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Patagonia Adventures

Avenida San Martin 56 | Avenida del Libertador 1037 - Oficinas de El Calafate, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina
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A hike with a difference

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were lucky with the weather - fine & sunny although the wind... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Malcolm S
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Crystal Brook, Australia
Viedma Light - Definitely Don't

There are, in our opinion, three great reasons to go to El Chalten: 1) To do technical climbing... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
wijram
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Avenida San Martin 56 | Avenida del Libertador 1037 - Oficinas de El Calafate, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were lucky with the weather - fine & sunny although the wind did get up later in the day. You need to be a bit nimble hiking on the ice amongst the crevasses. After lunch we had ago at ice...More

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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thanks a lot Malcolm S. for your nice review!!! Best regards Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are, in our opinion, three great reasons to go to El Chalten: 1) To do technical climbing on Mt. Fitz Roy, etc.; 2) To do serious mountain trekking in these beautiful mountains of the Argentinian Andes; 3) To see and/or photograph Mt. Fitz Roy...More

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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments. What each Glacier represents to visitors is a very personal impression and each perspective will depends on expectations. Glaciers are totally different betwen them and offers diverse spectacles! Regards Patagonia Aventura - Glaciar Viedma

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had booked Viedma light (boat trip to the glaciar). On the day of the excursion, the weather was not good, it was very windy. This was already known the day before (I had been adviced on it by my trekking guide). I went to...More

1  Thank Saltea
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Good afternoon Thanks for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor! We regret you have had a bad experience with us. We really work very hard to be able to reconcile the inclemencies of the weather and the operation of our excursions. When you work so involved...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

The adventure was recommended and organised by Walk Patagonia in El Chalten. Had great weather with a pleasant cruise across the lake to the starting point of the walk. An interesting short walk across a spectacular glacier worn rock to the glacier edge we we...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments !! Regards Patagonia Aventura - Viedma Glacier

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

ID#: 361475059 I had a very bad experience with them, and i felt cheated. We purchased an ice climbing activity and pre-paid for it. On the day of the expedition, we took a bus and then a boat to the glacier. When we arrived at...More

3  Thank elad l
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Dear curstomer Thanks a lot for your review. We are deeply sorry about the inconveniences detailed. We want to answer you back directly - if possible - but we cannot identify the ID you mentioned (it appears it is the ID of someone else -...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The glacier was not like how I expected, instead of all white and blue it was all black and brown due to rocks. However our guides did a splendid job, they made sure everybody was safe and enjoying the trekking on the ice.More

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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments Nature is what counts on that details, and the colour of ice only depends on the way light goes inside it! (consider that Ice, like water, is transparent!). Volvanic ashes make some areas of the ice surface black, grey...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

I booked a Patagonia Aventura ice trek on the Viedma in El Calafate. I arrived a day earlier than booked in El Chalten and the lady in the office suggested I go that day as the weather was closing in. I am glad she changed...More

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ritag1969, Director Comercial at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments and great you could change dates and do the Ice Trek in good weather conditions!!!! You never know in Patagonia!!!! See you in your next visit to El Chalten

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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Other reviews will tell you about the tour. The poor rating is based on business practice. I was quoted a discount for youth on the day prior, but on the day of the trip they denied the discount was ever offered. Later the sales person...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We did the Viedma gletscher trek with this company. The trek itself was ok, nice boat, friendly and knowledgeable guides and a nice cold drink on the end of the trek. However, we thought our group was too big and, mostly, to varied. While the...More

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ritag1969, Director Comercial at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2015

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience! We will consider your comments on the diversity in the physical condition of the passengers (in the same group) , we have not had complaints about this until now, but we will consider it for the better! Thanks!!!

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Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

The most spectacular sight I ever saw in my life. A massive wall of blue ice out of the lake! The Glacier Mini trek didn't feel mini at all. We saw and experienced so much. The guides were super sweet, patient & kind. They made...More

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ritag1969, Director Comercial at Patagonia Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2015

Thanks a lot for your warm and fantastic comments! We are really happy to know that the experience was so amazing! We work really hard for that to happens and it appears that it works! Sorry for our delayed response! We hope to see you...More

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Hi mbug2! We have minimum of age (12 YO accompanied by their parents or persons in charge), but not any maximum of age restriction. For any further information, you can check it on our web site. Regards, Lucia.
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