I contacted Jaime Liebrecht of PatagoniaShorex for a private tour of Chile (Puerto Varas) and Argentina (Bariloche) and expressed our wants/desires for our children (10 year twins and 16 year old) for our family’s first trip to South America. The tour that Jaime planned for our family was perfect! …. Here’s just a sampling of our adventure: From the Puerto Varas area we went zip lining near the slopes of the Osorno Volcano (in heavy fog – which made it even more adventuresome), saw some amazing water falls and fed some Llamas. We went horse back riding, learned how to fly fish, hiked a rain forest and learned about the plants and fauna, visited an endangered animal and puma rescue, ate some authentic Chilean BBQ for lunch and experienced Chile’s beautiful Carmenere wine all at a wonderful family-run farm. We also visited island of Chiloe and ventured to Punihuil, where we took a small boat to see two species of penguins that were nesting on some islands. After, we tried the local sea bass for lunch and went shopping for some handmade crafts. We crossed the Andes into Argentina and took a ferry to Bariloche and saw the most amazing views, had fun riding a toboggan sled, ate some amazing Argentinian beef and treated ourselves to some local chocolates for dessert. The hotels and restaurants that Jaime booked for us were excellent … His attention to detail made traveling easy for our kids. Overall, our experience with Jaime was amazing … we are looking forward to touring with him again!
we are back home safely and we want to thank you for making our trip to Valparaiso, Santiago, Machu Picchu and Lima as memorable as it was. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the tour we took.
All the guides, Carolina in Valparaiso, Valentin in Cuzco and Machu Picchu, and Kike in Lima were very good. The tours organized worked out perfectly. The guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and on a high level of service.
My wife and I want to thank you so much for making our trip to a unforgettable one. We appreciate all the efforts you have made to fulfill all our request from the first moment we started our e-mail corresponding. Thank you for the programm you planed for us.
Now we are working hard with our film- and photomaterial, that we can show our family and friends as soon as possible, pictures from Chile and Peru, the beautiful landscape and the friendly people. We love to remember this unforgettable journey.
With kind regards
Johann and Ingeborg Christer
Well Jaimie, this was the highlight of our cruise, we had such fun and you looked after us so well. As you already know that the word is out for the South American cruise. Passengers have already booked with you. they were thankful of our feedback, Princess are having a battle on their hands with the tour that they did on our cruise passengers have taken a stand against them wanting a refund…all good for your reputation.
Many thanks for the fun and laughter, Beverley
Thank you very much for giving all my group 4 fabulous days seeing Machu Picchu and so much more. I have been thanked many times by everyone for organizing the tour with you but I take no credit as it was all to do with the way you guided us around and packed so much into the four days. Also we could not have anyone better to be with us and tell the history of the where we went than Louis, he is such a lovely guy as well as being passionate and very informative.
Thanks again and best wishes,
Diane Seen ( Australia )
We were a group of 4 and had a great day with Jamie and our driver who turned out to be Jamie’s neighbor. We were able to beat most of the crowd to the Falls after a scenic overlook of the town, spent some time with the llamas, and had a wonderful seafood lunch at the Patio De Mi Casa.
Jamie was flexible with our itinerary which really catered to what we wanted to do.
A fabulous tour….highly recommended
Couldn’t of asked for a better experience in booking my tours, the tours themselves, and the constant care and knowledge shared by Jaime. I most definitely recommend Patagonian Shore Excursions for any tour or experience in South America as I traveled using them from Uruguay, to Argentina and more.
We had three private shore tours with PatagoniaShorx during our South America cruise last January. Every thing was perfect and professional from the communication, reservation and during the tours and guides. Very highly recommended.
Jamie was wonderful, he made sure everything went like clockwork and he has a team of friendly and extremely knowledgeable people who enjoy passing on their love of the particular area we are visiting. When we were transported between airports, hotels and sights the vehicles were large and very clean. Loved the 5 days we spent with him while in Machu Pichu. I think his tours are the best thought out tour we have ever been on. Again THANK YOU!!!
We first contacted Anne, the owner, after much research through TropAdvisor, to set up a private excursion for eight of us from the Seabourn Quest. Anne was marvelous helping us get just what we wanted. The day of the excursion we met Jaime Liebrect one of the best tour guides we have ever had in the world. Jaime’s English is excellent. Also, Jaime’s knowledge of the area is outstanding. He loves what he does and has the ability to pass on his knowledge to others. Every one in our group commented extremely positive on his performance.
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 fromÂ 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
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
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.
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 â€“ Canada Business Unit
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 requestsfrom 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.
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!!
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.