Where to stay

All accommodation in Karukinka must be pre-coordinated with WCS-Punta Arenas, to ensure availability. The two campsites and shelters are open from November to March (austral spring and summer).

Overnight in the reserve requires certain responsibilities, such as picking up garbage generated, not smoking and to not light a fire in any event. Rangers can inform of all necessary precautions.

Camping at Refugio Vicuña: This is the starting point to access the lakes of southern Tierra del Fuego, such as Blanco, Despreciado, Deseado and Fagnano. The site for campers is in a grove of lenga beech trees next to the rangers and visitors house. There are three domes that can be rented at the park. In the campsite there is a bathroom and a shower, and the use of gas stoves is permitted, taking all necessary precautions to prevent a possible fire spread.

Camping at Valle La Paciencia: Camping is allowed only in the case of having a gas stove. However there is no available infrastructure yet, such as toilets or showers.

Visitors House at Refugio Vicuña: offers basic accommodation for 15 people. Visitors can cook in the refuge, but must bring their own food and water. These facilities are part of what was once a Magellan cattle ranch.

Lodge in Lago Escondido: accommodates up to nine people. The rooms of this old farming unit have been reconditioned to welcome all visitors and maintain the original spirit of the building.

Other Accommodations: on the banks of Karukinka Park, on private land accessible by car, there are inns and lodges that welcome tourists and, in some cases, offer full board. These are: www.lodgedeseado.cl, www.tierradelfuegolodge.cl,  www.hosterialaslengas.com  and lodge fagnano (genskowski3@hotmail.com).

Booking Policy

1 -. To book your stay, it is required a bank deposit of 50 percent of the total booking value.

2 – In case of cancellation, the criteria operates as follows:

Cancellation with less than a month to become effective: 80 percent refund

Cancellation between two weeks and one month of becoming effective: 25 percent refund

Cancellation with less than two weeks to become effective: no refund.

If we cancel your booking, we will refund 100 percent regardless of the time of cancellation.

Pictures from the lodge in Lago Escondido