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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2009
Toshin tours are they reliable?  (2 Answers)

I am making reservations through Toshin tours. Are they reliable? THe reason I ask is that I am a little worried that they haven't ask me for payment until I arrive. Also the itinerary is in a word document which doesn't provide as much detail as I wanted.

I've already paid my local flights within Argentina which are separate from the tour. Should I have a back up plan ready in case no one shows up at the airport to pick us up? Meaning can local tours be arranged in Puerto Madryn upon arrival and check in our hotel for the next day?

Your advice is greatly appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2009
Booking Aerolineas Argentina from Canada  (1 Answer)

Thanks for all the information that I've received to date! I have one more question, I've made reservations through Aerolineas Argentina for flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazu to Trelew and back to Buenos Aires. It says on their website that to confirm my reservations, I have to make the payments within 24 hours at their local office. Unfortunately, I am from Canada so I'm not sure how to do it because it does not ask for my credit card.

Appreciate any help I can get from you. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2009
Proposed Tour Itinerary in Argentina  (4 Answers)

I will be flying in to join my husband in Buenos Aires on Sept. 5. I look forward to spending the week in Argentina. Here is our proposed itinerary:
Sept. 5 - Arrive in Buenos Aires in the afternoon, spend day in B.A.
sept. 6 - Fly to Iguazu Falls
Sept. 7 - Stay in Iguazu Falls
Sept. 8 - Depart Iguazu Falls and fly to El Calafate (if there are flights available).
Sept. 9 - El Calafate
Sept.10 - Depart from El Calafate back to Buenos Aires
Sept. 11 - Buenos Aires

I would like to know if this itinerary is do-able. I would also consider replacing El Calafate with whale watching/sea lion and penguins if this is a better option in terms of timing.

Would love to get feedback from anyone! Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2009
re: Need help Visiting Pantagonia in Sept 5 - 12  (4 Answers)


Because of work, I had a chance to go to Argentina. My wife will join me at BA, and we plan to spend one week in Argentina on Sept 5 -12. I heard Pantagonia is a nice place to visit and to see the whales, penguins, and the glacier. My questions are
1. Is it a good time to go in September.
2 What else does Pantagonia offer?
3 How many days is needed for this kind of trip?
4 Is this a do-it-on our own trip or it is better to have a tour guide?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2008
Punta Tomba and Peninsula Valdes tours  (3 Answers)


I like to do 1 day Punta Tomba and 1 day Peninsula Valdes tour plus whale watching in late November.

Which company you recommend:
El Gualicho
Tito Bottazzi
Nieve Mar
or anyone else?

I assume best place to stay is Pto. Madryn as it is right in the middle of both places.

Thanks for your help, Ushi

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2007
Car rental tips for La Cuarenta road trip?

Hi all,

Some friends and I are planning to fly into Comodoro Rivadavia and drive all the way to El Calafate (seeing Cueva De Las Manos, PN Perito Moreno, and Sector Fitz Roy along the way).

I've been trying to get quotes for a car rental and it is proving tricky. The one place that got back to my emails (Dubrovnik) came out pretty pricey (US$1700 + US$400 for the drop-off fee). I'm hoping that we can get something for about half of that, given what I've read. We don't need a 4x4, just a big enough to car to hold 4 of us plus our backpacks.

If anyone out there has a rental agency or person to recommend, or any other tips to get this squared away before we travel, I'd much appreciate it. Thanks!

- Lawrence

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2007
Tips on travel / accomodation for a family with kids in October-November 2007  (7 Answers)

We are a family of 4 that will travel Argentina for the first time in October-November 2007. Because we will travel with small children (2 and 4 years old at that time) we would like to travel as few as possible. We are thinking of travelling one day or night and then stay at one place for at least 3-5 days. As accomodation we prefer cabanas/apartments/family rooms (in hotels or hostels).

We would like to spend one week (or 5 days) at or near the Peninsula Valdez because we are lovers of marine wildlife.

To further plan our trip we have the following questions:
1. Can you recommend accomodation at or near Peninsula Valdez (Puerto Piramides?)?
2. Is it easy to rent a car to drive around on the Peninsula while we are there or do you need to make reservations ahead?
3. Is it easy to make resevations for whale watching trips while we are there or do you need to make reservations ahead? Can we take our two kids on these trips?
4. Are there busconnections to Mar del Plata and Puerto Deseado or do you need to change buses? Is it doable to change buses or do you need to wait long hours in the dark?

Thanking you in advance!

Familie Van den Heuvel.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2007
hotels in Trelew or Puerto Madryn  (3 Answers)

Does anyone have any info on good hotels in Puerto Madryn or Trelew? We have to get to the airport, return rental car, and be on a flight at 9:40 am, & don't want to wake up early enough to make the trip from Punta Norte in the same morning. Any info on hotels, good or bad, will be appreciated. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2005
Driving>>>Esquel>>>>Puerto Madryn  (6 Answers)

Has anyone done the drive from Esquel to Pto. Madryn? I have a nissan pickup without 4x4. Is the drive comfortable in the late winter/early spring? August/September? Thanks in advance.


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