explora Torres del Paine
Exceptional experience-driven hotel in one of South America's most spellbinding locations, with its own brand of adventurous and totally unpretentious luxury.
This exceptional hotel is out of the ordinary in every sense, from its eye-popping location on Lake Pehoé surrounded by granite massifs to the experience-driven explora ethos, which places nature and adventure at the forefront of its own totally unpretentious brand of luxury.
Explora Torres del Paine is a sumptuously comfortable base from which to enjoy the jagged mountains, wildflower meadows, sinuous rivers and glaciers that define this windswept wilderness of breathtaking beauty. You can explore Torres del Paine National Park on foot or horseback, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery from the hotel, where the simplicity of the design aesthetic only accentuates the vistas framed by panoramic windows.
Though there's an emphasis on the great outdoors, Explora Torres del Paine is a family-friendly place that welcomes guests of all ages and fitness levels – the included programme of activities is tailored around each individual. Excursions, led by expert guides, include hikes to Lago Grey Glacier and the spectacular trek to the peaks of Las Torres, and the hotel also has daily riding options for equestrians from beginner-level up.
On arrival at Punta Arenas airport, you will be met and driven to the hotel, a 4-5 hour journey through rugged, remote, and eerily beautiful scenery. The hotel is just 90-minutes' drive from Puerto Natales.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
What a wonderful place to stay. Great facilities, stunning views, superb food. Very friendly and helpful staff offering informative talks each evening. Didn't want to leave! Range of horses was excellent, from beginners to experienced. All horse in good conditionMP, Hemel Hempstead
“All guides excellent. Good customer relations but on the verge of being a bit too much of a good thing. We were probably the least fit people there and perhaps a broader range of easier hikes might be helpful?”CK, Edinburgh
Full marks for a lovely hotel situated in a beautiful location. All staff gave the impression that they were pleased to be of service, and consequently made a 100 per cent experience.GF, Cambridge
Beyond our expectations
“Patagonia was beyond expectations. The scenery is undescribable and the Lodge was amazing as were the guides and the tours.”AQ, Clapham
"Amazing hotel with fabulous facilities, beautiful views, wonderful staff and guides, and delicious meals and cocktails! Our hikes and horse-riding were fantastic, the guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and we liked the evening talks which enabled us to find out more about the Torres del Paine National Park. Would thoroughly recommend."MS, Bath
Definitely return in the futre!
“Explora lived up to expectation and was so good we are considering another visit.”Cj, Kentish Town
Faultless service, could not do enough to help. Would recommend highly, particularly for the positive attitude of their house/serving staff, guides and drivers.MM, Southsea
"An excellent resort and an unforgettable experience.”TM, South Kensington
"In our opinion this is the best hotel in the world. Every aspect was memorable but the Explora Patagonia stands out."MG,Winsford
"Wonderful views from our room! Very efficient guiding staff who accommodated the lack of mobility of a couple of oldies very well after initial discussions. We didn't like the frenetic 7.30 rush to sort out following day's activities- they could learn from Explora Atacama's routine."FL, Dewsbury
"For more serious hikers. After a third stay in an explorer began to get a bit bored with the limited menu choice."DB, London
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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