- The highlights of this trip were seeing the glaciers, walking on the Viedma Glacier and the Beagle channel cruise. The walks were very good, although we did not participate in the walk to the base of the Torres. Our guide, Ramiro, offered an optional walk to several of us which provided a wonderful day of seeing condors and guanaco and flowers and birds. We appreciated this alternative walk very much. Our fellow travelers were wonderful, interesting people with great senses of humor. We enjoyed them and miss them! Ramiro, our guide, was terrific. He was an unparalleled source of information on the flora and fauna and cultures of Argentina and Chile. We were able to do the Beagle channel cruise because he continued to try to schedule us in spite of the weather. His recommendations were spot on and he kept us on schedule so we were able to arrive early at destinations before other buses arrived. And, he is a very funny guy.
My tips are to be as fit as you can be as this is a very fast moving, packed itinerary and to bring more US dollars than you need to pay the for the optional tours. At the time we went, restaurants in Buenos Aires were charging less for meals if you paid in US dollars than Argentinean pesos.
Published on: 28 December 2015