Amazing Trip to Mendoza, Buenos Aires, and Patagonia
Argentina | Oct 25 - Nov 5, 2022

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Sarah S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Emi and Mateo were amazing at providing planning services and engaging in communications regarding changes and updates. The horseback riding tour with an Argentinian asado in Mendoza was amazing as was the glacier tour and trek in Calafate. Everything went seamlessly and made our travel experience amazing. read more

Emi and Mateo were amazing at providing planning services and engaging in communications regarding changes and updates. The horseback riding tour with an Argentinian asado in Mendoza was amazing as was the glacier tour and trek in Calafate. Everything went seamlessly and made our travel experience amazing.

Hotel Reviews
Entre Cielos
Vistalba

The staff was very helpful and communicative. They were able to answer all questions and assisted in any request we had. The view of the Andes Mountains were amazing from the hotel and the breakfast buffet was great as well. We would definitely stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
There was not a lot that was walkable, and it was about 30 minute drive from downtown Mendoza.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loi Suites Recoleta
Buenos Aires

This hotel is in a perfect location in the Recoleta neighborhood. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very close to the Cementery of Recoleta, a good market, and some other sights. Close drive to other neighborhoods.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Chalten Suites Hotel
El Chalten

Bigger rooms with plenty of space to spread out. The staff was very friendly and helpful in terms of providing maps and resources for treks and assisting with other questions.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the main strip close to stores, restaurants and shops
Staff
Very friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mirador del Lago Hotel
El Calafate

This hotel was close enough to the main downtown and had very friendly staff, but it needed some updates. There was mold in the bathroom of our room, and it was very noisy every time someone above us walked around their room.

Authenticity & Character
Location
At the end of the main strip and about 10-15 minute walk from the main downtown
Staff
Very helpful and friendly, provided reminders on excursions and pick-ups
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel needed some updates, as there was mold in the bathroom in multiple places. The room also allows a lot of outside noises from the street as well as from the surrounding rooms. Any time someone above us would walk it would be very loud and prevent us from sleeping.
Activity Reviews
Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
El Calafate

Going to see the Perito Moreno Glacier is worth a visit to Calafate. It is amazing to be in a forest one moment and then in view of a glacier the next. There are many opportunities for view and pictures.

Quality of Experience
Once in a lifetime experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accomodating. They made sure everyone was always accounted for and answered questions.
Transport
Uco Valley Wine Tour
Mendoza

The Uco Valley is pretty and worth visiting, but we did not visit the wineries we were told we were visiting. Additionally, we were to see three wineries and only visited two. It was a far drive (90 minutes) to only go to two places and it was not what we signed up for exactly.

Quality of Experience
The first winery was a nice experience, and although the second winery and lunch was nice, we did not intend to do a coursed lunch with wine pairing. That took up the entire afternoon and we were unable to see other wineries. Additionally, it was a beautiful day out and we felt stuck inside and unable to truly appreciate Uco Valley.
Food
The food was excellent, but we did not sign up for a tasting lunch and instead were hoping to visit more wineries since we originally had 4 wineries scheduled while in Uco Valley and only got to see 2.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Daniel was friendly and knowledgable.
Transport
Creole Horseback Riding
Mendoza

This horseback riding excursion was excellent. We were able to ride along the Andes Mountains and enjoyed a wonderful Argentinian lunch with the mountains in view.

Quality of Experience
Food
Amazing grilled chorizo and steak, plenty of food and wine.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Drivers and guides were very nice and friendly.
Transport
Minitrekking "Los Glaciares National Park"
El Calafate

A must do. This glacier trek is on the side of the glacier that is walkable (the many peaks are not). We were able to see many parts, including crevasses, high peaks, water falls, and even were able to go into an ice cave. We drank fresh glacier water and at the end, the guides served some whiskey with glacier ice. Truly phenomenal experience.

Quality of Experience
Best excursion by far, great learning experience as well.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guides were fantastic. They took time to explain the glacier and even made sure everyone got the best pictures while on the excursion.
Transport
Nativo Experience
El Calafate

This excursion involves a quick ride up for a view of Lake Argentino. Then you learn about some native heritage and have a beautiful lunch of pumpkin soup, lamb stew, and chocolate mousse with wine in a cave. The actual driving and excursion part are relatively short, but the lunch makes up for it.

Quality of Experience
It was nice to do, but felt like the general driving portion could have been longer.
Food
Lunch with a view of the lake was amazing. The food was excellent and there was plenty to go around.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
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Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Hi Sarah and Patrick,

Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience for your Honeymoon around Argentina!! 🤩

I wanted to thank you in name of the team! Thank you for taking the time to give us such extensive feedback on your experience in Argentina and we're very pleased that you had such a wonderful experience!
My best wishes for your marriage and warm regards from Argentina!

Emi