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I'm Perry, half of the Kuyay Travel Team.  I grew up in the U.S. and have spent the last 21 years in Chile.

My formal education (MBA in Finance / New Venture Analysis) and work experience in Business Planning for various multinationals was a great learning experience for me in how to deal with people and it developed my client focus. I realized, however, that a desk job just wasn't my thing, and together with my partner of more than 9 years said goodbye to the city and moved south. Once you are here, you'll see why we haven't gone back!

I'm finally able to develop my true passion, which is working with other people from all over the globe, especially my Gay and Lesbian friends, in planning and executing your benchmark travel experience!  

Whether you love nature, culture, history, myths, adventure (or like me, all of the above!), Patagonia is calling you!

I'm here to help you.  You can send me a message from our Contact Page or email me at


My name is Felipe, born in Santiago, and I'm the Chilean face to Kuyay Travel. I have a 5-year Business Degree from the American University specializing in Marketing.

I have always been an independent traveler, saving up small sums for my next adventure somewhere around the world. I learned English in South Africa during a summer-long backpacking trip through the country, a trip which made me realize that working in the travel industry and helping to give other people experiences and lasting memories was what I wanted to do.

Strangely, my travels always took me north and east from Santiago to the rest of Latin America, not knowing that another gem was to the south. From the first time I ventured into Patagonia with Perry, I was in awe, and have since dedicated my professional life to sharing this incredible place with other travelers.

By the way, "Kuyay" (rhymes with Dubai), is a word of the Quechua indigenous people, which means "Love". And without love, we have nothing, right?

I know the area well, I've developed working relationships with other client-focused, gay-friendly operators to help coordinate your travel planning, and I speak the language, a clear plus at the local level.

Are you ready?!  You can send me a message from our Contact Page or email me at


I'm Kylie (a Patagonian Sheltie), and although I might not seem very important, I'm Kuyay's Mascot & Best Friend.

I was born in Valdivia, a beautiful city north of here, but I prefer Puerto Varas because I can play in the lake and look at all the volcanoes around. I'm bilingual, and very smart (I turned eleven in February).

I love to run and play, and if you throw my ball for me, we can play for hours, and you'll be my instant best friend.

I also love to travel, and jump up in the van whenever I'm allowed. Something about only if the other people in the van don't mind, which I don't really understand, since I love everybody and people say I'm so irrisistible!

My favorite thing, though, is attention. Pet me and I'm yours, and when I'm tired, I'll curl up against you for a nap.

Please come see me, and invite me along with you. I love adventures!

Why should I book a tour with Kuyay Travel?
We know you have numerous options when it comes to planning your vacation, especially the number of large, mainstream operators and agencies. Unfortunately, the offerings of tours for Gays and Lesbians is still limited, in particular those of the nature and adventure variety.

Here are a few reasons to consider:

Kuyay (which means "Love" in Quechua, the most spoken indigenous language in Latin America) is a local company, so your business supports the local economy and helps preserve the beauty of our natural environment,

We are the only Gay-owned and Operated Tour Operator / Travel Planning business in Patagonia understanding the unique needs of the GLBT community,

Since we own and operate the business, planning, decision-making and problem solving are quick, and our personalized service is unbeatable,

We know that our clients primarily want a hassle-free vacation, customized to their needs, exceeding their expectations, and all at a fair price,

Our escorted tours are very limited in size, which both reduces our impact on the environment and ensures a more intimate experience,

There are no "middlemen", so by keeping our overhead low and working only with local operators and GLBT businesses, our prices are nearly as amazing as Patagonia itself!

Compare our prices, our programs, all that is included, and our complete dedication to you, the only reason we are in business.

We hope we are the obvious choice for planning your upcoming adventure into Patagonia or anywhere else down here in the southern reaches of the world.
Contact us and let's get started!
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