EcoCamp Patagonia – Torres del Paine 9 days

Latin America > Chile

An epic Patagonian adventure hiking through glaciated mountains, pristine rivers and lakes, and coming up close to massive glaciers.


This trip explores the desolate region of Southern Chile, Torres del Paine National Park.

This intense landscape will provide an amazing backdrop to cross over creeks, scramble up rock gardens, and explore one of the last frontiers on the planet. This is one of the world’s most classic trekking routes. This active trip leads you through forest, mountain ridges, Patagonian steppe and allows you to relax with food & wine and good company in the evenings. A wonderful opportunity to discover the Patagonian Andes!

Patagonia; Torres del Paine National Park, Andes mountains.



Upon arrival into Santiago Airport you are personally met and transferred to your hotel. After freshening up you explore the city on your own or relax to get before your journey down to Patagonia!

Overnight Hotel Meridiano Sur (Bed & Breakfast)



This morning you are transferred to the airport to connect with your flight to Punto Arenas. Upon landing in Punta Arenas your Patagonian adventure begins! You road transfer to Torres del Paine National Park, en route you make a couple of stops. First, in Puerto Natales,a small, lively town on the shores of “Seno de Ultima Esperanza”, where you enjoy a hearty local lunch, and second at Cueva de Miolodon, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890’s. The whole journey is very scenic, with plenty of wild birds and wonderful landscapes to be seen. The day ends with your arrival and overnight stay EcoCamp Patagonia, nestled in the heart of the park with a view of the Torres. During summer the sun sets around 11pm, so upon arrival there’s plenty of light to admire the Patagonian steppe wit its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon.

Overnight EcoCamp Patagonia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



You start your adventure in the Park with a pleasant walk through the curly Cuernos trail located beside beautiful Lake Nordenskjold. During this appetizer walk you admire the park’s flora and fauna, its strong wind and the curious, rapidly-changing weather that will accompany us in the upcoming days. As you walk along the trail you enjoy magnificent views of the park’s central lakes and the Paine’s Horns, majestic black horn-like peaks of slate atop gray granite which crown the center of the Massif. The trek ends at Domes Frances, a small and cozy mountain refuge located by the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. The evening is free for relaxing and enjoying dinner.

Overnight Domes Frances (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



After breakfast, you begin a challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley) along a steep trail that goes into the very heart of the Paine Massif. An active walk leads you to the hanging bridge over the French river, located at the foot of the south-eastern face of the Massif, where there is a truly wonderful view. Then you continue up the trail to the upper section of the valley where you admire the valley’s entire group of geological formations: Hoja (Bladen), Mascara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburon (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). Here you picnic and rest for a while. An optional trek to Mirador Britanico is available as well, if the group is not keen on resting. Then, you descend through a rippling terrain of grassland and light forest until reaching the Refugio Paine Grande, located on the peaceful shores of Lake Pehoe. You organize your luggage, relax and enjoy a replenishing dinner.

Overnight Refugio Paine Grande (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



Today you hike from Paine Grande Refugio along the shores of Lake Pehoe to the northern end of glacial Lake Grey. You enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding the boat that sails to the blue face of Glacier Grey. There is lots of time to marvel at this calving glacier during the boat ride across this lake, with its floating pieces of ice. From Lake Grey’s southern end you transfer to EcoCamp.

Overnight EcoCamp Patagonia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



Time for a big breakfast and lots of enthusiasm – your goal today is to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine NP! You walk from EcoCamp towards Hosteria Las Torres and join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley on the Tower’s eastern face. Dry mountain spots, beach forests and small rivers line the scenic walk towards the valley. Our big challenge comes as we climb the steep moraine, a mass of boulders leading us towards one of the world’s most famous views overlooking the Towers. The famous Torres del Paine (2,900m / 9,400ft) consist of three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. After an uphill slog, the Towers eventually come into full view, rising majestically before you, with the glacial lake visible below. Is there a better place in the world to have lunch? After feasting on the view and your picnic, you backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp.

Overnight EcoCamp Patagonia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



Today is a relaxed day after yesterday’s challenge. You set off leisurely after breakfast and drive to Laguna Azul passing by Canadon Macho, home to rich fauna including guanacos and nandues. You stop en route to enjoy views of the Patagonian steppe and the towers from a different angle. At Laguna Azul you hike to the viewpoint where you have a gorgeous view of both the lagoon and granite towers. After lunch you drive to the northern shore of Sarmiento Lake where the Fauna Trail begins. As you walk northwards along the trail you see fauna on the Patagonian plains including guanacos, ostrich-like nandus and maybe the occasional puma print! You pass by Goic lagoon and after an approx. 5 kms relaxed walk you reach the Laguna Amarga ranger station where you are picked up and driven back to EcoCamp to celebrate over a farewell dinner.

Overnight EcoCamp Patagonia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



Today you depart early from the lodge armed with picnic lunches. The road transfer is 5-6 hours and you catch an early afternoon flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel to relax and freshen up.

Overnight Hotel Meridiano Sur (Breakfast, Lunch)



You are transferred to Santiago Airport for departures.

Overnight Hotel Meridiano Sur (Breakfast, Lunch)



is one of the quieter and more intimate properties in Santiago, the Meridiano Sur is a great option for those that prefer the feel of a guesthouse to the relative anonymity of staying in a hotel. Featuring small but comfortable rooms, in one of the quieter, suburbs of the city, the Meridiano Sur is a good choice for a few days while exploring the area. Unlike many of the larger hotels in Santiago, there is, very much, the feeling of being in a home here. Originally a private house, on a quiet street, the house has now been converted to a charming little hotel, featuring 7 rooms. This attitude is really what makes this little hotel a breath of fresh air. If there is anything that they can help you with they will, and, with a great little breakfast room that opens out onto a patio at the back, this is a gem.


is situated in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park and provides the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, complete with green technology. You enjoy guided treks and wildlife excursions by day and share evening meals with new friends, before falling asleep gazing up at the star-filled sky through your dome ceiling. Wake up in the middle of the Patagonian wilderness in a cozy geodesic dome, with a panoramic view of the majestic Torres del Maine, ready to pick up the hiking trail! The domes are spacious, have an open terrace to read, comfortable bed, low emission wood stove and heater, and fully equipped bathroom.


is a unique stop off with amazing views of Nordenskjold Lake, the Cuernos and Paine Grande, the French Domes are approximately an hour’s trek west of Refugio Los Cuernos. There are three domes which sleep eight and each dome has its own private bathroom.


also known as The Paine Grande Mountain Lodge is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. The lodge is located on Lake Pehoe in the former Pehoe shelter and in a strategic position in a primitive area of the park only accessible by lake or walking trekking trails. The Lodge has capacity to house 100 people located into 22 bedrooms with 3 & 2 beds in each. These rooms have excellent views over Lake Pehoe, the heights of Paine Grande, French Valley and the east side of the Paine Horns. Each of them has comfortable bunk beds. The restrooms, located on multiple floors are equipped with sinks, toilets and hot showers separate for men and women.

  • Trip Leader
  • Trained guides & porters
  • All relevant Park fees & rescue fees
  • 4 x 4 vehicles w/ water & drinks and professional driver guides
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)
  • International flights
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities & tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
  • Laundry
  • Beverages in hotels (except those in your personal vehicle)
  • Hospital bills and international evacuation in the event of an emergency
  • Roundtrip airfare Santiago / Punta Arenas

Pricing starts at:




per person $550 flight Santiago-Punta Arenas Roundtrip



person $550 flight Santiago-Punta Arenas Roundtrip