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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.

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Trip type

Property Based

Trip length

6 Days




Torres del Paine

Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife - 6 - $4,880

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

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.

This itinerary is an example of how you could spend your time on this all-inclusive experience. Please see the full list of day excursions on the excursions page.

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 4.5/5 from 74 reviews

The hikes at El Chalten and the hikes/views of Torres Del Paine National park were spectacular, as was the day spent seeing the Morena Glacier. The town of El Chalten is an experience all it's own! We also really enjoyed El Calafate and Puerto Natales. Even the drive from El Calafate to Puerto Natales was very beautiful and memorable. I can not pick one most memorable moment.

Travelled: January 2020

Kelly -

The time spent in the wild in each of the three major destinations--El Chalten / Fitz Roy, Torres del Paine, and in the channels and fjords between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia. Of course, we had remarkable luck with weather and visibility in each location!

Travelled: April 2023

Anonymous -

3rd morning at Explora Torres del Paine. Magical sunrise casting a fire red/orange/pink glow against the towers.

Travelled: November 2022

Scott -

Patagonia Camp and all it had to offer was quite memorable. Beautiful, captivating views from the lodge and yurt were as advertised .

Travelled: January 2022

Jonathan -

There were many memorable moments, but the stay at Patagonia Camp was idyllic. The accommodations were unique and comfortable, the scenery breath taking, and the staff welcoming , gracious , helpful and kind.

Travelled: January 2022

Jerry -

Loved exploring the mountains and hiking. That is the best views and wilderness. The trails were fantastic shape, well marked and just spectualar views. Jeff enjoyed the fishing and literally said it was the best so far hands down and we have been on MANY vacations that involved fishing.

Travelled: April 2023

Jessica -

It is hard to pick just one as every day found new and really memorable events. But I’ll say seeing an avalanche come off the Paine Grande was really special. We witnessed it on the Miradores hike.

Travelled: January 2022

Matthew -

It is impossible to pick just one. We LOVED all three of the full day excursions we did. Tuesday, our 1st full day in camp, we went big - Base of the Towers. The weather had been very windy for the prior 2 weeks (we were told); however, Tuesday was absolutely perfect. The only negative about the excursion is hordes of people. There is a small city hiking the trail. Other than that, awe inspiring. Day 2 as Mirador Ferrier (for 3 of the 4 in our group). Our 4th member hung out for 3 hours in the coffee shop and read a book - a perfect 3 hours for that person. After Ferrier, we connected with our 4th member and made the easy walk son the beach of Grey Lake and part way around the peninsula to see ice bergs and Grey Glacier. The weather was windy and a bit rainy, but that is not a negative at all. The weather can change every 15 minutes and provides uniqueness all the time. Our last full day at camp was the French Valley hike. Because the boat across Pehoe Lake only comes and goes certain times, you aren’t able to “take your time” as much. However, I think the French Valley is better for some of us than Base of the Towers, while some would say Base of the Towers and others would say Ferrier. That must mean we chose the perfect excursions for our fitness level - we are all in. As cool as the excursions were, the people at Patagonia Camp were the most memorable part of the trip for all of us. Paao, our guide for day 1, immediately became a member of our family. We loved her so much we begged to have her be our guide on all 3 days, and they granted us the wish. We love her!!! Rafael, the general manager of Pat Camp, won us over from the first time we met him. He always took the time to seek us out at camp and meaningful discussions with us, tell us about Chilean history, Pat Camp stuff, and stories about life. He will be a dear friend forever, even if we never see him again. The list of others is so long: Emily, Javi and Tamara - our servers in the restaurant, Andres - the bartender, Paula - the greeter, the front desk people, Andre - head of excursions, Edgardo - front desk, and the list goes on. PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE. The Pat Camp staff are top notch. We are believers that you get from life what you put into it. The same goes with relationships with others. We genuinely wanted to connect with our Pat Camp friends, and they wanted to connect with us.

Travelled: January 2023

Spencer -

Spotting a female Puma in Torres del Paine

Travelled: April 2023

Beverly -

walking in the beagle channel in my bare feet

Travelled: March 2023

Lily -

The most memorable moment was being with my husband, siblings, and parents in a beautiful place without distractions.

Travelled: March 2022

Tiara -

It is very hard to say! Our visit to Barraco Lodge was incredible and Patagonia Camp and the excursions were epic!

Travelled: January 2023

Deanna -

There were so many to pick just one is an almost impossible task! However, the view from the Lazo Weber viewpoint on a stunning, clear day was spectacular.

Travelled: November 2023

Paul -

Experiencing strong winds while looking out at beautiful El Bote Bay, as we began the exclusive Patagonia Camp Los Maitenes Peninsula hike.

Travelled: January 2022

Beverly -

I wish I could say I had one memorable moment, but I can tell you this one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, with such a wonderful community.

Travelled: November 2023

Gail -

Walking into our room at AWA hotel in Puerto Varas and seeing the Osorno volcano against the clear blue sky in al its glory in the floor to ceiling window. Cruze Andino.

Travelled: December 2022

Anna -

The base of the Towers hike was fantastic and waking up the first morning to see the sunrise at hotel Las Torres was memorable.

Travelled: April 2023

Ben -

Magical. Everyone was friendly. Wish we'd visited more of it. We saw pumas.

Travelled: March 2021

Jemma Thornes -

There were many memorable moments but probably the most memorable was the first day's hike to Laguna de los Tres - just geeting there gave us a great sense of accomplishment, the views were marvelous, and our guide was excellent.

Travelled: January 2020

Randy -

Climbing to the "base of the towers".

Travelled: January 2023

John -


Patagonia Camp with Swoop

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

2023/24 Season rates for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

Low season: USD $2,890 per person 

Shoulder season: USD $4,710 per person 

High season: USD $4,880 per person

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.


Book now to guarantee your place and price for the 2024-25 season. The operators final price may be slightly higher when they confirm their rates in the coming weeks; we guarantee you will not pay more for your trip if you book before then. If the final rate is less than initially quoted to you, the lower rate will be honoured.

2024/25 Season rates for five nights all-inclusive, based on double occupancy in a deluxe yurt.

Low season: from USD $3,325 per person

Shoulder season: from USD $5,415 per person

High season: from USD $5,710 per person


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.

Itinerary – This itinerary is an example of how you could spend your time on this all-inclusive experience. Please see the full list of day excursions on the excursions page.

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 $5,850 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.


  • 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)


  • 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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