Our 14 day 5 overnight destination trip to Ch...
Chile | Feb 14 - Feb 27, 2023

Bill V.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 03, 2023

Our 14 day 5 overnight destination trip to Chile, planned by Angel, was extraordinary. We experienced a very broad view of Chile and its citizens. We started with 2 days in Santiago & Valparaiso that are home to half the population with Juan. They are both attractive cities. But nature is the real distinction. We started with 3 nights in the extreme Atacama Desert in the north. This was fooled by 3 days in the spectacular Andes lake country around Puerto Vargas, a charming small city on the largest lake in Chile. We chose to drive around on our own. The highways were very adequate and in excellent condition.Puerto Nogales followed with two boat cruises through spectacular fjords to a working sheep “estancia” (the best fresh grilled lamb ever) with both a horseback ride & a hike and then to a glacier. The 3rd day was to the Torre des PainesNational Park. It was just rated as one of the six best np in the world outside the US. A scenic 21/2 hour drive brought us to Punta Arenas and its 9,000 penguin colony. All the guides were good. Even the taxi driver to PA, Jose, was informative. The 3 hour flight back to Santiago that ended our voyage was over the the heart of the rugged Andes.
We selected economy lodging. They were all clean and relatively small without big crowds. The owner were usually there.
We learned much about Chile. We actually prefer them to large impersonal hotels.
I would highly recommend Chile with Angel as a trip adviser.

Hotel Review
Hotel Alma Sur (Rey Don Felipe)
Punta Arenas

Small place with comfortable rooms and good breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness & Comfort
Convenience to city
Activity Reviews
Private Tour - Estancia Visit or Grey Lake Navigation.
Puerto Natales

Beautiful catamaran ride. Horseback ride and lamb bbq. Founded in 1892z

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The trip there & horseback ride
Torres del Paine National Park - Private Panoramic Tour

Unfortunately the peaks were in the fog-still scenic

Quality of Experience
The colored lakes
Box lunch of mediocre qualuty
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Angel Gutierrez
Angel Gutierrez
Local specialist in Santiago & Quito | Replied on Mar 13, 2023

Thank you very much for your review Bill!
It was great helping you out planning this last-minute trip. Me and my team are very happy to read all this and I hope you will be back soon in South America! I hope everything is going great back in the US.
Best wishes,