Lou Anne RoegiestCanada
We had an amazing day with Carina and our driver. She hit all the highlights we were hoping for. She was waiting for us when our ship arrived in port and we set out immediately. When we arrived at each site to view the wildlife we were given plenty of time for pictures, never were we rushed. If we saw something along the way to each location, the driver would stop for us to take more pictures, all questions were answered. Highly recommend Carina, she was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lou Anne, thank you so much for your review, I'm so glad you all have enjoyed the tour and were able to end the day with lots of photos, especially the lovely burrowing owl.!! Wish you all the best.
Wendy TwingUnited States
Carina met us at our ship's pier, on time and exactly where she said she would be. What a great day visiting the Valdes Peninsula. It is a very long drive, but worth it. Carina was a delight to be with and made sure we had the best experience possible. She is very knowledgeable and her english is great! All 4 of us enjoyed our day and would highly recommend! Thanks Carina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Wendy, for your kind and sweet words, was a pleasure to meet you all, thank you for a wonderfull day.!!
Vera OlivaUnited States
My family enjoyed a wonderful tour of the penguins at Punta Tombo with Carina during our recent stop at Puerto Madryn during our cruise. She was prompt, friendly and informative. The 2.5 hour drive there and back was relatively easy as she discussed the history and culture of the region and pointed out many sites of interest along the way. Carina also took extra special care with both my elderly mother who was in a wheelchair, and my very active 10 year old son. We highly recommend this special tour.
Karen S.United States
We had a great day with Carina. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made sure we were able to do everything in the allotted time. We were even able to see the dolphins after the penguins. Thanks Carina!
Michele ShearUnited States
The guide was extremely knowledgeable & tried very hard to point out the many different sights & wildlife.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, I've enjoyed very much our day
Nan BirnbaumUnited States
Carina was wonderful, and the trip to Punta Tombo was fabulous. Had a fantastic day with Carina.
Steven BombartUnited States
We had a wonderful day exploring wildlife with Carina. She was really informative and so much fun to be with. She even supplied a handout of all the possible animals and birds we might be able to find on our excursion. It was so helpful to be able to see pictures of what we were looking for along the way. It was a totally enjoyable experience! Thanks Corina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, I had a beautiful day with you all. Wish you a great year.
Kathryn ZamberlinUnited States
Carina was a wonderful guide. Five stars isn't enough to describe our near three day experience with Carina. She was knowledgeable, flexible, thoughtful, accommodating, a great driver and most of all fun. She adjusted our itinerary to accommodate weather changes so we were able to see and do all we had hoped. We are amazed at the spectacular scenery and amount of animals we saw. She helped us through a flight cancellation fiasco which saved the rest of our vacation! Her English is perfect!
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.
Robert Stidolphnorwalk, CT, United States
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.