Thank you for taking care of us in Argentina. It was quite an adventure especially with my very limited Spanish. We really enjoyed seeing and photographing all the new plants and animals, glaciers, mountains, buildings, museums, and people. We took 8,000 pictures. Everyone was helpful and I know my Spanish must sound terrible since tense, gender, case, and pronunciation are all off. I know it must seem very strange to hear a reasonably intelligent adult person speaking so poorly. Our return home was painful for me since I had a cold and then an ear infections which I am still recovering from.
The nicest hotel was Hosteria Las Torres but you must reserve early if you want a cheap room. They had the best breakfast but the lunches and dinners are expensive. You can eat at the bar for a lot less and the meals are large enough for 2 people to share so the cost is very reasonable and the hours are better for those of us from the USA. We also had a good time at Two Hotel since the manager lived in NJ for 5 years and he helped us out when the Tango show missed our reservation. The manager gave us the largest and best room in the hotel (906). That was nice of him!
The best excursion was at Torres del Paine since they had a driver, car, and guide and a lunch. All the excursions should say if there is a car for the whole day or just for delivery and pick up or not at all and if there is a lunch. That would make planning a lot simpler. All the excursions were good, the guides knowledgeable and the one with you in Buenos Aires was interesting and fun but the setting was not as novel for us since Buenos Aires is a bit like New York City.
I think it would be nice to have optional night excursions to variety shows, classical guitar, art shows, Opera activities, etc. such as the Ipora Lena show in Brazil.
Thanks again. We had a great time.
Hubert and Millie Ling