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"Far South Expeditions organised and booked a three-week tour with an outstanding expert guide, driver and minibus for two couples with interests in bird-watching, wildlife, history and culture. The tour was fantastic. Our guide, Rodrigo, was excellent. His English was flawless and as a Chilean Spanish speaker his help was essential. He is at the very forefront of southern South American ornithologists, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the local and world-wide avian fauna, and also of other animals, plants and natural and cultural attractions of Chile and Argentina. He is an interesting, friendly, amiable and amazing person and an outstanding photographer. The places Far South Expeditions booked for us were all good quality, with some of them being outstanding, and Rodrigo's local knowledge meant that we saw many fascinating animals and places that we would not have known about or found for ourselves. We loved this tour with its wildlife (penguins, flamingos, guanacos, vicunas, llamas) and contrasts from the Punta Arenas area, to Ushuaia on the southern end of Tierra del Fuego, to the Andean peaks, glacial lakes and old growth southern beech forests and glaciers of El Chalten, El Calafate, Torres del Paine and finally to the starkly beautiful, high altitude, desperately dry altiplano, active volcanoes, salt lakes and peaks of the Atacama desert. Throughout, our guide and drivers were terrific: patient, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. It was an unforgettable trip and we highly recommend this tour company and its staff.Don Gartside, Australia

 
"Travelling solo, I spent a week in Torres del Paine with the brilliant guide Enrique and driver Cristian. The scenery was out of this world I have a love of Big Cats and Enrique introduced me to the puma and its environment. They are spectacular and even encountered an adolescent walking across the road as we stood in absolute awe on the road less than 4m away. Enrique was fantastic." Jill Hancock, United Kingdom
 
"Antes que nada quisiera expresar nuestro profundo agradecimiento por el viaje que  organizó su empresa para nosotros. Ya hemos viajado mucho por Sudamérica y el viaje a Tierra del Fuego sin duda alguna fue el más impresionante. No podíamos haber soñado con un guía mejor que Jaime. Además de ser un guía excelente es un hombre excepcional como persona. No nos dejaba de sorprender con  sus conocimientos sobre  la historia y la geografía de Rusia, y a menudo nos dejaba con la boca abierta. Soñamos con regresar a Chile para conocer otros lugares en la Patagonia con su empresa". Alexander Fedorchenko, Russia 
 
"Hola Cecilia. Saludos de nuevo pero ya desde España. No quería dejar pasar un día sin escribirte a ti y a Far South Expeditions en general para agradeceros este maravilloso viaje.Gracias a ti por tú paciencia y flexibilidad para confeccionar el viaje.Gracias a Cristofer y Dani por su profesionalidad, conocimiento, pericia de uno en el medio y del otro al volante, su respeto por la Naturaleza, su flexibilidad y paciencia.Gracias a Ramón por su profesionalidad y flexibilidad.Todos ellos han sido excepcionales. Los guías y drivers marcan la diferencia en este tipo de experiencias, entre un viaje inolvidable y un viaje normal. Este ha sido inolvidable.Espero poder volver a viajar con vosotros, nos quedan en el tintero destinos como Faklands, South Georgia, Antártida, Patagonia Argentina.... que sé que cubrís". José Miguel Ordax & Pilar Ocaña, España / Spain
 
"Dear Cecilia, Just wanted to thank you for organising my trip ... I made it and it was a great day of birding with beautiful scenery and some remarkable birds - most notably the Magellanic Plovers in a driving hail storm! Sebastien and Christian did a wonderful job of showing me around, and I really appreciate it. Best wishes". Martin Sharp, Canada
 
“My wife and I did a five day Puma trip with Enrique.  Enrique, Sebastian (a second guide) and Ruben (our driver) were all very professional and were willing to go the extra mile to see pumas.  We were extremely successful.  In 5 days we encountered 9 pumas with 5 of the encounters lasting for over 20 minutes each.  The behavior was fantastic.  We saw pumas hunting, defending a kill, moving about in the open  and at rest.  Enrique has been studying the movements of the cats in Torres del Paine for years and knows well their movement patterns and territories”. Art & Alicia Hulse, United States
 
"Cecilia, today's birding trip exceeded my expectations.  Sebastian is knowledgeable of birds. He is very resourceful in locating and identifying them quickly. The driver was also excellent. When my internet minutes are not so expensive I will go to trip advisor and provide a glowing review." Bill Moss, United States
 
‘We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Chile. Your country is delightful. The guides, the birds, the scenery and lodging were all first class experiences.’’ Barbara and Jim Leupold, United States
 
I wanted to write and thank you for your service.  We couldn't be happier and will always cherish our memories of Chile.’’ Dianne and Jim Gray, United States
 
‘‘The itinerary was excellent and the accommodation very good.  We really enjoyed travelling into areas that main tours don't visit. The weather was perfect which made for wonderful photographic opportunities.’’ Jill and John Hawker, Australia
 
‘‘I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have seen more of your wonderful country.  In fact I feel that I am beginning to know something about it.  I can think of nowhere so varied in landscape, in temperature, in altitude, in vegetation, in every respect.’’ Margaret Shuker, United Kingdom
 
‘‘We really enjoyed the week, and the company of our guide, and driver. Everything went smoothly, and we were able to see some wonderful wildlife and scenery.’’ Steve and Lex Lees, Australia
 
‘Many thanks for a very enjoyable holiday. We enjoyed the wildlife, culture and company plus the fireworks! Alan and Gill Oliver, United Kingdom
 
‘‘Many thanks for your gracious hospitality and guidance during our stay in Chile. You made the birds ‘come alive’ for us – at least in a whole new way – during our wonderful adventure seeing very different areas of your country. It’s so gorgeous and you’ve been terrific in giving us the history as well as the natural history.’’ Seacology group, United States
 
"Firstly let me say a huge thank you for all your efforts for our two tours. Everything went smoothly and we really enjoyed ourselves. Rodrigo and Eduardo were both great and showed us some great birds and took us to amazing places. Rodrigo showed us the Atacama and the area around Arica. We found Putre very interesting and Lauca National Park was beautiful. We are very happy we got to see the very special places there. Arica was also interesting and we really enjoyed the boat trip where we saw some good birds.  Eduardo took us on a very long day out around the Santiago area. We are very happy with our time on tour in Chile. Thanks again for all your team’s efforts". Trevor Waller & Margaret Piper, Australia
 
"Many thanks for making all the arrangements for our tour. We very much enjoyed the tour and our time in Chile and hope to return some day to see other parts of your country". Peter & Carol Abbott, Australia
 
"Thank you for the most wonderful expedition we have ever had! We appreciated the depth of your knowledge, your caring and kindness, and the connection we formed from Chile and its history. It couldn't have been better". Marchie Enders & Wally Kornack, United States
 
"Dorothy and I were fortunate to be able to spend 4 weeks with Far South Expeditions on Easter Island and in mainland Chile in November and early December 2011. The knowledge, expertise, guiding skills, interest, helpfulness, efficiency and just plain friendliness of our guides (Josefina – Easter Island; Roberto and Carolina – Atacama; and Claudio – Lake District & Chiloe Island, and Patagonia) were unequalled in our experience. This was the best trip we have ever undertaken, and will be very hard to match, except perhaps by another one with Far South Expeditions! As enthusiastic natural history and landscape photographers we were interested in capturing images of the places we visited and the wildlife we saw. Even if the results could be improved upon, proof that our guides were able to put us in the right places at the right times can be seen by viewing my images on www.martingracephotography.com". Martin & Dorothy Grace, United Kingdom
 
"We cannot speak highly enough about Claudio Vidal, Enrique Couve, and Far South Expeditions. We first went with Enrique on their 'Birding Chile' trip and had a wonderful experience of the beautiful country and especially its birds. Everything was arranged expertly, professionally, and with warmth and grace. The experience was so good that when we wanted to return to the area to experience more of Patagonia as well as the Falklands and Antarctica, we asked Claudio to do the arrangements for us. Once again we were pleased and impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness of Claudio and the staff. The rather complex itinerary was completed flawlessly with every connection monitored by their office staff. Once again, we had a great trip and wonderful experiences. These guys are good at what they do and they genuinely care that their clients have the best experience possible.
One last word. We just returned from a trip to another part of the world where we encountered another couple who were singing the praises of a Patagonian company they had just travelled with to see Pumas in Torres del Paine. We were not surprised when they named Enrique and Far South Expeditions". Wilmer O. & Frankie Crain, United States
 
"Claudio, Thank you for planning a wonderful trip with same brilliant company. Come and see us in Senthword in the Summer and maybe we can see Bittern at Minsmere". Mike Thompson & Susie Pearson, United Kingdom
 
"Claudio, Thanks you again for a wonderful visit to Chile. Wou go beyond all in your effort to please everyone - Hope to vist Chile again with you!" Jane Peters, United States
 
"Claudio, We had a wonderful time with you in Chile. You went out of your way to make our holiday special. We hope to join your trips again". Susie & Abraham Varghese, United Kingdom
 
"My wife Christina and I (Gert) had a fantastic birdwatching trip with Far South Expeditions in November 2011 to Chile and the Falklands, where dreams came true. We started in Santiago, with 2 day trips with Roberto to the Andes and the coast, what was very nice to get in touch with Chile's people and nature. Besides the endemics like Crag Chilia, Moustached Turca and Seaside Cinclodes, we "scored" also highly wanted birds as Diademed Plover, Mountain Parakeet, Warbling Doradito and Inca Tern, in the middle of fantastic landscapes. Then we continued our trip for a week to Tierra del Fuego and southern Patagonia, where we enjoyed very much the different landscapes with it's birds and wildlife. We found a perfect travel companion and service provider in Claudio Vidal, not only in bringing us to the "square meter" for specific birds, but also because of sharing enthousiasm and having the same passion for photography with the needed patience. Though it was sometimes a challenge for finding new species or taking some extra time for photographing, we managed to see 153 bird species, where we enjoyed very much sightings of Spectacled Duck, the wished Magellanic Plover, the beautiful Magellanic Woodpecker, Grey-bellied Shrike Tryrant, Patagonian Yellow Finch, etc....
After this week of huge impressions and a great number of nice pictures it was time to continue to the Falklands, where we visited Stanley, Carcass Island, Westpoint Island, Sealion Island and Volunteer Point. The whole week, with great sunny weather, was a great adventure, where Christina found her wished Penguin species. The Falklands also sometimes called as The Galapagos of the south, indeed it is, seldom you can approach birds and wildlife so close. Not only interesting for taking pictures, but also because of observing the birds in it's behaviour. In fact it was a feast, where we found ourselves very priviliged to enjoy colonies of Black-browed Albatross colony, 4 Penguins and in particular the King's, Dolphin Gulls, King Cormorants, but also the solitaires like Canary-winged Finches, Long-tailed Meadow Lark, Cobb's Wren, Falkland Pipits and many others. Not to forget the marine mammals like Southern Elephant Seal and the hours during hunting attempts of the Killer Whales in and near the famous pool.
Great thanks to Fantastico Sur Expeditions with it's dedicated staff, in particular Cecilia and Claudio (ladies first :-)), from preparation up to the moments of thruth". Gert & Stieneke Huijzers, The Netherlands
 
"I want to thank you for helping me plan the Patagonia trip; my brother and I had a wonderful time. We were fortunate to have good weather on the hiking days to Torres base, Valles de frances and Fitzroy. Thanks again".  Brian Shew, United States
 
"We are a couple in our 50's and 60's who went on a "Condors and Penguins" day tour and then a four day trip to Torres del Paine in February 2012 with Claudio Vidal of Far South Expeditions. We had never been to Chile before and did not know what to expect. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. Every detail of our trips was carefully planned and expertly carried out. We saw amazing birds, animals and scenery. Claudio is is very knowledgeable, organized and a pleasure to spend time with. Our hotels and meals were great. We cannot recommend him highly enough. We have traveled extensively and Claudio is the best guide we ever had". Donald and Debbie Green, United States
 
"Hello Claudio, We had a memorable time thanks to your hospitality and enthusiasm to show us Patagonia. You went to great lengths to ensure that we saw all the mammals and birds. We will cherish the memories, in particular the laughter and the fun". Abraham and Susie Varghese, United Kingdom
 
"We wanted to thank you all for the trips you so efficiently planned and executed for us. We could not have wished for a more expert guide. We will certainly recommend you to our friends". Tony & Sue Upton, United Kingdom
 
"We very much enjoyed our birding tours with Far South Expeditions. Enrique and Eduardo were excellent bird watching guides. They were both very knowledgeable and were able to find many birds for us. The Magellanic Penguin colony of Otway Sound was a highlight of our entire trip to Chile. The mountain scenery at El Yeso was very beautiful. We also enjoyed our extra tour with Eduardo to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. All our transfers were on time and all our drivers were very skilled. We would like to thank you for providing us a wonderful experience in Chile". Robert and Joanne Kowalczyk, United States
 
"Dear Claudio, I want to send our grateful thanks to you for all of your help and guidance during our wonderful three-week experience in Patagonia.  We couldn't have asked for a better guide to such a beautiful place.  You are so well-informed and you are so gracious in sharing your knowledge of and your affection for your special part of the world.  We learned so much from you; and, thanks to you, we have a new appreciation of the history, scenery and the wildlife we encountered in Patagonia.  As I said before, your passion for the natural beauty of your home is contagious; and our trip with you, Dave, and Walt is one we will long remember. We thank you, too, for your help with all matters related to moving our group from here to there.  We felt privileged to see so many different regions of Patagonia; and you guided our group through complex daily travel arrangements - by air, land and sea!  Your great sense of humor was evident every day also, even when we hit some travel snags that required some negotiating on your part.  You truly made the trip a very smooth one for everyone in the group.  We were grateful for all of the thought and planning that you, Dave and Walt put into the trip so that our group could have such a fantastic experience". Emily Bodensteiner, United States
 

“I had the pleasure of working with Claudio for several years when I worked at International Expeditions, and it was extraordinary. It would be hard to imagine anyone or any organization with a more detailed, thorough and passionate approach. Claudio probably knows "his" part of the world better than anyone else on the planet, and he is continually working to learn even more. Both as tour operator and guide, he is the best in the business. On top of which, he's an all-around good guy and the soul of integrity. There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary!” Ralph Hammelbacher, Past President International Expeditions / Vice-President Lindblad Expeditions, United States

 

"The tour we have just completed was an 8 day Patagonia Photo Safari with Far South Expeditions. "Fantastico" is definitely the word without doubt whatsoever. Our guide Claudio Vidal is one of the owners of FSE and has co-authored many books about the birdlife of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Atacama - all the areas we will have travelled by the end of our journey."  Coreena Lucas & Roy Viehl, Australia

 
"Our trip [to the Falkland Islands] in summary, was simply spectacular and one of the most marvelous experiences of my life. Everything was great: the lodges, the people, the places, the flights, the boat trips. Everything was just right. Enrique was spectacular! His sound knowledge, his friendly approach, his flexibility and attention towards our own interests was phenomenal. He was always available to answer the countless questions we asked, with his special dedication to talk to Natalia, my daughter (who came back entirely convienced that biology, is definitely her career). Everythings was sensacional and we are looking forward for the next journey". Rodrigo Jordan - Accomplished Chilean explorer and founder of Vertical 
 
Dear Claudio, Please convey my greetings to both Enrique and Roberto, and also to Carolina and Rodrigo. We fondly remember our time with them.
As fot the trip itself, it was a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Not having been to Chile before, initially we had a lot of apprehension, specially with the language, communication and security. But our guides had been very helpful and took very good care of us and we enjoyed their friendliness. As a nature lover and having travelled in many different parts of the world, we can say that the natural beauty of Chile was very enchanting and immensely enjoyable to us from the Atacama Desert region to the Lake District to the Tores del Paine national park and the surrounding region. Without any hesitation we would recommend your company to anyone wishing a trip to South America and we would also like to do the same with you in future. Wishing everyone all the best, Sincerely, Prof. Dilip K. Chaudhuri". Prof. Dilip & Kanika Chaudhuri, United Kingdom
 

"I have had the fortune to take many wonderful trip in various parts of the world in my life but I am sincere when I say my visit to Chile and Argentina was one of the very best. Day after day wonderful visual experiences and marvellous photo opportunities. I am now busy processing all the pictures I took and reliving great memories. Torres del Paine is a must for any serious traveller and thanks to Roberto I feel I saw most aspects of it including some wonderful walking experiences. In addition my experience on 'Via Australis' was exceptional - not least the landing on Cape Horn in rather rough weather which provided a bigger thrill than I anticipated. I am not a cruise ship sort of person, but the relatively small size of the ship, the constantly changing scenery and a very positive and friendly crew made the voyage an absolute pleasure. It will not be in the immediate future, but I do anticipate approaching you again with a view to visiting other parts of Chile etc." Jim Elliott, United Kingdom

Follow Jim's blog at www.JimElliott.me and his photo sets in Flickr at www.DigitalPhotographyAnd.me

 

"Julie and I feel that overall our trip with [your company] was truly excellent, and sightings of wildlife and scenery were very good for the trip overall! We will remember these outstanding experiences for all of our lives. This was true especially because Roberto made the trip very special for us with his kindness and attention to our needs and requests, and his enthusiasm for guiding and strong dedication to working to track and find pumas for and with us. It was a pleasure to travel with him! Even when we were tired and needed some rest time, Roberto was continuing to scout in the Sarmiento area and other good locations to try to track and locate the cats for us. Because of his efforts and dedication, we did in fact succeed and were able to have two separate night sightings of pumas over the time of our stay. I believe that the first sighting, (which we made at the site of a guanaco carcass that a puma had killed the night before) would in fact have been much longer and more productive under Roberto's guidance, but it was unfortunately cut short by the impatience and too rapid approach by another photographer who was also scouting independently for pumas in the area. His premature and fast approach alarmed the cat and caused it to retreat from the kill, and it likely did not return until hours later, if at all. It is of course also true that, given the excellent photographs and information on your company web site, we were of course hopeful that we might even be able to see a puma up close during the daytime on this trip as well. But (as is always the case with wildlife watching) we do realize and expect with any wildlife oriented travel that there can be no guarantees, and even under the best of conditions and with the best guides there will still always exist a matter of luck with regard to finding and sighting wild animals. We may not have had the very best luck to see a cat up close in the daytime on this trip, but we were indeed quite fortunate to see the two that we did see, and we greatly appreciate the skills and hard work of Roberto our guide (and FS Expeditions for making such a trip available to us!) which made those sightings possible for us". Robert & Julie Phelps, United States

 

"Thank you for a wonderful tour.  We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the time we spent with you. We had a wonderful tour of the Lake District ...  Hopefully we will come back and go farther south to Patagonia! Many thanks for the arrangements that you made to made our tour possible". Marlene and Roger Harris, United Kingdom

 
"Thank you for getting in touch with us. It is always good to have some follow-up exchange. In this case it is all positive: we had a wonderful time with Enrique, who is excellent company, a first-rate birder and is willing to discuss any kind of query: be it ornithological historical or cultural. We were particularly pleased with the visit to Yeso Valley were we found not one but four diademed sandpiper-plovers. Enrique was so pleased to see so many and his enthusiasm really added to the experience. We were also delighted with the moustached turcas dancing on their rock and the crag chilias. Really we could just go on enthusing about it all. And our other two days were equally full of memorable moments – from Magellanic tapaculo to Humbolt penguin….We feel very fortunate to have been able to put together such a contrasting trip and thank you both for your part in achieving it. Best wishes." Carol and Rob Cockbain, United Kingdom
 

"My wife and I are full of praise (and good memories) of the trip Far South Expeditions organised and Roberto led for us late last October/early November." Robert & Sieglinde Oades, United Kingdom & Germany

 

Hola! We arrived safely back from Ushaia and would like to thank you for making our trip so enjoyable! Thank you for patiently responding to all our enquiries and the repeated changes to the itinerary. Cecilia, apologies once again for waking you up so early and thank you for rearranging our stay in El Calafate at such short notice. Enrique, thank you for the fascinating discussion on king penguins - we wish we had more time with you. And finally, thank you Claudio for your guidance, patience, knowledge and excellent choices of wines! Gracias! Karel de Paw and Krystyna Szchuleka, United Kingdom

 

"We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to Torres del Paine' with Far South Expeditions! The trip was as you described and we look forward to using Fantastico Sur Expeditions again to explore the Patagonia and beyond! Roberto was "fantastico" and we would not have enjoyed the visit without his knowledge and assistance!" Rick Rumrell, United States

 

"Everything worked out wonderfully and we enjoyed our stay through Far South Expeditions tremendously. Thank you so much for your help!" Marcus Reed, United States

 

"Your company can justifiably be called fantastico.  You have a fantastic "product" to promote - your beautiful, diverse land of Chile with stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife. But a visitor like me needs a guide who can impart knowledge, knows where certain species are likely to be, has a very good command of English, is a careful driver and considerate in everything.  Roberto was the perfect guide and I am immensely grateful for all that he did to cater for my special interest in mammals as well as birds.  Watching a puma on a beautiful clear morning , observing a female huemul sitting in falling snow and seeing Darwin's Fox sunning itself by the Chepu river are special memories that I shall treasure for evermore, but there were many other highlights too." Norma Chapman, United Kingdom

 

Enrique, thank you so much for such excellent guiding on the Ornitholidays tour. I had an excellent time, and loved Patagonia especially although every part that we saw was beautiful. I look forward to travelling with you again in the future. Sue Healey, United Kingdom

 
"Thank you so much for a great Torres del Paine adventure! Never have we seen so many new birds, in so few days, and we specially liked having the time to observe the bird behavior, really facinating. You were a SUPER guide, superior knowledge of the birds, other wildlife and plants of the area. We specially appreciated your willingness to get up at such a crazy early hour to get us in position for sunrise photography. We will remember this trip as one of the highlights of our life!" Pat & Rich Jacobs, United States
 

"We had a spectacular time with Claudio and I was honored to have the author of the best bird book for Patagonia as our guide." Melinda Quiat, United States

 

"We wanted, rather later than intended, to send you an e-mail to thank you for a fantastic Far South Expeditions tour. I guess Brian and Margaret will contact you, or may have already done so, as well. If not I can speak on behalf of our party of four. Roberto is a brilliant tour leader and guide and added great value to our travels. Although there were only four of us there was still a lot of organising for him to do. He never failed us!

We got to flights on time, drivers and mini busses were waiting, we were whisked through check-in and in our rooms in minutes. Always the right room (ie twin for us and double for Brian and Margaret). Lunches appeared into the back of the van, fruit was arranged from somewhere and water always ready. He is on speaking terms with staff everywhere we went and conveyed to them the very odd needs of birdwatchers: early breakfast, early (for Chileans!!) dinner, negotiating menus, a good spot to do the bird list at the end of the day. You name it he sorted it.

Carlos set the standard for spotlessly clear minibuses with sparkling clean windows every single day. We never pulled into a petrol station but the tank was always full. Always ready to pick us back up again and joining into the bird spotting if we missed something. His choice for lunch on Christmas day was excellent.

Roberto has an in-depth knowledge of his birds, their patches, their habits and habitats, their likes and dislikes. Day after day he showed them to us. In the process we learned so much about the Chile and it natural environment.  He appears to have a well worked out logic to optimise the chances of getting good, long, close views of almost every bird on the ‘wish list’.  Always with a plan B (and C and D if needed).

Another mention should go to the staff at the Espana Hotel in Porvenir; they made us feel so welcome and took a personal interest in our well being and comfort. We will not forget the roast lamb lunch in a long time." Giles and Renee Braithwaite, United Kingdom

 

"Thanks for your kind email.  I wanted to send you this photo that i took of my wife (Laura), Roberto, and Jorge at the docks in Punta Arenas.  It is another reminder to us of the great day that we had with them. While it has been 2 months since we were in Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt, I still would like you to thank Roberto Donoso and his driver Jorge in Punta Arenas as well as Diego Nunez in Puerto Montt for two very enjoyable days of birding.  We really had a good time and they, especially Roberto, are very good guides."  Laura & Wayne Wathen, United States

 

"Hereby the victory photograph of the diademed sandpiper plover at El Yeso in the beginning of this year. We have such nice memories of that beautifull place. It was an unforgettable day for us: the birds, the amazing surrounding, the beautifull wheater, the wet shoes, the lunch and the companionship of Claudio. Victor, also many thanks for the tip of the possible place to find the magelhaen woodpecker in the south of Patagonia near Bulness. We indeed saw a pair of these woodpeckers at that place. It was a wonderfull sight. At the airport at Santiago the Chile we have bought one of Claudio's books, that one about the pinguins. Next time when we are in Chile we will buy the other books.... and we will make use again of the services of Far South Expeditions. Thanks again and all the best for the both of you." Siep Kromsigt and Marga van Meel, The Netherlands

 
"The team at Far South Expeditions excel; enthusiasm shines through, whether it's sharing their avian specialities, introducing you to awe-inspiring landscapes or chatting about their countries historic magical araucaria forests and magellanic woodpecker, wind swept goas with kelp geese and magellanic plovers, stands of bamboo with skulking but stunning tapaculos. All experiences I'll never forget. I'd join a FSE trip in the blink of an eye and would recommend anyone else to do the same." Nigel Marven, Intrepid Film-maker, United Kingdom
 
"Professional in all aspects from organization to superb guides, Far South Expeditions leads the pack for South American Travel". Noble S. Proctor, United States
 
"Just a note to say a big thank you for all your work to make our visit to Chile such a resounding success. I just wish that we could have had twice the time. Your arrangements for us went like clockwork. Your care in making sure that we all saw what we wanted to see was wonderful." Dr S M Bignold, United Kingdom
 

"Now that we have had time to reflect and look at photos, it has confirmed our lasting impressions that the trip was only so successful because of the meticulous attention to detail of every single arrangement which made it run like clockwork from beginning to end. This allowed us to see as much as we possibly could of your amazing country in the time we were there as well as the birds, animals and plants we had anticipated seeing." S Kemp, United Kingdom

 

"I really enjoyed Chile birding … and thank you so much for your excellent guide. See you again." K Watanabe, Japan

 

"During our travels around the world we have had five truly great days birding in various places and one of those days was with you. Thank you so much for looking after us old people so well - we greatly appreciated your kindness." B Watts, United Kingdom

 

"I write on behalf of Anne and myself to thank you for your part in creating a magnificent holiday, one of the best we have ever had. That really is high praise as we have been privileged to travel a great deal." Prof P & A Grubb, United Kingdom

 

"I just wanted to send a note and say many thanks for a great trip. The trip was all I had hoped it would be." D Shirley, United States

 

"Many thanks from both of us for an extremely well-organized trip to Torres del Paine National Park! We appreciated your superb organizational skills as you planned every logistical detail of our trip. Everything worked out according to plan, and we loved our visit to the area." L Degernes, New Zealand

 

"Dr Kenney really enjoyed being with Enrique and had a very nice trip – he took 6000 images and 6 different penguins!" K Johnson, United States



 
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