Explora's Hotel Salto Chico can be found on the shore of Lago Pehoé, facing a breathtaking panoramic view of Macizo del Paine. Conceived as a base for explorations, the Hotel Salto Chico features every amenity for guests to really relax, and the equipment necessary to head out and explore Patagonia. The hotel has a television salon, telephones, fax, and radio contact within the park. There is also laundry service, a restaurant, bar and shop. An annex, Casa de Baños del Ona, located near the hotel, houses a heated indoor lap pool, four outdoor Jacuzzis, sauna and massage salons.
The Explora lodge has 50 comfortable rooms, all with captivating views, silence and privacy. The sophisticated design incorporates native lenga wood (nothofagus pumilio) and cypress brought from the Guaitecas Archipelago, while the floor is made of almond wood. Each room has a small living area, hydromassage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration. Finally, they provide you with a unique treat: the rooms are television-free.
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The hotel's cuisine offers authentic flavors based on the best-quality ingredients, many of which are produced locally. The food is healthy and well-balanced, ideal for people going trekking, horseback riding or on other explorations while staying with us at our Patagonia luxury hotel. Their menus include some of the best local dishes, such as Magellanic lamb, southern king crab and delicious fish and vegetables. In the quincho (barbecue area), for example, you can enjoy traditional spit-roast lamb prepared by Patagonian gauchos, or a home-made empanada (Chilean turnover) filled with meat and corn. To accompany your meal, you may choose from a wide variety of wines from the Gracia, Porta, Agustinos and Veranda wineries. We have different varietals from Chile's main wine-producing areas. If you would like to explore Chilean wine in greater depth, you may wish to consult their premium list; these wines are available at additional charge.
Casa de Baños del Ona (Ona Bath House): Located 100 meters (109 yards) from the lodge and reached by a sloping wooden walkway, this bath house has a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and four open-air jacuzzis, all with views of Lago Pehoé and Macizo del Paine. Here you can also enjoy different types of massage.
Estancia 2 de Enero (January 2 Ranch): Patagonia is more than just pristine landscapes; it is home to the unique and legendary gaucho culture. You can drink “mate” tea with gauchos and watch them shear sheep, drive livestock, break in horses and carry out other typical ranching tasks on this 6,000-hectare (14,826-acre) estancia, which belongs to explora and is located 53 kilometers (33 miles) from the lodge. Hotel Salto Chico is the only lodge in the area with its own horses, which have been bred and trained especially for their travelers to ride.
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