Chile Ecotourism

 

Chile Ecotourism

Chile’s stunning beauty, natural wonders, strong economy and political and economic stability attracts many tourists. Chile Ecotourism and adventure tourism growing rapidly as more and more eco-tourism companies are moving into the sector.World Property Channel spoke with Ignacio Alamos and Carlos Lyng, two of the founders of the Chilean company Dream On.

How are ecotourism and adventure tourism different? 

Chile Ecotourism is conducted in areas of natural and cultural importance, carried out in a sustainable way,  while adventure tourism uses different types of activities to allow people to explore remote places.

Tell me about the eco-tourism and adventure tourism market in Chile.

 Given its geography and its tremendous variety of landscapes within a short distance of each other, Chile could be world class destination for any kind of tourism.There are only 200 kilometers between the ocean and the Andes mountains and only 500 kilometers between the desert and forests.

What are the opportunities and challenges for Chile ecotourism and adventure tourism?

 The most pressing challenge is to develop eco-tourism and adventure tourism industries in new still unexplored areas, waiting to be discovered, in a way that does not harm the environment, providing the highest levels of safety and offering experiences of high quality.

Tell me about your company, Dream On. 

Dream On is a company in the adventure tourism sector in Chile, focusing on providing high quality services, i.e. true adventure travel to people who want to experience it without being experts.  

What are some examples of the expeditions? 

One of the expeditions we offer is the Geike Expedition. It lasts for five days and consists of travelling by kayak for three days via the Serrano River, located in the Chilean Patagonia, near the Torres del Paine. The trip includes visits to the Geike Glacier, which requires a four hour ride by horseback and trips to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers before returning to Puerto Natales.  Another expedition is the Comau Expedition, which involves travelling by the boat “La Bohemia” through the Comau Fjord, beginning in Puerto Montt in the Lake Region, and then visiting the Hornopirén National Park, where we trek to the Hornopirén Volcano.  From there we stop at the hot water springs in Caleta Porcelana and Calbuco, enjoying a lunch of curanto, a typical regional dish, before finally ending the expedition at Puerto Montt. [Information about these expeditions can be found at www.dreamon.cl.Darin Bifani is the founder of Puente Pacífico Investment Advisory, a firm based in Santiago, Chile, that assists clients source, analyze and execute real estate investments and transactions in Latin America.

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