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EcoCamp-Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park’s magnificent and unrivaled flora, fauna and stunning vistas are at your fingertips with this customized adventure package, allowing you to handpick daily activities such as hikes and nature walks. Best of all, the Wildlife Safari includes cozy accommodation and sublime meals at EcoCamp Patagonia, with shorter or longer options ranging from 4 to 7 days to help you get the most out of your stay at in Patagonia!

Apart from the traditional trekking excursions along the W trail, we also offer a wide range of off-the-beaten-path excursions in our Wildlife Safari program. It’s a great chance to explore the unknown side of Torres del Paine.

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Itinerary

With EcoCamp Wildlife Safari, you choose the activities!

Nature walks, treks and more are yours to pick from - it all depends on your mood, weather conditions and travel companions' preferences! Plus, our private excursion option gives you the freedom every day to choose any excursion that matches your special interests and wishes.

Monday & Thursday

Hiking in Laguna Azul
Towers Base Trek
Pehoe Lake Boat Ride & French Valley Hike

Tuesday & Friday

Drive & Walk Western Lakes, Glacier Grey Boat Ride
Western Lakes drive & Cerro Ferrier Hike
Lazo Weber Hike

Wednesday & Saturday

Sarmiento Lake & Fauna Trail
Pehoe Lake Boat Ride & French Valley Hike
Towers Base Trek

Sunday

Cerro Paine Trek
Salto Grande & Condor Lookout
 We can custom design this itinerary and all Chilean and Argentina destinations. You choose your preferred standard of accommodations, travel dates and the amount of time to spend at the various sites along the way. With advance planning, we can match a specific guide to your group's interests.

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Accommodation

EcoCamp Patagonia

Ecocamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile with views of the majestic granite Paine Towers. It was the first geodesic dome hotel in the world, offering an upscale camp at the domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. 

EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome
(Heating & Private bathroom, 28m²/300ft²)

Suite Dome EcoCamp Patagonia 1920x1281Suite domes were designed to further our goal of providing comfort in a natural setting with minimal environmental impact, and also maintain the hotel’s familiar and cozy vibe. The domes have comfortable double or twin beds, a wood stove and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.

 

EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome Loft
(2 floors, Heating & Private bathroom, 37m²/398ft²)

Suite Loft  (4)Suite dome lofts are two-storey domes which fit up to four people and have comfortable double or twin beds both up and downstairs. These domes, ideal for families or groups of friends, come with a wood stove, a private terrace and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet.

 

EcoCamp Patagonia Superior Dome
(Heating & Private bathroom, 23m²/250ft²)

Superior Dome InteriorSpacious, comfortable and equipped with private bathrooms, Superior Domes are the optimum choice for trekkers wanting that bit more space and comfort at the end of a long day’s walk. Each Superior Dome has comfortable queen-size or twin beds, a propane heater, skylight windows and a private bathroom with a sophisticated composting toilet.

EcoCamp Patagonia Standard Dome
(Shared bathroom, 10m²/108ft²)

Standard Dome TwinEcoCamp Standard domes were the world's first lodge accommodation in geodesic shape. They are resistant to the strong Patagonian winds, and come equipped with two single beds (doubles on request), cozy fleece blankets and feather quilts. There are windows in the ceiling for stargazing. Standard domes include shared bathrooms which are large, comfortable and gender divided.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be involved in the Standard Dome sharing option this season. All standard domes will be reserved for individual travelers or travelers from the same reservation group.

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Included

  • Accommodation in an EcoCamp Suite, Standard or Superior Dome.
  • Regular bus tickets El Calafate<>Natales if starting/finishing in El Calafate
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:6. Max. group size: 16 people.
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee.
  • Boat ticket for crossing Grey Lake* and/or Pehoe Lake. *Please check the itinerary
  • House wine during dinner
  • Meals:
  • Day 1: Lunch/Box Lunch, Dinner
  • Days in between: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner
  • Last day: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Not included

  • Flight tickets.
  • Insurance (appropriate insurance is mandatory for this trip).
  • Voluntary tipping to guides and staff.
  • Drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp.
  • Cash to buy extra drinks, snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Personal items.

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Departures

Regular departures are available every day from September to May. 

Starting / finishing point

The trip starts every morning with pickups and drop-offs in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate. Please visit our Weekly Transfer Board for details of EcoCamp pick up and drop off times from both Chile and Argentina.

Physical demands

The easy excursion options do not demand extensive physical activity, other than walking a maximum of two consecutive hours over fairly flat terrain. We stop as many times as necessary depending on the rhythm of the group.
Travelers doing the active excursions will find them more energetic and to enjoy these more active treks it is essential to be in shape before arriving. All trails visited in the programs are under 1,000 m / 3,000 ft high so passengers don’t need to worry about altitude.

Children policy

  • Minimum age 6 to participate in the program.
  • Children aged 6 to 9 are welcome to participate in nature walks.
  • Children aged 10 to 12 may participate in trekking excursions but the family must hire a private assistant guide.
  • Children aged 12 and up are welcome to participate in all activities and are treated as adults.
  • Check our Children Discount Policy for more details.

Transport

In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia, transportation is in minivans that normally seat 8 to 14 people. Pick-up/drop-off times will be confirmed by our local operations team. An exclusive toll-free emergency number will be available for additional support while you are in Chile.
Check our Weekly Transfer Board details for more information about pick-up and drop-off times to/from EcoCamp.

Weather

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared to find cold- strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfall. Summer’s average temperature is 11ºC (52ºF), ranging between 2 to 24ºC (35 to 75ºF).

What you need to bring

  • Passengers need to be prepared for summer and winter all at once. We recommend:
  • A day backpack (15-20 liters - to carry a camera, glasses, raincoat, etc)
  • Water-resistant trekking or hiking boots
  • Extra shoes for evenings or in case others get wet
  • Waterproof jacket
  • 2 pairs of wool socks
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Shorts or comfortable loose pants
  • Sun protection (glasses, hat, lip balm, and sunscreen)
  • Cash to buy extra drinks, snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine National Park
  • Optional: Capilene underwear for the upper and lower body
    Find more information about what to bring to Patagonia here

Itinerary modifications

We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.

During the shoulder and low season (October and April), some excursions may be canceled or modified for reasons of security. For example, the Navigation on Grey Lake, the excursion to French Valley and the Tower Base trek. In any case, we will either modify the original itinerary or offer you a good alternative within the park.

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Highlights

  • Departs any day
  • Stay every night at EcoCamp Patagonia
  • Make like-minded friends for life at EcoCamp
  • Learn all the local secrets from our knowledgeable guides
  • Choose between nature walks, longer treks and bike excursions
  • Explore unique fauna and flora
  • Be amazed by the beauty of Glacier Grey 
  • Conquer Challenging treks to the base of the tower and Frech Valley
  • Daily yoga stretching group class

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“It's hard to describe how wonderful this place really is. We have just returned and had a fantastic trip. The location is fabulous with a great view. We were pretty lucky with 5 straight days of pretty sunny weather. We did the wildlife safari and the guides were unbeatable. We loved the option of having several activity options each day, and each one was better than the next. I highly recommend hiking to the base of the towers if you are able, as well as the Lazo Weber hike.”

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