05.02.2018

In Patagonia

A sustainable resort in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, surrounded by granite peaks and wild nature

  • In Patagonia
  • In Patagonia
  • In Patagonia
  • In Patagonia
  • In Patagonia
  • In Patagonia

Many have learned about Patagonia through the accounts of Bruce Chatwin, who told the story of a journey through two countries, many stories, and his own roots.
Only a few, however, are fortunate enough to see Patagonia through their own eyes, especially having the opportunity to sleep immersed in the incredible nature of Torres del Paine, in southern Chile, a magnificent landscape of forests, granite peaks, glaciers, lakes, rivers and pampas. A UNESCO heritage site and a protected area, Torres del Paine is crossed by hiking trails and equipped for many outdoor activities such as kayaking and cycling, and it is the backdrop to one of the most beautiful eco-resorts in the world, the first geodetic hotel ever, consisting in dome-shaped housing units literally surrounded by beauty.
 
EcoCamp Patagonia was born in 2001 at the behest of two Chilean engineers, Yerko Ivelic and Javier Lopez, inspired by the lifestyle of the Kaweskar, a local native tribe, and their “leave no trace” lifestyles and houses, crafting state-of-the-art geodesic domes that run of solar and hydraulic energy, are fully eco-friendly, and allow guests an immersion with their surroundings that other hotels lack.  
 
The ‘cottages’ are far from basic: from the standard room to the suite, the interiors are beautiful and perfectly comfortable. But the real luxury, here, is to leave for a trek from the heart of the Park, in the company of expert guides and with the certainty that you will be having an immersive experience in the presence of nature, only to return to your room and fall asleep looking at the stars shining against a perfectly dark sky as you lie on your bed.
 
At EcoCamp there are also convivial moments, to be enjoyed at the communal table for breakfast or dinner, in the library, at the cocktail bar or browsing among the local craft shops.
Ready to leave? Take a look at the upcoming tours.
 
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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Patagonia  | eco resort  | sustainable  | geodetic  | domes  | travels  | adventure  | hiking  | exploring  |

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