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Madre Roca Patagonia

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Puerto Natales, Chile
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About Madre Roca Patagonia
We are an adventure tourism company based out of Puerto Natales, in southern Patagonia, Chile. We offer private excursions and expeditions around the region. Madre Roca was born out of an effort to expand tourism horizons in Patagonia. Its founders, Claire and Felipe, believe that the tourism industry has been detrimental to the environment in Torres del Paine National Park, due to the lack of environment friendly infrastructures, but also the lack of options accessible to the fast-growing number of travelers. Claire and Felipe are both certified guides with much experience in the region. We strive to deliver to our guests a different and authentic experience, far from the peak-season crowds. Madre Roca distinguishes itself for prioritizing sustainable practices, working with small local companies, in a plastic-free environment, and fomenting a close and unique contact with nature.
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Adélaïde Pacton wrote a review Oct 6
Ithaca, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
I traveled to Torres del Paine National Park from New York to spend a week hiking. Claire was an exceptional guide with a sharp sense of humour and thorough knowledge of the park. She guided me along the W trek as well as along numerous hidden beauties of the park -- away from the main trails. Claire has a truly beautiful soul. She made my experience unforgettable and I will forever cherish the memories.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from madrerocapatagonia, Owner at Madre Roca Patagonia
Responded 2 weeks ago
Merci ma belle. J'ai passé un super séjour avec toi, et je suis contente que ça t'ai plu. La montagne, c'est toujours mieux avec des amis. Reviens me voir quand tu veux :) Claire.
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Paul A wrote a review Jul 2020
Welford, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the chance to travel to Patagonia last year. We started our trip in Argentina with our main Guide Rodrigo Flores Solovera. We then travelled in to Chile for our first weeks W trek on arrival at Eco camp we met our Chillan Guide Claire Hourticq from Madre Roca Patagonia. This Lady along with Rod made this part of the trip so GOOD. Claire new every answer to every question I had and her knowledge of this part of the world was second to no one. I wish Madre Roca Patagonia all the best after these difficult times and I hope we will see you again.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from madrerocapatagonia, Propietario at Madre Roca Patagonia
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Thank you Paul for your kind words and support. I am lucky to do the work I do and get to meet incredible people, including you and your wonderful Iwona. Thank you for the great times, and for the heavy metal CDs you sent to Felipe's house. He was so happy to receive them. Hope to be able to come to England to visit soon. Un abrazo! Claire
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Paul wrote a review Jul 2020
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If you’re going to hike in Chile be it the Torres del Paine or a road less travelled then let Claire show you the way! She is safe, knowledgeable and charming. Young but highly experienced. A smile even when the rain comes down and the wind blows (which it will do, this is Patagonia after all). So worth the effort. The best hiking country in the world.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from madrerocapatagonia, Propietario at Madre Roca Patagonia
Responded Jul 9, 2020
Paul thank you for your lovely review and accurate description of beautiful Patagonia. It is windy indeed! I had a blast hiking with and getting to know you. Stay well! Claire
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grbirchfield wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington35 contributions17 helpful votes
Three couples from the western US (collectively known as Team Fossil due to our lack of youth) traveled to Torres del Paine NP in FEB2020 to hike the W Trek for five days. Little did we know when we first met our guides Claire and Felipe that the gods of hiking were clearly looking after us. Yes, the scenery is unparalleled; however, to take it all in with friends and to make two new friends in the person of our amazing guides made the trip spectacular beyond our greatest hopes. Both Claire and Felipe are passionate about Patagonia. Their love for it and respect for preserving the land are evident in their words and actions. Both possess a good sense of humor, are intelligent, perceptive, curious, fit, affable and engaging. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, they are plain fun too! Felipe is a local boy and geologist whose training coupled with his ebullient charm make it a pleasure to learn of the fascinating geologic forces that brought Patagonia to be and will continue to shape it. Claire is a very capable leader who enjoys learning from and about the trekkers she is guiding. Discussions with her are interesting because of her having spent her years in France, the US and Patagonia. Both know well the fauna and flora of the unique landscape of Patagonia. Claire and Felipe always set a pace on the trail that hit the sweet spot for Team Fossil. Some of us on the Team rarely hike, but Claire and Felipe by their kindness, attention to each individual, and encouragement instilled confidence in our novice team members. And when one of us was running low on fuel and dragging their derriere they were personally watched over and guided back to camp, beverage, and food by Claire. What more can I say: WE LOVE OUR GUIDES!!! Amigo, if you want to rock Patagonia with the mother of all guide services in southern South America then hike and travel with MADRE ROCA PATAGONIA!!! CLAIRE and FELIPE are the best!!!!! Vamos!! George Birchfield Team Fossil Seattle, WA. USA
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from madrerocapatagonia, Propietario at Madre Roca Patagonia
Responded May 8, 2020
Hi George! It was such a great pleasure to guide you in Torres del Paine National Park! Hiking with team fossil (Mary, Lorraine, Martin, Stacy and Rex) gave us the chance to talk about not just the National Park, but also to talk about life in general. Sharing meals on the trails and at camp, gave us the chance to talk about life in general, which to me and Claire, it is always an interesting experience while guiding. We are glad you guys treasure those moments. We are very happy to read your review since our guests' satisfaction is our priority and we work very hard for that. Thank you so much for such a nice review! Stay well! Felipe.
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ExoticKiwi wrote a review Apr 2020
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Felipe and Claire were our guides on the W Trek, Torres Del Paine, Chile. We were a team of 3 couples over 60 of variable fitness and a common interest in the geography, flora and fauna, culture and history of the region. We all love to come away feeling fitter and stronger with a good knowledge of our host country/ region. With this in mind, Felipe and Claire were a perfect fit to lead our trekking adventure. Felipe is a local with an passionate and learned knowledge of the region: geology, history, culture and politics! Claire knows how to read and motivate people, especially on the long 24km treks. She loves to nerd out identifying bird life and plants. She too is a very strong and accommodating guide leader. And has a great sense of humor. They compliment each other to provide a full trekking experience tailored to the groups needs. They are very respected in the guiding community and gave us tips on other things to do after the trek, eg our El Chalten experience, that proved spot on. They introduced us to some celebrity climbers who happened to be at camp. They are very respectful, good humored, knowledgeable and solve logistical and administrative problems very efficiently (we had paid for admir and were allocated a tent at one camp - No problemo). With this knowledge and experience of Felipe and Claire aka Madre Roca Guiding, if we had been going as a couple, I would have directly contacted them to plan our trip. Key expertise:local guides, comprehensive knowledge of region, very professional, fun loving, photography experts, geology, plants and birdwatching, power trekkers (if you’re looking for speed).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from madrerocapatagonia, Propietario at Madre Roca Patagonia
Responded Apr 18, 2020
Hi Lorraine! Claire and I had a great time guiding you in Torres del Paine National Park! Thank you for your wonderful review. We love Patagonia, and we try to share our love for it with all of our guests. We were very glad we could help you solving the logistical problems. We enjoyed our conversations as well, you all are very interesting people. Thanks again for your support, and hope to hike again with you guys in USA. Best, Felipe.
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