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Patagonia National Park

Patagonia, Chile

Tips for your travel

Transport

Sky and LATAM airlines offer daily flights to Balmaceda, 34 miles south of Coyhaique. At Balmaceda. If your time of arrival does not coincide without our transfer schedule, we recommend that you spend a night in Coyhaique and coordinate your pick-up with us for the next day.

We offer transportation options to our lodge. Please contact our reservation team: reserve@explora.com

The trip between the Balmaceda Airport and the Patagonia National Park takes about 6 hours. The road is mostly gravel and part of the iconic Carretera Austral (Far South Highway), crossing typical Patagonian landscapes with steppes, forests, rivers and imposing Mountains.

 

ARRIVAL TRANSFER

From Balmaceda Airport to the Lodge: Travelers arriving until 09:30 am will be received at the airport.

 

RETURN TRANSFER

From the Lodge to Balmaceda Airport: There is a free shuttle service from the lodge to Balmaceda Airport at 08:00 AM. Keep in mind that the trip takes about 6 hours.

Important: Our transfers (regular or private*) only cover flights from Balmaceda Airport departing after 16:30 to leave the region.

If you have another pick-up or drop-off point, please let our reservations team know.

*Private subject to availability.

How to get there

Transport

Sky and LATAM airlines offer daily flights to Balmaceda, 34 miles south of Coyhaique. At Balmaceda. If your time of arrival does not coincide without our transfer schedule, we recommend that you spend a night in Coyhaique and coordinate your pick-up with us for the next day.

We offer transportation options to our lodge. Please contact our reservation team: reserve@explora.com

Pick-up & Drop-off

The trip between the Balmaceda Airport and the Patagonia National Park takes about 6 hours. The road is mostly gravel and part of the iconic Carretera Austral (Far South Highway), crossing typical Patagonian landscapes with steppes, forests, rivers and imposing Mountains.

 

ARRIVAL TRANSFER

From Balmaceda Airport to the Lodge: Travelers arriving until 09:30 am will be received at the airport.

 

RETURN TRANSFER

From the Lodge to Balmaceda Airport: There is a free shuttle service from the lodge to Balmaceda Airport at 08:00 AM. Keep in mind that the trip takes about 6 hours.

Important: Our transfers (regular or private*) only cover flights from Balmaceda Airport departing after 16:30 to leave the region.

If you have another pick-up or drop-off point, please let our reservations team know.

*Private subject to availability.

In Patagonia you can experience the four seasons in the same day. Explora provides travelers with trekking poles, helmets for bikerides and give them a bottle of water.

Required
for all activities
  • 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 Suit
  • Sandals
What to bring Patagonia

Climate

In Patagonia you can experience the four seasons in the same day. However, there are certain weather events that mark the different periods of the year:

Spring-Summer: From October until March, the weather is mainly temperate, with average temperatures between 10ºC and 20ºC (50ºF and 68ºF). There is sunlight during most of the day and nights are fairly short.

Autumn: Daily sunlight hours and temperatures reduce starting March. Patagonia forest are tinged with classic autumn colors, including red, ocher and yellow.

Winter: They typical Patagonian wind is almost gone during this season. Days are shorter and average temperatures vary between -5ºC and 5ºC (23ºF and 41ºF).

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

Check-out: Travelers have to check-out at 10:00 a.m. and can only take a half-day exploration. If so, check-out must be done before leaving for the exploration and Explora will take care of the luggage.

CLIMATE

Climate

In Patagonia you can experience the four seasons in the same day. However, there are certain weather events that mark the different periods of the year:

Spring-Summer: From October until March, the weather is mainly temperate, with average temperatures between 10ºC and 20ºC (50ºF and 68ºF). There is sunlight during most of the day and nights are fairly short.

Autumn: Daily sunlight hours and temperatures reduce starting March. Patagonia forest are tinged with classic autumn colors, including red, ocher and yellow.

Winter: They typical Patagonian wind is almost gone during this season. Days are shorter and average temperatures vary between -5ºC and 5ºC (23ºF and 41ºF).

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.

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

Check-in & Check-out

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

Check-out: Travelers have to check-out at 10:00 a.m. and can only take a half-day exploration. If so, check-out must be done before leaving for the exploration and Explora will take care of the luggage.