Patagonia

Yoga + Adventure

Patagonia is a remote and rugged region that spans the southern part of South America, often referred to as “the end of the world.” Join Vajra Sol for a life-changing Patagonia yoga retreat in the pristine, wild, and stunning mountains of Chile.

Our Patagonia yoga adventure is hosted at the award-winning and environmentally sustainable EcoCamp, located in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Explore the vast landscape on guided hikes, including to the base of the famous “Torres.” Commence and end your day with inspiring yoga sessions. Enjoy gourmet meals and share all with new friends. Fall asleep under the star-filled sky of your cozy dome. 

dates | Patagonia

March 30 – April 6, 2021 (*Special low rates*)

November 13 – 20, 2021

Retreat Highlights

yoga

Get ready to drop into soulful yoga sessions with majestic mountain views. We enjoy daily yoga practices in the Yoga Dome looking out to the vast Patagonian pampa. Our morning practice is more energizing with vinyasa flow yoga. In the afternoon we restore with a more gentle practice and guided meditation sessions. All yoga will be led by your retreat guide, Sandra, and will be accessible to all levels.

hiking

The best way to explore Patagonia is on foot, with an expert guide and your fellow travelers. Hikes include an excursion to Laguna Azul, or Blue Lagoon, for a 3 mile nature walk, a visit to Grey Lake and Glacier that will include boat trip, and maybe a glimpse of an Andean condor, and finally, a 14 mile trek to the Towers’ base. Torres del Paine consists of three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice.

ecocamp domes

Remote and first class, EcoCamp Patagonia is an innovative leader in environmentally sustainable design, creating the world’s first lodge in geodesic form in 2001. They offer accommodations inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. All domes are immersed in nature, resistant to the Patagonian natural elements, cozy and warm, and have ceiling windows to look up at the starry night sky.

About the Retreat

Patagonia Mountain Adventure

Our Patagonia yoga retreat is hosted at a multi-award winning lodge in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park. The group meets in the gateway town to Patagonia, Punta Arenas. There, we stay one night at a 4-star hotel. The following day, the group transfers to EcoCamp Patagonia, our home for six nights. After settling in, our days are spent practicing yoga, hiking in the park, and exploring the beautiful Patagonia region.

This is our most physically demanding yoga retreat, culminating with an optional 14-mile trek to the base of the Torres del Paine monoliths.

Because Chile is in the southern hemisphere, November through April is the spring to summer season and best time to visit.

The area’s remoteness provides the added bonus of being able to disconnect from technology. This allows for a week of digital detox. 

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Included in the Retreat

Vajra Sol’s Patagonia yoga retreat is all-inclusive, from arrival until departure.

  • (7) nights accommodation; (1) night four-star hotel in Punta Arenas and (6) nights at EcoCamp
  • Punta Arenas airport transfers 
  • Private group transfers between Punta Arenas and EcoCamp
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners from first night welcome dinner to lunch on departure day
  • Snacks for the trail, daily happy hour including Pisco Sours
  • Excursions per itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Park fees for Torres del Paine National Park
  • Boat ticket for Grey Lake & Glacier tour
  • Daily yoga sessions (mats & props provided)
  • Additional tours & activities offered by EcoCamp
  • Filtered water, Chilean wine during dinner
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • Chilean taxes

Retreat Price and Accommodations

Prices are per person in US $. Incredible rates are offered for March 2021!

Suite Dome

Suite domes were designed to provide rustic luxury in a natural setting with minimal environmental impact, and also maintain the hotel’s familiar and cozy vibe. The domes have a comfortable king bed or two twin beds, a wood stove, and a private bathroom with a state-of-the-art composting toilet. Electricity is available in Suite Domes.

*Special reduced rates!*

US $3,475 (regular price $4,450) – Double Suite Dome (3 open)

November 2021 price TBA

If you are traveling alone and would like to share a Dome please let us know and we will try to match you with another guest of the same gender. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate. Singles are not available.

Standard Dome

Standard domes come equipped with two single beds or one queen bed with cozy fleece blankets and feather quilts. Standard domes are not heated, but comfortable due to the absorption of heat throughout the day. Domes do not have electricity. Get lost gazing at the stars through ceiling windows. Shared bathrooms are spacious, bright, and gender divided.

*Special reduced rates!*

US $2,850 (regular price $3,995) – Double Standard Dome (2 open)

November 2021 price TBA

A single supplement for a Standard Dome is US $1,125 (added to the above amount, total single retreat price $3,975). If you are traveling solo and would like to share a Dome please let us know and we will match you with another guest of the same gender. The double rate is not guaranteed if there is no roommate.

FAQ

What is included in the retreat cost?

Included in Patagonia Yoga Retreat Cost:

  • (7) nights accommodation; one night at a four-star hotel in Punta Arenas and (6) nights at EcoCamp
  • Punta Arenas airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Private group transfers between Punta Arenas and EcoCamp
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners from first night welcome dinner to lunch on departure day
  • Excursions per itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Park fees for Torres del Paine National Park
  • Boat ticket for crossing Grey Lake
  • Daily yoga sessions (mats & props provided)
  • Filtered water, snacks, Chilean wine during dinner, a Pisco Sour at happy hours
  • Additional tours & activities offered by EcoCamp
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • Chilean taxes

Not Included in Patagonia Yoga Retreat Cost:

  • International airfare between Santiago and your home airport
  • Domestic airfare between Santiago and Punta Arenas
  • Massages available (not included)
  • Gratuities for guides and EcoCamp staff
  • Additional alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance (required)

 

How do I get to the retreat destination?

Book your international flight to Santiago (SCL), the capital of Chile. From Santiago, fly to the southern town of Punta Arenas (PUQ). Plan to arrive no later than mid-afternoon on the first day, November 5, 2020. You will be picked up and transferred to the hotel where we have our welcome dinner and spend the night.

For the departure day, book your flight from Punta
Arenas with departure time not before 5:00 pm. If you need to get on an earlier flight, there is an extra charge for the transfer from EcoCamp to Punta Arenas.

A passport valid for at least six months from the arrival date in Chile is required (check your passport’s expiration date). Currently an entry visa is not required for U.S., Canadian and most European citizens.

For all nationalities check with your country’s embassy in Chile to confirm current entry requirements and travel with regard to COVID-19.

What is the weather like in Patagonia?

Chile is in the southern hemisphere so the seasons are opposite from North America. November is the beginning of summer time. Days can be beautiful blue skies with an average of 50s-60sF and evenings cooler. The weather in the Patagonia region can be extreme and unpredictable so it is essential to be prepared for a diversity of conditions. Upon booking the retreat you will receive an extensive information package to help plan for the trip.

What is the minimum/maximum group size?

The retreat is limited to 15 persons to ensure an optimal group travel experience and personalized attention for each guest. The minimum required to run the retreat is six persons. Many guests who join our retreats are single/solo travelers. Please feel very welcome to come on your own. It will be an incredible experience!

What if I am not able to do the las Torres trek?

Some retreat guests are not able or do not want to do the 14-mile (22 km) round-trip trek to las Torres. As with all activities and tours, this is of course optional. Some guests choose to do another guided activity offered by EcoCamp that day (included in the retreat package) or take a rest and massage day. If you want to join the retreat but are not sure if this trek is for you, no problem. You are free to opt-out. You can also decide the day before the trek if you want to go or not too.

What are the health safety & COVID-19 protocols while at EcoCamp?

EcoCamp has implemented the following protocols for guests and staff.

Click here to read EcoCamp’s Health Safety & COVID-19 protocols.

What is the reservation, payment and cancelation policy?

*This policy is valid for COVID-19 related cancelations. Travel insurance is required for this trip.*

Full payment is due ten weeks before the first day of the retreat, or by January 18, 2021, for the March 2021 retreat. Should you need to cancel your reservation before this date, you will receive a refund for payment made less the deposit. You can choose to transfer the deposit to the Patagonia November 2021 retreat or another retreat destination within one year, if the cancelation is made before the final payment due date.

Should you need to cancel after the final payment due date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund, transfer, or credit. No refund or credit will be given for arriving late, departing the retreat early, or for meals/activities in which one does not participate.

If force majeure (e.g. pandemic, natural disaster, country travel restrictions, etc.) causes a retreat to be canceled, we will offer a rescheduled date for the retreat. In this case, there is no refund of payments when a retreat cannot be held due to causes beyond our control. If you are unable to join at the rescheduled date, a portion of your payment may be applicable for a transfer to a different retreat in the future. This will be determined at the time and depends on factors such as how far out it is from the retreat date.

In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel a retreat for nonforce majeure reasons, a full refund will be given. Vajra Sol will not be held accountable for expenses incurred by the guest for any type of cancelation.

It is our best intention to lessen the concerns around booking a retreat by offering additional flexibility with a retreat cancelation in this era of COVID-19 travel. It is important you are comfortable with your travel plans. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

This policy is subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Travel Insurance for Your Patagonia Yoga Retreat

Travel insurance is required for the Patagonia Adventure Yoga Retreat. We will be in a remote area and should there be any medical emergency, you will need to have coverage for evacuation, if needed. Additionally, you will want coverage for any unplanned changes or events that may occur before or during your trip, such as trip cancelation, delayed flights, lost luggage, and more.

We recommend travel insurance with iTravelInsured which is affiliated with IMG (International Medical Group). You may customize what you need for travel and/or international emergency medical insurance. Check with your home health insurance provider to see if and for what you are covered when traveling outside the U.S.

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Guest Reviews

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“By far, the best was meeting new friends and spending time with new people getting to know them all over a week of learning, laughing, playing and socializing. We had a truly magnificent week overall. This was our 5th trip with Vajra Sol we always look forward to Sandra’s next adventure!”

- Chris, Ontario

Our goal was to get deeper into our (beginning) yoga practice in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We joined a wonderful group, who quickly became friends. Sandra was outstanding as a teacher … We were very diverse in age, experience, gender and background, yet Sandra connected with us all very quickly and (seemingly) effortlessly. As a wonderful bonus, she organized complementary activities for each of us that fit beautifully with our interests and abilities.

- Helen & Bill, Montana

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this experience, it is life changing … There is a perfect mix of relaxation and activity. Sandra is an amazing yoga teacher and teaches to all levels. I am an experienced yogi but there were also those who had little to no experience and they did great. The staff was warm and friendly. The food was superb. Definitely do not hesitate to book this trip.

- Erin, Ohio