Hiking near Mount Fitz Roy and the De Los Tres lagoon on a summer day near El Chaltén, Argentina.
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July 12, 2022 7:06 AM EDT

Active travelers who want feather-­topped mattresses, personalized service, and attention—65 staffers look after no more than 40 guests—and a food-and-wine program designed by Pablo Rivera, owner of Don Julio steakhouse in Argentina (No. 13 on the 2021 list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants), can book one of 20 rooms at the new Explora El Chaltén lodge. The first Explora luxury all-­inclusive lodge in Argentina was built using stark pre­fabricated steel and naked pine modules assembled on a private reserve that abuts Los Glaciares National Park.

Glaciares is the largest park in Argentina, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, with peaks like Mount Fitz Roy and the vast Perito Moreno Glacier. During guided excursions, Explora guests enjoy the park’s network of trails and have privileged access to the private preserve it calls home. After a day of adventure, traditional empanadas, Patagonian wines, and five outdoor Jacuzzis with a view await.

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