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Maria A.

Puerto Montt, Chile

Welcome to ToursbyLocals. com. I joined this amazing and passionate team in 2018.

I am very happy to be part of this family and looking forward to share my passion, knowledge and enthusiasm on guiding in the Lake District region. A little bit about myself here now:

With and endless passion for hiking, biking, horse riding and adventure activities in Patagonia, and years of experience (since 1998) I decided to put all my knowledge, experience and dedication into one package and founded Patagonia Trails based in Puerto Varas, Chile. I run different kind of shore tours in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, eco and natural walks, hiking, designed trips for solo women, FIT, Family trips, and for special needs people showing the travelers the bounty of the region.
Frutillar, Osorno Volcano. Lake Llanquihue, Lake emerald. Cochamo, and hidden trails of this area of privileged lakes and mountains.
I would like to invite you to open your emotions into this beautiful Volcanic Land and share it with you. I like being with people showing and taking them around, while experiencing a cultural exchange between me, us and them.
At the time of writing (June 2020) Chile is at its peak on Covid 19 cases. We as many of you have passed through this. And we all got different perspectives and personalities on how we have been dealing with this pandemic.
Not ended though, but It will pass.
Trust and patience.
Meanwhile plan your next adventure in exploring your emotion while you decide which country to visit. This is a new path on traveling . Is not the destination, is what you would like to live as an experience.
See you in Chile, then.
Maria.

A Recent Review of this guide

We had a great tour with Maria. The weather was not great, so we agreed to cancel part of what had been scheduled. Very comfortable van, with an excellent driver. We enjoyed the Petrohue Falls, and then had a nice tour of Puerto Varas. She took us to lunch at a local, family owned restaurant, which was excellent. We followed that with a walk around Puerto Varas, including a craft market. She has a great personality and I strongly recommend her tours.
Richard Matties

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Credentials

Wilderness First Responder Certification since 2003 and up to date.
Registered guide at SERNATUR ( Servicio de Nacional de Turismo de Chile.)
Environmental Analyst Degree focused on environmental journalism since 1997.
Bird watcher certificate by Association Ornitologica del Plata 1999.
Course on Animal Behaviour by Asociación Ornitologica del Plata.1999.
Italian Language Course en Dante Alighieri, San Miguel de Tucuman. 2016.
Volunteer at Misiones Province bird Sanctuary GUIRA OGA.1999.
Volunteer at Loitokitok School. Kenya.1998
Horse ride guide , trekking guide and bike guide In Torres del Paine National Park,Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, Puelo Valley and Cochamo above many more destinations.
Mount Ascents: Mount Kilimanjaro and Toubkal.
Trekking expeditions : High Inca Trail- Peru.
Atlas Mountains Grande Traversee. Morocco.
W Trek Torres del Paine, my favorite!
2 weeks Horse Riding expeditions between Chile and Argentina.
And follows ;)

Restrictions

My tours always include a driver.

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