Central Valley Native Forest Conservation Tour
Duration: 3 Days - 2 Nights
Location: Central Valley Chile
Special Info: From USD $880 per person

Central Valley Native Forest Conservation Tour. Learning and playing in the Central Valley native forest Environmental education in Chilean Land Trusts

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We invite you to discover the Mediterranean ecosystem of the central valley of Chile along with experts in environmental education. Explore this fascinating territory that is very close to Santiago. Together with local guides you can learn about the native forest of the central valley and support the conservation work of two private wilderness areas: Altos de Cantillana and Cerro Viejo Eco-park. You can learn more about how to protect the nature in a complete and entertaining environmental education program, and you are going to perform specific actions in support of the conservation of these areas. This educational tourism program has been designed for the whole family and also to delegations of students of elementary and high-school, and universities.

For three days you’ll be able to explore different corners of this part of Chile and get to know the micro-forest of mosses and lichens.

*Click on Day Title to see the activity.

  • Day 1 Santiago – Altos de Cantillana

    During the morning we’ll arrive at Altos de Cantillana Reserve. Here the local staff will meet you with a briefing about the area. You will learn about the local flora and fauna, and you’ll be amazed by the wonderful mushroom micro-forest, and the different lichens and mosses.  Lodging in Altos de Cantillana Refuge.

    Meals: Lunch and Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 2 Altos de Cantillana – Cerro Viejo

    We’ll continue exploring this fascinating Reserve. In the morning we will embark on a fun activity where we’ll support the conservation of the area. Later we enjoy a delicious lunch, followed by driving 70km to visit another land trust in the Central Valley. We’ll arrive at the Cerro Viejo Ecological Park. Lodging in Cerro Viejo Campsite. www.cerroviejo.cl

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 3 Cerro Viejo – Santiago

    Today we’ll explore the trails of Cerro Viejo with its local guides, and we will learn a bit more about the flora and fauna of this Mediterranean ecosystem.  We’ll have time to relax and enjoy the natural swimming ponds, followed by lunch. Finally, we’ll head back to Santiago. End of the services.

    Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch.

  • ◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to [email protected]
    ◦ Rate per person, USD $970 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $60
    ◦ Group rates based on 10 people, USD $880 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 6 guests.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.
  • ◦ Professional tour guide.
    ◦ Private transportation.
    ◦ Accommodation at camping and cabins.
    ◦ Meals as per itinerary (02 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 02 dinners).
    ◦ Accidents insurance
    ◦ All activities according to the itinerary: Hiking, botanical and wildlife educational program in the Central Valley of Chile.
    ◦ Entrance fees and USD $50 donation for conservation actions in Altos de Cantillana Reserve.
  • ◦ International and local flights .
    ◦ Extra beverages & cocktails. ◦ Gratuities for local guides and drivers.
    ◦ Laundry.
    ◦ Reciprocity fees for VISA in Chile.
  • ◦ This tour is available between October 2016 and April 2017.
    ◦ We run this tour under a private departure request. In this case you set the dates.
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    DIFFICULTY

    Easy: A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these conservation tourism trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills and longer days. These conservation tours are appropriate for all people and suitable for older adults in good health with overall good mobility, who are comfortable participating in up to 5 hours of physical activity per day. These tours may include hiking of moderate intensity at an easy pace, sometimes with steep and/or uneven trails, with obstacles such as wet logs, branches and muddy areas. All our guided tours include natural interpretation and focus on the history, volcanology and the native flora and fauna of the wilderness areas.

    PACKING TIPS

    We advise you to bring clothing for warm and cold weather; also including a rain poncho. Include base layers, hat, windbreaker, gloves, sneakers, a waterproof jacket and any other waterproof item, sunglasses, bathing suit and sandals. Bright color clothing is NOT recommended. Don’t forget your camera!

    HOTELS

    As indicated in the program or similar.

    INSURANCE

    Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets. Carriers for travel insurance include Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs- read the fine print.

    VEHICLES

    Modern van or minibus according to group size. Air-condition.

    ITINERARY MODIFICATIONS

    Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.

    CURRENCY

    In Chile, the local currency is called “Peso”.

    The current exchange rate is $1 USD = $650 Chilean Pesos (CLP).

    Travel checks are not convenient because only few places accept them and the exchange rate is 10% lower than dollar bills. Most credit cards are accepted at shops, restaurants and hotels. The most common cards are Master Card, Visa and Dinners Club. American Express is less commonly accepted that the others. There is no need to bring a large amount of cash; there are ATMs almost everywhere we go on the tour. The maximum amount of money that you can withdraw per day is equivalent to $300.000 CLP.

    For up to date information we suggest you visit the website www.xe.com/ucc/

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