The Best Eco Camps and Lodges in Patagonia

by on 16th August, 2019

We’ve compiled a quick guide to some of the best eco camps in Patagonia, from eco-friendly domes to lodges and refugios, perfect for your Patagonian holiday.

View from the bar, Futaleufu rafting camp, Patagonia, Chile

View from bar, Futaleufu

With many places filling up quickly, it’s important to get places booked up a long way in advance, especially in the busier season of November to March.


At Andean Trails, we can help to tailor the perfect trip for you in Chile or Argentina. Contact us for more.




Eco-camp domes in Paine, Chile


Torres del Paine National Park in Chile has new entry rules which mean you can only overnight in the park if you have accommodation already reserved.


Two of the most popular treks are the Paine W and the Paine Circuit which use an Eco-camp as a base.

Ecocamp Camping domes Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile

Dinning dome, Eco camp

The EcoCamp is situated in the very heart of Torres del Paine National Park and provided the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation, complete with green technology. The cosy geodesic domes offer a panoramic view of the majestic Torres del Paine. There are several types to choose from:


Standard Dome, shared bathroom, 10m²/108ft²

Resistant to the strong Patagonian winds, they come equipped with two single beds (doubles on request), cosy fleece blankets and feather quilts. There are windows in the ceiling for stargazing.

Ecocamp domes Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile

Eco camp domes

Superior Dome, heating & private bathroom, 23m²/250ft²

Spacious, queen-size or twin beds with private bathrooms and composting toilets, they also have a propane heater.


Suite Dome, heating & private bathroom, 28m²/300ft²

These domes have comfortable double or twin beds, a wood stove and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet, plus ceiling windows and a private terrace.





Patagonia Camp, Chile



Accommodation at Patagonia Camp is in yurts. Mixing continents, these yurts are perched just outside the entrance to the National Park on the shores of Lake Toro and all come with lake and mountain views.

Twin yurt, Patagonia Camp, Patagonia, Chile

Twin bedded yurt

Every yurt has central heating, private ensuite bathrooms and terraces and fully kitted to keep you in comfort and warmth, and some have jacuzzis, too.


Each yurt has a circular dome in the centre of the tent which was originally used by Mongolian nomads as a chimney, so you can enjoy dozing off while gazing at the stars of Patagonia.

Patagonia Camp side view, Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia Camp

The 20 yurts are connected by wooden walkways that weave through native Patagonian Coigue, Lenga and Notros forests that surround our site. All yurts feature impressive views of Lake Toro and the famous Cuernos del Paine.




Laguna Condor mountain huts, Chalten, Argentina


Some 20km north of Chalten lie Laguna Condor mountain huts, eight small cabins with private bathrooms designed to reconnect you with nature.

Refugio Laguna Condor Glaciares National Park, El Chalten Argentina Patagonia

Refugio Laguna Condor

They were designed to be halfway between a campsite and a hotel and the communal areas also offer a fireplace, hot tub and views to Fitz Roy.


There are a variety of walks available from Laguna Condor, which thanks to an innovative hydro turbine which uses a natural stream for its electricity, thereby reducing environmental impact caused by generators.






Possibly the most luxurious eco camp in Chile is overlooking one of the most beautiful canyons on the Futaleufú River and forms part of our Futaleufu Rafting trip.


This is the perfect place to be pampered and relax after a day on the rapids. Hikes, bikes and more activities are all available from there, too.

Jacuzzi, Futaleufu rafting camp, Patagonia, Chile

Relaxing at Futaleufu Camp

Your “home away from home” is a private, spacious safari-style tent bungalow with amazing views of the river. You fall asleep in a comfy bed with soft linens and fluffy comforters to keep you warm as the river lulls you to sleep and into sweet dreams.

Futaleufu rafting camp, Patagonia, Chile

Futaleufu rafting camp

General amenities include:


  • Wood sauna
  • 5 hot showers, some outdoors to enjoy the fresh air
  • 2 massage studios
  • Stone riverside hot tub
  • Handcrafted wood hot tub
  • Sit down dining area
  • Free daily yoga classes on decks with spectacular river and mountain views
  • Treated and potable water
  • Open air loft library




Refugio Mountain Lodges, Paine, Chile


Our Patagonia Self-guided trek follows the Paine W trek in Chile and you stay in mountain refugios, comfortable lodges with mixed dorms (up to 8 people ) and shared bathroom facilities.

Refugio Chileno, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Refugio Chileno

There are several on the route, and depending on the refugio, you will be provided with full bedding or a sleeping bag. Camping is also possible if the refugios are full.


All have a cafeteria for guests and with limited groceries and souvenirs at tourist prices, communal bathrooms (separated men/women), with cold water sinks and hot water showers, apart from Domos Frances.

Paine Grande Refugio Patagonia Chile

Refugio Paine Grande


Refugio Paine Grande

Up to 100 people in shared, mixed, unheated dorms of up to 8 people.

You can pay for Wi-Fi – you must have a PayPal account available.


Refugio Cuernos

Up to 36 people in shared, mixed, unheated dorms of up to 8 people.

No WiFi.


Refugio Chileno

Up to 32 people in shared, mixed, unheated dorms of up to 8 people.

No WiFi.


Refugio Torre Central

Up to 60 people in shared, mixed, unheated dorms of up to 6 people.

No WiFi.


Domos Frances

Up to 24 people in 3 mixed, unheated domes for 8 people.

Each dome has one bathroom shared by the 8 residents of each dome.

No WiFi.


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