This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Chiloe Island bird watching vacation, Chile
We are fully committed to the people of Chile and the World in order to conserve the ecosystems that are present within the Chilean territory. This commitment goes much further than just respecting these ecosystems during our tourist operations. Our company leads and supports projects that are directly related to the industry's sustainable development, as well as those associated with wilderness conservation by private and local communities' Land Trusts throughout Chile. Through our sister consultant company, we invest all of the profits from the "conservation" tours into conservation projects on the national level. Among these projects, we can highlight the following:
a) Chile's First Geopark, Kütralkura b) Conservation Tourism product design for Chile's Land Trusts Association c) Community & Ethnic Tourism in the Kuel Valley
We invite you to get involved in our tours and programs that promote the conservation of Chile's wilderness and the development of local communities. You can choose to play an active role and make this ambitious goal possible. Like us, you can be committed to Chile's fragile and unique ecosystems so that we can keep them as pristine as possible for future generations. Your money and personal support will directly benefit the conservation of the indigenous flora and fauna, as well as the well-being of rural communities of Chile.
One hundred percent of our guides and drivers are local, and live with their families in the area they work and guide in. They all have a legal contract with us and we pay them wages well above average in the local tourism industry.
We work side by side with the indigenous communities of the Lake and Volcano District. This is reflected in our visits to Huilliche communities in Chiloe Island, where we pay fair prices (usually more than what they charge) and do not ask for “cultural” demonstrations. We let them decide when and what aspects of their culture they want to share with our clients. We encourage them to be genuine and include everyone in their families. We love having lunch or dinner cooked and presented by the indigenous women. Particularly in Chiloe Island, we work side by side with local fishermen communities, they are the guides when we explore the island by water.
We take our guests to local markets, only when we know who the artists are and that their handcrafts are made in a sustainable way. Getting to know the people behind the product usually makes the tourist buy more and pay more.