“The destination was beautiful, the tour got us there before the Sunday crowd and avoided getting stuck in the car mess. The english speaking guide was helpful and friendly. The wine was good, the brunch is more like finger food than a whole meal, but they gave us more food on the way back.
The negative point is that they stopped to a boot hiring shop and advised us that our hiking shoes would not have been good enought, so we hired boots with an extra cost.
However in this season, winter on a sunny day, our hiking boots would have done the job as there was very little mud and snow on the easy trail, and the hired boots where not that great. We trusted our guides and we felt mislead.”
“A varied and well paced trip showing just some of what this beautiful country has to offer. Colombia has beautiful scenery, great variety of food, friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. Foreign tourism is just beginning to take off, so go now! ”
“A wonderful mix of mountains, lakes, glaciers, wildlife, vast landscapes, huge steaks and friendly people. This was the fulfilment of a long-held dream, made very special by our brilliant guide, Xavier. The climbs to Fitzroy and to the Torres del Paine are fairly demanding, but well within the capacity of anyone experienced with walking in the Lake District or Snowdonia. Regrets? If only we could have stayed longer in El Chalten and Torres del Paine - but this is a 'highlights' trip.”
“We decided on Patagonia as Sandy had been there 11 years ago and had trekked around most of the Torres Del Paine. Things had changed - the roads were all (mostly) completed and the villages and towns had expanded. The highlights had not changed and we were fortunate to have good weather throughout all the walks. The road journeys were long and dusty but an essential part of conveying the scale and size of the Patagonian Steppe. The reward of arriving at the Torres del Paine and Ushuaia erased the discomfort of the journey! Overall we were hugely impressed by the organisation and the leadership.”
“Patagonia has been on my travel "to do" list for quite some time now. I was particularly looking forward to the amazing scenery on offer - Fitzroy, Torres del Paine, Moreno Glacier, plus sampling some of the legendary steaks and wines that Argentina is famous for.”
“We travelled to Patagonia in the group, departing November 16th 2015. I had waited a long time to visit and was not disappointed. There was a lot of travelling to do, but it is such a vast area, this was ineviatble and the long days by bus were limited to two on rough roads. Fortunately, the weather was good and this only enhanced the stunning scenery. Generally, the accommodation was good, Calafate is worth mentioning as I thought the accommodation was exceptional and staff extremely friendly- and had the best room views from my perspective.
The activities were well considered and there were lots of opportunities to stop and admire your surroundings. Most memorable will always be the long walking days, because there was no rush and they took you to places of incredible beauty.
Buenos Aires was an interesting city, with hidden gems for us, which included an area to have luch and watch tango in the day time.
I would struggle to find fault with this trip, only that it would have been easy to extend and stay for longer.”