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Jessica Taylor

I always knew I wanted to go and explore! I spent my childhood wandering the countryside or reading about brave people venturing to fantastic places.

After finishing my degree, I set out to do just that. Along the way I met many people even more amazing than my literary heroes and knew that this would not be just a vacation, but a lifestyle. I have spent the past four years helping the communities that tourism intersects with and working to build better relations between the industry, locals and travellers. Travel is the window to the world, and the more we share, the better we get!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Patagonia -
"We specialize in trips in and around Torres del Paine National Park as well as Los Glaciares National park in Argentina.
I can help you organize anything from the standard ´W´ Hike to more exclusive and off-trail hikes in some of the parks hidden valleys. Would you fancy a 3-day camping and kayaking expedition? I can do that too!"

Santiago -
Do you want to hike into the Andes? Tour through sun-drenched valleys tasting famous Chilean wine? Why not both! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I knew I wanted to discover more of the world and so left Europe and began my travel down Argentina, thinking I would be away for about a year. Out of money, but not out of luck, I stumbled into Chilean Patagonia planning to stay two nights and ended up living and working in tourism there for four years! Using Patagonia as my base, I have since travelled extensively throughout Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. I have roamed one side of the world to the other, from visiting palaces in St. Petersburg to sleeping under the stars in South America."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Feeling as though I was on Mars; watching the Earth slowly come alive as the geysers began breathing with the sunrise in the Atacama Desert."

Featured trips & expertise

Mt. Fitz Roy near El Chalten
Classic Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days

This 13-day tour of Argentina's far south covers the classics. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic mountains). There's also whale watching and a visit to South America´s largest Magellanic Penguin colony for the ultimate photo ops.

Sunrise in Torres del Paine National Park
Relaxing Adventure in Patagonia - 12 Days

This exciting 12-day itinerary explores key highlights of Patagonia (in both countries) at a relaxed pace. After a day in Chile's capital, fly south to Puerto Natales, a port city that acts as the jumping on/off point for Torres del Paine—one of the most famous national parks in the world. Here, you'll hike and stay two nights at a luxury eco-camp before crossing the border for the best glaciers in Argentina.

Mt. Fitz Roy looms above the town of El Chaltén
Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine - 8 Days

This active trip highlights two UNESCO-listed parks in South America with some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. Start off in Argentine Patagonia for several days in Los Glaciares National Park—home to a whopping 13 major glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Next is Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia for snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Kick off the adventure in Buenos Aires for a taste of big-city culture.

Hiking to Mirador Las Torres in Torres del Paine National Park
Best Time to Visit Patagonia

In Patagonia, as the old saying goes, you can experience four seasons in a single day. It's true that you should pack for sun, cold, rain, and snow—but in reality, the seasons here differ greatly with respect to crowds, prices, and wildlife. Read on for more about whale-watching in spring months, winter skiing, fall foliage photography, and summertime treks in some of the world's best national parks.

Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days

Begin your weeklong Patagonian journey in Chile's metropolitan capital city. Next, head south and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers.

Recent trip reviews for Jessica

Torres del paine, Chile - Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2019

Traveler: John S. - Local specialist: Jessica Taylor

Great trip. Expensive for what you got. Most tents and sites were available and empty. Had been , prepaid for by guide companies, who monopolize the park. Locals would not let anyone stay in open sites if they did not have a reservation. Everyone we talked to had great difficulty getting reservation on their own. Drove the cost up exponentially. Kimkim was great to work with and tried to help with costs. Tent sites were the best vs. Made beds in dorms and snorers. Dittmar was ok. The sandwich... read more

Great trip. Expensive for what you got. Most tents and sites were available and empty. Had been , prepaid for by guide companies, who monopolize the park. Locals would not let anyone stay in open sites if they did not have a reservation. Everyone we talked to had great difficulty getting reservation on their own. Drove the cost up exponentially. Kimkim was great to work with and tried to help with costs. Tent sites were the best vs. Made beds in dorms and snorers. Dittmar was ok. The sandwich they gave us the day before at orientation was bad by the next day. Totally soggy with tomatoes,cucumbers. Transportation in the park was not always on time as stated. Buses didn't run sometimes and neither did the ferry. A lot of standing around and waiting for it.

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Jessica Taylor, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi John,

Thanks for your feedback! It really helps us improve our services.