Patagonian adventure vacation in Chile and Argentina

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18 Dec 2016
2518
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05 Feb 2017
2778
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12 Mar 2017
2798
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19 Nov 2017
2798
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17 Dec 2017
2798
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Vacation type

Small group adventure vacation

This trip is run by a company which specialises in only Central and South America vacations. Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travelers (depending on the trip and how many others are booked on it) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling alone, with your partner or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places, whilst being led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Patagonian adventure vacation in Chile and Argentina

We work with local guides throughout Patagonia, not only supporting local employment, but our guides are best positioned to teach you about the local flora and fauna, as well as the more disturbing aspects of the local environment, notably the receding glaciers and areas of former deforestation. Our guides, and tour leaders, advise how best to minimise our impact whilst traveling in this region and the receding glaciers act as stark reminder of what we can also do back home to minimise the impact of our humankind on the environment.

Much of this tour is spent in the national parks of Patagonia. When inside the parks we ask clients to keep all waste with them until back in the nearest town, to walk only on designated paths, and not to pick flowers or disturb the natural resources. Given the purity of the water in Patagonia, we also encourage clients to drink tap water rather than buy bottled water, to avoid excess waste of plastic.

On this tour we work with small privately owned ground agents who live in the area, have established RT policies in place, and employ local guides and staff. A number of journeys on this tour use public transport, the hotels are small, individual properties often run by the owners and their families, we eat in local restaurants serving locally grown produce our style of travel ensures that as many local people as possible benefit by our being there. This tour runs with a maximum of 16 people which helps to minimise the impact on delicate environments.

Reviews of Patagonian adventure vacation in Chile and Argentina

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Torres Del Paine national park, with its beautiful scenery. I could have stayed forever. And the most memorable bit was when we saw a puma! Every day had a memorable event though, I cant believe how much was packed into two weeks.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Try to buy your own international flights to save money, although going into Santiago and leaving from Buenos Aires this may be expensive to do without the agent. Make sure you are used to mountain walking as some treks are 8 hours long.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes. All the hotels, buses, drivers, and guides were local small businesses. I felt like all my money was going into the local economy and not to multinationals. It also meant you got the real experience of the country and spent time with local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone. The group was mixed in age and those in their 30s like me enjoyed it as much as those in their 60s. (you can do your own thing in the evenings if you want to!).

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