EcoCamp Patagonia Guest Comments

What travellers say about Cascada tours and our EcoCamp Patagonia. If you've been on one of our tours, send us your feedback. Read more from other Cascada Expediciones Testimonials...


Mark Loane, Australia (Paine Circuit & Tierra del Fuego)
We all have no doubt that your company Cascada is No 1. Thanks for your extraordinary patience and attention to detail. Thanks for the restaurant bookings. Thanks for the Tierra del Fuego trip. Hard to organize,easy to get wrong,done perfectly well. An especial thank you for the the whole Torres section. The zodiac cruise up to Torres was a must do. The lunch at the end excellent.
 
We all thought that the Ecocamp was the pick of the places to stay in the Torres...The Circuit was excellent. Cascada were a million miles ahead of everyone else. Your food was far far better than the Refugios. Your guides were world class. Safe and effective. I can not speak too highly of Cascada and your efforts. Once again Lorena thank you for your skills and your organization.
 
Lorena & the team receive flowers from Mark and his group of 11!
Guest Stay: Mar 06, 2013

Georgina Hutber, UK (Atacama Desert 7 Day Trek, 9 day Paine Circuit, Tierra del Fuego & Ushuaia)
I have just been looking through our (hundreds of!) photos, and remembering what a marvellous trip we had. So thank you so much for organising everything so well for us. It was brilliant.
 
It is hard to pick out any particular part of the trip that was particularly good (as it all was), but perhaps the Atacama Desert was the unexpected highlight. After the recent storm it was surprisingly green, and paddling in rivers in the desert was something we had not expected! The guide, Camilo Silva, was outstanding – probably one of the best guides we have ever had – and the first wild camp was amazing.
 
The guides on the Torres del Paine trek were also very good, and very good fun to be with. The group we were with was friendly and supportive of each other, and we had a great time. Standing under the Torres was the ultimate aim of the trip, and the experience certainly did not disappoint us.
 
As far as things that could have been better are concerned, there really aren’t many! The itineraries in Tierra del Fuego were not quite as we expected, but the days were very enjoyable, so no real complaints. We did not think that we would leave without seeing penguins but we managed it! 
 
But overall, what a fabulous trip. Thank you again. We will certainly recommend you to our friends.
 
Georgina and Edward
 
Guest Stay: Mar 03, 2013

Peter Thor, Canada (Los Glaciares NP and Fitz Roy Hike, 5 day W Trek & Iguazu)
We would like to thank you for a very enjoyable and memorable vacation in South America.  We have shared some of our pictures with family and friends.  They were truly amazed!
 
Our stay in El Chaltén was magical.  Our visit to the Ecocamp was also magical.  Our guides, Hernan and Nico were perfect;  we really enjoyed our yurts;  the food was excellent;  the atmosphere was relaxed and the mountains were beautiful.  This is a very special place.
 
Our guide in Iguazú Falls, Edir Luiz, was outstanding.  He knew the area intimately and was very familiar with the wildlife.  He rescued our second day at Iguazú Falls by taking us to the park where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet, then taking us to a game reserve/hospital for a tour, before capping off our day at the Falls with the boat tour that goes under the falls.  We cannot say enough about this outstanding individual.

 

Guest Stay: Feb 16, 2013

Carol Rudolph, USA (7 day W Trek)
This is to thank you for our wonderful trip to Torres del Paine from January 28-February 3, 2013.  All of our contacts and pick ups were made without a hitch and the service and hospitality at the Ecocamp itself was terrific.  I want to especially commend our guiding crew, headed by Carola, who made sure that every need of every guest was well attended to during our 5 day hike of the "W" in Torres del Paine.  Sometimes it is not easy to cover a group of 14 with differing hiking abilities but they did a marvelous job making sure that no one was neglected or ignored, and that everyone had the best possible hiking experience, as well as making sure that all trail arrangements were attended to.  In fact, my boots failed on the first day and one of our guides went back to EcoCamp (4 hours) to retrieve my trail shoes!  Nothing speaks louder than that as to the professionalism and caring nature of these guides.
 
We look forward to another trip with Cascada the next time we travel to Chile.
 
Cordially,
 
Carol and Bob Rudolph
Guest Stay: Jan 28, 2013

Mimi Jannetty, USA (5 day W trek, 3 day Kayak trip, Pucon)
I can not thank you enough for an amazing adventure!  We arrived back to the states today after an incredible trip.  Your suggested itinerary was perfect;  the hotel in Pucon was beautiful.  The trekking and the kayaking were definitely once in a lifetime trips.  My kids and my husband asked that I give you a big warm thank you from them as well.
 
WELL DONE!!!  Your country is beautiful......until next time,  Mimi Jannetty
Guest Stay: Dec 21, 2012

Jenny Calvert, USA (Wildlife Safari)

Jenny travelled to EcoCamp in November to do a Patagonia Wildlife Safari. Read all about her experience here on her blog post Torres del Paine - Not the Truman show

"As we were entering Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile, I commented to Kristie -something to the effect of – this reminds me of the Truman Show; I’m not sure it’s real. And after leaving, I’m still not sure it was all real. I’m going to have to go back someday to make sure, because if any place deserves to be added to the list of places to which I’d like to return someday, this is one."

Read more: http://fiftystatesbythirtyyears.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/torres-del-paine-not-the-truman-show/

Guest Stay: Nov 25, 2012

Scott H. McGurrin, USA (Santiago, Valparaiso, Atacama & Patagonia Wildlife Safari)

We're back home and I just wanted to say thanks to you for helping us to set up a wonderful trip!  We're very tired, but we had a fantastic time everyplace we went.  Ecocamp in particular was an amazing experience - the views and the animals are simply incredible, and the staff are really a great bunch of folks!

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We'd like to add a big thanks to Scott for supplying us with INCREDIBLE photos of a puma spotted at the eastern end of Lake Nordenskjold. What an amazing treat for him and his Safari group! 

Check out the rest of Scott's photos here!

Guest Stay: Nov 19, 2012

Dick and Chloe Dalton, USA (Wildlife Safari)

Our EcoCamp experience was clearly the highlight of our 10 day Patagonia visit and one of the best of our many years of international travel. We loved everything about EcoCamp, even though we had one day of mostly heavy rain. We want to give Corinne Nanzer and her staff the highest praise possible. They were superb in every way: Cheerful, helpful, hardworking, friendly, polity, funny, punctual...and so much more. Corinne's management is outstanding and her quiet, effective leadership set an excellent example the staff enthusiastically followed. 

Our dome suite was wonderfully clean with firewood arriving daily in a timely manner. The food was excellent and professionally presented and served. The guides, especially Rafael, were extremely knowledgeable, patient and very conscious of everyone's interest and safety. And becasue the staff's collective attitude and service were first class, the guests were also cheerful and happy. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We'll never forget it. 

Guest Stay: Oct 26, 2012

Debbie Jeunette, USA (W trek)
Thanks for everything!  loved our trip!  loved ecocamp!  they are such GREAT people!  LOVED our guide juan moya!!!!!  i will miss him so much!  well done cascada!
Guest Stay: Apr 09, 2012

Toni Chaplin, Australia (W Trek & Los Glaciares/Fitz Roy)
Arrived home last night after fabulous holiday.  We had good weather in Torres del Paine and fabulous clear skies in Mt Fitzroy area so we were very lucky. 
Everything went very smoothly and i must compliment you and your team for the faultless service that we received.  Every transfer was on time,  every flight met and all the services provided very efficiently.
It really was a terrific experience and despite some complicated transfers crossing borders etc, it was all handled very professionally. 
So thank you for all of your efforts before the trip in helping to arrange such a comprehensive itinerary and then for the smooth arrangements during the trip.  
Superior domes at Ecocamp were a highlight - we loved listening to the pouring rain at night while in such cosy surroundings.
 
Compliments to all concerned.
Guest Stay: Mar 05, 2012

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