Quasar Expeditions

I don’t even know where to begin when telling people about my time down in Patagonia. It was a surreal experience. I didn’t even feel like I was on earth! The beauty that surrounds that entire region is not to be missed and should be added to your bucket list immediately!! ­čÖé

If I were planning my honeymoon all over again… this would absolutely be the destination of choice. Between the hotels, food, sights and excursions, there really isn’t anything more that you could ask for! While down in the Patagonia region, we hooked up with Quasar Expeditions to show us around.

Torres del Paine National Park - Quasar Expeditions

Remember how obsessed I was with my trip to Alaska and all the people that helped make that extraordinary – well multiply that by 100 and you’ve got the experience that Quasar Expeditions gives you.

Quasar Expeditions teamed up with┬áJeep┬« to give you a once in a lifetime excursion. ┬áRather than sit on a bus with a bunch of strangers, Quasar takes you out in super fab Jeeps that you share with your friends and family. You can pick from 1 of 3 options when you travel with Quasar! You can go with a tour leader/driver, you can go with a tour leader but you are the driver, or you can go totally by yourself and use the self-guided option installed in your Jeep. We did a mish-mash of 1 and 2 because sometimes one of us wanted to drive, and other times we let the tour guides drive! Also, there’s a┬ázero┬átolerance law in Chile which means even if you have the smallest sip of a Pisco Sour at lunch, you’re not allowed to drive.

Each day we hopped in our Jeep┬«┬áand hit the road. One of the best parts about Quasar is that you get to customize your trip – so while we knew we wanted to see specific sites, if we came across a herd of baby sheep, we could pull over and get out to see them. And trust me, that happened a lot. Lambs are quite possibly the cutest things in the entire world, and I am obsessed.

We spent each day in and around the Torres del Paine National Park and explored different areas like Lago Nordernskjold, Salto Grande, Glaciar Grey and other overlooks, lakes, waterfalls and beautiful vistas.

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

Oh! We also got to ride horses around the Torres del Paine National Park. Hands down, that was a big time highlight for me!

Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile

When you do a full Quasar Expedition, you stay at a different luxury hotel each night to ensure that you get to spend as much time exploring the park as possible! It’s basically like super posh hotel hopping each night with world rocking views during the day. Now you can see why I’m so obsessed!

Also, I can’t forget to mention that this whole experience is 100% carbon free so you leave no trace and don’t harm any of the natural surroundings or animals. Huge thanks goes out to everyone at Quasar, especially Johnny, Bea and Carlitos for making my time there so incredibly magical. And get ready for when I return – because I’m bringing the hubby and my parents! I’m officially hooked on Patagonia and all of Chile!

For anyone wanting to visit Patagonia, I can’t recommend Quasar highly enough. They were impeccable. AND they also offer tours through the Galapagos. Which means Galapagos 2014 is totally going on the to-do list!

Stay tuned for some recipes inspired by my #onlyinsouthamerica adventures in the coming weeks!

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19 comments

  1. Helen Kennedy

    This looks totally amazing. My hub would SO love to go trekking in Patagonia. Perhaps I should just show him the pictures…

  2. HeatherChristo

    These are the most spectacular pictures ever Gaby. I can’t get over how beautiful it is. That would be a dream trip for me. Maybe when the kids are a little older…

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    absolutely stunning. i have a patagonia jacket..lol, does that count? this would be such a dream trip! i wish i could’ve been packed in your suitcase!

  4. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Gaby, what breath-taking photos. I know this is an experience you’ll never forget!

  5. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I’ve been waiting for this post! Seriously, it’s so stunning. Definitely a corner of the planet I want to explore. Passing this onto Danny. ­čśë

  6. naomi

    This trip looks incredible. I’m gonna have to check out Quasar’s Expedition – it looks crazy awesome!

  7. Monika

    You are whetting my appetite for the future trip to Chile. The photographs are stunning!

  8. Sandy Dalkin

    So wish I could see this in person. Believe me I ‘ll pass on the ufo whenever I can.

  9. Kate Ramos

    Whoa! Those photos are jaw dropping! I can’t imagine why you ever left!

  10. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Oh WOW!! Absolutley stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous! What an amazing place to visit!

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