Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 13-Day Best of Patagonia Tour from El Calafate to Ushuaia: Los Glaciares, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego National Parks. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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
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.
I booked this tour to help avoid the difficulty of arranging buses and accommodation in high season when doing Patagonia. There were some teething troubles in terms of support and communication from Viator and the chain of agents involved in the booking but overall, the tour does help with logistics pretty well and lets you get on with seeing the sights.
I would have preferred a bit more activity/trekking in Torres del Paine but in general most aspects were OK. The hotel in Puerto Natales was in the red light district which detracted from taking a wander in the evening.
What's really missing from this package though, is interaction with other people. It would improve the product for solo travellers like me, to know who else is on the tour in the towns so you could socialise and bring the trip to life, as it is always the people that make the memories along with the amazing sights Patagonia has to offer.
To sum up, the tour was functional but overpriced for such bare bones service.