This family of 9 just returned from hiking the W-trek in Torres del Paine, Chile. Read on to hear their account:
“We would highly recommend Gretchen and AWR to friends and others for their travel needs.
Our trip was great and memorable in many ways. Hiking in Torres Del Paine was an amazing experience. Food in restaurants in Punta Arenas was surprisingly good, and Hotel Ilaia in Punta Arenas was lovely. Having dolphins swimming next to our boat on our way to Isla Magdalena to see the penguins was such a treat. AWRs’s emergency contact was very quick in response to our situation of missed flights and worked with us to arrange the best possible solution. At Ecocamp, the hot water supply was great and the refugios were clean. We learned the true definitions of “Patagonia flat-trail”, “Patogonia weather”. There were some rainy and cold mornings but we were lucky to have a sunny day to hike the hardest trail to the base of the tower. There was snow on the top, so the last stretch up (about one hour) was very challenging. Luckily we had two very good guides from the Eco-camp, Vincent and Nicholas who guided us through the various challenges. We also spotted a puma! casually strolling along the main road inside the park. Food and accommodation were good. Thanks again for all your help. Patagonia is beautiful.”
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