- Practically everything we went there to see was an optional extra.
I have been on over 40 explore tours and I have never seen anything like it . Overpriced . I was told there is nothing else to do.
Explore think you only have time to do one in San Pedro but there
Is time to do both ..
When I arrived at the hotel I had missed the briefing all I got was the hard sell of the optionals .i was told "you got the same briefing"
The decision had to be made then ,and payed only in dollars .
The briefing was not the same the group said there's was 45 minutes,mine was about 10 .
I can't understand how explore has been aloud this to happen .
There was 7 optionals.
The local agents are milking it ..Alan.
Published on: 05 May 2017
I’m really sorry to hear about your disappointment with this trip Alan. Chile is very expensive at the moment - there’s no other way to say it. It often surprises people as it is much more expensive than any other country in South America. In terms of the San Pedro excursions, our itinerary does say that you could do an early morning trip to the Hot Springs and an afternoon trip to the salt flats. I’ll make sure that the Tour Leader is giving the option to do both, and am questioning why this had to be decided so early on in the trip. Our local agents don’t receive any commission off the excursions - they are genuinely quite expensive, but we will work on trying to find lower cost providers. Thanks again for your feedback.