Patagonia with OAT

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Mark & Linda Young and Nell & Ed McCombs at Pia Glacier, Chile.

Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the few glaciers in the temperate world that is still advancing. It is 240 feet high, a bit over three miles wide and part of a huge ice field containing the world’s third-largest reserve of fresh water.

A visit to the glacier was part of the 14-day “Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Chilean Fjords” trip my daughter Linda, son-in-law Mark and husband, Ed, and I took with Overseas Adventure Travel (Cambridge, MA; 800/493-6824), Feb. 7-19, 2010. The land-and-cruise price of the tour, including four nights aboard the m/v Mare Australis sailing from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, was $4,456 per person.

We had a great guide, Bernabe Urtubey, and had opportunities to fly-fish with him.

Other highlights included great views of the mountains in Torres del Paine National Park, an overnight stay at Posada Estancia Rio Verde, built in the 19th century and located on Skyring Sound, and Zodiac landings to see Magellanic penguins on Tucker Island and beautiful Pia Glacier. We had an exciting and interesting time and were very satisfied with this trip.

NELL McCOMBS

Ventura, CA

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Mark & Linda Young and Nell & Ed McCombs at Pia Glacier, Chile.

Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the few glaciers in the temperate world that is still advancing. It is 240 feet high, a bit over three miles wide and part of a huge ice field containing the world’s third-largest reserve of fresh water.

A visit to the glacier was part of the 14-day “Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Chilean Fjords” trip my daughter Linda, son-in-law Mark and husband, Ed, and I took with Overseas Adventure Travel (Cambridge, MA; 800/493-6824), Feb. 7-19, 2010. The land-and-cruise price of the tour, including four nights aboard the m/v Mare Australis sailing from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, was $4,456 per person.

We had a great guide, Bernabe Urtubey, and had opportunities to fly-fish with him.

Other highlights included great views of the mountains in Torres del Paine National Park, an overnight stay at Posada Estancia Rio Verde, built in the 19th century and located on Skyring Sound, and Zodiac landings to see Magellanic penguins on Tucker Island and beautiful Pia Glacier. We had an exciting and interesting time and were very satisfied with this trip.

NELL McCOMBS

Ventura, CA