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MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Pucón; Patagonia Chilena Brochure 2012/2013 MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Pucón; Patagonia Chilena Brochure 2012/2013 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS.

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1 MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Pucón; Patagonia Chilena Brochure 2012/2013 MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Pucón; Patagonia Chilena Brochure 2012/2013 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful”

2 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Index MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Index  General information  Itinerary  About the Mapuche Experience  Meet your hosts at Kila Leufu Ranch  Photos of the Mapuche Experience  Cost of the program and What it includes  Contact information

3 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE General information MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE General information

4 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary DAY 1 Reception and commencement of the experience in Kila Leufu Ranch (KL) Dinner at KL DAY 2 (Element Air) Commencement and presentation of day’s events Mapuche welcome ceremony in the Ruka (family house) of KL Music and invocation with the community’s lonkos (leaders) Breakfast at KL Introduction to Mapuche Culture Origen of the Mapuche nation Social organization of family and community Production activities Art and architectural design Entry into the Mapuche worldview, exploring symbolism of the kultrun (traditional drum) Tour of the Kila Leufu Ranch with explanations of the various activities carried out by the Mapuche family living there Lunch at KL

5 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary Lunch at KL Evening commencement Invocation of traditional music Informative talk about Mapuche music, instruments and meanings Instrument workshop and dance workshop Evening snack at KL Short hike to mountain lookout Invocation of air element; exercises to connect with the element’s forces Circle-up for review and reflection of day’s events Dinner at KL

6 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary DAY 3 (Element Fire) Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to expand consciousness and open the senses Breakfast at KL Commencement and presentation of day’s events Introduction to: Mapuche art, products and meanings Traditional meals, food and preparation Weaving workshop Cooking workshop Lunch at KL Evening commencement Silversmithing workshop Continuation of weaving workshop Trip to Villarica Volcano Evening snack at the volcano Invocation of fire element Integration of the volcano’s transforming energy into the body End of day circle-up in Ruka (family house) in KL; gather around fire Dinner at KL

7 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary DAY 4 (Element Water) Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to expand consciousness and open the senses Breakfast at KL Commencement and presentation of day’s events Trip to the city of Pucón Visit Pre-Columbian Museum Lunch in Pucón Evening commencement Trip to natural hot spring pools Evening snack at hot spring site Invocation of water element Exercises for the cleansing and purification of the emotional world using the energy of the hot springs End of day circle-up Dinner at KL

8 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary DAY 5 (Element Earth) Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to expand consciousness and open the senses Breakfast at KL Commencement and presentation of day’s events Trip to the Mapuche communities of Kurarewe Guided tour at Mapuche museum Rounds with communities’ sages and lonkos (leaders) The Mapuche religion Sacred sites Lunch in the communities Evening commencement Possible visit to Rewe (sacred site) Invocation of Ñuque mapu (Mother Earth) facilitated by the community’s lonko Evening snack Trip to energetic site Invocation of earth element; connection with the silence of the forest and the spiritual world End of day circle-up Dinner at KL

9 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary DAY 6 (Consciousness ) Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to expand consciousness and open the senses Breakfast at KL Commencement and presentation of day’s events Trip to Lanín Volcano Nature walk exploring flora and fauna of the Andean Patagonia region The Pehuén tree: why the Mapuche nation considers it a sacred tree Harvest of the Pehuén seeds Access to the base of Volcano Lanín; history and meaning to the Mapuche nation. Lunch at the foot of volcano Conscious hike in the silence of the forest Getting in touch with the spirit of the volcano Integration activity Group sharing of experiences and insights gained on a personal and group level Evening snack Return to KL End of experience circle-up Dinner at KL

10 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Itinerary DAY 7 Breakfast at KL Tour through city of Pucón Lunch in Pucón Return to KL and goodbyes

11 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About This experience invites you to enter the Mapuche’s world and learn about their vision of the Universe, their customs and vast spirituality. Unlike other programs that offer a superficial and peripheral view of the culture, this experience offers you a truly unique opportunity: to become part of the community during the period of your stay.

12 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About By relating with the Mapuche people, learning how to prepare traditional meals and exploring Mapuche art and traditions that have defined their identity since ancient times, you will get to experience the authentic and original Mapuche nation, one of great significance in the Patagonia region.

13 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About When we refer to the Mapuche, we are speaking of individuals who have lived in constant union and harmony with the lands to which they belong, respecting Mother Earth’s laws and recognizing her sacredness.

14 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About As such, throughout the six days of the Mapuche Experience we will be offering activities to encourage your personal contact with the forces and energies inherent in these lands. In that sense there will be a time of the experience for each of the different essential elements. AIR, FIRE, WATER, EARTH & CONSCIOUSNESS

15 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About Last, it is worth noting that the Mapuche Experience will reach significant levels of transformation, thanks to the availability of spaces reserved for meditation and reflection, supervised by the facilitator that will accompany your group. The purpose of these spaces is to enrich personal learning by sharing within the group different thoughts, sensations and emotions evoked by the experience.

16 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE About This is an opportunity to expand your consciousness, discover profound meanings and to reinforce the valuable teachings and insights that will emerge from a fantastic experience!

17 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Meet your hosts at Kila Leufu Ranch MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Meet your hosts at Kila Leufu Ranch The Kila Leufu endeavor is the result of the efforts of a Mapuche family, who, out of pride for their traditions and a strong sense of community, have decided to open the doors to an ancient culture, normally inaccessible to outsiders. With the kindness and warmth typical of a Mapuche family home, Doña Irma, Don Antonio and their children Sandra and Marco welcome guests as friends, creating an atmosphere that makes it hard to leave when the time comes to say goodbye.

18 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE The establishment MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE The establishment Kila Leufu consists of double and triple rooms, a spacious dining room and an authentic Mapuche Ruka (house) where various cultural activities take place. The establishment also has its own farmland and organic garden, providing fresh and natural products for the daily meals.

19 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Surroundings MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Surroundings Kila Leufu is located in the valley of the Tracura River in Chilean Patagonia. Its natural surroundings are an absolute privilege to experience, with views of the two most impressive volcanoes of the region, Volcano Villarica and Volcano Lanín. Among the region’s most notable attractions are the Villarica National Park, the Huerquehue National Park, a significatn hot springs source with many natural pools, spa services, beautiful waterfalls such as León, China, and Palguín Falls, and the picturesque city of Pucón.

20 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Video! MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Video! If you can’t see the video enter here!here

21 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Cost of the program and What it includes MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Cost of the program and What it includes $CH 785,140 (Chilean pesos); price per person -7 days and for 6 nights experience. INCLUDES:  6 nights in a double or triple room of Kila Leufu. For a single room there is an additional cost of 7,000 Chilean pesos per night  All meals at Kila Leufu and lunchboxes*  All teachings, workshops, outdoor activities and exercises related to the four elements  All transportation and excursions during the experience (trip to Mapuche communities, Volcano Villarica, Volcano Lanín, hot springs and city of Pucón the day of the visit to the Pre-Columbian Museum)  Tickets for access to museums, national parks and hot springs  Program coordinator, facilitator and translator service fees  Service fees for the staff and assistants involved in the cultural activities  TOUR OPERATOR COMMISION

22 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Cost of the program and What it includes MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Cost of the program and What it includes *FOOD REGIME: The following is included in the Mapuche Experience: Two lunches at KL ¬plus 3 lunches at various sites, two evening snacks at KL plus 3 evening snacks at sites, and 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners at KL.  Breakfast: freshly baked bread, fresh milk from the farm’s cows, homemade butter, homemade jams made from regional fruits, homemade cheese, eggs from the farm, natural juices, coffee or choice of tea and fruit.  Lunch and dinner: includes white and red meats, vegetables, seasonal legumes, typical Mapuche food, varieties of salads, natural juices and white and red wine depending on the occasion. A vegetarian menu will also be available if necessary. Please request on the registration form.  Beverages: for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks or any other drink not mentioned above, please write your request on the registration form. One bottle of wine for four people per meal will be included. Those who wish to consume more may do so at an additional cost.

23 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Cost of the program and What it includes MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Cost of the program and What it includes DOES NOT INCLUDE  Trips to Pucón or to Kila Leufu Ranch  Additional food not included in the list above  Mapuche artisanal products  Health insurance  Any item not mentioned above NOTE 1: A minimum of 8 participants are required in order to confirm the Mapuche Experience. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own group. Please consult the webpage or us to see if the experience has been confirmed for the dates you’ve selected. NOTE 2: You may also hire the services privately for your own group of 8 or more people. In this case it is possible to coordinate dates outside of the regular schedule.

24 SYNAPSIS EXPERIENTIAL TOURS “Keep travel meaningful” MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Contact information MAPUCHE EXPERIENCE Contact information SYNAPSIS GROUP Camino viejo lago Lolog 1287 (8370) San Martín de los Andes; Province of Neuquén Patagonia Argentina Skype: walterlema Website:


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