Lodge Caleta Gonzalo
Lodge Caleta Gonzalo
Lodge Caleta Gonzalo

About Us

We are a family made up of Nani Astorga, Yerko Ivelic and their six children, who since 1991 have been dedicated to the development of nature tourism in Chile and to various wildlife conservation projects, being the Founders of Cascada Expediciones (www.cascada.travel), Ecocamp Patagonia (www.ecocamp.travel), Animal Cascada Refuge (www.refugioanimalcascada.org) and Fundación Acción Fauna (www.accionfauna.org).


Since the begining, we have closely followed the steps that Kris and Doug Tompkins took on the path of protecting nature, so we consider ourselves fortunate to be part of that enormous vision for the future and do our bit.

As a family, we have always tried to contribute to the protection of nature from our capacities and possibilities, developing sustainable strategies that promote tourism as an essential tool for nature conservation. We began with the development of adventure tourism in various parts of the country, doing rafting, white river kayaking, horseback riding and camping, promoting the outdoor lifestyle; we were driven to break schemes and show that tourism could be sustainable and friendly with the environment, so all of our work has always revolved around “ecological tourism” and “tourism of experiences”.

We believe in educational tourism, which invites everyone to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the moment. We believe in “travelers”, not “tourists”. We believe that tourism is about experiences, not acquisitions. We believe in cozy luxury, not raucous luxury. We believe that nature should be protected and for that, you have to get to know it and fall in love with it.

We greatly appreciate the trust that CONAF and Rewilding Chile have placed in us; we will work to collaborate with the mission that they have promoted and we will deliver a high quality service that allows our clients to live the best adventure in connection with nature.

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