Why Explora Salto Chico?

Explora is the standard-bearer in Torres del Paine National Park. Located in the heart of the park, you will be completely immersed in the beauty of Patagonia. Each night, you will meet with your personal guide to plan the next day’s exploration. Experience the best of Torres del Paine with:

  • The perfect blend of luxury and adventure.
  • Flexibility and diversity of included activities, including hiking and the best equestrian excursions in Torres del Paine.
  • A private catamaran with access to Grey Glacier and the French Valley.
  • Cordillera Paine rooms with incredible views of the iconic Paine
  • Amazing experiences for couples, families, and small groups.


Experience Explora with Knowmad Adventures

Typically, we recommend at least four nights at Explora to fully experience the park and all of the activities the lodge offers. South America is a vast continent with diverse, special regions to explore. Knowmad Adventures works with you to create your perfect trip so that you can make the most of your adventure. As experts in the region, our abilities to create private, custom and dynamic itineraries throughout South America make us a perfect fit to plan a holistic Chile and/or Argentina adventure including a stay at Explora Patagonia Lodge. We will help you navigate the fixed-date entries, logistics in transportation, and coordinate your accommodations and excursions in other regions of South America as well. Our insider knowledge and ability to create custom and private trips allows you to get a deeper insight into the culture and environment of the regions you visit.

As specialists in South America travel, we have first-hand experiences with all of the lodges in Patagonia, and it’s our goal to match you up with a lodge and trip that is right for you. From first contact until you return home from your trip, Knowmad is there to take the stress out of the travel planning process, not the fun. Contact our Trip Specialists at 612-315-2894 or [email protected] to start designing your personalized trip to South America today.

Important Information

PRICING (4-night program, per person based on double occupancy in Cordillera Paine rooms)

  • High season (November – February) from $3992
  • Low season (June – August) from $3040

*Note – there are also Salto Chico rooms that are perfect for families with young kids and Suites available.

LIGHT, MODERATE, OR VIGOROUS TRIP Activities are flexible and can include hiking, boating, wildlife viewing, photography, horseback riding, cultural opportunities, and spa.

LENGTH 5 days – 4 nights, 8 days – 7 nights. Knowmad Adventures will help you plan your full-length South American adventure to fit in seamlessly with the fixed entry dates and make the most of your time in the region.

BEGIN / END Stays at Explora Salto Chico generally begin and end in Punta Arenas, Chile and/or Calafate, Argentina. There are some flights to and from Puerto Natales during certain times of year, though flights are limited and may not align with fixed entry dates. They also offer transfers to Calafate, Argentina during parts of the year.

AIR TRAVEL Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your airfare independently, or we are happy to offer our feedback and assistance in helping you book it.

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Let the Journey Begin - Call Us 612-315-2894

Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first and sometimes the easiest way to get started is to simply give us a call 612-315-2894. You’re likely to get company owners Tara or Jordan Harvey on the phone, and we’re happy to chat travel at absolutely no obligation to you. Or send us a quick email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you shortly.