Our clients consistently tell us we've given them the trip of their lives. Many of them return year after year, and some have travelled with us every season for over a decade.
Outdoor Magazine and El Mercurio, Chile's leading newspaper, have both declared the AGT one of the world's finest treks. Our TripAdvisor page is filled with thoughtful praise. Scroll down to see what others have said about traveling with PAEX.
Reviews & Press
Outside Magazine: Best Winter Adventure
"Chilean Patagonia is like California 150 years ago, its rugged green mountains, silica-blue rivers, and icefields populated with mostly sheep, guanaco, and gauchos. Patagonia Adventure Expeditions operates its own trail on the east side of the Northern Ice Fields, taking you through old-growth lenga forests, past ice-strewn glacial lakes, and over the glaciers themselves. Their 14-day Ice-to-Ocean Adventure begins with the rugged ten-day trek around the Aysen Glacier Trail, camping on pre-stocked tent platforms, followed by a four-day float to the Pacific down the Río Baker, Chile's most voluminous river and the center of a hard-fought battle over a series of proposed dams"
El Mercurio: One of the World's Finest Treks
"The Aysén Glacier Trail is a trekker and nature lover's dream. The legendary Outside Magazine named it one of the ten most beautiful treks in the world. We hiked it with a group of scientists who were looking for more than just exercise. They are trying to solve a mystery."
"Over the eight days of intense hiking along this route, you'll experience a change very much like that of the lake. Everything seems to transform with each step you take. The only constant is the profound sense of tranquility, a feeling of being alone in the world. This is just nature in its most primal form: plains of sand, ravines covered in the greenery of the southern jungle, fairytale hills and mountains that seem summoned from legend. Dense forests, turquoise rivers, emerald lakes and gigantic rocks provide some of the postcard-worthy images that you'll accumulate as the day pass. There's one experience in particular that can't be beat: Simply take a drink from any fresh-water source; it's purer and more refreshing than any you've ever tasted."
Chimu Adventures: Top Five Treks in Patagonia
"Small on fame but huge on adrenalin-packed adventure, the Aysén Glacier Trail is a hard-core 115km trek, which crosses three glacial valleys and takes about 8 days to complete. If you’re looking for ‘out there’, challenging treks, then this is the one for you. On this trail, you’ll be guided through some of the most remote areas of the northern Patagonian ice cap, home of the third largest reservoir of fresh water on earth, and one of the least inhabited corners of Patagonia. It makes for an immensely rewarding expedition."