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“Needs better guides” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glacier Grey

Glacier Grey
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Torres del Paine Day Trip from Puerto Natales
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Owner description: Whether hiking to it or simply viewing it from afar, this massive glacier is truly extraordinary.
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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“Needs better guides”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

The trip to the glacier itself is boring - the guide speaks for a couple of minutes at the start and another couple of minutes when the glacier is reached but the 90 minutes each way reaching the glacier are passed in splendid silence. More information could be forthcoming - particularly on the return when the boat trip seems to take much longer after the excitement of the glacier.

boat boarding could be improved - there is evidence of a pier at some point but now all boarding is completed with a rubber zodiac tender to the boat - involves several trips and is not the most accommodating means of embarking for older or less mobile passengers

Visited April 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Amazing glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

Beautiful glacier, large, wonderful colours. Hike the entire from Paso John Gardner to see it from different perspectives.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We saw Glacier Grey after 3 days of hiking and it felt like a beautiful visual reward. The pisco sours served on the boat probably helped as well! We had hiked 3 of the 4 days of our "W" trek and were taking the boat back to a van to get back to EcoCamp. Yes, there are higher, bigger and better glaciers, which we saw later in Argentina, but somehow I really loved this one. The EcoCamp W trek goes backwards, so you are treated with the beautiful tour to the glacier on your way back. Stunning!

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“A highlight of the Torres del Paine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

A highlight of the Torres del Paine. Amazing almost alien landscape. Unique views.
Beware 90km winds expected

Visited March 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Boat to Grey Glacier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is good, but not as spectacular as the mountains. The glacier is not as high as another in Argentina or what I have seen in Alaska. Some of the early morning light on the mountains from the boat ride was spectacular.

Visited March 2014
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