For most people, a Patagonia hiking tour is a one-off, epic adventure that they get to experience only once. Patagonia’s remote location at the far southern tip of Latin America and it’s unspoiled wilderness mean that it’s a far cry from most peoples’ nine-to-five. But there is a select group of individuals who love hiking in Patagonia so much that the idea of leaving it all behind for a desk-job in the city just won’t do. For those people, landing a spot as a hiking and wildlife guide in Patagonia is a dream job in “one of the best places to work on Earth”. Read our interview with EcoCamp Patagonia guide Isidora Cruz to see what life as a guide is all about, with big thanks to the lovely Isi for taking the time out to chat with us.
What’s the best thing about working at EcoCamp Patagonia in Chilean Patagonia?
When you work at EcoCamp, Torres del Paine National Park is your own backyard. You get to enjoy it throughout the changing seasons of the year, watching the colours turn and experiencing all of the different weather conditions etc.
Is there a feeling of community amongst the staff?
Yeah, of course! We’re a family. We’re quite a small team and we spend birthdays, Christmases and New Years together. We share our adventures and our misadventures! We’re usually a very close team.