OFF THE BEATEN MAT ECO-RETREAT IN TORRES DEL PAINE
September 27 - October 3 2020
$3,995 Per Person
September 27 - October 3 2020
We have a lot of favorite places to practice yoga, but the yoga yurt at EcoCamp is definitely at the top. With so much travel and time spent in nature, our yoga classes will serve to both be their own beautiful experiences while at the same time helping us integrate and recover from all the exploring we'll be doing.
You've made the journey - now let's make it worthwhile with an Epic Day hike to Torress Del Paine, Boating to Grey Glacier, Optional Horseback Riding, Optional massage at nearby spa, Plenty of time to take it all in!
If you've ever been on a Yogascapes retreat you know one of the highlights is our love for food! Enjoy delicious food by EcoCamp's incredible chef's with new friends!
My passion is focused on mental & emotional well-being. I love helping people, such as yourself, incorporate Eastern mindfulness traditions and healing practices into the reality of our modern Western lifestyle.
I’m a wellness experience architect, self-discovery enthusiast and certified Yoga instructor. After a successful (yet stressful) career in the music industry, I began my journey of discovery in an Ashram in India.
I have since dedicated the last seven years travelling throughout India, South East Asia and Central America developing and leading wellness programs and retreats. I love helping others incorporate Eastern mindfulness traditions and healing practices into our modern Western lifestyle.
I continue to learn from renowned wellness thought leaders and more formally studied Mindfulness at the University of Toronto. It’s my lifework to infuse practical mindfulness tools into everyday life to guide people to live aligned to their purpose.
I believe the more that you, that includes you, dedicate time to your self-discovery journey you’re not only contributing to your own mental and emotional well-being, you’re also contributing to a healthier, more harmonious world and raising the consciousness of our beautiful planet.
EcoCamp is situated in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park and provides the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, complete with green technology. You enjoy guided treks and wildlife excursions by day and share evening meals with new friends, before falling asleep gazing up at the star-filled sky through your dome ceiling. Wake up in the middle of the Patagonian wilderness in a cozy geodesic dome, with a panoramic view of the majestic Torres del Paine, ready to pick up the hiking trail!
Private Standard Dome
Standard bed or two twins w/ Shared Bathrooms, no heater
Shared Standard Dome
Two twins w/ Shared Bathrooms, no heater.
Private Suite Dome
King bed or two twins w/ private bathroom and heater.
Shared Suite Dome
King bed or two twins w/ private bathroom and heater.
Where is the retreat?
EcoCamp is situated in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park, perfectly placed right at the start of the hiking trails! At the Southern tip of the Andes in Chile lies Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere and home to some of the world’s most classic trekking routes. The park is located in Chile’s southernmost and largest region.
EcoCamp is the perfect mix of adventure, environmental sustainability and comfort in the wilderness. We offer good quality food and wine in a friendly hospitable atmosphere, with innovative accommodation in the world’s first Geodesic Dome hotel. We have the utmost respect for the park’s fragile environment, using only green energy and a sophisticated waste recycling system. Our trekking guides are of the highest quality and are specialists in the park’s geography, geology and fauna. If eco-friendly accommodation with a community atmosphere, surrounded by unique nature, spectacular views and trekking routes sound like the ingredients of a perfect vacation then EcoCamp is for you! Note: there is no wifi at EcoCamp.
There will be one shuttle departing the PUQ airport around 3pm on Sep 27th. Exact time dependent on guest arrival flights. If you arrival earlier or later, you can easily take a take for $15-20 to Punta Arenas. Please meet us at Hotel Rey Don Felipe by 5:30 pm for our first yoga class and welcome dinner. There will be ONE shared shuttle to EcoCamp from the hotel on Sept 28.
Please send us your flight details. If you would like to arrive early or stay late in Punta Arenas, let us know if you would like us to inquire about availability at Hotel Rey Don Felipe.
*Please book departures later than 2:30 pm on October 3rd.* We suggest booking the latest flight out to give yourself time to have a relaxed end to your trip.
Start Time: Afternoon of September 27th with Transfer to hotel.
End Time: After breakfast on the last day, Oct 3rd.
What's Included / Not Included
What is Included?
Transportation to/from airport and for retreat activities, accommodations, all meals, cocktail hour drinks, yoga, excursions (trek to Torres del Paine base, sailing to Grey Glacier, and Hike & Bike at Laguna Azul), and great company and guides!
What is not included?
Horseback riding, other optional activities, tips, massage, and extra food and drink are not included.
Depart - Latham departing at 7:05pm on 26th & landing at 2:35pm on the 27th
Return - Latham departing PUQ at 4:29pm and arriving at 8:30am to JFK
Depart - Latham departing LAX at 2:15pm and arriving at 2:34pm on the 27th.
Return - Latham departing PUQ on the 3rd at 4:29pm and arriving at 6:10am on the 4th
What about Dietary Restrictions?
Please let us know your dietary restrictions ahead of time so we can do our best to prepare for your arrival at EcoCamp. We can pretty much accommodate and request, however the more complicated it is, the less we can guarantee it will be at the same standards as the regular food. That being said, guests with dietary restrictions are very common for us!
You are required to purchase your own insurance for any international retreat. This retreat has specific requirements from our hosts:
“This insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, air ambulance, air rescue, loss of effects, repatriation costs, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of death, loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience occurring to the Participant. It is compulsory that all Participants have personal travel insurance. When obtaining travel insurance, the Participant must inform the insurer of the type of travel to be undertaken, especially when ‘adventure activities’ are included in the Trip.”
What type of people are often drawn to EcoCamp Patagonia?
People who are interested in wildlife, hiking and sharing a once-in-a-lifetime experience with fellow travelers at the world’s end! EcoCamp guests are usually very sociable and enjoy dining with their group after a long day’s walk and reminiscing about the day’s achievements over a glass of wine in the bar or a park map in the library. Our guests are environmentally conscious and like the fact that by staying at EcoCamp they are exploring the wilderness without leaving a footprint. Guests are not looking for 5* luxury and pampering but good quality trekking, meals and accommodation in one of the world’s most spectacular national parks.
What are the rooms like?
EcoCamp Suite domes cater to those looking to combine adventure and nature immersion with a more comfortable relaxed stay in the heart of Torres del Paine. Suite domes were designed for sleeping in the highest level of comfort allowed by sustainable development in a natural untarnished environment.
“…It was so nice to come back “home” to a wonderful room and fabulous dinners. I can’t say enough. Very professional. I would recommend spending the extra for the domes with the ensuite woodstoves and showers….”
Suite Domes are comfortable 28m²/ 300 ft² Geodesic domes built in the same shape as the ancient Kaweskar tribe dwellings. Their structure produces minimal environmental impact while providing an efficient thermal and wind resistant unit, with great exposure to nature in the most magnificent Patagonian setting. Guests can gaze at the stars through the ceiling windows while falling asleep each night, after enjoying a spectacular sunset from their private terrace.
Each Suite Dome has comfortable double or twin beds, a private bathroom with a state of the art composting toilet and a modern low-emission wood stove. Electricity is very limited inside the domes, meaning hairdryers are not permitted, but laptops and cameras can be charged.
Inside Suite Domes
Spacious 28m² / 300ft² area
Open terrace to read, relax and admire the view
Enclosed porch to hang wet clothing
Comfortable King-size or twin beds
Low-emission wood stove
Propane heater in bathroom
Private fully-equipped bathroom
State of the art composting toilet
What level yoga and hiking will there be and how often?
Yoga classes will be 1-2 times daily and all levels. Our teachers are amazing at creating classes that are both suitable for beginners and challenging for the more experienced! The hiking is considered ‘easy-moderate’, so you should be comfortable being somewhat active and walking, but it is not considered ‘strenuous.’
What is the food like?
At Ecocamp we are convinced that good quality food is fundamental to enjoying a vacation and we do our best to meet our promise of providing tasty, innovative high quality meals. We’ve put a lot of effort into developing a menu of fresh hearty meals using locally-sourced ingredients, fusing Chilean, Altiplanic, Patagonian and international food. Groups eat together in Community domes and meals are a very sociable affair. Meals at mountain huts on trekking routes are simple but plentiful. Vegetarian and special diets are welcomed, just let us know well in advance. Read a sample menu on our Cuisine page.
How much free time will we have?
YOGASCAPES yoga retreats honor giving participants plenty of free time to explore on their own or relax back at the retreat. We pride ourselves on putting together an itinerary that allows you to dive deep into the sense of place and also dive deep into your well being and relaxation.
What is the weather like?
Spring in Patagonia is one of the best times to visit. This season has more sunny days with less rain and more than 16 hours of natural light as a result of the position of the earth. One of the shoulder seasons for the Torres del Paine, this is a great time to visit as the temperature changes and the greenery starts to re-appear. Another good point worth bearing in mind is that, where Patagonia is renowned for its strong winds, the winds are at an ebb at this time and so it can make everything a little bit easier! Of course, it is Patagonia so the weather is unpredictable and travelers should be ready for sun, rain or wind – just in case!
Terms: Payments & Cancellations
See our full terms here
Sign up 60 days before your retreat and a $500 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.
At the 60-day mark, your final payment is due. We will send a reminder email + follow up with you if we still haven’t gotten it, however, we do reserve the right to give up your space if we haven’t received your final payment at this point.
Sign-up under 60 days and the full amount of the retreat is due.
Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure. Credit cards on file may be charged outstanding remaining balances at this time and unless you confirm cancellation with us directly. Refunds are available only according to conditions described below. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email. Payment can be made by credit card.
Cancellations Policy & Deposits (terms updated 7/6/2019)
We know life happens, things come up, people get sick, work throws you a curve ball, people get married, we get it, we are human too. Our deposit and cancellation policies are as flexible as we can make them without leaving ourselves vulnerable to the crazy costs of an ever more cancellation prone traveler. Unfortunately, if you cancel, we lose money, often a lot of money. We’ve gathered feedback over the years and we’ve arrived at the following policy. Please read carefully!
Cancel 120+ Days Prior to the Departure
Deposit is non refundable, but we’ll transfer to another trip for a $100 fee.
If you paid in full we’ll return everything but the deposit and the $100 Fee.
Cancel 60-120 Days Prior to the Departure
Deposit is non refundable, but we’ll transfer to another trip for a $200 fee.
If you paid in full we’ll return everything but the deposit and the $200 Fee.
Cancel 30-60 Days Prior to the Departure
Deposit & Full Payment is non refundable, but we’ll transfer everything to another trip for a $300 fee.
Cancel under 30 Days Prior to the Departure
Deposit & Full Payment is non refundable, but we’ll transfer everything to another trip for a $500 fee.
*All refunds take around 30 days to process