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Daiana Andion

My name is Daiana, and I am part of the Say Hueque team. I have worked in the tourism industry for the past 7 years. After getting my degree in tourism, I started travelling to different countries all over the world. After two years abroad, I came back to Argentina, my home, with one goal: to help people who come to visit my country to appreciate its beauty and diversity of nature, culture and traditions.
I am looking forward to helping you design your trip.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in providing customized tours to independent travelers throughout Argentina and Chile´s national parks and cities. Popular destinations and experiences include Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, hiking in Patagonia, wine tasting in Mendoza, horseback riding at traditional estancias, glacier cruises and much more."

How did you get involved in travel?

"To be honest, at the beginning I had no idea what it was about. I started to study at the university and when I had my first work experience, I realized that working in tourism requires a key attribute: vocation of service. It requires a lot of work to understand and interpret what type of travel a person dreams of in order to make it a reality. Maybe a person has spent days, weeks, or months imagining themselves standing there in front of the Iguazu Falls or the Perito Moreno Glacier, doing rafting in Mendoza, or learning about the culture of the northern Argentine people. Being able to fulfill that desire and having people come back happy from each trip is what inspires me to do this work."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I made many trips and each of them had something special, but I think one of the most memorable trips was my trip to New Zealand, where I lived for almost two years. There, I not only travel but work, and it was important because it meant a very important growth both personally and professionally. I work in many places, some related to tourism and others not, I met many beautiful places and people that I will never forget. It was my first trip alone, in which I really understood that you are actually never alone, and there is always a good opportunity to make friends!"

Featured trips & expertise

Torres del Paine Experience - 6 Days

You don't need two full weeks to experience Chilean Patagonia. In fact, you can enjoy the major highlights in one national park: Torres del Paine. Not only is this one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world, but it's overflowing with snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. This quick six-day itinerary includes the best sites and treks in the park, and you'll kick off the adventure by exploring  Chile's capital of Santiago.

Torres del Paine National Park. Chile
Santiago de Chile & Torres del Paine National Park - 6 Days

Explore the sights, tastes, and beautiful landscapes of Chile on this 6-day itinerary. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, and explore its vibrant culture. Next, head just outside of the city to learn all about how Chilean wines are made, and more importantly, how they taste. Then, head to one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll enjoy an in-depth exploration of the park's natural beauty, including a hike to the base of the iconic towers, and an up-close look at the majestic Grey Glacier during a boat tour.

Argentine Vistas & Vintners Grand Tour - 14 Days

Immerse yourself in Argentina's rich city and country life. Begin by exploring the culture and culinary arts of Buenos Aires. Next, head to the Lake District, where you'll embark on nature excursions in the wild and beautiful Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Then, venture to Medoza, and indulge your senses while enjoying wine and vineyard tours. Finally, visit the stunning landscapes surrounding Salta, including rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts. Top it all off with a visit to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional cowboy town where you'll stay on a working estancia.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
Best of South America - 21 Days

Discover the famous Machu Picchu ruins and the Amazon rainforest in Peru, immerse yourself in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, and explore Iguazu Falls and Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. This 3-week itinerary combines each country’s natural highlights with the cosmopolitan cities of Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires.

Perito Moreno Glacier
Self-Drive: Buenos Aires to Patagonia - 16 Days

Covering destinations from Buenos Aires all the way to Southern Patagonia, this tour is a great way to discover both Argentina's natural splendor and unique culture while driving at your own pace. In just over two weeks, you will be able to experience some of the country's most iconic destinations through various excursions ranging from quiet retreats and scenic drives to wildlife watching and exhilarating hikes.

Atacama Desert, Chile
Discover the Atacama Desert - 4 Days

Spend four days taking advantage of the natural beauty of the town and hinterlands of San Pedro de Atacama. Visit geysers, volcanoes, valleys and salt flats on this trip around the arid Chilean plateau and be wowed by the formidable grandeur of the Andes at every turn.

Recent trip reviews for Daiana

Desert, Chile - Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2018

Traveler: Amber J. - Local specialist: Daiana Andion

This was a complete mess.
We were given no details regarding the tours beforehand. Only what time they began.
The paperwork said someone would be in touch to confirm our pickup time, etc. We didn't hear from anyone. I had to make an international call at midnight the night before to find out when we should be ready. When I inquired about a drop-off time, she couldn't tell me.
Then, we hated our guide (about 99% sure she was hungover). She threw up the entire first half of the tour, told... read more

This was a complete mess.
We were given no details regarding the tours beforehand. Only what time they began.
The paperwork said someone would be in touch to confirm our pickup time, etc. We didn't hear from anyone. I had to make an international call at midnight the night before to find out when we should be ready. When I inquired about a drop-off time, she couldn't tell me.
Then, we hated our guide (about 99% sure she was hungover). She threw up the entire first half of the tour, told us next to nothing about the places we saw. Then we were dropped off in town at the tour office, so had to walk back to the hotel. We only had about an hour and a half in between tours. The morning tour was so miserable, we didn't even go on the 2nd tour of the day.
We did however, stop by the tour office to find out what time our next morning pick up would be.
And lo and behold, we had the same guide. At least she was not sick the following day, but we were once again underwhelmed with her knowledge. We basically ended up eavesdropping other tours who had knowledgeable guides with interesting information.

Overall, our experience in the Atacama desert was underwhelming, which was extremely disappointing considering all the wonderful things we heard about it before going.

Daiana Andion, local specialist, responded to this review:

It saddens me to know you are going thought this situation. It is the main goal of Say Hueque to create the best Travel Experiences, and we understand your expectations were not fully satisfied.

As a differential service and for which Say Hueque stands out as the leader in receptive tourism for 20 years, we offer an emergency telephone service 24/7 while you travel. It is a pity that you didn't contact us during your trip. If we had known the problems that were happening, we would have... read more

It saddens me to know you are going thought this situation. It is the main goal of Say Hueque to create the best Travel Experiences, and we understand your expectations were not fully satisfied.

As a differential service and for which Say Hueque stands out as the leader in receptive tourism for 20 years, we offer an emergency telephone service 24/7 while you travel. It is a pity that you didn't contact us during your trip. If we had known the problems that were happening, we would have automatically changed the guide, the tour or even the supplier.

Regarding the organization of the tours, the ideally was to have one tour a day to avoid being on a rush between excursions, but we followed your request of doing as many tours as possible on the time you had, so that schedule we did was the only possible alternative.

Really, It was a pity not to have known this before as we always try to solve the itinerary of our passengers in the best way possible; The spirit of this company and our main goal is to design unforgettable experiences in our beautiful country.

We really care, and it is our main concern, your opinion. So, of course, we highly appreciate you take the time to write to us.