Billed as the world’s first geodesic dome hotel – although others have followed suit since it opened – EcoCamp Patagonia is run by tour operator Cascada Expediciones, which specialises in environmentally friendly trips across South America.
The entire eco-hotel is designed to make as little impact on the environment as possible, using water and sun for the vast majority of its energy. The geodesic domes are concrete-free and can be dismantled and moved as needed. Wooden platforms and walkways ensure guests don’t disturb the surrounding plant life.
The EcoCamp site in Torres del Paine offers several different stays, from a simple dome with a bed and skylight to a two-floored dome with a private terrace and space to sleep four.
Inside the guest suites, things are kept cosy with timber beams, beds and chairs covered in sheepskins, and a wood-burning stove for cold days. Guests can pair their stay at EcoCamp Patagonia with a wildlife safari, a tour, puma tracking or a sports experience, with prices starting at $1,164 for a five-day trek.
Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile