The trip you planned for us was fantastic! June 20145.0
Operator Ker & Downey Africa
Patagonia a truly exceptional experience December 20125.0
We were the only two people on this tour and everything was outstanding January 19705.0
Operator World Expeditions
Over all our entire trip to Chile and Argentina was really wonderful. February 20174.0
Iguazu was absolutely beautiful and amazing. The tour guide Adrian and his driver Daniel were very good. Adrian was very informative, attentive and professional, nice guy. The top 4 highlights for us were Iguazu Falls, Perrito Moreno in El Calafate and Torres del Paine in Chile and of course spending quality time with you in Buenos Aires, your insight and knowledge is tremendous.
Many other things were really nice too but those were are top four. We loved the Tango show and the next day we ventured out using the subway visiting Recoleta and the Botanical gardens.
We wanted to mention that we did not get to the Holiday Inn till midnight although our flight from Iguazu Falls landed at airport at 10 pm, after luggage was picked up we departed about 10:30 for Holiday Inn, we do not know if this is the norm (1 ½ hours) . I think the driver got lost, not sure.
So now we are concerned because we have 2 ½ hours to sleep so we can get picked up at 3am. We asked the driver. If his company was going to pick us up at 3am and he said “yes but another person”. We asked him if we could get picked up later , maybe 3:30 pm or 4 pm so we can sleep a little more, we were so tired after being at Iguazu Falls all day walking, heat and humidity and flight. He called someone and they told him that they could not change the time, so we had stay with the 3 am pick up.
We now realized the airport was only less than 10 minutes away. So we got to International Airport and had a lot waiting time for our 6am flight. It would have been better if we could have a little more time to sleep. Maybe a 4am pick up would have been better.
Over all our entire trip to Chile and Argentina was really wonderful. Take Care, Becca and Joe Read more
Operator Say Hueque
Classic Patagonia Treks August 20164.0
Don’t forget to look up!
Seeing Las Torres from a distance as we were driving into Chile and then actually getting to the base . It was same feeling when I saw and climbed to the base of Mount Fitzroy.
Xavier was everything that you want in a guide and more. He was knowledgeable, organised, very friendly, accommodating, possibility the most patient and considerate guide I have met!
Our other guides, Paula and Sebastian, were equally excellent.
The trip notes are confusing, as my fellow hikers have suggested,
- Activity Level of 5 is very valid and nothing to do the accommodation nor the fact that you need to carry you stuff for a few days as suggested by the guy I spoke to in Sales.
- you definitely need a bigger pack, max 40L, rather than a day pack
- you will have to carry kit in your pack for all weathers so layer up. We had good weather but it did include sunshine, rain, snow and lots of wind
- Essentials to pack, definitely bring a pair of flipflops/jandles/tongs/crocks, pain killers, dry bags
- ATMs are rare so load-up with dollars
Don't be put of my the long hikes, the views are so worth the effort.
At the end of the hike there is usually a cold beer or nice glass of wine to look forward.
Operator Exodus Travels