Howard USA 12-01-2008
After being back in Utah for a week, I remembered
that you wanted our
evaluation of the tours and hotels.
1. Torre Cristoforo Colombo Hotel: We liked
this hotel; it served us
well since it was in a very good location. The
staff was helpful in
letting us store our extra bags for over a week.
They also made
several phone calls to Copa Airlines when our
bags were late.
2. Tigre Tour: We all enjoyed the Tigre tour.
It was a nice way to
start our trip after flying to Argentina. A
very relaxing and
3. Boca Tango show: This was what we expected;
a show for tourists,
but still fun.
4. Ushuaia: This area was the highlight of
our trip. The beauty of
this area is exceptional. The Hotel Cesar Hostal
was very nice for us,
The location was excellent.
5. Tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park.
We greatly enjoyed this
tour. It was fun to be outside, walking and
The weather fortunately was nice and dry though
a bit chilly. The guide was very good and interesting.
6. Beagle Channel tour. We enjoyed being on
the boat (for awhile) and
seeing the animals. We could have skipped the
estancia tour. That was
the least interesting part of the tours in Argentina.
7. Iguazu: Hotel Saint George. The hotel was
very nice with good food.
After all the travel, we enjoyed just sitting
by the pool. By the way,
this hotel is just across the street from the
bus station. We didn't
need anyone to pick us up. We could have just
walked across the street.
8. Iguazu Falls Tour. The falls are spectacular,
but we think a half
day tour would have been enough instead of an
all day tour. We were
with a very large group and such a group takes
a lot of time to get
everyone to do the same thing. We would have
preferred a smaller and
9. Pinamar. Your advice to stay with Hotel
Europa was very good. It
was a very pleasant hotel (similar to our bed
and breakfast). The
family who runs the hotel was very friendly
and helpful. Jackie became
quite sick for several days and the owners helped
us to get her healthy.
All in all, our trip went very well. However,
we traveled too much
within Argentina. I counted that we went on
9 planes, 3 long bus
rides, a boat, a train, taxis, etc! Too much
travel for 2 weeks, but
that was the way we had planned it.
Your role was instrumental in making this trip
as good as it was. I
don't know what I would have done without your
help. So, muchas