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Andres O.

Puerto Varas, X, Chile

Born as a "Country boy" in the Southern field of Puerto Varas, Lake District Chile, I was born surrounded by the great Andes mountain range, volcanoes, evergreen forest, lakes, rivers, farmers and "Baqueanos or Gauchos", who gave me their knowledge and wisdom about our root and why we have to respect and love.

I've been working in Travel Companies & Lodges for more than 25 years; from the mystic Atacama Desert in North of Chile, until the desolate South Patagonia in Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego. Also I'm a Teacher and Consultant on Rural Tourism Programs in my District.

Thanks God, my family and my hard work; I've traveled and I specialized in Adventure Tourism, Leadership & Business in New Zealand for eighteen months(Scholarship awarded by the Chilean Government - Education Ministry 2011).

With academic studies in Tourism Business & Administration Degree; Wildlife & Native Forest courses; Good knowledge in Local Traditions and Wilderness First Responder courses, I believe I can give you a very professional service and a great "Experience of Life" with our Local People and Native Nature; whom they are the most valuable treasure of our land in Patagonia, Chile.

I'm specialized in operating Small Groups for Cruise ship, Independent Travelers and Tailor Made programs; always focusing on Nature and Local traditions.

Friends, I invite you to visit this beautiful Mapuche land; Evergreen Forests; Lakes; Rivers and Volcanoes; land of Baqueanos and Gauchos; Chilotes Navigators; Songs, Myths and Legends in the confines of the World . . . The Chilean Patagonia!

A Recent Review of this guide

Andres was very knowledgeable about the area and spoke English very well. He was flexible with our time and gave us options for how to best spend that time. Andres was willing to have lunch with us and help explain my many food allergies to the waitress. His car was very nice and clean. We're happy we chose Andres for our tour.
Marcia Hahnfeld

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27 Years Guiding from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia, Chile.
2018 Wilderness First Responder Course for Active Guides.
2017 Pre Hospital Care Course for Tour Guides.
2015 Certificate as National Supplier in Adventure Tourism, granted by SERNATUR, Chile.
2015 Active Member of Adventure Travel Trade Association, ATTA to present.
2014 Active Member of Llanquihue Tour Guides Association.
2013 Certificate as National Inbound Travel Agency & Guides, Sernatur-Chile.
2011-2012 Scholarship in Adventure Tourism & Business Diploma, New Zealand.
2012 Wilderness First Responder WFR- New Zealand.
2011 Certificate as National Tour Guide - Sernatur, Chile.
2011-2012 Rafting, Mountaineering, Rope Systems and Leadership Diploma - New Zealand.
2009 Wilderness First Responder(WAFA) NOLS Outdoor School of Patagonia, Chile.
2008 Bird Watching Techniques UNORCH, Chiloé.
2006 Courses of Local Nature & Culture Interpretation, Chile.
2003 Navigation License by Chilean Navy.
1997 Tourism Degree, Santo Tomas University.

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