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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 edgardocalaio@gmail.com.

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Just yesterday we got an email from Edgar, were assigned Lucas instead of Edgar. Any feedback is appreciated.

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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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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?

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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.

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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 .

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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?

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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 ????

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Busybean Are you by any chance on the 4/3 Val to BA Zaandam ????

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.

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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 edgardocalaio@gmail.com

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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.

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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.

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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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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 edgardocalaio@gmail.com.

 

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 edgardocalaio@gmail.com.

 

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

 

If you are traveling on the HAL Zaandam and want to join us, check out the roll call.

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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.

 

Lorry/Lorraine

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Hi Nancy,

 

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

 

Lorry/Lorraine

 

Can't see how we add ourselves to your tour. It asks for payment but does not specify who or what group you are part of. Am I missing something?

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Can't see how we add ourselves to your tour. It asks for payment but does not specify who or what group you are part of. Am I missing something?

 

After you make your payment I will let the tour group know. My email is on the roll call. Or if you feel more comfortable you can put it on the contact information on their web site.

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After you make your payment I will let the tour group know. My email is on the roll call. Or if you feel more comfortable you can put it on the contact information on their web site.

 

Just spoke to my cabin mate and she has made other arrangements for us in Ushuaia. So we will not be joining your tour. Thanks for all your help.

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I haven't written to them yet, but am wondering if anyone can give me a general idea of what the National Park + Prison Museum tour costs (minimum group size cost and full van cost) just so I can get an idea of what I'm in for. I'm just starting to research this.

 

We are on the Princess Star leaving Valparaiso on Feb. 15, 2016.

 

TIA. Ann

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I haven't written to them yet, but am wondering if anyone can give me a general idea of what the National Park + Prison Museum tour costs (minimum group size cost and full van cost) just so I can get an idea of what I'm in for. I'm just starting to research this.

 

We are on the Princess Star leaving Valparaiso on Feb. 15, 2016.

 

TIA. Ann

 

It is $180 pp and price goes down as more are added to tour. I think the minimum is 5 people.

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I used a tour agency more than local guide (i got local guides in city ports) but Ushuaia is risky because of the wind , and is not a city.

Those people are young guides, professionals, but they are not tour agencies with insurance policies.

 

I can recommend:

http://www.antarpply.com/en/about-us/antarpply-staff

 

Edgar's tour group, tourguideushuaia, has sent me a notice that they do have insurance. They use travel agencies vans. If they did not have insurance they would not be able to enter the park.

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I am looking for some others to join our Ushuaia tour to the National Park. We are on the Star Princess, arriving in Ushuaia on February 9th, 2016. The tour is under my name, Karen Hughes.

You can find the information about the tour under Tour Guide Ushuaia. It is option #1 tour. A $20 per person deposit is required. The price of the tour goes down as more people sign up. The maximum will be 18.

If you sign up please send me an email letting me know. That way we can coordinate meeting and getting off the ship quickly for the tour.

khughes@gvtc.com

 

Karen

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From the start emails with Edgar were easy and returned promptly. As our initial group of 6 or so grew to almost 20 while we onboard NCL Sun Edgar was eager to please us. He added a van to our bus so that he could accommodate a wheelchair and scooter.

 

We were met as notified and quickly boarded our waiting vehicles. Edgar is a good English speaker and shared lots of information about his county and Ushuaia with us.

 

Our tour included a viewpoint near the airport, city tour, National Park with stops at the End of the Pan-Am road and the Southern most Post Office & Lighthouse. We took a short but powerfully beautiful walk on an easy pathway in the park. The tour end with Edgar guiding us in the Prison Museum then dropping some pax in town to shop and returning others to the cruise dock.

 

A very enjoyable day and a super value compared to similar tours from the ship. tourguideushuaia dot net

email Edgar transportetrasandino at gmail dot com

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If you're looking to spend an enjoyable, informative and fun day in lovely Tierra del Fuego National Park in Ushuaia, Edgar is your man. We had a very enlightening day with him. He's extremely personable, knowledgeable and interesting and made the time we spent together very special. We highly recommend him and know you'll appreciate his expertise as did we. You can contact him @www.tourguideushuaia.net.

 

Johanna, CA

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We did Edgar's tour earlier this month.

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The minibus was comfortable and the itinerary was comprehensive and interesting. Highly recommended!

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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 just did a tour with Edgar Feb 2016. We were on a 21 day S America and Antarctica cruise. We did all private tours and Edgar's was the best. He had notebooks full of reference material and pictures in the van. He really worked hard to find what was interesting to see and what we wanted to see. I would highly recommend him.

Spuds Mackenzie

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We (4 of us) were in a group of 16 who took the half day tour of The Tierra del Fuego National Park with Edgar.

 

From the start, Edgar was excellent in communicating with me who acted as the group leader. He replied to each and every question which we had very promptly and clearly His instructions for the getting ready for the day was excellent including sending us a photo of the meeting point.

 

The van was clean and comfortable.

 

Gabriel, our guide was very knowledgeable, informative and courteous. We visited every sites as listed in the itinerary. The several short and easy hikes in the National Park were refreshing and quite enjoyable.

 

Overall, it was a very positive experience. Highly tecommend Edgar and his tour company.

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Just returned from our Celebrity Infinity cruise to Antarctica with a stop in Ushuaia on Feb 18, 2016. With Edgar's help we got a group of 13 of us from our CC thread to do the visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park with Hiking. It's Option #3 for Ushuaia on their web site. tourguideushuaia.net

 

Our guide, Gaston, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He was a generous guide, sharing all kinds of interesting information about the location, history, fauna and flora. Our driver, and I could kick myself for forgetting his name, was also very knowledgeable and his English was also excellent. How often does this happen? They were great.

 

The place is beautiful, the air a pleasure to breathe, the ground is mostly soft and flat and the hikes are broken up into three segments, and the leisurely walking is at the speed of the slowest in the group so there's not any short breathness at all. There are a few spots, I think three short spots, where you have to do a bit of climbing over rocks in inclined ground. In our group only one lady needed help with those and Gaston was there to provide it. I think we all felt grateful to not have physical limitations that would have prevented us from enjoying this mostly secluded walk in the woods. Still, we're in our 70's with knee replacements and more than a few pounds overweight.

 

We were mostly on our own, away from the hordes of bused cruise ship passengers. We saw a fuegian red fox, a pair of enormous Magellanic woodpeckers, the big show-off male with its red head who pecked away for the benefit of our cameras until we eventually just moved on, and lots of other birds, ducks and geese.

 

The weather was cool to chilly, layers worked well, we got some light rain. My light rain jacket was perfect for it. I took it off and put it away in my backpack when I didn't need it.

 

On the way back to the ship most of us asked to be dropped off in the "downtown" area for a bit of sight seeing/shopping on our own.

 

Finally, do not, for any reason, miss doing this: Drink a cup of hot chocolate that you will never, ever forget. We drank ours at the Laguna Negra, but I suspect any of those chocolaterias on that street must serve this most outstanding and delicious hot chocolotate. (And it will cost you less than $3 USD! - ridiculous.)

 

All in all, a day doesn't get much more perfect than that.

 

Thank you, Edgar!

 

Guy and Maria

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Guy and Maria,

Thanks so much for the review. We are thinking of doing that exact excursion next January so I appreciate all the details. Did you organize the group yourself, or did Edgar put your group together from whoever signed up from your ship? I didn't really want to have to organize the group myself and was hoping to just be a part of the excursion and pay based on the final total number.

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Just returned from our Celebrity Infinity cruise to Antarctica with a stop in Ushuaia on Feb 18, 2016. With Edgar's help we got a group of 13 of us from our CC thread to do the visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park with Hiking. It's Option #3 for Ushuaia on their web site. tourguideushuaia.net

 

Our guide, Gaston, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He was a generous guide, sharing all kinds of interesting information about the location, history, fauna and flora. Our driver, and I could kick myself for forgetting his name, was also very knowledgeable and his English was also excellent. How often does this happen? They were great.

 

The place is beautiful, the air a pleasure to breathe, the ground is mostly soft and flat and the hikes are broken up into three segments, and the leisurely walking is at the speed of the slowest in the group so there's not any short breathness at all. There are a few spots, I think three short spots, where you have to do a bit of climbing over rocks in inclined ground. In our group only one lady needed help with those and Gaston was there to provide it. I think we all felt grateful to not have physical limitations that would have prevented us from enjoying this mostly secluded walk in the woods. Still, we're in our 70's with knee replacements and more than a few pounds overweight.

 

We were mostly on our own, away from the hordes of bused cruise ship passengers. We saw a fuegian red fox, a pair of enormous Magellanic woodpeckers, the big show-off male with its red head who pecked away for the benefit of our cameras until we eventually just moved on, and lots of other birds, ducks and geese.

 

The weather was cool to chilly, layers worked well, we got some light rain. My light rain jacket was perfect for it. I took it off and put it away in my backpack when I didn't need it.

 

On the way back to the ship most of us asked to be dropped off in the "downtown" area for a bit of sight seeing/shopping on our own.

 

Finally, do not, for any reason, miss doing this: Drink a cup of hot chocolate that you will never, ever forget. We drank ours at the Laguna Negra, but I suspect any of those chocolaterias on that street must serve this most outstanding and delicious hot chocolotate. (And it will cost you less than $3 USD! - ridiculous.)

 

All in all, a day doesn't get much more perfect than that.

 

Thank you, Edgar!

 

Guy and Maria

 

 

Laguna Negra is awesome! We dropped a wad of pesos in there and left with a few bricks of chocolate. (Because, like, you NEED more chocolate when you're on a cruise ship...)

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Originally we signed up on their website for the visit to Tierra del Fuego National Park with Hiking, or Option #3, but Edgar responded explaining that there weren't any others signed up and he needed, I believe he said, a minimum of six for the excursion to "make". So I copied and pasted and posted the information on our CC thread and within a day or two we had more than the minimum signed up. Edgar took it from there. I didn't do much at all, frankly. It was super easy and the rewards were through the roof. If we go back to Ushuaia for a third time, this is what we will want to do again.

 

Maria

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We just got back from out Antarctica cruise and had 2 great tours with Tour Guide Ushuaia. We did a tour to Tierra del Fuego and the prison museum in Ushuaia. Our guide was on time, he stopped where we asked. It was perfect.

In Montevideo we did a city tour with 14 others in the van. Our guide was wonderful. But the best part was the barbecue at a private home. The food was great and the family was warm and very welcoming. I heartily recommend Edgardo's company. Web site is: tourguideushuaia.net,

Sue from Florida

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Just returned from our Celebrity Infinity cruise to Antarctica with a stop in Ushuaia on Feb 18, 2016. With Edgar's help we got a group of 13 of us from our CC thread to do the visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park with Hiking. It's Option #3 for Ushuaia on their web site. tourguideushuaia.net

 

Our guide, Gaston, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He was a generous guide, sharing all kinds of interesting information about the location, history, fauna and flora. Our driver, and I could kick myself for forgetting his name, was also very knowledgeable and his English was also excellent. How often does this happen? They were great.

 

The place is beautiful, the air a pleasure to breathe, the ground is mostly soft and flat and the hikes are broken up into three segments, and the leisurely walking is at the speed of the slowest in the group so there's not any short breathness at all. There are a few spots, I think three short spots, where you have to do a bit of climbing over rocks in inclined ground. In our group only one lady needed help with those and Gaston was there to provide it. I think we all felt grateful to not have physical limitations that would have prevented us from enjoying this mostly secluded walk in the woods. Still, we're in our 70's with knee replacements and more than a few pounds overweight.

 

We were mostly on our own, away from the hordes of bused cruise ship passengers. We saw a fuegian red fox, a pair of enormous Magellanic woodpeckers, the big show-off male with its red head who pecked away for the benefit of our cameras until we eventually just moved on, and lots of other birds, ducks and geese.

 

The weather was cool to chilly, layers worked well, we got some light rain. My light rain jacket was perfect for it. I took it off and put it away in my backpack when I didn't need it.

 

On the way back to the ship most of us asked to be dropped off in the "downtown" area for a bit of sight seeing/shopping on our own.

 

Finally, do not, for any reason, miss doing this: Drink a cup of hot chocolate that you will never, ever forget. We drank ours at the Laguna Negra, but I suspect any of those chocolaterias on that street must serve this most outstanding and delicious hot chocolotate. (And it will cost you less than $3 USD! - ridiculous.)

 

All in all, a day doesn't get much more perfect than that.

 

Thank you, Edgar!

 

Guy and Maria

 

I honestly think Guy and Maria have covered it all so wonderfully and concur that you should definitely do your tour in Ushaia with Edgar.

I also got to do the Montevideo tour that ended up with a fabulous bbq - don't miss this one either.

Edgar will respond to your message extremely promptly which is just one more plus.

 

Viv

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Our experience with Edgar's guide Named Gabriel was amazing. He covered everything we expected and more. We learned soooo much. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him. I would be happy to recommend your company, this tour and Gabriel to anyone.

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I,along with other passenger on the STAR Princess sailing on March 15,2016, used Edgar and his company for a tour of Ushuaia. All I can say was it was excellent,reliable and they did what they said they would. His email address is transportetrasandino@gmail.com. Have fun...Claire P.

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