Rio Serrano

  • Rio Serrano
  • Rio Serrano
  • Rio Serrano
  • Rio Serrano
  • Rio Serrano
  • Rio Serrano
  • Rio Serrano
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Stylish lodge combining a warm, homely atmosphere with an emphasis on putting the spectacular natural views centre stage.

This spacious, attractive lodge - close to the boundary of the Torres del Paine National Park - enjoys superb views of the peaks and towers of the vast granite massif which dominates this extraordinary Patagonian wilderness. The hotel's tasteful, fresh décor and furnishings are certainly easy on the eye, with muted Patagonian greys and tawny browns complementing the wonderful setting. The sense of space is not just on the outside: the lobby and restaurant are also remarkably roomy and we recommend the superior guest rooms for their ample picture windows and impressive views. A number of excursions can be booked from the hotel, including short walks and full day hikes, boat trips and horse riding. Meanwhile, the hotel’s pool, sauna and spa facility is a fine place to soothe weary limbs after a day in the great outdoors.

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What our clients say

  • Highlight?: Patagonia camp

    MM, Southsea
  • Each separate part of the trip was excellent. Patagonia most memorable for scenery and Easter Island for history and scenery.

    RR, Aberdeen
  • Most Memorable Moment?: For me, Torres del Paine as it appeared and disappeared through the clouds. The Explora hotel is in a fantastic setting and the views of the mountains…

    JM, Hatfield
  • Three highlights: the trip over the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza with its links to San Martin's epic journey to liberate Chile and Peru in the 19th century; the three…

    JRF, Cambridge
  • We have had two of the most memorable weeks in one of the world’s most varied geographical environments and the friendly Chilean people. Thank you JLA.

    AK, Stoke Newington
  • Mount Fitz Roy and Los Torres, particularly the Pliegue tumblado walk.

    DS, Leatherhead
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Our Expert's Opinion

It’s all about location with the Rio Serrano – the views over the peaks and towers in Torres del Paine are just incredible! After a day hiking in the park, it was much appreciated to be able to use the pool, spa and sauna. All the rooms have great views but I recommend upgrading to a superior room if possible as it offers more space as well as views over the iconic Paine massif.

Sophie Barber Travel Expert 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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