The Adventure Travel World Summit 2015 will be held at the Hotel Patagónico in Puerto Varas and one day at the beautiful Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.
Puerto Varas is located in the southern Chilean province of Llanquihue. Home to over 40,000 people, the “City of the Roses” was formed by the German colonization with immigrants that settled the area in the mid-nineteenth century. Two snowcapped volcanoes, Osorno and Calbuco, stand tall next to the picturesque Lago Llanquihue.
Official Air Booking Desk
ATTA’s official air booking desk is Exito Travel. An Exito agent will be available on-site during the Summit to assist Exito customers as needed
Registered delegates are eligible for Exito’s exclusive discounts on flights to Chile as well as flights throughout South America. Typical savings flying from North America: $300-$1000.
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Book your economy class ticket to Chile with Exito Travel and get upgraded to the Economy Plus cabin on your international flight to/from Santiago, free of charge. Economy Plus offers an extra 4 inches of legroom and priority boarding on this 9 1/2 hour flight. A $348 value!
Travel with LATAM Airlines Group, a Preferred Partner of the 2015 ATWS. Get up to a 35% discount when purchasing your tickets and they will neutralize CO2 emissions on your flights! More information here.
Most international travelers will fly into Santiago International Airport (SCL), Santiago, Chile, then take a connecting flight to Puerto Montt El Tepual International Airport (PMC / SCTE). Puerto Montt airport is roughly 30 km to Puerto Varas. Taxis are available to Puero Varas for approximately US$30. Busses are available as well.
Complimentary Airport Transfers
The deadline to reserve a complimentary airport transfer has passed. Please arrange your own airport transfer.
Chile Tourism has secured several beautiful hotels, all within a 15 minute walk to the ATWS conference venue, the Hotel Patagónico, in Puerto Varas at a discounted rate for ATWS delegates. Breakfast is included at each of the hotels. Please call or email the hotel to book your accommodations and mention 2015ATWS to receive the discount. Please note, the hotels have blocked the rooms, so you cannot book online – you can only book by calling or emailing the hotel directly and mentioning 2015ATWS. If you have accommodation questions, please contact Jorge Moller at [email protected].
* Except Suite Rooms (5%)
** Discount differentiated for Chilean pesos (42-45%)
Chile Tourism is offering some incredible adventures this year.
All ATWS delegates and guests are invited to enjoy one of many Pre-Summit Adventures for a nominal fee. Buyers, Travel Advisors and Media only may fill out the hosted Pre-Summit Adventure application to apply for a limited amount of hosted spots.
Day of Adventure
All registered delegates are invited to participate on the Day of Adventure, Monday, October 5th, free of charge. Please go directly to the DOA booking portal to register today.
Passports & Travel Visa
Every traveler must have a valid passport.
Citizens of the European Union, Canada, USA, and parts of Central and Latin America do not require visas to gain entry to Chile. We encourage you to check the visa requirements or contact the Chilean Embassy if you are traveling from countries not listed.
For delegates who are citizens of countries that require a Visa, the ATTA can provide you with an invitation letter to assist you in your Visa application. Registered delegates only, fill out the Visa Letter Request Form. Your invitation letter will be delivered by email as a PDF file within five business days.
SOLD OUT – Please note all available guests passes have been sold.
The temperature in Puerto Varas for the month of October averages highs of 55°F/12°C and lows of 40°F/4°C. It is best to wear layers, bring a jacket and rain gear.
As with all Adventure Travel World Summits, the attire is ‘Adventure Casual’. Adventure Casual means jeans or pants with a shirt or fleece, on occasion you may see a sport jacket or very casual dress. An additional warmer jacket or sweater is recommended for the cool evenings.
Please check with the hotel you will be staying at for additional information on internet connectivity. There will be free WiFi internet access during the Summit at the Hotel Patagónico.
Electricity in Chile is 220 Volts – two round pin plugs are used.
If your device plug has a different shape, you will need to bring a plug adapter. If your device does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Chilean Peso (CLP; symbol CH$) = 100 centavos. The local symbol is simply $. Visa and Mastercard are commonly accepted.
Travel Protection & Emergency Evacuation
Important Notice: Turismo Chile has worked with all Pre-Summit and Day of Adventure providers to provide accident insurance to assist participants in an emergency situation. There are inherent risks in the activities offered during the Pre-Summit Adventures, Day of Adventures, and throughout the Summit. The ATTA highly recommends that all Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) participants purchase travel insurance to provide the level of protection and support you require during your involvement at ATWS and during Pre-Summit and Day of Adventure activities. The ATTA encourages delegates to consider purchasing travel insurance with ATTA’s Travel Insurance Partner – World Nomads. Additional ATTA travel insurance and safety/medical member providers include: AIG, Global Rescue, and Ripcord – powered by Redpoint.
Turismo Chile has arranged for other entities to provide indoor and outdoor activities for the Adventure Travel World Summit participants. By choosing a Pre-Summit and/or Day of Adventure tours, you recognize that neither the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), nor its agents, servants, employees, and/or officers, are in any way responsible for any activities conducted by other entities. You further agree to Release and Discharge the ATTA and its agents, servants, employees and/or officers from any claim relating to either the selection of the other entities or the suitability of the entity to provide the indoor or outdoor activity. You recognize and understand that the safety laws, regulations, and requirements for any indoor or outdoor activity may vary widely from your home country’s similar laws, regulations, and requirements. You also understand that medical care in Chile may differ from your home country and you agree to Release and Discharge the ATTA and its agents, servants, employees and/or officers from any claim relating to medical services.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association is the largest global network of adventure travel leaders. Our community is made up of ~30,000 individual guides, tour operators, lodges, travel advisors, tourism boards, destination marketing and management organizations, outdoor educators, gear companies and travel media who share a belief and commitment to sustainable tourism. The connections and creativity of this vibrant community come together both virtually and in person to create and deliver the solutions that propel our businesses and our communities toward a responsible and profitable future.