Journeys worth taking

Torres Del Paine, Chile

Eco Camp Patagonia

Eco lodges & tours

Eco Camp Patagonia

Lodging

Eco Lodge

Nights

From 1

Trip Details

Various options

Price

ca. $310 (Superior / B&B rate)

Transport

Overland

Pygmy miles

310

Experience
Experience
Pygmy miles
Accommodation
Practical info

Experience

The domes sit on a small hill with an impressive view of the Paine Massif and the towers. From Eco Camp's strategic location, you can explore Torres Del Paine with ease. For example it's possible to complete all sections of the W-trek, while returning each night to a warm and ecological sanctuary. 

The design premise behind EcoCamp was to create accommodation where travellers could connect with nature and explore Torres del Paine without leaving a footprint. Engineers designed the structures to rely mostly on green energy and EcoCamp has been certified as an ISO14001 property. All electricity comes from a micro-hydro turbine and photovoltaic panels. Skylights in the domes allow for natural light to shine through during the day, saving on lighting and heating costs, and a view to the stars at night. Eco Camp also supports the local community. Produce, meat and poultry are bought from local farmers. 90% of their staff is from the region, mostly from neighboring Puerto Natales. Furthermore, they donate every year to the Torres del Paine Legacy fund, which helps protect the environment, improve the community and strengthen tourism products of the region. 

There are four dome possibilities: Standard, Superior, Suites, and Suites with lofts. Starting with superior rooms, domes feature ensuite facilities, heating (propane or wood) and charging capabilities for laptop and camera.

Activities

Trekking

Due to it's strategic location, it is possible to access all parts of the W Trek via day hikes.

Fishing

A fly fisherman can experience hooking a giant Chinook salmon in the waters of the Serrano river, with the Paine Massif looming above them.

Wildlife Viewing

The fauna of Torres del Paine include guanaco, puma, foxes and deer.

Kayaking

Kayak on the icy waters of Glacier Grey.

Mountain biking

Cycle to Laguna Azul and enjoy a panoramic view of the lagoon and the Torres in the distance.

And also

  • Yoga - Due to its quiet, natural setting and spectacular view of the granite peaks, Eco-Camp's Yoga Dome is ideally placed for maximum appreciation of nature, allowing guests to feel rebalanced and re-energised.

Place

Torres del Paine is a national park in the Chiliean part of southern patagonia. The park is located 70 miles (112 km) south of Puerto Natales and 194 miles (312 km) from Punta Arenas, the larges city in the region and where most travelers arrive into. The peaks of the Paine Massif, the center piece of the park, reach up to 9,462 ft (2,884 mt). Several different species of wildlife can be found in Torres del Paine including Guanaco, Rheas (a large ostrich like bird), South Andean Deer and Foxes.  The weather is unpredictable and its often possible to experience four seasons in a single day. Especially remarkable is when snow that is produced above the mountains is pushed down to lower altitude, where the temperature is warm enough for a t-shirt. Quite a rare experience. 

Pygmy miles

Pygmy Miles Total

Challenge
Motorized Vehicle
Hiking
Bicycle
Sustainability
Miscellaneous
310pygmy miles

Base Miles

Pygmy Elephant rewards you with 1 Pygmy Mile for $1 spent with us.

80pygmy miles

Transfer from Puerto Natales

To get to Torres del Paine, you will most likely transfer in via Puerto Natales (options exist from El Calafate as well). If you book your transfer with us, you will earn 1 Pygmy Mile for every mile driven. Options exist for budget bus transfers to private car hires.

78pygmy miles

Sustainability and responsible tourism

We are super impressed with what Eco Camp Patagonia is doing. Because of their commitment to sustainability, community and environmental issues, you will earn a 25% bonus on top of your base miles.

Total Pygmy Miles

468pygmy miles

Accommodation

 

Standard Dome

Eco Camp Patagonia

Domes are 10m²/108ft² and unheated, however you will stay warm and cozy with fleece blankets. Bathrooms are shared. All guests of standard domes still have access to the community domes and yoga classes. Charging facilities in community domes

Superior Dome

Eco Camp Patagonia

Roomy 23 mt² / 250 ft² area. 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. They are the perfect upgrade from a Standard Dome for those doing the 'W' trek and looking for heating, a private bathroom and a more spacious interior.

Suite Dome

Eco Camp Patagonia

Spacious 28m² / 300ft² area. EcoCamp Suite domes cater to those looking to combine adventure and nature immersion with a more comfortable relaxed stay in the heart of Torres del Paine. Suite domes were designed for sleeping in the highest level of comfort allowed by sustainable development in a natural untarnished environment.

Community Dome

Eco Camp Patagonia

Ecocamp Community Domes are the hub of EcoCamp's sociable activity and a meeting place each morning and night. After returning from a day's trek you're free to relax in the bar, fire blazing, with coffee and cookies before the evening informally begins as cocktails and appetizers are brought out. The three inter-connected Community Domes are all equipped with a low emission wood stove and connected to sleeping quarters by raised wooden walkways. The two biggest Domes are each 9m/30ft in diameter and 4.5m/14.8ft tall. The domes are well-lit and airy with large windows and there is also a bar and resting space inside the domes to converse and share wine before and after dinner. The third Community Dome is slightly smaller, 6m/19.5ft in diameter, and contains a shop and small library where guests can sit, read and relax.

Practical info

When

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optimal

Low Season: September 10th - October 15 & April 18th - May 8th
Shoulder Season: October 16th = October 31st & April 1st = April 17th
High Season: November 1st - March 31st

How

Self guided

Privately guided

Join a guided tour

Eco Camp Patagonia offers the possibility to book on a B&B basis (limited spots), create a privately guided itinerary or join guided tours.

Service categories

Consult & Book

Pygmy Elephant will help you decide what option is best for you based on your experience, budget and time constraints.

Challenge Level

Technical Ability

Level : Low

Mental Strength

Level : Low

Physical Conditioning

Level : Low

There are activities for the hardened trekker and the chill out yogi. If you are doing the W-Trek, you will need to be in good physical condition.

Talk to our Adventure Expert

Our Managing Director, Andrew, has been to over 40 countries in his quest for the perfect adventure. He has biked the death road in Boiliva, trekked 500 miles across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, cycled from Brussels to Florence and hiked the five sacred mountains of China. Pygmy Elephant is how he spreads his love for adventure and self discovery in the world.