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“Simply amazing”

Patagonia Adventures
Ranked #6 of 14 Tours in El Chalten
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Patagonia Aventura has tailor-made programs to explore and enjoy the Viedma Glacier according to each of our client’s expectations. Carefully grouped into three different products, every activity invites our travelers to live a unique experience in Patagonia.
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Taking a ferry to a glacier...walking on it (and using a tunnel, through it), climbing on it and having a Baileys on the rocks with glacial ice, in the sun. This day could not have been any more perfect.

1  Thank jasperla
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

An exciting boat trip in strong winds acros Viedma lake to the fronto f the glacier for some viewing. Quite a dirty glacier from the outside. WE then went to a protected small bay where we got off thew boat walked up slippery smooth rock(It was raining) to put on clampons for the walk on the glacier.The walk was much more than I expected,through ice tunnels ,besides Crevases and observing sink holes. All you had to do was remember to walk like John Wayne.The guides were very attentive to ensure no mishaps occuredand knowledgeable.

Thank orcaSydney_Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

I took the ice trekking tour. A nice experience, beautiful, otherwordly views, but not much walking. Long boat ride. Given a choice again, I would rather opt for another day on trails around El Chalten, which are just spectacular.

Thank Gosia73
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

I booked the Viedma Pro Tour. This should consist of Hiking and Climbing. Due to the wind the we did Climbing (no wind there) in the morning instead of hiking. But the wind was still strong in the afternoon for the icehike so the decission of the guides was to cancel the rest of the day. But instead of giving us some refund they just showed us a paper at the office that said "no refunds after 1 climb". So instead letting us on the ice for some other climbs we had to go back without any refund. It was half a day that got cancelled!!!
It gets better. By the time we (and of course the staff) knew the afternoon gets cancelled, they put a Bus full with people in El Chalten drive them to the lake, let them wait a little, told them "too much wind" and drove back. Of course they charged the >10 US$ for the Bus to earn a little money with the tourists...
I guess if the weather is fine this could be a nice thing. But in my experince they are just interested in making money and don't care about the people... Avoid them, do the ice climbing somewhere else...
The staff at the office was trained to completely ignore us and the complaints... And they are extremely arrogant if it comes to that.

9  Thank Darqy
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Perito Moreno is bigger but Viedma is better. We took a friend's advice and high tailed it to Chaltan for the majority of our visit to this area of Patgonia. What great advice that was! Chaltan is less commercial and has it all -- great food, great hiking and the Viedma Glacier. We did the "big ice" on this glacier first and then the Perito Moreno Big Ice while in Calafate and i really wish Patagonia Adventures was running the show at Perito Moreno! At Viedma our guides were knowledgeable, friendly, well paced and focused on our education and enjoyment of the glacier. We had a small group of six with two guides who were extremely attentive. Very different experience at Perito Moreno. If you can only do one glacier trek, do Viedma with the wonderful guides from Patagonia Adventures. The ride across the lake is amazing, the ascent to the glacier provides wonderful panoramas, and the staff is just amazing. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!

7  Thank decca_mac
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