We enjoyed working with Gretchen. She was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and responsive. The itinerary she built for/with us was spot on and we felt it was one of our best trips ever. This was our third trip with AWR and we will continue to recommend AWR and utilize them too. Maybe Machu Picchu in 2019. Our favorite part of the trip was Patagonia Camp and the trekking (Fitz Roy in El Chalten; Frances Valley and Base of the Torres in Del Paine).
Greg B., Custom Patagonia Adventure + 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine Patagonia Camp, March 2018
I would highly recommend Gretchen and AWR to my friends and others for their travel needs. Hiking in Torres Del Paine was an amazing experience. Food in some restaurants in Punta Arenas were surprisingly good, and Hotel Ilaia in Punta Arenas was lovely. Having dolphins swimming next to our boat on our way to Isla Magdalena was such a treat. We all loved Patagonia and are looking forward to go back someday (we all ate Calafate cream pie, local lore has that you must eat calafate to guarantee the return to Patagonia). Thanks again.
Haibin W., 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek, March 2018
On this trip I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE, IT WAS GREAT GREAT GREAT !!! And I just want to thank all of you for playing your part in making this trip possible, and I will let you know about the next trip and use Adventures Within Reach in the future. Thanks again.
Errol W., Custom Galapagos + 5-Day Patagonia: Torres Del Paine Flexible EcoCamp, December 2017
We had a wonderful time. Loved loved loved the eco domes. The trek was much easier than we thought it would be. Hit sunshine, snow and rain- it was wonderful! Thanks again.
Carol P., 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp, October 2017
I recommend AWR quite frequently. For me, Iguazu Falls was the highlight of the trip but everything was great Probably one of the most important pieces for me is the transfers. I have done several trips now and the transfer agent always arrives on time and they are always quality people with quality vehicles. It is a real stress reducer.
Chuck M, CO, USA
8-Day Buenos Aires Discovery, April 2017
We had an incredible trip and have only positive things to say… We couldn’t believe how close we got to the whales – both in our kayaks and on shore. The sea lions were another highlight, we felt like we had a bunch of friends following us. The trekking was an added bonus, we didn’t realize there would be so much of it and that it would be so beautiful. We can’t say enough about Pablo and Sofia! He was so knowledgeable in history, marine life, the peninsula and provided so many interesting facts. He was also a pleasure to travel with and as a guide. His ability to whip up delicious meals with only 2 pans and a camp stove was incredible. He was also very proficient in packing 5 days worth of supplies in 4 kayaks – with room to spare. From the time that Sofia picked us up at the Trelew airport to the time that Pablo dropped us off …, we felt like we were in very good hands and that we were among friends. Pablo and Sofia truly made it a very special experience and a trip of a lifetime.
Jeanne L., Boston, USA
Argentina, Peninsula Valdes Sea Kayaking, October 2011