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Our company was founded by 2 professionals: Perry McIntosh (North American) and Felipe Soto (Chilean). Their duty was to combine their extensive travel experience and skills and also driving to offer a fresh vacation alternative in Patagonia. Perry has more than 15 years experience in corporate finance and owned ventures, while Felipe's expertise is in the areas of marketing and customer service. M10311 is an eco-business based on the preservation of our natural environments, concentrating on small groups (8 travelers maximum) to limit impact and to provide exceptional personalized service.
Questions and Answers
Wangulen’s expertise is focused on providing completely tailored itineraries and fully hosted tours in Patagonia.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We began in 2004 when we (one from Chile, the other from the U.S.) traveled together throughout Patagonia and realized two things: first, that it was the most breathtaking place we had ever been, and second, that it was so unknown by people outside of Chile and Argentina. Most travel agencies and operators offer very limited and rigid travel packages, which, at least to us, doesn’t make sense (“for Patagonia, see page 23”). We created this business to serve clients from around the world using a common sense approach to travel planning - bringing you, the traveler into the process to create an experience that allows you to get this mythical land under your skin with your individual style.

2. What is your company's mission?

To create fresh, unimaginable travel experiences, over and over again.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Our specialty is in working closely with each individual traveler to put together a unique, unforgettable itinerary based on unique needs, with the goal of not just meeting, but exceeding expectations.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The two of us, Felipe Soto and Perry McIntosh, formed Wangulen together, using our synergies in business development and planning, marketing, customer service and practical, extensive travel experience. Felipe has a Business Engineering degree in Marketing, and Perry has an MBA in New Ventures Analysis. We are the owners and operators of Wangulen, and take pride in serving each client as if he or she is our only one.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our most popular travel package is probably the fully customizable Captivating Patagonia plus Iguazu Falls tour, since in just barely over 2 weeks you can experience such highlights as Chile’s Lakes District, Torres del Paine National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier, the capital cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires, and ending at unforgettable Iguazu Falls on the border with Argentina and Brazil. All at an unbeatable price!

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

“One of the things we appreciated about Perry and Felipe is that they haven’t been to ‘guide school’ and so do not give a canned account of the terrain one is seeing. They are intelligent, fun to be with, and their language skills are excellent. They are knowledgeable about birds, animals, and plant life. When we had questions, they’d look for answers.”

Reviews and Comments
Rating By Subject

 1  Diane and John A dream destination with a real tour company!
A great trip that allowed us to see 3 distinct areas of Chile in the short time that we had available - from the cafes of Santiago to the glaciers in Patagonia. I know when people book on the internet, especially overseas, they are a little apprehensive, but all was as you said and when we arrived in Santiago and ... view more saw a driver with our name I knew all was going to be fine.

 2  Mark Unique company and perfect host!
The Patagonia tour through Chile and Argentina was fabulous. We saw waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, volcanoes, trees, flowers, guanacos, rheas, condors, and truly gorgeous scenery as we crisscrossed the Andes on our way to the tip of South America, where we saw penguins. We had five tourists who began as strangers ... view more and ended as friends.

\"The trip had a great mix of activity and rest time. Our guides were Perry and Felipe, who left their business jobs to form Wangulen Odyssey. They would take care of us as a group and individually, keeping us on track with the itinerary while giving us some flexibility. It was a great tour! \"If you\'re going to South America, I highly recommend them.

 3  Donald The best
I\'m finally home, caught up with the mail, etc. and enjoying the memories of one of my best trips ever. I can\'t stop thinking about the penguins, flamingos, albatross & condors.
\"Some of our trip highlights include the boat trip from Puerto Natales to the glaciers, our dinner with you ... view more guys in Punta Arenas (thanks to you, I enjoyed Conger Eel almost everywhere we went), hiking up to the Torres, seeing all the animals as we entered Torres del Paine, and walking around Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas.

\"Thanks again for all your help in planning our trip. It was the BEST!

 4  Christie and Jason New Friends
The tour of Northern Chile was amazing. We got to see and do so many great things, and were able to develop an appreciation for South America, and mostly for Chile. Felipe is a great travel guide, and not only does he know a lot about his country, but he genuinely loves it and this love shows through in his ... view more approach to tours. We connected with him almost immediately, and this allowed us to have a great time together and to make a new friend.

\"We just wanted to give you an extra thanks for everything you did for us during our trip.
\"Now, instead of saying to people, \'yeah, we have been to Chile\', we can say \'Yeah, we have a friend in Chile.\'

 5  Eng and Hwee Fantastic experience
We both had an fantastic time traveling with them, as personified by Perry and Felipe, who started the tour as our guides but ended it as friends.

\"Right from the start, in customizing the many requests we had for our itinerary to showing us the amazing scenery and rich culture of Chile, they both ... view more conducted themselves with utmost professionalism in consideration of our comfort and needs. The warmth and hospitality they have shown during our entire trip and attention to even the smallest details really went beyond our expectations and served to reinforce the wonderful memories we take from our trip.

\"We both definitely recommend this company for anyone planning their trip to South America. You can expect great company, wonderful memories and most importantly, the personal touch in all their activities. \"Get ready to be blown away!!

 6  Christie Grekul & Jason King The best trip ever!
We travelled with Wangulen in northern Chile in July 2007 as our honeymoon. This trip turned out to be the most amazing trip we have ever taken. Felipe's outgoing, friendly personality immediately made us feel welcome. His enthusiasm to make sure everything was perfect continued throughout the duration of out ... view more stay in Chile.

The all inclusive nature of the trip made the the planning process completely stress-free. Felipe and Perry were very patient and custom tailored the perfect Chilean experience for us. The incredible nature, culture, and history that make up Chile was exemplified by Felipe's knoweldege and love for the country, and his desire to share the country with travellers. This trip was great value for our money, as Wangulen exceeded our every expectation.

If you want to experience the real Chile, Wangulen is the way to go. We will be back to visit and to take the tour of southern Chile very soon!

 7  Eng Kiong & Hwee Loo Chilean adventure
We both had an fantastic time travelling with
Wangulen, as personified by Perry and Felipe, who
started the tour as our guides but ended it as fast
friends. Right from the start, be it in customizing
the many requests we have for our itenarary to showing
us the amazing scenery and rich culture ... view more of Chile, they
both conducted themselves with the utmost
professionalism in consideration of our comfort and
needs. The warmth and hospitality they have shown
during our entire trip and attention to even the
smallest details really went beyond our expectations
and served to reinforce the wonderful memories we take
from our trip.

We both defintely recommend Wangulen for anyone
planning their trip to South America. You can expect
great company, wonderful memories and most
importantly, the personal touch in all their

Get ready to be blown away!!

 8  Josephine Wallis Patagonian Overland
It was a wonderful trip with two friendly and professional tour leaders with an in-depth knowledge of Patogonia. Everything was excellent,hotels,food,and the transport was comfortable and reliable, a lot of ground was covered but there was time to relax. The activities were varied and easy.
There was ... view more magnificent scenery, glacial lakes,towering snowcapped volcanoes,turquoise rivers, waterfalls, desert, forest and wildlife. Everyday was exciting.

 9  Izel Wonderful!
I was in Patagonia on Nov-Dec 2006.
Felipe and Perry built the itinerary for me based on some places I didn't want to miss in South America. (ie Iguazu Waterfalls, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine, etc)
They helped me in finding beautiful places where I was in contact with Nature and myself. ... view more

My ideal vacation was to be out of the stress of the city for 3 weeks, and I ended up with the beauty of Nature, what more relaxing than that? That was great!

I highly recommend them if you are looking for great deals in South America (Chile and Argentina). Both Perry and Felipe are very patient and work with you in finding the best option and schedule for your trip. They scheduled my tours to all places I wanted to see and recommended me good options that I just loved!! They are very respectful, and I was impressed with their knowledge and professionalism. They really take care of you.

I had a wonderful and amazing vacation!

 10  Ricardo Flores Fantastico
My Trip on Patagonia (Chile-Argentina) was amazing, the operator travel was a great profissional, friendly and good company in this time. the negociation to this trip was too easy. Well we are happy for it

 11  Roberta and Gary Morris Patagonia Overland
This is an outstanding way to visit one of South America's last great frontiers and travel the Carretera Austral through pristine and scenic Chilean Patagonia. Perry and Felipe are terrific hosts who think of everything to make your trip perfect. Lots of soft adventures such as easy trekking, horseback ... view more riding, whitewater floating, glacier hiking, and wildlife viewing. Interesting lodges and restaurants, comfortable small-group vehicle, great company. One of our best trips ever!

 12  isabella nickel entire trip
From start to finish, this was an amazing trip. Both Felipe and Perry are super guys, who are excellent at thier jobs and extremely personable.
I recommend them, their company Wangulen, and the North Bound Tour of Chile very highly.
The scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife incredible, and the people ... view more absolutely fasinating.