Torres del Paine National Park offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. Travel through Punta Arenas, Chile or El Calafate, Argentina to arrive at EcoCamp. After full days of exploring the park return and rest in comfort in the new Suite Domes!
Day 1 : Transfer Torres del Paine Days 2-3 : Torres del Paine Excursions Day 4 : Transfer to Chile or Argentina
Transfer today into Torres del Paine National Park (via shuttle drive from Punta Arenas or public bus and shuttle drive combination from El Calafate). On the way, stop at an enormous cave that once sheltered a prehistoric sloth, the Milodón. You arrive at the EcoCamp, a deluxe tent camp of large igloo-shaped tents built to minimize environmental impact while providing a comfortable setting with the luxury Suite Domes. The EcoCamp provides candlelight, feather comforters, composting toilets, and plenty of quiet to enjoy your spectacular surroundings.
Your time at the EcoCamp is flexible and includes a menu of guided excursions. Choose your day's activities from a daily menu based on your interests and energy level for the day, options ranging from easy-paced to strenuous hikes or even cycling tours. Click here for the weekly excursion schedule.
Hikers can venture to the foot of the gigantic spires of El Paine (8 hours roundtrip). Weather permitting, you'll witness the most famous sight of the Torres del Paine - the three granite monoliths reaching 9,400 feet- a testament to the massive glacial forces that carved them out of the earth.
Some travelers prefer to relax and stay at the EcoCamp to enjoy the vistas and tranquility or take a walk apart from the guided group. Horseback riding and spa services can be arranged at the nearby Hosteria Las Torres during any free time or as an optional activity.
Day 4 Transfer to Chile or Argentina
Early this morning, you transfer on to either Punta Arenas or El Calafate. You can catch late night flights on to another destination (please inquire as to flight time possibilities).
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.