An absolutely superb trip. First time in South America and really opened our eyes to what a great part of the world it is. Fabulous and diverse scenery and friendly people wherever we went. Add in great food and wine and what more could we possibly want?
TravelLocal's partner in Argentina did an absolutely fabulous job in all respects. Co-ordinating a trip which involved 3 couples each with slightly different itineraries (and spouses wives arriving after husbands) can't have been easy but everything ran like clockwork. Hotel choices were all great and the one location where we'd chosen our own hotel (poorly) they were able to relocate us at short notice. Can't praise them enough!
I'm not really sure that this would be in their power but the only thing that could have been better would have been if they could have ensured that my wife and I were sat together on the various internal flights. As the early part of our itineraries were different I suspect that the flights had to be done on separate bookings which I think is why the airlines didn't seat us together (in each instance we eventually managed to resolve this but it involved a little bit of stress for my wife who is quite a nervous passenger)
All really chatty and informative - excellent
My main piece of advice would be to give this area of the world a try. If it hadn't been for the running event I'd entered (that the trip was built around) I probably wouldn't have though of going to Argentina and Chile but so glad that we did. Also, whilst I appreciate that it may not be within everyone's budget but the experience there was first class in all respects and I'd consider it worth every penny.
So many memorable parts that it's hard to chose but the white water rafting we did at Puerto Varas takes some beating.
Our local partner based in Argentina and Chile replied...
Hi Jon!! Thanks for your words, we are really glad you enjoyed your trip, we hope we could make your birthday trip an unforgettable experience! Best from ArgentinaOur local partner based in Argentina and Chile