Explora's Newest Lodge in Chile's Newest Park

Hiking through Patagonia National Park Chile

Chile’s newest national park is a stunning nature preserve, consisting of diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, and rich culture. There’s nowhere on earth that’s quite like Patagonia National Park!
Although Patagonia National Park has only recently been formed this region has been an important corridor for wildlife and indigenous peoples for millenia, and people from around the world have been visiting the region’s reserves since the early 1900s, seeking adventure and solitude in the pristine wilderness. In 2005, Douglas Tompkins, the founder of North Face, and Kris Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia clothing, began purchasing and donating land to the Chilean government with the goal of creating a public park. Today, it is one of the biggest and most interesting protected lands in South America.
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The legacy of conservation and spirit of adventure lives on with Explora’s newest lodge in Patagonia National Park. Explora, trailblazers in luxury adventure travel, are uniquely prepared to work in this region. A long history of excellence in hospitality and a world-class guide program ensures every guest will have an unforgettable, immersive experience in both the lodge and in the wilds of this beautiful park. 
You will fall in love with the property as soon as you arrive. The lodge’s privileged location in the Chacabuco Valley is characterized initially by its scenic views and herds of adorable guanacos.
This luxurious lodge features 13 private rooms, where guests can relax and disconnect from the daily grind. Who needs to check emails when you can check out picturesque views? 8 standard rooms and 5 suites offer terrific views of the Tamango and Tamanguito hills. Standard rooms are charming, with rustic flair and awesome amenities. Suites, which have interconnected rooms, are great for families.
All guests have access to spa facilities and world-class dining. At the spa, you can relax in a hot tub and take in the scenery, or you can book a massage and relax after a day of activity. The lodge’s restaurant is curated by Pablo Jesús Rivero and Guido Tassi of “Don Julio,” which was named the 14th best restaurant in Latin America in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022. The menus are phenomenal. Brunch is inspired by the lodge’s surroundings, and dinner is accompanied by a regional rite of fire. All of the dishes emphasize local ingredients and Patagonian culture.
Eco-conscious travelers will be delighted to hear that Explora Lodge has a deep legacy of conservation. Sustainability takes center stage at this serene spot. The National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) highlights this area as a priority for conservation due to its unique and biologically diverse ecosystems, and the lodge does its part to help support those efforts. In their first year of operation, Explora Lodge at Patagonia National Park was named the World’s Leading Sustainable Lodge award at the World Travel Awards.
Hiking in Patagonia Park Chile

The lodge stays true to the legacy of Douglas and Kristine Tompkins, who were instrumental in founding the national park and who have dedicated themselves to protecting ecosystems in Chile. Explora supports a variety of organizations, including CONAF and Rewilding Chile, in protecting the park’s flora and fauna. Initiatives focus on sustainable tourism and biodiversity.
With Explora Lodge as your homebase, you will have unparalleled access to Patagonia. It is easy to fill a week with amazing activities. The park encompasses five different protected reserves, incorporating grassland, riparian forest, and wetland. You’ll see forests, fjords, glaciers, canals, rivers, lakes, the Andes Mountains, and more. Everywhere you look, you will see something breathtaking! There are ample opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, and driving in the park, so you can get up close and personal with the iconic features of the landscape in a plethora of ways and have lots of fun doing so. Connect with us to build an itinerary that fits your interests and needs!
As you explore, keep an eye out for wildlife. Locals include ñandus (Darwin’s Rhea), mara, huemul deer, pumas, foxes, and Austral woodpeckers. The most famous residents, of course, are guanacos.
Want to take your trip up a notch? Explora Lodge offers a special program that combines Patagonia National Park and Torres del Paine National Park -- two of Chile’s most iconic parks -- via charter flight. Both locations are remote, so it can be difficult to see them on the same trip but this charter flight gives guests a rare opportunity to visit both without losing time. Like Patagonia, Torres del Paine is known for its distinctive beauty. It is home to soaring mountains and bright blue icebergs. It is a magical addition to any trip.
From the steppes of Chacabuco Valley to the ice fields of the Andes, there is adventure around every corner in Patagonia National Park. Plan your trip today!
 Biking in Patagonia Park Chile