Davis, CA USA
- The tour offered a good variety, from walking among penguins, to long day hikes up to glacial tarns to view the Andean peaks, to gentle walks to gain historical context of the area. Our wonderful guide Andres was knowlegeable, explained what we would be doing each day, what options were available at each stop, and had at his disposal a variety of field guides for birds and animals. Joey, our local guide in Chile, was excellent. The accomodations were OK, except for the bathrooms, which had little shelf space. Only the Buenos Aires hotel had a bath mat to prevent slipping on slick porcelain tubs. I suppose this is common, but as travelers age, a hotel's attention to bathroom safety would be most welcome. We were very lucky in having mostly clear skies. Be forewarned, however, that clouds and very strong winds in El Chalten are the norm. Also, follow the trip notes to bring US dollars and use credit cards in Chile.
Published on: 03 March 2017