The southern most regions of Patagonia conjure images of spectacular and vast landscapes and pristine wilderness. Located on the shores of the scenic Lago Toro and with views of the enormous Torres del Paine massifs, you can now immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of the national park by staying in a yurt, an independent dome style tent at the luxurious Patagonia Camp. Combining closeness to nature with supreme comfort, each yurt is furnished with a king or single beds, equipped with private facilities, heating, a terrace and is connected to the central restaurant and bar with a series of elevated walkways.
Open up your senses: Intimate contact with nature
Patagonia Camp has been designed for every guest to experience and enjoy the wonderful nature of Patagonia with great comfort.
From within our yurts you will be able to hear the sound of wind or rain while you go to sleep, gaze at the stars right from your comfortable bed, and encounter one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world from your window or every time you step outside on our walkways. You will be immersed in a beautiful, aromatic native forest of coigües and notros, and enjoy watching and listening to the many bird species that live among us.
Patagonia Camp’s architectural design and construction is minimally invasive and harmoniously adapted to the local landscape.
The entire complex is built on wooden piles which support the terraces and yurts, as well as the common areas and interconnecting walkways. This building system helps preserve the native plants, shrubs and trees that have grown in the area for hundreds of years and the dozens of birds curiously observing our guests’ arrival.
Each day, guests will meet with our excursion manager to discuss and set their new day activities. See below for sample excursions.
Base Torres Trek
This demanding hike is worthy of its famous reputation. After crossing the Ascencio river, you will hike approximately 2.5km in a continuous ascent with winds reaching 480 msnm, where you will have a panoramic view of the pampa, the lakes to the south and the valley itself. From there the trail will descend to the El Chileno camp. The vegetation here corresponds from the Pre-Andean Matorral and will then change quickly to an old-growth forest of Lenga trees where it will ascend again to the Torres Glacier. You will then leave the forest with one final ascent of approximately 45 minutes. The trail will take you to the base of Las Torres and the 3 granite giants will be standing right in front of you. Along the way you may encounter some of the local wildlife like condors, black eagles and the Carancho.
Valle Del Frances Trek
The W Circuit is without a doubt one of the park’s most iconic routes. Please keep in mind that this a physically demanding hike, that will cover approximately 20kms in 8 hours. We will begin in a catamaran that will cross Lake Pehoe, at the foothills of the Paine Grande. From here, a 7.5km hike up to the Italian campsite, and from their another 230 meters ascending through the valley between forests and the glacier. The views of the valley, the glacier and the pampas behind you will leave you speechless.
Glaciar Grey Lookout Trek
This is another physically demanding hike for those sport-loving guests as it will cover a lot of ground in the time allocated for the hike. Another section of the famous W circuit, which begins by crossing lake Pehoe by catamaran to the foothills of the Paine Grande where you’ll begin your hike towards the Gray Gazebo, crossing the mountain with an incredible view of the hanging glaciers in the distance, Gray Lake and crossing incredible Coigue, Nirre, and Notro forests and ending with a breathtaking view of the Glacier Gray blue ice walls in the distance.
Located in the eastern section of the park, we will begin our hike near the Laguna Verde area and wind our way up through the tranquil Coique and Lenga forests towards the Paine Massif. You will hike up through the valleys and canyons where you’ll see ducks, frogs, woodpeckers, condors, and possibly local species like jargon and cachana. You’ll then reach the Onda lagoon and you’ll be able to look over the Calafate lake, the Baguales mountain range, the Contreras mountains and of course the ever-imposing Cuernos del Paine. From her we will cross over towards the western section of the park where we will have lunch, after our meal we will continue on through the Ciervos lagoon and reach the Toro lookout at 559msnm where you’ll have an incredible view of Lake Toro, the Paine river, Serrano Valley, Mount Balmaceda, the Geike and Tyndall glaciers and the southern Patagonian ice field.
Playa Grey + Toro Lake Viewpoint Hike
With this walk you will discover three totally different environments; It begins in the Gray Nursery crossing a old growth Lenga forest, throughout this section it will be possible to observe forest birds such as the Magellanic woodpecker and the cachaña. Then you will continue along the beach of Lake Gray, where you can admire the beauty of the ice floes that come off the glacier, with intense blue tones and dazzling shapes. And finally, when you arrive at the peninsula you will have a spectacular view of the Gray Glacier and its surroundings, certainly a festival of colours that will awaken your senses!
Then we continue an amusing walk along an outcropping between the sector of the La Administracion and the Weber Bridge, where we will enjoy panoramic views of the Paine massif and Lake Toro, as well as being an excellent place to talk about the Pioneering life in this area and the native flora, since our walk takes place between bushes and low trees surrounded by seasonal flowers like orchid
Los Cuernos Viewpoint + Condor Viewpoint Hike
Starting from the well-known and famous Salto Grande, an impressive waterfall that connects two lakes, we walk along a path of panoramic sight as we approach the mythical Cuernos del Paine to finish enjoying them from so close, that you can feel that you are inside the mountain, And without having to walk long distances for difficult trails, a spectacular alternative since we will walk through a sector of unforgettable panoramas.
With a unique panoramic view and with the possibility of experiencing the wind tunnel, the condor gazebo is a must. Starting the trek from camping Pehoé we climb steadily to the outcrop of the viewpoint. In the ascent, little by little we will be able to enjoy the panoramas that the altitude offers us. During the trip there’s a high probability of seeing condors and eagles in the sector.
Scenic full day Paine & Fauna Trail
Leaving the Camp we will travel inside the park enjoying and stopping in several viewpoints that are in the way of our beginning to the walk. This excursion is carried out by the East side of the Park in the most populated sector by one of the South American camelids: the guanaco, and by the greater number of mammals within the province. We will also visit a conglomerate eaves where there are some 6,000-year-old cave paintings made by Paleo-Tehuelches, an interesting place that where we will converse about human history and pioneers of the region. An educational and entertaining walk, full of sightings and wildlife. After our walk, we will go to the Paine waterfall and to the Azul lagoon, where we will have a unique view and from a different perspective of the Torres del Paine.
Condores Cliff & Trombolitos
We will start off by travelling 2 hours to the Estancia Cerro Guido, with over 100,00 hectares where you can experience the incredible Patagonian winds that even the very first pioneers felt as they arrived in a then-unhospitable place. The panoramic views of the cliff is an incredible sight and hopefully you’ll be able to spot a few native Condors flying overhead. The descent of the cliff will be the most demanding part of the day but it is only 20 minutes. We will then have our lunch somewhere in the vast pampas section and finally end the day on the shores of Lake Sarmiento to enjoy a geological conversation about the areas Trombolitos.
- Transfer between Punta Arenas Airport/Puerto Natales or Cerro Castillo/Cancha Carrere and Patagonia Camp (SIB, fixed time)
- Full board, 3 meals per day
- Daily explorations SIB
- Bilingual guides (Spanish – English)
- Entrance Fee to the Torres del Paine National Park