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Kathie's Trip:Wildlife, Glaciers & Cape Horn
Kathie's Trip Date:
17th Dec - 4th Jan 2022
Kathie's Ship:Stella Australis
What was your most memorable moment?
Lake Deseado was memorable in so many moments! We didn't have high expectations because it was a fill-in when Covid canceled our cruise from Ushuaia, but the lake was exquisite from our first glimpse. Then, the lodge itself (very isolated) was lovely in every detail. The view from our windows was of pristine waters with mountains in the distance. The short path to the dining facilities took us past beautiful birds, a brook and a beaver dam. Andres and the staff were welcoming, very helpful and genuine. We were a family of 14, joining one another from many parts of the United States and the only ones at the lodge. We were amazed at the menu, and managed to order everything from brie with local berries to guanaco, everything delicious. We over-80 grandparents got plenty of help so we could climb some trails and coast down the mountain on a bike. We also loved the library's collection of books about Patagonia. Our teens found challenging trails. Thank you to everyone including the gracious owners of Deseado Lodge!
Which of the following best describes your adventure?
On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?
9 out of 10
Tell us about Tierra del Fuego
Yes! The isolation, beauty, Deseado Lodge and the King Penguins were highlights of our trip.
Tell us about EcoCamp
Hiking was terrific. Staff managed to find ways for us over 80 grandparents to experience the area. Standard units are pretty basic, but we also had 2 premium units (group of 14) which were great. Guides did well, and Felipe is a great leader.
Tell us about the Wildlife
100s of guanaco, so beautiful. Our attempts to see magellanic penguins were canceled several times because of high seas, but loved King penguins.
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Patagonia?
Fly to Deseado lodge; then drive back to Punta Arenas via the King Penguins.
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