"May all travellers find happiness where ever they go, with out effort maybe accomplish what ever they have to do .
And having safely returned to the shore may all be joyfully reunited with their relatives."
All the knowledge of the trails, routes and best spots.
Having gained experience traveling as trip leader and trekking guide in Patagonia and rest of the world.
We have an organized network of suppliers that cover destinations in Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia this means that some activities are provided by third parties.
Let us make your dream come true beyond your expectations.
The client is more than that, is an adventurer an explorer able to be open to new experiences, so our goal is to fulfill that thirst of knowledge and emotion.
The reason why we work hard and passionately to show you Patagonia with Patagonia Trails .
" Maria was our guide on volcano calbuco tour. She is experienced and knowledgeable she kept a perfect pace up a challenging trail. Highly recommended. "
" We had a fantastic tour with Maria to the rapids lake area and finally the volcano. It was a full day tour and definitely worth it. Maria is extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable on all things Chile and specifically all things in the Puerto Montt area. We were extremely happy with her and highly recommend her. In fact, if we ever come down here again and want to do Patagonia only, we would definitely hire her. We did this as a shore excursion off biking. Five Stars again! "
" Hola Maria, just to let you know we have arrived at Casa Solcor in San Pedro. All went well with the hire car return etc. Took a day trip to Valparaíso & Vina del Mar yesterday. Pick up, flight and bus to here all went very smoothly. Thank you for all your hard work arranging our Chile and bits of Argentina holidays, we really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you and spend time with you in Patagonia. All the best. Take care, Hugh and Jo "
" We had a great tour with Maria. The weather was not great, so we agreed to cancel part of what had been scheduled. Very comfortable van, with an excellent driver. We enjoyed the Petrohue Falls, and then had a nice tour of Puerto Varas. She took us to lunch at a local, family owned restaurant, which was excellent. We followed that with a walk around Puerto Varas, including a craft market. She has a great personality and I strongly recommend her tours. "
" We have a full day tour with Maria . She is a great guide and a very very nice person. She is one of the best guide that we ever had.!!!!! If you plan to visit Porto Montte in the future you must have her as your tour guide. Thank you Maria for a great day together ❤️ "
" Absolutely stunning! Our guide Maria was the best! Some of the most beautiful views in the country and we saw most of them! Maria and our driver met us at the port and took us to see the best in this area. We had plenty of time for pictures, and all our questions were answered, Nice lunch at local restaurant for authentic food. Highly recommend Maria and driver, they were wonderful! "
" Maria was our guide for a two week trip of Chile. She chose the best experiences of Chile for us. We visited Santiago, Valparaiso, the Atacama desert, the Lake District and Patagonia. She hired local guides in each area, who enriched the visits to each area. She displayed a great knowledge of Chile...it's history, natural features, as well as the local animals, birds and vegetation. She was very attentive to our individual needs during the trip. Maria is wonderful guide and I highly recommend her and her company, Patagonia Trails. "
" Really appreciated the tour and background of the area. Guillermo was a lot of fun, informative and flexible for our group. Highly recommend them.
" There was a lot of variety and diversity of scenery and walks up to 2 hours long with explanations of geographical and historical info. We got to taste a wide variety of Chilean foods and wine. When Serrano River trip cancelled we went Puma tracking with professional guides and found Pumas. Fantastic. Hotels were clean and service friendly and even 2 nights at a refugio in Patagonia. "
" Maria picked me up from my hotel at 9am and we had a wonderful conversation about the region's history and geography on our way to the horses. We arrived at a secluded river house and met Luis, another guide who accompanied us on the trek. Luis drove us across the river in his speedboat, to where the horses were tethered. I was introduced to mine, Cassamares (probable spelled incorrectly due to my poor Spanish) who was a gorgeous and well-tempered male. We began our trek through the forest, fields and up hillsides, crossed streams and ended up at a beautiful waterfall after around 2 hours. The trek was incredibly beautiful and Maria was an excellent guide, telling me all about the flora and fauna of the area in great detail. We took some photographs by the waterfall and continued up the hillside on horseback. We finished the 4 hour ride with a very fast canter, which was exhillarating to say the least (this was a request from myself as I have a history of horse riding, but is not mandatory for less confident riders! The trip is very tailored to your ability and Maria is very easy to confide in if you are feeling nervous at any point, and can provide excellent advice and guidance about riding if needed!). Maria and Luis then cooked a marvellous BBQ with wine and dessert, before I was dropped back at my hotel at around 6pm. I cannot recommend this trip enough, Maria speaks excellent English and was extremely friendly, not to mention informative about the area! The location was surreal, exceptionally beautiful and a top location for a horse ride, the horses were very well behaved and made me feel very safe (as did the guides!). The BBQ was delicious, and overall this tour is incredible value for money. Thank you Maria and Luis for an unforgettable trip in Puerto Varas - I look forward to many more in the future! "
" Our family thoroughly enjoyed our trek in Cochamó with Maria, who is very knowledgable and loves the outdoors as much as we do. We were so enthralled with what there was to see that we missed feeling a 7.0 earthquake! Only slight downside was that we always seemed in a bit of a rush to get up and down the track so if you prefer to concentrate more on the nature around you, maybe ask for a slightly shorter route that can be explored more thoroughly. Thank you, Maria! "
" I had a last minute extra day in the Puerto Varas area and reached out to Maria. It was a great decision. She is extremely knowledgeable about the local area and found some beautiful locations to spend the day. It was a very well thought out day, and I enjoyed the conversation. I hope to make it back to Chile, and when I do I hope to use Maria again for longer hiking adventures. "
" If you are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide for your Chilean adventure, then Maria Abud of Patagonia Trails is the person for you. She led our group of 14 women, mostly on the plus side of 50, for about 2 weeks. We visited all of Chile from north to south: Atacama Desert, Santiago, Valparaiso, Lake District, and Patagonia. We hiked deserts, forests, mountains, volcanoes, traveled by boat, zodiac, and plane, learned about Chilean history and culture from city walking tours, tasted wine at Chilean winery, and even had a cooking lesson on Chilean cuisine. Maria was attentive to our needs every step of the way. Thanks to her we had a fantastic adventure! "
" We travelled as a family by cruise ship to Puerto Montt. I prefer only private organised activities and found Patagonia Trail on the internet. The contact by email went really well and I received very quickly a custom made offer. Maria organised the private bus transfer with a super friendly and helpful guide, Felipe, from and to the port. We arrived at a perfectly maintained ranch in Puerto Varas with beautiful and well trained horses and were welcomed by Gustavo who introduced us to the practice of horse riding. The surroundings are astonishing with walks through the woods and prairie. Pure nature without any disturbance. We had a really wonderful time. For my children who never ride before this was a unique experience. After the horseback ride of 2,5 hours, we asked Felipe to book a table at genuine Chilean restaurant in Puerto Varas, which was really good! The whole journey was perfectly organised and I definitely would recommend this company.Katia - Belgium "
" Dear Maria,
Let me begin by telling you how fantastico our trip has been so far! Jorge was marvelous in Santiago, and Carla and Muro (sp?) took such wonderful care of us in Torres del Paine!
Again, thank you so much for your excellent planning of our trip! We so appreciate all the personal and private accommodations!
Very sincerely yours,
(Hartanov group) "
" We had a very enjoyable four days tramping with Maria in various venues around Puerto Varas.What a wonderful area ,and how fortunate we were to have Maria to give us such an overview of it all.We certainly valued her expertise and enthusiasm and would have no hesitation in recommending her services. "
" We recently did a hike with Maria to Alerce Andino National Park and Volcano Osorno. We had such a great time!! We are beginner hikers from the US and Maria was really able to make the experience enjoyable that we want to do it more! She really knew her way around the area and helped us learn so much. She also provided us a great lunch and was even able to accommodate my celiac disease with a gluten free meal. Can’t recommend her enough! Would love to do another hike with her!! "
" María nos invita a conocer toda la Patagonia. Me hubiera gustado haberte conocido antes. Sabe toda la historia de región, nos llevó a lugares increíbles, con todo el tiempo del mundo para el paseo.
" Where do I start? My experience with Patagonia Trails was life-altering. I know that sounds dramatic and a tad over-the-top but I couldn't be more sincere. I went on two hikes... the first hike it was pouring rain (so that kind of sucked) but our guide Joquin was a great sport about it and switched hiking trails, so we weren't pelted by rain the whole time. Ended up being a soggy but great day. The second hike was the highlight of my entire trip to Chile (and we had great weather). We went to Colchamo Valley, which is a trail that runs through an ancient primordial temperate rainforest.. all i can say is WOW. The most beautiful natural scenery I've ever seen. I took pictures and snaps and people back home were like "you look like you're in a fictional movie." Felt like I was in a fantasy film like Lord of the Rings. Our guide Joquin was very knowledgable of the history, plant-life and animals. A true wilderness-man. I highly recommend taking advantage of these guys.. they'll take you to some of the most natural marvels in the world. Thanks Maria and a special thanks to our private guide Joaquin. "
" Maria set up an ambitious but extremely beautiful multi-day trekking trip for us ( a group of women). Her knowledge of scenery, nature, and local scenes, was tremendous and enabled us all to revel in and thoroughly enjoy the hikes and vistas. We saw spectacular Patagonia including FitzRoy and Torres del Paine areas. Maria was always there to answer our questions, inform us about trails, wildlife, lodging, and good eats. Her experience as a guide was apparent and helped us all to have an extremely enjoyable time trekking in Patagonia! "
" Maria organized a wonderful trip to Patagonia for us. She booked excellent hotels in three different areas (Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales,and Punta Arenas), as well as a rental car. All we had to do was show up! Everything was laid out perfectly and did not disappoint. Her expertise was clear and the trip had the perfect pace. I highly recommend working with Maria to organize your trip to Chile. "
" Dear Maria, Thank you very much for a lovely week! Such fun riding thanks for taking such good care of us.
Best of luck in the future adventures "
" I recently went on a two-week hiking trip in Patagonia, organized and led locally by Maria at Patagonia Trails. The trip was fantastic and life changing.
Majestic beauty of Andes in varying weather conditions was breathtaking and beyond words; coupled with scent, color, wind blown gesture of tress and clouds, occasional thunderous roars of avalanche, every step was meditative and sensuous. It is worth highlighting Mariaâ€™s sophisticated palate. The restaurants she recommended were exceptional. Most memorable for me was La Tablita in Calafate, Argentina. Their roasted lamb was to die for. Foodies might consider marking this restaurant a destination. While in Chile, consider trying the versatile merken, a red peppery spice with a unique earthy note. Above all, I was awed and touched by Maria and all of our local guidesâ€™ consistent personal warmth; inspired by their love, passion and respect for Patagonia.
Yet this trip was more. On our last day of hike, title of an old English movie â€œwent up a hill, came down a mountainâ€ kept coming up for me. The difference between a hill and a mountain might only have been inches - a difference not necessarily perceptible externally â€“ yet on some level, these inches represented a quantum leap. As I settled back into a daily routine, there was a stirring deep within, organically unfolding. In this unfolding, the magic of Patagonia continued.
In less than a week, I made a sudden, unexpected and drastic change of my career and my life.
Doesnâ€™t matter whether you travel to escape a familiar reality, or to breathe in a new life, or perhaps you are open and ready to set sail for your own personal odyssey, Maria and Patagonia Trails are deep enough to meet you there. They truly are a rare find and a hidden gem. I recommend them to you with enthusiasm.
Thank you, Maria, for the joy you bring. Namaste. "
" We had a fabulous day's riding. The scenery was amazing, the guides great, the lodge where we started was in a beautiful position on a river and after a great ride we were served a delicious lunch. I would really recommend it.
" I will never forget all this beautiful countryside I visited with very nice people like you, Maria and Ariela, Jorge, Manuel etc. etc.
Thanks for the good time spent in Patagonia, Maria. "