At Expediciones Chile we believe in comfort and luxury on all of our lodge based trips.On all of our these trips you will be able to play hard all day and come back to the comforts of our native wood lodge or our spectacular Patagonia eco-camp. We are committed to providing our guests with first class amenities, real adventure and a genuine Patagonian cultural experience.
Patagonia Eco-Camp: For those wanting a more rustic and rugged adventure we offer the spectacular setting of our Patagonia Eco-camp, an incredible blend of the dramatic scenery of Yosemite and Glacier National Parks. Here you will find individual traditional Chilean style Cabins, luxury platform tent camping, sit down gourmet meals, a hot sauna, staff maseuse and private white sand beaches.
CondorNest Ranchito: The CondorNest Ranchito is a unique setting for the family, couple, artist, or celebrity. It is ideal if you are looking to get away from it all, yet live comfortably with full exclusive service, and be inspired by nature's majesty. The CondorNest provides complete privacy and isolation, located between the confluence of a high alpine stream, the Rio Futaleufu, and Rio Azul. You can enjoy the exclusivity of the CondorNest at night, while participating in all of our multisport activities.
This Private Estancia Lodge: is the most refined option Expediciones Chile offers and it is the only exclusive lodge of it's kind on the Futaleufu River. The house is a model of green living, with solar taking care of most energy needs. Water is pumped in from a natural spring. There are three bed-rooms, each with twin beds, that sleep a total of six guests comfortably. The master bedroom, on the first floor, has its own bathroom (with both a tub and a walk-in shower), while the upstairs bathroom (with two sinks and a walk-in shower) is shared by the two upstairs bedrooms with twin beds. There is also a half-bath on the first floor. The house is equipped with a washer and dryer.
Meals are prepared by your own private chef that lives in the staff quarters a half kilometer away. Main meals are served in the dining room. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are served in the sitting area after your day's activities. Should you have any special dietary needs we are happy to design a special menu for you. We have our own private label wine served with dinner. We can make arrangements to purchase the alcohol you desire for the week. The farm's caretakers, Harry Morales (horseback guide) and his wife, Marcella (chef and housekeeper), live in a farmhouse about 500 meters from the main house. Cell phone coverage connects you to our office in the village for instant communication.
The eco-domes in Torres del Paine national park are your base camp for your trek of the “W” trail in the park. for hiking the “W” trail in the park.
Read what some of the critics have said:
"No wonder this river is gaining a reputation as the continent's finest boating destination. All you need to visit a place called Campo Tres Monjas, now one of the finest facilities of its kind anywhere." ~ Howard Davidson of American Whitewater
"When you think of you have seen it all you arrive at Campo Tres Monjas and the definition of a beautiful setting has to be re-written." ~ Paul Oz of Canoe Focus Magazine
"Discover the perfect ride on Chile's Futaleufú. Chris Spelius searched the world for the perfect river. Share this dream in a remote Chilean valley, complete with mountain grandeur and friendly campesinos." ~ David Quammen of Discovery magazine.
“A Futaleufú Adventure Center vacation is guaranteed to change or at least improve your life". ~ says OUTSIDE magazine’s Trip Finder issue.
Expediciones Chile Cuisine:
Expediciones Chile has an internationally trained gourmet chef on staff who personally oversees each detail of meal preparation selecting the best vegetables, meats, fruits and dairy products. At Expeditions Chile we know that a day of outside activity demands a large quantity of energy and we take great pride in offering you a delicious balanced diet that will permit you to face each day in a better way. We offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrés and our gourmet chef can accommodate reduced fat or reduced carbohydrate diets if you so desire.
Organic Vegetables: Planted during the winter in our greenhouses, at the foot of the Tres Monjas Peaks, with direct irrigation from the Andean snow melt; we have the freshest vegetables free of contamination and pesticides that gives them an indescribable flavor and texture.
Fresh Fish: Futaleufú is located very near the coastal zone of Puerto Montt which has one of the largest and most advanced fisheries in the world. Our suppliers guarantee the freshest seafood products free of contamination and with a flavor that is second to none.
Meats: Our free range meats of lamb, beef and poultry are selected with meticulous care by our gourmet chef and are carefully prepared to bring out the best flavors, tastes. All are raised on organic grains and grasses free from unnatural hormones and pesticides.
Wines: Chile is recognized the world over for the quality of its grapes. At Expediciones Chile you will be able to enjoy the best Chilean wines as ideal accompaniment for meats, cheeses, dry fruits, fish and shellfish, besides a great variety of distilled liquors and beers.
-Homemade bread: made with white and whole wheat flour, with our traditional recipes, cooked with wood fire to bring out those special flavors.
-Omelets: (In the most innovating and balanced combinations)
-Crêpes: (Different flavors and unique Chilean salsas)
-Fresh fruit Salads and many yogurt choices.
-Milk from the region with choice of hot or cold cereals.
-Fresh natural juices.
-Great variety of pastries baked by our chef.
-South American coffees, brewed to perfection.
LUNCH ON THE RIVER
- Fresh natural juices.
- Mix of salads from our own vegetable garden.
- Buffet of the best meats cooked just to perfection.
- Cookies and regional chocolate.
- Pure mineral water and hot chocolate.
- Eggs (traditionally prepared).
- Homemade breads.
- Mix of mild and spicy salsas.
- Ham, salami, and a variety of international cheeses.
LUNCH AT THE LODGE
- Divine selection of vegetables and legumes.
- Many choices of oriental foods.
- Our own seasonal fruit selections.
- Traditional Chilean Casuela dish.
SNACKS & APPETIZERS
- Shellfish and crustaceans prepared with national recipes.
- Great mix of international cheeses with virgin olive oil and a special home touch.
- Marinated vegetables with our finest and most aromatic herbs.
- World renowned classic Chilean Empanadas.
- Variety of national and international cocktails done in our Patagonian style.
- Caroaccio of Patagonian lamb sealed with French mustard and sprinkled with dashes of Romero, marinated in olive oil and pink pepper, served on top of a layer of sesame seeds and a last touch of lemon juice.
- Salmon Cancato accompanied with vegetable panache.
- Steak of fresh salmon filled with choricillo espanol,
- Cheese and tomatoes accompanied with salty vegetables In sesame oil and butter
- Fruit Muss with small seeds of fresh green pepper in sabayon sauce with caramel and truffle.
our meals are accompanied by fine Chilean
wines specially selected to go with our unique