“You outdid yourselves with the Patagonia trip. The place is absolutely gorgeous, the people are wonderful, the guides were the best, the food was fabulous…gosh, I don’t know what to say! This was perhaps the most enlightening trip I have ever been on with Nat Hab. I learned a ton about geology, botany, biology, history, and more. It’s nothing like I expected; Patagonia is a mixture of Alaskan scenery and European charm. This trip is a drop-dead winner, one of the very best (if not the best) Nat Hab does. I expect we’ll repeat this one.”
“Probably the most unique part of this wonderful trip was EcoCamp - it was terrific! We loved the long day’s crossing in Torres del Paine and the overall scenery.”
N. Coffin "I really thought the trip was amazing. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit over the last 15 years, having taken several hiking/biking trips with other companies, as well as a Nat Hab trip to Churchill, so we feel well versed traveling in a small group with a guide. In our experience, Zapa is by far the most outstanding guide we've ever had. He was generous with his knowledge of photography, an excellent guide to the areas we traveled in, humorous, kind, open to new information, and above all, very watchful of and helpful to everyone in the group."
"First, I have to say, wow! This trip completely exceeded our expectations. On a scale of 1 to 10, it was an 11. Of course, part of this was sheer luck--luck with the weather, luck with the pumas. But researchers tell us that people also make their own luck, and Natural Habitat had thought through everything so well. Zapa was amazing! I've been on a number of tours and never encountered a finer tour leader. He was courteous, funny, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and always attentive. Moreover, he always seemed to know intuitively what everyone needed and was always one step ahead of us in making sure that every need was attended to. If we needed a hand going over the rocks, he was there. If we needed help with photography, he was there. He's a real gem. Our two local guides at Eco Camp were amazing, too. They were adorable, friendly, helpful and wonderful guides. They spotted two pumas. TWO!!"
W. Kitchell "I would absolutely do another trip with Natural Habitat. Every day was full of well planned activities and surprises. Thought there'd be a bit more hiking, but that was okay because we loved seeing and learning about all the plants, fauna and geology, so it was a nice balance overall. I can't say enough about Zapa - he was superb; always exceptionally thoughtful, very knowledgable about flora/fauna/geology/photography, funny, and very charismatic. He made the trip one of the most fantastic trips we've been on. We absolutely loved it, and a lot of that was due to Zapa's efforts!"
"Zapa is a wonderful person who knew everything about Patagonia and then some!! He made our trip spectacular. We enjoyed the hiking at Torres del Paine from the Eco Camp! It was the best, and Eco Camp was paradise!! We also really enjoyed the hike at Los Glaciares National Park! Everyday was a great adventure."
“The guides could not have been better. They shared their extensive knowledge of geology and biology (particularly of birds, animals, and plants of the area). They showed their love of Patagonia. They were so kind and spent time with all of us.”
“The guides go beyond their duties in making our experience in Patagonia a great one. They are great to be with, have a wonderful sense of humor, and are eager to share their country with us.”