It is a unique passport in Chile to travel the Route of Parks of Patagonia, discovering the must-see places of each national park and its surrounding communities. It will be your travel logbook since you will be able to write about your experience in the area and the species of fauna and flora you observe.
In addition, every time you visit one of the national parks along the route, you can go to the park rangers to have your passport stamped. Each park has its own design!
When you get your passport, you will accept the zero footprint commitment as a responsible tourist, assuming your role as guardian of the Route of Parks of Patagonia.
1.- Take care of its pristine ecosystems
I will take care of the pristine ecosystems of National Parks and Wildlife Protected Areas to protect all the communities of life that live in them.
2.- Support the development of communities
I will support the development of the communities, consuming and buying locally.
3- Respect local customs and traditions.
I will respect local customs and traditions to enhance the cultural heritage of the Route.
4.- You will plan your trip to reduce your footprint.
I will plan my trip to reduce my footprint, take my garbage with me, and reduce my waste by avoiding using disposable products.
5- You will protect wildlife by not feeding them.
I will protect wildlife by not feeding them and observing and photographing them from a distance, remembering that I am visiting their home.
6- Respect the peace of the parks by driving slowly.
I will respect the peace of the parks by driving slowly and enjoying the ambient sounds, avoiding acoustic polluting them with my music.
7.- You will walk on the paths provided
I will walk on the marked trails to care for the surrounding wildlife.
8.- You will respect the prohibition of the use of fire.
I will abide by the prohibition of the use of fire, the main threat in protected areas, and avoid all possible risks for me and others.
9.- You will ensure that other visitors also know that
I will ensure that other visitors know and comply with the zero footprint commitment.
10- You will respect the indications of the Park Rangers.
I will respect the instructions of the park rangers, who are responsible for the management and protection of the park.
Each authorized national park has its own stamp. When you visit a park, remember to approach the park rangers to ring your visit, a souvenir of a unique experience touring Patagonia's National Parks!
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The Parks Route is a territorial conservation vision for Chilean Patagonia. An initiative developed by Rewilding Chile Foundation, the legacy of Tompkins Conservation, together with the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), the National Tourism Service (SERNATUR), and other entities to jointly promote the importance of national parks as engines of local economies and Chilean Patagonia as a destination for conservation and responsible nature tourism.
This scenic route covers 2,800 km, inviting you to explore its 17 National Parks, which are part of the National System of State Protected Wildlife Areas (SNASPE) and are administered by CONAF. They are located between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn, integrating the Carretera Austral with the Patagonian channels and the Route of the End of the World.
The Route crosses ⅓ of Chile and invites you to protect the unparalleled beauty of the end of the world. It has a high ecological value due to the endemism and biodiversity of its temperate rainforests, sub-Antarctic forests, wetlands, ice fields, and the most extensive fjord system on the planet.
In addition to its beauty, it is a critical buffer zone to counteract the climate and species extinction crises. Its forests and soils are a significant carbon sink for Chile, South America, and the planet, thanks to its capacity to store almost three times more CO2 per hectare than the Amazon.
Along the Route, 24 ecosystems are protected, and it's the refuge for more than 100 species, some of which are in danger of extinction. Today, more than ever, we know that human societies have little opportunity to flourish without healthy ecosystems.
Can you imagine a route where conservation and development go hand in hand? The Route protects 11.8 million hectares and inspires economic dynamism in more than 60 surrounding communities due to conservation.