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Patagonia

Linda and Mary 2020 january
Linda and Mary 2020 january
loved their trip to Patagonia

Picked up at San Juan bus station for a 3 hour ride to Barreal in two vehicles the first day. Group Meeting. Nice hotel with a great view and a pool. Two rooms, 5 girls in one with two bedrooms. Two beds in one, three in the other. Very comfortable. Boys in other room. Day 2 stunning thrilling 3 hour drive to start of ride. Mounted up for a three hour ride to first campsite. Every day started about 9 am riding 6-9 hours a day. Potty stops in morning and afternoon and a lunch stop. Scenery was mesmerizing every day. Set up camp and tents, then a 'snack' then dinner after 9pm. In January light until after 9pm. Gauchos got your horses saddled, and unsaddled at end of day. Plan for WIND! Most stunning thrilling exciting week ever!
Trip Details
Traveled
With friends
Travel dates
January 4, 2020
Trip type
Classic

Trip customized with a local travel agent in the destination

Linda and Mary 2020 january
Linda and Mary 2020 january
January 13, 2020
Best parts:
Absolutely the best trip ever! Andes mountains were stunning! breathtaking views every day. We were not cold as we dressed properly, and overpacked a bit. People were extremely nice and helpful, staff and other guests. As staff spoke spanish, and our guide Cristian a very little english, we were fortunate to have three guests from Argentina that spoke good english and translated for us. Horses were amazing, strong, safe and comfortable. I would go back in a minute, even with notes below!
Worst parts:
Food was good at times, and not so great others. We had delicious spaghetti and soup dinners, and fresh goat that I was told was delicious. I don't eat much meat so went vegetarian, and Our leader only got that memo a few days prior to our ride. Breakfast was old bread, and if you asked jam, every day. Snack once we returned to camp was the same bread and jam. Lunch on trail three days was great, picnic blanket and all: ham and cheese slices, with old bread, and tomatoes/olives/peanuts. Other days a sandwich with a meat mix, I got corn one day and a can of tuna another. It worked for me, but plan ahead, I would bring breakfast bars, snacks for day, instant soup and hot chocolate next time. Stirrups are very narrow, plan for shoes that will be warm and are narrow!
Leandro
Agency's response
Leandro
Dear Linda, hope you had a pleasant flight back home I’m super happy to learn that you enjoyed this trip with your friend! I was anxiously waiting to read your report for this fabulous adventure on ...Dear Linda, hope you had a pleasant flight back home I’m super happy to learn that you enjoyed this trip with your friend! I was anxiously waiting to read your report for this fabulous adventure on horseback across the Andes. I can’t even imagine the stories you have to tell now :) Glad to have been part of this by helping you arrange this marvelous experience. I have passed your comments though to the supplying company, especially for the guide’s English speaking skills and the fact that they were not advised of your dietary restrictions only until some days before the start of the program when we informed them several months before that. As for the quality of some items in the meal, I can also imagine it’s tough to supply fresh ingredients being that isolated from society. Anyway, glad to know these issues did not affect your journey and you consider it as the best trip ever! I look forward to hearing from you soon for another adventure Warmest regards. L.See more
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