EcoCamp Patagonia

The EcoCamp Patagonia is a deluxe, one-of-a-kind camp never seen before in Chile. Similar in design to the well-known permanent tented camps in Africa, the EcoCamp is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park within view of the famous Los Torres. The low-impact, comfortable dome tent facility is designed and operated to minimize environmental impact in the heart of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park, one of South America's most spectacular and popular hiking regions. In contrast to traditional amenities of lodges constructed in unprotected areas outside the national park boundary (ie, private bath with septic tank, diesel generators, daily linen changes, etc.), EcoCamp guests are encouraged to participate in conservation through the use of less water, minimizing use of limited solar energy for electricity, employing composting toilets, regulating temperature based exclusively on insulation (and low-emission wood burning stoves in suite domes), reducing waste, etc. Accommodations vary from standard domes (16' wide and 7' high, on a wooden platform raised off the ground) to deluxe suite dome lofts capable of housing four travelers in a 12 ft’ tall dome complete with low-emission wood burning stove, sitting area, private terrace, and en suite bathroom with hot water showers and composting toilets. Public spaces include a cozy shared bathhouse for use by standard dome guests, and an enormous 30' tent and several other connected domes that form a common living area, dining room, lounge with bar, and kitchen. In 2012, the EcoCamp Patagonia was nationally recognized as the most sustainable tourism operation in Chile by the Federation of Tourism Businesses.

Visitors to EcoCamp Patagonia may enjoy guided hikes of varying lengths among the granite spires, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes and the spectacular landscape of the park, habitat for exotic flora and fauna including the guanaco, rhea, condor, penguin, fox, and flamingo. New for 2012, two different mountain biking trips are also offered 3 times each week along undulating trails past lake shores and through lenga forests.