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Sep 15th, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Iguazu, Marble Caves, Lake District, Patagonia

We decided to have a land tour of the south portion of Latin America: Iguazu, Lake District in Argentina, Marble Caves in Chile, and Patagonia (might skip Iguazu, because one of us been there, and it is quite away from the other 3).

I don't think there is a tour company that covers all of them. But we would prefer to have some help from a travel agency, at least with internal flights and accommodations. Is it possible to hire local tours at each destination ? What would you recommend ?
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Sep 16th, 2012, 04:38 AM
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I suggest you research "Isabel", an independent travel agent, by using TA's search feature: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum...Argentina.html and draw your own conclusions.

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Sep 16th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Has anybody had any experience with

http://www.gadventures.com

They seem to have a broad selection of Latin America tours.
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Sep 16th, 2012, 06:14 PM
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It used to be GAP Adventures. They changed the name after a boat sank on one of their Antarctic trips. I haven't traveled with them, but they're a tour company, not a travel agency. In the same general category you could look at Intrepid, Imaginative Traveller or Peregrine, but those are all budget outfits.
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Sep 18th, 2012, 03:06 AM
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avrooster, I sent an email to Isabel (there is no phone number), indicating the desirable itinerary, but she has not replied.
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Sep 18th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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That's VERY strange, itrvlr, try again:

Isabel Llobet

[email protected]

repeat:

[email protected]

She wrote to me from that e-mail not too many days ago.

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Sep 21st, 2012, 05:14 AM
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Isabel enjoys a sterling reputation as an independent local travel agent, obtained through many years of good and hard work, which is being unfairly (the way I see it) marred by the OP's posts.

The OP has e-mailed her saying he would be glad to remove his negative post, but does not seem to know how to do it.

It's simple, itrvlr: click on the ! "report this comment" icon and Amy_D will remove your post.

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Sep 21st, 2012, 06:24 AM
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It seems that the OP is simply reporting his experience. How is that unfair?
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Sep 21st, 2012, 08:04 AM
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I said that's the way I see it, period.

Others can disagree with me, which is what forums are all about.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 09:01 AM
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"Others can disagree with me, which is what forums are all about."

Exactly. That's why the OP's experience should not be censored.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 10:58 AM
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No one is censoring him. He e-mailed an apology to Isabel saying he "would be glad to remove my message", but doesn't get around to doing it, which is the reason why I explained how it is done, if he REALLY wants to do it.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Guys, I agree that my post was too negative - I never worked with travel agents before so my expectations of turn-around time were too high, and I am under pressure to set my travel dates quickly. I'll try to remove my post.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Great! It's just a matter of clicking on that yellow ! triangle on the right of your post, which doesn´t seem too complicated.

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