Why we like Serrano Camp

  • It's situated in a stunning spot—away from the crowds—an ideal base camp for the W Trek and other Torres del Paine excursions
  • Deluxe tents are comfortable with thick mattress beds, duvets, pillows and heated blankets!
  • You won't go hungry with a tasty, well-earned four-course gourmet dinner and full buffet breakfast to set you up for a day's hiking
  • There's a growing focus on sustainability with the menu, camp design and a number of zero-waste initiatives 
  • Wake up to fabulous views of the Paine Massif each day

Staying at Serrano

The camp is open from mid-September until the end of April to cover the main trekker season.

On this page, we detail the important information about Serrano Camp.

Do contact us if you would like to know how you could incorporate a stay at Serrano Camp into your trip to Torres Del Paine.


Serrano Camp sits within a private enclosed plot of land, a stone's throw from the Serrano River, with truly stunning surroundings. 

A few upgrades are ongoing but the site is running well.

It has been carefully tailored for hikers in search of comfort, practicality and sustainability.

Swoop team at Serrano Camp

Setting off from Serrano Camp

Deluxe Tents

Weather-resistant fabric stretched over a metal frame on a raised wooden platform forms the basis of the 10 deluxe tents (double or twin) available. You are well protected from the elements, not least the Patagonian winds!

Each wooden-floored tent contains twin or double beds with extremely thick and insulated mattresses, designed for comfort. You are provided with several warm duvets, pillows and heated blankets.

Electricity is available within your tent - offering 24/7 power. Each tent also comes with a torch lamp, bath towels and toiletries.

Deluxe tent at Serrano Camp, January 2024

Inside your deluxe tent at Serrano Camp

Food & Drink

Your food is prepared, cooked and served in a large dining dome with wooden tables and benches set against the amazing backdrop of Torres del Paine.

Dinner is a mouth-watering four-course fare that will go down a treat after a long day's hiking. Expect sustainably sourced local dishes accompanied by local wines, not to mention the odd pisco sour.

Breakfast is a varied buffet consisting of eggs, meats, cheese, bread, cereals, jam, tea, coffee and more. Lunch items are provided in the morning so that you can make up your own packed lunch to take with you on the trek, exactly as you like it.

While many dishes are meat-based, tasty vegetarian and vegan options can be prepared if preferred.

Dinner at Serrano Camp, January 2024

Enjoy a four-course dinner in the main dining dome


Each tent has a private bathroom separated from your deluxe tent by a walkway (roughly 1 metre long).

The bathroom includes a toilet, warm shower and heated towel rails. Towels, bathmats and eco-friendly toiletries (soap/shampoo/body wash) are provided.

There is lighting inside your tent along with power points to charge your devices ready for the next day's adventures. Plus there are more plug sockets in the main dining dome.

WIFI is available within the main dome and your tent. 

Ensuite bathroom facilities at Serrano Camp

Your bathroom facilities


At Swoop (B Corp certified) we're committed to making trips more sustainable to ensure that future generations can still enjoy the wonders of Patagonia. 

The team at Serrano Camp have put in place several initiatives to support this with a more efficient laundry service and a zero-waste philosophy for meals.

As an example, guests will be encouraged to keep their fruit skins etc. from their excursions, and these will be dehydrated/pulverised back at camp to make the seasoning powder that is used for the dinners.

Alica and her daughter in TDP

Stay at Serrano Camp on these trips

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Discover Torres del Paine's extraordinary W Trek on a series of fantastic day-hikes, each taking in stunning panoramic views. Enjoy a boat trip to the immense face of Glacier Grey and spend a day watching wildlife, hopefully spotting the elusive…

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Fitz Roy and Paine Hiking Tour

This small group trekking tour combines the best hikes in Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek, Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Discover Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park by boat expedition. Our tour leader and expert guides ensure…

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W Trek, 3 days

4.4 out of 5

W Trek, 3 days

This trip fits Torres del Paine's highlights into a short timeframe. Trek up close to the famous granite towers, the mesmerising French Valley and the shimmering blue ice of Glacier Grey. Expert guides, deluxe tent accommodation, pre-arranged transfers and meals…

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What our customers think of Serrano Camp

Our two tour guides, Carla Paz and Nacho were AMAZING and they truly loved sharing their knowledge of the park and their upbringings in Chile/Puerto Natales. We were beyond happy to have had two guides who were so energetic and informative throughout the whole time and we really got to know each other. Every single thing was planned out for us, from the transportation, to lodging, lunches, and delicious meals back at the camp. We are so happy that we chose Swoop and we would definitely work with them again in the future. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Kassandra Kayal - USA

We had dinner with our guide and driver at the Serrano camp – we laughed and shared stories by the fire. The food and beverages were great and the company was even better. I was so pleasantly surprised to meet so many people who spoke English and translated for us. Our Chile Nativo guide was AMAZING – his name is Vincenzo. He has so much passion and enthusiasm for Patagonia – the land, flowers, trees, animals, food, etc. I feel so lucky that we had him. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2022

Anne France - USA

The people went above and beyond expectations. The dome was very comfortable and the food was the best food we had in all our time in Chile. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2022

Anne France - USA


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Lisette says

The camp boasts a splendid view of the Paine Massif; I loved waking up in the morning and sipping a coffee with THAT view in front of me.

Lisette Nunez Ogalde Patagonia Team Leader

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