Who Are We?
We are dedicated travel itinerary specialists with over 30 years of acquired local knowledge of the South America Region.
This site is part of our overall South American travel offering connected to ExperienceChile.Org, which, in turn, is administered by Experience Travel Group LLC. This is a company registered in the United States, although the principal share holder and owner is myself Charles Hallifax and I am a British national who lives in Santiago, Chile. I have actually lived and worked in Chile since 1989 having come here for a new experience after I had successfully sold a UK national skiing magazine called “The Skier”.
Upon arrival to Chile I was appointed the Managing Editor at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile). After a few years as head of the publishing department at AmCham I set up a publishing company specialising in hotel, restaurant and tourist-information guides as well as representing Reed Elsevier Plc. It was the hotel guide that then became the first hotel web portal in South America which then morphed into ExperienceChile.Org, a company dedicated to creating custom travel itineraries based upon direct personal knowledge of the local hotels and suppliers at the destinations offered.
The ethos I have instilled into my staff, which is the corner stone to our product offering, has always been to offer a travel design that is not only personal and friendly, but is based upon good local information that we keep up to date via personal inspection trips to hotels and suppliers. We are not trying to be the cheapest, but we do aim to be the most professional. Our service is administered by myself and a team of competent, local staff based in Santiago and Patagonia together with partners based in Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
Our philosophy is to offer you an experience. Not just a holiday, not just a travel plan, but a life experience. We do this by creating travel itineraries that incorporate destinations, hotels and services that are special, that we know will offer you a memorable travel memory.
We can also arrange custom-designed itineraries with complete discretion for A-list celebrities or other VIP´s and clients who demand privacy – including a security detail if required. If you are such a person please use an alias in the initial enquiry and mark it VIP. I will personally get back to you.
You have a number of options, various companies offering to make this or that itinerary, or you can of course just do all the work yourself. However, there is only one company with the history (coming up to thirty years), the local presence, with resident local knowledge, managed by a British national and that is us – ExperienceChile.Org. Being a British-run operation also means that I, and my staff, understand you and your needs. And perhaps one of the main reasons to use a company with actual offices at the destination is because we are here should you need local support during your trip.