Epic Patagonia - Multi Sport Adventure US$3,478

Highlights: 
  • Torres del Paine Exploration
  • Multi Sport Patagonia Experience
  • EcoCamp Patagonia Suite Domes
  • Kayak with Glacial Icebergs
  • Hike to Las Torres Base
  • Cycling & Patagonian BBQ
  • Patagonia Horse Riding
Brief Itinerary: 
Day 1 (Sun): Travel from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine NP
Day 2 (Mon): Bike and Patagonian BBQ
Day 3 (Tue): Kayak Grey Lake, Boat trip to Grey Glaciar
Day 4 (Wed): Horse riding
Day 5 (Thu): Trek to the Towers Base
Day 6 (Fri): Leave Torres del Paine NP

 

Day 1: Arrival, The Patagonian Adventure starts
Torres del Paine NP, Chile
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 (see our weekly transfer board for EcoCamp's pick up & drop off schedule). 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 1890’s. 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.
  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia
 
Day 2: Cycling to Laguna Azul + Patagonian BBQ
Torres del Paine NP
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 & pedal away towards Laguna Azul campsite approximately 20 km to the north east. We cycle past an array of fauna on the Patagonian plains including guanacos and ostrich-like ñandús (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 lakeshore. 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. 
  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia
 
Day 3: Kayak and boat trip to Grey Glacier*
Torres del Paine NP
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.     
  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia
(*During Shoulder Season (September, October and April) the boat trip to Glacier Grey may be cancelled as the boat requires a minimum of 8 passengers to sail, which might not be reached in some cases. If this is the case we will plan an alternative excursion in the Park.)
N.B.
In April this excursion may be canceled because of the climate. Alternative excursions will be offered. 
Please note that this excursion may vary in Season 2013/14 in the way that it may have a different route and visit different sight points.
 
Day 4: Horse Riding
Chilean Patagonia
After breakfast we walk down the hill to Las Torres, located just 15 minutes from EcoCamp, and meet our horses. Once we’ve saddled up we set off on the Puma’s Footprint route! Heading north we follow along the western face of Paine Hill, walking through shrub land and then a beautiful forest. We continue to ride upwards until we reach open terrain at 1509m with a spectacular view of the Towers and the glacial lagoon beneath them. We can see rivers, lakes and appreciate all the park’s wildlife in a panoramic vista - an ideal lunch spot! 
After lunch we begin our descent back to Las Torres. Once we say goodbye to our guide and horse we walk back up the hill to EcoCamp to enjoy our evening aperitif and meal and share our day’s experience with fellow EcoCamp guests. 
Please note: if this excursion is cancelled because of climate it will be replaced by the trek to French Valley
N.B.
Please note that this excursion may vary in Season 2013/14 in the way that it may have a different route and visit different sight points.
  • Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia
 
Day 5: Trek Towers Base
Torres del Paine NP
We walk from Ecocamp towards Hostería 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 (2,900 m/ 9,400 ft) 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 us, with the glacial lake visible below. Is there any better place in the world to have lunch? After feasting on the view and our picnic, we backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley and return to EcoCamp.
Overnight at Ecocamp Patagonia
 
Day 6:
Torres del Paine NP, Chile
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. 

Accommodation

EcoCamp Patagonia
Ecocamp 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, EcoCamp offers upscale camping in geodesic domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. 

 

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

 

EcoCamp's Suite Dome Lofts (2 floors, Heating & Private bathroom, 37m²/398ft²)
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 terrace.

 
 

EcoCamp Patagonia Standard Dome (Shared bathroom, 10m²/108ft²)
EcoCamp 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 divided.

Included
  • Accommodation at EcoCamp’s
  • Meals as indicated in the price chart.
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:12. Max group size: 12 people.
  • Park fees for Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Boat ticket for crossing Grey Lake.
 
Excluded
  • 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. Bringing US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP is suggested.
  • Items of personal nature.

 


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