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EcoCamp Community Domes


Ecocamp Community Domes are the hub of EcoCamp's sociable activity and a meeting place each morning and night. Each morning you head to the dining room in the biggest community dome to share a hearty breakfast with your fellow trekkers and guide before going into the bar community dome to select from the buffet lunch table to make your lunch box. After popping back to your dome to get anything you need for the day's trek you'll meet back in the community domes and head off on your trek from here. 

...If you are looking for a unique, authentic experience then stay at Eco Camp and let it all go! In one way the feeling is similar to staying at someone's home, everyone dines together, shares stories..., you feel part of a community...

Baldemar F, Laguna Beach, California, in Tripadvisor Review: “Authentic and appropriate for a National Park”; Reviewed March 27, 2015.

After returning from a day's trek you're free to relax in the bar, fire blazing, with coffee and cookies before the evening informally begins as cocktails and appetizers are brought out. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity to mingle with all the other guests and let the day's achievements soak in. During cocktail hour your guide will get your group together to discuss the following day and decide on any route choices to be made. If the weather is fine then the cocktail and briefing will take place outside on the terrace, where you can sit on sunloungers and admire the view of the Torres or enjoy a yoga class. There is also an 'asadero' platform, where Patagonian lamb barbecues are prepared by 'Baqueanos’.    

After the cocktail and briefing you'll be called through to the dining room to take your seat at the table with your group and guide. A well-earned three course meal with Chilean wine is served and you have the chance to experience unique Patagonian fusion cuisine. After dinner you can relax in the bar with a drink on the sofas or head to the library, the smallest community dome, to look over maps, read a book or chat with other guests.  

The three inter-connected Community Domes are all equipped with a low emission wood stove and connected to sleeping quarters by raised wooden walkways. The two biggest Domes are each 9m/30ft in diameter and 4.5m/14.8ft tall. The domes are well-lit and airy with large windows and there is also a bar and resting space inside the domes to converse and share wine before and after dinner. The third Community Dome is slightly smaller, 6m/19.5ft in diameter, and contains a shop and small library where guests can sit, read and relax. This dome is additionally used for briefings by guides, to show guests trekking maps and wildlife watching spots. All of the Community Domes are surrounded by terraces, with ample space to sit, read, talk, do yoga and enjoy an aperitif.