PATAGONIA WINTER WILDLIFE SAFARI

EcoCamp Patagonia Stay
Trip Length: 4-7 Días
Group Size: 1-16
Difficulty
From: 1349 USD
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Experience the majesty of winter in Torres del Paine on your own Wildlife Safari.

Escape from the crowds for a winter retreat in the heart of snowbound Torres del Paine National Park. Spend your days on a variety of unique outdoor excursions, exploring the wonders of the park covered in snow and ice, and retire for restful evenings at EcoCamp Patagonia. Best of all, you get to pick your own daily activity, allowing you to craft your perfect winter itinerary.

 

Highlights

Highlights

  • Discover Torres del Paine during winter, a chance to escape the summer crowds and experience Patagonia in solitude.
  • Pick your own daily excursion, all led by expert guides.
  • Spend each night in your own warm, cozy dome and enjoy top-tier food at EcoCamp.

Itinerary

  • Nature Walks 
  • Hike and Treks
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.

Accommodation

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 under 12 years receive a 50% discount if staying with their parents in the same dome (6 years old is the minimum age permitted at EcoCamp, but children must be 10 years old to participate in the Winter Wildlife Safari program). 

EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Dome
(Heating & Private bathroom, 28m²/300ft²)

Suite Dome EcoCamp Patagonia 1920x1281Suite Domes were designed to further our goal of providing comfort in a natural setting with minimal environmental impact, and also maintain the hotel’s warm 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 Patagonia Suite Dome Loft
(2 floors, Heating & Private bathroom, 37m²/398ft²)

Suite Loft  (4)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)

Superior Dome InteriorSpacious, 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)

Standard Dome TwinEcoCamp Standard Domes were the world's first lodge accommodation in geodesic shape. They are resistant to the strong Patagonian wind 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.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not offer the Standard Dome sharing option this season. All Standard Domes will be reserved for individual travelers or travelers from the same reservation group.

Included

Included

  • Accommodation at EcoCamp’s Suite or Superior Domes
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:4 in trekking excursions, Max group size: 8 people.  1:6 in nature walks Max group size: 12 people.
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee
  • Boat ticket for crossing Grey Lake as indicated in the itinerary 
  • House wine during dinner
  • Meals: All breakfasts, box lunches and dinners. On the first day, breakfast will not be included and on the last day, dinner will not be included.

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. (bring cash for extra snacks or souvenirs in the park)
  • Personal items

Facts

Departures

Regular departures are available every day on request during winter (May to August).

Starting / finishing point

This trip starts and ends at either Punta Arenas or Puerto Natale,

When arriving to Torres del Paine on your first day, your flight to Punta Arenas must arrive before 10 AM. When departing Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas on the last day, your flight from Punta Arenas must leave after 4 PM. 

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 are recommended 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.

Children policy

  • The minimum age to participate in the program is 10.
  • Children aged 10 to 15 are welcome to participate in nature walks.
  • 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, transportation is in minivans that normally seat 8 to 14 people. Pick-up/drop-off times will be confirmed by our local operations team. An exclusive toll-free emergency number will be available for additional support while you are in Chile.
Check our Weekly Transfer Board details for more information about pick-up and drop-off times to/from EcoCamp.

Weather

Patagonian Andes is exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. In addition, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonia ice field make the weather hard to predict.

Winter’s temperature range is between -2ºC/28ºF and 6ºC/43ºF. June, July, and August are the wettest months in Tores del Paine and sub-zero temperatures are common. Nevertheless, the winds are relatively mild in winter. 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

Essential equipment for winter includes:
  • Day backpack (25-30 liters - to carry a camera, glasses, raincoat, etc)
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking or hiking boots (waterproof)
  • Extra shoes for evenings
  • Warm waterproof jacket
  • Two pairs of merino woolen socks
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Comfortable loose pants
  • Sun protection (glasses, hat, lip balm, and sunscreen)
  • Capilene underwear for the upper and lower body

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.

All excursions are subject to weather conditions and the Navigation to Grey Glacier is also subject to a minimum number of participants. In case an excursion cancels an alternative will be provided.

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