What is expected of you


Your adventure in Patagonia has been tailored to you, your interests and your style of travel. If something is not to your liking, talk to your Quasar Guide, Quasar Team or a hotel staff member and they will do everything in their power to find a satisfactory resolution or fix the issue promptly. Remember that the other guests and travelers you meet in Patagonia will be on their own adventure, and openly complaining to others creates an uncomfortable atmosphere for everyone.



The key to appropriate wear is layers. Dressing in layers while out and about in the parks each day will help you be prepared for the ever changing temps and weather Mother Nature has in store for you.

For the daily activities such as walking and hiking on uneven terrain, we recommend you dress comfortably minding the physical nature of the activities. Bring comfortable walking or hiking shoes or hiking sneakers (make sure they are broken in before you arrive to avoid blisters) , shorts and light pants or yoga pants, a light jacket or fleece, a hat, light gloves, sunglasses and sun screen lotion. Please refer to our detailed Patagonia Packing List for more details.

If your hotel has a spa, you will need a bathing suit.

You may dress in the same attire as your daily activities for dining at breakfast and lunch.

We recommend you wear something a little more formal for dinner. Pants and collared shirts for men. Pants or skirt and a collared shirt or blouse for women.


If your itinerary includes Open Bar then local wines and beers and alcohols will be served during your stay. Premium beverages are not included and would be at additional cost. Payment of these non-included beverages is required at time of check-out.

The legal drinking age in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina is 18.

For your safety and that of your fellow guests, please drink responsibly and with moderation.

There is a zero tolerance policy for drinking and driving in Chile and Argentina, so it is important to know that anyone who will be driving our Quasar Jeeps, cannot drink.

The Rules & Regulations of
Chile & Argentina's National Parks

The most important rules and regulations of Torres del Paine in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina for visitors are the following:

  • Open fires are strictly forbidden (no exceptions).
  • Portable stoves are permitted only in authorized camping areas and must be properly protected from winds.
  • All trash must be carried out of the park. This includes cigarette butts.
  • Stay on established trails, do not hike alone.
  • Note closing times when planning your visit.
  • Camping is permitted only at authorized areas and shelters.
  • It is prohibited to damage natural or cultural features. Feeding or disturbance of wildlife is also prohibited.
  • Pets and other domestic animals are not allowed inside the Park.
  • Be prepared for extreme weather conditions. Bring proper gear and clothing.
  • If you plan to hike mountain trails, you must register at a Park Ranger Station prior to beginning the hike.
  • Respect and follow all Park Rangers’ guidelines and recommendations, they are the authority inside the Park.
  • All visitors must sign the registration form.
  • Visitors, who practice trekking will receive a tag. This tag must be on a visible place while staying in this National Park.
  • Park rangers are the highest authority within the Parks.
  • Should you witness any dangerous or risky behavior, please inform a Park Ranger as soon as possible.
  • Do not expose yourself to legal sanctions or expulsion from the Park. Consider that any irresponsibility or carelessness can cause irreversible environmental damage and is punishable by law.
Torres Del Paine - Rules to Visiting this National Park


On your Patagonia Safari you will be enjoying this remote and stunningly beautiful part of the world on a Guided or Self-Guided adventure.

It is important to heed all the advice of your Quasar Guide or Quasar Staff to ensure your trip is safe and memorable.

Every time you set foot on the National Parks, you must abide by the instructions of your naturalist guide and the park authorities. Their duty is to keep you safe while you explore the National Parks.

Should there be an emergency on your safari program, if medical assistance is required you will be taken to the closest medical facility available; typically located in Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina. This will require medical evacuation by helicopter. Such remedies may be very expensive, which is why it is REQUIRED that you have travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation.


Visiting Patagonia involves walking and hiking on top of rocks and generally on uneven terrain and depending on the time of year, under various weather conditions. Having a good sense of balance and being in relatively good physical condition is necessary.

Being in good health greatly minimizes your chances of serious injury. It is your responsibility to disclose your health condition to us. Failure to do so may result in you being prevented from doing certain activities that may put you at risk.

In order to avoid serious accidents and even death, you must be in good health to travel to Patagonia. The National Parks are remote and lack adequate medical facilities.

If you have any medical or mobility issues, let your Quasar Travel Consultant know during the panning of your trip so all special accommodations for you can be made in advance to ensure a safe and incredible adventure.


No vaccinations/immunizations are necessary to travel to Argentina or Chile. We do recommend that the normal routine vaccines should be up to date: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR Vaccine), Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP Vaccine) and Polio vaccine.

As of May, 1 2021, Covid Vaccinations may be required to board an aircraft or to allow entry into either country. Please ask your Quasar Travel Consultant for the latest updates and information.


Modern hospital facilities are not available in Patagonia. The towns of Puerto Natales and El Calafate have small hospitals and drug stores. We recommend to bring your own medicine as brands may change from one country to another, or a specific medicine may not be available.

Due to the lack of services and medical facilities it is REQUIRED that you have Travel Insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation as modern hospital facilities are available in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Some of the larger hotels within the National Parks also have a doctor on staff to help with minor medical needs or ailments.


As a general recommendation, DO NOT drink tap water from the tap while in Patagonia. Your hotels will all have water dispensers so that you can fill your water bottles each day.

Also, avoid clams (which are served uncooked) and any uncooked or unpeeled products.

Do not eat in any place or restaurant not recommended directly by us. Do not eat at local markets unless your Quasar Guide suggests it.

We cater all special diet requirements except for Kosher foods. Kosher meals are unavailable in Patagonia. Any special dietary needs, should be advised to your Quasar Travel Consultant in advance of your travels.


Many hotels in Patagonia have facilities for special needs, i.e.: wheelchair ramps, wide doors, etc. Before you book a particular safari in Patagonia, you should inquire about all special arrangements we can make for you based on your specific needs.