The tour is organised nicely with an excellent English speaking tour guide who knows his stuff well and explained brilliantly. I like everything about this tour except that we may have paid too much, about double from the same tour, same guide offers locally.
I had a wonderful experience on my trip to the Patagonia region. Booking this trip made everything fantastically easy and smooth. Even when we had made mistakes on the itinerary, and our flights got rescheduled, it was taken care of perfectly. I would highly recommend this trip.
This was one of the prettiest places I've ever visited. The bus ride took us along old Ruta 40 to the Chilean border. Glad we had the 4x4 bus. Border crossing was easy. The tour took us to several scenic locations and we had time to wander around and take photos. Towards the end of the tour, we got to hike out to a glacial lake. While at the lake, our guide gave us a nice demonstration as to how the horns were created by the magma bubble and glacial erosion. Just a beautiful day!
Excellent Trips. All staff extremely helpful and attentive. Many Thanks.
We spent a good deal of time at the park. The vistas are amazing. We had a great tour guide.
This tour was better than I could have expected. The guides were excellent! The views were beyond amazing! I would recommend this trip to every one of my friends.
The only minor complaint that I have is that Viator listed it necessary to bring lunch, when in fact the tour provided us with lunch. My friends and I bought fruit and other snacks to take as our lunch, and the fruit was confiscated at the Chilean border.
I booked this trip for my wife and I, and chose the comfort accommodation. The tour is actually arranged by a local tour operator and Viator do little more than collect your money. Our tour arranger was Lucía Echenique and I had difficulty getting a response via phone and email initially on tour details. This made it difficult to make fine tuning on the arrangements. That being said we had the trip of a lifetime. The accommodation was adequate but the staff in every hotel were very helpful and welcoming. Calafate is a great town. Art Indio is a great place to change s and you will get your first opportunities to gorge on the excellent pastries that Patagonia seems to have in abundance. The Perito Merino glacier is spectacular and you will be astounded by the noise it makes round the clock. You are practically guaranteed to see a piece break off and fall into the lake. Danielle was our guide who provided an informative and entertaining commentary on the way there and back.
In Chalten we stayed at the Senderos, you will see reviews that the rooms are too hot and we had a similar experience initially.The overheating is due to the effect of the sun, Sophia owner was very considerate and provided a fan that dealt with the problem by sleep time. The hiking here in Chalten is every bit as advertised, however, time and distance estimates can be a little wild. If taking Laguna de los tres trail make sure to leave early in the day to ensure you return before dark.
Puerto Natales is where we discovered that Patagonians eat late and we could find nowhere open before 7pm. Navigating the border with Chile took a significant amount of the first day as we queued first to get out of Argentina and then to get into Chile. Dogs sniff all luggage looking for prohibited foodstuff.
The Torres Del Paine Tour is excellent but be prepared for the wind that brings gusts strong enough to knock you off your feet. There is a also the cave of the Milodon.
The tour was totally overpriced. You can get an equivalent tour by booking at a local tour company in the city, saving you 66 of the money. So I cannot recommend to book it. Apart from that the tour was ok, though everything was in a hurry.
The tour was very well set up with friendly drivers and tour guides for every activity. Highly recommended. Great way to see a little of everything in a short period of time.
This tour was amazing!
United States of America
Both driver and tour guider are very professional
Excellent experience. Patagonia is an amazingly beautiful place and this tour gave us a great mix of locations and activities.
We choose the b and b level accommodation and were impressed with where we staying
The self guided nature of the tour is refreshing as you are not tied to a tour group
Great tour, breathtaking scenery.
We really enjoyed the time walking around the park. We would have liked to spend less time stopping on the way to the park and more time walking around there. But great guide and nice bus.
Great tour. Beautiful scenery. Enjoyed all of it
I DO NOT RECOMEND IT!!
18h im a bus, no views, bad food. The only nice thing was the guide! Horrible tour!
It was a very long day, but the magnificent views were definately worth the trip. We wish we could have been there longer! We were only a bit disappointed that there was not more time for some hiking in the park.
The tour is amazing! The scenery is breathtaking! Waterproof gear is a must, and dressing in layers is highly recommended. Rain is a possibility due to the elevation, and rain can also make the hiking unbearable. Even though we dressed in rain gear we were drenched. Not worth the money in rain.
The trip was very well organised and we have spent wonderful time and found out a lot of information about the beautiful country. Many thanks!
Beautiful place. Tour guide wa good and the people very friendly. However, the driving time to get to and from El Calafate to las Torres Del Paine was too long 14 hours in total.
Although the mountains were phenomenal, I wouldn't say there was much of a hike. It could have been condensed to 30 min worth of walking. They did include lunch which was nice though.
Breath taking, out of this world landscapes.
Well, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth, so if you have a chance to go, even if only for s day, please go. This tour started with an on-time pickup and transfer to a 4-wheel drive, off-road Mercedes Benz bus. The bus holds about 30 people, so the tour group is somewhat smaller than most. The seats are slightly smaller than regular buses, but we didn't really notice the difference much. The tour guide, from the outset, was very friendly, informative, and helpful. Bag lunches were provided for the tour. Travel time from El Calafate to the border was about 3 hours. We spent 1 1/2 hours at the border (mostly on the Argentinian side), which was apparently figured into the tour schedule, so I suppose it is normal. Once in the park, I believe we saw about as much as possible in the 3-4 hours we were there. The return leg was better as neither the Chilean nor the Argentinian border checks were crowded.
Of course, spending 6 hours in a bus getting to and returning from the park is a large demerit, but this isn't the tour operator's fault. If you wish to see the park, traveling from El Calafate, in one day, then I highly recommend this tour. Spending several days in the park is even better, and I understand the tour operator can usually accommodate this, too. All in all, we were very glad we went, and we are planning our next trip back to the park to stay for a week or so.
Considering that I am using a suitcase on rollers and not a backpack, the Hostel del Glaciar Libertador was not within walking distance. The hostel was fine. You just don't want a room near the breakfast area, which gets traffic evening and a.m.
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