Chile

EcoDome: Multi Sport Adventure - 6 Days

Experience Torres del Paine by hiking, biking, kayak, horseback and more

EcoDome: Multi Sport Adventure - 6 Days

Experience Torres del Paine by hiking, biking, kayak, horseback and more

PRICING:

Starting at $2,575usd per person (High Season/Standard Dome)

Superior and Suite Dome upgrades available: Both options have a private bathroom and heat.

*Please inquire as pricing is seasonal

SEASONS:

High Season

  • November 1st, 2019 to December 14th, 2019 (Spring)
  • January 21st, 2020 to March 31st, 2020 (Fall)

Peak Season

  • December 15th, 2019 - January 20th, 2020 (Summer)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Torres del Paine Exploration
  • Multi-Sport Patagonia Experience
  • EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Domes
  • Kayak at Grey River
  • A unique perspective of the Towers
  • Mountain bike trip
  • Patagonia Horse Riding

ITINERARY EXAMPLE:

  • Day 1 (Sun): Travel from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate to Torres del Paine NP
  • Day 2 (Mon): Cycling to Laguna Azul
  • Day 3 (Tue): Kayak at Grey River
  • Day 4 (Wed): Patagonia horse riding trip
  • Day 5 (Thu): Cerro Paine Trek (Towers Base view from a different perspective)
  • Day 6 (Fri): Leave Torres del Paine NP

Trip ITINERARY

DAY 1: YOUR PATAGONIA ADVENTURE STARTS

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

The trip begins with you being picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas or Punta Arenas airport in the morning and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. Alternatively, you can start your trip in Calafate (see our weekly transfer board for EcoCamp's pick up & drop off schedule). En route we make a stop in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of "Seno de Ultima Esperanza", where we enjoy a hearty local lunch. The journey is scenic and highly atmospheric, featuring many wild birds and wonderful Patagonian landscapes. The day ends with our arrival and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and with a prime view of the majestic Torres. Sunset is usually around 11 pm during the summer months, meaning that there will still be enough daylight for you to admire the Patagonian steppe with its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon once you arrive.

  • Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia

DAY 2: CYCLING THROUGH ESTANCIA LAGUNA AZUL & CAÑADÓN MACHO

Torres del Paine NP

After breakfast, we start our biking adventure. The roughly 7 km morning bike excursion follows a route inside the Laguna Azul estancia close to where it meets Baguales, heading up to Saltos Las Chinas.

Once we are back at Laguna Azul, we will enjoy our box lunch with a beautiful view of the Towers and when we are ready to continue, the van will take us to the next bike track.

This 4 km biking excursion follows a single track through Cañadón Macho, finishing at a junction with the road near Cascada Paine. Although the cycling is not too demanding, there are some sections of the trail that have some difficulty at the point where Cañadon Macho crosses a meadow and starts climbing, followed by an undulating stretch of descent, which is a little steep and rocky.

  •  Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia

DAY 3: KAYAK ON GREY RIVER

Torres del Paine NP

After breakfast at EcoCamp, we will head off at 7:30 am to the Serrano area in the western sector of the park arriving at around 9:00 am at Serrano Base. From here, we will board another vehicle and head to the Pingo River where we shall take part in a safety talk (20 minutes approx.).  Afterward, it’s time to get into the water! Once our kayaks are in, we will move gently with the river’s current towards the Grey Lake Peninsula to see the glacier’s impressive icebergs.  After enjoying the moment, it’s time to continue down the Grey River for the next 3 hours approx. At Puente Grey, we stop to eat our boxed lunch before continuing downstream to the confluence of the Grey and Serrano rivers. Around 20 minutes later we return to where our adventure started, at Villa Serrano, after an amazing day on the water.​ Then we take the van returning to EcoCamp for our evening aperitif and meal.

  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia    

*Kayak: Minimum age is 15 years old / Maximum age is 65 years old

DAY 4: PATAGONIA HORSEBACK RIDING

Chilean Patagonia

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Patagonia is to ride through it on horseback.  After a hearty breakfast at EcoCamp, we begin around 09:30 am with an induction talk (1 hour approx.) before heading out on our 13 km journey.  We start by making our way around the immense Lake Nordenskjold, with its heart-achingly beautiful views of Mount Almirante Nieto and Cerro Paine, and pass over the ice-cold Patagonian rivers. Keep your eyes peeled for the local flora and fauna who call this land their home, including foxes, condors, and dense groupings of lenga forests.  We pick up the pace on the beach, and at around 13:00 we stop for lunch at Paine River. After a full day taking in the sights and sounds of the area, we head back to EcoCamp around 15:00 to get some rest and enjoy an evening cocktail

  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia

DAY 5: CERRO PAINE TREK

Torres del Paine NP

We leave after a tasty breakfast at EcoCamp to head to Cerro Paine, a nearby mountain characterized by its two imposing peaks. We hike along the mountain for half an hour, which allows us to warm up while admiring the view of the surrounding pampas. The challenge begins as we start climbing the eastern part of Cerro Paine. We cross the lenga forest with the sound of the local birds and enjoy a few stops to observe the immense Almirante Nieto Mountain and its glacier on our left side. With any luck, we will follow the tracks of the puma as the towers come into full view. A nice place for lunch, isn’t it? As we are ready to start the steepest part of the hike, we leave the forest and hike on the rock. As we go up, we admire the spectacular panoramic view of the immense pampas and the mountains in the distance, like the Balmaceda mountain. We walk upward for about an hour up to 1500m/4920ft to reach the eastern peak of Cerro Paine, which offers an unforgettable lookout of the towers and the Ascencio Valley. After chilling and taking in one of the most striking views of the national park, we backtrack along the same trail and return to EcoCamp.

  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia

DAY 6: DEPARTURE DAY

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

We will board an early morning vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas on time to catch the evening flight to Santiago.

Additional Information

DEPARTURES

Regular. Every day from November - April

STARTING / FINISHING POINT

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This trip is a multi-activity sports trip and therefore requires a moderate-high level of fitness. Those used to hiking on weekends or doing regular cycling or jogging, etc should have no problem but some warm-up hikes prior to the trip would be recommendable in any case. Horse riding and kayaking do not require advanced abilities.

Participants should be 16 years of age or older, and maximum 65 years old.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation at EcoCamp’s
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All excursions as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:6 Max group size: 12 people.
  • Park fees for Torres del Paine National Park.
  • All meals at EcoCamp Patagonia
  • Day 1: L, D
  • Day 2:  B, BL, D
  • Day 3:  B, BL, D
  • Day 4:  B, BL, D
  • Day 5: B, BL, D
  • Day 6: B, BL

(B = Breakfast; BL = Box lunch; D = Dinner)

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 16 to participate in the program
  • Children aged 16 and up are welcome to participate in all activities and are treated as adults.

TRANSPORT

In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people. An exclusive toll-free emergency number will be available for anyone needing additional support while they are in Chile.

WEATHER

The Patagonian Andes 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 the 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 (24ºC max, 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!

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

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. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations. The routes and viewpoints for the kayak and horse ride excursions may vary depending on weather and safety.

Dome Categories

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. Advisable minimum age for children: 12 years.


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.

Please consider: Standard domes have NO heating or electricity and bathrooms are shared (gender divided)


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 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. Stargaze through the ceiling windows while falling asleep, after enjoying a spectacular sunset from your private terrace.


EcoCamp's Suite Dome Lofts

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

Suite dome lofts are two-story 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. Stargaze through the ceiling windows while falling asleep, after enjoying a spectacular sunset from your private terrace.

Additional Trip Info

  • Accommodation at EcoCamp
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All excursions as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:6 Max group size: 12 people.
  • Park fees for Torres del Paine National Park.
  • All meals at EcoCamp Patagonia
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance - We recommend  World Nomads, or Global Rescue (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

*PICK UP & DROP OFF SERVICE >>

Pick up at hotels in Punta Arenas and Drop off at Punta Arenas airport are included in our programs as well as Regular Bus Connection in case you would like to start/depart from El Calafate, Argentina.

For arrivals, we kindly ask you to book a flight arriving to Punta Arenas before 11am if you wish to take the a.m transfer to EcoCamp. For the p.m transfer, please book a flight arriving before 3pm.

For departures from Punta Arenas, we kindly request that you book a flight leaving after 3pm as our shuttle from EcoCamp departs at 9am in the morning and arrives Punta Arenas airport at 2pm. For flights earlier than 3pm an early regular transfer must be requested. In case your flight time changes and do not fit our transfer schedule, a private transfer will be arranged. The early transfer & the private one have both an additional cost involved. Please inquire

*Multi Sport programs can start any day of the week

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