EPIC Patagonia Backcountry Adventure Retreat
Patagonia Wilderness & Multi-Sport Adventure
Explore southern Chile and Torres del Paine National Park on this Epic Patagonia Backcountry Adventure Retreat! Observe the unique Patagonian wildlife as you actively explore the landscape by kayak, horseback, and your own two feet, hiking. At the closing of each day, chill out and rejuvenate at the award-winning EcoCamp Patagonia, an eco-rustic paradise of fully sustainable geodesic domes, nestled in the heart of Torres Del Paine National Park. Relax in your cozy or luxury dome, enjoy a cocktail in the Bar Dome, practice Yoga in the Yoga Dome, bond with fellow travelers over delicious meals in the Community Domes, and more – all surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of Patagonia. This is a great active Chilean retreat for outdoor adventurists and enthusiasts alike.
On this trip we will explore Grey Glacier by Kayak, Trek to the world famous Tower Base, one of the most spectacular sights in all of Patagonia! Give horseback riding a try through the wilderness of Torres Del Paine National Park and the deep blue shores of Lake Nordenskjöld, Hike the Lazo Weber Trail, the Salto Grande waterfall, and to Cuernos viewpoint including a panoramic view of the mighty Horns. There’s no limit to the wild adventures you’ll have on our Epic Patagonia Backcountry Adventure Retreat!
“THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO LIVE IT, TO TASTE EXPERIENCE TO THE UTMOST, TO REACH OUT EAGERLY AND WITHOUT FEAR FOR NEWER AND RICHER EXPERIENCE.” -ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
- 9 Days/8 nights in a shared or single dome
- Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Yoga Daily at EcoCamp
- Daily Hiking Excursions
- Park Entrance Fees
- English Speaking Private Guides
- Airport Transfers
- Meals/Snacks not mentioned above
- Additional tours, excursions or other not included in the above itinerary
- Voluntary Tipping to Guides
- Travel Insurance
- Personal purchases
- Deposit: $1,000 due at time of booking
- Pay in full at check out
- If Mailing Check, mail to: SUP YO, PO BOX 273, N. Andover MA 01845
Arrival & Departure
- Please plan to arrive Punta Arenas (PUQ) in the morning of March 18, 2023
- Depart on March 25, 2023 from Punta Arenas (PUQ) after 3PM
- If you require assistance with booking airfare please contact us via email
- Private Group Airport Transfers are included and will be provided for you.
- Everyone will be on the same coach transfer to/from the airport. (If your flight arrives later than noon, there will be an additional cost for a private transfer)
All reservations that are cancelled before Dec 18, 2022 will a incur a $1,000 penalty (your non-refundable deposit). Final payment due Dec 18, 2022. Dec 19-Jan 18, 50% penalty. Jan 19-March 18 no refunds.
Cancel for any reason trip insurance is available and recommended through Allianz. Contact them direct for a quote.
Itinerary and pricing
Day 1, March 18
Arrival to Punta ArenasAt your arrival to the city, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to Hotel Cabo de Hornos in Punta Arenas for some well deserved rest after this long journey to South America. At 7PM this evening we will meet the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the hotel and go over the agenda for the week.
- Transfers, Overnight in Hotel Cabo de Hornos (Board: Dinner)
Day 2, March 19
Your Patagonian Adventure begins!Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. On the way, we will make a stop in Puerto Natales, a small, lively town on the shores of "Seno de Ultima Esperanza," where we enjoy a hearty local lunch. The journey is scenic and highly atmospheric, featuring many wild birds and wonderful Patagonian landscapes. The day ends with our arrival and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia, nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and with a prime view of the majestic Torres. We’ll begin this experience with a yoga practice in Ecocamp’s amazing yoga dome with exquisite views of the mountains followed by a briefing of the activities during the next few days and dinner.
- Overnight in Ecocamp Patagonia Suite domes (Board: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner), Yoga
Day 3, March 20
Kayaking Grey RiverWe’ll welcome the day with a gentle yoga class in order to generate body awareness and prepare us to embrace the excursion ahead. After breakfast, we will depart EcoCamp and head out on our kayaking adventure at Grey river! Enjoy this unique scenery of icebergs from the Grey Glacier, in an adventure that will bring you closer to the Grey River enjoying unique panoramic views of the Paine Massif, its mountains and granite walls. We will arrive at the excursion starting point where our guide will provide all the equipment necessary to enjoy this adventure as safely and comfortably as possible. Once equipped, we will buckle up and start paddling. Once our kayaks are in, we will move gently with the river’s current towards the Grey Lake Peninsula to see the glacier’s impressive icebergs. After enjoying the moment, it’s time to continue down the Grey River for the next 3 hours. At Puente Grey, we’ll stop to eat our box lunch before continuing downstream to the confluence of the Grey and Serrano Rivers. The intensity of the river may vary depending on the wind. We will finish our day at the Serrano river waterside where we will change our clothes and our transfer will be waiting to take us back to EcoCamp for a warm and hearty dinner.
- Overnight in Ecocamp Patagonia Suite domes (Board: Breakfast-Box Lunch-Dinner), Kayaking, Yoga
Day 4, March 21
Towers Base TrekThis morning we’ll start with a gentle yoga practice designed to prepare us for the big trek ahead to the Tower Base. This is one of the highlights of our trip and we will need to prepare the body:) After breakfast, we take to the path that will lead us to the foot of these iconic granite towers and reveal one of the best views in Torres del Paine National Park! This enriching experience connects us deeply to ourselves, each other and to nature that surrounds us. Upon our return to EcoCamp, find some time to relax before dinner, and option to enjoy another yoga stretch to calm the muscles after today's adventures or spend some time hanging out in the community dome with friends.
- Overnight in Ecocamp Patagonia Suite domes (Board: Breakfast-Box Lunch-Dinner), Trek to Tower Base, Yoga
Day 5, March 22
Horseback Riding at Lake Nordenskjöld or Short Hike at Laguna AzulWe’ll start the day with an early-morning yoga class in the yoga dome. After a healthy breakfast, we will depart EcoCamp for today's chosen adventure (please choose your preferred ADD ON when booking). Spend this day as you wish; Horseback Riding around Lake Nordenskjöld, Hike at Laguna Azul or spend some down time at EcoCamp allowing your body to recover from your hike with a nice relaxing day however you prefer to spend it. Today is on your own and all about YOU and what your body needs at this point in the trip. Please listen to your body and DO YOU:) Horseback Riding: One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Patagonia is to ride through it on horseback. After yoga and breakfast at EcoCamp, we’ll begin around 9:30 AM with an induction talk before heading out on our 13 km journey. We will start by making our way around the immense Lake Nordenskjold, with its heart-achingly beautiful views of Mount Almirante Nieto and Cerro Paine, and pass over the ice-cold Patagonian rivers. Keep your eyes peeled for the local flora and fauna who call this land their home, including foxes, condors and dense groupings of lenga forests. We’ll pick up the pace on the beach, and stop for "lunch with a view" at Paine River. After a full day taking in the sights and sounds of the area, we will head back to EcoCamp around 3 PM. Laguna Azul: (Blue Lagoon). On our way to Laguna Azul, we will have the chance to enjoy some marvelous views of the famous Towers, and when we pass through the pampas (the Patagonian steppe) we may be lucky enough to spot more guanacos. After soaking up these beautiful surroundings, we will continue our drive to the Laguna Azul to have our lunch overlooking the lake followed by around two hours of gentle hiking. If the weather is on our side, we will enjoy a short meditation practice with a view of the three granite towers in the distance. After a full day taking in the sights and sounds of the area, we will head back to EcoCamp around 3 PM. We’ll close the day together with cocktail hour and a group dinner at EcoCamp.
- Overnight in Ecocamp Patagonia Suite domes (Board: Breakfast-Box Lunch-Dinner) Horseback Riding or Laguna Azul, Yoga.
Day 6, March 23
Lazo Weber HikeWe’ll start our day at 8:30 am with breakfast at EcoCamp and a moment to prepare our Box Lunch before boarding our bus at 10 am. Our ride takes us past the Lazo Weber Estancia where we’ll enter the National Park via Laguna Verde and begin our 12km hike. The Lazo Weber Trail is packed with native flora and wildlife all with the mountainous Paine range on our right. The hike is rather easy and apart from a few hills, the trail remains rather flat. We’ll stop for a moment to refuel by the magical Laguna Honda and enjoy the sights and sensations of the gorgeous landscape and fresh breeze. On our way, we will hike through one of the quietest forests in the national park, a fantastic opportunity to observe native trees such as the Lenga and the Coihue. The rest of our hike takes us to a lookout point (El Toro Lookout) where we’ll be wowed with a 360 degree view of the Paine mountain range, the Patagonian Andes, and a suite of rivers and lakes (including the Paine, Grey, and Serrano Rivers, and Lake Toro, the largest in the region). An hour’s descent towards Paine River will see us reunited with our van. But before we go back to EcoCamp, we’ll search for more animals to photograph and take a final moment to enjoy the scenery. At about 6:30 pm, we’ll arrive back at our “dome sweet dome”, ready to share in a tasty dinner and talk about our day hiking the Lazo Weber Trail. Optional Restorative Yoga Class before dinner.
- Overnight in Ecocamp Patagonia Suite domes (Board: Breakfast-Box Lunch-Dinner), Trek, Yoga
Day 7, March 24
Salto Grande & Condor LookoutAfter breakfast and morning yoga class, we head westwards by van, taking a route along the southern shore of Nordenskjold lake. Our first stop is the magnificent Salto Grande waterfall, with its impressive cascading waters falling from Nordenskjold lake into Pehoe Lake. From here it's a short walk to Cuernos viewpoint, with a panoramic view of the mighty Horns. From the viewpoint, we drive to Pehoe Lake and begin the two-hour round-trip walk to El Condor Lookout from its shores. We go gently uphill through the steppe vegetation; a great opportunity to learn about the local flora. Here we witness the piercing blue of Pehoe Lake and the Paine river. On a clear day, we can see the immensity of the Southern Patagonian ice fields in the distance. We re-energize while taking in the whole Paine Mountain range and its stunning snow capped peaks. After a hearty lunch in this perfect location, we backtrack along the same trail and drive back to EcoCamp. Over dinner we will chat about our trip and share highlights. Spend time after dinner in the community dome hanging out with friends before our return home tomorrow.
- Overnight in Ecocamp Patagonia Suite domes (Board: Breakfast-Box Lunch-Dinner), Waterfall Hike, Yoga
Day 8, March 25
Goodbye EcoCampOn this last morning, we’ll eat a filling breakfast before taking our shared departing transfer back to Punta Arenas, our hearts FULL. Safe Travels back home!
- Transfers, (Board: Breakfast-Box lunch)
Double / Shared Accommodations $4,795
Single Accommodations $6,500
Deposit Due at time of booking: $1,000 non refundable
Final Payment Due Dec 18, 2022
Option to Pay in Full above using your credit card.
Option to Mail Check: SUP YO, PO Box 273, N. Andover MA 01845
Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Return to nature at EcoCamp Patagonia, the first geodesic dome hotel in Chile.
Nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park sits the award-winning EcoCamp Patagonia, a cluster of fully sustainable geodesic domes that have been recommended in the pages of Time, Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast magazine. When not out exploring the park on one of EcoCamp’s many excursions and tours, guests can relax with yoga, massage, or bond with fellow travelers over delicious meals and drinks in the Community Domes, all the while surrounded by the raw wilderness of Patagonia.
A trailblazer in the field of sustainable, geodesic dome lodging, our 10m²/108ft² Standard Dome was the world’s first geodesic hotel room, and soon became the staple design model for other dome hotels across the globe.
Decorated in the local Patagonian style and designed after the “leave no trace” dwellings of the ancient Kawésqar tribe, each spacious Suite Dome measures a comfortable 28m²/ 300 ft². Each Suite Dome comes with either a cozy double or twin beds, a private bathroom with hot water and a state-of-the-art composting toilet, a modern low-emission wood stove, a safe box and locally-made decorations.