EcoCamp — Torres del Paine, Chile

EcoCamp is in the central sector uphill from the Welcome Center and near Hotel Las Torres and the trailhead for the Towers Base.

This is the place to go if you want to be off grid (no cell service, no Wifi, no TV), if you care about lodges that are environmentally friendly, and/or if you want yoga. They have meals that suit all diets, but are the best option if you are vegan.

There are 13 Standard Domes, 4 Superior Domes, and 16 Suites.

The Suite Domes are the largest, have a wood fireplace, and a private bathroom. There are also Loft Suite Domes that sleep up to 4 people.

The Superior Domes are medium sized, have a gas heater, and a private bathroom. They have the best views of the mountains, but there are only 4 of them, so they book up quickly.

The Standard Domes do not have heat, but they are small and are designed to keep heat in, so they are actually pretty comfortable. They will provide extra blankets if you need them. With the Standard Domes, there is a shared bathroom with 3 showers and 3 toilets for each men and women. You are given a towel, and there are racks near the showers for each dome to hang wet towels.

Every dome has coffee and tea, and a safe.

There is a Yoga Dome, and yoga is offered at 7am, 6pm, and 7pm daily. There is also a Massage Dome, and massages cost extra. They offer an Eco Tour everyday at 5:30pm where they talk about how Eco Camp is environmentally friendly. This includes the micro hydro project and solar that produce electricity for the camp, the extensive toilet composting, and the greenhouse.

Breakfast is an extensive buffet with many extras. You will eat breakfast with others doing the same excursion and your guide(s).

At breakfast, you are given a reusable metal container that you put your lunch in. There is a separate table with lunch items. After your excursion, they collect the contains to clean them for the next day.

You will also be given a menu at breakfast to order your dinner. There are typically 3 starters to choose from, 3 main courses, and 3 desserts. There is always a meat option and a vegan option for the starters and main courses. Wine served with dinner is included.

The dining room also has coffee, tea, and snacks all day (small sandwiches and a couple of sweet treats).

You will meet with your guide in the evening to discuss what excursions you want to do the next day. They will tell you what time to meet for breakfast and departure the next day (breakfast 1 hour before departure). Then you eat dinner with the people and guide from the day.

The bar is open 4-11pm. Every night during your briefing before dinner, you get a welcome drink — typically a pisco sour of the day (pineapple or melon or passion fruit) or a juice of the day (possibly beet lemonade) — and a few appetizers.

There are 3 excursions offered every day, and every day of the week is different (but the same every week). Take a look at the schedule to make sure you get to do all the excursions you want. They may also change the schedule depending on weather.

There is Wifi for a fee in the Welcome Center at the bottom of the hill.

Be sure to check out sunrise and sunset!

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