This trip enables you to get an overview of Chile, covering off the key destinations and sites to see. Each area provides you with its own WOW! experience and fabulous scenery. There are alot of early starts and internal flights, however there is also some free time in each area for you to explore indepently or just relax. Throughly enjoyed the whole trip and think Chile is a great place to visit, and it has something for everyone.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Osorno Volcano in teh lake district it is everywhere.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Very knowledgeable, lovely personality, and had a real interest in making sure thge group got the most out of their time in each area. Went out of her way to assist or get answers to questions posed. On arranging the internal flights she took the time, to prebook online, chosing the seats carefully, enabling the team to get great views of the Andes from the plane, given the number of intenal flight and time in air this was greatly appreciated by me, if not the rest of the group.
The local guides were also very good, they provided specific local information varying from wildlife spotting, to local speciality restuarants/shops, this complemented the information available from the group leader and the guides books.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
There are a lot of early starts, so be prepared for cake and tea for breakfast on a number of occassions.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
The Don Juan hotel in Atacama was not great. The beds probably need to be replaced, as you woke yourself up turning over.
Atacama - after visiting the geysers the last afternoon seemed wasted, as already had plenty of free time in San Pedro. It maybe there to enable other optional day trips, so depending on the popularity of the optionals, you may was to consider, travelling to Lake District instead, giving the trip more time here potentially enabling an optional trip to Chiloe island, which was the one thing missing of the exodus itinerary that I would have liked to have done.