At a Glance

Magellanica® is a bespoke adventure travel company whose mission is to take discerning travelers who are time-constrained to the most spectacular natural and cultural wonders of Argentina and Chile. We create private, custom-made journeys designed around the themes of safety, diverse destinations, breathtaking outdoor adventures, gourmet regional cuisine, exclusive lodging, and unprecedented insider access.
We are an Argentinean company with an office in Bariloche, Argentina. The company was founded in October 2010 by Diego Allolio. Diego has introduced the Leave No Trace and American Canoe Association standards in Argentina, available now to other operators and outdoor professionals. Diego Allolio was quoted by Top Travel Specialists such as the Conde Nast Traveler and Outside magazines, and the Argentina version of Moon Travel Guides.

Diego Allolio
Our Story

Diego Allolio wanted to continue to share his passion for adventures in the natural world and founded Magellanica®. Since 1997, he has worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School. He co-founded and run Meridies for almost ten years and in 1991 he was part of the start up of patagonia® - Outdoor clothing in Argentina until 1997.

The company launched with long weekend escapes from the US and UK to Bariloche and the Fitz Roy range. Using our travel wisdom, we then progressively expanded our offerings within Chile and Argentina – the glaciers of Patagonia, the Lakes District in Argentina and Chile, Aconcagua; Sea-kayaking and Backcountry skiing trips in Chile and Argentina’s Patagonia. Responding to the demands of our returning travelers wanting to experience Magellanica® journeys in new destinations, we decided to expand our reach to the Atacama Desert in Chile and Argentina, and the wine countries of Mendoza and Salta . Magellanica® has hosted numerous prestigious travelers, and have been regularly asked to coordinate fascinating side projects.
Responsible Tourism

Magellanica® actively participates in waste reducing and recycling programs in the communities in which we operate.

Magellanica® adheres to the Leave No Trace principles in the backcountry and the frontcountry. Our lead guides are trained and versed with minimum impact techniques and wild land ethics.

Magellanica® believes in spreading the word of conservation. We strive to inspire our clients into actively participating in conservation initiatives in order to preserve the natural heritage in Argentina and Chile.

We encourage our clients to engage into the country’s economy and culture, fostering consumption of locally made food, handcrafts and other cultural events.

We carefully choose our suppliers amongst other professional local providers. We prefer private companies committed to their employees and communities in which they operate through responsible business practices.
The Crew

Tomás Ceppi
Lead Guide

Juan C. Queirolo
Lead Guide

Craig Ross
Lead Guide

Julio Alvarez
Lead Guide

Esteban Cardieri
Lead Guide

Germán González
Lead Guide

Adrián Penzotti
Lead Guide

Milton Marques
Lead Guide
Magellanica® stands for the highest safety and quality industry standards:

AAGM and EPGAMT, Mountain Guides
Wilderness First Responder, WFR & CPR certified
Leave No Trace, Trainers and Master Trainers
American Canoe Association, Coastal Kayaking Instructors
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, certified
National Outdoor Leadership School, qualified Instructors
Outward Bound, qualified Instructors
UIAGM Mountain guides

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