For travelers coming from outside of Chile, you’ll want to book a flight to one of the following airports:
1. Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago (best for international travelers)
2. El Tepual International Airport in Puerto Montt, Chile
3. Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport in Osorno, Chile
From here, guests are required to gather at a designated meeting point that organizers announce beforehand. You can depend on local bus transportation to get you to the meeting point. The festival also provides shuttle transportation to the hike trailhead. Seats on the shuttle are not included in the general admission ticket, and they recommend festival-goers pre-reserve their seats via their website. Everyone will hop on a bus or shuttle for about two hours down a dirt road, and then embark on a 10-kilometer, guided nature hike through a thousand-year-old forest the rest of the way. Pack light so you don’t wipe out before the festival even begins.
No electricity. No internet. No cell service. NO HOTELS. In other words, you’re camping. You’ll pitch a tent in a campsite along the Manquemapu River that’s equipped with showers, dry toilets and recycling for convenience.
Prepare for Unpredictable Weather
Weather on the coast of Southern Chile is unpredictable, so be ready for anything. You can expect heavy downpours, strong sun, coastal wind gusts, and chilly overnight temperatures.
Remember that part about there being no electricity here? There are no ATMs to speak of at Festival Nomade, so it would be wise to bring as much cash as you need. The organizers also recommend that you have some small bills on hand in case you want to buy food or handmade crafts from the locals, who often don’t carry much change.
There are five different ticket levels , each one offering access to all festival activities. General admission tickets include access to the campgrounds, but can be upgraded to include a few types of tent accommodation options.