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What We Love

  • Most tents at EcoCamp have a direct view of the magnificent Torres del Paine
  • The carbon-neutral camp’s eco-credentials are internationally certified
  • The tents offer upscale accommodation while retaining the connection to the wild landscape
  • A cozy wood-burning stove quickly warms up each tent
  • Expert guides on hand to lead tours or suggest itineraries
  • Sharing excellent local food and Chilean wine with the other guests, as well as your travel and trekking tips, in a large communal dining tent
  • Suite Domes' private bathrooms and showers

What To Know

  • This is a sample itinerary and treks and outings vary depending upon arrival date and weather conditions
  • Torres del Paine National Park is a long way from anywhere
  • You’ll need to be in reasonable physical condition to make many of the treks
  • The weather in Patagonia is famously unpredictable any time of year; be prepared to experience summer and winter in the same day
  • Although luxurious, the tents are still tents, and it can be cold in the mornings until the stove is burning
  • Children are welcome, but you will need to be realistic about what activities they will be able to enjoy, depending on their ages and physical abilities
  • For the flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas on LAN or Sky Airlines there is a 44-pound luggage weight limit
  • If you wish to add extensions to the trip, EcoCamp Patagonia can help coordinate requests for an additional cost; contact EcoCamp Patagonia directly to inquire

Amenities

  •  Eco-Friendly
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Overview

The Review

Chile’s Torres del Paine is one of the world’s most spectacular national parks, but accommodations within its boundaries are limited, and unless you’re carrying your own tent it’s either expensive hotel rooms or basic hostel dorms.

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Treks are served up à la carte, so to speak, with one eye on keeping the Kawesqar nomadic spirit alive and the other on the weather, which dictates what hikes, boat rides and stops can be safely undertaken. Availability of certain treks and outings varies depending upon arrival date; rest assured, a wide selection of guided adventures will be available each day of your stay, and EcoCamp’s expert guides are always on hand to organize them and enlighten guests about the area’s amazing geology, flora and fauna.

Whether you opt for an arduous hike up the Ascencio Valley to the Las Torres base or an easier jaunt to lookouts over the southern face of the Paine Massif to watch Chilean condors circling on the wind currents, you will be well fueled. Lunches are a “buffet box” prepared prior to departure from the camp with a selection of breads, meats and cheeses for sandwiches, and a variety of veggies and fruit to boot. Guests return to camp to pisco sours and tapas followed by a communal dinner in the large dining tent. Meals start with a local soup, followed by a hearty meat dish with rice, potatoes or vegetables, all complemented by delicious Chilean wines.

EcoCamp is completely carbon-neutral and meets the most stringent international environmental standards. Waste is recycled or composted in regional villages, discreet solar panels and wind turbines provide power, and wood stoves burn the region’s vast quantities of dead and fallen trees to heat the tents. So after a rigorous day in the wild, you can lay your head down in your plush bedding, the Southern Cross shining through a ceiling window, knowing that your accommodations and adventures are in complete harmony with Mother Nature.

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Day 1: Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine National Park
The adventure begins in Punta Arenas, either at your hotel or at the airport. The drive to the park and EcoCamp stops in Puerto Natales, a lively town on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza: “Last Hope Sound.” You’re invited to check out the town and enjoy a hearty lunch at EcoCamp’s offices before departing for Cueva de Milodon, a vast prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890s. Upon arrival at EcoCamp, meet your guides, get unpacked in your dome tent and prepare for exploring the wilds of Patagonia.
Overnight at Torres del Paine National Park; lunch and dinner included

Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park
There are many ways to get acquainted with the park and its stunning scenery, and your Patagonia experience might start with a drive to lookout points over Paine Grande’s snowy peaks and the black granite spires of Los Cuernos.

Those not wanting to test their physical limits just yet might hop on a boat for a ride across the icy waters to take in the towering blue walls of Grey Glacier. Those who want to get physical right away set off on a hike on the Pingo Trail, which winds through a lush Magellan forest dotted with rock formations. The trail ends at a lookout point with a stunning view of Los Cuernos’s west face before the descent back to Lake Grey to meet the travelers coming back from the boat and the return drive to EcoCamp.
Overnight at Torres del Paine National Park; breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Torres del Paine National Park
For some, the day starts off with a drive toward Laguna Azul, at the northeastern edge of the park, stopping to snap photos of blooming wildflowers and cascading waterfalls. From Laguna Azul, a hike climbs above its crystal-clear waters to a panoramic point perfect for sweeping landscape photos of the lagoon and the granite towers looming above it. The hike continues along the eastern side of Lago Sarmiento to the calcium formations on the lake’s shores, where guanacos are often seen. Later guests walk to Paso Las Corneas, which has beautiful views of Rio Paine, Lake Pehoe and the Paine Massif.

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Overnight at Torres del Paine National Park; breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: Torres del Paine National Park to Punta Arenas
Wake up early for breakfast and the scenic ride back to Punta Arenas, arriving in time to catch the evening flight to Santiago. This trip can also be extended to Argentina and EcoCamp Patagonia can help coordinate requests for an additional cost; see what to know.
Breakfast included

How to Get There

EcoCamp Patagonia
Don Carlos 3187 A
Torres del Paine National Park, 755-0139 Chile

Reviews

5 star accommodations, food, and guides
Jennifer F

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ecocamp Patagonia. The accommodations in our suite dome exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, well organized, and beautifully presented.

Our guides were excellent. From their organization, safety training, hospitality, and knowledge they made our vacation memorable, educational, peaceful, and stress free. Evonne was exceptional in her advice to making hiking safer, knowledge of the flora and fauna, positive attitude, and customer service were key to making this our favorite vacation to date and we have traveled the world.

What a fantastic experience!
814derynh

We stayed in this camp for six days. First impressions were very good and they just got better. Our particular lodge was quite a distance from the main restaurant etc. We had our own bathroom with shower, within the lodge, a massive bed and wood burning stove. There was plenty of space to put our belongings. We were asked to use the lodges own eco-friendly toiletries which were perfectly fine. The food was wonderful. Most morning we took a breakfast box with us as we were starting out early. To begin the box was full of goodies but tapered down to three items by our last day. However, the lunches and dinners were fabulous. Three course meals with very acceptable wines. The lodges were very cosy and on one occasion when the weather looked to be getting cooler we asked for our stove to be heated and the room was so hot we had to open a window! We could see the Masif from our window whilst lying in bed which was quite magical. I have just one comment that there could have better lighting on the boardwalks down to the lodges. We went in March and the temperatures were quite cool in the morning at 5.30, just about zero but it warmed up every day to about 10ºC and then cooled pretty quickly as the sun goes down. Best to wear plenty of layers.

Best Glamping at the bottom of the world!
ReJoyceJoyce

In my opinion this is the best place to lay your head every night after wandering, touring, hiking the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park! Located in the national park just a short walk away from many of the main trails, it's luxury & eco friendly all in one. My husband and I had the privilege of staying in a suite dome...comfy king bed, wood burning stove, shower & toilet, and a view of the 3 famous towers from our dome window & deck. Our adult sons bonded in a basic dome...2 twin beds, no heat, no electricity and shared bathroom facilities that were equivalent to a spa's. Never heard one complaint, another parental dream come true lol. One of our sons enjoyed the early morning yoga class each day in the Yoga Dome. After a great night's rest, each morning we had a huge buffet breakfast spread with all the nourishing & fun foods you could ask for, which is included when you stay here. It is from this spread that you make your take-away lunch for the day, and let me tell you we made some of the most outrageous sandwiches we've ever had. We all looked forward to being hungry again so we could stop, sit, be one with nature and enjoy our creation! Dinners were prepared every night by the EcoCamp chef, one of the reasons I decided to stay here. After a long hard day of discovering breath-taking Patagonia, to come back to your base camp and have a 5-star meal presented & and endless Chilean wine served was out of this world (or at the bottom of this world). The dinners were amazing, the local organic produce was so fresh & tasty (the only time in my life I've ever said, "Can I have your peas?") and the soups were equally incredible! It was the epitome of where luxury meets mother nature perfect. All this being said, it is not for everyone because it is not cheap...BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.