We design programs for the adventurous who love nature, those who appreciate sunsets in the mountains, adrenaline on a bike, feeling an endless walks. Imagine all of that complemented with delicious local gastronomy, tour guides who vibrate with nature and become in excellent fellow travelers.
Antonio and Macarena, after graduating from the Ecotourism Administration, decide to build their own house, a bioconstruction, on a plot of Antonio’s family, located in the Atacalco Valley, in the Pinto Commune, Bio Bio Region from Chile. This place destined by his family to the conservation, was the beginning and base operations of Verde Tour. Verde Tour is a family business founded in 2010 by Antonio Belmar and Macarena Sperry. Felipe Hojas was then joined as a partner and co-worker. Always aiming to generate a proposal of ecotourism and adventure travel in the Bio Bio region and in Chile, with the conviction of being a contribution for the development of sustainable tourism, participating in different instances that help to this end: Training of Local Guides with the Foundation Sendero of Chile (Chiles Trail) Cleaning Campaigns in the Atacalco Valley Participation in public meetings for the development of the Valle Las Trancas Destination We work in the training of future Ecotourism Professionals at Andrés Bello University, Concepción We have a Private Park of 8 hectares for Conservation, environmental education and ecotourism Environmental education exits in conjunction with Fundación Sendero de Chile with schools, seniors and public in general. These activities complement our offer of tours, always generating the value of the cultural and natural heritage, with a responsible and safe execution, focused on the quality of the experience.
Conservation, Education and Tourism.
Part of our mission is focused on the conservation of Biodiversity of our environment, that’s why we have a Private Protected Area, called Tierra Verde Park, this park has as objective the conservation and recovery of native species of flora and fauna. The Tierra Verde Park is located within the Biosphere Reserve named by UNESCO ‘Nevados de Chillán – Laja Lagoon’. It has 8 hectares of native forest, among which are species with conservation problems such as: mañio, the guindo santo, the cypress of the cordillera, among others; that conform the habitat of a great variety of species of fauna, emphasizing the torrent duck and the dromiciops (monito del monte). The conservation objective is regulated by a management plan that does not allow the introduction of exotic species and extractive activities, it allows recreational activities and environmental education, in areas intended for public use.