Ushuaia Argentina

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#1
Edwards, Colorado
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Joined Sep 2009
We had a wonderful tour with one of Edgardo Calaio's group of tour guides December 28, 2012 in Ushuaia Argentina.
We were a group of 14 from the Star Princess. Our guide had a well prepared speech. He passed around items/pictures during the bus ride. The small bus was very comfortable with an aisle down the middle of the bus for easy ingress and egress. Any walking we did I would rate as easy. The National Park is a must to see. Even though we were there on a rainy day it is a beautiful park.
I would definitely recommend Edgar guides. You can contact him via his email [email protected].
#2
New Jersey and Florida
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Joined Oct 2007
Hi: Who was your guide. We were assigned Marcelo.

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#3
43 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
Just yesterday we got an email from Edgar, were assigned Lucas instead of Edgar. Any feedback is appreciated.
#4
New Jersey and Florida
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Joined Oct 2007
Received the same email from edgardo yesterday assigning us to Marcelo. I have found this to be business as usual for most excursions. Everyone wants the company owner but it almost never happens. It would be better if they were upfront about this, but this is the way it is. I am sure our excursions will all be great.
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#5
144 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Our ship will be in port from noon until 8 pm so we are limited on some of the shore excursions. Would you suggest the Beagle Channel catamaran tour (3 hours) or going to the National Park (4 hours) - can't do both because the catamaran is in the afternoon at 3 pm. Any other suggestions?
#6
Nebraska
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Joined Jun 2007
We were a group of 13 in January 2012. Lucas was our tour guide. He was very accomodating for everything we wanted to do. His English is very good. We went to the park and did several short hikes, then we went to the Martial Glacier and took the ski lift to the coffee shop. Several in the group (who were fit enough) hiked to the glacier and then we went to lunch at a lamb BBQ restaurant.
#7
Pittsburgh, Pa
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Joined Apr 2014
We cruised to Ushuaia in December 2014. Ushuaia is a lovely city at the base of stunning mountains. We booked Edgardo's Tierra Del Fuego National Park Tour. We were 18 in a comfortable van with Gabriel as our tour guide. We visited 3 areas where we experienced moderate difficulty hikes. They were easy for those who had no walking issues. The scenery was stunning and it was lovely being away from the cruise ship crowds. Gabriel was quick to spot and point out flora and fauna of interest. We saw a red fox and pileated woodpecker up close. Gabriel told us much about the history of the area and the state of the city today. We had a lovely day in nature and still had time to wander the streets of pleasant Ushuaia. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour .
#8
Uk
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Joined May 2011
Originally posted by Linny64
We cruised to Ushuaia in December 2014. Ushuaia is a lovely city at the base of stunning mountains. We booked Edgardo's Tierra Del Fuego National Park Tour. We were 18 in a comfortable van with Gabriel as our tour guide. We visited 3 areas where we experienced moderate difficulty hikes. They were easy for those who had no walking issues. The scenery was stunning and it was lovely being away from the cruise ship crowds. Gabriel was quick to spot and point out flora and fauna of interest. We saw a red fox and pileated woodpecker up close. Gabriel told us much about the history of the area and the state of the city today. We had a lovely day in nature and still had time to wander the streets of pleasant Ushuaia. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour .
Thanks for this. We are visiting on Zaandam in February & also have Gabriel assigned to our group of 18. Good to know all went well. Are walking waterproof trainers ok for the terrain--any point in taking walking poles with us or this this a little over the top for these ( and any other short walks we may do) at this time of year?
#9
Diss
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Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by Linny64
We cruised to Ushuaia in December 2014. Ushuaia is a lovely city at the base of stunning mountains. We booked Edgardo's Tierra Del Fuego National Park Tour. We were 18 in a comfortable van with Gabriel as our tour guide. We visited 3 areas where we experienced moderate difficulty hikes. They were easy for those who had no walking issues. The scenery was stunning and it was lovely being away from the cruise ship crowds. Gabriel was quick to spot and point out flora and fauna of interest. We saw a red fox and pileated woodpecker up close. Gabriel told us much about the history of the area and the state of the city today. We had a lovely day in nature and still had time to wander the streets of pleasant Ushuaia. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour .
Hi this sounds just what we are looking for. Sadly Cannot get through to that email address would you mind letting us know price of this tour & what time is the pick up at port. We do not dock until 2pm Hope this is do-able.
Busybean Are you by any chance on the 4/3 Val to BA Zaandam ????
#10
Uk
377 Posts
Joined May 2011
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Busybean Are you by any chance on the 4/3 Val to BA Zaandam ????[/quote]
Hi
No we are on the Jan 30th Zaandam sailing. There is info re this tour on our CC thread. It has been full for some time so you will have to look at old posts for full details You should have time to do the tour as we only have 6 hours ashore.
#11
Pittsburgh, Pa
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Joined Apr 2014
Originally posted by Kimbalena
Hi this sounds just what we are looking for. Sadly Cannot get through to that email address would you mind letting us know price of this tour & what time is the pick up at port. We do not dock until 2pm Hope this is do-able.
Busybean Are you by any chance on the 4/3 Val to BA Zaandam ????
you can reach Edgar at tourguideushuaia,net or [email protected]
#12
Pittsburgh, Pa
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Joined Apr 2014
Originally posted by Busybean
Thanks for this. We are visiting on Zaandam in February & also have Gabriel assigned to our group of 18. Good to know all went well. Are walking waterproof trainers ok for the terrain--any point in taking walking poles with us or this this a little over the top for these ( and any other short walks we may do) at this time of year?
the walks are easy with only some rocks and tree roots on the first hike to be concerned about if the weather cooperates. Sturdy shoes are enough and a walking stick is overkill. Most of the walks are on flat ground.
#13
Uk
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Joined May 2011
Originally posted by Linny64
the walks are easy with only some rocks and tree roots on the first hike to be concerned about if the weather cooperates. Sturdy shoes are enough and a walking stick is overkill. Most of the walks are on flat ground.
Thanks for that--much as I thought.
#14
1,955 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
We did the national park tour last week. Don't think you need to worry about which guide. Edgardo seems to care about quality control. I was impressed that he sent a follow up email to see how everything had gone. Of course, we wanted to him also but our guide was just great.
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#15
Long island and The Villages, Fl
129 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by cspaid
We had a wonderful tour with one of Edgardo Calaio's group of tour guides December 28, 2012 in Ushuaia Argentina.
We were a group of 14 from the Star Princess. Our guide had a well prepared speech. He passed around items/pictures during the bus ride. The small bus was very comfortable with an aisle down the middle of the bus for easy ingress and egress. Any walking we did I would rate as easy. The National Park is a must to see. Even though we were there on a rainy day it is a beautiful park.
I would definitely recommend Edgar guides. You can contact him via his email [email protected].
I am arranging a tour with Edgar for March 7, 2016 of the National Park and City Tour and Prison Museum. We are cruising on the Infinity. Come join us.
#16
Naperville, IL
97 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Originally posted by oakbender
I am arranging a tour with Edgar for March 7, 2016 of the National Park and City Tour and Prison Museum. We are cruising on the Infinity. Come join us.
We are on the same cruise with you and would be interested in the tour you have described. Do you have this tour arranged? What is the cost?
#17
Naperville, IL
97 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Originally posted by INeedaVacationNow
We are on the same cruise with you and would be interested in the tour you have described. Do you have this tour arranged? What is the cost?
Found your tour on the spreadsheet and added our names. I hope the price does go down as that is a little higher than I wanted to do. But it is exactly what we wanted to do so it should be worth it.
#18
Long island and The Villages, Fl
129 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by INeedaVacationNow
Found your tour on the spreadsheet and added our names. I hope the price does go down as that is a little higher than I wanted to do. But it is exactly what we wanted to do so it should be worth it.
So happy you are joining us.
#19
Bel Air, MD
125 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Originally posted by cspaid
We had a wonderful tour with one of Edgardo Calaio's group of tour guides December 28, 2012 in Ushuaia Argentina.
We were a group of 14 from the Star Princess. Our guide had a well prepared speech. He passed around items/pictures during the bus ride. The small bus was very comfortable with an aisle down the middle of the bus for easy ingress and egress. Any walking we did I would rate as easy. The National Park is a must to see. Even though we were there on a rainy day it is a beautiful park.
I would definitely recommend Edgar guides. You can contact him via his email [email protected].
Happy 4th of July! It’s a little damp here in Maryland, but hopefully it will be dry this evening for the town parade and fireworks.

My husband and I have booked the 5 1/2 hour national park and hiking tour in Ushuaia with Tour Guide Ushuaia, February 8th.2016. It looks like easy hiking, a literal “walk in the park." You can learn more about the excursion on the site http://tourguideushuaia.net/ushuaia-html

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#20
Long island and The Villages, Fl
129 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by INeedaVacationNow
Found your tour on the spreadsheet and added our names. I hope the price does go down as that is a little higher than I wanted to do. But it is exactly what we wanted to do so it should be worth it.
Hi Nancy,

You must go on the website tourguideushuaia.net and put down a deposit of $34 per person.

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