2 independent reviews for Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

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review 12 Apr 2017

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

Visiting patagonia was a long held dream. It lived up to my expectations from an cultural and environmental point of view. The Patagonian step has presence like no other i have experienced in many years of travel.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do as much as you can in your time available. You may never get the chance again.

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

This is a little hard to assess but mostly seemed ok.

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

Very good. Some challenges with language as my spanish is minimal.

review 29 Apr 2015

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

I loved traveling around Patagonia, visiting blue and greenish blue lakes, the steppes, the glaciers, the snow capped mountains, the unusual wildlife. An extra bonus was the view out of my hotel window directly in front of Lago Argentino, over which the skies constantly changed. For me, Patagonia was pure magic.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The holiday company provides you with many options so take advantage of their services. They are also on standby should you need help, want to make changes, or anything else. Remember that you don't have to be a young trekker to go to Patagonia. If you can't walk much there are all kinds of tours by bus or 4x4 which will take you to many hauntingly beautiful areas.

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

All guides were environmentally conscious and anxious to preserve the natural environment. Local people benefit greatly from tourism, the principal economic activity in the area. The interesting thing is that many of these people first came to visit and then feel in love with the area where one can live far from the hassles of big cities and in harmony with nature.

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

Five stars. I live in Peru and found the British site "Responsible Travel" completely by accident. I will certainly use this agency again.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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