Lake Argentino and Chocolate

We were very hesitant to use an online travel agency that we had no familiarity with but went ahead and hired this travel company located In Buenos Aries. The proprietor picked us up at the airport and drove us to our Airbnb with a stop to change money. The 8 day tour was fantastic and the price was reasonable.  We saw Iguazu Falls, Bariloche and El Calafate in Patagonia.  We saw the best of each place, waterfalls, the seven lakes, several boat trips, the Perita Merino and Uppsala Glaciers with fully guided tours and time between outings to spend time in the towns. He arranged all hotels, transfers, guided tours and air travel to each destination and a ferry ride to Uruguay which is no easy task.
The hotels were great, especially the hotel in Bariloche which was a bit outside of town but turned out had the best restaurant in town. When we complained about our hotel in Calafate he stepped up to the plate and immediately transferred us to a better hotel. Whenever we had a question or problem our travel planner always responded quickly and solved it. We had a six hour delay from El Calafate to Buenos Aires which meant missing our ferry to Colonia and losing our prepaid non refundable hotel. Not his fault but again he helped us rearrange our schedule and reserved a wonderful hotel a block away from the ferry to Uruguay the next morning. We will definitely employ this travel company for our next trip. Our travel planner is originally from Ireland so communication was always perfect.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?

The best and most exhilarating part of our trip was seeing the natural beauty of Argentina. Iguazu Falls were magnificent (there are 3 levels of trails, don’t miss the lowest trail). Perito Merino Glacier was truly amazing and make sue you spend a second day at the Uppsala Glacier. That day involved a 3 hour boat trip on Lake Argentino viewing the very large icebergs and then a lunch with a 4 wheel drive and short hike up to the magnificent Uppsala Glacier. Would not have missed that for the world.
If you like skiing and chocolate, Bariloche has several yummy chocolate stores on every block. The town was founded by Swiss and German immigrants and could be located in the Alps.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?

I might take some time out between tours as each day starts early and take up the whole day but we are seniors.

Review by traveler

Carol J.

 on

3.28.2019 for a customized tour designed by Travel Agency 2308545

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