Why we love this trip
At the point where Patagonia begins, there is a swath of land stretching 200 miles that will stop you in your tracks. There are volcanos and ancient forests dotted with crystal blue lakes, fjords, waterfalls and natural hot springs−and in 2020—the total solar eclipse. Named for its main defining feature the Chile’s Lakes District is the getaway choice for Chileans and in-the-know adventure-enthusiasts from around the world. Besides many opportunities for adventure activities on both water and land, you’ll learn about the rich local culture, both from the indigenous Mapuche and the more recent German settlers. See this area through the historical lens of the Mapuche legends, cuisine and handicrafts for an important perspective on Chilean culture.
About the solar eclipse
As if near-summer Patagonian days could not be more perfect, on December 14, 2020, parts of Chile will once again be plunged into daytime darkness as the moon passes between the earth and the sun, fully blotting it out in a solar total eclipse. The path of the lunar shadow on this date will be a narrow 90km band, and the viewing spots at Lago Colico are perfect for appreciating totality in the minute-or-so surrounding the greatest eclipse time at 1:13PM. Photographers, eclipse chasers and sky-lovers won’t want to miss this infrequent event made all the more special by the glittering lakes and native forests that surround it.
Your Travel Companion
The Mindful Wayfarer
Jake has a deep appreciation for the power of travel and its ability to incite change by breaking down the walls within and between us. He brings his unique qualities, genuine personality, big heart, and an unquenchable thirst for the unknown into his work, his professional expression. As an inspirational agent of change, Jake calls on the modern art of ancient travel to raise consciousness and bring about peace, unity, love, and equality. More about Jake & Explorer X …
Rise & Shine
A space for reflection & rejuvenation
We believe that your space for slumber should also allow room and comfort for thoughtful reflection at the end of a long day. During your journey to Chile, expect unique and inspiring accommodations and settings including a glamping outpost experience on Lake Colico and lodging with volcanic views at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
We Encourage a Growth Mindset
Travel introduces you to new cultures, communities, friends and acquaintances. By looking introspectively, we are better able to understand our own role and how to interact in the world. This trip with Explorer X fuses human connection with self-understanding.
Traversing to areas physically and mentally out of our comfort zone naturally exposes new thoughts, ideas and perceptions. Jake Haupert will create the space for you to comfortably interact and understand these experiences which in turn, adds depth and meaning to each day of travel.
The tech world we live in disconnects ourselves from meaningful connections filled with distractions like phones, emails and apps. Help reconnect with the self, others, and especially the cosmos during this journey that’s complimented with inspiring settings and time for reflection.
Solar Eclipse adventure, anyone?
Price Per person
December 8 — 16, 2020
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+ What is included in the price of the trip?
- Meals and accommodations as specified above
- Local beverages
- Intra-Chile scheduled flights
- Eclipse party
- Guided activities
- Water sports
- Round-trip vehicle transfers
+ What is not included?
- International Flights to/from Santiago (SCL)
- Helicopter tours
- Entry visas
- Meals not listed on the itinerary
- Premium imported drinks and champagne
- Tips & gratuities for guides / staff
- Travel Insurance > Strongly recommended!
- Items of a personal nature, souvenirs, any additional expenses not listed above
+ Is there an additional solo supplement rate?
For those that want a guaranteed single room, an additional cost of $1,950 applies yielding a total of $11,420 per single! If the amount of travelers amounts to an uneven number, we will never force a single supplement cost.
+ I want to see more of Chile! Can you provide assistance for extensions?
Absolutely! Our team of travel designers can help you reach Easter Island, Patagonia, Torres Del Piane, the Atacama desert, the Wine Valleys, Glacial Lakes and more! Feel free to leave a note that you're interested while applying and we'll make sure to assist.