Patagonia: Chile

14 DAYS | Eco-Sustainability

Fundraising Minimum: $2,700


Immerse yourself in northern Chilean Patagonia, still off-the-beaten-path from the more famous south, with rivaling beauty and stunning nature. Traverse partway down the beautiful Carretera Austral (Route 7) highway with side excursions to rushing rivers, glacial lakes, and sustainable organic farmlands.

Trek and camp through the newly established Patagonia National Park (recently donated by the Tompkins Foundation to Chile’s CONAF) and relax alongside wild guanacos, birds of prey, and—if you’re lucky—a puma or two.

This trek starts and ends in Chile’s capital city of Santiago with a short flight to Balmaceda, where we’ll travel via camper van and submerge into luscious nature deemed as some of the most gorgeous in the world.

We’ll settle into the lovely small community of Villa Cerro Castillo to engage with locals and leaders to support environmental sustainability projects to conserve the region for future generations to enjoy.

Includes:

  • Donation toward environmentally-focused economic sustainability community projects

  • Delicious local meals

  • Camping & hostel accommodations

  • Airport shuttle service at Balmaceda

  • English-speaking guide

  • Rafting/kayak/boat excursions

  • Transport in a large van

  • Entrance fees to national parks & reserves

Not included:

  • Airfare between Santiago and Balmaceda ($25-$40 USD one way)

  • Airport shuttle service at Santiago ($10 one way)

  • Travel insurance

Fee Allocation

Based on a minimum group size of 5 people for a 14-day trip

HOW TO SIGN UP

Step 1: Click “Reserve My Spot” to complete the form.

Step 2: Make the deposit on your contribution page. You may choose to raise and/or contribute the fundraising minimum, and this page will serve as your fundraising tracker.


Future Trips

Patagonia × Villa Cerro Castillo

January 2020

Itinerary

Day 1: Orientation & welcome dinner in Santiago
Day 2: Flight from Santiago to Balmaceda
Day 3: Settle into Villa Cerro Castillo
Day 4: Volunteer with Villa Cerro Castillo community
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Day 13: Flight from Balmaceda to Santiago; farewell dinner in Santiago
Day 14: Check out of hostel

DEADLINES*

  1. October 2019 - Raise or donate the initial deposit of $300.

  2. December 2019 - Raise or donate the minimum contribution of $2,700.

*Please note that each missed deadline requires an additional $100 contribution.