A terrific tour off in a different direction than the other shipboard tours. More of the town and an appreciation of the local atmosphere, but still a terrific scenic photographic opportunity. Paula has a better nuance of the English language than most English speakers. Highly recommended if you can tear yourself away from the national park tours.
Andrew GoldNew York, NEW YORK, United States
Helen SwanstonUnited States
Paula was a total joy! Informative, spoke impeccable English, prompt and very professional. She took us to the beautiful glacier lakes of this beautiful port. We stopped in a local deli like store where we had local sandwiches, empanadas ( scrumptious) and delicious local pastries! The land is magnificent and we were entertained for more than 5 hours by Paula, who knows her history, geography and geology! Muchas Gracias Paula!! And her van was perfect for the6 of us traveling! We saw beautiful terrain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Helen!!! YOU made my day!!!! I'll never forget this enjoyable group!!! Kisses and hugs to all of you!
Dennis OsbornUnited States
Paula greeted us on our recent Ushuaia tour at the time and place as we had agreed to. We explored the surrounding areas and parks. Paula had a great historic, cultural and informative tour showing us areas that clearly other guides do not go to. She was friendly and accommodating to our group of 6 and we had a great day with her. You will not be disappointed with Paula. We highly recommend her!
Laura TholkeUnited States
Awesome job! The park is so gorgeous! We enjoyed our tour with Paula so much. Her English is impeccable, the van is new and clean, and she really accommodated our every whim. Thank you for a terrific day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Laura!! Keep on enjoying your awesome trip!!! Happy New year!!!
Beth ManusHenderson, NV, United States
Outstanding! We had a great day with Paula! She took us to Tolhuin, a small town, in the middle of nowhere, literally, that has no cell service. Not being negative here in my comments...it is really a charming place! That bakery stop was worth it! �� The drive to get here is amazing! So beautiful! Since we were on a cruise, Paula offered her services to drive us from our hotel to the dock. Totally worth it as she can drive right up to the ship where cabs leave u @ the gates Thanks Paula!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot Beth!!!! Have a wonderful year!!! Regards!!!! Paula
Zelda WilbertUnited States
Paula was a terrific guide. She kept an excellent pace and filled us with information. I travel frequently and am very pleased with my tours by locals. I am so glad I discovered the website before we left on our trip. Our tours were all excellent and were highlights of our trip. Thanks Paula for a wonderful tour.
Merry EvansUnited States
Wow, this was an amazing day! Paula showed us all the wonderful places and spectacular scenery in Ushuaia! Our tour took us across the Andes Mountains to Fagnano Lake, and to a wonderful little town call Tolhuin. Paula was an amazing guide, full of information about the history and culture of the area! We recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!!!!! I'm glad that you're enjoyed this place!!! Nice moments from Ushuaia is the best you could've taken with you! Regards to the whole group!!! Keep on enjoying!
Paula has given us a perfect overview of Tierra Fuega, its natural beauties, its inhabitants and history. We were in the best hands and enjoyed our Tour very much!
Deborah PassoUnited States
We thought Paula and our driver were excellent . She was both knowledgeable and patient. She definitely gave us a feel for the city and people both of which were wonderful.All six of us on our tour were pleased. Thank you Paula for making our visit to Ushuia both memorable and rewarding .Debby Passo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU!!!! I also enjoyed it! You were great! Hope you have had a wonderful time during the whole trip! Regards. Paula
Nancy FlintUnited States
Paula allowed us to see the beauty of Ushuaia that could not be seen on a bus tour. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Stephen M.Indianapolis, IN., United States
Our tour with Paula was one of the highlights of our trip to South America and Antartica. Paula's english was superb! She was on time and her vehicle was very clean. The tour gave us an appreciation of both Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego Park. We would not hesitate to recommend Paula to others!
Dean PeytonUnited States
We were a party of four arriving by Oceania cruise ship. Paula promptly met us at the port and we headed out for a city tour. Paula showed us Ushuaia, pointing out city highlights and telling us of the history of the city and area. We then headed to the Tierra del Fuego National Park where we hiked and stopped at several points for panoramic views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Paula did an outstanding job and we would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Back home!!! Thanks a lot Deán!!!! I appreciate it!! Regards to the whole group!!
Christina HurleyUnited States
Lawrence EspositoUnited States
Excellent tour, Paula very knowledgable about region and added a special dimension to our experience. Went extra mile to ensure we had a great day!
Paula was an excellent guide. Her English and knowledge of Ushuaia was great.
David HelmUnited States
Michael BarnettUnited Kingdom
Paula was a great guide, she arrived at the port early to meet us, and her vehicle was a very spacious Hyundai people carrier. Her English language is excellent and you will have no problems being understood and understanding her. Our tour was about five hours, plenty of photo stops and Paula will take you to a great bakery. Have the empanadas and a pastry. Next time we come back to Ushuaia we will be contacting Paula to do a different tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael!!!! Great to hear that you liked it!!! I hope you´ll have the best memories of Ushuaia! Regards!!
Sharon LeonardUnited States
Paula is very proud of her city of Ushuaia and it certainly shows in her tours. Her tour of the city and Tierra del Fuega works well for cruise ship passengers. Paula was very flexible and satisfied all of our requests. She took us to many beautiful observation points that I am sure that bus tours do not cover. Don't forget to mail a postcard from "the end of the world." Don't visit Ushuaia without Paula!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sharon you`re great! thanks!!!!! I appreciate it!
Kenneth W.United States
Paula was a great guide. She showed us all sorts of interesting things in and around Ushuaia that were off the beaten track, in addition to the Escondido and Fagano Lakes, which were the focus of the tour. Her English is excellent, as was her knowledge and her ability to answer all of our questions. We highly recommend her to anyone coming to Ushuaia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Kenneth!!! I feel great when you enjoy this beautiful place!!! lots of love to the whole group!!
Bill RobertsonUnited States
Exactly what we were looking for. Paula picked us up at our hotel, helped us check in for our cruise, and then took us on a tour of both Ushuaia and the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Took two short hikes and saw everything we had hoped to see. Paula was very professional, knowledgeable, and a terrific tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill!!! I appreciate very much what you wrote!! lots of love to the family! have a wonderful year!
Carole TalanUnited States
Paula's English is excellent and her knowledge of Ushuaia and area is outstanding. Very warm, friendly and welcoming. Her driving skills are also remarkable and she is very flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really THANK YOU!!! hope you enjoy the rest of the trip!! lots of love!!! Paula
Our group of 6 would highly recommend Paula as a guide around Ushuaia! Are day spent with her was wonderful. From the start of getting into her van which was fantastic for 6 tall people, to her showing us her love for the area, we couldn't have asked for more. She showed us areas that the tour buses wouldn't and couldn't go so it gave us a real appreciation of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANKS a lot!!! I´m glad to read how you felt and how you enjoyed that day! I hope that you arrived well and I wish you 6 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! lots of love!! Paula
Timothy PageUnited States
Excellent tour by a WONDERFUL person,Paula.Extensive knowledge,loves her city and country,very flexible, well spoken and it was a pleasure that she had her own roomy vehicle to take us to see the area. Beautiful Tera del Fuego with a nice hike(go with Paula instead of the train).Great views of the city and suggestions for dining.Very prompt and a pleasure to speak with. The best guide we have had in multiple world cities
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim and Brig!!! Hope you arrived well today!!! Thanks for your comments and keep enjoying life the way you do!!!!! Merry Christmas!!
John ThielUnited States
Paula was outstanding. Very informative and accommodating to special requests. Provided photos and written information to supplement her narrative. Would use Tours by Locals again.
We were welcomed near our ship by Paula who proceeded to show us first the town and hi lights of Ushuaia . After that we went to the huge Tierra del Fuego National Park to see the most beautiful views , the end of the world Post office and Paula told us some of the history of the area , the flora and fauna . We made a couple of short walks and visited the museum . Towards the end of our tour we were dropped off at the ship . A great time was had by all . Thank you Paula
Jay CapleUnited States
What a WONDERFUL day we spent in Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. Paula met us just feet from the ship's gangway, greeted us with a hug and gave us one of the best days we could ever have hoped for. We explored every inch of the area, had an expert commentary, and Paula had everything taken care of, in detail. As our day ended, Paula took us to the shopping areas, told us the best places, and really left nothing to search for. Her knowledge and friendliness is unmatched as far as we are concerned. LOVE HER !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!!! I really appreciate your great comments and I'm really glad to see that you enjoyed this place! Regards to the whole family! Paula
Mayer SchamesLos Angeles, CALIFORNIA, United States
Paula was very attentive to our needs. She was on time, knowledgeable and accessible. We had a wonderful time in Ushaia which she made all the more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot mr Mayer!!!! I really appreciate your comments. I'm sure you're having a great time back home!!! Send a big hug to the guys! Take care!!
Marlene BankwitzUnited States
Paula was a great guide and is highly recommended.
Annette GallardPoint Clare, NSW, Australia
Another wonderful tour spent with our guide Paula. Thank you Paula for showing us your beautiful part of the world, it was a magnificent overview and what made it more amazing and perfect was the first snow that had fallen overnight and continued to fall. It made every picture magic even though it was a bit cold. Thanks again Paula your are great guide and I can highly recommend all travellers to Ushuaia to take your tours. Until we meet again. Annette & Geoff - Sandy & John - Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Annette! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed it!! Thanks! It was a great day! Regards!! Paula
Bonnie BarnesUnited States
Paula is a terrific guide! She met us promptly on the pier, showed us Ushuaia and its magnificent surroundings. Her knowledge of history, culture, and customs is deep, and she tells the story of this region beautifully. We appreciated her flexibility, warmth, and excellent English. She is a very good driver, and we felt totally confident in her hands all day. We highly recommend Paula with no hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Bonnie!! I really appreciate!!! I hope you return back home with lots of nice moments in your mind. See you!!! Regards!!! Paula
Larry BennettOlympia, WA, United States
Paula was literally right there as we got off the ship to pick us up. She is very knowledgeable about the region and has prepared an album of information to share with you on your tour. In the time we spent with her, my wife and I feel we gained a lot of knowledge about the people living here, their history and cultural and knowledge of the landscape.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Larry! I really appreciate that yyou've enjoyed it! A big hug to both of you! Paula
Dan EhrmanUnited States
Paula is very knowledgeable and personable with great English. She is also very flexible on scheduling and went well above expectations in providing a comprehensive tour. Her overall service was excellent.......she even came back to the hotel after the tour and drove us to the restaurant where we were having dinner. AND she volunteered to come back to take us back to the hotel afterward (which we declined since she had done so much already). Can't recommend Paula highly enough.
Kathy BreuerUnited States
Paula picked us up at the cruise ship dock on time and with a warm welcoming smile. We had a complete tour from top to bottom with great commentary of life at the end of the world. We went to the zPrk Tierra del Fuego and somehow with her expertise managed to avoid the buses with 6o plus people that we dreaded. She knew all of the nicks and crannies and we got more than we bargained for. We knew we had made a new friend. She is young, vivacious and willing to accommodate all questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathy!!!! It's nice to get so close and now I imagine you back home in your town saying to your grandaughters: I was in Ushuaia!. Regards to you and your family that allowed you this great trip!
Jay GiffordUnited States
Paula was a fantastic guide. We really got a good impression of Ushuaia and the beauty that surrounds it. It was great to feel like a local and not a tourist. Don't miss this guide!!
Vickie EakerUnited States
Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Paula of Ushuaia and the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Paula provided personal insight and historical perspective for our tour. She was friendly and very knowledgeable. We would recommend her as a guide to anyone visiting Ushuaia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!!!! I´m glad you had a nice time here!!!! take care!!! regards. Paula