Thursday, 29 April 2010

Just in the process of updating things like this blog. Not too much to report as it is the end of the season, but it was a very good season for us. The February Earthquake was incredibly strong, but did not affect any of the tourist destinations and most of chile and Santiago is back to normal.

We made an inspection visit to the Carretera Austral in March and got as far down as the tiny village of Villa O'Higgins. This, mainly unpaved road, passes through some of the most incredible natural wilderness on Earth.

We visited Easter Island last October, also for an inspection trip, where we stayed at the luxury Explora Hotel.

As always, we are here to serve you for your travel needs in Chile, especially to build you a first class travel itinerary based upon our local knowledge and the fact that we understand your culture and what you expect.

Friday, 21 August 2009


I'm Charles Hallifax and I am the owner of , which is a subsiderary of - specialists in personalised travel design services. I have lived and worked in Chile since 1989, having seen the country transform from a military dictatorship through to a democratically-elected president. Chile is a stunningly beautiful country that offers jaw-dropping geographic scenery, friendly people, a great climate in its central region, lovely wines, tasty fruit and vegetables and will offer anyone visiting an experience to remember.

I spend a lot of my perosnal time travelling around the country as well as Argentina, to check up on hotels for their comfort and services and to make sure that we can offer them to our clients with confidence. I also spend time trying out excursions. It is very important to us that we know what we are offering our clients and this is why inspect products and services on a regular basis. Yes it is nice to do so, but it is also very tiring work!

We work with the normal rates that hotels charge and we then charge a small 1.5% fee of the total cost and add that to the total. For the refugos in torres del paine we do add a small margin too in order for our service to be viable.

I am always around for questions and will answer them if I have time.

Please come to our web sites and see what we can offer you: and

By the way, I am off to Easter Island in October on an inspection trip, so check out this post later in October and see what I have written.