With an unbeatable location inside the jaw-dropping Torres del Paine National Park, explora Patagonia has turquoise Lake Pehoe and the pristine Paine River at its doorstep, with dense lenga forests and snow-capped massifs as a backdrop. Guests at this all-inclusive property may choose from some 40 explorations, including horseback riding and hiking some of the best known trekking circuits on Earth or lesser-known trails through ‘the end of the world’. The lodge even has its own catamaran for cruises across the lake.
At the end of a big day of activity, dive into the heated indoor pool, sit in the open-air Jacuzzi, relax in the sauna or have a therapist soothe your muscles at the wellness spa. Meals are carefully designed to be fortifying, yet fresh and healthy. Dishes are always accompanied by a choice of quality Chilean wines, or you can try a signature cocktail at the bar. From September to April, if the weather permits, you may also be able to share a mate with the gauchos down at the stables, with succulent spit-roasted lamb for dinner.
The 49 rooms at explora Patagonia feature huge windows but no televisions or Wi-Fi so as not to detract from glorious nature outside. These are however, available in the hotel’s common areas. Cosy and furnished with premium bedding, each bedroom is a sanctuary that ensures deep rest after hours spent outdoors.