Explora Patagonia Est. 1993

Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico, Torres de Paine, Chile

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Anchored like a ship by Lake Pehoé, at the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.
The 49 rooms of explora Patagonia are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration. At explora, we actively seek disconnection from everyday routine, which is why our rooms are not equipped with televisions or Wi-Fi, which is only available in the hotel’s common areas.
The Lowdown
Type
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Forest
Lagoon/Pond
Mountains
Style
Casual
Eco
Elegant
Romantic
Scandinavian
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Adventure Travel
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event

Venue Setting

Anchored like a ship by Lake Pehoé, at the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, explora Patagonia has a privileged location from where to go out and explore the park. All our programs include accommodation, transfers from and to the airport, meals, and beverages, and a menu of more than 40 exploration routes designed by our outdoors team.

Our treks and horseback rides include mountains, turquoise lakes, glaciers, lenga tree forests, viewpoints, prairies, and rivers, in addition to the most iconic spans of the trekking circuit known as “W."

EXPLORATIONS
There are many different exploration possibilities within the Park, as diverse as their visitor’s preferences. Each itinerary is a unique experience and adventure, where every detail has its own charm. With over 40 explorations, we cover all areas in the Park either on foot, horseback or by van.  We provide our travelers the opportunity of discovering the landscape according to the choices they make daily. Our explorations, always led by a competent guide from our School of Guides, take place in groups of eight travelers at most and include walks towards crystal clear, woods of lenga trees, hiking to viewpoints and horseback riding through the Park’s pampas (grasslands) and rivers.

One of the most popular circuits is the mystic W that goes around the trails that surround the Paine Massif. This circuit requires at least five days for completion. Our explorations to the Torres base, the Grey Glacier and the Valle del Francés (Frenchman’s Valley) follow part of this circuit. A good option is to combine some of these explorations with others to less familiar places within the Park, either walking or horseback riding.

Check all our explorations

OUR FOOD
Our dishes have been designed to enable guests to perform various explorations and still feel light, agile, and healthy.
Furthermore, based on our luxury of the essential, we seek to offer pure flavors from quality ingredients. Bringing out the best of each product is our motto.
Our dishes are always accompanied by a superb Chilean wine. We also carry a menu of Premium wines for those that would like to try other alternatives.

ARCHITECTURE
explora actively introduces travelers to the great scenery of South America, through a well-prepared exploration program. Our base is a hotel built for linking man to temporary space – present and past- and the mysteries of nature. explora Patagonia is located at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
On the shores of Lake Pehoe, it has breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers.
Its construction is based around essential luxuries, allowing the traveler to inhabit the remote location in its essence without distractions. Wood plays a fundamental role in its design, with species such as lenga, cypress, and almendrillo.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
100
Buffet
N/A
Standing
100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1993
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
ROOMS
The 49 rooms of explora Patagonia are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration. At explora, we actively seek disconnection from everyday routine, which is why our rooms are not equipped with televisions or Wi-Fi, which is only available in the hotel’s common areas.

SPA
Our massage room and pool area are located 100 meters away from the main building, connected by a sloped wood path. It is equipped with a heated, covered pool, sauna, and four open-air jacuzzis with views to the Paine River. Inside, you can choose from our essential oils massages: therapeutic, relaxation, energetic, and more.

STABLE AND HORSES
Of French nationality, Gaela has over 15 years of professional equine experience having worked in prestigious stables in England, Ireland, France, United States, and Japan. She has been with explora for five years supervising the breeding, raising, breaking, feeding and care of the horses.

QUINCHO
Located at the Dos de Enero Ranch, the Quincho is the starting point of some of our horseback rides. Also, from September to April and as weather permits, it shelters one of Patagonia’s most typical gastronomic activities: spit-roasted lamb. Waiting for the treat to be ready, you share a mate with the gauchos and hear exciting local stories. The wait is worth the while.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Located inside Torres del Paine National Park. The complex geography of the park, which extends over 242,242 hectares, has been the result of successive geological and glacier processes. The geological phenomena created the mountainous formations, such as the Paine Towers (Torres del Paine), a group of pillars composed of magma and granite, whose peaks reach up to 3,000 meters in height and the Paine Horns, that rise up over 2,000 meters.

The landscape was forcefully modeled by the last glaciers and has been continually modified by the flows of water. Its largest glaciers are the Grey, the Tyndall and the Dickson, all hanging from the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields.

For its beauty and biodiversity, the park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978.

Awards & Notables 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 World Travel Awards, ‘South America’s leading Expedition Company’, explora

2016, 2015 World Travel Awards, Chile’s Leading Resort, explora Patagonia.

2017, 2016, 2015 World Travel Awards, Chile’s Leading Boutique Hotel, explora Patagonia.

2014 FEDETUR (Chilean Tourism Federation), ‘Chile’s most sustainable company’, explora

2013 Travel + Leisure, ‘World’s Best Service in Central & South America’, explora Patagonia

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