As Spring commences in the Southern Hemisphere and the trekking season starts to ramp up in Patagonia, we would like to take the time to share with our followers our three most popular adventures in Torres del Paine, Chile with three unique ways to experience the famous W Trek! Here we will also explain some of the main differences between these options to give our travelers a better idea of what might be the best fit for them.
- 5-day W-Trek with EcoCamp
- 5-day Torres del Paine Patagonia Camp
- 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine Luxury Explora
With this option travelers do the W Trek based from EcoCamp, which offers domes as accommodations. The starting price here is lowest of the three options BUT the starting price only includes basic domes (no electricity and shared bathrooms). This can be great for some travelers looking for a glamping experience on a budget. However, for those looking for a little more comfort, EcoCamp offers two upgrade options which have varying prices depending on the time of year. With EcoCamp you must start the W Trek itinerary on a Sunday. The upgraded dome options are as follows:
SUPERIOR DOMES (for max two people) that include:
- private bathroom (With hot shower)
SUITE DOMES (for max 4 people) that include:
- heating (small private wood burning stove)
- private bathroom (with hot shower)
- coffee maker
- larger space
PLEASE NOTE: all W-trek options with EcoCamp have one night in a Refugio that is in shared bunk rooms with other trekkers in your group and shared bathrooms.
The price is all inclusive so it covers (transfers to/from the park, all meals, 1 drink per night – you have to pay for additional drinks-, guides, etc).
2) 5-day Torres del Paine Patagonia Camp
This option is the overall most affordable and also gives travelers quite a lot of flexibility. Patagonia Camp offers all segments of the W-trek as day hikes so guests can pick and choose which parts they want to do when; they also have the choice to do other hikes within the park that are not part of the W-Trek.
At Patagonia Camp travelers start and end each day at the camp. The accommodations are luxury yurts. Each standard luxury yurt is for maximum 2 people (a third can be added but it is very cramped). The yurts are heated, have views of the park, private decks, and have private bathrooms with hot showers and baths. Guests can also upgrade to a superior luxury yurt that is for a maximum of 4 people, has all of the amenities listed above, as well a private outdoor hot tub and two private sleeping areas joined by a private bathroom.
The price is all inclusive so it covers (transfers to/from the park, all meals, alcohol, guides, etc).
3) 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine Luxury Explora
The final of our three most popular Torres del Paine W Trek itinerary options is staying at Explora. This is a luxury lodge located in the very heart of the park with arguably the very best views. Staying at Explora it is all inclusive and travelers get to customize their stay and hand craft their experience and what they want to do while they are there. It is the top-notch adventure option in the park. All rooms are of course heated, have huge picture windows to look out at the mountains, beautiful views from their spacious bathtubs to observe the park as well and the stay is also 100% all inclusive. Here, like Patagonia Camp, guests can do all the segments of the W-trek as day-hikes, or, they can customize theur own days as they wish with skilled guides and drivers that will take them out to explore other hiking trails in the park.
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Your friendly Patagonia expert,
Hi! My name is Priscilla Reyes and very much interested in this trip. I am a solo traveller and would like to make this trip in 2019. I am not sure which of the three is best but the ecodome option goes to more places than option 2 (only Torres del Paine). Which would be the best for me considering that I am solo and would like to go in the months of november/december
What are the dates and prices of the trip? Where do you fly to and what air carrier?