From: JANE NOLAN GROUP - March 2013
Jamie you and your team could not have done any more for us during our 5 day tour to Machu Pichu. From planning to delivery everything ran like clockwork. Your local guides were informative, friendly and their language skills far exceeded any expectations we had.
You and your guides were patient as we climbed and made our way to all the highlights from Cuzco to Machu Pichu and ensured we all made the trip of a lifetime safely and at our pace, especially as our group ranged in age from Mid 50's to 70 years.
Your pick up and delivery from port to port made us feel safe and secure at all times. We couldn't have added any more value to this trip, than you and your local guides delivered.
As far as I am concerned you are the only tour guide I would recommend in South America as you assisted myself and friends in other ports of call during our 49 day circumnavigation of South America on our recent cruise.
I would be more than happy for you to post this on your website and I would be more than happy to provide any references direct if you are asked for them.
Once again Thank you, even tho it just doesn't seem enough.
From: MIKE PREISSMAN
South America Cruise on the Celebrity Infinity
2/27/11 to 3/13/11
Punta Arenas was one of three tours we had booked with Patagonia Shore Excursions . When trying to set up tours in the South American ports, I had been frustrated by some tour operators being very slow to respond to emails or not responding at all. Jamie, the owner of Patagonia Shore Excursions, had responded very quickly to all of my emails, even while he was stuck in Europe by the Iceland volcano ash. I was able to Skype with him before we booked, which was a great way to get to know a tour operator.
Completely Report with pictures at https://www.thepreismans.com/
From: Suzan Guberman - January 2013
We were very happy with the tours we took on our recent cruise with Celebrity.
To begin with, Jaime, I was very happy with your quick responses to our questions before we left on the cruise. We thought the prices for these tours was reasonable considering the service we received.
We were on the Celebrity Infinity which left Valparaiso, Chile on January 20, 2013. For every tour the guides were as close to the ship as they could get and we found each other immediately. All the guides were very knowledgable, very nice and very willing to talk about aspects of the culture, the natural settings we were in, the plants and animals and the language. The drivers were all courteous, helpful and drove well.
Our tours with Patagoniashorex were at Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Puerto Madryn and Punta del Esta. In the other ports we used ship tours. What a difference. The ship tours were crowded and we learned much less. Those guides were also funny and nice but it's hard to get such a personal experience with a large group.
We all felt we learned so much more on your tours and enjoyed the port more than we might have. Thank you for recommending we go to Peninsula Valdez at Puerto Madryn. That may be my favorite tour of all. We didn't just see the penguins, sea lions and elephant seals but many local birds and animals that live in the national park.
We all agree that taking the private tours gave us a much more personal experience and made the trip to the exotic lands of Patagonia tremendously more enjoyable. Being able to tailor our tours so that we were at locations when the large busses we elsewhere was also a happy advantage. I would highly recommend your company and if we are ever in South America again we will be in touch.
From: Nicola Kettlitz - December 2012
All the tours organized worked out perfectly - with excellent guides and drivers. All the guides were in port at the right time and were easy to find. I would definitely use Patagoniashorex.com again and highly recommended for all tours needs in South America.
President – Canada Business Unit
From: Yehudit Group December 2012
I and my friends want to thank you so much for making our trip to Patagonia an unforgettable one. We appreciate all the efforts you have made to fulfill all our requests from the first moment we started our e-mail corresponding plus our long Skype talks, until the end of our trip. Thanks to the program you planned, we were exposed not only to the unique and spectacular nature of Patagonia, but also to the residents and the culinary of this special region. Everything was done at a high level of service, as you promised us, and if any problem came up on our way, it was immediately fixed with a ready smile and in your unique pleasant manner (with a special Hebrew accent.).
We will happy that we met you and we will highly recommend you to our friends.
From: Marylin Cohen - December 2011
We are all back home safely and I wanted---on behalf of my group---to thank you again for making our recent trip to your beautiful country as memorable as it was. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of every tour we took---the only glitch was that Candi and Stu had to miss the tour in Uruguay due to illness. The tour guides were all terrific and went out of their way to accommodate any request we had. I surely will recommend you to others traveling your way. It was a treat to meet you after all of our conversations on-line---that too, was a highlight of our trip!!
From: Renee O'Connell - January 2012
We had a great trip with our guide Jaime. He was extremely informative of the area and added a lot of personal touches to our trip. As it turned out, for us, this was the only tour we took as the cruiseship couldn't tender into Faukland Islands. We heard from others aboard that they were disappointed in more expensive tours. Thanks Jaime. We hope to book other tours with you alone. The country of Chile was also our favorite in South America.