Enjoy the best of Chilean Patagonia on this multi sport adventure taking in the highlights of Torres del Paine. This action-packed trip lets you experience hiking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding as well as the community atmosphere, food and wine at EcoCamp Patagonia, in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park
Explore Torres del Paine and learn about its formation
Enjoy the full Multi Sport Patagonia Experience
Relax in your EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Domes
Kayak among glacial icebergs
Cycle through some of the most beautiful landscapes
Embark on brilliant horse riding adventures
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Travel from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park
Day 2: Cycling and Patagonian BBQ
Day 3: Kayak on Grey Lake, boat trip to Grey Glacier
Day 4: Horse riding
Day 5: Trek to the Towers Base
Day 6: Leave Torres del Paine National Park
Day 1: The Patagonian Adventure Begins
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. En route we make a couple of stops - first in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of "Seno de Ultima Esperanza", where we enjoy a hearty local lunch, and second at Cueva de Milodon, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890s. The whole journey is very scenic, with plenty of wild birds and wonderful landscapes to be seen. The day ends with our arrival and overnight stay at 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 with its guanacos and snow-peaked mountain horizon.
Day 2: Cycling to Laguna Azul
After breakfast we drive to Estancia Laguna Amarga, next to the ranger station where we entered the park, and we hop on our mountain bikes and pedal away towards Laguna Azul campsite approximately 20km to the north east. We cycle past an array of fauna on the Patagonian plains including guanacos and ostrich-like nandus (plus maybe the occasional puma print), heading up north past the cascading Paine waterfall where we can stop for a break to admire the view. We continue our journey heading past a small canyon in the middle of the Patagonian flora and fauna before looping up towards Laguna Azul.
Upon arrival at Laguna Azul we're treated to a classic Patagonian barbecue, prepared by a local Patagonian chef in EcoCamp's cozy barbecue area on the lake shore. Once we've feasted and enjoyed some rest there's time to explore the surroundings and climb to the nearby sightseeing point with a panoramic view of the lagoon and the Torres in the distance. The cycle ride back to EcoCamp is optional - anyone who is happily tired after the journey and barbecue is welcome to travel back in the support van (accompanying the group at all times on the outward journey). Back at EcoCamp the cyclists reunite with their Safari hiking counterparts to enjoy the evening aperitif.
Day 3: Kayak and Boat Trip to Grey Glacier
After breakfast at EcoCamp we head off at 9am to Grey Lake in the western sector of the park, about a two hour drive away. The first part of our day is spent kayaking on Grey Lake then later kayaking down Grey River. After a safety briefing we get on our kayaking gear (gloves, life jackets, spray skirts, booties) and get into our single or double kayak. We then paddle out into the lake and head towards the piercing blue icebergs which have floated downstream from the Grey Glacier. After navigating our way along the shoreline past the impressive icebergs we break for lunch on the lake shore.
Energised after lunch we continue our glacial adventure, boarding a boat heading right up to the glacier's towering face. The boat ride lasts approximately 3 hours and we get to enjoy views of the Paine massif as well as the impressive glacier which forms part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. After the glacial boat ride we board the van to go back to EcoCamp for our evening aperitif and meal.
Day 4: Horse Riding
One of the best ways to enjoy all that Patagonia has to offer is by riding through it on horseback. This excursion departs at 9:30am after we have a hearty breakfast at EcoCamp. We will admire the most spectacular parts of Paine hill with a full day of horseback riding. Venturing through forest and crossing streams all while surrounded bu the amazing greenery. There are 5 different prairies along this trip and experienced riders are welcome to gallop through these parts. If you visit in February you will be able to see the Encantado Valley. Lunch will be served at the Seron campsite, where we will enjoy a spectacular view, featuring parts of Las Torres, Mount Admiral Nieto, the Blue Lagoon and the Paine River. Depending on our group we can decide to stay out riding past 4pm or choose to head back early to EcoCamp and enjoy an evening cocktail. If you like horseback riding this is the perfect adventure for you.
Day 5: Trek Towers Base
We walk from EcoCamp towards Hosteria Las Torres and join the uphill path to Ascencio Valley on the Tower's eastern face. Dry mountain spots, beech 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 consists 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 us, with the glacial lake visible below. After feasting on the view and our picnic, we backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp.
Day 6: Departure
We 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.
Departs - Daily (November - March)
Eco Camp Patagonia
Eco Camp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine
National Park in Chile, with a unique view of the majestic granite
towers. The region’s first fully sustainable accommodation south of the
Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness, Eco Camp
offers upscale camping in geodesic domes inspired by the region’s
ancient nomadic inhabitants.
During the evenings enjoy a well-deserved rest in Eco Camp's community
domes with the rest of your group, feasting on the day's memories and
tasty fusion cuisine and Chilean wine. Communities’ domes are the social
hub of Eco Camp, and everyone unites to enjoy an aperitif and
appetisers in the bar before moving through to the dining room for
dinner. After your three course meal, you have the option of unwinding
in the library or moving back to the bar to continue socialising with
guides and other guests.
Eco Camp Patagonia Standard Dome (Shared bathroom)
Standard domes were the world's first geodesic dome hotel room. They
are resistant to the strongest Patagonian winds, rains, and snow and
come equipped with two single beds (doubles on request), very cozy
fleece blankets, feather quilts and organic elements for decoration.
There are round windows in the ceiling to look up at the stars. Standard
domes have shared bathrooms which are large, comfortable and gender
Eco Camp's Patagonia Suite Dome (Heating & Private bathroom)
Suite domes were designed for sleeping in the
highest level of comfort allowed by sustainable development in a natural
untarnished environment. The domes have comfortable double or twin
beds, a modern low-emission wood stove and a private bathroom with a
state of the art composting toilet. Guests can gaze at the stars through
the ceiling windows while falling asleep each night, after enjoying a
spectacular sunset from their private terrace.
Eco Camp's Suite Dome Lofts (2 floors, Heating & Private bathroom)
Suite dome lofts are two-storey Suite domes which
sleep up to four people and have comfortable double or twin beds both up
and downstairs. These domes, ideal for families or groups of friends,
are equipped with a modern low-emission wood stove, a private terrace
and a private bathroom with a state of the art composting toilet. Guests
can gaze at the stars through the ceiling windows while falling asleep
each night, after enjoying a spectacular sunset from their private
Accommodation at EcoCamp's
All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking guide - Guide ratio 1:12. Maximum group size: 12 people
Park fees for Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine National Park
Boat ticket for crossing Grey Lake
What's not Included
Insurance (it is mandatory you purchased appropriate insurance for this trip)
Voluntary tipping for guides and staff
Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp. Bring US$ in cash to purchase extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine National Park