2 independent reviews for Chile adventure vacation

Reviews for Chile adventure vacation

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review 23 Apr 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I fell in love with Patagonia and in particular our time in Torres del Paine. It's absolutely stunning!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't expect to have much free time for independent exploring, it's an action packed itinerary.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This was my first trip to South America and going solo I was a little nervous. It was great to be part of a group and explore Chile together. Even though the itinerary is action packed everything is organised for you so long travel days are stress free. This trip allows you to experience the diversity of Chile from the deserts to the lakes and mountains. It's a great adventure! I particularly enjoyed our time in Atacama at valley of the moon and the optional stargazing evening. We also had the chance to go to the hot springs which were so peaceful. My favourite part of the trip was Torres del Paine, it's such a beautiful setting and feels so remote.

review 5 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Atacama Desert & Patagonia - these were quite stunning.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The vacation was quite expensive and I had to share a room with a fellow traveler. I was disappointed that the tour operator made no attempt to advise if the fellow traveler had any habits such as snoring that would keep you awake most nights. Having discussed this with the vacation rep there was nothing that could be done, about this. Taking into account the cost of the vacation. I feel that the tour operator have a responsibility to highlight situations like this to their customers so that a solution can be found before embarking on the vacation. If our tour operator can not do this then I would not hesitate to use another travel company.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we stopped in local hotels and dinned in local restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The country was great and the scenery was quite spectacular for this I would give a 4 or 5 star rating. However, the lack of sleep for the reasons stated in 2 above and the fact the tour operator could not find this out from a polite questionare before the vacation has reduced my overall rating to a 2 or 3 star.

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