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OUR MISSION

It is our lucky task to show you this beautiful land of contrasts, extending 4500 km and offering such diverse landscapes as: Altiplano and Atacama Desert, Magical Easter Island, Central valley and Wine region, Lake & Volcano District, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. We care about our planet and country so our tours are focused on protecting and conserving the places we visit for future generations. In order to assemble this, we have developed low impact activities as hiking, trekking and biking tours so that our travelers can observe and appreciate both local ecology and culture aspect. Another main cornerstone of Ecotours Chile is getting involved the local community by programmed visits to artisans, small restaurants, handicraft shops and booking as much as possible family run hotels and hiring local transportation.

Chile is a country of pure nature. Our diverse National Parks & Reserves provide a perfect setting for hikers, trekkers, bikers or anyone who enjoys nature and outdoors. Our mission at Ecotours is to show you all the beauty that our land has to offer, within sensible budgets and adapting tours based on your needs.

We at Ecotours have formed strategic alliances with premiere local partners spanning the total length of our wonderful country in order to provide our customers with the best service and personal attention - as well as lots of Latin-American warmth.

Cristian Cosignani G - Manager & Founder Born in Santiago, Chile, Cristian attended The Grange School where he developed his love for sports and outdoors, then went on to study Business & Administration for 2 years, before realizing his passion for Tourism - leading him to change direction, and pursue a degree & professional career in the Tourism industry. After receiving a degree in Planning & Administration of Touristic Resources at SEK International University in Santiago, Cristian moved to Pucón where he spent 2 years working for the regions’ premier eco-tourism tour operators. In 2004 he returned to Santiago to join EcoAustral - a tour operator member of the EuroChile Foundation, where he led operations until early 2006, forming Ecotours Chile, one of Chile’s leading ecotourism tour operators. He is one of the pioneers on planning road cycling tours in Chile & Argentina, forming alliances with premiers cycling tour operators all over the world. He is an expert on tailoring tours according to the travelers needs and always tries to meet personally every person that book a tour with Ecotours Chile. E-mail:ccosignani@ecotours.cl

Daniel Rozas – Sales Manager Born in Santiago, Chile, Daniel attended the Sek International School where he developed his love for sports & the outdoors (ski), then went on to study Commercial Engineering for 2 years, but always thinking to work in tourism- leading him to change direction, and pursue a degree & professional career in the Tourism industry.

After receiving his degree in Planning & Administration of Touristic Enterprises from Inca-cea Institute in Santiago, Daniel was working for 1 year in Viajes Futuro Tour Operator (Emissive Tourism) and then 1 year and a half for Sporstour Tour Operator (Receptive Tourism) taking care of the USA and Canada partnerships.

In 2008 he went to England in order to improve his English and study International Business for 4 month and a half (certificate degree) at BBSI (Bournemouth Business International School). After England he moved to Belgium (Brussels) where he studied for 2 month French at Amira Language School, as well he took Cook lessons at The Cook Time School where he combined his passion for cook with Slow Food and Healthy. E-mail:drozas@ecotours.cl

Cristian Levy – Operations and Product Manager - Tour Leader Cristian Levy is Chilean and lives in Pucon with his new born son and his wife. He is an expert on the tourism industry with more than 10 years of experience. He had lived in Australia, USA and Spain where he did a Master on Tourism development at Universidad de Las Baleares. He is a keen skier since 4 years old and has great knowledge on Chile’s southern flora and fauna. His is in charge of running operations at our tours in the south of Chile and will be your tour leader on our Hiking, Road Cycling and Skiing tours in Chile. E-mail: clevy@ecotours.cl

Ernesto Araneda – Cycling Tour Manager and Tour Leader MTB and Road Cycling Tours Born in Temuco, Chile, Ernesto is an expert biking tour guide with more than 15 years riding a bike professionally. He is in charge of the safety on route, improve the technique, skill and performance of our clients while biking, as well as delivering information about the native flora and fauna and the Mapuche people. He studied Agricultural engineering and a 2 year career in tourism ventures at Inacap, plus did the Wilderness First Responder course. On 2010 he was National and state Champion of Chile in Mountain Bike as well as Bronze Medal on Pan-American games and Silver Medal on Mountain Bike Master A1 World Cup that was held in Brasil on 2010. E-mal: ernesto@ecotours.cl Christian Fernandez and Felipe Madariaga – Atacama and Bolivia Operations Our staff on our Atacama tours is formed by Christian, Argentinean, how have lived 15 years in San Pedro de Atacama and know the area like the palm of his hand. He is responsible of all logistics and is a professional Physical Education teacher and has 300 climbs to various mountains and volcanoes on his back. Felipe Madariaga will be your Hiking, Mountain Bike and Trekking guide for our tours in Atacama. He speaks perfect English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, plus some basic German. With more than 9 years of experience as a professional guide, he knows all the best routes and helps us planning new tours every year. Guido Schilling – Skiing instructor, Cycling and Hiking guide Guido is Swiss and lives in Coñaripe, Chile. He is fluent on German, Spanish, English and an experienced and certified mountain guide and Ski instructor for more than 20 years. He has great skills on ski touring, rescuing and risk management programs. Guido will guide you on National Parks on the south of Chile and will push you off the limits while ascending a Volcano or skiing off piste.

Mauricio Rodriguez – Santiago and Wine expert Mauricio is Chilean and has more than 20 years of experience on the tourism industry, working along great companies such as: Porsche Travel Club, Abercrombie and Kent, Linblad’s expeditions, and different cruise lines like Silver seas, Crystal, Holland America and Infinity. He will be your tour guide on most of our wine tours and Santiago surrounding excursions, providing accurate information on culture, history and geography. Due to his vast experience, he knows many local people, so you’ll have the chance to talk and see places no one else knows.