Torres del Paine National Park

Explora Patagonia


Net zero luxury

Located in its own reserve inside Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, Explora’s breathtaking riverside setting helped put this part of Chile on the traveller map.

Explora continues to push the envelope, becoming a certified net-zero carbon operation in 2019 and a B Corporation in 2021 for its sustainability efforts.

Behind the somewhat unassuming exterior, a chic modern interior contains 49 rooms, an excellent restaurant and an indoor pool. But it’s the National Geographic-cover worthy vistas out to the famous Paine massif that are the real star, whether from your bed, dining table or hot tub beside the spa. All supported by a great team guiding epic hikes and horse rides.


At a glance

  • 49 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Indoor pool, spa and outdoor hot tubs

  • Stables

Scenic view of Torres del Paine, a premier family travel destination in Latin America


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    There a number of spectacular walks in of varying length and difficulty levels, from short self-guided routes in Explora’s reserve to full day hikes into the mountains.

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    Horse riding

    On horseback, alongside gaucho cowboy guides, is maybe the best way to explore Patagonia and riding here can be tailored to beginners up to expert riders.

Community & Culture

Explora works with local communities and organizations in each destination to promote youth education, environmental care, and the strengthening of local culture and heritage. They also encourage the hiring of local labor, using local suppliers and produces.


Conservation of the remote regions where they operate is a central to Explora’s operations. Located on the north-eastern side of the Torres del Paine National Park, the 6,000-hectare Explora Conservation Reserve is a true expression of Patagonian richness, it contains different ecosystems such as Magellan forest, pre-Andean scrubs, steppes, and Patagonian deserts home to 40 fauna and 131 flora species.


Explora has established committees to manage their lodge’s impact at each destination and consolidated an environmental footprint monitoring system, working towards constantly improve energy efficiency while reducing carbon emissions, water consumption, and waste generation.

In 2019, they became certified neutral through a combination of internal reductions and carbon offset projects in Chile that contribute to the regeneration of native forest and to renewable energy projects. All projects are independently verified to ensure the quality of emissions capture or the generation of renewable energy.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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