We proudly present some of our customers reviews and comments.
My Partner and I decided to hike the ‘W circuit’ in Patagonia last year and became overwhelmed by all of the options for organised tours available. Many of them were very expensive and had specific dates for departure. We knew nothing about Patagonia and the logistics of hiking the ‘W trek’ and so wanted some guidance, but we didn’t want to be constrained by a tour group.
After much research we came across Hello Patagonia. Their business model was exactly what we were after as they took care of all the organisation and logistics of our trip, but allowed it to be flexible to suit us. We were confident that all of our transport, camping and food was organised for us, but we still got the experience of hiking and camping on our own. We were able to meet lots of other hikers and campers along the trail and during dinner, but we were also able to make our own time each day. Lesley was extremely helpful and friendly. She always emailed us back promptly, answered all of our questions and provided us with extra hiking equipment we didn’t have.
Hello Patagonia was easy to work with the best option for us to hike the ‘W circuit’. We would definitely recommend our friends to Hello Patagonia.Ash & Amy (Australia)
My love for Patagonia would not be the same if it wasn’t for my experience with Hello Patagonia. A good friend recommended contacting Leslie and the trip through Hello Patagonia ended up being a highlight on our South American adventure. From our first communication until we finished our adventure, HP were lovely to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone. As a first time traveler to Chile, I had many questions in deciding the right trek for us and Leslie was great with communication. She promptly returned our emails and with her knowledge we picked the best trip according to our timeline and interest, which was the Towers trek and a kayak trip. We needed to choose an outfitter who would provide us with all the necessary gear we needed but didn’t want to carry around on the rest of our trip in South America. As a backpacker wanting to pack lightly, that is a huge plus and worth the expense alone. From the packed lunch, the gear, and our ride to our overnight location – we felt well taken care of, allowing us to focus on the good stuff! The tent, sleeping bags, and even the tasty meal prepared for us after a long hike were beyond our expectations and of course with a view you can’t beat. Our kayaking trip was cancelled due to wind and it was the right thing to do and a good professional decision made by the team; one that my brother and I were just fine with and understood. Just walking around the glaciers, hearing the stories, and meeting the guides ended our day with a smile.
I highly recommend the Hello Patagonia team; on my next Patagonia adventure I won’t hesitate to contact them. They make getting outside and exploring their beautiful region easy, worth the cost, and what all trips should be…stress-free! With Hello Patagonia you can focus on the beauty of the mountains and all the goodness that comes from being outdoors.Lila Kirk and Justin Pretlow (USA)
You guys are great.
Planning a trip on the other side of the planet is no small task. Hello Patagonia’s patience with all of my questions was wonderful. Along with their suggestions and local knowledge made for a seamless amazing trip. I have wanted to go to Patagonia for many years and now that I’ve been there I have nothing but great memories and great experiences.
If you want someone who you can trust, is reasonably priced, local and is very helpful contact Hello Patagonia.Greg Murray (USA)
we thoroughly recommend Hello Patagonia to anyone wanting first class service, excellent communication and excellent organisation. We did a self- guided Wtrek in January and every detail went perfectly. The briefing beforehand was invaluable. It was the highlight of our trip to south america. Dont miss kayakking at grey glacier its unbelievale!Julie, Laura and Mark Sujecki (Australia)
My wife and I were planning a trip to Chile to visit our son who was completing a semester abroad. Our trip itinerary included Viña Del Mar, Santiago and Patagonia. We had no problems planning for Viña Del Mar and Santiago but struggled mightily with Patagonia and Torres Del Paine. After much research on the internet I came across a company by the name of Hello Patagonia that helped plan and coordinate self-guided tours. We budgeted four days in Torres Del Paine and thus only had time to trek the “W”. Leslie, from Hello Patagonia, worked with us to develop an itinerary that included all daily treks, lodging, meals and transportation (bus and boat). All reservations were made by Leslie and went off without any problems. We were very pleased with the interactions and dialog we had via email with Leslie. She was very responsive and addressed all our questions and concerns. Hello’s planning and communications allowed us to relax and feel confident that the Patagonia portion of our trip was going to proceed smoothly.
Upon arriving in Puerto Natales and checking into our Hostel (which was arranged by Hello and was wonderful) we proceeded to the Hello Patagonia offices were we finally got to meet Leslie. Leslie is a very engaging and charismatic individual who clearly loves what she does. She walked us through the itinerary again to make sure we fully understood what the plan was for the next four days and answered any questions we had. Leslie provided us with vouchers for the buses, boats and lodging for our trip. Additionally, Leslie made sure we had all the necessary clothing and trekking equipment we needed and assisted us with some items she felt would be beneficial. We were also grateful for a fantastic local restaurant reservation where we experienced the most delicious Patagonian lamb. Not to be missed.
Overall the trip was fantastic. Torres Del Paine was absolutely beautiful. The refuges that we stayed at were very comfortable. We all agreed that the food served at the refuges was first rate and very substantial. The fact that we could get beer, wine or a pisco sour at the end of a day of trekking was most enjoyable. Hello Patagonia, and particularly Leslie, made the trip to Patagonia a true pleasure. By handling all the planning and lodging reservations it allowed us to just relax and enjoy the experience. Without hesitation I would utilize Hello Patagonia again if we are ever so fortunate to return to Patagonia.
Brian Hale & Family (USA)