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It’s Chile in February
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After the disappointment of September’s Australia cancellation for the 3rd time (presumably the Aussies aren’t yet ready for normal tourism to resume (?)), I’ve been looking around for possible replacements.
I looked at St. Lucia, The Gambia, Peru, Ecuador, Namibia, but then, after a read through of Bob’s review in 2020, decided the place to go was Chile … Cheers Bob !
After the awesome wildlife centred Uganda trip in June I thought an exciting and scenic option was needed. Where better than Chile looking at the reviews and comments ?
With the March option recently disappearing I’ve just taken the plunge and booked the late February trip with Easter Island add on. A real treat to look forward to and what a remedy to beat the drag of the dreaded Jan/Feb period !
I look forward to meeting fellow travellers in 7 months time  Shy

Roger
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Post: #2
Hi Roger,
I did this tour 5 years ago and throughly enjoyed it. Chile is a spectacular country from the Atacama desert in the north to Patagonia and Torres Del Paine in the south. And Easter Island is just one of those places that you can’t quite believe you’re there!
Have a great time…you’ve made a great choice!

Cheers
Mike
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Post: #3
Hi Roger, I'm delighted you've taken the plunge and booked Chile and Easter Island. I actually went in 2017 and it's still my favourite holiday of all time. I don't think it'll ever be topped! 

Any any questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them.

Best wishes, 

Bob
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Post: #4
Hi Mike and Bob.

I must admit your reviews and observations had a big part to play in my choosing this Tour ! So, thanks again !
It’s been on ‘the list’ for a while and this coming February has proved to be an ideal opportunity for ‘the plunge’.
Let’s hope World events don’t conspire to ruin things.

Now, as you asked Bob … what do/did you make of Latam Airlines ? I’ve asked for info from JY re possible upgrades, but haven’t heard back yet (it’s only been a week).
Also, how long are you at the very high altitudes and does this include any nights ?

Thanks to you both once again and don’t worry Mike, any review of mine can’t match yours, so I’ll prob just go for
‘Wish you were here’ ;-)

Cheers,
Roger
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Post: #5
Hi Roger,

LATAM were fine, although we had one flight cancelled and so arrived in the Atacama a couple of hours late and missed out on a couple of viewpoints. However we were at Moon Valley in time for sunset.  As an airline I had no issues with them.

We were at around 14,000ft for a couple of hours on both days there and no one suffered badly from the attitude. Our superb tour manager, Patrick Twomey, gave us excellent advice which meant we could fully enjoy the experience. We stayed in San Pedro, which is at 8,000ft and were able to enjoy the food and drink at the hotel without difficulty (although Patrick advised us to go light on both!).

If I won the lottery, this tour would be top of the list for a return visit.

Best wishes, 

Bob
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Post: #6
Hi Roger

This was my last trip just before the lockdown. I went in February and had a great time. I do not think you will have any problems with the altitude. In Atacama they do carry oxygen tanks in case anyone needs it but no one in our group needed any at any time. You are in for a wonderful time. I have flown with Latam plenty of times and they are a good airline. I had no problems with them at all. I rather fly them than BA!

Regards

Jaya
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