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Why travel with us?

At Chile Nativo, we are local specialists in Patagonia active travel and professionals whose greatest joy is making adventure come true. Our programs are packed with hands on experiences in the pristine wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine, Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Navarino Island and other unearthly corners in Chile’s extreme south. When it comes to creating active programs in Patagonia, our creativity, knowledge, detailed eye and years of experience make us true trail blazers in our field.

THE CHILE NATIVO DIFFERENCE

Three key factors set us apart:
· We travel with very small groups of a maximum of 8 people. This way, we are able to give our uttermost attention to each and every guest.
· Our offices are in Puerto Natales, resulting in quick, effective logistics and operations services.
· We are continually connected with each guide on terrain via VHS radio, meaning we can respond to emergencies extremely quickly and efficiently.

What people say about us

We had a great time and Chile Nativo was very patient and helpful in getting us back home when the borders started closing.

Paine Big Circuit, Andersen, USA , March 10, 2020

The overall experience we had on the W-Trek tour exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our 2-week trip! We thoroughly enjoyed the trip itinerary, hiking the various trails and getting to do different things (going on a boat, seeing glaciers, and seeing various wildlife). The camping experience was amazing! We enjoyed the comforts of heated yurts, warm showers, and restaurant quality food! The cooking staff was excellent, very entertaining and personable, great hospitality! The appetizers they prepared were some of our favorite dishes over our entire 2 week trip. The little touches like outlets, lotions, bed warmers, and staff friendliness made for a great stay! We would highly recommend this tour for someone interested in getting the full Patagonia experience. Great accommodations, great food, great people, and a once in a lifetime experience!

Fast Track W, Daniel T. & Family, USA, March 9, 2020

Chile Nativo is a fantastic company that makes such a strenuous hike doable in a few days with all details taken care of. Had I not had food and gear ready for me after so much hiking, it would have been more difficult to fully appreciate the experience of being in blissful nature.

Independent W Trek, Olivia B., USA , March 12, 2020

The itinerary was well planned, and the ability to adjust the activities to our needs was available. The office responded to all requests with speed, and our guide Nicholas was knowledgeable, respectful, and fun. Nicholas gave us the overview of the day, and set a pace that worked for our group. He had a vast knowledge of the region and proved an excellent communicator. He was always professional, respectful, and fun. He was clearly a leader among guides on the trail. He watched out for everyone. He set a pace that worked and keep us confident that the day would go well. Our experience with the all office personnel was very good. I requested many changes and the office made them all happen quickly! Chile Nativo provided the services promised, and responded to many requested changes with ease. The guide was exceptional in knowledge and experience. Our expectations were met and actually exceeded.

Guided W Trek, Greg, USA, March 14, 2020

I believe that Chile Nativo is very professional and has a lot of experience with trekking. It was very nice having guides and staff at Chile Nativo being fluent in English so I was able to get my questions answered.

Paine Big Circuit, Chris S., USA, March 9, 2020

Everything was fantastic! Our guide for the Fast Track was THE BEST and the meals and accommodations at the Riverside Camp were WONDERFUL! The trip was amazing, the customer service was great, and our guides were so helpful, knowledgable, and flexible. Thank you for an incredible journey.

Taylor Made & Fast Track W, Flavia B., USA , November 16, 2019

What an amazing trip! A trip recommended Chile Nativo and so glad they did. So nice to have EVERY detail planned so that I could just enjoy the trip! I thought the guides were AMAZING! These guys know what they are doing. The expertise on the flora and fauna, the ease of the check in and check out at the Refugio’s, and just their good nature made our group the best! We started as 8 (10) strangers and ended the trip as friends. Loved Nico in particular. My daughter hurt her knee and he was especially helpful to her! So wonderful that I cannot wait to use them again and come back. And I have already recommended them!

Guided W Trek, Denise B., USA, January 1, 2020

It was a very nice trip and everything run smoothly. Especially considering the current situation, we were very lucky to still enjoy it. It was very easy to do the reservation and it saved us a lot of time and headache.

Independent W Trek, Solvejg, Norway , March 5, 2020

We loved our trek with Pepa! She was very nice and funny, providing a lot of explanations about the region, the nature, etc.
She set a very good pace for the entire trek, taking into account the physical conditions of all participants.
She made this trek an unforgettable experience!

Guided W Trek, Maxence R., France, January 28, 2020

I want to thank you all for helping me achieve a lifelong dream to explore the most beautiful place in the world. I specifically want to thank Camilo for being an outstanding guide. He exceeded all of our expectations throughout our experience. He is obviously knowledgeable and highly experienced in all things Patagonia. He was patient and made me feel comfortable and confident on the trail, which meant a great deal as I am not as fast as usual being five months pregnant.

He gave quick and fun anecdotes about the surrounding areas (what peak that is, what bird that was, what trees these are, and the history of the region), which we loved. He was attentive and proactive to any pains we had (7 days of hiking without heavy training caused some aches), and had packed a lot of first aid that helped.

He went above and beyond with making us feel comfortable at camp, making us pre-dinner dishes and making sure we knew where and when we needed to be. He really was a “rockstar” of a guide. He’s amazing.

Gratefully,

Paine Big Circuit, Jess & Phil, USA, February 10, 2020

Fantastic time in Patagonia! Made all the better with the ease with which Chile Nativo organised everything!

Independent W Trek, Benjamin B, United Kingdom, December 28, 2019

The perfect way to see Patagonia for the short time. Everything was organised for us perfectly so literally all we had to do was turn up! Great guide who was able to show us the main sites but who also took us more off the beaten track too. For people who are very time poor even the reservation process was brilliant. Always very quick responses to our questions and helpful people at the end of our emails. Great guide, very friendly but also very professional. Felt very safe.

Fast Track W, Laetitia & Edward E., United Kingdom, February 28, 2020

We loved our self-guided trip through Torres del Paine. All of the arrangements were easy to follow and everything went smoothly. When there was a problem with the Grey Navigation, the Chile Nativo team were helpful and gave us good advice on how to proceed. Daniela was our main point of contact for the reservation and leading up to the trek. She was helpful and answered all our questions quickly.

Independent W Trek, Fionna T., United Kingdom, February 12, 2020

We have booked several trips in preparation of our holiday in Argentina an d Chile. Without any doubt your organisation is the most professional and empathic experience we had! World top !! They (guides) helped the less experienced hikers (myself) to surpass the harder parts. They were very well informed about the region. They kept a perfect balance between involving in conversations and keeping privacy. The little details (i.e. hot tea on a hike) were very much appreciated, those things help to make the difference. The free beer after a hike was great. If we plan to hike again in Patagonia you will be our first choice! An experience to remember for many years to come!

Fast Track W, Phillip V., Belgium , February 8, 2020

Nico struck the perfect balance of being knowledgeable, helpful and friendly without overly imposing himself. He was constantly integrating personal additions to the trip, like bringing fresh coffee and tea to enjoy at the top of the French Valley.

Full Day French Valley, Ben C., United Kingdom, January 30, 2020

Pablo was an excellent guide and managed the need to change our itinerary with great skill. Both Pablo and Manuel, the driver and support person made the trip an excellent experience. Great experience with Chile Nativo from pre-trip coordination and during the trip. No issues with logistics and planned activities.

Patagonia Estancias Horseback Excursion, Lynn B., Colorado, USA, January 2, 2020

As a single, older, traveller looking for some different experiences, Chile Nativo proved to be one of the few, and certainly the best at, responding to multiple requests for ideas towards the tailoring of an unforgettable trip much of which was off the usually beaten track. From beginning to end the trip was faultless, guides informative and helpful with challenges at levels that took me to, but not over, my capabilities. Talk to them – you won’t be disappointed!

Taylor Made Trip, Chris A., United Kingdom, November 24, 2019

Exceeded my expectations! Food was delicious and plentiful, scenery was spectacular, the hike itself was challenging and rewarding. Loved the way it was structured – getting kms into the legs without a pack on day 1, short distance with the pack on day 2, then longer day 3 and easier day 4 ready to gear up for the pass. Loved every minute of it!

Paine Big Circuit, Susie, Australia, November 29, 2019

The communication during the booking process was just perfect.

Independent W Trek, Markus H., Germany, December 12, 2019

The W Trek was outstanding and we found the whole trip much easier with all the guidance and recommendations from Chile Nativo. We loved the care and attention to details from the quick response to our e-mails to the briefing before our trek start. We’ll recommend your services to friends for sure. Thanks guys! 🙂

Juliano A., Brazil, December 29, 2019

Every detail of the trip was seamless! Every transfer was on time, courteous and informative. The accommodations were perfect. The Fast Track domes were SO comfortable and the food amazing.

Fast Track W, Laura M., USA, Decemnber 29, 2019

Great experience and really took the stress out of planning!

Independent W Trek, Phil M., USA, Decemnber 26, 2019

Thomas our guide was super fluent in English, and very alert and sensitive to our needs – me with my sore knees and my wife with her sore ankles post the O Circuit. We had such a lovely time with him during our private full day tour of Torres Del Paine. He has a rich collection of info and tidbits of knowledge. together with the driver, they endeavoured to find interesting animals for us to look at en route to TDP. We love the surprise pack of snacks and the picnic. An overall lovely experience.

Full Day Torres Del Paine, Kalthom A., Singapore, December 2019, December 7, 2019

The trip was simply amazing with special thanks to our wonderful guides Chalo and Vale. I would highly recommend these two incredible people. I really liked the quick response on questions via mail.

Fast Track W, Davy D., Belgium, Decemnber 12, 2019

Very professional tour. Congratulations!

Guided W Trek, Andrea D., Italy, Decemnber 30, 2019

Excellent communication and support for the W Trek Self Guided – all the arrangements were excellent. Great list of various options. Alicia provided excellent support for the trip!

La Estancia Peninsula – an amazing, relaxing experience. Horseback riding, food and demonstrations were excellent.

Independent W Trek & Full Day Estancia La Peninsula, Ivan P., Canada, December 23, 2019

Our trip was fantastic. We booked later than our friends and the representatives at Chile Nativo were excellent in their efforts to make sure our trip was able to match with our friend’s as close as possible. Very helpful. We had a wonderful night at Los Cuernos where our cabin was amazing. Great meal and we met some lovely people. What we enjoyed was – meeting so many different people on our journey and meeting up again and again during the hostel stays and our trek,

Independent W Trek, Gillian H., United Kingdom, December 11, 2019

Trip was very well planned and the briefing had me well prepared. Booking (really short term) was easy and Chile Nativo staff was very helpful (e.g. providing offers on how to make it work with time restrictions I had).

Independent W Trek, Julian W., Germany, December 5, 2019

Nice itinerary, excellent & knowledgeable guide and porters who were very good with group and assisted with all requirements. Very happy with overall experience! Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Paine Big Circuit, Karel L., South Africa, November 19, 2019

A superb and highly memorable trek. Everything was well organised. Itinerary was great. Food was excellent. “Challo” was the prefect guide. From the moment we first met him he was welcoming, enthusiastic and positive. Throughout the trek, he was very helpful, informative and always looked after the group. Huge thanks to Challo for making the trek such a superb experience. All went well pre-trip and Alicia’s communications were excellent and helpful!

Fast Track W, Ian L., United Kingdom, November 27, 2019

Our guide, Pablo, and our driver were both great. We learned a lot and had a great experience. I felt like i learned a lot from Pablo. He adapted the trip to the needs of the group and was fun, as well as very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who was going to visit Patagonia.

Andrea & Devin W., USA , July 8, 2019

Chile Nativo’s service from booking to final drop off was fantastic! Really great value. We were a small group of 6 trekkers and you provided great tents and gear. Our guide, Armando, was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the park. With 20 years guiding experience he was still very professional and engaged with our group and clearly very passionate about the area. It’s a fantastically beautiful place! I would definitely recommend Chile Nativo to anyone looking for a quality, authentic Torres del Paine trekking experience.

Mary Garden, USA, July 3, 2019

It was our first introduction to Chile and Patagonia and an experience that we’ll never forget. Excellent planning and great recommendations from the Chile Nativo staff for the entire trip (including the Perito Merino excursion), and as for the W, Pelin’s guiding was far above and beyond our expectations.

Jennifer Robson, USA, 09-11-2018

As horse lovers from the Netherlands and looking for a new unforgettable experience we decided to look for a horse ride in the Patagonia area. After some search on the internet we came to the Chile Nativo site and found a perfect ride for us. From our point of view we had an incredible trip and would recommend Chile Nativo for arranging you’re riding tour, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy. For horse riding and nature lovers the thing to do at least once in a lifetime.

Jasper Brugman, Netherlands, February 23, 2018

Very smooth with bus vouchers and vouchers for the Refugio’s and park fees. All went very smooth and hazel free.For people who like to travel & hike independently this is a wonderful way to go with Chile Nativo. Not speaking Spanish it would have been difficult to arrange the logistics of this trek ourselves.

Kathryn Hobbs/Craig Aldworth, USA, February 22, 2017

Staff

Gonzalo Fuenzalida (Founder)

As founder, Gonzalo is responsible for maintaining and developing the characteristics that Chile Nativo is famous for: top notch service, excellent outdoor programs and a continued commitment to sustainability. Eternally optimistic Gonzalo is an eternal fan of Chile’s great south, its sublime landscapes, moody weather and uncharted canals and islands. His Patagonia travel tip? Choose the shoulder season: bursting with flowers and baby animals in spring; followed by crunchy copper-toned leaves, empty trails and more stable weather in fall. Besides Patagonia, his heart belongs to Chile’s superlative seafood (unfortunately the same can’t be said for melon - he’s never liked it!). Adventures on horseback across Mongolia, traveling the Trans-Siberian railway and exploring Vietnam and Japan top Gonzalo’s bucket list.

Marina Petrozzino (Sales Manager)

Born in Buenos Aires and now based in Chile’s Rancagua, home is anywhere Marina’s husband and daughter are. When trekking in Chile, she’s continually amazed by the feeling of smallness against its vast landscapes. Her favorite season in Patagonia is fall, when the trees burst into vivid color and the winds and crowds subside. Never without her camera, Marina loves capturing landscapes and counts Iceland and its ethereal natural wonders among the her greatest travel experiences.

Daniela Gamboa (Travel Specialist)

Santiago-born Daniela especially loves Patagonia when its colors transform from greens and blues to reds and yellows. Speaking of changing landscapes, Daniela is a fan of the new age of Chilean cuisine. However, she advises travelers start simply with a mote con huesillos or completo italiano, or meat-and-sides-laden sandwich at a traditional “fuente de soda” restaurant. If she wasn’t in Chile, Daniela would live in Japan - a country whose culture, people and food really surprised her. When traveling, Daniela’s advice is to enjoy each moment (even the difficult ones). Why? Because traveling is the best school of life there is.

Alicia Caton (Travel Specialist)

While born and bred in Ohio, Alicia is more than at home in Puerto Natales where she works as a travel specialist. She’s full of travel tips for Patagonia’s adventurers: pack plenty of chapstick and clean socks, and don’t, whatever you do, decide to walk 30 kilometers in Crocs (that’s experience talking, folks!). On her personal bucket list you’ll find three beautiful I’s: Ireland, India, and Iceland. If she could become an instant expert in something, she’d choose mycology (the study of fungi) and to be able to cook the perfect curry each and every time.

Fabiola Castillo (Financial Manager)

When not trekking through Patagonia, you can find Fabiola immersed in books of figures. After all, she’s the gal who crunches the numbers to make our trips run smoothly! Taking advantage of what the Earth has gifted to us is extremely close to Fabiola’s heart: in fact, if she could have any super power, she’d choose to travel back in time and recover the natural resources humans have squandered. Fabiola’s Chile travel advice? Enjoy each minute as if your trip will end at any moment—and eat plenty of pastel de choclo!

Luis Quiroz (Professional Driver)

Luis is one of our indispensable members. He has been driving guests through the wilds of Torres del Paine for years. As if being an amazing and safe driver wasn’t enough, he also has an eagle eye for spotting pumas.

Armando Iglesias (Guide)

Armando has more than 20 years experience guiding in Torres del Paine. Born and raised in Punta Arenas, he’s always been deeply interested in wildlife and uses this expertise leading bird watching trips all over Chile. His real passion though, is mountaineering. Armando has hiked and skied all over Andes and leads most of our tailor-made trips and Paine Circuit programs.

Mauricio Vargas (Guide)

Mauricio is a born mountain lover and finds his bliss trekking and scouting Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego island. Born in Colombia, you’ll mainly find him guiding our Paine Circuit and W Circuit treks.

Francisca Feres

Happiness means freedom for Francisca, which is why she’s more than at home guiding in Patagonia and being able to transmit her love of the mountains to visitors and locals. Coming to Chile? “Don’t pack your fears, leave them at home” is her best travel advice. Oh, that and eat plenty of avocados and drink glass after glass of mote con huesillos; a sweet peach-based drink perfect for refuelling after a hike. Francisca is optimistic to the core: for her, laughter is the key to every situation and Patagonia inspires because everything is possible there.

Gabi Nager (Guide)

Hailing from the Swiss Alps, Gabi was born and raised with a love of mountains in her veins—though she’s equally fascinated by the Patagonian fjords, geology, and biodiversity. A skilled skier, her superpower would be to summon snowfall and dispel the winds in order to create an ideal skiing environment in an instant. The way to Gabi’s heart is through an endless supply of Swiss chocolate or a traditional Patagonian lamb barbecue. But whatever you do, don’t season anything with fennel: She’s just never managed to understand the fuss about it.

Rodrigo Diaz (Guide)

A Santiago de Chile native, Rodrigo’s most memorable trip took him through Washington state and Oregon, where he was unexpectedly surprised by the beautiful landscapes and sustainable living attitude. As a trekking and horseback guide, Rodrigo loves showing guests Patagonia’s vast landscapes, and pointing out little-known facts (such as that Torres del Paine sits at a similar latitude to London and Vancouver!). Rodrigo loves a good meal and is prepared for anything now that he’s over his childhood aversion to tripe. He’s nothing if not adventurous: Iceland, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan all top his bucket list.

Pelin Asfuroglu (Guide)

Pelin arrived in Puerto Natales via Turkey and the Netherlands. As a guide, she particularly loves the fiery colors of fall; and aims to be insatiably curious, always showing guests just how geographically diverse Chile is. (A favorite fun fact: Chile has 500 potentially active volcanoes.) Born and raised in Istanbul, Pelin is no stranger to delicious food - though is quick to sing the praises of Patagonian king crab. Given a lifetime supply of just one hiking item, Pelin would ask for an unlimited stockpile of Cliff bars. Bhutan, New Zealand and Greenland are her next must-explore destinations.

Fernando Pozo (Guide)

Born to Chilean parents in Australia, travel has always been part of Fernando’s life. Now living in Puerto Natales, Fernando is as amazed by Torres del Paine’s untamed beauty as he was on his first day guiding. As a guide, his goal is to show guests why the park is considered the eighth wonder of the world and to encourage travelers to wander, relax and open their minds to new destinations in Chile. If he could, Fernando would ask for an unlimited supply of hiking boots and peanuts - or superhuman strength to carry anything on the road. Until then, his trekking advice is “pack light...but remember you can never have enough socks.

Sarah Schneider (Guide)

Raised just outside of Philadelphia in the U.S., Sarah planned to spend a year in Chile and found her new home instead. More than eight years later, Sarah still adores Chile’s caring people, great surf, gorgeous beaches, multicolored deserts, Patagonian wilds and of course, its exceptional wine! Come summer, her favorite Chilean food are humitas with fresh tomato. Sarah belongs in the mountains and adores meeting guests, breathing in Patagonia’s pristine air and keeping active. Having hiked through the Himalayas, she’s now set her sights on exploring Japan, Alaska and Norway.

Jaime Acevedo (Guide)

Jaime spent his early childhood traveling through Chile with his parents before finishing his schooling in Santiago. Nowadays, he’s mad about rock-climbing and names Canada’s Squamish among the locations he’d most love to climb. Jaime’s favorite Chilean food is pastel de choclo, as it brings back memories of his family eating together. (Chickpeas come a close second - as long as his mother doesn’t cook them. He says she’s never quite got the hang of them!). Jaime’s top tip for hikers? Remember to distribute your belongings evenly throughout your backpack, so as not to overbalance when on hills.

Rodrigo Perez (Guide)

Rodrigo is a guide based in Puerto Natales. He adores guiding as it gives him the chance to meet so many interesting people, and is proud that his work makes him responsible for showing travelers a place as unique as Patagonia. Rodrigo relaxes cycling, taking photographs or spending time with his super-spoiled cat, and would happily eat lasagne followed by icy cold mote con huesillos (a Chilean summertime drink) forever. His ultimate packing advice? If it doesn’t fit in your backpack, don’t take it: prioritize your needs and take only what’s absolutely necessary.

Tim Connelly (Guide)

French-born, Tim quickly took to Chile’s unofficial national food, the avocado. In fact, he happily declares he’d eat avocados (and avocados only!) for the rest of his life. A guide for Chile Nativo, he adores his job and considers it an honor to be an ambassador for the natural world and introduce travelers to Chile’s wilderness and ecosystems. Patient to his core, the most out of character travel thing Tim has ever done was visit Burning Man. However, his best piece of travel advice holds true for all: “Remember that traveling is an investment in yourself.”

Camilo Pedreros

Hailing from Santiago, Camilo loves guiding as it allows him to meet people from all backgrounds and “travel the entire world” from Patagonia. Food, family, and friends are all close to his heart—though he says he could win an Olympic medal for eating (particularly if steak or pastel de choclo were on the menu!). Given the chance, Camilo would love to travel back in time and experience Patagonia before it became the tourist destination it is today. To that end, his travel advice is all the more pertinent: “Relish your trip. You never know when there’ll be another, or when things will change.”

Daniela Matus

Santiago-born Daniela especially loves Patagonia when its colors transform from greens and blues to reds and yellows. Speaking of changing landscapes, Daniela is a fan of the new age of Chilean cuisine. However, she advises travelers start simply with a mote con huesillos or completo italiano, or meat-and-sides-laden sandwich at a traditional “fuente de soda” restaurant. If she wasn’t in Chile, Daniela would live in Japan - a country whose culture, people and food really surprised her. When traveling, Daniela’s advice is to enjoy each moment (even the difficult ones). Why? Because traveling is the best school of life there is.

Gonzalo Vargas (Guide)

For Gonzalo, happiness and adventure are intricately interconnected; combining the freedom to leave your comfort zone alongside loved ones and new friends. One of our trekking and horseback riding guides, Gonzalo relaxes by trail running, adores the smell of coffee, is reenergized by Patagonia’s sunrises and sunsets, and would happily drink banana-orange smoothies for the rest of his life. Coming to Chile? He recommends you try caldillo de congrio for its particular taste and the fact that it’s so representative of the country.

Josefa Valenzuela

Josefa was born in La Serena north of Santiago, though now calls Puerto Natales home. She’s a porotos con riendas and soup fiend, adores the smell of books and of Patagonia’s “chocolate flowers” or Nassauvias (ask your guide to point them out to you!). When she’s not out guiding Josefa winds down by rock climbing, stretching, writing, reading, and drawing. Her chosen superpower? To be able to soar Patagonia’s currents like a condor and see the mountains from the skies whenever she felt like it.

Baru Marambio

Born in Santiago, Baru has lived in Brazil as well as the deserts, forests, mountains and pampas of Chile. His next ideal stop? Outer space - though given a chance he would first create create new techniques for sustainable architecture here on Earth. As a guide, he knows that travelers are often drawn by Chile’s spectacular landscapes - though hopes to show guests how these singular landscapes have created a beautiful spirit in its people as well. While he dreams of soaring through the skies, seafood is how he fuels his adventures: “...it’s what we wild ones eat,” he says with a smile.

Pablo Maldonado (Guide)

I was born in Santiago where I attended basic and middle school. Then I moved to Valparaiso to study a degree in biology. My love for mountains and nature is a legacy from my parents. With them at an early stage, I learned to love the outdoors world which was also the motivation to study biological sciences. Later in life, tourism appeared as a platform that united outdoor life, travel and the possibility to offer my knowledge which allows a greater entailment with the southern ecosystems. In this context I have taken mountain, glacier and first aid courses, and I have a diploma in cequa, always tending to improve in this profession. A little over ten years ago I came into contact with the world of horses; they have allowed me to travel to amazing places in Patagonia.

  • Reviews

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    Sashi Perera
    Sashi Perera
    2020-03-26T03:03:07+0000
    The staff at Chile Nativo were so helpful with our pre trip enquiries. The plan and briefing we received for our 5 day... Independent W Trek were so useful, we enjoyed every moment of our trek. Big thanks to the team for a very memorable experience.read more
    Katie Kow
    Katie Kow
    2020-03-17T15:59:20+0000
    Seamlessly communicated and executed trip! Would recommend for sure!
    Fionna Tod
    Fionna Tod
    2020-02-26T15:41:33+0000
    Chile Nativo organised our self-guided 4 day trek in Torres del Paine and it was amazing. They arranged all the... transport, food and accommodation so all we needed to do was enjoy the hiking- which we certainly did! I would definitely use them again for similar adventures in the future.read more
    Fernanda Lela
    Fernanda Lela
    2020-01-19T04:47:14+0000
    Melhor empresa de turismo do Chile
    Mary Schmitz
    Mary Schmitz
    2019-08-25T14:00:18+0000
    I had the most amazing trip of my life with these guys - trekking around the Big O circuit. Incredible! Our guide,... Mauricio Vargas Delgado, knew every detail of the route. Getting the trip set up was easy - the staff is very responsive to any questions during planning and booking.read more
    Edric Subur
    Edric Subur
    2019-08-14T12:15:49+0000
    I am very happy with the service Chile Nativo provided. First of all, the experience during the trip itself was... amazing, the accommodation was more than I could ask for, the snack was delicious and our guide was not only very friendly but also extremely intelligent - he could answer all kind of questions we threw him about the park, animals, and geography! But the best part of Chile Nativo came up when a crisis hit. I got on the wrong bus the day before the tour started which prevented me from getting to the tour in time as a result. Daniella and Johana from the team were incredibly resourceful and kind to help me out of this situation. They worked after hours to help me find a private car that was willing to drive me from El Calafate to Puerto Natales in Chile. Johana even came to the office early morning to greet me and attend to me. I was beyond grateful for their professional service that really goes the extra mile in making sure I get to make to my trip and enjoy it thoroughly. Highly recommend Chille Nativo to everyone visiting Patagonia!read more
    Peter Noorani
    Peter Noorani
    2019-05-21T01:53:34+0000
    Working with Chile Nativo was a very positive experience. They were able to accommodate our dates with no issues,... despite the dates being offset from their usual schedule. Everyone we worked with was communicative and helpful, and we felt well prepared given the information (e.g. packing list) they provided. The most important benefit of traveling with Chile Nativo was our access to one of their guides, Fernando.I cannot give enough positive feedback for Fernando. While everything you'd expect from a good guide was present, Fernando delivers so far above and beyond what's expected. Any question we had about a tree, for example, Fernando could answer, and then provide several layers more detail and information. I’ve never been hugely into geology, but Fernando’s knowledge of the rock formations in the park added a fascinating element to our hike; everything around us became even more interesting. By the afternoon of the first day, it felt as though we were hiking with a good friend who happened to know everything about the park. We were genuinely sad to leave once the trip was complete. The entire time, I felt that we were getting the very most out of our hike, and that Fernando knew the tips and tricks to avoiding crowds and getting the best views. A huge plus is his photography skills, too! Fernando was recommended to us by a friend, and we’ve been insistent to all our friends who’ve asked about our trip that they should also use Chile Nativo and ask for Fernando.read more
    Amy Roberts
    Amy Roberts
    2019-04-20T17:06:56+0000
    Upon booking two weeks in Antarctica, I added this trip as an afterthought. And after spending time on the seventh... continent, I was worried nothing else would impress or excite me. Boy, was I wrong! Trekking in Patagonia was equally as mesmerizing. From the stunning scenery, to our naturalist guide, the accommodations, and food, the entire experience goes toe-to-toe with Antartica. My only regret is that I ever considered it an add on. I plan to return to give Patagonia the proper time and attention it deserves.read more
    Eline Lonchay
    Eline Lonchay
    2019-03-29T18:51:04+0000
    I did the Fjord Trail with Chile Nativo and it was beautiful! The landscapes surpass what you can even imagine. We were... the only ones in nature for 3 days! The horses were nice, I had never done this before and I felt safe. I was never cold at night (make sure you rent your sleeping bag for this). We finished our tour with a boat trip on the Serrano River, back to Puerto Natales and we got to see the Balmacero Glacier and the Serrano Glacier (and walk around it). It is well organized and definitely a different way to travel and see nature in Patagonia !read more
    Nerile Rimiene
    Nerile Rimiene
    2019-02-21T17:53:11+0000
    We had W trek in Patagonia in February 2019. Everything was organized perfectly, thanx a lot! Enjoyed a lot! That was... the only company who managed to organize trek on our particular dates and everything went just smoothly.read more
    Joe Williams
    Joe Williams
    2019-01-30T14:57:50+0000
    Excellent trip to Torres Del Paine. Chile Nativo handled everything from front to back. Including bus rides to and from... airport and everything in between.read more
    Carter Sample
    Carter Sample
    2019-01-15T22:21:39+0000
    My wife and I just completed the O Circuit with Chile Nativo. Our guides Fernando and Ignacio were absolutely amazing!... Aside from the beautiful trip, we learned so much because of Chile Nativo Travel and our two guides. They were very accommodating of my wife's food allergies and were constantly upbeat and encouraging to us and our group. They even taped up ankles and sore joints when we expressed any sort of discomfort. A+ experience all around!read more
    Donna Murr
    Donna Murr
    2018-12-15T20:38:18+0000
    Our two fantastic, knowledgeable and fun guides (with very good English) helped to make our W hike an unforgettable... experience.read more
    Victor Caico
    Victor Caico
    2018-12-11T03:48:39+0000
    Excelente servicio al cliente, todos sus colaboradores son muy profesionales. De principio a fin el équipo está... presente para atender todo tipo de necesidades, no hay duda que para el próximo viaje volveré a prescindir de vuestros servicios. Muchísimas gracias Chile Nativo 🇨🇱👍👌read more
    Serena Clardie
    Serena Clardie
    2018-12-03T19:44:14+0000
    I can't recommend this company enough! The initial planning and email correspondence leading up to our trip was... professional and seamless. They even took care of adding on and planning an additional leg to our trip to Argentinean Patagonia with a reliable local company there. Most importantly though, our Fast Trek W trip with Chile Nativo was everything we hoped it would be and more. Our guides, Baru and Nacio, were THE BEST. I was sad to leave them at the end of our 3 days together. They were responsible, knowledgeable, kind and so much fun - and they kept us going when spirits might have been a little down after 2 straight days of pouring rain and relentless wind. :) The camp is fantastic - the domes were super comfortable and the dining hall dome was a great meeting place to eat (and stretch and drink wine and pisco and even dance!). The drivers were great, the chefs were impressive (thanks Alexis!! - the food was an unexpected treat because it was seriously good, not just camping good). We somehow also managed to get extra lucky and click with the rest of the people in our group and are already planning our next trip together, so thanks for that added bonus! It was a magical trip that we will never forget. Thanks Chile Nativo! ❤️read more
    Adrienna Bunti Robotham
    Adrienna Bunti Robotham
    2018-11-10T02:39:56+0000
    We had a once in a lifetime experience with Chile Nativo and Felipe which we will never forget. We enjoyed the 5D/4N... Torres del Paine Winter Multisport Adventure in early September. It was fantastic to be there in the “fringe” season, the weather was beautiful and we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We were very fortunate to have Felipe all to ourselves as well, giving us flexibility around our capabilities and the weather. Felipe was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, the fauna, flora and even the geology (which impressed me as I’m a geologist!!). Felipe’s English is perfect, his cooking was delicious, and we felt very much at home during our trip. Our kayaking was cancelled due to very extreme weather, and Felipe not only found an alternative for the day for us, but also arranged for a generous refund.There was an issue with our international bank payment (through no fault of Chile Nativo’s) and the entire team continued to communicate with us and chase the payment at their end for weeks. We really appreciated this!Cannot recommend Chile Nativo, Felipe and Torres del Paine enough!read more
    Jorge Orellana Benado
    Jorge Orellana Benado
    2018-04-17T20:53:04+0000
    Beatriz Ahumada
    Beatriz Ahumada
    2018-04-04T22:25:47+0000
    Extraordinario..... excelente calidad y profesionalismo de los guías y todos los que colaboran en el campamento... .....y además que el paisaje de las torres del Paine es maravilloso.. pero la gente de chile nativo hacen que uno lo disfrute y viva al máximo.... gracias por todo...read more
    Edgardo Songer
    Edgardo Songer
    2018-04-04T22:10:45+0000
    Fue un viaje que superó las espectativas la calidad de el staff la calidad de los equipos todo perfecto
    Pamela Farias Valenzuela
    Pamela Farias Valenzuela
    2018-04-04T22:01:21+0000
    Excelente grupo Profesional, Guías con conocimientos, puntuales en los Tours. Variedad de alternativas para recorrer... la Patagonia. Los Campamentos con Domos son muy cómodos y las comidas están muy bien equilibradas. Se ve que conocen muy bien el lugar y su clima y que les gusta lo que hacen. Recomendable 100%read more
    Miguel Angel Meca Cortes
    Miguel Angel Meca Cortes
    2018-04-04T21:00:43+0000
    Excelente logistica, guias con conocimientos en todas las areas(de lo q preguntabas tenuas una respuesta ), campamento... base, un lujo los domos en rio serrano; comidas, transporte y excursiones a otro nivel, mas que recomendableread more
    Darko Beovic P.
    Darko Beovic P.
    2018-04-04T19:36:42+0000
    Chelsea Fuller
    Chelsea Fuller
    2018-02-01T13:56:55+0000
    My boyfriend and I were stuck when we waited too long to book accommodations in Torres del Paine for a trek we only had... 4 days of our trip to cover. A friend of a friend sent us to Chile Nativo (he had recently completed travel they helped book), and they saved the day. They tailored a trek according to our tight timeline. The route (thanks to Cecilia), the refugios, the adjustments to plan (thanks to Valentina in the Puerto Natales office), the warm hospitality (namely from Luis the van driver) and the overall organization left us with so little to have to think about that we could focus solely on enjoying ourselves...and on weathering the elements!Highly recommended.read more
    Ambreen Shah
    Ambreen Shah
    2017-12-21T00:25:13+0000
    Amazing experience . Loved our guides Hym and Palin . They are very hard working and want us to have best experience
    Kim Tonka
    Kim Tonka
    2017-11-26T14:15:38+0000
    Cyril Keiffer
    Cyril Keiffer
    2017-08-09T17:46:02+0000
    Charlie and I had the most wonderful experience working with Isadora at Chile Nativo to plan our Patagonia trip. She... was a great communicator and organized everything for us based upon a great dialog between us with her. Our guide, Felipe Zuniga could not have been more wonderful. He was flexible and brought an amazing knowledge and experience to our trip that could not be equaled. Our memories of our honeymoon in Patagonia will always bring a smile and great memories! Hopefully we get the opportunity to return!read more
    Jose Antonio Valenzuela Allel
    Jose Antonio Valenzuela Allel
    2017-07-17T02:08:36+0000
    Maria Paulina Fuentes Gandolfo
    Maria Paulina Fuentes Gandolfo
    2017-07-17T00:09:25+0000
    Gonzalo Fuenzalida
    Gonzalo Fuenzalida
    2017-05-21T00:47:17+0000
    Ignacio Verdugo Ramírez de Arellano
    Ignacio Verdugo Ramírez de Arellano
    2017-05-20T18:29:22+0000
    Marcela Hernandez Doepking
    Marcela Hernandez Doepking
    2017-05-20T15:32:30+0000
    Cristian Sepulveda
    Cristian Sepulveda
    2017-05-02T05:43:11+0000
    Increible que esta ya sea mi cuarta aventura con ellos. Realmente profesionales, conocen muy bien su trabajo.... Experiencia inolvidable. Gracias y espero volver pronto por otro aventuron en la #Patagonia.read more
    Matias Fuenzalida Santos
    Matias Fuenzalida Santos
    2017-03-22T14:01:33+0000
    Fernando Hidalgo
    Fernando Hidalgo
    2017-03-22T13:19:10+0000
    Pablo Rivera A
    Pablo Rivera A
    2016-10-28T17:17:18+0000
    Conocer y experimentar la Naturaleza en todo su esplendor con un equipo profesional, con conocimientos que enriquecen... la experiencia y la transforman en una vivencia inolvidable!read more
    Milén Valletta Yau
    Milén Valletta Yau
    2015-08-29T11:17:55+0000
    Marcia Andrea Chacon
    Marcia Andrea Chacon
    2015-04-20T22:54:07+0000
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