The Yarkins customized our Best of Patagonia trip and it sounds like it lived up to all their expectations... and more!
"We love traveling, particularly to beautiful natural wonders and we really wanted to see and hike in Patagonia. When I started looking into this trip I went online and was overwhelmed with all the info, so I searched for travel companies that could help me plan the trip. I was on the Wildland site and got a popup asking if I needed help and I was so impressed with how Kelsey seemed to have so much info at her fingertips! Working with her made the planning of this trip so much easier than it would have been otherwise."
The Yarkins chose to upgrade their accommodation to stay at the Explora Lodge in Torres del Paine National Park. Explora is located in the heart of the park and has a "one of a kind view" of the cuernos - one of the park's most iconic sites.
"We loved El Calafate and Torres del Paine. The scenery was just gorgeous. The location of the Explora couldn't be beat."
"We had several guides during the trip, Ignazio in Buenos Aires gave us a wonderful overview of the city, Ismael in El Calafate was knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to spend time with, and Jessica in Iguazu Falls helped us navigate the crowds, find the right lines to wait in, and happily answered all our questions, The guides we had at Torres del Paine were equally knowledgeable, well-trained and friendly, and lastly Maria, our guide in Santiago, Chile, who took our limited time and made sure that we saw as much of the city as possible. It was such a joy to arrive at an airport and know that there'd be a driver and guide waiting for us. It took all of the pressure off of us."
"The Fierro in Buenos Aires was great. All the staff there was friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for us. The Xelena in El Calafate was great - the location right on the water was wonderful and we really enjoyed not having meals included. We were gone all day when we were there and it was fun to walk into the nearby town and experience local restaurants."
"This trip deepened our desire to do more of this kind of travel." - The Yarkins
For more information about travel in Patagonia give us a call at 800-345-4453 and we'd be happy to help you plan your dream trip to Patagonia.