Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve Inaugurates Cable Car In Southern Chile
The ‘Andean Condor’ Cable Car is the new attraction for the Biological Reserve and the Panguipulli and Los Ríos region. It allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature in the middle of the native forest.
About 150 people attended the launch of the cable car including regional and local authorities, which included a thanksgiving and blessing ceremony for the project.
The Cable Car starts operation from November this year. It has 3 cabins seating 6 people in total and 18 people per section.
It opens up a new area of the reserve called “Hidden Forest,” previously difficult to access for tourism development, allowing visitors to participate in other activities such as trekking, mountain biking, and watching condors, and to experience panoramic views of other attractions.
“The project is located in the north area of the reserve: an area earmarked for eco-tourism activities with medium impact,” said Rodrigo Verdugo, projects architect at Huilo Huilo, who designed the Andean Condor Cable Car project. “We sourced 95% of its labour locally. Engineering projects, electricity and security were outsourced. Roland Bartholet, a Swiss engineer, who is an expert in the development and construction of cable cars was the engineer in charge of the projects,” he added.
“For us it is very satisfying that there is a cable car that adds an important tourist product to the country, the region and the community of Panguipulli, contributing to diversification, sophistication and differentiation of our tourist destination in a market that increasingly requires innovative products,” Pedro Burgos, regional director of SERNATUR Los Rios said. “We must intelligently make tourism generate more income, more jobs and allow the country to grow and develop. This cable car brings the sophistication and diversification that this region and the Panguipulli need.”
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