2 independent reviews for Antarctic cruise and hiking in Chile

Reviews for Antarctic cruise and hiking in Chile

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review 27 Nov 2015

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

The entire trip was magical and I loved almost every moment. The landings were supplemented with presentations that helped me to put my experiences into the perspective of wider Antarctica issues.

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

I had some kayaking lessons before going to Antarctica because I thought I would get the opportunity to kayak while I was there. I was told on arrival that this was not possible when I had not signed up for the whole kayak programme. This was despite kayakers being able to snow shoe etc. when they decided to have a day off from kayaking. I think the company needs to consider allowing non-kayakers to kayak when space is available. I had also hoped for some more challenging walking options including a whole day expedition. This was not on offer.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

There are no locals in Antarctica. I think the company worked hard to reduce our environmental impact and some of the presentations were focused on what individuals on the ship and the company had done to protect the environment.

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

I think my vacation was amazing even taking into consideration the issues I mentioned above.

review 24 Nov 2014

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

Antarctica was magnificent but if I had to choose but one most memorable moment it would be the sunset and scenes on the night we elected to camp out...

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

Being prepared for the rapidly changing conditions and being equipped with the correct clothing. Respect where you are and its beauty. Sadly too many noisy co travelers missed out on taking in the beauty and reflecting on the moment..

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Tour operators were excellent in maintaining a strict ecological respecting discipline... Great to see so little pollution. Also great to learn more about our changing planet and this wonderland...

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

Excellent ?? NB Scope for improvement depending what O E broader goals are....

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Edmund, Thank you for taking the time to review your vacation on the Responsible Travel site. We're absolutely delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time in Antarctica, it sounds like you really appreciated it for the exceptionally unique place it is. Having just returned from the 'White Continent' myself, I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments - it's a place which I found to have a profound impact on my view of the world too. Thanks again for the review, and for choosing to travel with us. All the best, David

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