|Check out some of our client testimonials.!
|Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:00 PM
|Subject: Mrs Urte Spaeth Pax Coments 7
|The trip to Patagonia was a huge success. Explora Lodge was a definite hit, the food was great and we participated in their explorations every day - the scenery is exquisite no matter where you go and the guides were very well trained, friendly young people.. The busses we took from Puerto Natales to El Calafate and back to Punta Arenas were very modern, comfortable and punctual. In El Calafate we rented a car and drove the very scenic road to El Chalten as well as to the Berito Moreno glacier. The boat tour with a walk on the glacier was worth every penny, the sights breath- taking. The hotels you selected in Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt were very nice. The penguin tour was despite rain showers very enjoyable. The lake district with its volcanoes (which we saw with sunshine and blue skies) was exciting and worth a visit. The much anticipated Lake Crossing, however, brought only rain and low clouds - a reason to return and do it again. Bariloche was nice for last minute shopping of chocolates, leather jackets and handbags.
|Thanks for helping plan this great trip, I would not want to do anything differently.
|Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 9:24 AM
|Subject: Re: Patti Ferrin 2 Lodge Explora Atacama Desert Feb 7 /13
| Hola Maria:
Just want to let you know that we had a fabulous trip at the Explora. (we got the room upgrade just like you said)
All of the Lan plane reservations were perfect too!
Many thanks for all of your help.
Can you also book Lan JFK to Santiago in business class at a lower rate?
We are thinking about another Chilean trip next year already...
All the best,
Patti & Ken Ferrin
|From:Jules and Daryl Lerner
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 11:48 AM
Subject: Lerner x 2 - Trip to Atacama
Dear Maria,We returned from Chile yesterday.We want to thank you and your colleagues for arranging our trip to Atacama. Everything was well organized. We really enjoyed the excursions you arranged and the experiences we had. The guides in San Pedro (Miguel and Jereli) were excellent. We are very pleased with your services and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.Muchas gracias,
Jules and Daryl Lerner
| Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 10:50 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We were just reviewing our South American travels of Oct/Nov and the many highlights we enjoyed. Certainly our days at Explora Lodge were highlights. From our first warm hello to our last hug, we were
handsomely cared for and treated to remarkable adventures. Special thanks to you, we are enriched by unforgettable experiences and appreciative to all who assisted in the planing and logistics.
May 2011 be full of joy, good health, and delightful surprises for us all,
Susan and Bill Hindle
Sent:Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:34 PM
Carole and I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for us. Your advice proved completely accurate and the arrangements you made for us were exactly what we wanted. We appreciated the upgrades! Your local agents proved entirely reliable and we used their services for excellent tours in Bariloche and Buenos Aires. The boat trip was a real highlight. The temperature was great for us but perhaps not as good for the glaciers -- sunny and about 50F.
We met a nice group on the boat and we are tentatively planning to get together in Lima in a couple of years. One way or another we will want to go to Peru and we will be in touch.
If you want a reference/recommendation, feel free to use us as an example of extremely satisfied customers.
Just a note of thanks to you and your company in helping to make our Explora trip so fabulous.We have been back just over 2 weeks and have told everyone who will listen about our vacation and the wonderful arrangements made for us by your company. You always said "no worries" and
you were right, there was nothing to worry about!
We look forward to traveling again with you in the future. Chile is a beautiful country and were enjoyed
it and the people very much.
AJ and Don Silseth
Patricia and Maria.. Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 7:11 PM
We have just returned from our travels in South America. Our time and experience on the Via Australis was wonderful. The ship was extremely comfortable and the staff and guides were excellent. Out thanks to you both for your efforts to get us on board for a totaling unique and beautiful adventure.
|Ceci./ miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2010 10:52
We enjoyed our stay in Santiago and Valparaiso very much and want to thank your excellent guide for a job well done. She made us feel like a relative showing us around in her cities!
Jan ana alie Rommers
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 2:58 PM
Subject: thank you
Maria, Happy new year. We are home after three glorious and wonderful weeks in South America and I wanted to thank you for making the arrangements for the Patagonia part of our trip. Apart from a two-hour delay with the flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires, everything went very smoothly (although I wouldn't fly Austral again unless there was no other alternative). We very much enjoyed our time in Torres del Paine and at the Explora lodge and the cruise on Mare Australis was very special. Los Notros was a disappointment for several reasons (both the facility itself and the very limited number of activities available), athough we loved the glacier and seeing it up close was very special; given this to do again we would stay in El Calafate (and probably spend one day less in El Calafate). That said, however, we enjoyed the trip very much and were very happy to have done it.
I hope your holidays were wonderful and that your transition into 2010 was effortless and fun. Wishing you all the best and much health and happiness in the new year. Thanks again. best,
| Dear Maria We wish to thank you for your assistance in helping us have a nice experience in our travels throughout Chile and Argentina. The hotels were excellent and the service and staff gracious. Late checkout times at the Americas Towers and Gallerias Hotels added to our comfort and safety levels. The transport services were generally prompt and courteous. We would be pleased to recommend the services of your agency to family and friends.
Thank You .
James and Silvie.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Maria—Hola. ‘Just returned from our trip which was truly a “dream” vacation ! Everything went smoothly. The Austral cruise and Explora were, once in a lifetime, incredible experiences and all the places in between were memorable and special. We so appreciate all you did to make it happen and couldn’t have done it without you. Muchas gracias ! Muchas gracias! Warm regards --
Jan and Bruce Ward
Please excuse my delay in writing.
We had a wonderful vacation hiking in Torres del Paine and cruising on the Mare Australis to Cabo del Hornos!
The arrangements you made worked out perfectly!
Thank you..........Bob Pearson
Just few words to say thank you for all your help with our travel plan. everything was great, even with the Aerolineas schedule, it all worked fine with 1/2 hr delay wasn't a big deal, even back from Iguassu, they were 1/2 hr early. Sendra from Buenos Aires office was really wonderful. Hope we'll work with you again in the near future.
Just a note of thanks for all your help both before and during our trip to Chile. I really appreciate all that you did to make sure that we had a good vacation! I know that we probably drove you a bit crazy with all the transportation changes...to and from the airport with 2 people, 4 people, 6 people, etc!! It all worked so well and smoothly! I just wish I had found you before making all the flight reservations!!
I loved Chile, and hope to return!! I'd like to visit the Lake District and Chiloe Island sometime. Also I'd like to visit Bolivia (Do you "do" Bolivia?)
Again, thanks for the help!!
I am now back in England having had a fantastic time in Chile. I think the holiday at the explora hotel in San Pedro de Atacama was one of the best holidays I have ever had.
Thank you so much for organising the flights, hotels and Explora. Everything went really well. No problems at all. I will definitely be returning to South America, Chile even, and I will contact you again when I do.
My feedback on the hotels in Santiago is that the Hotel Galerias is far better than the Hotel Plaza San Francisco - staff more friendly, nice rooms, better bathrooms, free internet - overall good value for money. Holiday Inn Santiago Airport was very good too for an airport hotel.
Kind regards,Martin R.
Our trip to Chile was wonderful, thanks to your planning.
The Hotel Galerias in the City Center of Santiago was perfect for us to spend three days walking around to the churches, plazas, market, museums and seeing an "opera" (The Barber of Seville) in a "real" opera house, the Municipal Theater with its FOUR balconies going straight up.
The Hotel Iorana on Easter Island was perfect for us, up on the hill overlooking the ocean. A couple of times we walked to the cave next to the hotel, sat in the cave and looked out at the ocean, including once at sunset. The organized tours were great and for the free half-day we walked into the town, saw more statues, etc. On Sunday we attended the Mass where there is signing and musical instruments. I especially enjoyed the accordian as part of the music at the Mass, since I played it as a child and still fool around with mine once in a awhile.
In Punta Arenas the Hotel Jose Nogueira was perfect because of its central location and the fact that it was a beautiful historical building. From there the drive up to Torres del Paine was a real adventure as we stopped along the way numerous times and found the black headed swans in Puerto Natales. We felt like we were the first people to discover the park. The Hotel Lago Grey was extremely nice, making you feel as though were out in nature, close to the glacier, the lake, the hills and the animals (woodpeckers and fox).
My wife and I have been to 50 countries, so we have a lot of travel to compare this trip to. So it means a lot when I say that you listened to my wishes and planned a PERFECT trip for the two of us.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
|Maria,everything has gone smoothly! Hotel Kimal was lovely and Tierra
Atacama - wow!!! I feel so lucky. Thank you for your suggestions and help
in planning this trip!
Dear Maria Davies:
I just returned from South America and the package to Easter Island that I purchased through you. Everything turned out well, just as you assured me. Thank you for your assistance and patience with all my questions.
Just a quick note to let you know that the trip you arranged to portillo went off without a hitch.
Everything was exactly as expected and no suprises.
Thanks for your help and I will be speaking to you about other trips.
Thank you for helping us to plan a wonderful trip to Chile.The itinerary, hotels and tour guides you selected were all very good. We had a great time.
John A. Steinberger and Associates P.C
Southfield, MI 48075
We had a wonderful time on the trip to Chile. The tour guide from ADS Mundo (Emilena - I think that's how you spell it) was especially good and the tours of Santiago and Val Parasio/Vina del Mar made it much more than just a ski trip.
The food up at Valle Nevado was also really good- better than we had in Italy! (I am Italian so that's a particularly hard thing to admit). The wine was better, too.
I will recommend you if someone ask for advice on travel to Latin America
Thanks again for all your help.
Thank you for all your help setting up our recent trip to Chile: Seiter - May 9-23.
We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Chile. The tours that you set up for the Atacama Desert and Easter Island were excellent. The accommodations were good and tours companies were very professional. The Neruda Apartment Hotel worked very well with us since we stayed in Santiago for 6 nights. We did take your advice and took day trips for example to Valparaiso and to the Cajon de Maipo.
Again, thank you for your travel services.
The Explora Hotel was fabulous! We had a wonderful time.
I can't begin
to tell you how much we appreciated your help in getting
us the eservations!
Thank you also for the gift we found in our room.
I was a bit nervous in the beginning, and I think I probably
too much! However, you came through, and we had an unforgetable experience!
I want to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. Everyone
was so professional, and the guides on all the tours were
so knowledgeable. Everyone was right on time and we had
absolutely no glitches. We absolutely loved the Hotel
Santa Cruz and thought the Hotel Galeria was lovely for
an urban environment.
Thank you so much for your help, professionalism, and
expertise in making our trip to Chile a truly memorable
experience! Your advice and attention to detail was greatly
appreciated. Chile is a lovely country and we were so
pleased to have experienced it with your help.
Mr/Mrs Umezawa returned
to Japan safely.
They enjoyed the trip, and they were thankful for the
complete arrangement by Latin trip.
And they said guides were also very kind.So I am very
happy and very pleased for your perfect arrangement andcooperation.I
will ask you again for the next tour. Thanks,Muchas gracias.
We have fallen in love with South America. Everything in
Argentina and Chile was perfect. The travel guides and accommodations--
both were wonderful. The highlights were: The exquisite
Alvear Palace and Tango night/dinner at Esquina Carlos Gardel
in Buenos Aires (also great shopping in Buenos Aires and
nice city tour with guide), the beautiful Llao Llao between
Lake Nahuel Huapi and Lake Moreno, the “sail”
across the Andes with snow capped volcanoes and wild flowers
arriving at lovely Puerto Varas on Lake Llanquihue with
a striking view of the perfect Osorno Volcano; We liked
everything about the Explora Lodge—it turned out that
the weather for our entire trip was unusually sunny and
clear with occasional rainbows. Only the second day hike
at Torres del Paine was windy with sleet/rain/ (and snow
for Lee who took the challenge of the hike to the British
Camp) but even that day it stopped raining for lunch and
the wind and rain just gave us a better feel for Patagonia.
The vacation gods were definitely with us. The Explora staff
and guides were all professional, informative and service
oriented. Each day on the trail the guides unloaded their
packs and carefully laid out a checkered table cloth for
a delicioso lunch with hot soup, sandwiches with guacamole,
artichoke hearts, home-made deserts and coffee with Baileys
optional. We thoroughly enjoyed the Grey Glacier hike/glacier
boat trip and the barbecue and horseback ride at the Estancia
with the gaucho’s. We saw condors, guanaco families,
rhea families and eagles. The purple and pink lupines and
other wildflowers en route were absolutely stunning. We
missed the catamaran/zodiac from Torres del Paine to Puerto
Natales because of high winds but loved the penguin trip
the next day on the way to Punta Arenas (the area opened
about 8 AM – a great time when there are very few
people in the study area and the penguins are out of their
burrows with their young with one mate parading to the ocean
for food. There are extensive board walks and a special
viewing area to watch the gymnastics in the waves). The
Ritz Carlton in Santiago was another plus, plus, plus –the
rooms were lovely and the staff so accommodating with our
late departure time. Every transfer went smoothly—the
guides were always on time and extremely helpful with interactions
at the airports. Thank you again for working so patiently
with us to make all the pieces fit together. We will definitely
highly recommend you personally and also Latintrip to our
friends and families.
I just got back from Argentina yesterday & wanted to
know we had a wonderful trip! Thank you for all your arrangements
everything went very smoothly & there were no glitches
-- which was pretty
amazing given the complexity of travelling in Patagonia!
We really loved
the Explora Lodge -- that property is outstanding, &
the weather was
perfect. Thanks for the bottle of wine you sent, which was
welcome upon our arrival.
We appreciate all your help to make our holiday trip a memorable
I just wanted to give you a little feedback on our trip,
which we returned home yesterday. It was fantastic start
Our third leg of our trip was the Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza,
and what a great place! The staff and facility were just
great. We had a couple days of touring the area's museum,
the wineries and an olive oil business. The town is very
charming. We will definately be recommending the hotel
and general area to our friends and family. And I personally
look forward to returning some day.
Mucho Gracias to you for all your help and suggestions.
It all worked out beautifully.
Continued success to you,
Returning from Chile, I would like to inform you that everything
was OK and that all the services were provided according
to what was agreed.
Transfers, guides, excursions and car rental were just great.
Concerning the hotels, only the rooms of Charles Darwin
Hotel in Puerto Natals were quite small and the hotel has
no other services than the (poor) breakfast. The Casa de
Don Tomas, in San Pedro de Atacama, is a basic hotel but
the rooms have enough space. All the rest were according
to our expectations.
In general, the only problem with the trip is time. To visit
Chile we need, at least, 2 months, not weeks!
Thank you very much for all your help and above all for
the professionalism shown. I certainly would recommend your
agency (and your personal) services to any of my friends
who will consider a future trip to Chile.
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with our
trip to Chile. The guides and services that Turismo provided
were excellent. We had A women that picked us up at the
airport and did our 2 tours in Santiago. Her name was
Julie (or Julia) and then we had a man named James who
took us on the tour of Vina/Valparaiso and transported
us there. They could not have been better.
The hotels were both great, and the locations were wonderful.
Overall we had a fantastic trip. I would be sure to recommend
your Services. If you ever need a recommendation please
be sure to let me know.
Thanks for everything.
Now that we have just returned home, I just wanted to
thank you for the bottle of wine that you left for us
at explora; it was quite thoughtful of you and much appreciated.
The entire trip went extremely well and everything flowed
smoothly. It was a wonderful vacation and experience and
we thank you for helping us make it happen.
With warmest regards,Richard R.
Trip was great....the hotels in ushuai and califate were
perfect....very impressed with lanchile airlines...the
people , the food...all was wonderful...thank you maria
and thank you for the wine....it was delicious...bev schneir
........ just to let you know...the sheraton update....the
food is not edible there! and they are doing some remodeling
but i think if anyone had more than 24 hours to spend
therethey would be better off someplace else! thanks again
coordinating all the pieces ...it went just as planned
and we all loved
we had a WONDERFUL time on the Mare Australis and in Beunos
Aires. I want to thank you for all you have done on our
behalf. The cruise exceded my expectations and I couldn't
get over how nice every one was to us! Also in BA, i wasn't
used to that great "customer service"...I really
appreciate what you have done. If you are ever in San
Francisco, I would like to buy you dinner.
Thanks again, Bonnie F.
I just wanted to thank you for all the guides you arranged
during our recent trip in South America. They were all
we had a marvelous time with them.
I am writing to you to thank you for arranging a wonderful
stay in Santiago for my wife and I and for the Ross's.
Everything was handled smoothly and without a problem.
The Ritz-Carlton was superb and the tour
guide we had was the best that I ever had. The guides
name is Jorge Carpio and I have only nice things to say
about him. He made our stay in Santiago a very memorable
one. If you ever need a recommendation, feel free to use
my name. I thank you again and hope that we do business
again in the near future.
Take care. Sincerely, Eugene S.
Maria and Ceci,
Many thanks for all your hard work and for helping me
put together Michel's Chile trip and Mr. Coffey's pre-tour
to Peru,Everyone had a wonderful time and said they really
love the trip and Chile. All the hotels where great, the
food fabulous the people very friendly.
Ceci, you know how worried Mr Coffey was about getting
his vouchers and tickets.... and would some one really
be there to pick him up at the airport ect....
well, he can't say enough good things about his trip and
how well it was planned out. How nice everyone was, how
great the tours where, how informative the tour guides
where....he told me to highly recommend yo company to
anyone who wants to travel to Peru or Chile.
Again, many thanks for all the hours you put into helping
The next time I have clients that want a tour of either
country I will definitely call you!!!
Hope you have a great Valentine's Day today.
Thgis is a short note to thank you for the excellent arrangements
for our recent trip to Argentina. Everything went very
smoothly and we had a wonderful time. In the future, we
are planning to take a trip (3N) to Esteros del Ibera
(Arg.) and staying at Posada Aquape, and to the Atacama
Desert (Chile) and staying at the Explora Lodge (4N).
When you have time, you might put together an itinery
and cost estimate and send it to me. It would be better
to visit the desert last.
Maria and Ed C.
Our trip to Santa Cruz was incredible...
Thanks for all your help,
would like to provide some individual feedback regarding
our recent trip to Chile.
Overall it was an excellent trip and we enjoyed ourselves
very much. We would also recommend Latintrip, Skorpios and
ADSMUNDO to our friends.
We were very happy with the hotels including the Galerias
in Santiago, the Colonos del Sur in Puerto Varas, the Santa
Cruz Plaza in Santa Cruz and Los Lingues.Thanks
Bill and Diane C.