I couldn't imagine a story this amazing. - I love to travel and Nick (boyfriend) hates to leave the 12 mile square of his town! I had been dying to go to Patagonia and when Nick told me that he would take me there I knew I ranked! What I didn't realize was that Nick had planned to propose to me while in Patagonia.
I did a bunch of research and found Wildland Adventures. Your trip sounded like everything we wanted and more...Nick thought it sounded cool so we booked the Torres del Paine Base Camp Trek.
We went there the week between Christmas and New Years. We had the best time. We could not have put a better group together ourselves. Armando was our guide and he was fabulous. The hikes were beautiful, the penguins amazing, food fantastic and everyone that worked with our group was great! We really enjoyed ourselves and Chile.
We had a beautiful hike on New Year's Eve day along Lago Grey, we walked over a hanging bridge to see the glaciers, saw the Salto Grande Waterfall,and rode a catamaran across Lake Pehoe. We had a beautiful dinner in our tent and then celebrated New Year's with our new "familia Patagonia". It was great! A little after midnight Nick asked me to walk out to the lake with him. It was a beautiful night, the stars were amazing and while we sat on Pehoe Lake he asked me to marry him. I couldn't even imagine a story this amazing. Armando had helped him pick the day and spot to propose and our little "familia" was rooting him on. When we came back into the tent there were hugs galore and more celebrating!
The rest of the trip was just unbelievable. Patagonia is a beautiful place and Chile was amazing. We loved the country and the people. It will always have a special place in my heart for obvious reasons as well. We continue to look back at our pictures and occassionally e-mail our fellow travelers with fondness.
Wildland put an amazing trip together and I have to say it was truly life changing....much to my suprise!!
We do want to travel with Wildland again - now that the wedding is paid off you'll be hearing from us soon!.....
Thanks you guys it was a great adventure!