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Reviews for Argentina highlights holiday, 12 days

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review 28 Mar 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We did not do a 12 day highlights holiday. Instead we contacted the holiday provider direct and with them planned a 19 day trip. See below for views on this process. As far as memorable experiences, the list is endless. Perito Moreno glacier was amazing to see and hear - it really is blue in parts, and it was well worth paying extra to do the mini-trek. A great experience. So was horse-riding with a gaucho. Hiring a car and doing a 4 night circular tour from Salta was great. The scenery, rock formations and landscape are amazing. Some roads were challenging but we like a bit of adventure. Wonderful Malbec red and Torrontes white wines.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Definitely contact the operator to discuss a tailor-made holiday. The areas suggested by them were spot on and they booked all flights and accommodation. Accommodation was very good and varied, from small city hotels, to vineyards. Every place had something different to offer. If you enjoy some independence and adventure with the back up of a travel agent, then the 2 areas we hired a car were ideal. We had one for 4 days in the Lake District area, picking it up at San Martin de Los Andes and dropping it off in Bariloche. The 2nd was in Salta for 5 days. There we drove to Cachi, Molinos and Cayafate. Then back to Salta. Many of these roads were gravel and very windy but the cars provided were suitable. All well worth a stay.we had a few problems (air traffic control strike and an excursion booked on the wrong day). We had difficulty getting hold of the operator on the emergency 24 hour number. However, once we did get in contact, they did a brilliant job at rearranging things for us and covering some of the costs. Visit the Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana in Salta. It's fascinating. Do the Buenos Aires guided tour. It's such a huge city that this is a great way to see the most interesting bits.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I think so. We stayed in hotels run by locals. We were advised on places to buy souvenirs from local artisans. People are very proud of their country and beautiful landscape and encourage others to look after it. Good advice on places to eat

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

An amazing country-lovely friendly people and incredible scenery, and a really good tour company. 19 days was a great length for the trip even though there is still lots more to see.

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