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Mariano Galindo

I was born in Argentina, and my childhood dream was to travel the world and I have been doing so from a young age, traveling all five continents in search of adventure, new cultures and diving sites (my main passion). I have studied tourism, yoga teacher and also dive instructor. I have lived in Spain and Thailand for a few years before returning to Argentina with the purpose of making Argentina known to travelers worldwide.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm a specialist in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Bolivia. I organize adventure trips, but also classic tours and luxury trips including exploration Cruises in Antartica and Chilean Fjords. I organize hiking trips, and adventure activities such kayaking, biking."

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was 19 years old, I took a sabbatical and move to Mallorca in Spain, where I worked for a few months in order to save some money to do a three-month driving trip through Europe. Since then, I never stopped traveling."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"At the age of 28, I traveled for one year through India and Southasia with two of my brothers and my best friend. It was an amazing experience, where we had the chance to travel through India for two months, staying with locals and know their culture and amazing landscapes. We had the chance to do a lot of hiking, kayaking, biking and the best Diving ever! This was a unique experience I will never forget!"

Featured trips & expertise

Torres del Paine National Park. Chile
Best of Chile - 15 Days

This tour takes full advantage of all that Chile has to offer. Begin in the urban center of Santiago de Chile, with its stunning backdrop of mountains and beautiful architecture. From there, explore the hinterlands of San Pedro de Atacama, spend a few days chilling out to your own itinerary on Chiloe Island, and trek through Torres del Paine National Park.

Vineyards of Mendoza in autumn.
Exploring the Wine Regions of Argentina & Chile - 9 Days

Malbec or Carménère? Torrontés or Sauvignon Blanc? You won't have to choose between varietals on this enviable itinerary: a nine-day schedule taking you to the best wine-growing regions on both sides of the Andes. From the sun-drenched landscapes of Mendoza, Argentina, to the coastal vineyards of Chile's Casablanca Valle, you'll see (and taste) it all.

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.

Laguna Torres - El Chalten
Adventure in Patagonia - 15 Days

Patagonia's vast unpopulated areas, impassable ice fields and history of exploration make it one of the most fascinating, legendary, and beautiful regions of Argentina. On this two-week long trip, you can discover all of the region's incredible landscapes at your own pace, making it an unforgettable experience for true pioneers.

Iguazu Falls. Argentina
Best of Argentina - 12 Days

Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing force of the Iguazu Falls, the spectacular glaciers of El Calafate, and more. This 12 day trip to Argentina's historic capital and then across Patagonia perfectly balances natural and cultural sightseeing, making it ideal for any adventurous traveler.

Santiago & Atacama Desert - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in the colorful tiny town of San Pedro de Atacama and discover geysers, volcanoes, valleys, and salt flats amidst the arid Chilean desert. Lose yourself in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, walk through its many squares, and marvel at the diverse architecture that makes this city a unique metropolis in Latin America all while being wowed by the grandeur of the Andes.

Recent trip reviews for Mariano

Wonders of chile - 14 days, Chile - Feb 7 - Feb 21, 2018

Traveler: Sheila S. - Local specialist: Mariano Galindo

We were impressed by our guides along the way. In Santiago, Maria showed us the sights. She was very knowledgeable. Vivian picked us up at the airport and dropped us off for the flight home. She was lovely, stayed in contact on Whatsapp and was very helpful.
In St Pedro, the tours were interesting, guides Elaine and Sina were very good. Really enjoyed the Moon and Mars valley with Sina very much. She was a fountain of information. The wine and cheese at sunset was a nice surprise.
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We were impressed by our guides along the way. In Santiago, Maria showed us the sights. She was very knowledgeable. Vivian picked us up at the airport and dropped us off for the flight home. She was lovely, stayed in contact on Whatsapp and was very helpful.
In St Pedro, the tours were interesting, guides Elaine and Sina were very good. Really enjoyed the Moon and Mars valley with Sina very much. She was a fountain of information. The wine and cheese at sunset was a nice surprise.
All went well in Puerto Varas and Chiloé. The car rental experience was excellent and it was nice to drive around and make our own plans. Parque Quilquico Hotel was outstanding. Lovely scenery, peaceful surroundings, great staff and fabulous food.
In Patagonia, we were met by the Los Torres driver, Hernan, who had lots of sights to point out and was very interesting. The Cerro Negro stop was nice. The Las Torres hotel was great. Glad we did the all inclusive. Room was comfortable, staff very helpful and the food was excellent. Even the box lunch was well done. The excursions were very interesting. Our guide, Steve, on the Full Paine was excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful. The horseback ride toLake Norgenskjol was fun, lovely horses and guides there too. All in all an unforgettable vacation!

Mariano Galindo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sheila & Ed,
Thanks for your kind comments. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip that much, that's our main goal.
I hope you could visit us again soon :)

Best wishes,
Mariano