spin all four seasons into a single day. This volatility translates in flora as varied as the climate itself, including dense forests, Patagonian steppe, mountainous scrubland and Andean desert. Likewise, the glaciers of the Wet Andes are far more stable than those of the Dry Andes due to summer precipitations, low thermal oscillations and overall high moisture.

Tips

Tips

Tips are voluntary.

If you wish to leave any, you can do so at the hotel reception at the end of your stay. It will be distributed among all those who contributed to making your trip a unique experience. We suggest leaving USD 100 per day per room.