Our family, made up of Nani Astorga, Yerko Ivelic, and our six children, has been dedicated to nature tourism and wildlife conservation in Chile since 1991. We are the founders of Cascada Expediciones, Ecocamp Patagonia, Cascada Animal Refuge and Fundación Acción Fauna.
We were inspired by the conservation efforts of Kris and Doug Tompkins and feel fortunate to be able to contribute to their vision for the future.
As a family, we have always sought to protect nature to the best of our abilities and have developed sustainable tourism strategies that promote nature conservation. We specialize in adventure tourism, offering activities such as trekking, rafting, white water and sea-kayaking, horseback riding, and camping. We aim to break the mold and show that tourism can be sustainable and environmentally friendly. We seek authentic experiences that touch hearts and minds, carving memories that last a lifetime.
We believe in the power of educational tourism to bring people closer to nature and encourage them to appreciate and enjoy the present moment. We believe in the value of travel experiences, rather than material acquisitions, and in comfortable luxury over extravagance. Above all, we believe that nature should be protected and that the best way to do so is to get to know and love it.
We are grateful for the trust placed in us by CONAF and Rewilding Chile and are committed to collaborating with their mission to promote nature conservation. We strive to provide our clients with the best possible adventure experiences in harmony with nature.