Since the foundation of South Expeditions, passion has always been at its core. As a kid, Juan, the owner and founder, dreamt of assembling and constructing his own plane. He successfully built and flew his very own Fisher Classic (a Canadian two-seat, conventional landing gear, single-engine, biplane kit aircraft). Follow the link to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p6xonw4S54.
Since then, he is constantly looking for new, promising projects that will satiate his passion for workmanship and innovation, providing users with an added benefit rather than simply fulfilling a standard purpose. It is unusual that travel companies/agencies in Latin America have workshop space in their own main office. This is where Juan’s creativity and resourcefulness comes into play as he has repaired and constructed items that are used on all the trips we offer. He has repaired, assembled and improved everything, from sinks and portable tables to a designing a kayak system for the handicapped and young children who cannot row, the Catakayak.
Now, he has engineered a groundbreaking vehicle that will not only serve as means of transport to go from one vineyard to another in one of Chile’s most prominent wine region, but it will open doors to a fully immersive, interactive, dynamic and hands-on experience of the region itself, its wine, people and culture. Stay tuned for our blog updates on... the southmobile!