Myself and my husband booked our tailor made honeymoon through the South America Specialists for October this year. We had an idea of the countries we wanted to travel to but had not fully decided upon our itinerary. Nick was such a help for us in planning out our trip, nothing was too much trouble. We decided upon a 15 night stay to include Argentina and Brazil.
The trip started in Buenos Aires for 3 nights. Upon arriving in BA we were met by a representative at the airport and transferred directly to our hotel. This was fantastic as it took away any stress that arriving in a new continent may have-particularly after having a pretty exhausting few days with our wedding celebrations!.
Our hotel in BA 'The Mine Hotel' was really nice and located in a great area called Palermo-full of bars, restaurants etc. We subsequently flew south to Patagonia to a town called El Calafate. We absolutely loved our stay here. Nick had organised a trip for us to the Porito Moreno Glacier called the 'Big Ice'. This was a 5 hour ice trek on the Glacier which was unforgettable. We booked a 2nd excursion with the transfer company that had collected us at the airport called Estancia Cristina. This was also definitely worth doing. Really stunning scenery.
From El Calafate, our next stop was Bariloche, in the lake district, a 3 hour flight further north. However, due to an erupting volcano in Chile we were diverted to another airport 4 hours north called Esquel. Nick was a great help to us in filling us in on any flight changes.
Our next stop was the Iguazu Falls. Nick had pre-arranged our excursions to both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the falls. As our flights had changed, we arrived pretty late the night before our planned full day excursion to the Argentinian side of falls. The local representative was great in re-arranging our itinerary for the following day.
Our final stop was Rio de Janerio which was a fantastic city. Definitely well worth visiting. As usual Nick had booked us into a reasonably priced great hotel just off the Ipanema beach.
We had a fantastic honeymoon. Couldn't recommend the South America Specialists highly enough. As we didn't know of anyone else that had booked through this company we were a little apprehensive about the trip, but it really was unforgettable. Nick was so helpful and showed great local knowledge in booking all of our accommodation and organising our trips.