Patagonia Hiking AdventureCondor

4.46 out of 5 (from 237 reviews)

Overview

Trip Introduction

On the 'Condor', you’ll visit truly some of the most amazing places on Earth, by foot, kayak, bike and boat. Patagonia, for hikers, is always near the top of the bucket list. You’ll enjoy incredible views as you hike in the Fitz Roy area of Argentina, trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, cycle Milodon Caves and sea kayak amongst icebergs on Grey Lake. Immense craggy mountain ranges erupt straight up from colossal boulder fields, vast rivers of ice calve into deep blue lakes, and its intricate coastline is strewn with uncharted fiords and inlets. It’s the type of scenery that leaves an indelible impression in your memory – one that photos will never quite manage to replicate. If you have a passion for the outdoors, the 'Condor' is the trip for you!

Highlights

  • Multi-day ‘W’ trek in Torres del Paine National Park
  • Sea kayak and boat cruise on Grey Lake
  • Visit Otway Sound penguin colony
  • Hike to the base of Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre
  • Visit Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Hike Los Glaciares National Park
  • Bike Puerto Natales

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Sunday — Arrive in Patagonia

Welcome to Chilean Patagonia! The windswept plains of this southern region stretch on for miles, joining Chile’s rugged coastline and majestic mountain peaks into one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain environments, perched on the edges of the icy isthmus and fiords of the southern Pacific Ocean. Your trip starts in Punta Arenas, where we’ll pick you up and head directly to Puerto Natales located near the edge of Torres Del Paine National Park, famed for it’s hiking. Tonight, we’ll head out to a local restaurant for our first dinner together.
Hotel IF Patagonia, Puerto Natales (Dinner)

Monday — Start ‘W’ hike, Torres del Paine National Park

Today we’ll begin the legendary four-day ‘W’ hike, an amazing trek among sheer granite peaks, snow-clad mountains, glacial lakes and the thick Magellanic forest. We’ll follow the Rio Acensio Valley as it winds its way up to the park’s namesake. As we reach the top of the boulder field near the end of our hike, we’ll come face to face with one of the most famous mountain landscapes in the world – three mammoth granite tombstones rising from the rugged hills and snowcoated mountains of Patagonia to pierce the sky – Torres del Paine (‘Towers of Blue’). At a height of about 900 metres (3000 feet), they are believed to be the highest natural sheer drops in the world. Tonight you’ll sleep well at a cosy refugio (mountain lodge), a welcome sight after a full day’s hike.
Refugio Chileno, Torres del Paine National Park (All meals)

Tuesday — Hike to Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine National Park

It’s an easier hike today as we contour around the northern shore of Lake Nordenskjold, a glacial lake in the heart of the national park. As we head around the lake, we’ll start to see glimpses of Los Cuernos – Spanish for ‘the Horns’ – three fantastically sculpted grey and white sedimentary and granite peaks rising 244 metres (800 feet). The intense turquoise hue of the lake and starkness of the mountains make for spectacular photo opportunities. This evening, we’ll stay in the shadow of the mountains.
Refugio Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine (All meals)

Wednesday — Hike French Valley, Torres del Paine National Park

We’ll rise with the sun this morning to begin our hike up French Valley for a closer look at Los Cuernos. This ravine is probably one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see – over 1220 metres (4000 feet) deep with multiple glaciers cascading down its steep sides, creating a patchwork of ice and rock. The track steepens as we ascend a ridgeline to the upper French Valley past waterfalls and mountain tarns. At the top, we’ll have incredible views of a massive natural amphitheatre, filled with the awesome French Glacier, the Paine Massif and Cuernos granite towers. This afternoon, we’ll hike to Refugio Paine Grande.
Refugio Paine Grande, Torres Del Paine (All meals)

Thursday — Hike to Grey Glacier, kayak Grey Lake

Grey Glacier is a 200 metre (650 feet) high wall of ice that marks the northern end of Grey Lake. This is one of the largest calving glaciers in the world, with giant ice cliffs that plummet into the depths of the lake. Our hike finishes at the lake, where we’ll meet our specialist kayak guides. They’ll match you with a kayak and provide all the necessary equipment for a unique way to explore Grey Lake and enjoy amazing views of the glacier and icebergs. When we return to shore, we’ll head to Refugio Grey, where we spend our last night in Torres del Paine National Park.
Refugio Grey, Torres del Paine National Park (All meals)

Friday — Hike to Grey Glacier, scenic cruise across Grey Lake

This morning we’ll hike a bit further up the valley to a magnificient lookout over the Grey Glacier.

Ice-hike option (add US$199)

An alternative option today is to strap on crampons, pick up an ice axe and hike on the glacier! Led by specialist glacier guides you’ll take a private boat across to Nunatak Island where you can safely access the glacier. You’ll hike through these amazing ice formations checking out the crevasses, seracs tunnels and pools of glacial meltwater - no previous experience is required! The constant movement of the glacier means every day is different, so your guides will cut steps in the ice and make sure you make the most of the conditions. At the end of your hike on the ice you’ll return by boat again to your group. The ice hike is extremely popular, so we offer advance reservations with the guiding company. At the time of booking, or up until one month before your trip, we can reserve a space for you, or you can leave your decision until the start of your trip and your guides will get you a spot, if it’s available.

After we’ve finished our morning’s activities we’ll regroup and catch the boat across Grey Lake, taking in views of the surrounding mountains. When we complete our boat trip, we’ll head back to Puerto Natales, where we started our hike four days ago, for a well earned rest and another tasty meal together.
Hotel IF Patagonia, Puerto Natales (All meals)

Saturday — Travel to El Calafate

Welcome to Argentina! Today we’ll cross the border to the home of Tango, Evita Peron and Diego Maradona. We’ll journey north to El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, one of the greatest wilderness areas in South America. It’s also one of the most diverse – in addition to the vast mountain ranges and glaciers, it’s home to forests of guindo, lenga (a type of beech tree) and ñirre scrub, as well as a multitude of lakes and rivers. We’ll arrive in El Calafate in the afternoon, so you’ll have the rest of the day to chill out on the shores of Lago Argentino, South America’s third largest lake, with a surface area of over 1600 square kilometres (617 square miles). You can relax and enjoy your surroundings, or you can head off on one of the many hikes in the area. A particular favourite of ours is the short walk to Laguna Nimes, a renowned bird sanctuary where geese, ducks and flamingos make their home.
Hotel Glaciar Libertador, El Calafate (All meals)

Sunday — Visit Perito Moreno Glacier

If you thought the glaciers in Chile were amazing, today will take your breath away. We’ll get right up close to the base of Perito Moreno Glacier to watch blocks of ice crack off the glacier’s imposing terminal face and fall into the pastel-blue waters of Lago Argentino. This icefield is part of the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water and forms a natural dam to the opposite shore that separates the two halves of Lago Argentino. With no escape route, the water level on the southern side of the lake can rise up to 30 metres (90 feet) above the level of the main lake. 
Hotel Glaciar Libertador, El Calafate (All meals)

Monday — Hike Mirador Laguna Torre

This morning we’ll travel to El Chalten, a charming and remote mountain village, known for its amazing hiking and mountaineering opportunities that quite literally begin on your doorstep. From the heart of this rapidly-growing outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, you can see the tips of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre peaks, as well as the lovely Rio de las Vueltas winding its way past town. We’ll hike through Patagonian drylands and windswept boulder fields to Mirador Laguna Torre (Spanish for ‘Tower Lagoon Lookout’) for heart-stopping views up the Fitz Roy valley to Cerro Torre, a spectacular granite spire looming over a sprawling mass of ice. Today is a relatively relaxing day, in preparation for tomorrow’s big hike into the heart of Los Glaciares National Park!
Hotel Posada del Barranco, El Chalten (All meals)

Tuesday — Hike to Laguna de los Tres

We have a long day’s hike today, but the scenery is stunning. A steady climb from El Chalten rewards us with gorgeous birds-eye views of Rio de las Vueltas. Further on, we’ll take a short side trip to Laguna Capri, a picturesque alpine lake, before continuing to Campamento Poincenot. From here we can look directly up to the towering Monte Fitz Roy. You’ll find it hard to imagine that the views of the brooding Fitz Roy massif could get any better, and you can choose to stay here and take in the views or make the steep climb up to Laguna de Los Tres, at the foot of the glacier. All of a sudden, if you’ve chosen to go on ahead, you’ll reach the crest and be greeted by stunning close-up views of Monte Fitz Roy looming a staggering 2000 metres (6500 feet) above a glacial lake. Today is a real highlight and the views are amazing, no matter how far you get!
Hotel Posada del Barranco, El Chalten (All meals)

Wednesday — Hike Lomo del Pliegue Tumbado

Today’s hike will give you a new appreciation for the incredibly huge and beautiful steep peaks of Southern Patagonia. We’ll begin our hike on the Lomo del Pliegue trail bright and early, embarking on a 900 metres (3000 feet) hike to the top of the rounded lomo (hill). We’ll pass first through the Patagonian beech forest before ascending onto the wide plateau where the views start to become seriously beautiful. Upon reaching the summit, we’ll be greeted by one of the most incredible sights you’re ever likely to see – the towering peak of Monte Fitz Roy rising high above the Torre Glacier and Laguna Torre – just make sure you’ve packed your wide-angle lens to take in all of this view! Later, we’ll descend the trail back down to El Chalten and head onwards to El Calafate, where over dinner we’ll celebrate one of the best hikes anywhere in the world.
Hotel Glaciar Libertador, El Calafate (All meals)

Thursday — Cycle to Cueva Del Milodon

We’ll head south back across the border today, which is a great chance to rest your legs and take in the scenery. After lunch in Puerto Natales, you’ll be provided with a bike for the ride out to the famous ‘Milodon Caves’. At these caves in 1896, the well-preserved remains of a distinct giant sloth (Mylodon darwini) were found. Mylodons roamed the land more than 10,000 years ago and stood at twice the height of an average human! At the entrance to this site, you’ll see an impressive life-size model of this ice age creature. We’ll then ride back to Puerto Natales for a well-deserved dinner and drink.
Hotel IF Patagonia, Puerto Natales (All meals)

Friday — Hike to Otway Sound penguin colony

After a short journey through the Patagonian wilderness, we’ll arrive at Otway Sound and hike to the penguin colony found at the water’s edge. The views of Tierra del Fuego provide a perfect backdrop as we watch the Magellanic Penguins congregate in their masses. These curious birds migrate to Otway Sound every year to lay eggs and raise their young. Later we’ll continue through this amazing landscape to Punta Arenas, where we began our journey, for a celebratory dinner on the last night of our trip.
Hotel Carpa Manzano, Punta Arenas (All meals)

Saturday — Depart for home

This is the end of your 'Condor' trip and you’ll go home knowing you’ve kayaked, biked and hiked your way around one of the most spectacular alpine regions on Earth. Your trip leader will arrange transport to the airport for you, if you’re flying out today, and if you’re staying on, we can help you arrange extra hotel accommodation.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

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Dates

Dates

Trip Date Status
Nov 16th 2014 – Nov 29th 2014 Almost full Check Availability
Nov 30th 2014 – Dec 13th 2014 Filling up Check Availability
Dec 14th 2014 – Dec 27th 2014 Almost full Check Availability
Dec 21st 2014 – Jan 3rd 2015 Private trip
Dec 28th 2014 – Jan 10th 2015 Filling up Check Availability
2015
Jan 4th 2015 – Jan 17th 2015 Private trip
Jan 11th 2015 – Jan 24th 2015 Almost full Check Availability
Jan 25th 2015 – Feb 7th 2015 Filling up Check Availability
Feb 8th 2015 – Feb 21st 2015 Filling up Check Availability
Feb 22nd 2015 – Mar 7th 2015 Great Check Availability
Mar 8th 2015 – Mar 21st 2015 Great Check Availability
Nov 15th 2015 – Nov 28th 2015 New date Check Availability
Nov 29th 2015 – Dec 12th 2015 New date Check Availability
Dec 13th 2015 – Dec 26th 2015 New date Check Availability
Dec 20th 2015 – Jan 2nd 2016 New date Check Availability
Dec 27th 2015 – Jan 9th 2016 New date Check Availability
2016
Jan 3rd 2016 – Jan 16th 2016 New date Check Availability
Jan 10th 2016 – Jan 23rd 2016 New date Check Availability
Jan 24th 2016 – Feb 6th 2016 New date Check Availability
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Useful Info

Useful Info

No Forced Single Supplement:

Most other travel companies charge all solo travellers a single supplement fee. We don't! When it comes to accommodation, our trip fares are based on a twin-share rate, which means we'll match you up with another person of the same gender to share a room with. If there's no one suitable to share with, there's no forced single supplement! Having said that, if you specifically request your own room, you can opt to pay the additional single supplement fee.

Trip start:

If you arrive on the first day of the trip, an Active Adventures South America representative will meet you at the airport at 2.30pm. If you’re already in Punta Arenas you’ll meet your trip leader and the rest of your group at Hotel Carpa Manzano in town at 2pm.

Trip end:

Your trip ends in Punta Arenas, Chile. You can fly out any time on the last day of the trip and we will drop you off at the airport or downtown before noon.

Recommended flights:

If you’re flying in on the first day of the trip, we recommend arriving in Punta Arenas by about 1:30pm on Sunday. Punta Arenas is the main gateway town to Chilean Patagonia and the major airline LAN flies into here. On the last day of your trip, you can fly out at any time. If you want to arrive earlier or leave later, we’re happy to help out with extra hotel accommodation.

Accommodation:

During the 4-day/3-night Torres del Paine trek we’re in backcountry lodges with hot showers, threecourse meals, bunk beds and wonderful views! The rest of the time we stay in clean, comfortable, family-owned inns and hotels in the heart of the action.

What's Included?

Our trip fares are all shown in US dollars, so our guests from all over the world can more easily relate prices to their own currency. The fares quoted on each itinerary include taxes and are pretty much all-inclusive, it specifically includes:
• All guiding services. We have an experienced trip leader with every trip and also have a specialist guide on many of the activities to provide extra local knowledge
• Comfortable accommodation for the entire trip. We can also organise pre- and post-trip accommodation for you if you let us know
• All meals, as indicated, except on free days
• All drinking water and puritabs where drinking water isn’t readily available. (Alcohol and other drinks are not included)
• All activities as described in the itinerary – such as hiking, snorkelling, canoeing, sea kayaking, biking and jungle boat tours – and you’re welcome to sit out or do your own thing from time to time
• Tips for local specialist guides, drivers and boat captains are taken care of by Active Adventures South America, except for W-Trek guides, where your trip leader will suggest an appropriate tip
• Transport including buses, boats, trains and domestic flights as indicated

Not included:

Tips for your W-Trek guides and porters are not included. You'll be amazed how hard they work and we like to have a little presentation at the last refugio to show our appreciation. 

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Reviews

Reviews

  • Outstanding, as always!

    “This was our fourth trip with Active, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of meeting on the Active New Zealand Rimu trip. 10 years, a marriage and three kids later, our lives have certainly changed, but Active Adventures continue to deliver high quality, high adventure trips to the most beautiful destinations! Sebastian was well-organized, knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic. He and Active took care of all the "details" so that we could relax and enjoy another "trip of a lifetime". Can't wait for our next Active Adventure!”
    Todd Fisher – Montana, United StatesApril 2014
  • Patagonia Mania

    “I was not entirely sure what to expect from this trip. I had only seen pictures of Torres del Paine. This was an adventure of a lifetime. The scenery is amazing, the hikes are challenging and the culture is unique. Active is a wonderful company. Our guide, Cynthia, was absolutely amazing. Everything was well organized, we didn't have to worry about food and lodging... we could just concentrate on the hikes and the scenery. Dining was a great experience, ranging from hearty meals at the refugios, to delicious beef and lamb dinners at local restaurants. I highly recommend this trip.”
    Brad Higginbotham – Alabama, United StatesMarch 2014
  • Great Mother-Daughter trip

    “The Active Adventures trip turned out to be a wonderful once in a life time event for my daughter and me. We were able to enjoy the beauty of Patagonia, face the challenges of backpacking, ice hiking, kayaking and biking and not have the worry of planning and scheduling and coordinating! Our group was fun, supportive and positive minded, and our guides were fantastic.”
    Kathryn Melsted – Arizona, United StatesMarch 2014
  • Unforgettable Patagonian Adventure

    “After booking our Condor trip I spent 6 months buying clothing and equipment so I would be prepared for all weather and hiking conditions. Patagonia is known for its unpredictable episodes of intense wind and rain. Your packing list was extensive, but I felt fully prepared to layer for each hike which allowed me to take in the sheer beauty of my surroundings in comfort. After a long climb to the bases of Fitz Roy and Los Cuernos, we could only look in awe at the beauty that lay before us! Sebastian, our guide, was efficient, organized and caring. He made our safety a top priority, and with humor and surprise treats, went out of his way to make this trip an unforgettable Patagonian adventure.”
    Ann Smith – California, United StatesMarch 2014
  • Condor January 26th

    “This was an awesome trip! Sebatian was absolutely fabulous and really made the trip memorable. He paid attention to each of us, and made sure that we all got something special along the way that he knew was meaningful. That kind of attention and thoughtfulness is really what made this trip special. I will recommend the Condor trip to anyone intrepid enough to go to the end of the world!”
    Chelle Porper – Massachusetts, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • A trip to remember

    “I have always wanted to go to Patagonia, but wasn't sure I could do it alone. So I signed up with Active Adventure, a decision I certainly did not regret. The scenery was incredible, my traveling companions lots of fun, and the trip well organized and planned out. It was great to have all the logistics taken care of, so we could simply enjoy all that Patagonia had to offer. To top it off, our guide Cynthia was absolutely amazing and made the trip even better!”
    Melanie Eckersley-Maslin – New York, United StatesMarch 2014
  • Trip to the bottom of the earth

    “Just returned from an amazing trip to the bottom of the earth. Grateful for the entire experience of trekking, glacier hikes, good friends, good wine and overwhelmingly beautiful scenery in every direction.”
    Kelly Melsted – DC, United StatesMarch 2014
  • Loved Patagonia - more hiking!

    “This was a wonderful trip. The scenery and hiking is everything that I expected and more. Kayaking on Lago Grey and ice hiking on Grey Glacier were highlights. Hotels were comfortable and restaurants were well chosen with excellent food choices. Our trip leader was professional, friendly, and made the trip seem effortless. A few tweaks to the itinerary, including adding another day of hiking, would bring this to a 5 star trip.”
    Erin Trost – Wisconsin, United StatesMarch 2014
  • 1/26/14 Condor Trip with Sebastian

    “Amazing scenery - rigorous hiking - Sebastian was well organized and kept us on track!”
    Pam Rood – California, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Patagonia 1-26-2014

    “I would actually rate the trip a 4.5. There are a few trips of a lifetime and this is a must see. Had our group not been as large and diverse, I would have rated it a 5. We had unseasonably good weather and I can see why National Geographic rated Patagonia one of the top 10 most beautiful places in the world. The Active trip covers the highlights very well, without rushing the sights. Our guide Sebastian was a great ambassador for his country and I couldn't have asked for better. He is knowledgeable, competent, kind, fun and knows how to handle a vast array of personalities and abilities - letting each traveler get the most out of their trip. I would highly recommend both Active and this trip in particular.”
    Keri Libbe – Michigan, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Just Amazing!

    “I could not have asked for a better trip! Being from a big city, I wanted an active escape into nature. The Active Condor trip provided all that and more. Our guide Sabastian was always going out of his way to ensure everybody was having a good time and that everything was seamless. This was a perfect trip for a single traveler. By the end of our two weeks we felt as part of a family and now I have friends from all over the world. A big thanks to everybody at Active for truly making this a trip of a lifetime!”
    Brandon Hagg – Illinois, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Condor

    “Wonderful trip! Our trip leader Sebastian was amazing and the adventure was perfect. We were never bored or without something wonderful to experience. It was a wonderful Patagonia experince and I cannot say enough good things about our leader Sebastian.”
    Judy West – California, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Postscript

    “On my journey home from Patagonia I sat next to the window on the flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago and peered out at the mountains below. Waves of turbulent rock pierced frothy clouds. There was the great Southern Chile ice field, flowing glaciers and icy lakes. I had to pinch myself - I WAS THERE!”
    Jamie Deming – New York, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Condor with Sebastian

    “This was truly everything I expected and more. This was a fantastic active adventure. The wild wind of Patagonia blew into my heart. Sebastian is a real asset to your trip. He effortlessly organized all the details so that we could just enjoy the trip without a care. We kept saying to him, you are working so hard, how can you do this all, he would reply "I love it" and I believe him, he loves his work and does it well. I don't know who your other leaders are, but we are glad Sebastian led our group.”
    Virginia Jensen – California, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Fly like a Condor (we saw quite a few of them)

    “A terrific trip, really active and I had a great time with wonderful new friends, and our trip leader Sebastian was outstanding.”
    Dave Smallwood – Missouri, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Consider renaming the company "Cynthia Adventures"

    “The trip was very well planned, providing a smooth, comfortable and relaxing (while active!) experience. But the real jewel of the trip was our guide, Cynthia - you have the best active adventure guide on our pale blue dot working for your company. We can't wait to take another trip with Active, and we'll be seeking her out specifically!”
    Chase Stoudenmire – South Carolina, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Charlie's Thoughts on Condor

    “Many vacations leave one with happy memories but veterans of the Condor adventure leave Patagonia with a sense of accomplishment as well.”
    Charlie Hatton – Connecticut, United StatesFebruary 2014
  • Great trip

    “Guides were very knowledgeable and were able to flex with the unpredictable weather conditions. Great group of people on the trip as well.”
    Pete Caretto – California, United StatesJanuary 2014
  • Patagonia

    “The trip was a fantastic experience. The scenery was spectacular. The food and company was really great. The whole experience was enhanced by our guide whose professionalism and helpfulness made the trip one I shall always remember.”
    Brian Goldstraw – New South Wales, AustraliaJanuary 2014
  • Amazing Patagonia - So glad we had Active to guide us!

    “We had such an incredible time on our Condor trip. It lived up to its name too, we saw plenty of condors! Sebastian was a fantastic guide - he really cared about making our trip as worry-free and enjoyable as possible. He has been leading this trip for five years and it shows - he knows so many little tricks that make all the difference in having streamlined logistics. He is also a fantastic story-teller and we learned so much about Chilean and Argentine culture (and humor!) from him. There were SO many occasions that we were glad to have Sebastian's knowledge, expertise, and resources to shepherd us! The trip itself was simply incredible. It's hard to decide what I enjoyed the most: from the grandeur of Torres del Paine Park and Monte Fitz Roy to the glacier walk, the kayaking and more. Then there was the delectable pisco sours, wine, fish, and steak to enjoy with Sebastian's tales. For me, it was worth every penny for the trip of a lifetime!”
    Melanie Braunbeck – Arizona, United StatesDecember 2013
  • A Condor in El Dorado

    “Thank you to all at Active Adventures for making my Condor trip a truly amazing experience. The hikes took us through some of the best scenery in the world. The beauty is hard to describe but the overwhelming splendour of the rock formations, the surprisingly varied colours of the lakes and glaciers and the wind-defying flowers enriches the soul and humbles the mind - an uplifting spiritual experience. We walked, kayaked and cycled through El Dorado and came back with golden pixels and shiny memories that will rejuvenate the weariest of souls for a very long time. My only concern on this trip was deciding where to point my camera next! We saw some amazing sights but kayaking amongst the icebergs of Grey Lake was uplifting and out of this world. A good balance of varied activities was undertaken and at no point did we spend too much time travelling on buses. The group was guided by an amazing leader (Sebastian) who went out of his way to ensure that all our needs were met, tolerated no gremlins and went out of his way to facilitate making special requirements a reality. Thank you Sebastian for always being friendly and waiting patiently for me to finish taking yet another photograph. When we did have an unfortunate injury to one of the hikers (broken leg), true professionalism was shown in the way in which the injured person was taken care of, never left alone with strangers and was evacuated from rough terrain in a remote region to receive the required medical attention in a city hospital. A well organized and fantastic trip.”
    Dieter Kieck – Gauteng, South AfricaDecember 2013
  • Condor December 1-15 2013

    “A fabulous experience unparalleled anywhere else I have trekked. From the scenery to the food to the fellow trekkers ... a once-in-a lifetime adventure.”
    Paul Loch – Florida, United StatesDecember 2013
  • “The trip was very well organised and executed. I thought Sebastian did a marvelous and skilled job. There were a few things that didn't go as planned/desired and he handled these situations very well. He's also very proud of Chile and to be Chilean. It showed and added to the experience that he wanted us to have admiring the best of Chile.”
    Marilyn Williams – Washington, United StatesDecember 2013
  • Condor - November 2013

    “All the guides - in every activity - had to be among the, if not the, very best. We never floundered as a group. As on every occasion, complicated or unforeseen, Sebastian or the guide or guides in charge cleverly and thoughtfully worked through to a solution. This was a heart stopping, heart quickening, heart filling adventure.”
    Mary Jane Swindley – Washington, United StatesDecember 2013
  • Wowsers

    “What an amazing part of the world! Really recommend it and the tour guides with Active were just brilliant - wouldn't have enjoyed it nearly so much without their stories, advice, help, jokes, etc, etc! Highly recommended.”
    Marie Davies – , United KingdomDecember 2013
  • Patagonia - 11/18 to 11/30/13

    “This trip met and exceeded all of our expectations in every possible way! Our guide, Sebastian, was amazing.”
    Marge Keskin – New York, United StatesDecember 2013
  • Condor Nov 2013

    “My Patagonia experience was top notch! I had my mind set on Patagonia since 2012 and when I began researching I didn't understand why I couldn't find more competitive pricing packages and a wider array of tour companies. Now I understand why! Exploring Patagonia is an art that no oversell convenience packaging like Living Social or Groupon can mimic. Active got it right. For starters, the Pack List to FAQs was spot on! (I couldn't believe that I used every single item that I packed). The W-trek was amazing – challenging and rewarding! The selection of cities and quaint hotels was a far cry from typical international tourist traps. Sebastian and the guides we had for segments of the trip were professional and knowledgeable - it was obvious that they each thoroughly enjoyed educating teams of folks about the history and topography that make Patagonia the 8th wonder of the world.”
    Adrienne Ewing – DC, United StatesDecember 2013
  • Awesome

    “Awesome is the only word that comes near describing the delights experienced on our Condor experience. Over the years we have wandered this fabulous world and seen unbelievable sights, met unforgettable people and am still amazed what is out there to be discovered. For us Fitzroy was the crowning glory. The sight of this mountain will stay with me forever. I have given up trying to explain to others the joy this mountain can bring and try and convince them to put on a pair of boots and start walking.”
    Dick Wilson – New South Wales, AustraliaDecember 2013

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