About us


In 1620, the maritime expedition led by Juan García Tao —and another land expedition led by Captain Diego Flores de León— left Chiloé for the south of Chile and Argentina, discovering the Comau fjord and the Vodudahue navigable river. This motivated the belief that he had found the passage that led to a mythical city of gold and silver called the City of the Caesars. During the second half of the 1990s, the North American businessman and environmentalist Douglas Tompkins acquired 1,502 hectares in the sector and created the Fundo Vodudahue, where he developed a nursery for native tree species; In 2014 Fundación Alerce 3000 received the torch for the development of a conservation project in the area.


Completely carry out projects related to the appreciation, care, understanding, promotion and interaction with the environment and cultural heritage.


To be recognized nationally and internationally as promoters of projects that promote the development of the community, preserve it and the environment and cultural heritage

“We gladly call these objects sublime because they elevate the faculties of the soul above its ordinary average”
Immanuel Kant

Building Community

At VODUDAHUE we develop activities for the preservation of a unique environment, an estuary fjord owner of the aesthetics of the sublime. This is why we integrate our three fundamental pillars: Science, ecotourism and heritage conservation within a framework of sustainable development that integrates community development at each level at the entrance gate of the Patagonian parks.

The maritime / Andean juxtaposition of Vodudahue represents a site of potential global importance for conservation and scientific research. In addition, its unique and diverse visitor infrastructure, in keeping with local culture and architecture, blends harmoniously with the landscape and is conducive to inspiration from both art and science. The greenhouse and propagation facilities offer excellent opportunities for plant conservation, demonstration and hands-on horticultural training.
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