Unravel the mysteries of Chiloé, a land of hidden myths and softly spoken legends. We’ll take you on a unique cultural and naturalist exploration of this stunning archipelago—Chile’s largest island—as well as to the northern region of the route of the famed Parks of Patagonia. In addition to gaining unique, hands-on insight from several rewilding and conservation projects, we’ll experience culinary traditions surrounded by some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. While traveling by boat, by air, and by land, our expert guides will welcome you into diverse landscapes and ecosystems, home to a spectrum of flora and fauna. Our unique selection of accommodations will have you falling asleep surrounded by lakes and volcanoes or overlooking fjords and mountains—all after rejuvenating days spent in some of the most majestic scenery in the world.
For those seeking further adventure, continue on to Aysén for our optional six-day extension, which includes a boat excursion to the stunning marble caves of Chile Chico.
The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.
2022 dates supplemental pricing:
Aysén Extension: $2,920 per person based on double occupancy (inclusive of internal flight on Day 1).
2023 dates supplemental pricing:
Internal air (D3 & D9): $160 per person
Aysén Extension: $2,990 per person based on double occupancy
Aysén Extension internal air: $140 per person
The minimum group size for us to operate the Aysén extension is 4 guests. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in taking the extension. Before booking your international airline tickets, check with us to ensure the trip and extension are confirmed above minimum participation requirements.
** The Aysén Extension is not offered on November and December 2023 departures.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.
Note that for the two nights at the Caleta Gonzalo cabins, a single room cannot be guaranteed and you will most likely need to share with another traveler.
2022 Private Room Supplemental Cost:
$470 per person
Aysén Extension: $450 per person
2023 Private Room Supplemental Cost:
$525 per person
Aysén Extension: $510 per person
Travelers should feel comfortable walking 2–4 miles over the course of each day and spending most of the day outdoors. The longest hike with be on Day 8 (4 hours; 3miles/5km) and can be optional. Travelers should also be comfortable taking ferries, and if continuing to the extension, will have an opportunity to kayak.
We’ll be staying at locally owned boutique hotels throughout the trip. In Pumalín Park, we’ll be staying two nights at the Caleta Gonzalo Cabins. There will be two or three people per cabin with a shared bathroom. Note that wifi and single rooms are not available at these cabins. Keep in mind that in these more remote locations, many amenities, such as the types of pharmacies or grocery stores you expect in a larger city, will not be available.
Our trip begins in Puerto Montt the morning of Day 1, when we’ll be meeting at the airport and transferring by private vehicle to Puerto Varas. Your flight should arrive in Puerto Montt no later than noon. Our trip concludes in the morning on Day 10. If leaving directly after our tour, we recommend departing any time that day (transfer from Puerto Varas back to Puerto Montt). If joining for the extension, you should plan to depart anytime on Day 15 from the Balmaceda Airport.
Your participation goes towards the vital protection and preservation of this beautiful region of the world and the communities who live here. A portion of every participant’s trip cost goes towards supporting local NGOs and conservation organizations, such as Legado Chile and other groups who will lead us in our rewilding experiences. In addition, this trip is committed to producing 0% plastic emissions, a carbon print compensation, and recycling 100% of the waste produced.
Visa requirements for Chile vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Chile and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in certain cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.