Sayhueque
add more information
Places that you want to visit

Patagonia


Buenos Aires


Mendoza


Iguazu Falls


Rio (Brazil)


Others

DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days

A gorgeous view of Bariloche

Inches from Perito Moreno Glacier

Explore Iguazu Falls

FROM 4545 USD 24 Days / 23 Nights
Highlights

Live Tango in Buenos Aires
Travel to Iguazu Falls
Treeking in El Chalten
Visit Torres del Paine Chile
Tour Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia
Bariloche Tours

DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days

Tour the whole Patagonia, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires

Vamos Argentina! Incredible diversity and breathtaking landscapes everywhere you look. From Patagonia’s glaciers to tropical Iguazu Falls, European-styled Buenos Aires to charming Bariloche, cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi, tour Perito Moreno Glacier and hike the trails of Chaltén and Torres del Paine on this South American trip of a lifetime.

Day 1 – Argentina Vacations, starts in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina!
Capital of Argentina and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, as well as shows off plenty of its own culture! Explore the traditional European architecture, the cobbled streets lined with rustic outdoor cafes, the local antique and artisanal markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping, and the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open “parrilla” (barbeque) in the air. Buenos Aires is home to some excellent local designers and you will certainly find the perfect leather jacket, long leather boots and handbags for all occasions. Though above all, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. Be sure to enjoy a traditional dinner-tango show and explore the colorful San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods.

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel.

You will have the rest of the day to enjoy this vibrant city, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

Read More

Day 2 – Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy our City Tour.
Over the course of a half day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political centre of the city; San Telmo with its cobblestone streets, La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present, and the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was once the París of the South.

Duration: 4-5 hours

In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel to be driven to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlight’s; a Dinner and Tango Show offering a spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing accompanied by delicious Argentine cuisine and all the malbec you’d like.
At the end of the evening you will be driven back to your hotel.

Total duration (dinner + show) 4 hours

Read More

Day 3 – From Buenos Aires to Bariloche

At appropriate time, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven (private service) to the domestic airport for your flight to Bariloche.
If the sky is clear, on landing, you will get to see the contrast of blue Nahuel Huapi lake, white peaks of the Andes and the green of the forest.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (shared service) and have the afternoon at leisure.

Read More

Day 4 – Bariloche Tours: History and Nature

Today you will start enjoying the highlights of the Lake District.
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel (shared service) to go along the highlights circuit of San Carlos de Bariloche.

During approx. 5 hours, and accompanied by a guide, you will visit important viewpoints, like Cerro Campanario (“Campanario Hill”)- considered by the National Geographic as the 8th best view of the world.
When lunch time is getting closer, you´ll be provided with a home-made lunch box, in order to get the energy to continue enjoying!

Finally, you will do a nature oriented walk through the impressive native forest on the Llao-llao Nature Park.
The excursion ends by visiting a traditional Microbrewery, before driving you back to your hotel.

Read More

Day 5 – Bariloche Tours: Brazo Tristeza Boat Trip

Today you will enjoy a different way to explore Nahuel Huapi Lake.
While most boat trips run in enormous boats with hundreds of people, you will have the chance to experience it in a small and exclusive cruise.

Read More

Day 6 – From Bariloche to El Calafate, Patagonia Adventure

Welcome to Southern Patagonia!

El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic.
It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit world wide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.

Read More

Day 7 –El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

After an early breakfast, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina; Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold.
During about 1 hour a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about.

On arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms.
But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.

Read More

Day 8 – Patagonia Hiking: From El Calafate to El Chalten

In the morning you will take a comfortable public bus, where for during about 3 hours you will be able to enjoy the desert of Southern Patagonia on the famous Route 40. You will pass through La Leona river, that connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma.

By the river you will see La Leona Road House where once Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid after robbing a bank where hidden for almost a month.
Usually on arrival to El Chalten, the bus stops 15 minutes at the Park Ranger office to give you general explanations about the park, recommendations, etc. They are very informative and enthusiastic to share their love for the Park.

El Chalten is the top rated trekking destination, the Argentinean capital of trekking. Located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, it is still a hidden gem of our south. The charming little village, that is also the start point for most paths, is a paradise for walkers and trekkers alike.
On arrival you can explore the surroundings, have a stroll around a little waterfall, or just relax in the local brewery.

Read More

Day 9 – Trekking in El Chalten- Mountains and Lakes- Self Guided

Be prepared for an exciting day in the wild Nature. El Chalten offers a range of options for all kind of difficulty of trekking.
From the door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 K walk, with views of the Rio de las Vueltas, lenga forest and the chance to see all kind of birds (great woodpecker spotting opportunity).
If you are looking for great mountain views, in one hour and a half you can be at the Cerro Torre view point.
For trekking fans, continue all the way to Torre base or go for the 8 hours trekking for the most impressive view of Fitz Roy and the whole massif by Laguna de los tres path (Highly recommended!!). This is a trek that becomes difficult in the last bit but totally worth the effort.

You can choose where and when to go, and at your own pace, since the paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.
We will provide you with complete trekking information of the park, so that you can decide the best plan to make the best of your day.

Read More

Day 10 – From El Chalten back to El Calafate

This morning you can choose any other trek from a great variety that this National Park offers. Bare in mind that in the afternoon you will board your bus back to El Calafate
The three hours driving back will be a good opportunity to rest enjoying the views from your window.

Read More

Day 11 – Visit Torres del Paine, Chile

In the early morning you will be picked up for the full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park..
Along the road you might be able to see rheas, guanacos, Patagonian hare, and even condors.
After crossing the Patagonian steppe from North to South, you will arrive at the border post “Cancha Carrera” after a 2,5 hs trip. There, you will start to travel through the beautiful South Chile until you arrive at the “Torres del Paine” National Park (“Blue Towers” in the Tehuelche language, due to the predominant color).

Keep an eye out for wild guanacos as they roam the windy plains.
It is a long day, but we belive it deserves every hour. Some of the wonders of the world renowned park that you will visit will be Salto Grande, Laguna Amarga, Lago Pehoe, the Cuernos del Paine and of course, the famous Torres del Paine.

In the evening you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to stay the night inside the park.

Read More

Day 12 – Torres del Paine National Park– Self Guided

Torres del Paine is one of the most beautiful protected areas of South America, and for sure the best way to explore it is by foot.

If you like hiking and nature, this should be one of the highlights of your trip.
From owls to deers, from condors to guanacos, from orchids to blueberries, with the back of the impressive granite massif, this magnificent place is breathtaking.
Some of the trekking options include the full day to the base of the magnificent Torres del Paine, ideal for trekkers, the intense blue of the Grey Glaciar or the unforgettable view of the French Valley.

Read More

Day 13 – From Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas, a true Patagonia Adventure!

At an appropriate time a shuttle will take you from your hotel to Punta Arenas (shared service, approximately 4 ½ hours).

The Chilean southernmost city, it was once a wealthy, aristocratic and European style place. Before the Panama Canal opened, this was the most important stop before or after crossing the Magallean straight. You can see the remains of that in the local cemetery, with its impressive mausoleums and in the architecture of the oldest areas. Stroll around to discover the old mansions and a character filled place in the extreme south Patagonia- where now more sheep than people live.

Read More

Day 14 – Travel to Ushuaia, the end of the world!

In the early morning, you will have to take a taxi to the bus station to embark on a full day bus trip to Ushuaia, passing through some of Patagonia’s most stunning scenery. Cross the mystical Strait of Magellan before arriving at Tierra del Fuego Island. After crossing the border between Argentina & Chile, the bus will keep on driving south, until it finally arrives to Ushuaia, known as the City of the End of the World.
This beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and facing the Beagle Chanel.

Read More

Day 15 – Ushuaia: Trekking & Canoeing in the National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel and drive towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. Once at Ensenada Bay, you will have time to enjoy the view over the Beagle Channel before starting the trekking along the coast.

These six kilometers of wild trail will give you the possibility to watch the native flora and wild fauna of the channel as well as the opportunity to discover old native remains left by the ancient dwellers of the area, the Yamanas. In 3 hours you will reach Roca Lake where lunch will be ready. After a complete homemade picnic you will start canoeing along Lapataia river, which will take you to Lapataia Bay on the Beagle Channel, precisely where the Panamerican Highway and number 3 National Route ends. Return to Ushuaia.

Read More

Day 16 – Beagle Channel Cruise & Leaving to Puerto Madryn

After making your way to the tourist pier, embark on a boat excursion along the famous Beagle Channel. You will gain panoramas of Ushuaia Bay and see the diverse marine wildlife, such as cormorants and fur seals, on De los Lobos and De los Pajaros Islands. On one of the Bridges Isles, you can explore the island for concheros, or giant shells, and enjoy the views of Chile and Argentina. Not to mention, passing the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse. During the excursion, you can enjoy snacks and the favorite Argentine drink, mate.
At the appropriate time you will be taken to the domestic airport for your flight to Trelew ( 67 km south of Puerto Madryn ).

Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Puerto Madryn.

Read More

Day 17 – Puerto Madryn Tours: Peninsula Valdes Whale Watching

After breakfast you will be led on a full day’s tour of the Valdes Peninsula. To enter this UNESCO World Heritage site, you will cross an incredibly narrow strip of land with sea on both sides. Further along you will arrive at Caleta Valdes, a large natural creek that is home to a colony of sea elephants. After admiring Caleta Valdes you’ll continue along the road as it drops suddenly down into a crescent of golden cliffs overlooking a bright blue bay and the small village of Puerto Piramides. Here herds of southern right whales tend to arrive in June.

You will take a boat trip around the Golfo Nuevo bay and watch these immense creatures gliding past. The peninsula navigation allows you to get unusually close to the whales. You will even get wet if they jump!

Read More

Day 18 – Puerto Madryn Tours: Penguins in Punta Tombo

Today you will leave Puerto Madryn and drive 120km south to visit the largest colony of Magellan penguins in South America.
The colony’s population reaches over half a million birds during the peak season, and the best time to visit is between October and April. One of the greatest features of this reserve is the fact that you can literally walk among the penguins and observe their habits.
You’ll have the opportunity to see how they feed their babies, defend their territory, build their nests, and of course watch their characteristic comedic waddle in and out of the sea. You will then return to your hotel in Puerto Madryn just in time to enjoy the sunset.

Read More

Day 19 – From Puerto Madryn, back to Buenos Aires

At the appropriate time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires.

Upon arrival you will have a private transfer to the hotel, leaving you the rest of the day to enjoy the city.

Read More

Day 20 – From Buenos Aires, travel to Iguazu Falls

At appropriate time, you will have a private transfer (private service) to the domestic airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazu.

Welcome to Puerto Iguazu!

The little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, (which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!), making them a must see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

Read More

Day 21 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Argentine Side

After breakfast you will depart on a private, full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views.
Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil’s Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart.

Read More

Day 22 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Brazilian Side & return to Buenos Aires

After breakfast, enjoy a private, half day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy vast panoramic views of the Falls allowing you to take them in their entirety.

At the appropriate time in the afternoon you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Read More

Day 23 – Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to explore the cobbled, tree lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of one of a kind Porteño fashion, to sit in café and enjoy a perfectly aged glass of malbec, or perhaps to sip yerba mate (local tea) out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks that make up the Palermo Bosques.

Read More

Day 24 – Buenos Aires - End of your Adventure in Argentina

At the appropriate time you will have a private transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

Read More

Included

– Destination host local support
– Buenos Aires Tour
– Dinner Tango Show
– Bariloche Tour with lunch
– Lake Nahuel Huapi Bariloche cruise with lunch
– Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
– Torres del Paine day tour with lunch
– Guided hike and canoe trip in Tierra del Fuego NP
– Beagle Channel Cruise
– Peninsula Valdes whale watching cruise
– Penguin rookery tour- Punto Tombo
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)
– Chalten & Torres del Paine hiking maps
– All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
– 5 Nights of Accommodation in Buenos Aires, 3 in Bariloche, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in El Chaltén, 2 in Torres del Paine, 1 in Punta Arenas, 2 in Ushuaia, 3 in Puerto Madryn, 2 in Iguazu Falls.
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
National Park Entrance fees

– Bariloche Eco Fee: Can only payable in cash at hotel. Goes from 2 usd to 4 usd per guest per night and it varies depending on hotel category.  
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Accommodation & Prices

DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days


INN/ B&B

USD 4545

COMFORT

USD 4925

SUPERIOR

USD 5465

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019. (Not valid for Christmas, New Year and Carnival- please ask our Travel Advisor)

NOTE:
Visiting Chalten is subject to weather conditions during May, June, July, August and September.
Whale Watching Season is from mid-June until December.
Penguin’s Season is from October until April.
The Perito Moreno Glacier mini-trekking tour is available from September – April.

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that in the luxury category most transfers are private and some excursions are in private service also. Please ask our Travel Advisor for the details of this tour in this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires – Bariloche – El Calafate – Trelew – Buenos Aires – Iguazu – Buenos Aires

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– Destination host local support
– Buenos Aires Tour
– Dinner Tango Show
– Bariloche Tour with lunch
– Lake Nahuel Huapi Bariloche cruise with lunch
– Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
– Torres del Paine day tour with lunch
– Guided hike and canoe trip in Tierra del Fuego NP
– Beagle Channel Cruise
– Peninsula Valdes whale watching cruise
– Penguin rookery tour- Punto Tombo
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
– Tour of Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)
– Chalten & Torres del Paine hiking maps
– All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
– 5 Nights of Accommodation in Buenos Aires, 3 in Bariloche, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in El Chaltén, 2 in Torres del Paine, 1 in Punta Arenas, 2 in Ushuaia, 3 in Puerto Madryn, 2 in Iguazu Falls.
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
National Park Entrance fees

– Bariloche Eco Fee: Can only payable in cash at hotel. Goes from 2 usd to 4 usd per guest per night and it varies depending on hotel category.  
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Trip Reviews

DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days

Jerome Chopard

Jerome Chopard

(4 / 5)

You coordinated the land content, local transfers and flights to make it a smooth trip with minimal overlaps and provided good contact details for us to use if we were in difficulty

Hello Patricia,

Please see below answers to your questions and I am happy for you to use my comments in your marketing:

I chose Say Hueque because it was able to work with me to develop a 30 day tour of some of the most interesting places in South America spread across 3 countries. I obtained Say Hueque contact from the website search I preformed.


You coordinated the land content, local transfers and flights to make it a smooth trip with minimal overlaps and provided good contact details for us to use if we were in difficulty.

Our favourite hotel was Aranwa Scared Valley. The hotel was very well designed. The rooms were spacious, modern and had all the extras you would see in a good 5 star hotel. The grounds were well maintained and the landscaping was very interesting. Besides a theatre with evening shows and popcorn, there was an art gallery, well restored church, great pool area and many dining options. The staff were always helpful and worked well with our travel agent manage our bags left behind.

The day trip to Valpariso and Machu Picchu, were the best!

Alejandro in Santiago was the best guide on the whole tour.

Yes, perhaps better warn guest about counterfiet money in Argentina. I took $2000 peso from an ATM in Buenos Aires and $300 was fake. Also bus drives coming to pick up guest should check the guest names when collecting us. We were taken to the wrong tango show.

I will send you by whatsapp some photos.

Regards,

Jerome


23.01.17

Em Sinick

Em Sinick

(4 / 5)

I especially liked that Say Hueque would check in with my sister and I during our trip; just asks how we were doing and if we needed anything else from them. They also added suggestions on things to do and places to stay while we worked together to plan the trip. It's that extra amount of helpfulness that made me really like Say Hueque and I might actually start working with more travel agents in the future.

I googled numerous travel agencies in South American and Say Heuque was the first company to respond politely and promptly. Patricio was very friendly and willing to work with all the changes I kept making in my itinerary.

I loved being able to walk off a plane or bus and know that someone was there to meet me and take me to my hotel. Made everything go smoothly and I didn't have to worry about dealing with taxis, being harassed, etc. All excursions I asked for were for the most part in small groups, just as advertised, and with good companies and friendly guides. The stress of making sure everything happened in a timely manner and was organized was taken care of by Say Hueque, so I only had to show up when I was told to and enjoy myself.

I only stayed in one hotel that Say hueque booked and that was the Jasy Hotel in Iguazu. i thought it was lovely. Slightly outside of the center of town (1 km), but the beautiful jungle setting and large rooms made up for that. Plus great breakfast and I was told by other guest that they served great dinners.

Loved walking on the Perito Moreno Glacier. It was amazing. The guide was super nice and the glacier was beautiful. The tour to see the penguins in Ushuaia was also a great half day trip. We were suppose to be on the full day trip, but turned out that we got booked on the half day excursion which ended up being better because we only had 10 people in our group as opposed to 50 (if we'd been on the full day).

Ricardo from Puerto Varas - LS Travel that took us to Frutillar was amazing. He really knew how to talk to people, spoke equal amounts of Spanish and English, making sure to include everyone in the conversations, not treating the English speakers as a sidetone.

We ended up with an airline strike, trapping us in Ushuaia. I know that Say Hueque informed our next destination hotel and tours we would not be arriving on time, but they did not tell us. If there is another strike or a cancelation on some travel plans that Say Hueque booked, I feel you should tell all parties involved - the hotels, the tours, and your clients (us) that something happened. It was not fun sitting in an airport for 6 hours when all we needed to do was actually just call the airline to find out we could get new tickets for 3 days later. We didn't even need to be at the airport and we could have avoided going there if we knew ahead of time, like Say Hueque did, that there was a strike

Overall, I believe that everyone we meet and talked to at Say Hueque was wonderful. At no time did I feel like I was cheated or scammed. I've never used a travel company before and for this being my first experience with one, I was very unsure at first, but after touching down in Buenos Aires and being met by Rodrigo, a travel host, who gave us his email and phone number and told us to call anytime if we had questions or problems, I was reassured.

We experienced a few hiccups in our journey for the month we were in Patagonia, but Rodrigo and Patricio promptly responded to my emails and the 24 hour hotline really is 24 hours. The issues were resolved and our trip wasn't hindered at all. Everything always ended up working out. The airline strike issue was the only flaw with Say Hueque, but I don't think they are used to dealing with plane strike since they are very rare, so i can't fault them too much. Plus the strike effected tons of Say Hueque travelers, not just me and my sister, so Say Hueque did have their hands full.

I would definitely recommend Say Hueque to anyone going to Argentina or Chile. I usually plan everything by myself, but since the countries are so big and it is hard to book buses, planes, and some tours from America (month priors to actually going to the countries and during the high tourist season), it was very nice to know that I had a personal travel agent helping me make the best possible trip I could with the amount of time I had for vacation and total amount of money I planned to spend for the trip. Everything worked out quite well. I very much enjoyed by trip, the tours that I went on, and knowing that everything ran smoothly.

I especially liked that Say Hueque would check in with my sister and I during our trip; just asks how we were doing and if we needed anything else from them. They also added suggestions on things to do and places to stay while we worked together to plan the trip. It's that extra amount of helpfulness that made me really like Say Hueque and I might actually start working with more travel agents in the future.


I'll post something to travel advisor as well. Thank you for everything Rodrigo. You've been amazingly helpful and i had a great time in Patagonia.

Thanks,

Em


11.01.17

review-Em Sinick-imagen-1
review-Em Sinick-imagen-2
review-Em Sinick-imagen-3

John and Joan Schindelar

John and Joan Schindelar

(5 / 5)

We would highly recommend Say Hueque to anyone contemplating a trip to South America. They are a great travel agency: efficient reasonable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

In late 2015 my wife and I decided to visit South America--Argentina and Chile, in particular. Friends of ours made the trip the year before and used Say Hueque, a travel agency in Buenos Aires, to put their trip together.

So, we called Say Hueque and talked to Henry, a sales representative/travel agent. We laid out our plan and asked Henry to "Make it Happen."

Henry called back about a week or two later and had an itinerary to discuss with us. Yes, 5 weeks was fine, and yes, about $10,000.00 per person sounded reasonable. Henry took it from there.

We wanted Say Hueque to make all the internal/domestic transportation arrangements while we would do our own round trip international flight arrangements to Buenos Aires from PDX. Henry took care of all our domestic transportation to include flights, buses, boats, and vans. Except for one very overcrowded van, all went smoothly.

Then Henry left Say Hueque for another job, so we became quite concerned about our trip arrangements. However, our concerns were of no consequence and unfounded. Pia took over and carried the ball very well.

We also wanted to do shared transportation. We love to meet and travel with people from all over the world. That worked out well for us except for one side trip where we felt the 4X4 (Ushuaia) we were using was very overcrowded and the seat belts in the back did not work. That was a local problem, not a Say Hueque problem.

We requested all 3 and 4 star accommodations, to include breakfast. We wanted to make our own dinner arrangements. Furthermore, we wanted beautiful views from our hotels. Henry made that happen, although some of the hotels were quite some distance from town. For us that was fine. Joan and I love nothing more than a wonderful glass of Argentinian wine and beautiful views. All the views were just wonderful. There wasn't one that we didn't like.

At every destination we were met by the local travel company. They were never late, easy to identify, courteous, and efficient.
Our guides at each location were very good except for two. Of the two, one spoke almost zero English, and the other knew his material, but was verbal non stop, switching back and forth in Spanish and English. One never knew when the "switch" was going to happen! However, all the others were excellent. In fact, we got to know them so well it was difficult to say good bye, knowing we would probably never see them again.

Our drivers were equally as good. We felt safe at all times, except the one time we had no seatbelts in the back of the van. Generally, between our limited Spanish and their English, communications were quite good. In fact, I would say very good.
All our itinerary daily excursions were well planned and wonderful. We learned so much about the history, culture, geography, people, flora & fauna, food and drink.

The only thing we might have changed on ur itinerary was to perhaps build in a rest day once in awhile. For example, we had several occasions where we had 3, 10-hour days in a row. We are in our mid- 70s, and a rest day might have been nice. We are experienced travelers, and in quite good shape. But we did get tired. People who were not in as good a shape as we were might have encountered issues without some rest.

Lots of folks have asked us about favorites. That is a very difficult question to answer. Each city we visited had its own charm. S. C. de Bariloche is a standout city for me, as well as Ushuaia, Buenos Aires, and El Calafate. I also liked Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile. Patagonia is an experience never to be forgotten.

Favorite experiences? How could you beat the wonderful asados, if one is a carnivore, and I am. Come on, you are in Argentina! They were just wonderful and beautifully prepared. We also loved our walks through the beautiful national parks. Who could ever forget Iguazu Falls or a walk to Perito Moreno Glacier--and the glorious Upsala Glacier! How about the seafood and chocolate in Ushuaia. The daring trip by bus over the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza. The beautiful Mendoza wineries. Vendimia--amazing! The beautiful parks and museums in Buenos Aires. The charming sea cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. The island of Chiloe. The brewpubs in Bariloche. All the penguins. The list goes on and on.
Places to stay: We loved Candelaria del Monte Estancia outside Buenos Aires. It was a great place to rest and rewind before our long grueling trip back to Portland. The Bobo Hotel in Buenos Aires where we rested before our trip actually started. The Los Yamanas in Ushuaia, Esplendor Hotel in El Calafate, Casa Molino in Puerto Varas, Chile, De la Isla Hotel in Castro, Chiloe Island, Su Merced Hotel in Santiago, Cacique Inacayal Hotel in S.C. de Bariloche, Verde Olivia in Mendoza, Loi Suites in Iguazu!

One more positive experience, if one can call taking his wife to the doctor a positive one. While we were in Mendoza, my wife got a severe cold and persistent cough, and we deemed it necessary for her to see a doctor at a clinic. The hotel, Verde Oliva, took care of all arrangements, including transportation. Once we got to the hospital we were met by an English speaking nurse, and she helped us fill out all the appropriate forms. We were seated, and since we had no appointment, sat for about 40 minutes. Finally the doctor came out to get us, examined Joan, and prescribed some meds. Within a couple of days Joan was back on the road to recovery. I would like to say at this point that upon our return to Oregon, Joan went in to our family doctor and he said the Argentine doctor did exactly the correct things. Oh, our bill? $28.00.

How well do we like Argentina? We are returning next January/February 2017. We are returning to Bariloche, one of our favorite cities; Mendoza because Joan was ill and never had an opportunity to wine taste, and then Salta. Salta will be a first time for both of us. We have even asked for exactly the same hotels and exactly the same guides in Mendoza and Bariloche. Salta is brand new.

And, what company will be putting our trip together? Say Hueque.
We would highly recommend Say Hueque to anyone contemplating a trip to South America. They are a great travel agency: efficient reasonable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Now, if there was some way to get to and from Buenos Aires quickly, easily, and comfortably, we would be very happy. Flying is no longer fun.

One exception might be LAN Airlines, used for all international flights. They were not crowded (We flew coach.), the food was at least a 2 1/2-3 stars, they used real glass for wine, real ceramic plates, and real reusable metal utensils. Their service was 5 stars, Believe it or not, even the bathrooms were kept clean.
So I believe we could give LAN Airlines 4 stars.
Aerolines Airlines, used for domestic flights, wasn't bad, but did not compare to LAN.

Yours in travel,
John and Joan Schindelar


12.05.16

You are booking DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days



Once your payment is confirmed we will proceed with bookings and in the next 24 working hours you will receive your trip details.

Accept the Terms and conditions

MY TRIP: DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days

TOTAL LENGHT: 24 days

NUMBER OF TRAVELERS:

ACCOMMODATION:


Trip Reviews
add more information
Places that you want to visit

Patagonia


Buenos Aires


Mendoza


Iguazu Falls


Rio (Brazil)


Others


DISCOVER ARGENTINA – 24 Days
Testimonials

Jerome Chopard

You coordinated the land content, local transfers and flights to make it a smooth trip with minimal overlaps and provided good contact details for us to use if we were in difficulty

Em Sinick

I especially liked that Say Hueque would check in with my sister and I during our trip; just asks how we were doing and if we needed anything else from them. They also added suggestions on things to do and places to stay while we worked together to plan the trip. It's that extra amount of helpfulness that made me really like Say Hueque and I might actually start working with more travel agents in the future.

John and Joan Schindelar

We would highly recommend Say Hueque to anyone contemplating a trip to South America. They are a great travel agency: efficient reasonable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

back
>