Beautiful country and very kind people!
Oct 3 - Oct 13, 2023
This was a wonderful trip for us. We just love it! The planning was great and reasonable! Thanks to Angel Gutierrez, who planned our trip and responded our inquiries/questions quickly no matter day or night, literally. Angel is just so helpful. I think that he not only did his job requirement but way beyond: such as on-spot translation via phone when we encountered many communication difficulties, solving cellphone SIM card problems, suggesting good restaurants when we were on our own, etc.
The astronomical tour was amazing. Morita, the guide, and driver provided snacks and wine for us. I tasted the best red wine I ever had. The photographer was very nice, who took extra Milky Way pictures for us, and help me photographing Milky Way with my own camera. I was so happy that I took good Milky Way pictures for the first time.
Baltinache Hidden Lagoons tour and Valle De La Luna tour are unique, and the guides organized tours and timing very well. The sunset at Valle De La Luna is so beautiful. Sandboarding in the Atacama Desert was a lot of fun for beginners like us. We managed doing it and got exhausted.
Hike to Mirador Base Torres del Paine was definitely the highlight of this trip. It was once a life time physical challenge to us for 60-year-old people. We are so proud of ourselves that we did it by our own pace and back to parking lot before dark. It was 14 miles hike to high elevation. Here, I would suggest that similar age/physical condition tourists be considered grouped together for better safety.
Torres del Paine National Park Panoramic Tour, and Navigation Excursion/Serrano Glacier and Patagonia Lunch were very worth to have, especially after trekking to Mirador Base Torres del Paine, because they were much easier physically. I really liked the BBQ lamb for the lunch, the best lamb dish I had.
Staff are very kind and helpful. Very good breakfast. Convenient location. Very clean.