Argentina trip, Brian O`neil (from USA) - March 20, 2013
We had a great trip. The hotels were perfect. As we drove into El Calafate we saw a hotel on the hill overlooking the city and thought that must be very expensive and certainly not our hotel - but it was and it was superb. I think it’s called Alto Calafate. The cruise was great too. Thanks so much for all your help, including the bus tickets. I took hundreds of pictures, so too many to share.
We’ll definitely call you when we look at another trip to South or Central America. Your online itinerary was very helpful.
Thanks again and hope all’s well with you,
Argentina trip, David Kendler (from Israel) - February 6, 2013
It is my pleasant duty to inform you that all your arrangements performed perfectly, the guides were very knowledgeable and we were also very lucky with the the weather throughout (4 weeks) our South America tour.
On behalf of the group, many many thanks and best wishes for prosperous future and good health.
Argentina trip, Nia Brown (from USA) - November 20, 2012
As usual, we were very satisfied with Latin Discover efforts on our behalf.
Argentina trip, Helga Wadler (from Austrian) - October 26, 2012
Our trip was wonderful, really!. I would like to thank you for arranging it so perferctly. The guides, hotels, trips - all was not only how expected but even better!!! We felt very well guided and safe during the whole vacation.
Thanks again, you really did a great job!
Argentina trip, Regina Kiewiet (from Aruba) - May 14, 2012
The trip was very good, I love it. There were some minor things that would have been better, but in general I was really satisfied with the service.
The hotels were amazing! Especially Esplendor in Calafate and The Jungle Lodge in Iguazu were amazing. The trip itself was amazing too, I have nothing to say, except that I really would go back another time!
Thanks for the help, I will recommend you guys with my friends!
Argentina trip, Norman Countway (from USA) - March 30, 2012
If you visit the end of the world there are a couple of really greats attractions in Ushuaia you don''''''''''''''''t want to miss.
Do walk to the Glacier at the foot of the Mountain. The view is outstanding as you look out over the Beagle Channel. You can take a chair lift part of the way, but you still have to walk an hour to get to the actual glacier.
Take a boat tour of the Channel, you will see lots of marine life including seals, birds, and potentially whales. Although we did not see whales while we were on the tour.
Go to Ramos bar for a beer or deserts, They have a great local Beagle channel micro brew. The atmosphere is excellent with lots of old antiques from years gone by. You may also run into folks returning from trips to Antarctica which makes for great conversation.
While you are downtown you can get your passport stamped at the visitor center with an end of the world stamp. There is another location to do this inside the national park too.
We were there as part of a Latin Discover 15 day adventure so we only had 2 nights and a day there, but you could easily spend a week there if you like outdoor activities. LatinDiscover.com did an excellent job of planing the entire trip and ensuring that you were met by knowledgeable and helpful tour guides and staff. I cant say enough positive things about the LatinDiscover service.
Mauricio took care of all the organization, including hotels, flights, tours, and reservations. I would highly recommend him for any South American tours.
Visited March 2012
Thanks so much!
Argentina trip, Norman Countway (from USA) - March 20, 2012
Thank you again for planning an outstanding and adventurous experience for Melanie and me. It was truly amazing! I will definitely recommend you and Argentina to my friends and to my Trip Adviser readers.
We visited the Glacier as part of a LatinDiscover.com tour. It was one of the highlights of the entire trip. El Calfate is a great little town in the middle of the dessert where it can be unbelievably hot!! Then you drive for about 1.5 hours to the Glacier where the temperature is perfect and trees and mountains surround you. The Glacier is so amazing! We stopped and did a short boat tour for approximately 1 hour and then went to the park center where there are three different hikes you can take to view the Glacier by land.
Some of the area is wheel chair accessible, but other parts can only be done on foot. Be prepared to take lots of pictures. It is truly amazing. I didn''''t find any of the walks overly difficult. Do bring your own water and snacks if possible as there store is quite pricy.
There is so much to do in EL Calafate you could spend a week there too. Most of the things are outdoor oriented such as hiking and rock climbing. The town is growing and I highly recommend seeing it before it turns into a Banff like town in Canada. You can already see the high end stores, restaurants and hotels popping up. I can’t say thanks enough.
Visited March 2012
Argentina trip, Ron Harms (from USA) - March 2, 2012
Overall we had a very good time, and the services provided through Latin Discover were also very good.
First - airport pickup and delivery service in all locations was very good. We greatly appreciated the assistance in dealing with travel delays experienced by two of our travel mates in their arrival from the United States.
Second - the tours in Buenos Aires were very good, and we enjoyed the people who served as our guides.
Iguazu Falls were marvelous, and I would encourage all of your Argentine travelers to include that destination in their travel plans. After being there and speaking with guides, we would also advise that travelers are well served by only doing the Argentina side of the falls, and not to bother with Brazil unless they have lots of time for making such a trip. The vast majority of the "views" of the falls are on the Argentina side, and the guides indicated that crossing the border to Brazil can be challenging. As you know, we opted NOT to go to Brazil and opted for the forest experience (zip line and rappeling - which was great!) instead - a good move on our part.
Our Mendoza experience was also very good, and we thoroughly enjoyed our guide (Shayelle?) and our cycling escort (Santiago). All of the wineries were fabulous. We were tremendously impressed with our dinner at 1884, and our lunch/wine pairing at Ruca Malen. As to the cycling, everything went well - good equipment, enjoyable routes
The hotels were fabulous, especially Loi Suites in Iguazu. The "boutique" hotels in Chacras and at Postales were great - we enjoyed the more intimate settings and the interaction with the staff at both places.
As you can see from this long email - we had a great time, although a few things could have been better. We would definitely consider another Latin American trip using your services.
We have yet to review our thousands of pictures from the trip - I`ll send some along once we edit out all the bad shots!
Argentina trip, Richard Butori (from USA) - February 10, 2012
thanks again for your help. we were very happy with our trip to argentina, booked with latin discover. laura put together a great itinerary and was very helpful when we had trouble with a flight. she suggested a flight on lan airline that kept our trip on schedule. I will use there sevices again in the future. sincerly richard butori
Argentina trip, Sarah Spiegel (from USA) - November 7, 2011
Our trip to Ushuaia was wonderful. The tour companies were excellent and very helpful, the tours were all spectacular, and the hotel was also excellent. Thank you again for arranging another great trip for my husband and me.
Argentina trip, Dr. Toth Gyorgy S (from Hungary) - October 3, 2011
Thank you for your excellent preparation of my holiday.The employees of your partner in Argentina, made their best,too.
If I happen to return some time, I shall certainly ask for your help and I do not forget to mention your agency to my friends/acquaintances who want to travel to South America.
Again, many thanks for all you have done
Argentina trip, Linda L (from USA) - July 5, 2011
The extensive planning and communication before the trip resulted in a memorable experience for me. The hotel was perfect, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and the itinerary was followed smoothly. I am sorry that I did not have more time to spend in and around Buenos Aires. The trip was too short. Laura did a beautiful job putting everything together to make a lovely vacation for me.
Argentina trip, Dominique Davrincourt (from France) - March 29, 2011
The trip was very good thank you – the Perito Moreno glacier was one of the highlights of my trip (followed by the rio carnavale and Iguassu falls). The hotel in el calafate was very nice – warm, cosy, good reception staff, etc.
Thanks for everything
Argentina trip, Mathilda Botz (from USA) - March 18, 2011
We had a great time! Everything went just like clock work. The natural wonders of Argentina are spectacular. We loved the Falls, the Lakes, the Glaciers, Tierra del Fuego and the Penguins. The Magnolia Hotel in Buenos Aires was great as was the El Faro in Angostura. Loi Suites in Iguazu was a beautiful large hotel. The other two hotels were fine but average. The staff in all the hotels was very nice and helpful. The drivers picking us up from each destination were always there and on time, making travel really easy. Thank you for such good planning and such good destinations.
Argentina trip, Brigitte Momose (from Japan) - February 14, 2011
We really enjoyed our trip and I want to thank you for arranging everything so well. All the guides and drivers were on time all the time. The hotels in Mendoza, Bariloche and El Calafate were excellent. In Bariloche and El Calafate we had great views from our room.
If we ever go back to Latin America we will definitely ask for your services and I also will recommend you and your company to anybody who wants to travel to this part of the world.