Thanks for your feedback on the trip and for posting your review on the website. We really value the reviews posted by our customers, as they not only help inform future travellers but also help us to monitor the trips and maintain, if not improve, the standard of our itineraries.
I'm sorry you felt that the itinerary was not challenging enough for you - we grade the trip as a B, which should be suitable for anyone who enjoys long walks at the weekend at home. It is not designed to be a particularly strenuous itinerary, although there are a couple of days (in Torres del Paine and Huerquehue National Park) with reasonably long walks of between 6 and 8 hours, and there are also some walks in the Atacama Desert which can be tiring due to the effects of altitude. The ascent of Villarrica volcano is an optional trip and fits best into our C grade, since it involves a continuous ascent and the volcano is partially covered in snow and ice.
I would suggest that for future trips you look at some of our C grade itineraries, as these should challenge you more with the longer walking days, more difficult terrain and often higher altitudes. We have plenty of worldwide walking holidays which fall into this category, so you should find something in our walking and trekking programme which will suit your ability - these trips often involve point to point walks and camping, and are a great way to discover some of the more remote areas we visit. The trip notes for these holidays give a good idea of exactly how much walking is involved each day, but if you'd like to talk to us about any of the trips we'd be more than happy to go over them in more detail with you.
Again, thanks for your feedback, and I hope you enjoy your future holidays with exodus.
Tim Fearn (Trip Manager)