|1||Depart UK||Overnight flights from UK to Santiago|
|2||Valparaíso||Arrive in Santiago and transfer to our hotel in Valparaíso||D|
|3||Valparaíso to Santiago||Meet MiFruta and small holder farmers who produce raisins||B L|
|4||Santiago||Tour of Santiago and San Cristobal Hill||B|
|5||Santiago||Meet Green Glass for some creative recycling in the capital||B|
|6||Santiago to Lautaro||Visit to a Fairtrade wine producer||B L|
|7||Lautaro to Salto Del Laja||Meet an organic producer part of a community action group (TAC)||B L|
|8||Salto Del Laja to Pucon||Visit beautiful Salto Del Laja waterfalls and CET Development project||B|
|9||Pucon||Learn more about the indigenous Mapuche culture||B|
|10||Pucon to Valdivia||Visit to Apicoop to see their honey production||B|
|11||Valdivia||Return to Apicoop to learn about their blueberry production||B D|
|12||Depart||Overnight flights from Valdivia to UK via Santiago||B|
Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
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Welcome to the land of Earth, Fire and Ice! From the towering Andes to the thundering waterfalls of Salto del Laja, or the majestic Villarrica volcano reflected in its serene lake, evidence of the elemental forces which sculpted this amazing and beautiful land is all around you. This tour gives us a fascinating insight into Chile’s cultural and recent political history as well as experience of its amazing natural scenery.
We will spend our first night in Valparaíso, getting our first tastes of traditional Chilean food and enjoying this characterful coastal city. We will also tour the sights of Santiago and begin to learn about its history and the effects of Pinochet’s regime on the people of the country.
During our journey south, as you are enjoying the breathtaking scenery, we'll visit schools and cities, Mapuche communities, and some of the groups who produce Fairtrade raisins, wine, honey and blueberries. We’ll hear their stories and learn more about life in this fascinating and diverse country.
“I had a lovely trip to Chile on a Meet the People Tour. Our group met such interesting people and received such a warm welcome wherever we went. It certainly lived up to its name – we met so many Chileans. I can wholeheartedly recommend the trip.”
Sally Harrison, Surrey
“I fell in love with this beautiful country”
“Hugely enjoyable and very informative about Chile, its history and current economic, political and cultural situation, and fair trade producers”
“The producers’ warm appreciation of our giving time to come and visit was humbling, to us it was a privilege to be there”
“The scenery was fantastic throughout: mountains, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes”
“Their welcoming friendliness and enthusiasm for Fairtrade inspired us”
“Cristian was superb – warm in his friendship, reliable, caring, competent, enthusiastic for the aims of Fairtrade, endlessly patient and cheerful”
“In his safe driving, help with baggage and general awareness of our needs Mario contributed beyond expectation to the success of our tour”
“The lunches were of local food produced by producers, farmers or the Mapuche people. They were Chilean food using locally grown produce”
“The scenery was amazing, I was not aware of how varied it is and I was very impressed by the friendliness of the people”
“We were entertained with great generosity and hospitality as well as good food”
“It was interesting to see the contrast between MiFruta, in the early years of its partnership with Traidcraft and Apicoop’s well established and efficient business with its long-standing co-operation”
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All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities
50% meals included
3 long road transfers
5 producer visits including 3 Traidcraft suppliers
3 development project visits
5 tourist visits
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