Curanto, an Unmatched
Gastronomic Experience in Patagonia
Curanto is a custom coming from the natives of southern Chile that has best survived in the region and whose translation can be traced back to the term “curantu” (cura means “stone”, and antú means “sun”, which would lead to a literal translation “stones in the sun”).
This ceremony consists of cooking with heated stones placed in a pit under the ground. Leaves are placed on top of the stones when ready and a variety of seafood, meat, vegetables and sometimes cheese are placed on top of the leaves covered in more leaves and finally buried to create a sealed underground oven. The food cooks and the flavors eventually meld together, at which point the pit is opened and the curanto is served.
The practice of the Curantobegan in the Chilean island of Chiloe, but there is no formal recipe for the meal, and it commonly consists of whatever food is readily available. Shellfish are very plentiful on the south of Chile, which results in the meal consisting mainly of clams and fish, although there are also variants with other types of meat, especially in the Argentinean side where this dish is present
During this gastronomic experience you will not will be able to learn not only about the original peoples of Patagonia, participate in this tradition that has been maintained throughout the centuries, but you will also be able to enjoy the natural scenery surrounding, typical of the Argentinean Patagonia.
Chiloe and Bariloche
· CHILE & ARGENTINA ·
IDEAL FOR GROUPS & FAMILIES
AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND
Hot Balloon Ride
on the Colchagua Vineyards
Discover the Colchagua valley from the air, floating to the rhythm of the morning breeze while the first rays of the sun reveal the landscape. Flying in a hot air balloon is slow, clean, and silent; it allows you to relax and admire the magnificent scenery made up by the vineyards and the Andes in the back. After landing, you will be able to have some snacks, before continuing to the next stop in a nearby winery.
Finish this tour with a private guided wine tasting followed then by a special lunch that will allow you to discover some of the local dishes and the signature wine of Chile, the deep red Carmenère.
· CHILE ·
IDEAL FOR HONEYMOON
AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND
King Penguin Encounter
and Patagonian Experience
In a bay of the Chilean Patagonia, sits a colony of King Penguins, the only one in the continent. After a short heli ride from Punta Arenas and crossingabove the Strait of Magellan, we will arrive in a Patagonian Ranch, just 5 minutes from the penguin rookery. The visit to this Reserve will teach us about the conservation and research activities that are taking place at the moment.
This unique experience will also include the visit to the nearby ranch, were will not only learn about the locals and their way of living in this remote place, but will also taste a Patagonian Lamb for lunch, before returning back to Punta Arenas.
TIERRA DEL FUEGO
· CHILE ·
IDEAL FOR ADVENTURERS
AVAILABLE FROM AUGUST TO MAY
Discover the Richness of South America