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Patagonia Southern Land Expeditions
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Chile! Patagonia Southern Land Expeditions-Chile (PaslexChile) is happy to introduce you to our services and staff. We have 20 years of experience operating in the tourism field and we do it with enthusiasm and professionalism. We put all our experience at the service of our guests. We endeavor to provide all our clients with an unforgettable stay in this wonderful and friendly country, Chile. We are a locally owned and operated tour company in Chile, specialized in travel groups and independent travelers. Our goal is to create special shore excursions, expeditions and customized programs for travelers who want to enjoy our nature and local roots. We have a variety of travel programs to satisfy cruise ship clients and independent travelers. We operate in all the areas of the country Northern, Central, North and South Patagonia. We can provide our clients with tours to the highest and driest Atacama Desert, Altiplano Chileno - Boliviano with great salt flat lakes such as Uyuni and Atacama. (Northern Chile) To Santiago, the capital, and wine tours to any of the famous Chilean vineyards. (Central Chile) To the famous Lake Region with lakes that are only comparable to beautiful lakes in Europe. (North Patagonia) To Torres Del Paine National Park trekking around the well known "W" Circuit. (South Patagonia) For Cruise Travelers, a great variety of shore excursions in the ports of call: Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso with drops off in Santiago airport or your hotel. And much more! * We can also accommodate large groups. At your service, Andres & PaslexChile Team
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We've just got back home after two-week trip to Chile (Santiago, Atacama, Patagonia, Easter Island) organized by Patagonia Southernland Expeditions and especially Andres Oyarzun Gonzales. We're a small group of four friends with high expectations regarding quality of services and accomodation. From the very beginning, already at preparation phase, Andres was open to our suggestions or requests. For each location he gave us few options to choose. All hotels/lodges recommended by him were really great. His remarks (i.e. regarding flights) were always accurate and helpful. He was also very patient as we were changing dates few times. Moreover I valued very much his frankness - as we wanted to visit also Easter Island, he stated that he didn't have any experience there but we could arrange everything by ourselves (what was true), at the same time giving few recommendations (many tour operators would use it to earn additional money anyway). During our journey everything was strictly according to what we agreed before. Andres was calling us from time to time to check if everthing was ok or to give some more details.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

As a family of four with two boys (8 and 10), it isn't always easy to find someone who can be really accommodating for a family. Andres helped us find a great hotel ahead of time, picked us up at the airport, and took us on two different tours - the first one of the national park Vicente Perez Rosales (and a small, age appropriate hike up the Osorno volcano). The next day he took us around the lake and we explored the fish market at Puerto Montt - but he gave us choices based on the weather. We had initially wanted to go white water rafting, but let him know that our 8-year-old wasn't ready for big rapids yet - so he was great at checking the weather and telling us that due to the rains, the water was quite high and probably not appropriate (so we substituted for the national park tour). He was flexible, quick to respond, and as a parent himself, thought of some of the things kids need (including bringing us all snacks for our longer tour). We really enjoyed his tours - and he was very knowledgeable about the area, flora and fauna. His New Zealand learned English is also fantastic. Knowing him, any of his staff are also very qualified to be excellent guides.

2  Thank MiamiGS
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

When searching for a tour guide in Chile, we contacted Andres Oyarzun Gonzalez with Patagonia Southernland Expeditions. We found his responses to be prompt and understanding and accommodating to our needs. As we checked out some of his suggestions, we found them to be accurate, value appropriate and thoughtful. We would recommend working with him when you are planning a trip to Chile.

3  Thank Meander2
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Carlos, a guide arranged thru Southernland Patagonia. He promptly picked us up at our cruise ship and shared the beauty of the Lake District. We visited Puerto Montt, Fruttilar , and Puerto Varas - all with Carlos explaining the culture, geology, and lifestyle. He is a delight, and we loved the scenery we saw and all we learned from Carlos.

1  Thank BonnieBBB38
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Having literally stumbled upon Andres Oyarzun-Gonzalez at the entrance to the port of Puerto Montt, he immediately struck me as being erstwhile, honest and knowledgeable. His English is perfect and his background is impeccable - he is a certified tour guide who teaches Tourism in a local college. He spent 2 years in New Zealand on a government scholarship learning the trade.
He is extremely affable and very informative about all facets of Chilean life, history and geography.
He offered us a very personalized tour in his immaculate new (air conditioned) SUV of Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Frutilar and surrounding areas in 4 hours (that's all the time we had) at an extremely reasonable price. The tour was super and he was just so good and so nice ! We saw and learned a lot.
He also does all kinds of other tours in Patagonia, including fishing and rafting expeditions, multi-day tours, etc.
This man is terrific and you cannot go wrong by hiring him ..... GUARRANTEED.

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