What do we do at Sumalao?
We are running, at 100%, out Guest accommodations, even for extended periods
of time, including completely equipped full room and board.
We have the necessary infrastructure for realizing culturally orientes
events, such as: small concerts, plays, arts and craft shows, dinners,
etc.; meetings for personal and social development, either private or
We conduct tourist-oriented activities, such as: visits to sights of relevant
natural beauty, historical sights, ecological sights; community-related
socio-economic and cultural events, for example, craft centers, fishing
villages, forest, flora and fauna reserves, centers for artistic and folkloric
development; museums, clubs, etc. We shall also introduce you to the local
cuisine, including wines, confectionery, etc.
We organize fishing excursions and water sports; adventure tourism, trekking
and camping; skiing and mountain climbing observation of flora and fauna,
etc. We have available "Home-style Chilean Hospitality tours"
for long weekends; other one week or 10-day tours for visiting the Valdivia
area, the Southern Lake Region and/or Chiloé.
We can arrange a "Summer Spanish School" (and Japanese) for
young people of different nationalities, emphasizing not only on the theoretical
aspects of the language, but also the living experience of the people
who speak the language, through day-to-day coexistence with them.
We will also have available Cooking classes, whereby we will include basic
cooking courses, traditional and international courses, for youth, students,
community groups, Chileans and/or foreigners.
We will organize and develop Workshops for teaching various arts and handcraft
techniques, and growing techniques, including production, marketing, import/export
(ceramics, paper art, weaving, embroidery, confectionery, origami, theater
and literary wotkshops, flower and vegetable gardening) at the community
and private level.
We will realise and/or participate in projects for the protection and
development of the native forest (and everything which that entails),
in combination with domestic and/or international institutes or groups
which hope to instill respect, care, love and sustainable development,
among the community or among the guests.
We speak English, Spanish and Japanese.
Mónica Alvear Hostess
"Sumalao" House P.O. Box: Casilla 1161 Valdivia Fono/Fax: (56-63) 282251 Valdivia, Chile e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org