Transfer from and to Balmaceda airport on a preset schedule; accommodations and guided explorations; all meals, plus snacks and open bar; bike riding and kayaking gear; trekking poles; tickets to nature reserves and Patagonia National Park entrance; WiFi in common areas.
Optional added-cost flight from Balmaceda to Cochrane or reverse ($990 per person, per direction for the 22-23 season); international airfare, insurance of any kind, discretionary gratuities, spa or massage service, laundry, premium wines or other items of a personal nature such as phone calls; peak season/holiday surcharges (please contact AdventureSmith for details).
Payment & Cancellation
Low(2023-24), Shoulder & High Season: Oct 1-Dec 23, 2022; Jan 1-Apr 30, 2023; Sep 1-Dec 23, 2023; Jan 1-Apr 29, 2024
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 30% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special payment and cancellation terms may apply for bookings made under special and last-minute deals. Changes may be made without penalty up to 30 days prior to check-in. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to check-in:
Up to 30 days – full refund
29 to 15 days – 50% of total trip cost
14 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Peak Season: Dec 24-31, 2022; Dec 24-31, 2023
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special payment and cancellation terms may apply for bookings made under special and last-minute deals. Changes may be made without penalty up to 60 days prior to check-in. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Peak Season cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to check-in:
Up to 60 days – full refund
59 to 30 days – 50% of total trip cost
29 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Explora Patagonia National Park adventure begins and ends in Balmaceda, Chile (BBA). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Balamceda in time for pick-up’s scheduled up to 9:30am (or pre-book an optional, added-cost, 45-minute flight from Balmaceda to Cochrane followed by a 25-minute van ride to the lodge; the return flight from Cochrane to Balmaceda can also be pre-booked—inquire for details). Plan flights to depart Balmaceda anytime after 4:30pm on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
An optional, added-cost, 45-minute group charter flight from Balmaceda to Cochrane (and/or return flight), followed by a 25-minute van ride to the Explora Patagonia National Park Lodge, is available on this trip’s itinerary, booked through the operator via your Adventure Specialist. This flight is in a 4- or 5-passenger/2-crew private jet. Inquire for details.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities cover all areas in Patagonia National Park, either by bike, kayak, foot or van. Prior biking and kayaking experience is not required. Hikes range from easy to expert mountain ascents. A bilingual English or Spanish guide will accompany each small group. Provided gear includes walking sticks and leg protectors for hikes; helmet, bike and water bottle for two-wheeled excursions; and all the necessary equipment for kayaking.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at one of the following supplements of the per-person listed rate in select rooms upon availability:
– Low & Shoulder (34%): Oct 1-31, 2022; Apr 1-30, 2023; Sep 1-Oct 31, 2023; Apr 1-29, 2024
– High & Peak (70%): Nov 1, 2022-Mar 31, 2023; Nov 1, 2023-Mar 31, 2024
Christmas & New Year programs have fixed check-in dates with stays of 5 days.
Families & Children
There are additional beds for children 3 to 11 when sharing their parent’s room. Maximum one extra bed per room and two children per adult. Children under the age of 3 are complimentary when sharing room with their parents. Special rates for children ages 3-17 years old accompanying their parents are not available for this property.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.