Our four nights at Patagonia Camp at the end of March were noteworthy because of the sunny weather that we enjoyed. We were surprised at how strong the winds are. In fact, at the outset of our first hike, the wind blew my eyeglasses 50 yards away. Fortunately, we found them, but make sure that you have a cord to hold them! Be prepared for rain at any time, but the force of the wind ensures that the weather changes constantly. Patagonia Camp lies just outside the Park boundaries, so each morning we drove 30+ minutes in a van to different starting points for the hikes. As 60-somethings, we limited ourselves to moderate hikes, and the staff was very accommodating to our needs. The Torres Base Hike (8 hours) is very strenuous, but there are several alternatives. The breakfast buffet in the camp's dining room is large, but most guests head out on hikes by 8am to 9am. The picnic lunches served by the guides in the field are excellent, with a wide selection of drinks available and even tablecloths! The dinners were outstanding (especially given the limited number of guests), with multiple choices of main courses, salads, and desserts. The yurts are surprisingly warm and not drafty at all. (At night, the wind may roar, but the yurts are solid!) The bathrooms are modern, with plenty of hot water. Windows look out over a pristine lake, with constantly changing cloud patterns. The staff was uniformly friendly and attentive. All the guides were knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, although some were more proficient in English than others. If you have a working knowledge of Spanish, you will easily strike up firm friendships with even the van drivers. Remember to bring enough money to tip the staff (using envelopes) at the end of your stay--they are absolutely worth it. Some lodgings near Puerto Natales are quite expensive, and the hotels inside the Park seem to be mere hotels--and expensive, at that. Patagonia Camp has personality. It is not cheap, and it is a long way from Punta Arenas, but it is an unforgettable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Along the Shore of Toro Lake in a region of extraordinary beauty, Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in South America with a chic collection of glamorous Yurts. The camp's 18 impeccable and spacious Yurts are comfortable and stylishly furnished, equipped with central heating, ensuite bathrooms and even views of the stars through a central window in the roof. Activities include kayaking, fishing, scenic tours, hiking and trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park, recently named The 8th Wonder of the World, only 15 kilometers away. The restaurant offers a variety of typical Patagonian food with a gourmet touch, such as King Crab, Patagonian Lamb, Austral Salmon and more! Patagonia Camp is a unique nature experience and a truly different and new concept of accommodation in a close contact with the natural environment and with great comfort! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Patagonia Camp Hotel Torres Del Paine
- Patagonia Camp Torres Del Paine National Park, Aisen Region, Chile