Patagonia is a remote area located in the Torres del Paine National Park. It’s a large livestock ranch area that subsists in isolation and solitude with the closest Chilean cities of Puerto Natales (147 km away) and Punta Arenas (393 km away).
Those who choose to live there are forced into a life of self-sufficiency, but those who plan to visit can enjoy the magnificent views and rustic setting in luxury at the Explora Patagonia.
The Explora Patagonia is situated at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park along the shores of turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe. This unique setting is found at the heart of Patagonia and offers magnificent views of the Paine ridge and granite towers.
From here, guests will have the opportunity to choose from more than 50 different guided hikes and horseback rides in groups of 8 or less travelers. These opportunities to explore are available in different difficulty levels ranging from easy to expert, but they all afford breathtaking views of glaciers, lakes, and mountains.
Explora Patagonia Stables
Explora Patagonia has its own horses, bred and trained for their guests’ horse expeditions. In all they have 26 horses of various breeds.
Guests can even take part in the legendary gaucho culture at the 6,000 hectare ranch Explora property where they can participate in the shearing of sheep, driving livestock, horse breaking and other traditional activities.
Explora Patagonia offers 49 rooms designed specifically to take advantage of the peace and quiet, privacy, and the vastness of the surrounding landscape. This is one destination that ensures guests will enjoy a satisfying rest after an exciting day of exploration.
If you’re looking for a destination where you can really escape the day-to-day rat race, Explora actively seeks to disconnect their guests from everyday their routine. In fact, rooms do not have televisions or Wi-Fi, however they are available in the hotel’s common areas.
Photo credits: explora Art of Travel