Tours in Iguazu and Patagonia
Our overall experience in Argentina was most positive; we fell in love with your beautiful country, and particularly Buenos Aires, where we spent the better part of a week.
The side trips to Iguazu Falls and the Perito Moreno Glacier that you (Mariano) arranged for us went very well, with the exception of the weather, over which I donâ€™t think you had any control.
You representative in Puerto Iguazu did a satisfactory job, and the hotel was very nice. Your representative in El Calafate, Huellas del Sur, however, did an outstanding job. We were picked up in clean comfortable vans equipped with PA systems, so the guides could be heard by all. Our guide, a young woman by the name of Paola provided a very informative dialogue on the history of the area, and details on the glacier on the way up to the glacier, and on the way back. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
I was stunned by the difference between the total lack of tourist attractions (shops and restaurants) in Puerto Iguazu, and the highly commercialized development of El Calafate.
Aside from the spectacular Falls and Glacier, the highlights of the trip for me were the Carlos Gardel Tango Show, and listening to Esteban Morgado and a concertina player live under the giant tree in Parque tres de Febrero on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
We enjoyed meeting Mariano at the office in Palermo during our stay just a few blocks from there. itâ€™s always nice to put a face and personality to all those E-mails. By the way, you can tell Mariano that my being refused the glacier hike because Iâ€™m too old was probably a blessing in disguise!
I have attached a photo of the happy travelers.
Thanks for your concern.