Together with my wife Veronika and our 6 children we immigrated 8 years ago to Patagonia. During the last years we got four little chilean children, so we have 10 now in total. We own a 92 ha (apx. 2500acres) farm near Coyhaique and produce most of our food ourselves and are member of the "WWOOF" (world wide organization of organic farms) and "workaway" and "HelpX". We try to provide a healthy and natural environment to raise our children and give them the chance to grow up with simple and basic farm life-style. We have some horses, milking cows and cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, chicken, some cats and dogs. We bake our bred in a huge special stone oven, a german friend built for us here near the house, and also produce diary products like milk, butter, cheese, cream etc. as well as sausages and of ham and bacon, and as a speciality we produce "ham" from hares.
I have been employed for more than 15 years for several international computer companies like "NCR", Compaq Computer", and HP. My mother tongue is German and I speak fluently English and some basic Spanish as well.
As your Tour Guide I will make sure to give you detailed information about the Region of South Patagonia, wich includes the traditions and customs, the historical background, as well as hard facts about geography, population, climate, flora and fauna. My special interest while living myself very rural is about the local flora and fauna wich is extremely special and unique in this part of the world. You will love it, once you are here!
PLEASE NOTE: While I do my best to ensure that my availability is up-to-date at all times, due to my heavy work load (especially during the peak travel season), my availability may be subject to change at very short notice. To avoid any disappointments, I ask that you send me a message with your preferred tour date and start times BEFORE you book and pay. Please click on the button labeled 'ASK A QUESTION' to send me a message and I will reply to you promptly.
PLs. Allow me up to 2 days ( mostly I reply sooner) to respond. The internet-connection at my farm is not permanent available.
If you have questions or requieries for another individual tour or any special needs like discapacities, special diets, or any special interest to create a personal designed tour pls. let me know. I will do my best to serve you to meet your expectations and promise a lot of added value to the tours and create a special designed tour for your day at Coyhaique. During the season from october till march I work for several different travel agencies in the area so I might be not available especially on cruise-ships dates if you do not confirm your bookings early.
I am looking forward to meet you personally down here in Patagonia!
A Recent Review of this guide
Ingmar was a fantastic tour guide and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. He was a pleasure to spend the day with! Even though it was Christmas when we visited and almost everything was closed, he still managed to make it an outstanding tour for my family. He is so knowledgeable of the area and gave us a real feel for Puerto Chacabuco. We saw some truly magnificent views and have amazing pictures to cherish for years to come! I truly believe that you would be lucky to have him as your guide...