For more information on Chile’s tourist permit requirements, go to http://chile.gob.cl/en/consulados/tramites/para-extranjeros/obtencion-visas/. (As tourist requirements may change, please contact the Chilean embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date information prior to your travel.)
2. Flights: You are booking your own international flights to and from Santiago, Chile.
As soon as you book your flight, please use the link below to provide us with your flight details and emergency contact information. Under Event Name, please select Los Lobos from the drop down menu.
3. Extra Nights: If you decide to arrive early or if your flight schedule requires you to stay in Chile one or more extra days or extra nights, you can stay at Los Lobos Sanctuary with previous authorization and confirmation of availability. Otherwise, we recommend you reserve accommodations at the W Hotel or Hyatt Hotel in Santiago, or the Holiday Inn at Santiago Airport. Please speak to your Academic Advisor to coordinate and discuss shuttle service fees.
4. Herbs and supplements: Bring your daily supplements if you take any. Be sure to declare any herbs, honey, fruits, or plants when coming through customs to avoid fines.
5. Food and Water: While in Chile avoid drinking tap water since your system might not be used to the local flora. Once you arrive at Los Lobos Sanctuary, the water is pure and clean, and meals with special dietary requirements such as gluten or lactose intolerance are provided.
6. Travel Insurance: If for some unforeseen reason you must cancel your journey, your deposit is non-refundable. The Four Winds Society strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance. One option is Travelex Insurance, which offers Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay and Baggage Insurance. We suggest you purchase travel insurance within three weeks of your initial trip deposit for the best coverage. For complete details, please visit: www.travelexinsurance.com or call customer service at 1-800-228-9792 Monday – Friday 8am – 7 pm CST. Please refer to Location 09-0821.
7. Money: Consider exchanging $200-$400 dollars at the airport for purchases made at Los Lobos Sanctuary. Once we arrive at Los Lobos we’ll be a 30-minute drive from the closest ATM. Make sure that the dollar bills you bring into Chile have no tears or rips. It can be a problem to exchange these.
8. Tips: Tips are not included in your workshop fee. A suggested tip totaling 5% of your total lodging and services will be added to your bill and payable at checkout.
9. Health: Chile has world class medical care, and no public health threats. If you take any prescription medicines be sure to bring enough for your travels. Containers should be clearly labeled with prescription forms to avoid problems at Customs. A travel first aid kit is advisable, as well as bringing your own favorite personal “remedies.” Remember, you are responsible for your own health.
10. What to bring:
● Sun protection: sunglasses, hat, sunscreen (SPF over 30).
● Lightweight clothing for day-time and warm for evenings,
-. very comfortable clothing for yoga and movement
● Lightweight hiking shoes (w/ankle support are best) and good hiking socks
● Tevas or strapped hiking sandals (optional)
● Daypack or waist pack.
● Water bottle
● Journal for writing
● Small flashlight with extra batteries is handy
● Camera and extra SD Card/batteries
● Voltage adapter for your electronic items
● Items of a personal nature & toiletries. Bring Kleenex, wet wipes and zip lock bags
-.day hikes – as witheverything,what you carry IN on a hike – must be brought OUT
-.and disposed of properly.
● There is a no-shoe policy for all indoor spaces at Los Lobos Sanctuary. If you do not wish to be barefoot, please make sure to pack slippers or socks.
11. Temperatures and altitude: Springtime falls between September and November, a mild and temperate time of year and also colorful: this is the time when the plants are blooming. Temperatures range from a minimum of 6 degrees C (43 degrees F) to 23 degrees C (73 degrees F).
Summer is from December to February, a time of year characterized by hot and dry temperatures ranging from 12 degrees C (53 degrees F) to a high of 34 degrees C (93 degrees F) during the day (with noticeable cooling down at night).
Autumn stretches from March to May, during which time temperatures decrease gradually over time, ranging from 7 degrees C (45 degrees F) up to a maximum of 22 degrees C (72 degrees F).
Winter begins in June and lasts through September, when temperatures rarely exceed 15 degrees C (60 degrees F). Even though this is the coolest time of year, the average temperatures rarely drop below freezing.
Altitude is approximately 800 meters (2,400 feet).
12. Contact: If you have any further questions please contact our main office at 1 (888) 437-4077 or 1 (435) 647-5988.
Thank you for journeying with us!