"We loved the trip - the hikes were
beautiful, each in different ways. The camping was great
- the sites, the beauty, some of the patagonian winds
and the people (several of whom I am still in contact
with). The staff was always helpful and warm and friendly
and knowledgeable. One needs only to want to travel,
love the outdoors, and he/she won't be disappointed!" (Cathy
"Patagonia Adventure Trip was an incredible experience.
The company was very flexible to work with and did a
tremendous job tailoring our trip to be the experience
we wanted. The guides were all excellent and the scenery
was spectacular. My friend Keith really enjoyed all the
beautiful Argentine women that were also on the trip.
And my friends Kate and Ellen more than enjoyed the scenery
of the good looking guides leading them up the mountains." (Susan
"In February 2001 I spent 8 days in the Torres
del Paine park with 15 other people camping and trekking
with Oscar Pandolfi as our guide. I often think of the
trip because of the shear beauty of the area, the great
variability of the weather and the diversity of the scenery.
We hiked in valleys, over rock falls and up to a huge
glacier with surprisingly blue icebergs calving off of
it. Each day was a new adventure.
I attribute much of the success of the trip to our guide, Oscar, who was
very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of the area and who made sure
that we were well provided for and enjoyed ourselves as a group during
meals and on the trail. I highly recommend a trip to Patagonia for anyone
who would like a unique trekking experience." (John Finston)
"The Patagonia trip was a great trip!!! I enjoyed
all aspects of the trip. Words and photographs are inadequate
to describe Patagonia. Patagonia is a place to be experienced.
I feel privileged to have had the chance to experience
it with you, as our guide, and the rest of our group.
I particularly appreciated your knowledge of the local
flora and await the publishing of your book. I appreciated
the patience, humor, and expertise that you demonstrated.
As well, I appreciated all the hard work that you and
the boys (don't tell Marianne that I used that word)
did for us. I appreciated the diversity of our group.
I enjoyed getting to meet everyone. John and I are going
to go up Mt. Whitney in October.
I thought the amount of hiking that we did was just right. It wasn't too
short and it wasn't too long. It was nice to come to the refreshment tent
after a day's hike and have a nice, cold Pisco Sour. The scenery was just
amazing. And your ability to hold off the rain was incredible. All in all,
I thought it was a very, very special trip." (Mike Kent Lee)
"I took a trip with Oscar's company in February,
2001. I had a marvelous time. The weather cooperated
(thank goodness), and we had several wonderful days of
hiking. He structured the trip so that all people could
hike at their own pace, and not feel left behind, or
could ahead and have fun at their own pace. It was great
to know that your pace, for that day, could always be
accomodated. In addition, it was wonderful to come home
to meals that we all enjoyed. I had a super time, and
would definitely recommend Oscar's trip to a friend!"(Lea
"Un día de febrero partí desde aeroparque
rumbo a la provincia de Santa Cruz. Gabriel, quiero agradecerte
toda esa experiencia inolvidable que durante 12 días
compartí con todo el grupo, que me permitió conocer
y comenzar a amar esa región de nuestra Patagonia.
Quería tomarme unas vacaciones distintas a las
de todos los años, viajar a un lugar diferente
donde encontrar sosiego, paz y aventuras y por suerte
encontré eso y mucho más, encontré un
grupo de gente maravillosa, remacanuda, cordial. Espero
que sigan con ese trabajo tan lindo de hacer conocer
nuestra Patagonia." (Julio Ricardo Mancilla)