Explora Lodge, El Chalten


The first thing we wish to express is that considering this lodge opened in 2021, during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have not yet had an opportunity to inspect it, or stay overnight. Consequently, we are unable to say that it has been inspected or approved.

However, we have confidence in the Explora brand and therefore we are quite prepared to suggest that this lodge should be as good as their other properties. Only from looking at the pictures we are categorising his lodge as a “Premium Lodge”.

The Explora Brand is synonymous with providing high end accommodation amid remote, natural wilderness areas; with an emphasis on guests getting out each day to explore the environment “on the doorstep” and beyond.

Explora has now opened a base in the Huemules Reserve, 17km north of El Chalten village.

In line with the other Explora lodges, guests can book a number of nights under an all-inclusive program.


The Explora Lodge 17km north of the village of El Chalten offers 17 standard guest rooms and 3 suite rooms.

Just like other Explora properties, the exterior is understated, even “dull looking”, which is a way for the lodge visibility to be as minimum as possible. Even the choice of a brown colour on its exterior enables its presence to blend into the natural colours of the surrounding nature.

This Explora Lodge is covered in natural, finished wood, and its interior is in a modern, quality-level style and quite minimalist. Out of the guest rooms and the main hotel are fine views down the Electric Valley and Marconi Glacier.