Geoffrey DaileyUnited Kingdom
Carina was a delight and despite the challenges caused by the torrential rain the day before our visit we completed the tour as booked. The dinosaur museum was very interesting and Carina's choice of venue for the Welsh Tea meant that we avoided tge venues being used by the big tour buses.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely words, thank Geoff and Anita, I'm really glad that you all had enjoyed the day it was a pleasure to spend it with you all.
Richard HofferUnited States
Our party of four had a wonderful day exploring PuntaTombo with Carina. The two hour journey was comfortable in her modern SUV. What a pleasure, in comparasion to the 50 passenger "cruise ship excursions" - and less expensive too! After arriving in Punta Tombo, we first spent time in the visitors center, where Carina explained in detail the various and unusual creatures to be found in Patagonia. We actually saw a few during our drive. The Penguins were, of course, delightful! A great experience!
While it was a 2 hour drive from Puerto Madryn to the penguin colonies, we enjoyed the chance to see the countryside and talk to Carina about the sights, Argentina, and the penguins. The penguins themselves were very interesting and amusing, and well worth the trip.
Great day! Carina is a very knowledgeable and her explanations gave us a insight into peninsula Valdes. Excellent skills in finding wildlife and her english is just great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We definitely were lucky on our tour with all the wildlife we were able to spot, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Peninsula Valdes. Thank you for such a nice day.
Theresa BroussardUnited States
Carina was awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed our day to the Valades Peninsula with her. She spotted all kinds of wildlife and didn't hesitate to turn the car around so we could get better photos. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we could tell she was proud of her country. We saw sea lions, elephant seals, guanacos, birds, long haired armadillo, etc. She knew exactly how to time things so that we never encountered big bus tours. We would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to know you enjoyed your day with me, and I really appreciate your kind words. Was a pleasure to meet you all.
We enjoyed our introduction to the Welsh culture in Argentina with Carina. The delicious Welsh tea and charming choir was a highlight for us. Carina was knowledgeable about the history of the Wesh people—their arrival in Puerto Madryn and their settlement in the Gaiman area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, that was a lovely day the one we spent.
Gail RaznovUpper Gwynedd, PA, United States
Carina is a great guide. She relates well to all, has great listening skills, is flexible and creative and explained so well every question. We had a wonderful day of learning and interacting with this wonderful country and culture and its million penguins! Don't worry about penguin poop. Most of it is dried up and easy to walk around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Such sweet words of you, we really had fun on our tour, thank you for choosing me as your guide here, was really a pleasure.
Carina was great guide for our group of 10. She was well informed about the area as well as had great information about the penguins which were amazing. In addition she provided water and snacks. Would recommend her for anyone wanting to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kathy thank you so much for your nice review, I'm glad to know you enjoyed our day together as I did too.Wish you all a great year.
Susan WymanWoodcliff Lake, NEW JERSEY, United States
We were very thankful to have Carina arrange snorkeling with the sea lions in Puerto Madryn. I would highly recommend this activity. Carina organized this tour for us upon request and truly made it a custom experience. She also included a tour of the city before we returned to the port to continue our cruise. Thank you so much Carina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review, happy to hear you enjoy the snorkeling.
Yael SteinsaltzUnited States
Carina was fantastic, Called our hotel the night before to make sure everything is alright, came to pick us up a few minutes early, gave us fair warning on the Dolphin watching we requested (sea was choppy, we decided to go anyways), drove us through the desert, including 45km on dirt road, not an easy drive, in a nice air-conditioned vehicle, gave us all the explanations about the Penguins, and some on other animals, stopped at Guanaco photo ops. We had a great day. Her English is excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yael for your lovely words, I had an amazing day with you two, Ariel is a beautiful girl and I loved meeting you, I wish you an excellent year and good luck on the remaining part of your travel.
Thomas HindmarshHong Kong
We really enjoyed our trip with Carina. She was extremely knowledgeable and a perfect host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas for your sweet words. Wish you all the best
Great excursion with Carina our expert guide. Although not the whale season, we nevertheless saw plenty of wildlife, Carina and our expert driver ever on the look-out!
Jeanne JacobsUnited States
Carolina was fine. Do to time constraints we just went to see the penguins and back to the port. It was a lot of time in the car. No fault of Carolina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeanne yes I know is a long way but no other way to get to Punta Tombo, I hope you had enjoyed the experience anyway. Wish you all the best. Carina
Diana NohavaUnited States
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Carina is an easy going person and an extremely knowledgeable guide. She explained to us lots of things related to the places where she drove us, from history to geography, local economy and society. Stopped patiently whenever we wanted to take pictures - our hobby- and spotted lots of animals. Thanks a lot Carina for this experience! And please come to Italy to taste the real pizza and pasta :))
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoy our days together, thank you so much for such lovely days. And I hope to taste the real italian pizza and pasta soon. All my love to both of you.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Great trip, Carina was so interesting and we learned much more than we expected. A great day even with the stormy weather. Highly recommend this guide. This is a fantastic tour
Richard FinermanUnited States
Carina was able to customize a tour for the 6 of us based on the number of hours we had in port and the sites we wanted to see. She did perfectly, and ended up seeing lots of interesting things from sea lions to dinosaurs and Welsh tea with entertainment! A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to know you all enjoyed the tour, I had a lovely day with you all. My regards to everybody, I hope you had a nice return.
Jenny C.United States
Thanks much to Carina! You made our group trip unforgettable! Loved wild life in Puerto Madryn. She was a wonderful tour guide and her knowledge of wild life, history, and the animals that we never heard of made our trip super nice. We highly recommend her!!
Carol WrightUnited States
Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Peninsula Valdez and she clearly loves nature. That made our day even better, despite some misty weather. Wonderful.
Malcolm CoxNapier, HAWKES BAY, New Zealand
We are delighted to have chosen to spend our day in Peutro Madryn with Carina. During the 2½ hour ride to Punta Tombe she told us so much about Argentine Patagonia life, geography, history and sights along the way. Excellent explanations at the penguin colony, followed by Carina's homemade lunch made for a beautiful day together. Thank you.
Paula C.United States
Carina was so accommodating and a wealth of information, we really enjoyed our time with her. Besides my dinosaur tshirt, Carina and her tour are what made our stay in Trelew worthwhile!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paula, I really enjoyed our day together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Was a pleasure to meet you.
Thank you Carina for a wonderful tour. David Sudry Shoresh, Israel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your rating, indeed we had a lovely day. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
Gavin BensonUnited Kingdom
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Scott NessUnited States
Carina was a FANTASTIC guide. She stopped for as long as we wanted to look at animals and she went out of her way to ensure that we planned our trip to avoid the crowds from tour buses. She was very knowledgable about the animals, plants and general history of the area. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a wonderful day.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Wonderful tour, saw amazing sights and with one of the most knowledgeable guides we have met, cannot say enough good things about the whole day. A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Was a pleasure to meet you all
Carol GloriosoUnited States
We were a group of eight who highly recommend this tour and guide for Peninsula Valdez. We especially enjoyed all the wildlife sightings and were fortunate to see so many animals, including the gray fox and the Hairy Armadillo. It was a long day but definitely worth it. Carina was very knowledgeable and friendly and a great guide.
Mary LockyerUnited Kingdom
Carina was very pleasant, very knowledgeable and punctual. We all enjoyed the experience. We got more than expected and she went 'that extra mile' for us.
Stephen Gittinsshrewsbury, ENGLAND, United Kingdom
Very good guide and trips only comment is something not the guides fault. Is the distance needed to travel to find places of interest.
Marcia OstroverUnited States
Carina was absolutely great. When the ship docked in a remote area, she made sure to get in touch with us to give instructions on where we would meet once we got to the center of town. On the way to Punta Tombo, she was able to point out several examples of native wildlife, including Guanacos, Patagonian hares and Rheas along the side of the road. At Punta Tombo, she took us through the Visitor Center exhibit where her explanation was very helpful in clarifying the types of penguins and their environments
Chris MooreUnited Kingdom
Carina did a fantastic job at introducing us to the original Welsh settlers in Patagonia, showing us their original arrival in Puerto Madryn and their development of Gaiman. Her attention to detail was impeccable and the visit to the Welsh tea rooms and chapel was a highlight! She also adjusted the programme so we could catch up with some sea-lions too !
Carina was a very nice guide, knew almost everything we asked about, and had a wide knowledge aboaut many things. The tour was interesting and well organized and the penguin colony very well interesting with a small info center and paths and tracks to walk on around the area with penguins on both sides. Carina took us to a nice restaurant in Rawson on our way back to Puerto Madryn.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Is been a pleasure our day together wish you a great experiencie along your time in Argentina
Stephen LaneUnited Kingdom
Carina provided a memorable and informative day for our group to see the Penguins at Punta Tombo. We were able to get there before the crowds and this tour was far less rushed than those offered by the cruise. I would highly recommend Carina as a guide for anyone visiting this wonderful part of Argentina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Stephen thank you so much for your kind words, I really enjoyed our day toghether you were a fantastic group and I feel happy that you all were able to fulfill your expectations. Have a great year, best regards Carina
Ellen W.United States
Carina was very personable and well-informed for the areas of our tour. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and spending the day with her, and would recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your recommendation I really enjoyed our day together.
Sandy Simon-kleinUnited States
excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable, patient, get us back to the ship with plenty of time to spare, wonderful experience, highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy for a great day. Glad to know that all of you enjoyed our day together
Christopher StoneUnited Kingdom
Carina was very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable and looked after us very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a beautiful day with you all.
Jeb BurtonWest Sacramento, CA, United States
Carina did a fabulous job taking my family out to see the Penguins. It is a long drive to the spot, but she not only got us ahead of the tour buses, but managed a bathroom/pit stop in the middle (well planned). On top of this, she was engaging and entertaining, adding a lot to the experience. My kids (5 and 8) were just as pleased as we were.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeb thank you so much for sharing the day with me I completly felt in love with 2 beautiful kids you have they are amazing and really sweet. All my love
Karen HoelzleUnited States
You can completely trust Carina to provide you with an excellent tour of this Unesco World Heritage sight. We felt we were on a wildlife safari - but instead of looking for elephants and giraffes, Carina knew exactly where to spot guanacos, sea lions and orcas! And more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen we were really Lucky with Orcas.
Dewi HowellUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience of being part of the welsh culture in this little corner of the world.
David HelmUnited States
Excellent. Carina has the vision of a real pro for finding wildlife. She relates well very personable and knowledgable we really enjoyed our day. A5Star rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a wonderful day I really enjoyed being with you.
Sondra EttlingerUnited States
Carina was wonderful at taking us to local places which educated us about the local Welsh culture and history. We especially liked the Butch Cassidy restaurant, and wish we had more time there. The paleontology Museum was also a highlight. Carina was very good at explaining the meaning behind what we were seeing and pointing things out that we would have missed on our own. There was one small hiccup regarding an overcharge at the rockery, but a satisfactory adjustment was made. Van & driver excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sondra was a pleasure to guide you around, I'm glad you all enjoyed the day we sent together and I'm also glad we maneged to compensate the small hiccup.Good luck. Carina
Sharon LeonardUnited States
Don't let the two hour drive to Punta Tombo stop you from making the trip. Carina did a great job of navigating the dirt roads to get us safely to see the Penguins. Carina is knowledgeable about all things in Puerto Madryn ... the city, the wildlife, and the birds. If you are arriving on a cruise ship, Carina's tour fits perfectly. Don't miss Punta Tombo and leave the driving to Carina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon and Keith, thank you very much for your comment and rate on my tour. Was really a pleasure to meet you, I really had a wonderful day with you. Wish you all the best and Keith leave the slide to the kids. Happy new year Warm regards
Our day spent with Carina was wonderful. Not only did she consider things like being ahead of the buses, but she didn't hesitate to stop and allow us to see things and wildlife along the way when they appeared. Her knowledge of the area and her love of it, really gave us an appreciation for the city and area. All 6 of us would recommend Carina as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy and all of you for the lovely day, it was really nice to meet you all and a pleasure to show you my place in the world. Wish all the best kiss to all of you.