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The Best Trip We Ever Took!

The Best Trip We Ever Took!
After an exhilarating 17-day customized In The Wake of Magellan adventure, exploring Patagonia, Buenos Aires, and Iguazu Falls, these two travelers share their initial insights upon return home.“We are returned from South America, and it was the trip of a lifetime! We both seriously thought it was probably the best trip we ever took!Very briefly, we were amazed at the amount of organization that so many transfers, flights, connections, and pre-paid fees were necessitated, and are truly amazed that you had it all organized and that it all went so smoothly. Guides would ask, "Did you pay for ?.....", and while we looked at each other with blank faces, the guide would look through our papers and then say, "Yeah, you're all set." We are very impressed.Also - the guides were consistently excellent, really excellent. And the food and wine at Singular, on the ship, and at Nuss was unbelievable!Thank you...
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Chasing the Craft Beer Craze in Argentina

Chasing the Craft Beer Craze in Argentina
This afternoon, after speaking with two wild travelers, wanting to make sure they find some tasty brews while traveling in Argentina, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on the craft brew scene in Argentina.   The craft beer scene has been taking over the US by force over the past decade.  Why leave your craft beer obsession at home while traveling? The South America Craft Brew scene has also exploded in recent years and is definitely worth checking out. On your next trip to Argentina, if you need a short break from all the Malbec, check out some of these four awesome beer destinations with links to RateBeer.com to check out how these brews stack up! 1) Bariloche: located in northern Argentine Patagonia, Bariloche was founded by swiss and german immigrants.  They have a long tradition of craft beer brewing.  There are numerous outdoor activities to do in Bariloche, or just...
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The distance from the rest of the world was part of the appeal

The distance from the rest of the world was part of the appeal
Carol and Chas just returned from our newest Chile Adventure- Exploring Wild Chile: Off the Beaten Path in Patagonia with a customized cruise in the middle.  Beginning in “Chile’s Yellowstone”- Patagonia Conservation- in the Aysen Region, continuing on to explore the southern fjords on an intimate cruise and culminating amidst the stellar peaks of Torres del Paine National Park, in the south, Carol recounts her experience here:“Every part of our trip was wonderful.  We enjoyed all of the accommodations.  Hotel Castillo Rojo in Santiago was delightful, lovely staff, nice quiet neighborhood with lots to walk to (restaurants, hike up to the Santuario Imaculata Concepcion, Pablo Neruda house, etc.) It was lovely being in the Parque Patagonia in Valle Chacabuco.  The distance from the rest of the world was part of the appeal.  It took 8 hours of driving on a dirt road to get there, rather than the 5 hour estimate, but...
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Peru vs Patagonia: Choosing the Right Multigenerational Trip

Peru vs Patagonia: Choosing the Right Multigenerational Trip
Often when I am working with family groups trying to decide on trips to South America I am asked something along the lines of: We are interested in Patagonia and Peru but can’t decide- what would be best for our kids and their grandparents? Do you have a trip that would work over the kids’ spring break?Hands down I always recommend Peru. Besides the geographical factor that a trip to Peru can often be completed with one direct international flight (there are direct flights to Lima from Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and New York), the proximity of sights and in-country destinations are perfect for a 7-9 day adventure (the typical amount of time of a school vacation or break). Patagonia and even Argentina or Chile on their own take longer to get to and the distances needing to be covered are much further between in-country destinations.For our shortest...
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Custom Patagonia: Way beyond expectations!

Custom Patagonia: Way beyond expectations!
Gary was a solo traveler, outdoor-enthusiast looking for a customized Patagonia Adventure. His wild style and enthusiasm is the epitome of what we love to see in our travelers! “The basic idea of the trip was mine as I wanted to visit and experience Patagonia. I had read about Patagonia Camp but knew little else about how to put this total "package" together. I love the outdoors and wanted to experience as much of Patagonia as I could within my time constraints. The end result of the trip clearly showed me that Gretchen listened to me in our initial discussions concerning what I was looking to do and experience. I very much appreciated her input and willingness to alter the details of the trip when necessary. Looking back I cannot honestly say what you could have done to have made things better or easier. Wildland Adventures’ pre-departure packet and itinerary were...
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