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The faraway corner
of the world


This is the end of the world as we know it. Not in an apocalyptic sense but in a geographic one. At the southern reaches of our planet, where the Andes meet the oceans, is the distant region of untamed wilderness that is Patagonia. Those in search of adventure will find it in this magnificent land of immense dimensions, among rugged mountains, sparkling lakes and infinite silence. This is a place where luxury and landscape go hand in hand, offering an unforgettable experience that will live with you, and within you, forever.

Patagonia covers the southernmost parts of Argentina and Chile, straddling the mountains and fjords of both countries. 

A luxury retreat in the wild

As you sip your Argentine Malbec and gaze at the iconic peaks of Torres del Paine, you realise that a lodge in Patagonia isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience in itself. This is where refined comfort and rugged beauty coexist, in a private reserve with panoramic views, surrounded by native trees and the freshest air you’ve ever known. Such a lodge is your base camp, a place to relax and retreat but also a jumping off point for exploration.

Spacious room overlooking a scenic view of a lake with mountains and greenery.
© Explora Lodge
A charming cabin with an appealing veranda against the backdrop of a breathtaking panoramic view of majestic mountains in the distance.
© Awasi Lodge
A group of kayakers on a serene lake, with lush mountains and reeds around them.
© Explora Lodge
A group of kayakers on a serene lake, with lush mountains and reeds around them.
© Explora Lodge

Under the knowledgeable guidance of our private expert, you set off on an adventure to remember. Walking through ancient forests, paddling in kayaks along crystal-clear water and relishing the vast wide-open spaces. You can immerse yourself in the rich worlds of geology and biology, with dramatic rock formations and vibrant flora all around. Best of all, you can spend your days your way: horse riding, hiking, cycling or even cruising in a 4×4 vehicle – the choice is all yours.

Meet the locals

Meet the locals

Maybe you’ve heard of the Big Five on African safaris. Well, Patagonia has its own Big Five for wildlife enthusiasts who love spotting animals in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky, you’ll see one or all them: the huemel or South Andean deer, guanacos (cousins of the llama), flightless rheas, majestic Andean condors, and most elusive of all, the puma. Not forgetting that a trip to the Valdes Peninsula cane be rewarded with the mesmerising sight of orcas hunting along the coast.

Stone shaped by time

Time is said to be a great healer. But that’s for humans. When it comes to nature, time is the great creator, shaping the landscape over millennia through wind and water. One unique example of time’s handiwork is the Marble Caves, a surreal and profoundly inspiring place. In the glacial waters of General Carrera Lake, you embark on a voyage through the ages, where water has meticulously crafted captivating formations. Floating through this enchanting colourful maze of tunnels and columns is an ethereal experience like no other.

A stunning view of the inside of a cave, with elaborate patterns and layers of blue and white on the walls.
Kayaking in a clear turquoise water inside an underwater cave with rock formations.

Trekking in paradise

A group of hikers on a trail with colorful shrubs, facing a bright view of a snowy mountain range.
© Explora Lodge

Trekking in paradise

Patagonia is a realm of extremes, with a stunning variety of landscapes from the snowy Andes to plains that stretch as far as the eye can see. This region is home to some of the most famous trekking trails in the world, so get your boots on and get out there. In Torres del Paine maybe you’ll be tempted by the exhilarating W Trek, so called because of the shape of the route on a map? Or will you want to tackle Mount Fitz Roy on a challenging but spectacular hike to the summit over 3400m up.

Lake with a reflection of mountains and clouds, a bridge leading to an island with a settlement.

Patagonia occupies a unique spot in our hearts. It’s a place where the raw power of nature is on full display, where every turn of the trail offers a new vista, and where the spirit of adventure is alive in every gust of wind.

Written by: Zana Delihasani on 11 December 2023

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The faraway corner of the world