The Ecological tourism or Ecotourism is a new trend different from traditional tourism. It is an approach where special importance is given to sustainability, preservation and appreciation of the environment (both natural and cultural) that welcomes and raises awareness among travelers. Although there are different interpretations, usually, the Ecotourism is promoted as an “ethical” tourism, which also takes care of the welfare of local populations.
Our project, Norte Grande Outdoor, borns as an initiative to promote the Ecotourism in Chile. Our main objective points out that travelers, both local and foreign, have the chance to meet prime locations, specials for their beauty and for being unique in the world. Our approach focus into visit and explore new places for the traveler facing a particular way of relating and enjoying nature. We take as a premise both respect, preservation and care for the environment, and the fair and fraternal relationship with the population of each location.
In addition, Norte Grande Outdoor, aims to provide Ecotourism services with a different look to traditional mass tourism. Thus, we seek to deliver a personalized and friendly service to visitors, with tailor-made experiences for each traveler.
Norte Grande Outdoor´s founder is Robert Price, Electronic Engineer from the Catholic University of Chile. Roberto currently works as “System Engineer” at ALMA Observatory (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array), located south-east of San Pedro de Atacama, in the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters above sea level (ALMA web site). He also practices scuba diving, as PADI Divemaster certified and enduro dirtbikes.
Currently, Norte Grande Outdoor, has it’s base of operations San Pedro de Atacama, in the Atacama Desert, north of Chile.