Experience the magic of Torres del Paine like never before – with an EcoCamp twist.

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 cycling, hikes, and nature walks, returning home to EcoCamp at the end of each day for cozy accommodations and sublime meals. Best of all, the Wildlife Safari offers you the best flexibility to see and explore the park and its inhabitants with shorter or longer stay options, ranging from 4 days to 7 days so that you can get the most out of your stay at EcoCamp Patagonia!

Highlights

  • Departs and finishes any day
  • Stay in the world’s first fully sustainable geodesic dome hotel
  • Make like-minded friends for life at EcoCamp
  • Learn all the local secrets from our knowledgeable guides
  • Choose between nature walks, treks, and bike excursions
  • Explore unique Fauna and Flora
  • Daily Yoga stretching group class
  • Start in Calafate, Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales (transfer included)
  • Ask to start in Santiago de Chile or Buenos Aires  (not included)

Brief Itinerary

During your trip, you can choose between nature walks, treks, and bike excursions!

To make the most out of your stay we recommend a 6-day Safari program.

Itinerary Example:

  • Day 1 (Sun): Travel from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or Calafate to Torres del Paine NP
  • Day 2 (Mon): Cycling to Laguna Azul
  • Day 3 (Tue): Drive & Walk Western Lakes + Navigation Glacier Grey 
  • Day 4 (Wed): Navigation Pehoe Lake and hike French Valley
  • Day 5 (Thu): Trek Tower Base
  • Day 6 (Fri): Leave Torres del Paine NP

IMPORTANT:  All excursions are subject to availability & weather conditions

EcoCamp Patagonia 

Take a look at this short video to learn more about the EcoCamp experience

 

DESIGN YOUR TRIP 

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. 

Send us an email to reservations@cascada.travel and our Cascada Travel Expert team will get back to you within two business days!

Itinerary

With EcoCamp’s Wildlife Safari, you choose the activities! Nature walks, treks, bike excursions, 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 (ask our travel expert for more details).

IMPORTANT NOTES:

– All excursions are subject to availability & weather conditions

– There are no excursions on the first and last days of a program, as these days are used for transfers to pick-ups and drop-offs at the beginning/end of a program. This is due to the long distances between towns in Patagonia, and the time it takes to drive from Torres del Paine to nearby towns.

 

  • Nature Walks & Bike Excursions
  • Hike and Treks
Image Banner:

Rates 

Rates are valid from September 6th, 2019 to May 3rd, 2020

**What’s CLP? Your booking is based on Chilean pesos (CLP), but you pay in US$ (USD), using the exchange rate valid on the day of payment which will be shown in your order. This exchange rate may vary between the date you pay your deposit and the date you pay your outstanding balance, but rest assured this is the best way to keep our prices competitive and ensure the best rate for you!

EcoCamp Patagonia Seasons 

  • Low Season 

    • September 6th to October 15th, 2019
    • April 18th to May 3rd, 2020

  • Shoulder Season 

    • October 16th to 31st, 2019
    • April 1st to 17th, 2020

  • High Season

    • November 1st to December 14th, 2019
    • January 21st to March 31st, 2020

  • Peak Season 

    • December 15th, 2019 to January 20th, 2020

Departures

Regular. Every day from September 6th, 2019 until May 3rd, 2020

Starting / Finishing Point 

The trip starts every morning with pick ups and drop offs in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate.

Physical Demands

The Easy excursion options do not demand extensive physical activity, other than walking a maximum of two consecutive hours over the 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 1,000m / 3,000ft high so passengers don’t need to worry about altitude.

Included

  • Accommodation at EcoCamp’s Suite, Standard or Superior Domes.
  • Regular bus tickets Calafate<>Natales if starting/finishing in 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 (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip).
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp.
  • Bringing US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP is suggested.
  • Items of personal nature.

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 transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people. Pick-up / Drop-off times will be confirmed locally by our operations team. An exclusive toll-free emergency number will be available for anyone needing additional support while they are in Chile.

Check our Weekly Transfer Board details for more information about pick-up and drop-off times to/from EcoCamp

Weather

The Patagonian Andes is very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. In addition, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonia Icefield make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March), you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130km/hr) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºCmax, 2ºC min). However, just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become lovely and sunny. So come prepared for all types of weather!

Read more about the weather in Patagonia here

What you need to bring

Passengers need to be prepared for summer and winter all at once. Essential equipment includes:

  • One day backpack (10liters – to carry a camera, glasses, raincoat, etc)
  • Trekking or hiking boots
  • Extra shoes for evenings or in case others get wet
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Two pairs of woolen socks
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Shorts or comfortable loose pants
  • Sun protection (glasses, hat, lip balm, and sunscreen)
  • Optional Capilene underwear for the upper and lower body
  • US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP

Find more information about what to bring to Patagonia here

Itinerary Modifications

The weather in Patagonia can be difficult to deal with at times. 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.

Also during Shoulder and Low season (October and April), some excursions are subject to the weather conditions and might be canceled or modified for reasons of security, for example, the Navigation on Grey Lake, the excursion to the French Valley and to the Tower base trek. In any case, we will either modify the original itinerary or offer you a good alternative of excursion within the park.

EcoCamp Patagonia

Ecocamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, with views of the majestic granite towers. The region’s first sustainable lodge south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness, EcoCamp offers upscale camping in domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. 

Children from 6 to 12 years receive a 50% discount if staying with their parents in the same dome (advisable 6 years minimum age). Discount will be applied after the online inquiry. Check out the kids’ guide to EcoCamp!

 
 

EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome 

(Heating & Private bathroom, 28m²/300ft²)

Suite 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’s Suite Dome Lofts

(2 floors, Heating & Private bathroom, 37m²/398ft²)

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)

Spacious, 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)

EcoCamp 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.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *