An intrepid traveler, Harvey is a master of ambitious itineraries that highlight the natural wonders of this region, like kayaking at the face of Perito Moreno Glacier or horseback riding in Los Glaciares National Park. His secret? Working with guides born in the area. His past trips have included rappelling on Cerro López in Patagonia, a helicopter tour of Argentina's Darwin Ridge, and a penguin-spotting adventure on Isla Martillo, off the coast of Ushuaia, Argentina. Whether Harvey is planning an off-the-grid adventure trip or a luxury wellness-focused itinerary, he takes pride in creating the most unique and memorable trips possible for his clients. He and his team have spent countless hours over the years vetting small regional providers and establishing relationships with some of the top guides in South America, all to better build the innovative excursions his clients rave about.
He's keeping an eye on new hotels in the area, such as Explora El Chaltén. "This is Explora's first truly small property, set in a private reserve with nearby access to the iconic hikes of Laguna de Los Tres and Cerro Torre," says Harvey. Another highlight: the family-run Futangue Hotel in Chile's Northern Patagonia. "Set in its own private natural reserve, this is one of the lushest areas of Chile," he says. "It's totally remote, with a wide range of excursions, from rafting, fly-fishing, hiking, biking, and beyond."
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