We can’t thank you enough for organizing such a memorable trip for us!

You hit the mark with each of the hotels, and the location of the Buenos Aires hotel was perfect.  The guides and drivers were all punctual and delightful.  We were well informed of all upcoming timing and were never stressed about any of the arrangements.  

The order in which you planned the trip was spot on, saving Torres del Paine for the end of our Patagonia portion of the trip.  Just when we thought that the Mount Fitz Roy hikes could not be topped, the hike up to Mirador Las Torres did the trick.  It didn’t hurt that we had a virtually cloudless days for both the second day of our El Chalten visit and the Mirador Las Torres hike.  That was lucky indeed.

Thanks for including the Brazilian side excursion in our Iguaza Falls visit.  There was real value in viewing the falls from both sides.

We could not have arranged this trip without your help and are so glad that we came across your company in the Moon travel book.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

All the best,

Steve & Kathleen Rungwerth

Great Patagonia & Iguazu Falls Ind Tour February 2023

Estimados Elsa y Marcelo:

I truly appreciate your Patagonia knowledge. 

The highlight was Hotel Grey with my room’s view of the cuernos.  Torres del Paine was warm and almost windless the days I hiked.   ……

 And I enjoyed the Perito Moreno glacier.  I’ve seen glaciers in Alaska, in Canada, in Chile.  Yet, to get so near to such a big glacier is exciting.

I’m glad you’re there to help travelers like me.  I hope much business comes your way in the new year.

Margarita Altamirano

Great Patagonia Independent tour January 2023

Thanks, elsa. The places we stayed and their staff were fantastic.  I especially  loved the arika pair of friends…driver and guide, much more than their titles suggest. Special humans for sure! And the hiking guides and chief hostess manager at explora were special. That hostess  worked so hard… she had been an airline  stewardess on Boeing airplanes and loved talking with barrie!

Lago Grey is certainly  to be recommended. Especially the Lakeview best corner room!

Barrie and Margaret Austin

February 2023 (5th time traveling with us)

Again, we want to thank you for patiently working with us for months/years on this trip and we will definitely recommend you and your agency if we know of anyone interested in traveling to South America.  
Alicia & Gloria Dominguez

December 2022: Antarctica Cruise aboard Seaventure + Santiago, Valparaiso and Atacama

Hi Elsa,

….  Overall the hotels you picked were good, of course Lago Grey and the Palladio in Buenos Aires were exceptional.  It was very nice to be able to hang out in the spa area until our evening flight.  All of our guides were exceptional; we were very impressed with their knowledge of natural history, world history, their country’s  politics and just a general wealth of information. They were also very helpful. …

Thank you for all that you did for us.  We will have wonderful memories of the people we met and the places we went for years to come.


Vicky & Davis Duke

“Splendid Patagonia” Independent tour – October/November 2022


I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know we had a wonderful trip! Patagonia was so beautiful and we enjoyed every moment of it. Everything worked out perfectly with all of the travel and accommodations. All of our guides in each of the cities we visited were excellent and made the trip that much more enjoyable – please pass on our appreciation to each of the local tour operators.

Thank you again for everything and helping us plan a perfect trip!

Danielle & Scott Honour – Discovering Patagonia 2019

Hello Elsa,

Thank you so much for your email, I have been meaning to email you to let you know we had a fabulous time in Argentina!!!

Your exceptional organisational skills and knowledge of Patagonia did not fail! Everything ran like clockwork and every activity you organized for us was perfect!

All of the guides were wonderful and we enjoyed their company immensely. The excursions organised to cater for Andres’ parents were wonderful and was great to all meet up again afterwards.

We really appreciated the detailed instructions that you had put together for us and the time you spent organising our holiday so that all we needed to do was relax and enjoy.

We definitely want to return to Patagonia and have already highly recommended your services to friends, should they ever want to visit. We will not hesitate to engage your services again!

Once again, thank you so much!

Mischee M. and Andres S 

Patagonia Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers – March/April 2017

Paul and I were continually impressed how every single person we worked with during the trip showed up on time, usually up to 1/2 hour early, delivered the services they were contracted to deliver with professionalism, knowledge and a good sense of humor. They were flexible to meet our needs.It was amazing that everyone delivered, not just some. You seem to have developed a finely tuned business with reliable contacts at every location. For anyone looking to travel in Argentina or Chile, we would highly recommend you.In Ushuaia, when Marty has his problem, Sabrina was wonderful. From the time of the problem on the trail of the park, she responded quickly requiring her to run the the trails multiple times to get back to the bay and then back to where Marty was to make sure help for Marty came in a timely manner. .. Sabrina stayed with us until it was clear that Marty was fit to go. She was enormously kind. ..Spare rooms in Ushuaia aren’t easily found in the high season and rooms were found for us. Fortunately we didn’t need them.The whole trip was truly impressively run.
Thanks so much for doing such a good job for us.

Paul & Heidi Cavagnolo – USA

We had a wonderful time. Everything worked as a clock! the guides were great: Marcelo in Buenos Aires, Carina in Puerto Madryn and Sabrina in Ushuaia. Even the weather cooperated! For sure we are going to recommend your agency. Do please send us several of your brochures so we can distribute among our friends and colleagues at work.Thank you again for organizing such a beautiful tour and we are looking forward to more adventures.

Silvia Schmelzer – Illinois, USA

This was a trip of a lifetime! I have been telling anyone who will listen about the experience. I hope I can encourage others to visit and I hope to get back with my husband and daughter. We could not have asked for a better guide. We had our own private tour. Everything went so smooth! Thank you for arranging a great trip!Thanks!!!!

Beverly Evancic – Florida, USA

How lucky I was to have found Patagonia Travel Adventures on the Internet. What a trip you planned for us! We will all have these memories and pictures with us forever. It was wonderful having Marcello with us. The plan went like clockwork but with different personalities, Marcello was there in case we needed some immediate changes. I have you both to thank for creating this very special adventure. I look forward to sharing your address with other friends and family and both Charles and I hope that we will again return, with your help, to Patagonia.Best regards to you and your family,

Susan Gessner – Massachusetts, USA

We want to thank you for all your help and hard work to organize our trip. We really were quite impressed with everything: the organization, the quality of the guides and the tours, the fact that it was basically a private tour for us! We didn’t really realize it would be so individualized, but loved that aspect of it…I was so glad that our Patagonia trip was the final leg of our two months in South America. It really was everything we expected it to be, if not more, and was the perfect way to end such a special trip for us. I would (and have already!) recommend it to anyone. I think it would be a really special trip for a family with older kids to do…Take care, and thanks again for all your great work on our behalf!

Molly King – Massachusetts, USA

Wow Elsa I am not sure where to begin to comment on our wonderful trip. Perhaps the most important was how safe and secure we felt in a foreign country. The hotels were very good. We were impressed by how clean they were. The staff were friendly and very personable. All the guides were a wealth of information. Not just about their part of the country but politics history and of course nature. I got my pictures developed and I got so many beautiful treasures. I would recommend this trip to any one. I think another really important factor was that the guides were willing to work at our pace. When we got to Ushuaia we were tired and we told Sabrina and she accommodated us and it was wonderful. One thing that we never considered was the wind. We couldn’t believe how it could almost blow us away. Again thank you so very much for a superb job

Gaylene Soloniuk and Bob Tays – California, USA

Sorry that we didn’t thank you sooner for your services in making our trip so special!It certainly was a happy surprise to meet Marcelo at the mirador and later at dinner. All of the pick ups and transfers went like clockwork, so you certainly have developed a fine network of local personnel. Thanks again to you both for your help. We’ll certainly know who to recommend to our friends for travel there.

Kaete and Dick – California, USA