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Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife

Stay in a secluded, all-inclusive luxury yurt camp where you'll wake each morning in a forest overlooking Patagonia's stunning Toro Lake. Journey through breath-taking scenery to complete world-famous hikes and other activities in Torres del Paine while being looked after from start to finish by expert guides – it doesn't get much better than this.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Property Based

Trip length

6 Days

From

$2,890

Location

Torres del Paine

Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife - 6 - $2,890

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate; Patagonia Camp 

Day 2: Trek to the base of the Towers; Patagonia Camp

Day 3: Trek to the French Valley; Patagonia Camp

Day 4: Trek to Los Cuernos and Condor viewpoints; Patagonia Camp

Day 5: Trek to Glacier Grey viewpoint; Patagonia Camp

Day 6: Transfer to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife

Operator's Itinerary

This itinerary shows an example of the excursions you can do on this trip. For details on all the excursions, please visit our Excursions page.

Exclusive to Swoop, for all stays of four nights or more at Patagonia Camp, we’ll include a direct transfer between the camp and El Calafate. Alternatively, if you’re coming from Argentina, your transfer will be from El Calafate to the camp.


Day 1: Transfer from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate; Patagonia Camp

Transfer from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate to Patagonia Camp. After a long day of travel, take the evening to relax in the bar and lounge, enjoy the restaurant, or stretch your legs along the trails of the surrounding private reserve.

The feel at Patagonia Camp is sophisticated without foregoing its local, warm charm. Your hosts will go out of their way to make your stay outstanding and with only 20 yurts at the property, your experience will be both intimate and friendly. You might have time to enjoy one of the self-guided trails nearby or choose to relax in your private jacuzzi (available with some yurts) and take in the wonderful surroundings before convening in the communal bar and dining areas to interact with other guests and meet the local team at Patagonia Camp.

The in-house local guides will brief you on the options for tomorrow's small-group outings and will organise each day according to the desires of each traveller.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Luxury yurt, Patagonia Camp


Day 2: Trek to the base of the Towers; Patagonia Camp

Today's trek is one of the most iconic routes in the national park and also physically highly demanding.

After crossing the Ascensio River we'll walk uphill for around 2.5km until reaching the Paso del Viento (480m), for a beautiful view of the pampa, the lakes to the south and the Ascensio Valley itself.

From there we'll descend to the Refugio Chileno shelter. Up to that point, vegetation is that of the pre-Andean scrubland bioclimate; from then on the vegetation changes completely, and as we climb we'll find ourselves amongst the ancient lenga tree forests until you reach the Glacier Torres moraine at 600m above sea level.

Once out of the forest, a final push of around 45mins of continuous uphill climbing will take us to the base of the Towers (870m), where we'll be directly in front of the three massive granite giants – the best reward for your efforts.

We'll return on the same path back down the valley and finish for the day at Patagonia Camp. Throughout the trek, you may get the chance to spot birds such as condors, mora eagles, caranchos and other birds of prey.

Length of hike: 8hrs, 22km

Difficulty level: High

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Luxury yurt, Patagonia Camp


Day 3: Trek to the French Valley; Patagonia Camp

Today's experience starts at the Pudeto Dock where we'll take a 30min catamaran ride, crossing the icy cold turquoise waters of Lake Pehoe to the slopes of Cerro Paine Grande. Here we'll begin a trek full of scenic contrasts on our way into the French Valley.

After hiking up to Italian Camp, we'll continue ascending over an ancient glacial moraine and through a wooded valley to reach the French viewpoint. Soak up the stunning views from this amazing amphitheatre in Torres del Paine surrounded by glaciers and impressive walls of granite.

We'll return on the same trail and take the catamaran back across the lake before meeting our driver for a transfer back to Patagonia Camp.

Note: The catamaran ride has an additional cost of roughly USD $70 per person

Length of hike: 7hrs, 19km

Difficulty level: Moderate/high

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury yurt, Patagonia Camp


Day 4: Trek to Los Cuernos and Condor viewpoints; Patagonia Camp

Today's excursion provides the ideal opportunity to see two of the most iconic sections of the Paine Massif.

During our first hike, we'll trek to the Salto Grande Waterfall, in the face of the Patagonian winds, to see its impressive cascade connecting two turquoise lakes. We'll then hike through a forest of silver, scorched trees to reach a viewpoint that will give us close-up views of the mighty Los Cuernos (The Horns). These igneous grainte spires are crowned with dark sedimentary rock and soar out of the verdant Lake Nordenskjöld and surrounding rolling hills giving them a mystical feel. Their uniqueness is one of the reasons why Torres del Paine such a fascinating place.

After a short transfer to the Pudeto Sector – well-known for its panoramic viewpoint over the lake – we'll start our second trek of the day to the Mirador Condor, or Condor Viewpoint, by ascending straight to a rocky peak viewpointwhich is home to the Andean condor and offers superb views of Lake Pehoe, the mountains surrounding the South Patagonian Icefield and Sierra Baguales. Quite possibly one of the best views in the world.

We'll finish the day back at Patagonia Camp, relaxing with some drinks and aperitifs before enjoying another outstanding meal.

Length of hike: 2.5hrs + 2hrs, 6km + 3.5km

Difficulty level: Low/moderate

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Luxury yurt, Patagonia Camp


Day 5: Trek to Glacier Grey viewpoint; Patagonia Camp 

This morning we will drive west, through Torres del Paine National Park once more and take a catamaran across the turquoise Lake Pehoe for 30mins. After disembarking we'll hike the well-marked path along the western side of the famous W Trek, following the slopes of Mount Paine, via an undulating trail, as the immense Glacier Grey comes into view. One of Patagonia's most impressive views, this huge tongue of ice seeps down from the Southern Patagonian Icefield, the world's third largest body of ice.

We reach Glacier Grey's viewpoint where we'll have stunning panoramic views of icebergs floating on Lake Grey and the imposing Glacier Grey in the distance. We might enjoy our picnic lunch here, depending on the wind.

The viewpoint gives us a taste of how wild the forces of nature are in this region in the form of the strong, freezing Patagonian gusts that make this region famed as one of the windiest places on earth.

We'll return on the same path and take the catamaran across Lake Pehoe, returning in our vehicle to Patagonia Camp.

Note: The catamaran ride has an additional cost of roughly USD $70 per person

Length of hike: 6hrs, 15km

Difficulty level: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury yurt, Patagonia Camp


Day 6: Transfer to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate

Say farewell to your luxury yurt and enjoy a scenic transfer to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate. Whether you plan to continue your Patagonian adventure, or take a flight back to the capital before returning home, you will leave this stunning place of peace and beauty with life-long memories.

Meals: Breakfast

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What our customers think of Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife

Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife trips scored 4.6/5 from 27 reviews

The Patagonia Camp was the highlight for me in Torres del Paine, great place to stay, quiet, out of the way, small family atmosphere with all the guests, great staff and tours. The rooms are amazing and awesome views. The tours were very well run with fantastic food provided.

Travelled: December 2016

Steve - UK

Patagonia Camp was an awesome five days, we all loved that part of the trip. The staff was amazing, accommodations super and the overall vibe of the place was great. Met super people there.

Travelled: November 2017

Betty - California, USA

I wanted a camp close to water and nature that was relaxing and comfortable. Sarah recommended Patagonia Camp and it was even better than expected.

Travelled: March 2022

Cristina Gonzalez - USA

We loved Patagonia Camp. A couple of staff at the lodge were so kind to me, and helped me by giving me hot lemon and ginger and honey which cured the cough I had. We loved several of the guides. It was in a lovely setting.

Travelled: February 2019

Mary Lou Bell - United States Of America

Patagonia Camp is an incredible place! The yurts are wonderful, if noisy at night when the winds are high - it's part of the experience. The guides and excursions were wonderful. We appreciated the variety of excursions in terms of a mix of easier and more difficult opportunities. The staff at Patagonia Camp are absolutely top-notch.

Travelled: January 2020

Randy Nelson - United States Of America

All the scenery was spectacular and we were fortunate with the weather. The hikes and excursions were very professionally run and we enjoyed the picnics especially. The accommodation was excellent, food good and staff very friendly and welcoming. Transport arrangements worked very well.

Travelled: January 2019

Julia Douglas - United Kingdom

Patagonia Camp was superb, the service was exceptional and the yurts were very comfortable. We enjoyed the community there and meeting fellow travelers. It was a highlight each night to come back and enjoy good conversation about the days adventures over delicious wine and beautiful views.

Travelled: November 2017

Tracy - North Carolina, USA

It was above and beyond expected. The food was amazing, the people were nice and made the experience one to remember. The excursions were varied and the guides did everything they could to make it memorable.

Travelled: March 2022

Cristina Gonzalez - USA

Patagonia Camp was amazing. Would highly recommend to others. Beautiful views, atmospheric accommodation, well organised treks

Travelled: November 2016

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Patagonia Camp with Swoop

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

2022/23 Season

Low season: USD $2,890 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

High season: USD $4,280 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

Patagonia Camp will be open from 1st September 2022 until 31st May 2023 for the 2022/23 season.

For two nights, all-inclusive rates start from USD $1,390 per person.

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2023/24 Season

Low season: USD $2,890 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

Shoulder season: USD $4,710 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

High season: USD $4,880 per person for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

Patagonia Camp will be open from 2nd September 2023 until 31st May 2024 for the 2023/24 season.

For three nights, all-inclusive rates start from USD $1,930 per person.

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A departure can be set up on a date of your choice (subject to availability). Please get in touch for more details.

Additional Notes

Transfer to/from El Calafate – Transfers to/from El Calafate, Argentina, are included exclusively for Swoop travellers on trips of four nights or more.

Alternative excursions – This is an example trip itinerary incorporating some of the highlights of the W Trek. However, on arrival at Patagonia Camp, you can choose from a variety of daily small-group excursions after speaking to an expert guide. Some of the hikes offered at Patagonia Camp are unique to them and you will not come across other hikers.

Private excursions – This programme also offers private excursions and transfers. For this option, the per person price for five nights all-inclusive, double occupancy in a deluxe yurt is USD $5,990 in high season, or USD $4,790 in low season. Please enquire for more details.

High season – 1st Nov 2022 to 31st Mar 2023. From 15th Dec 2022 to 15th Jan 2023 only 3-5 nights on the all-inclusive programme will be available. Special booking conditions and payment policy apply at this time.

Low/shoulder season – 1st Apr to 31st May 2022 and 2nd Sept to 31st Oct 2022.

Transfer – A transfer from and to El Calafate is available at an additional cost.

Group size – Group size is based on a minimum of two yurts and tends to have 8-12 people.

Private jacuzzi – These are only available in selected yurts.


Matetic Vineyard: A Perfect Combination

Consider extending your stay after Patagonia Camp with two nights in their sister-property Matetic Vineyard, located in the beautiful wine district of Casablanca, just a 1hr drive from Santiago Airport.   

Combine the two properties for a discounted rate – contact us for more details.   

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single supplement – The single occupancy rate for five nights, all-inclusive in a deluxe yurt is USD $5,130 in high season, or USD $3,740 in low season.

Child policy – We recommend this hotel for children over 10 years old. A child rate applies for children up to 12 years old staying in an additional bed and sharing a yurt with their parents. The child rate for five nights, all-inclusive in a deluxe yurt is USD $3,100 in high season, or USD $2,060 in low season.

Includes

  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Open bar (house wines and standard liquors included; premium wines and liquors available with an additional cost)
  • Accommodation: 5 nights in a luxury yurt
  • Daily shared excursions from a variety of included activities in Torres del Paine National Park and surroundings (excursions are subject to availability and weather conditions and are organised on arrival in minimum groups of two yurts)
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • All private, small-group transport included in the itinerary
  • Transfers from/to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Cancha Carrera or Cerro Castillo (transfer from/to El Calafate available with an additional cost – please ask for more info)

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Premium wines and liquors
  • Laundry service
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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