EcoCamp is owned and operated by Chilean inbound tour operator Cascada Expediciones, specializing in adventure trips of the highest quality. Cascada was founded in 1991 by university friends Yerko Ivelic and Javier Lopez and environmental steward Nani Astorga. Over the last 25 years, they have been running eco-friendly trips in Patagonia, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia with activities including trekking, mountaineering, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, skiing, wildlife observation and wine tours. Over 30,000 people visiting Chile have enjoyed Cascada-operated tours at EcoCamp Patagonia and throughout Chile.
EcoCamp was opened in 2001 by Javier, Yerko and Nani. It was the region's first fully sustainable accommodation south of the Amazon and the world's first geodesic hotel room.
The team at EcoCamp is an energetic mix of guides, cooks, assistants, maintenance staff, drivers, housekeepers and administrators, mainly from the neighboring town of Puerto Natales (180 km) or Punta Arenas (330 km). Their hardworking and positive attitude ensures service levels for both guests and the environment are of the highest quality. Our superstar guides are mainly locals who have grown up breathing fresh Patagonian air. They are all fun-loving and environmentally-conscious trekking enthusiasts who love their job and can be counted on for knowledge, reliability and entertainment.