This 3-time alumni family just returned from a holiday adventure to Chile and Argentina, doing a custom Best of Patagonia trip visitng: Atacama, Valparaiso, Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Buenos Aires. Continue reading as they share their incredible experience:
"This was another outstanding Wildland trip! We have traveled with Wildland 3 times before and have loved the trips. We believe you all do South America better than anyone! We were incredibly grateful for all of Gretchen's help in planning this trip and her patience in helping with the changes and questions along the way. We were especially grateful and impressed with how Gretchen and others helped us when our daughter missed her connection. The Delta agents kept telling her not to go to Santiago because of the strike but she left anyway and we kept our fingers crossed that it would work. Thanks to all of you,...
We received this delightful holiday letter from a family of alumni travelers and felt it was too good not to share:
"This year a 17 day Tanzanian Safari with Wildland Adventures exceeded our greatest expectations. We spent long, full days in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Parks where the extraordinary teeming abundance of wildlife led to up close and personal encounters with lions (100+), elephants, leopards, cheetah and way too many wildebeest, hippos, giraffes, impala, ect, to count.
And we had a private tour! Our driver-guide spotted game at every turn while driving in our open top Toyota Land Cruiser on Tanzania's infamous roads. In addition to wildlife sightings, we had fascinating encounters with a few of the 120 tribal groups, including a walkabout with the primitive Hadzabe hunter/gatherers as they sought game with bow and arrows.
Seeing a snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro as we left was the perfect...
The Oliver family just got back from 17 days in Vietnam and Cambodia! The parents, Brenda and Dylan, had traveled extensively on their own but wanted to show their 2 boys, Elliot (7) and Jackson (8), a different culture with a side of adventure! Here's what they have to say about their trip to SE Asia:
The trip was an amazing adventure. Great learning and bonding experience for families
On the guides:
We really enjoyed our time with Huan in Hanoi, the kids loved Linh in Hue, Hein was great on the bike tour, Dat in Saigon was full of knowledge, Len in Siem Reap was wonderful and knew just the right pace for the temples. Thida in Phnom Penh was well informed and we loved bringing her son to the wildlife sanctuary with us. She was very generous and enthusiastic to have us try many roadside treats.
This active family of four just returned from a custom Hikers Patagonia Adventure in Patagonia and share some of their incredible experiences:
“First of all, we enjoyed all the hiking- it was wonderful!!
Second, we loved all of our guides! Lorena in Santiago took care of us well. Chris in Patagonia Camp was good and entertaining. Ismail, Frederico in Calafate were great. Andres in El Chalten was especially good. Had a nice pace for hiking and just an easy guy to be around for 9-10 hours. His knowledge of geology was great and interesting to us.
Patagonia Camp yurts were fun, unique, warm, cozy, and loved that they were separated. El Puma, in El Chalten, was very comfortable and well situated. Loved Alta Vista in El Calafate because I wouldn't have wanted to be in town. I loved hiking from the house and riding the horses was special. Alta Vista’s...
One of the most gracious animals you'll find in the jungles of Central America and probably the one most travelers love to see in the wild are the capuchin monkeys. The capuchin monkeys are New World monkeys of the subfamily Cebinae and here are a few facts about them:
What do they eat? These mammals are omnivores. They normally feed on buds, seeds, fruits, nuts but also consume bird’s eggs, spiders, small invertebrates and other insects. They also love to wander by the water where they can find crabs and shellfish. They are very intelligent creatures who use tools such as stones to crack open nuts, shellfish and crabs, watch them in action in the video below!
How long do they live? They live up to 45 years in captivity while in the wild their lifespan is about 15 to 20 years. The males reach maturity after 4 years while the females become...