• 03 - 07 OCTOBER 2022 & 03 - 07 APRIL 2023

WILDchild Eco-guide Challenge in Chile

Teenagers and their parents get to reconnect and make an impact

Lake District | Chile






Edgardo 'Eddie' Songer

Head Guide – &Beyond Vira Vira

It was only in his university years that Edgardo came into contact with the great outdoors. It was during this time that he fell madly in love with all the adventures the mountainous landscapes of Chile could bring. From skiing and trekking to rock climbing, he was hooked, and it was these same activities that brought him in close contact with the wildlife of the country’s natural areas. From here his fascination for Chile’s biodiversity grew, and he soon realised that he wanted to pursue a career in nature that allowed him to keep exploring and discovering. 


Your journey at a glance

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a teenager* and their parent to make a difference in Chile’s Lake District.

This itinerary is about adventurereconnecting with your loved one and embarking on activities that help to leave our world a better place. We’re calling on teenagers and their parents to join 5-day, small group journey to &Beyond Vira Vira Lodge, in Chile, for an unforgettable challenge that will undoubtedly make memories to last a lifetime.

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This is an opportunity for eco-conscious teens to travel and make a difference alongside their parent and other like-minded individuals. Our WILDchild Eco-guide Challenge in Chile promises adventure-filled days, the chance to learn about new cultures and preserving the landscape and its wildlife; all in the luxurious surrounds of a sprawling organic farm in the Lake District. 

What makes this a WILDchild Eco-Guide Challenge? You and the rest of teens on this adventure will be challenged, just as our guides are, on what you have learnt whilst out on your excursions, earning certificates and prizes that will be handed out at a fun-filled ceremony dinner at the end of the journey. 

4 nights Lake District

*This itinerary has been specially curated for a teenager (14-18) and their parent. In the spirit of giving back, your teenager will only be costed at 50% of the adult rate.

Are you ready?


This unforgettable WILDchild journey is hosted by our expert guides and departs on a set date. Should you wish to travel over different dates with your own party of children (even if of different ages), please contact one of our dedicated Travel Specialists to plan your adventure. 

A taste of what to expect…

Lake District
Day 1 – Vira Vira
  • Hola! Welcome to Chile and the spectacular Lake District. After landing, you will be transferred to &Beyond Vira Vira Lodge, arriving in the afternoon – just in time for lunch.  
  • After tucking into some seriously delectable dishes, you will have the rest of the afternoon to unwind and freshen up before dinner, where you will meet the rest of your group and hosts.  
Lake District
Day 2 – Vira Vira
  • Your adventures begin today! Start your morning with a fun-filled horseback ride on the ranch – don’t worry, we have a horse to suit every riding capability. After your ride, enjoy a proper Chilean barbeque for lunch.  
  • In the afternoon, you will embark on a series of activities at the river. From a fishing competition (catch-and-release) to rafting and rock climbing, be prepared to have fun!  
  • Tonight, relax and unwind from your adventurous afternoon.  Enjoy a scrumptious dinner.
Lake District
Day 3 – Vira Vira
  • Whilst your parents get to sleep in and enjoy some well-deserved downtime (we recommend a massage, a session in the hot tub or a forest therapy outing), you will get to work doing a sustainability audit of the lodge.  
  • It’s important to understand how a luxury establishment such as Vira Vira is leaving a light footprint and doing its bit to leave our world a better place. This activity involves a tour of the organic vegetable garden and the property.  
  • In the afternoon, you will head out on a community visit. Learning about the local Mapuche people and enjoying a ruka and weaving tour.  
  • Tonight, compete with the chefs to earn your dinner in an interactive cooking competition.  
Lake District
Day 4 – Vira Vira
  • Today, you will visit the Villarrica National Park, which borders the lodge. Here, you can enjoy a lesson in wildlife and landscape photography as well as compete in a birding challenge.  
  • The afternoon will be spent with the staff of Vira Vira, learning about their passions through interactive sessions such as a conservation lesson by the guides or a cooking demonstration from the chefs. You will also get the opportunity to share your passions.  
  • Tonight, will be your prize giving and certification dinner.  
Lake District
Day 5 – Vira Vira
  • Today, you will get to sleep in (you deserved it) and then tuck into a wholesome breakfast before we wave a fond farewell as you are collected for your onward journey. 

4 Nights
Per person with adult & teenager sharing

03 - 07 OCT 2022

USD 3,465*

03 - 07 APR 2023

USD 3,465*

What's included
  • All nights of accommodation in a Villa
  • Private transportation (when it is available) in the best available vehicles
  • Tours as mentioned in the program with private English speaking local guides
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Taxes included, where applicable
What's not included
  • Domestic Air Tickets and local airport tax
  • International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Early check in or late check-out charges
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Any video/still camera fee during the trip
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Excess of baggage
  • Insurance
  • Visas (visit our partner, Sherpa, for reliable and convenient access to all visa-related requirements, supporting information, and costs)
  • Travel insurance (visit our partner, Global Rescue, for more information)
  • *Rates are quoted based on 1 adult and 1 teenager (14-18) sharing a twin room. In the spirit of giving back, your teenager will only be costed at 50% of the adult rate. The itinerary per person rate is calculated taking this saving into account
  • This unique journey requires a minimum number of guests to travel. However, if we aren’t able to reach the minimum number; &Beyond reserves the right to cancel BUT you will be reimbursed the full amount for the journey. We will confirm the journey numbers at least 5 months prior to departure.
  • Set departure date between 03 – 07 October 2022 & 03 – 07 April 2023
  • Minimum 6 guests / Maximum 12 guests per departure
  • Due to the nature of activities on this itinerary, children under 14 years old not permitted
  • This offer may not be combined with other offers. However, additional nights may be added by using the applicable long stay rate. Should you wish to travel on different dates with your own party, please contact one of our dedicated Travel Specialists to plan your adventure
  • The rates quoted are subject to change without warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Rates are subject to currency fluctuations and ROE
  • &Beyond trading terms apply.

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