Comfortable adventure domes set inside the national park
- Dining room
- Individual Geodisic domes
- A variety of excursions can be organised in and around the national park including longer treks away from the camp itself
A wonderful way to experience the outdoor feel of camping in this beautiful area of Patagonia with the comfort of a hotel. Accommodation is in geodisic domes inspired by the traditional constructions of the native Kawesqar people allowing plenty of light and space during your stay. The lodge hosts a maximum of 56 guests ensuring a more personal feel as well as minimising the impact on the local environment.
We recommend the ‘Suite’ Domes which come equipped with a private bathroom, wood heated stove and solar power.
There are three main ‘Core’ domes. Two of which contain the dining area and bar while the other is a resting dome with a library. The resting dome is also used for meetings before small group excursions.
Showcasing local culture
Recognising the importance of local culture, EcoCamp’s guides make every effort to demonstrate that EcoCamp’s domes are a tribute to the ancient Kaweskar tribe, whose inhabitants moved nomadically around the park in the early 20th Century. Nowadays 90% of employees are from the local region and receive upskilling opportunities where possible. The domes blend into their surroundings and naturally utilise light and heat, with skylight windows for stargazing. Shallow excavations and raised open platforms minimise the impact of the domes, leaving fauna to roam freely between them.
Sustainable approach and local efforts
Since 2008, EcoCamp has been carbon neutral, and they are now aiming to become a CO2-free lodge. To help this process, all food is purchased within a three-hour delivery radius, while interiors, handicrafts and furniture are hand-selected, mostly from local artisans. Meanwhile, 90% of all staff employed are from the local region, with the majority from Puerto Natales and some from the regional capital city of Punta Arenas.
The Long Run
The Long Run is a membership organisation of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability. Here at Jacada, we’ve signed The Long Run Charter – a document that advocates for a 4Cs approach to sustainability. By focusing on our impacts across the different areas of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce, we hope to make a positive impact across the globe with our trips. The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats are hotels and lodgings which are centres of excellence in sustainability, and Fellow Members are properties committed to achieving the highest standards in sustainability by positively impacting the conservation of nature and improving the wellbeing of local communities. At Jacada, we’re working with a number of these properties to help increase the positive impact we’re striving to create through travel. Find out more about The Long Run here.