Explora El Chalten
Simplicity, excellence, and the importance of a deep exploration experience are the concepts embodied in Explora El Chaltén. The hotel is located in LOS HUEMULES NATURAL RESERVE, 11 miles away from El Chaltén. This private effort started under the mission to preserve and protect the region’s environmental, historical, and cultural heritage. It spans over 5,800 hectares and one of the main concerns is to protect its magical and unique surroundings. For this reason, the forests and wildlife has developed in perfect harmony with the reserve’s growth.
The village of El Chaltén is located at the foothills of Mount Fitz Roy, within the Los Glaciares National Park in the Argentinean Patagonia. The village has been used as a base by explorers of the mountains and landscapes that have turned this area into a favorite destination among nature lovers and hikers. Los Huemules Natural Reserve has about 16 kilometers of marked trails and a view to the area’s most famous attraction: Mount Fitz Roy. In addition, it contains the Gorra Blanca and Marconi glaciers, with the latter providing an access route to the Southern Patagonian Ice field, the world’s third largest freshwater reserve after Antarctica and Greenland.
The wildlife that lives here includes condors and huemules, torrent ducks, Magellanic woodpecker, the Andean fox, and even the puma (cougar). Surrounded by lengas and native forests, travelers can follow the trails and see amazing natural lagoons, a typical landscape of this pristine place.
The hotel has 20 rooms, of which three are suites. The rooms offer views to the Eléctrico Valley, the Marconi Glacier, and the area’s mountain range, perfectly anticipating the landscapes and explorations that the Argentinean Patagonia has to offer.
Each room and suite offers 1 King Size bed or 2 twin beds,
Extra bed for children*, Crib*, Bathrobes, Slippers, Safe, Hair dryer, Heating, Wake Up Call, Non-smoking rooms*Subject to availability at time of booking.
The hotel provides a full spa service for travelers to refuel their energy after a day of exploration. They have hydromassages, sauna, and a massage room especially designed to enjoy the views of our unique locations.
Their bar offers different local spirits and is the place to share your daily experiences with other travelers, and to plan the next day’s explorations with the guides.
The Argentinean Patagonia is the inspiration for the restaurant's menu, offering different lunch and dinner options that fully renew on a daily basis.
The explorations at El Chaltén are as varied as the surroundings . The area’s geography has towering mountains and different landscapes open to be discovered through treks, overland trips, ice hikes, and even rock climbing, depending on the preferences and skills of each traveler.
The Los Glaciares National Park, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, will be one of the places to be explored. Other attractions to be discovered are the Southern Patagonia Mountain Range, Mount Fitz-Roy, the towering heights of the area, and the surroundings of the Los Huemules Natural Reserve, in addition to the Patagonia forest and its rich wildlife.
The explorations can cover a full day or half a day, in groups of no more than eight travelers accompanied by a bilingual guide trained in their own Guide School. We recommend a minimum of four nights to be able to deeply discover the Argentinean Patagonia, although we assure you that once you begin exploring you will feel that you need more time. Six nights are also a good option to really immerse oneself in the forests, mountains, and glaciers of the Argentinean Patagonia.
Pick-Up Spot and Timetable
El Calafate Airport and Hotels: Free pick-up shuttle between 08:00 and 20:00 hrs. from the El Calafate Airport and the city’s hotels to explora El Chaltén.
Drop-Off Spots and Timetable
El Calafate Airport and Hotels: Free drop-off shuttle between 08:00 and 20:00 hrs. to the El Calafate Airport and the city’s hotels from explora El Chaltén.
Check-In: Check-in takes place as of noon.
Check-out: Travelers must check-out before noon. In case you want to take a half-day exploration, you must check-out before departing and we will take care of your luggage.
*Please arrange the transfer schedule from the hotel to the airport based on the availability on the check-out date.
Explora is offering this special benefit for you to explore later without the need to set your trip’s date and destination now. Until August 31, 2020, for every USD 1000 voucher you purchase, you will receive an extra USD 500 in credit. This travel voucher is a certificate that you purchase today to be used for future bookings at any of the Explora Hotels. It has a minimum cost of USD 1000, meaning that for every USD 1000 that you purchase, you get an extra USD 500 to use for purchase for your future stay.
Booking date: Until August 31, 2020
Travel date: Check-out until October 31, 2022.
- You can change your booking date twice up to 7 days before your check-in, with a new staying date with check-out until October 31, 2022.
- You can use the balance remaining in your voucher in hotel services, including massages, premium wines, optional explorations, etc.
- Once you have purchased your voucher, you can make your booking whenever you wish.
- Not valid for Christmas, New Year, Tapati, and Carnival holidays.
- Not valid for Torres del Paine and El Chaltén between November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
- Changes for stays ending on October 31, 2022 are allowed. No rescheduling stays after that date. - If there is a difference to pay, it must be paid 30 days before check-in.
Travel safe with Explora
Explora is offering a special and fully flexible travel insurance for only USD 180 per person, that will allow for last-minute booking reschedules or cancellations a full refund and no penalties. Forget all inconveniences. If your flight is cancelled, you have health issues, or other emergencies, you can look for the most convenient solution with full flexibility. This insurance is valid for all Explora Hotels.
- Booking cancellation or changes available up to 24 hours before check-in.
- This insurance is valid to be used only once.
- This insurance covers services rendered by explora only, not those by third-parties.
- Valid for force majeure events; grounded flights; border closures; traveler’s illness or risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Proof documents will be required for insurance activation.
- Once the rescheduling insurance has been used, the change and cancellation policies of the new booking will apply.
- The USD 180 cost of this travel insurance is per person.
- This insurance must be purchased at the time of booking.
- Not refundable or transferable.