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.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlight: Torres Del PaineCG, Amersham
The three major parts, Atacama, Easter Island and Patagonia were all special in different ways.BM, Macclesfield
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 are stunning. For my wife, she loved the Atacama and the Moon Valley in particular. Walking through the valley when there were just the three of us was really memorable.JM, Hatfield
Highlight?: The Grey GlacierJC, Ipswich
Highlights: Valparaiso was stunning and Vina Santa Cruz a pleasant, relaxing surprise.MS, Shaftesbury
Most Memorable Moment?: Rapa Nui - a unique environment with lots of architectural and historical interest and also comtemporary culture (Tapati festival). Very interesting.AB, Burnham-On-Crouch
Most Memorable Moment?: Difficult to say as so many. I think seeing the first upright statues on Easter Island as I've wanted to see them since I was a childBN, Marlborough
I loved the desert and my husband liked Patagonia. The lunch in the Casablanca wine valley was outstanding.SD,
Being served Pisco Sours on the deck of the boat at Grey Glacier. The scenery was stunning and came as a surprise after the poor visibility on the outward trip.AM, Glasgow
Highlights: The Explora hotel experience and the Perito Moreno glacierBT, Surbiton
The excursions in Torres de Paine were exceptional.AD, Cambridge
Each separate part of the trip was excellent. Patagonia most memorable for scenery and Easter Island for history and scenery.RR, Aberdeen
Highlights: “I went to Chile mainland without any knowledge and was overwhelmed. The geology was stunning and range of scenery amazing”PC, Galashiels
We really enjoyed Easter Island but the Atacama was the most memorable part!ME, Caernarfon
Chile is a very safe, friendly and beautiful country.CP, Budleigh Salterton
Highlight: The Atacama DesertBL, Tunbridge wells
Chile Best parts of the holiday: “Too many to name one but certainly Moon Valley, the salt lake lagoon, the Glacier at Torres de Paine”SJ, Welwyn
Highlights?: The time in Torres del Paine, both Patagonia Camp and the treks through the stunning scenery.AR, Reading
A truly memorable trip all round because of the contrasts very difficult to pick the most memorable but Valparasio Casa Higueras we would have loved to have stayed longer and in Vina del Mar.DS, Chesham
Highlight?: Patagonia campMM, Southsea
Mount Fitz Roy and Los Torres, particularly the Pliegue tumblado walk.DS, Leatherhead
Impossible to select one part - the whole experience was stunning and allowed us to enjoy the variety and beauty of Chile.KD, Dartford
Highlights: Visiting Patagonia and staying at the Patagonia campFT, Mansfield
The Alto Plano of Bolivia was striking. Torres del Paine national park too was memorable as was Perito Moreno glacier.GOR,
Long way to go but thoroughly enjoyed just concentrating on one country i.e. Chile which our destinations covered in detail from top to toe and made us feel that we had really experienced life in Chile.CF, Worthing
Most Memorable Moment?: Very difficult! Vulcan Osorno, Moon Valley (even if not part of the arranged itinerary!), Tatio Geysers, Easter Island statues...RW, High peak
Highlight?: Easter Island - amazing place - very good food, hardly any tourists and extraordinary history/statues etc. We could easily have stayed an extra night there. I would strongly recommend hiring a car there. We also booked a snorkelling trip which was good.CK, Ashtead
Highlight?: Difficult to separate a sunny, windless clear day at Torres del Paine ( plus several others nearly as good). And deep snow in the Altiplano round Miscanti lakes. So good even the drivers were taking photos. Both quite excellent.DH, Milnthorpe
Highlight: "Easter Island for it's uniqueness and remoteness. Excellent wines and food in Mendoza and Casablanca Valley in Chile. The Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires was spectacular. The friendliness of people in Colonia."JR, Grimsby
Highlight?: Touring Easter Island, it was a unique experience, one that is very different to many resort islands that one can visit worldwide.DM, Newcastle upon tyne
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
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.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
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.
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.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.