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Customize your Patagonian adventure with the Wildlife Safari at EcoCamp Patagonia in beautiful Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia! Nestled on a hilltop in the heart of the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Wildlife Safari is the perfect option for diverse adventurers hoping to see and experience as much of the park as possible during their stay in the award-winning geodesic domes of EcoCamp, using flexible day trips that showcase different areas and activities such as boat rides, hikes, cycling, and much more! 

Itinerary

Note: Every day except Sunday (and if there is low availability or bad weather), there will be three excursions to choose from, which will be presented and explained to you the evening before during a briefing in the Bar or Community Domes. 

Monday:

Hiking or Biking to Laguna Azul: The day begins with a drive toward Laguna Azul, passing alongside the Paine Massif and marveling at views of the epic Torres, as well as passing by herds of guanacos and other wildlife. There will be opportunities to stop the car, get out, and take pictures. When we arrive at Laguna Azul (“Blue Lagoon”), we'll take a break to eat our lunch, while enjoying views of the three granite towers in the distance. After lunch, you can either bike or hike on a trail near Laguna Azul to see and experience more of the surroundings. At the end of the day, we return to EcoCamp in time for cocktail hour.

  • Activity: Nature Walk or Biking
  • Schedule: 10am to 4pm
  • Distance: 5km / 3mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 2h
  • Altitude point: 200m / 660ft

Trek to base of the Torres: This is one of the most famous hikes on the W Circuit, and an absolute must for anyone hoping to have the full Torres del Paine experience. After a large breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead, the group will set off from Ecocamp toward Hostería Las Torres and then join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley. The path takes us through beech forests and alongside small rivers until we reach the biggest challenge: a steep moraine of jumbled boulders that we need to climb to reach the iconic look-out point of the three granite spires with the glacial lake below. At the lookout, we’ll stop for lunch, photos, and to savor the view, before backtracking along the same trail to return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved cocktail and dinner. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 5pm
  • Distance: 22km / 14mi
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Walking time: 9h
  • Altitude point: 914m / 3000ft

Pehoe Lake Boat ride and French Valley Hike: After breakfast and a drive to Pudeto dock on Pehoe Lake, we’ll take a catamaran to the north-western part of the lake to pick up the trail to the French Valley in the heart of the Paine Massif. Depending on the group’s hiking rate, we will either go half-way through the valley or, if the group is hiking at a faster pace, we’ll reach the hanging bridge over the French River, which offers unparalleled views of the whole valley spread out before us. On the hike, we’ll be able to see the valley's famous geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). We will then pause for a picnic and to relax a while, before leaving the valley by way of a trail that takes us through grassland and light forests to the Refugio Paine Grande by Lake Pehoe to take the catamaran back to the dock and then return to EcoCamp. 

*Please note: The French Valley excursion varies throughout the season depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Refugio Pehoe. During May (low season), the catamaran service will be out of operation. Therefore, this excursion will be substituted with a 15km/9mi Trek to Los Cuernos, which leads us along the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold, offering chances to admire and learn about local flora and fauna, and thrill at the awesome sight of the massive, black-tipped “horns” of the Cuernos of the Paine Massif. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 8pm
  • Distance: 18km / 11mi
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Walking time: 6h
  • Altitude point: 500m / 1640ft
ACCOMMODATION : EcoCamp Patagonia

Tuesday:

Drive and Walk to Western Lakes, Grey Glacier Boat Ride: The day kicks off with a drive across the park, passing along the front of the Paine Massif with spectacular views of the Cuernos, and we’ll pull over at various viewpoints for pictures and to enjoy the moment, as well as see herds of guanacos and other flora and fauna. We’ll take a short hike to the mighty Salto Grande waterfalls that connect Lake Pehoe and Lake Nordenskjold before continuing our drive to Grey Lake, where we’ll eat lunch and board the ferry that will take us right up to the blue walls of Grey Glacier. After spending plenty of time at the glacier to show us different viewpoints and let everyone take pictures and admire it, the boat returns us to land and we head back to EcoCamp.

  • Activity: Nature Walk & Boat Trip
  • Schedule: 10am to 8pm
  • Distance: 0.8km / 0.5mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 1h
  • Altitude point: 200m / 660ft

*Please note: the Grey Glacier boat trip is subject to availability, so please confirm your reservation in order to participate on the day of your arrival. (*During shoulder season - September, October, April and May - the boat trip to Glacier Grey may be canceled as the boat requires a minimum of 15 passengers to sail, which might not be reached in some cases. If this is the case, we will plan an alternative excursion in the park.)

Western Lakes drive, Cerro Ferrier Hike: We begin the day driving across the park, admiring the view of Paine Grande's snowy peaks and the black, granite, horn-like spires of Los Cuernos, and then taking a walk to see the furious Salto Grande waterfall. After, we’ll drive to Cerro Ferrier for a hike through a Magellanic forest full of wildlife, where we may even have the chance to see the huemul, a tiny South Andean deer that is on the Chilean coat of arms. The hike goes uphill for about an hour and a half to reach a breathtaking viewpoint of the Paine Massif, Grey Glacier and some of the most famous lakes of the National Park. We will then walk back to Grey Beach to meet our fellow travelers coming back from the boat ride and all head to Ecocamp to enjoy a relaxed evening.

  • Activity: Hiking
  • Schedule: 10am to 8pm
  • Distance: 12km / 7.50mi
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Walking time: 3.30h
  • Altitude point: 800m / 1970ft

Lazo Weber Hike: After breakfast, we’ll start driving, heading past the Lazo Weber Estancia to begin our peaceful, predominantly flat 12 km hike near Laguna Verde. The trail is a perfect place to see native fauna like guanacos, eagles, and condors, and flora like Lenga and Coihue trees. The hike takes us to the El Toro lookout for a spectacular 360 degree view of the Paine mountains, the Andes, and the surrounding lakes and lakes like the Paine, Grey, and Serrano Rivers, and Lake Toro. We then descend from the viewpoint back to the van, and on the way back to EcoCamp, take our time so we can keep an eye out for more animals and stop for pictures.  

  • Activity: Hiking
  • Schedule: 10am to 8pm
  • Distance: 12km / 7,5mi
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Walking time: 5h
  • Altitude point: 700m / 2300ft
ACCOMMODATION : EcoCamp Patagonia

Wednesday:

Sarmiento Hike and Fauna Trail: For nature and wildlife lovers, this easy hike is a must, with many opportunities to see native animals such as guanacos, and learn more about the region’s geology and plant life. The day starts with a walk along the isthmus between  Lake Sarmiento from Lake Sarmiento Chico, learning about how the region was formed, before arriving at a bay which offers breathtaking views. We return to the van, stopping to enjoy the view at Lake Sarmiento first, and then driving along its northern shore to the trailhead for the fauna trail. On the trail, we’ll get to see many of the park’s fascinating wildlife, like guanacos, ostrich-like ñandús, and maybe even the occasional puma print! After passing Goic Lagoon and continuing on for about 5 km, we arrive at the Laguna Amarga ranger station and are taken back to EcoCamp. 

  • Activity: Nature Walk
  • Schedule: 10am to 5pm
  • Distance: 10km / 6mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 5h
  • Altitude point: 200m / 660ft

Pehoe Lake Boat Ride and French Valley Hike: After breakfast and a drive to Pudeto dock on Pehoe Lake, we’ll take a catamaran to the north-western part of the lake to pick up the trail to the French Valley in the heart of the Paine Massif. Depending on the group’s hiking rate, we will either go half-way through the valley or, if the group is hiking at a faster pace, we’ll reach the hanging bridge over the French River, which offers unparalleled views of the whole valley spread out before us. On the hike, we’ll be able to see the valley's famous geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). We will then pause for a picnic and to relax a while, before leaving the valley by way of a trail that takes us through grassland and light forests to the Refugio Paine Grande by Lake Pehoe to take the catamaran back to the dock and then return to EcoCamp. 

*Please note: The French Valley excursion varies throughout the season depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Refugio Pehoe. During May (low season), the catamaran service will be out of operation. Therefore, this excursion will be substituted with a 15km/9mi Trek to Los Cuernos, which leads us along the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold, offering chances to admire and learn about local flora and fauna, and thrill at the awesome sight of the massive, black-tipped “horns” of the Cuernos of the Paine Massif. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 8pm
  • Distance: 18km / 11mi
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Walking time: 6h
  • Altitude point: 500m / 1640ft

Trek to base of the Torres: This is one of the most famous hikes on the W Circuit, and an absolute must for anyone hoping to have the full Torres del Paine experience. After a large breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead, the group will set off from Ecocamp toward Hostería Las Torres and then join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley. The path takes us through beech forests and alongside small rivers until we reach the biggest challenge: a steep moraine of jumbled boulders that we need to climb to reach the iconic look-out point of the three granite spires with the glacial lake below. At the lookout, we’ll stop for lunch, photos, and to savor the view, before backtracking along the same trail to return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved cocktail and dinner. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 5pm
  • Distance: 22km / 14mi
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Walking time: 9h
  • Altitude point: 914m / 3000ft
ACCOMMODATION : EcoCamp Patagonia

Thursday:

Hiking or Biking to Laguna Azul: The day begins with a drive toward Laguna Azul, passing alongside the Paine Massif and marveling at views of the epic Torres, as well as passing by herds of guanacos and other wildlife. There will be opportunities to stop the car, get out, and take pictures. When we arrive at Laguna Azul (“Blue Lagoon”), we'll take a break to eat our lunch, while enjoying views of the three granite towers in the distance. After lunch, you can either bike or hike on a trail near Laguna Azul to see and experience more of the surroundings. At the end of the day, we return to EcoCamp in time for cocktail hour.

  • Activity: Nature Walk or Biking
  • Schedule: 10am to 4pm
  • Distance: 5km / 3mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 2h
  • Altitude point: 200m / 660ft

    
Trek to base of the Torres: This is one of the most famous hikes on the W Circuit, and an absolute must for anyone hoping to have the full Torres del Paine experience. After a large breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead, the group will set off from Ecocamp toward Hostería Las Torres and then join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley. The path takes us through beech forests and alongside small rivers until we reach the biggest challenge: a steep moraine of jumbled boulders that we need to climb to reach the iconic look-out point of the three granite spires with the glacial lake below. At the lookout, we’ll stop for lunch, photos, and to savor the view, before backtracking along the same trail to return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved cocktail and dinner. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 5pm
  • Distance: 22km / 14mi
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Walking time: 9h
  • Altitude point: 914m / 3000ft

Pehoe Lake Boat Ride and French Valley Hike: After breakfast and a drive to Pudeto dock on Pehoe Lake, we’ll take a catamaran to the north-western part of the lake to pick up the trail to the French Valley in the heart of the Paine Massif. Depending on the group’s hiking rate, we will either go half-way through the valley or, if the group is hiking at a faster pace, we’ll reach the hanging bridge over the French River, which offers unparalleled views of the whole valley spread out before us. On the hike, we’ll be able to see the valley's famous geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). We will then pause for a picnic and to relax a while, before leaving the valley by way of a trail that takes us through grassland and light forests to the Refugio Paine Grande by Lake Pehoe to take the catamaran back to the dock and then return to EcoCamp. 

*Please note: The French Valley excursion varies throughout the season depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Refugio Pehoe. During May (low season), the catamaran service will be out of operation. Therefore, this excursion will be substituted with a 15km/9mi Trek to Los Cuernos, which leads us along the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold, offering chances to admire and learn about local flora and fauna, and thrill at the awesome sight of the massive, black-tipped “horns” of the Cuernos of the Paine Massif. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 8pm
  • Distance: 18km / 11mi
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Walking time: 6h
  • Altitude point: 500m / 1640ft
ACCOMMODATION : EcoCamp Patagonia

Friday:

Drive and Walk to Western Lakes, Grey Glacier Boat Ride: The day kicks off with a drive across the park, passing along the front of the Paine Massif with spectacular views of the Cuernos, and we’ll pull over at various viewpoints for pictures and to enjoy the moment, as well as see herds of guanacos and other flora and fauna. We’ll take a short hike to the mighty Salto Grande waterfalls that connect Lake Pehoe and Lake Nordenskjold before continuing our drive to Grey Lake, where we’ll eat lunch and board the ferry that will take us right up to the blue walls of Grey Glacier. After spending plenty of time at the glacier to show us different viewpoints and let everyone take pictures and admire it, the boat returns us to land and we head back to EcoCamp.

*Please note: the Grey Glacier boat trip is subject to availability, so please confirm your reservation in order to participate on the day of your arrival. (*During shoulder season - September, October, April and May - the boat trip to Glacier Grey may be canceled as the boat requires a minimum of 15 passengers to sail, which might not be reached in some cases. If this is the case, we will plan an alternative excursion in the park.)

  • Activity: Nature Walk & Boat Trip
  • Schedule: 10am to 8pm
  • Distance: 0.8km / 0.5mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 1h
  • Altitude point: 200m / 660ft

Western Lakes drive, Cerro Ferrier Hike: We begin the day driving across the park, admiring the view of Paine Grande's snowy peaks and the black, granite, horn-like spires of Los Cuernos, and then taking a walk to see the furious Salto Grande waterfall. After, we’ll drive to Cerro Ferrier for a hike through a Magellanic forest full of wildlife, where we may even have the chance to see the huemul, a tiny South Andean deer that is on the Chilean coat of arms. The hike goes uphill for about an hour and a half to reach a breathtaking viewpoint of the Paine Massif, Grey Glacier and some of the most famous lakes of the National Park. We will then walk back to Grey Beach to meet our fellow travelers coming back from the boat ride and all head to Ecocamp to enjoy a relaxed evening.

  • Activity: Hiking
  • Schedule: 10am to 8pm
  • Distance: 12km / 7.50mi
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Walking time: 3.30h
  • Altitude point: 800m / 1970ft

Lazo Weber Hike: After breakfast, we’ll start driving, heading past the Lazo Weber Estancia to begin our peaceful, predominantly flat 12 km hike near Laguna Verde. The trail is a perfect place to see native fauna like guanacos, eagles, and condors, and flora like Lenga and Coihue trees. The hike takes us to the El Toro lookout for a spectacular 360 degree view of the Paine mountains, the Andes, and the surrounding lakes and lakes like the Paine, Grey, and Serrano Rivers, and Lake Toro. We then descend from the viewpoint back to the van, and on the way back to EcoCamp, take our time so we can keep an eye out for more animals and stop for pictures.  

  • Activity: Hiking
  • Schedule: 10am to 8pm
  • Distance: 12km / 7,5mi
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Walking time: 5h
  • Altitude point: 700m / 2300ft
ACCOMMODATION : EcoCamp Patagonia

Saturday:

Sarmiento Hike and Fauna Trail: For nature and wildlife lovers, this easy hike is a must, with many opportunities to see native animals such as guanacos, and learn more about the region’s geology and plant life. The day starts with a walk along the isthmus between  Lake Sarmiento from Lake Sarmiento Chico, learning about how the region was formed, before arriving at a bay which offers breathtaking views. We return to the van, stopping to enjoy the view at Lake Sarmiento first, and then driving along its northern shore to the trailhead for the fauna trail. On the trail, we’ll get to see many of the park’s fascinating wildlife, like guanacos, ostrich-like ñandús, and maybe even the occasional puma print! After passing Goic Lagoon and continuing on for about 5 km, we arrive at the Laguna Amarga ranger station and are taken back to EcoCamp. 

  • Activity: Nature Walk
  • Schedule: 10am to 5pm
  • Distance: 10km / 6mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 5h
  • Altitude point: 200m / 660ft

Pehoe Lake Boat Ride and French Valley Hike: After breakfast and a drive to Pudeto dock on Pehoe Lake, we’ll take a catamaran to the north-western part of the lake to pick up the trail to the French Valley in the heart of the Paine Massif. Depending on the group’s hiking rate, we will either go half-way through the valley or, if the group is hiking at a faster pace, we’ll reach the hanging bridge over the French River, which offers unparalleled views of the whole valley spread out before us. On the hike, we’ll be able to see the valley's famous geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Máscara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). We will then pause for a picnic and to relax a while, before leaving the valley by way of a trail that takes us through grassland and light forests to the Refugio Paine Grande by Lake Pehoe to take the catamaran back to the dock and then return to EcoCamp. 

*Please note: The French Valley excursion varies throughout the season depending on the catamaran connecting Pudeto and Refugio Pehoe. During May (low season), the catamaran service will be out of operation. Therefore, this excursion will be substituted with a 15km/9mi Trek to Los Cuernos, which leads us along the beautiful Lake Nordenskjold, offering chances to admire and learn about local flora and fauna, and thrill at the awesome sight of the massive, black-tipped “horns” of the Cuernos of the Paine Massif. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 8pm
  • Distance: 18km / 11mi
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Walking time: 6h
  • Altitude point: 500m / 1640ft

Trek to base of the Torres: This is one of the most famous hikes on the W Circuit, and an absolute must for anyone hoping to have the full Torres del Paine experience. After a large breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead, the group will set off from Ecocamp toward Hostería Las Torres and then join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley. The path takes us through beech forests and alongside small rivers until we reach the biggest challenge: a steep moraine of jumbled boulders that we need to climb to reach the iconic look-out point of the three granite spires with the glacial lake below. At the lookout, we’ll stop for lunch, photos, and to savor the view, before backtracking along the same trail to return to EcoCamp for a well-deserved cocktail and dinner. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 8am to 5pm
  • Distance: 22km / 14mi
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Walking time: 9h
  • Altitude point: 914m / 3000ft
ACCOMMODATION : EcoCamp Patagonia

Sunday:

Wildhorse tracking: After breakfast at EcoCamp, we drive toward Laguna Azul, where we’ll travel by 4x4 through the Cordillera Masle, enjoying the views of Baguales, Salto Las Chinas, and Barranca de los Toros Pass, to a traditional “puesto”, a refuge for Patagonian gauchos (cowboys) to take care of their livestock. At the puesto, we’ll learn about the area’s history and how wild horses came to inhabit the region. Using satellite tracking and the guides’ expertise, we’ll start our search for the 100 untamed horses that call this secluded. area of the park home, stopping for lunch during the search. Additionally, we'll be treated to fantastic views of Lago Stokes, the Cordillera Dickson and the Towers. After 7-8 hours, we'll return to EcoCamp.

*Please note: the Wild Horse Tracking is not available during winter; the excursion is therefore not offered in May and September. During May and September (low season), the excursion will be replaced by a 6km/7.50mi walk to Salto Grande & El Condor Lookout, which includes a stop at the Salto Grande waterfall, a walk to the Los Cuernos viewpoint, and a two-hour round trip hike to El Condor lookout for amazing views of the Paine Mountain range and the surroundings. 

  • Activity: Nature Walk
  • Schedule: 8am to 5pm
  • Distance: 8km / 4mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking time: 6h
  • Altitude point: 300m / 1000ft

Cerro Paine Hike: After breakfast, we head toward Cerro Paine, a nearby mountain characterized by its two imposing peaks. We hike along the mountain for half an hour, admiring the view of the surrounding pampas, then crossing through a lenga forest through which we can see the  immense Almirante Nieto Mountain and its glacier. After taking a break for lunch, we tackle the steepest part of the hike, which offers some spectacular panoramic views. After heading upward for roughly an hour, we’ll reach the eastern peak of Cerro Paine and get to bask in the views of the Torres and the Ascencio Valley before backtracking along the same trail to return to EcoCamp. 

  • Activity: Demanding Hiking
  • Schedule: 9am to 5pm
  • Distance: 16km / 9mi
  • Difficulty: Very hard
  • Walking time: 8h
  • Altitude point: 1500m / 4920ft

Dates & Rates

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Sep 01, 2018 to May 05, 2019
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Supplementary Information

Prices start at $2150 based on Low Season Pricing

What's Included: 

  • Accommodation at EcoCamp’s Suite, Standard or Superior Domes.
  • Regular bus tickets Calafate<>Natales if starting/finishing in Calafate, check last section.
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:12. Max group size: 16 people.
  • Park fees for Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Boat ticket for crossing Grey Lake* and/or Pehoe Lake. *please check the itinerary
  • Meals: Day 1: Lunch / Box Lunch & Dinner; Days in between: Breakfast; Box Lunch & Dinner; Last day: Breakfast & Box Lunch

What's Not Included:

  • Flight tickets.
  • Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip).
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • 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.

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 on your invoice. 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!

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FAQ & More

What is the weather like?

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonian Ice field make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may change 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 80mph) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF.

How fit do I need to be for this trip?

The easy trip 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 1,000m / 3,000ft high so passengers don’t need to worry about altitude.

What is the minimum age requirement?

Minimum age 6 to participate in 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.

What are the accommodations like on this trip?

For this tour we will use the Domes at EcoCamp. These geodesic domes are roughly 300 sq ft in size and offer comfortable double or twin beds, modern low-emission wood stove, private bathroom with gas heater and state of the art composting toilet. Fall asleep each night gazing at the starlit skies through the dome windows and enjoy stunning views of Torres from the comforts of your very own private terrace. , EcoCamp has 3 Community Domes where you can relax with other guests, enjoy your meals, or grab an evening cocktail!

Domes Include (Depending on level of dome you choose): 

Spacious 28m² / 300ft² area

Open terrace to read, relax and admire the view

Enclosed porch to hang wet clothing

Comfortable King-size or twin beds

Low-emission wood stove

Patagonian decoration

Propane heater in bathroom

Private fully-equipped bathroom

State of the art composting toilet

What are the community domes like?

The Community Domes are the center of EcoCamp’s social activity and will also serve as the meeting place each day prior to your departure from camp. EcoCamp offers 3 community domes housing the bar, library, dining room, and lounging.  These common spaces are available for use throughout your stay and connected to your sleeping quarters by raised wooden walkways.

What sustainable efforts can I expect to see at EcoCamp?

• Solar & hydro energy providing 100% of EcoCamp’s electricity
• Policy of carbon reduction & CO2 offsetting
• Low impact design with minimal excavation & terrain disruption
• High tech composting devices in all bathrooms
• Efficient dome design to provide thermal insulation & wind protection
• Raised wooden walkways not disturbing flora & fauna
• Ecologically verified suppliers
• Careful recycling and reusing of materials
• Policy of carbon reduction & CO2 offsetting
• Buying and supplying locally

How do I get to Punta Arenas?

You will want to book a flight to Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport (PUQ), the airport serving the city of Punta Arenas in southern Chile in the Patagonia region of South America. LATAM Airlines and American Airlines are the two biggest Airlines offering flights to Punta Arenas. 
Once you arrive at Punta Arenas Airport, we will pick you up for the scenic transfer to EcoCamp

Can you help with booking my International Flights?

Unfortunately, we are not authorized to book air travel for our guests.  We would be happy to recommend you to a trusted flight broker that we work with on many of our international tours.

What are the meals like?

We consider quality cuisine to be an integral part to a successful trip! At EcoCamp we put great effort into developing and offering a menu of fresh healthy meals using locally sourced ingredients.  The menu has been designed fusing Chilean, Altiplanic, Patagonian, and international foods.  Typical meals might include: Chilean pot roast, lamb stew with provencal potatoes, seafood lasagna with prawns, spider crab and octopus, pumpkin ravioli, beef tenderloin or Gnocchi with a Bolognese sauce. 

We will start each day with a hearty breakfast buffet, providing you with plenty of fuel for our busy outings! Following breakfast you will be directed to a different buffet table to select the contents for your boxed lunch.  Lunch ingredients are changed each day to offer a fresh variety throughout the trip. Each evening will start with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a 3 course meal.

All of the meals are served in the Community Domes family style, allowing you to meet and interact with other guests visiting EcoCamp.

Can you accommodate special dietary requests?

We are happy to accommodate vegetarians, gluten free and other special diets. Advance notice is most helpful and important due to the remote nature of camp. In addition, a daily vegetarian option will be provided on the menu.

What if unpredictable weather affects my trip?

Our tours are purposely planned to avoid the times of year that weather can be less favorable. That being said, weather can often be unpredictable and fast changing in Patagonia. Your trip leader will be constantly monitoring the weather and will make any needed adjustments to your itinerary.  We always have back up activities planned in the event that weather precludes us from doing the planned activity; however the best way to manage the unpredictable weather of Patagonia is to travel with a flexible attitude and open mindset!

Who will my guides be?

Your guides will be Patagonian locals with an intimate knowledge of and experience in this pristine region. Many of our guides are recent graduates of Ecotourism programs and have extensive experience hiking and wildlife watching throughout Chile.  They love to share their local culture and landscape with our guests.

Are private tours an option?

Absolutely! We would be happy to help you organize a private departure for groups of 2 or more people. Please contact us for additional details and rates.

What time should I arrive to/depart from Punta Arenas?

On the first day, it is best to arrive before 3:30 PM. On your final day, you'll want to make arrangements to depart after 3:30 PM.  You can also arrive to and depart from Puerto Natales.

Custom or Private

You love this itinerary but want to change it a bit to make it perfect for you?  Or, are you wanting to simply make it private?  Either way, we can do it!

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