Skiing, volcano climbing, snowmobiles, SPA and hot springs.
INTERMEDIATE: You are an adventurous intermediate skier. You can ski “reds” at a good pace whatever the conditions and “easy blacks”. Difficult “blacks”, bumps or going off-piste, hmm, definitely need some work! The best ski tours for you are the All Terrain, in which we go to ski resorts and you can opt to go off-piste or stay on-piste. You will enjoy the backcountry but with the peace of mind that you are within a patrolled ski resort. Don’t worry if you are unsure of your exact level. A rough guess is good enough. We sort it all out in the resort on the first evening when you arrive.
No extra equipment is required for this trip other than your normal skiing equipment. If you intend to take the options of getting to the top of the volcanoes then we recommend you bring ski touring equipment (skis with touring bindings, skins, and ski crampons). These can be hired before travel if required, no previous ski touring experience is required. Off-piste safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe) will be provided if necessary. A backpack with carrying straps for skis is essential. Don’t forget your camera!
We highly advice clients should bring their own ski wear (pants and jacket), goggles or sun glasses, woolen cap and gloves.
◦ Sunglasses for the sun, goggles for the shade/cloud
◦ Don’t wear a cotton base layer or you’ll get cold
◦ Have a thermal base layer next to your skin.
◦ Use layers of clothes, not big jumpers – it keeps you much warmer
◦ Only wear one pair of socks – more will actually make your feet colder
◦ Make sure your outside layer is waterproof, especially your bottom half
◦ Make sure you have lots of pocket space
◦ You can take off layers when you get hot and carry extra ones in case the temperature drops.
◦ Protect your skin – from the sun, wind and cold. Snow reflects the suns rays, which is great for tanning but you don’t feel its power so pack plenty of sun cream. Some sun cream also coats your skin in a protective layer which stops wind and cold burn too.
As indicated in the program or similar
Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.
NOTE: This program can be modified according to your requirements or your client’s needs.
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 World Nomads, 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.
There is nothing to be worrying about altitude sickness. We will never get higher than 10,000 feet
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/