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Explora Patagonia National Park

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The Aisén region in northern Patagonia is ideal Explora territory. One of Chile’s final frontiers, those who make the effort to get here are amply rewarded by a bounty of scenery and nature on a par with Patagonia’s better-known, more visited highlights.

This addition to Explora’s luxury portfolio of remote lodges is a 6-7hr drive south of Balmaceda airport, through a seemingly cinematic succession of views along the Carretera Austral highway. The newly created Patagonia National Park was a donation to the Chilean people by the Tompkins Conservation Foundation, established by Douglas and Kristine Tompkins. With just 13 guest rooms and suites there is an exclusive, intimate feel to Explora’s smallest property, which includes the classic ingredients of Explora's signature wilderness experiences throughout.  Explora Patagonia National Park offers superb guided activities by day and, after a day in the great outdoors, a cosy retreat with ample space to relax, recharge and socialise, high-end cuisine and the most comfortable lodgings available in this far-flung corner of Patagonia.

Patagonia National Park is remote, but Explora can make it easier with a charter flight between nearby Cochrane (approx 45 minutes from the lodge) for those who wish to take a scenic flight from Torres del Paine or Balmaceda.

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What our clients say

  • Highlight?: Difficult to separate a sunny, windless clear day at Torres del Paine ( plus several others nearly as good).  And deep snow in the Altiplano round Miscanti lakes. So…

    DH, Milnthorpe
  • Highlights?: Flying over the Andes Getting close to the Glacier in Patagonia View from Costanero Tower in Santiago The list goes on

    DW, Winchester
  • Most memorable experience: "Sailing across the Magelllan Straits and getting off on Cape Horn. This was the key reason for my trip which was motivated by a dim and distant…

    TEB, Grays
  • Patagonia for its stark beauty, stunning snow covered mountains and tranquility.

    SB, Solihull
  • We have travelled a lot in our lifetime but nothing prepares you for the breadth of landscapes that you will encounter in Chile. We had three weeks there and felt…

    CM
  • We have travelled a lot in our lifetime but nothing prepares you for the breadth of landscapes that you will encounter in Chile. We had three weeks there and felt…

    CM, Trowbridge
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Our Expert's Opinion

The 1-hour flight that links the Explora properties in Torres del Paine and Patagonia National Park is one of the most scenic journeys in Latin America. Flying in comfort with a birds’ eye view of the vast South American Ice Field, Mount Fitzroy and incredible glacier-filled valleys far below was nothing short of breathtaking. Landing in Cochrane, just 45-minutes drive from Patagonia National Park meant we also made the very most of our time here, rather than losing a day or more taking various scheduled flights and long transfers to reach this remote and beautiful region.

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Stuart Whittington Product & Marketing Stuart was a tour leader in South America before taking on senior positions at several tour operators. He has a deep love for Latin America and Antarctica.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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