Francisco Bruna is a private tour guide in Chile
We have been linked to outdoor activities for 30 years related to sports activities, events, tourism and leisure, that have not only allowed myself to fully explore this corner of the world, but also to become acquainted with the interests and the needs of my clients..
I been working on average more than 21 years as guide in Chile and others áreas of the world improving my specialities.
Hislandes is a company borne out of its partners' willingness to share their experiences, love for the outdoors and respect for local cultures and the environment, with the profound conviction that one loves what one knows. Through our services we aspire to pass on this knowledge, which is basic to establish a harmonious relationship with the surrounding environment.
Travel Philosophy: We want our customers to live this experience with total safety and trust, which is why we use the best resources enhanced by guidelines of sustainability and respect for the environment. While achieving high quality standards, our aim is to make them feel part of this land and its people.
Work Philosophy: I have confirmed the importance and efficiency of teamwork, and we want it to take place in an environment of maximum respect between everyone involved inside and outside of our company. We do not discriminate in any way and impregnate our activities with empathy and tolerance, thus letting us work in an environment of healthy human relationships.
I work at a human scale, since it is exactly my individual actions which have an impact in our ecosystems. Make sure that our operation as a company is in harmony with its surroundings, not only in regards to our natural ecosystem but also with the social aspects of its location. We seek to inspire everyone surrounding us and make our contribution focused on this idea, while making a special effort to preserve our environment.
My wife and I recently went onto a trip up into the Andes with a few colleagues and had one of the best experiences in our life. Fantastic scenery, wonderful sights and sounds we even got to see ancient glaciers and the beautiful condors soaring above - and a truly superb outdoor bbq, superb slab of Chilean beef, all set in the beautiful mountains and passes. Francisco all the time offering us his knowledge of the wonderful places we were visiting and where we were driving through. Of course accompanied by the best Chilean wine !
A very recent trip I went with a group of colleagues and Francisco again on a white water raft experience down the Maipo canyon. What a marvellous experience all round. Again, Francisco promptly collected us all from the hotel and we drove through the beautiful countryside to the canyon. The guys who supplied the raft and wetsuits / safety equipment gave us all a superb safety instruction then we set off down the river. What an adrenaline rush, an absolutely superb trip. Unbeknown to us, Francisco had even organised photographers to be stationed along the riverbank to get shots of us paddling through the white water. A real superb excellent day. From here, we gathered the equipment and headed back to the rafting headquarters, hot shower got changed and onto a superb local meal and red wine in a vert clean local restaurant...absolutely wonderful and our stomachs full of Chilean food.
Truly one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, great guides, great activities, well provided, superb safety and FANTASTIC value.
Can not recommend Hislandes or Francisco enough, a truly superb experience you must try. Thank you all