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Price p/p From price (current for 2023 season) is per person based on shared tent (group of 2) for 1 night & 1 day.
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 840

SNOWCAT CAMPING TOUR
1-2 Nights Camping | 1-2 Days Cat Skiing

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price (current for 2023 season) is per person based on shared tent (group of 2) for 1 night & 1 day.
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 840
If you don't mind an adventure, this cat skiing tour with Arpa includes camping in tents at the base of the ski zone, daily breakfast, lunch & dinner and transfers to/from Santiago.
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Arpa Basecamp Experience - NEW for 2023!

If you are the adventurous type and don't mind roughing it a little, Arpa has a brand new and very exciting offering for 2023!

Instead of staying in a nearby town and driving up to Arpa each day, you will stay right at the base of the ski zone at El Arpa in tents. Bathrooms will be shared and meals will take place in a common area.

This unforgettable package starts with a pickup from either Santiago International Airport or your hotel in Santiago with a transfer to Arpa basecamp 75 miles (108km) northeast of Santiago where you will be based for your epic cat skiing adventure with El Arpa.

The package includes tent-style accommodation with daily breakfast, lunch & dinner.

At Arpa you will experience steep endless descents on untracked snow of up to 1,000 m (3,000 ft), plus you will experience vistas of the highest peak in the Andes; Mt Aconcagua (to the east) and views of the pacific ocean to the west.

After 1 or 2 incredible days of cat skiing (depending which package you book) you will be transferred back to your hotel in Santiago or back to the airport if you are flying out.

If camping in tents is not your thing, check out the Ultimate Ski Arpa Experience>>

You can also see more information about Ski Arpa here>>

Itinerary (based on 2N & 2D package)

DAY 1

4:00 pm - Depart from the agreed meeting point in 4x4 vehicles and transfer to Arpa Base Camp.
07:00 pm – Be welcomed and enjoy a relaxing cocktail upon arrival.
08:00 pm - Mountain dinner accompanied by signature wines.

Overnight at the Base Camp.

Day 2

9:00 am - Start the day with a hearty breakfast before a technical and safety briefing.
9:30 am - Beginning of the skiing day.
12:15 pm - Break for lunch.
3:00 pm - Wrap up the day's skiing activities.
3:30 pm- Enjoy snacks and drinks during Après ski.
08:00 pm - Mountain dinner accompanied by signature wines

Overnight at the Base Camp..

DAY 3

9:00 am - Begin the day with breakfast and participate in a technical and safety talk.
9:30 am - Second day of skiing commences.
12:15 pm - Break for lunch.
3:00 pm - Conclude the skiing day.
3:30 pm - Refresh with snacks and prepare for the return journey to Los Andes or Santiago.

Substitute DAY 2 a with DAY 3 for the 1D/1N package.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2023 Prices

 Prices in USD (Per Person)
 Group size:  1 Pax 2 Pax
 1 night / 1 day cat skiing  1260  840
 2 nights / 2 days cat skiing  1735  1365

Notes about prices:

  • prices are per person in a shared tent with shared bathroom facilities
  • base/invoice currency is in USD
  • prices are per person
  • prices include tax
Inclusions
  • 1 or 2 nights shared camping at the base of the ski zone
  • Daily breakfast & boxed lunch
  • 1 or 2 full days of snowcat skiing (10,000 - 15,000 feet vert/day)
  • Transfers to/from Santiago
  • Use of avalanche beacon
  • Dinner including one beer, soft drink or glass of wine.
Add-ons
  • Additional alcoholic beverages and drinks beyond what is included in the itinerary.
  • Helicopter transfers from Portillo
Not Included

Booking Conditions

DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT 

  • Deposit is 30% booking value (or full amount if less than 60 days to departure date)
  • Final balance due: 60 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in USD

CANCELLATION BY YOU

Number of days prior to departure date, when your authority in writing is received by us.
Cancellation Fee (expressed as a % of total program price per person)

  • more than 61 days prior to departure -10 % of the trip cost or USD 150 per person (whichever is higher) + expenses
  • between 60 to 45 days - 25% of the trip cost.
  • between 44 to 31 days - 50% of the trip cost
  • Less than 30 days or less - 100% total payment forfeited.
  • No refunds are given for no-show's or for not completing the tour for any reason.
  • Tour operator highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 

 

CANCELLATION BY ARPA CAT SKIING

Refunds

 If we are closed due to weather you have the following options:

  • 85% refund
  • Change your reservation to the next available day

If we are closed for mechanical reasons we provide 100% refund based on the number of runs missed.

CANCELLATIONS by the Company

The Company reserves the right to modify or cancel a tour/trip with justified cause, under the following circumstances:

1.Client's failure to pay the balance in the due date. In this case, cancellation fees apply (please check "Cancellation by the Traveler" section of this document further below).
2. Glove Travel concludes that the safety and/or comfort of clients is put at stake/jeopardized or identifies a problem with a supplier implying the impossibility of operating the program and/or providing a service as initially proposed.

In these cases, Glove Travel will make every effort to reschedule or modify travel arrangements to not alter the nature of the trip. However, any changes may require a supplemental payment from you or result in a refund less any cancellation fees and non-refundable deposits.

3. Force majeure: Impossibility to operate the program due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Glove Travel's control, the consequences of which neither Glove Travel nor its suppliers could avoid, including, but not limited to: war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), earthquake, industrial dispute, technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, epidemics and pandemics, adverse weather conditions and level of water in rivers.

If as a result of force majeure, Glove Travel is rendered unable to provide a portion of your holiday after it has commenced and alternative arrangements must be made, the passengers will have to bear any additional cost derived from those arrangements.

In case of expenses being recovered, these will be reimbursable in either cash or credit notes specifying a validity date - this will depend on third party terms & conditions applicable. Glove Travel will not be liable to refund in cash any service operated by a third-party who is extending a credit note or voucher for future services.

In case of refunds, any airline ticket cancellation fees, non-refundable deposits paid to local suppliers and other penalties may apply and be discounted. This refund will constitute full settlement of claims you may have arising out of our cancellation.

Glove Travel will not be liable by any means or reimburse any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel, or other travel arrangements done independently by the client.
By the Traveler: All requests for cancellations must be made in writing via email to Glove Travel. If for any reason you need to cancel your trip, the reservation deposit is returned minus a trip cancellation fee. For this reason, we strongly recommend you purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

During the Trip:

If during the course of the trip you decide for any reason to cancel the whole trip or to realize an altogether change of route, no refunds will be given for the unused services and/or accommodation.
Glove Travel will not grant partial refunds for any unused trip arrangements after the trip has commenced or any refunds to trip members who do not complete any portion of the itinerary. Additionally, cancellation charges for air and train tickets, cruises and others may vary. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

Prior to the Departure Date:

Glove Travel will assess a cancellation charge to cover loss of nonrefundable advance payments we have made on your behalf; communication expenses; and a management fee for the time invested in designing and preparing your trip.
Applicable cancellation charges (please see the table below: 'Cancellation Charges') are calculated with reference to the date on which we receive your cancellation request in writing, and we acknowledge receipt of the same. We incur costs from the time you make your booking, and you agree that if you cancel your booking, you will compensate us for our losses and expenses, as per the table below. Our cancellation charges increase the nearer the cancellation is made to your departure date.

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance cover for cancellation adequate to cover the value of your holiday. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges (please see the 'Travel Insurance' section of this document).

(*) Expenses refer to specific items that require deposits to secure bookings and that are not included in the non- refundable deposit. This may include airlines, hotels, charters and other special services. Please note that these items may have different cancellation terms than those established by Glove Travel, as well as black-out dates with specific policies, all of which shall be duly explained at the moment of the proposal and booking confirmation.

The same cancellation fees apply for partial cancellations of a booking.

Charges related to airline ticket changes and cancellations are subject to the Airline Company's term and conditions. Notwithstanding the type of advance cancellation notice the traveler may give, reservation made for long weekends or Festive Season (High Season, Christmas, New Year?s, Easter) might have non-refundable amounts.