Patagonia is vast and diverse, and Remota Patagonia Lodge is at the crossroad of all of its main attractions; from Torres del Paine to its fjords and glaciers, Patagonian steppe, as well as the cultural and historical stories of its inhabitants. To live and feel Patagonia is Remota’s mission, an all-inclusive hotel that does not measure itself by the number of stars or by urban frills. Luxury is the environment, the philosophy, and the award winning sustainable architecture of the property as well as the personalised customer service we provide in all our services, tours and excursions
Choose from one of many excursions offered in our Soft and Adventure Programs to experience the best of Patagonia
An all-inclusive stay at one of the most beautifully designed Lodges in the world
Get to know the wonders of Patagonia such as the fjords, the Sierra Dorrotea, Torres del Paine, Cordillera Prat, the El Midodon Cabe and much more!
Example Itinerary - Soft Program
Day 1: Arrive at Remota Patagonia Lodge
Day 2: Boat Excursion (Lago Grey OR Balmaceda & Serrano)
Day 3: Benitez Trekking (Half Day Hike)
Day 4: Horseback Ride to Sierra Dorotea (Half Day Excursion)
Day 5: Departure
*Remota Patagonia Lodge also offers longer stay itineraries and special Fly Fishing Programs. Please call us for more details.
Torres del Paine National Park
Full Day Excursion | Van & 1½ hours Walk | Low Difficulty
is the perfect excursion to have an overall vision of the park. We will
visit Torres del Paine from one side to the other. Will enjoy all its
viewpoints like Laguna Amarga and Lago Nordenskjoldt. And we will do
short walks to visit Salto Grande, Cuernos Viewpoint and Viewpoint of
the icebergs at the beach of Grey. Lunch and all entrance fees are
Puerto Natales Walk
Half Day | 1 Hour | Low Difficulty
understand how life goes by in the Provence of Ultima Esperanza (Last
Hope) it is important to know the history of Puerto Natales and is
inhabitants. Among other thing we will learn about how the city was
built, the nature of its people as well as its traditions. We will visit
different points of interest like Fishermen’s Dock, City Council’s
Museum, Main Square and surrounding buildings.
Horseback Ride to Sierra Dorotea
Half Day | 4 Hours | Low - Medium Difficulty
by a ‘Gaucho’ we will ride to the top of Sierra Dorotea, where we will
have magnificent views of cliffs sculptured by the glaciers and natural
rock viewpoints formed by the wind constantly hitting the rock face. In
this imposing landscape we will have a well deserve break to share a
‘mate’, a traditional hot beverage of Patagonia.
Natales by Bicycle
Half Day | 3 Hours | Medium Difficulty
this excursion we will depart from Remota to the town of Puerto Natales
which is located 1.5km from the hotel. The circuit will take us around
the fjord of Last Hope to Fisherman’s Pier, The Park of Cuatro Etnias
and many other places where we would be able to observe how the locals
leave, their customs and traditions.
Puerto Prat - Puerto Consuelo
Half Day | 2 Hours | Low Difficulty
peaceful walk through the shores of Eberhard Fjord , starting from Port
Prat to Estancia Puerto Consuelo. This route was used in the XIX
century by gauchos and workers of the estancia.
Walk to the Three Caves
Half Day | 2 hours | Low Difficulty
will explore Cueva Chica (small cave), Cueva del Medio (middle cave)
and the large Cueva del Milodon (Mydodon Cave), Mylodon was an extinct
genus of giant ground sloth that lived in Patagonia until roughly 10,000
years ago. This is an important natural archaeological and cultural
monument as also here the earliest human remains of the region were
founds (circa 6.000BC).
Half Day | 4 Hours | Medium Difficulty
this excursion we will try to recreate the early settlements of
Patagonia, we will get to know the rocky eaves used in the old days by
the Tehuelche people. Also we will enjoy magnificent views of Lake Sofia
and the valley of Sierra Señoret.
Half Day | 3 Hours | Low Difficulty
trip has been designed for those guests that wanted to know and learn
the history of Last Hope and its first settlers. We will stopover at the
village of Cerro Castillo where we will visit the principal section of
‘Sociedad Ganadera de Tierra del Fuego’ that was the greatest company in
Patagonia for sheep farming. We will also visit the museum, stroll
though its streets to see the village old buildings. Then the tour will
continue to Estancia Puerto Consuelo and the hamlet of Puerto Prat o end
at Puerto Bories, place where the management of Company for the
Exploration of Tierra del Fuego use to live.
Field Day in Estancia La Peninsula
Half Day | 3 Hours | Low Difficulty
will depart from Remota to visit typical Chilean Patagonian Estancias,
where the spirit and character of the first settlers can be felt in the
shearing sheds of this faraway lands. We will also enjoy a typical
Patagonian lamb roast on sticks..
Walk to the Valley of the Cattle Rustlers
Full Day or Half Day | Low - Medium Difficulty
minutes from Remota we arrive to Tres Pasos Valley, place with a unique
history. In front of Lake Figueroa we find the old trail used by cattle
rustlers to steal livestock from Chile to Argentina and vice-versa. We
will start going deep through Chorrillo Picana stream until the access
point to Sierra Krüger to reach the highest point of this area. Apart
from the beautiful landscape we will be able to observe many birds like
condor, eagles and many other species of the forests.
Navigation through the “Ultima Esperanza”
Full Day | Navigation & 1 Hour walk | Low Difficulty
crossing will emulate the one made by Spanish skipper Juan Ladilleros
in 1557, when as a last hope of finding the Magellan Strait he came
across with the glaciers of Balmaceda Mount. We will depart from Puerto
Natales, sailing for 3 hours through the fjord toward Barmaceda Mount,
located with the Bernardo O’higgins National Park, the biggest in our
country. We will dock at the national park, disembark to do a short walk
to see the Serrano glacier. On our return we will visit a “Estancia” to
enjoy a typical Patagonian lamb barbeque.
Navigation Lake Grey
Full Day | 3 Hours Navigation | Low Difficulty
to Torres del Paine National Parl though Serrano route, we will visit
the viewpoints of Lago del Toro, Los Cuernos and Grey Glacier to
continue toward the Grey Lake where we will do a navigation of 3 hours
to the Glacier with the same name. We will be surrounded by an
unrivalled landscape of floating icebergs, luxuriant vegetation and
majestic mountains. You will be able to appreciate at a very short
distance all the beauty and magnitude of the glacier with ice walls with
more than 20 meter high.
Blue Lagoon Full Day
Full Day Excursion | Van & Walk | Low Difficulty
safari through Torres del Paine We will concentrate our tour on the
eastern side of the park where most of the animals can be found. We will
start at Laguna Azul (Blue Lake), place where the first tourist
expedition to the area took place in which Lady Florence Dixie
participated. The lagoon is one of the best places to see the Torres.
From here we will continue to Paine waterfall and then a leisurely walk
of 3 hours where we would be in close contact with wildlife specially
guanaco of the Pampa. We will then visit a rocky refuge where old
indigenous cave paintings can be found.
Mountain bike Los Rebaños
Half day - Full day | Van & bicycle | Medium difficulty
We leave Remota to head south of Ultima Esperanza province and enter into "Los Rebaños" estancia after 45 minutes of driving. Once there, you can choose with the guide different paths and interior dirt roads of the estancia that take us through ancient forests of lenga and other species full of birds during summer and spring season.
Rock Climbing in Patagonia
Half day - Full day | Van | Medium - High difficulty
Seeing the forest and the life of a place from a different point of view is one of the advantages of this excursion. Climbing to the top of a wall with the support of professional guides and being able to observe valleys, forests, lakes, mountains and glaciers from the top of a climbing route is a unique opportunity in Patagonia. It doesn’t matter if you are not experienced in rock climbing. Our guides will lead you to the best option according to your experience.
Cerro Tenerife Hike
Full day | 8 to 10 hours - 1.650m elevation | High difficulty
The summits of Patagoia are characterized by having technical and low altitude summits compared to the rest of the country. Cerro Tenerife is one of those that offers the opportunity to experience a summit in the mountains of Patagonia. Mountain Guides will help you complete this challenging experience for those who feel the need to go out in Patagonia to do something beyond compare.
Mirador del Toro (Bull’s Viewpoint)
Full Day (Including a 4 hour soft trekking) | Medium difficulty
We will start with a 2 hour tour by van towards the traditional Estancia Lazo, located just in front of Paine massif. The trail is very regular, surrounded by lenga forests with a huge variety of flowers during spring and summer. We will see several lakes with different species of birds which are part of the incredible view. The trail finishes in Mirador del Toro (360º panoramic view), one of the best places to appreciate the geographic diversity of the Torres del Paine National Park.
Mountain Bike to Seno Obstrucción (Obstruction Sound)
Half day | Van & bicycle | Low - Medium difficulty
We leave Remota heading south driving through great lakes and mature lenga forests. After 45 minutes driving the van arrives to Estancia Pinto entrance from where we’ll start riding with Lake Pinto on our sight and Rotundo Mount on our backs. We will climbing gradually to the highest point from where we will have the first view of Obstruction Sound. From that point we will start going downhill crossing great Patagonian ranches (estancias) and peat-moors to finally arrive to the shore of Obstruction Sound.
Mountain Bike Balmaceda Lake
Half Day Trekking | Medium Difficulty
This program will start in Estancia Los Rebaños. We’ll descend through a beautiful and old lenga forest until we reach the shore of Lake Balmaceda. We will continue pedaling around the lake on an old cart trail, crossing streams, fences and wetlands. Towards the end we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Patagonian Andes, and the Almirante Montt gulf.
Viewpoint of the Lakes
Half Day Trekking | Medium Difficulty
On the way to Rio Serrano, we find the Estancia Torres del Paine. From the base of Tenerife Mount we will start our walk though Coigue and Ñirre forests, trail with many waterfalls that flow towards Porteño Lake. From the highest point we will be able to see lakes Toro, Maravilla and Porteño and have a Birdseye view of Torres del Paine National Park.
Horseback Ride Sierra Dorotea
Full Day | 6 Hours Ride | Medium Difficulty
It is a real pleasure to go horse riding in Patagonia. Especially when we are guided by a real Gaucho (cowboy), with whom we´ll share a mate next to the fire. Sierra Dorotea is the perfect place to see cliffs sculptured by glaciers and numerous wind-whipped rock caves that serve as viewpoints from where we can appreciate the immensity of this landscape together with old country tales, estancias and steppes.
Mountain Bike Torres del Paine
Full Day | Bicycle | High Difficulty
We will depart Remota towards Torres del Paine National Park. Once we get to Laguna Azul we will start pedaling towards Paine waterfall, through the Macho canyon. At Paine Waterfall we will board our van which will take us to the entrance of Laguna Amarga to take our bicycles again to continue our ride through the main road, with magnificent views of the Paine Massif, riding always in between the fauna and flora permanently present in the area.
Viewpoint Las Torres
Full Day 8 hours trekking | High Difficulty
After a 1½ hrs leisurely trip by van we will arrive at Cerro Paine (Paine Mount), from where we will start hiking. To reach the Ascencio valley we will climb to the so call Paso de los Vientos (pass of the wind) to have an amazing view of the pampa, lakes, and the Ascencio river. We will retrace the valley crossing an old Lenga Forest to reach the beginning of a glacier moraine which we will start climbing step by step until we reach the Base of Las Torres. This without a doubt represents a challenge to anyone that likes hiking.
Cerro Castillo Climb
Full Day 6 Hours | 1000m elevations | High Difficulty
After a 45 minute ride by van we will arrive at Cerro Castillo located in an old estancia called Complejo Torres del Paine, part of the Exploiting Society of Tierra del Fuego. From there we will start our challenge to try and conquer the summit of Cerro Castillo from where we will have a panoramic view of a great part of the province. One of the most challenging excursions but at the same time rewarding, of the Remota experience.
Full Day 8 Hours | High Difficulty
It will take an hour and a half to reach the beginning of the trail. We’ll walk through old forests, meadows and shrubbery to get to the Salmon Waterfall always gaining ground through the banks of the river Pingo. The highlight of this excursion is to arrive at the impressive Pingo Waterfall, running from the glacier with the same name. Throughout the walk we will spot many birds, and will try our best to find the elusive southern deer or ‘Huemul’, native deer and sadly in the list of endangered species, that inhabits the depths of the valleys and forests of Torres del Paine National Park.
Full Day 6 Hours walk | No definite trail | Medium Difficulty
Sierra Baguales owes its name to the wild horses that even today runs freely around the mountains and valleys of this place. This was an obligatory passageway for the native inhabitants of Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope). The walk will be done in areas without pre-define trails; only the expertise and knowledge of the area of our guides will take you to extraordinary geographical formations, marine fossils, shark teeth, petrified woods, and lots of new experiences in one of the most inhospitable areas of the region.
Full Day Climb & 5 Hours hike | Medium - High Difficulty
We will start our walk in the area of the Natural monument of the Cueva del Milodon, we will go deep into this area and start climbing to the summit of Cerro Benitez (Benitez Mount). From the summit we will be able to see condors and eagles as well as have a panoramic view of Lake Sofia and of the Patagonian Andes.
Valle Francés (French Valley)
Full Day Hike | Van & Catamaran | Only available between 01 Nov and 15 Mar
We will board catamarans Hielos Patagonicos in Pudeto. After around 30 minutes navigation on Lake Pehoe we will arrive at Paine Grande. From here we will start our hike toward the valley, surrounding Lake Skottsberg until we get to the Italian camping. The climbing to the viewpoint is sheltered by the Glacier El Frances, El Paine Grande and Los Cuernos, imposing rocky formations and the heart of Torres del Paine.
Full Day Trek | Van & Catamaran | High Difficulty
We will head west towards the Torres del Paine National Park, on route we will enjoy magnificent views of Patagonian Lakes and of the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine). On arrival at Lake Grey, will board a catamaran to base camp to start the highlight of the day. We will walk over the Grey Glacier, a unique experience that will allow us to have an experience in the Southern Ice Fields over ice that is thousands of years old. Our expert guides will give an induction talk, guide through the equipment and will look after us throughout the whole excursion to make it safe and enjoyable.
Kayak through the Icebergs of Grey Glacier
Full Day Kayaking | Van & Catamaran | Medium difficulty
We will head west towards the Torres del Paine National Park, on route we will enjoy magnificent views of Patagonian Lakes and of the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Paine). On arrival at Lake Grey, we will board a catamaran to the Big Foot shelter to start kayaking. Specially trained guides will give a technical talk on health and safety and how to use the equipment. Emphasis will be given on how to navigate the kayaks around the icebergs and the glacier. After this exciting activity, we will return to the catamaran that will take you to the different faces of Grey glacier and then to our van to return to Remota.
Departs - Daily
Remota Patagonia Lodge offers 50 spacious double/twin rooms and 22 beautiful King rooms, both possess the size of 34 m² and includes a private bathroom. Amenities include:
Extra bed for a child up to 12 years old can be accommodated
Hotel Information: Remota Patagonia Lodge
Although Remota has the highest standards of service and comfort, the
hotel doesn’t define itself by stars. The concept of luxury for us is
much more noble and generous as incorporates the rich environment where
the property is located. All of Remota’s buildings are in perfect
harmony with the environment and the local culture, from its
well-recognised sustainable architecture, to the way that all the more
than 30 excursions –offered daily - are restructured and created so that
they cause minimum impact to the local ecosystem.
Remota offers a great selection of dishes giving special attention to
the different tastes and requirements that our guests may have, giving
special preference to local produce like fresh seafood and fish, as wellbles
as the vegeta produced in our own greenhouses. Good food requires
good company, and for this purpose there is a very good wine list. Our
homemade breads and deserts are not to be missed….
Remota is a hotel with very low environmental impact, built with locally
sourced materials using only local workers and paying special attention
to the use of green renewable energies. The Hotel follows strict rules
for the protection of the environment, local cultures and practices. As
part of its commitment with the local community, Remota aims to employ
and train only local people.
Accommodation with private facilities
All meals, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages during your stay
Daily excursions with English Speaking Guides as chosen within program*
One boat trip excursion during your stay (Lago Grey OR Balmaceda & Serrano)
Daily transfers from Punta Arenas to Remota in private vans at 2pm
Daily transfers from Remota to Punta Arenas in private vans at 9am
Transfers to/from El Calafate will be provided on regular bus services at 7 am daily
Access to all common areas, swimming pool. sauna and jacuzzi
Accommodation with private facilities
All meals, alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages during your stay
Daily excursions with English speaking guide as chosen within program*
Two boat trip excursions during your stay (Lago Grey AND Balmaceda & Serrano)
Daily transfers to/from Punta Arenas & Remota in private van between 9am to 6pm
Daily transfers from Remota to El Calafate at 9am
Daily transfers from El Calafate from 9am to 2pm.
Access to all common areas, swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi
What's not included?
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Airport arrival/departure taxes
Travel protection plan
Transfers outside of scheduled times
*For the Soft Program, you will have the choice of either one full day or two half day excursions in the Soft Program, while the Adventure Program offers either one full day or two half day excursions in both Soft & Adventure Programs.
**There are no minimum stay at Remota Patagonia Lodge, however, from December 20th to January 3rd every year, a minimum of 3 nights is required.
***For the Adventure Program, one child up to 9 years of age is allowed to share a room with his/her parents, free of charge. An extra bed will be provided.
Warm clothing that will protect you from wind and rain i.e. coats, cotton pants, gloves, socks
Protection from sun and sweat i.e. thermal clothing, short sleeves, hat/cap, small towel
Appropriate footwear i.e. hiking boots for treks and shoes/sandals for inside lodges
Hiking poles, torch/headlights, binoculars, pocket knife, water bottles, day backpacks
Plastic bags for dirty/wet clothes, and for battery storage
Memory cards or reserve batteries for your camera
Sun Protection and toiletries
Fly Fishing Gear Program
Very limited fly fishing gear onsite - consider bringing your own or renting