Testimonials

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Over the years I´ve been very fortunate to meet hundreds of wonderful people from all around the world and help them plan unforgettable trips. 
These are just some of their comments and feedback about their experiences in Argentina. For the complete version of the Testimonials file, please click here.

Having Sandra Gutrejde's expert assistance to figure out some key aspects of our 10-day visit in June was invaluable. Particularly when it came to booking domestic flights and tours for our visit to Iguazu Falls, steering us to some optimal lodging options out of the overwhelming number of places to choose from, booking transfers from airports to our destinations, and helping us to weigh our options for other side trips. As non-Spanish speakers with no previous experience traveling in South America, we found it very helpful knowing that we didn't have to muddle through certain aspects of making arrangements on our own in unfamiliar terrain. 
We had a LOT of questions leading up to our trip and Sandra was responsive and patient with answering them. She's deferential to the client (with an overly analytical client like me, sometimes perhaps too much so). She was reachable days and even weekends to my pleasant surprise. And it was greatly reassuring to get news from her about the status of an airport workers strike in BA that I learned about the day before I was scheduled to fly into EZE. 
As a result of all her assistance, we were able to fully enjoy our first visit to Buenos Aires and Argentina and we look forward to going back.
Christine
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Thank you for everything you did. It was an incredible trip. Everything was flawless and your quick responses were incredible.
Your assistance was paramount in making the whole trip go so smoothly, it could not have gone better. 
Chad
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Hi Sandra,
I am now home safely after a truly wonderful trip to Buenos Aires! It was lovely to meet you, even if too briefly. The estancia trip was a great experience and Santiago was a great driver, and guide/interpreter. 
It feels as if we did a great deal in a short time including the Teatro Colon concert (we toured the building in the morning, which I would highly recommend), going to Iguazu, Tigre, Porto Madero (we went over the Sarmiento ship, which was fascinating) and saw the Casa Rosada and much more. 
So, thank you for ALL your help and good advice - I will definitely tell any friends who might be visiting BA to contact you!
Best wishes - Jennifer
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Hi Sandra,
As usual, your service was absolutely wonderful.  The group had such a great time in Buenos Aires and everything seems to have gone perfectly. 
Thank you again for your wonderful itinerary and assistance throughout the planning process and while the group was in Argentina.  I look forward to working with you again in the future!
Best,
Erin K. Hamill
Director of Global Learning and Upper School Community Service 
Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Thank you so much for the excellent trip and support throughout of it!  We had a wonderful time and will certainly recommend you highly.
Best,
Molly
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Thank you Sandra for making our trip to Buenos Aires wonderful and personalized! Everything and everyone was top rate. 
If you are going to take a trip to Buenos Aires please use Sandra as your travel planner! Visited BA December 2015 and loved it!
Anne
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Dear Sandra,
We want to thank you for organising our trip to Argentina this spring. When visiting a new country it is very important to find a trusted person who can help to plan and organise your trip customise it according to your needs and provide ongoing support during the trip. We were lucky to find you. All our experience in Argentina was positive and memorable. With some little exceptions we followed all your recommendations, all choices that you suggested were very reasonably priced and everything happened in time and according to itinerary. We always knew that we can call you if something happens during the trip. All this contributed to the nice and memorable vacation in your beautiful city and beautiful country.
Thank you again for all your help.
Always your Andrei and Elena Korsountsev
Canada.
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I want to thank you for planning a wonderful trip for us. We can not believe how much we saw and enjoyed in so little time! The hotels were perfect. Their locations were each unique and perfect for the place. We wish you a very happy and merry Christmas and a healthy New Year!
Thank you again,
Diana 
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Dear Sandra,
We just wanted to thank you for all your work on our recent trip to Buenos Aires. Everything went off perfectly and it was because of you that our trip was even more special---not to mention stress free!!!
Should anyone we know plan to visit Buenos Aires in the future, please be assured that we will highly recommend you.
Vic and Jean 
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Dear Sandra
Thanks so much for everything! Our trip to Buenos Aires has been just wonderful so far and we´ve enjoyed it very much. We are LOVING Buenos Aires! A beautiful city with warm and welcoming people. Love love the Poetry Building and the city tour you arranged.
We cannot thank you enough for all your spot-on recommendations and help along the way. The peace of mind we had working with you was invaluable.
You are a true professional and have been a pleasure to work with. We look forward to returning...
With kind regards,
Daphne and Tom
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Hi Sandra,
I had a great trip and appreciated your help both in planning my trip and in getting good accommodation in Buenos Aires. Your replies were always prompt and your recommendations thoughtful. While the tourist activities are interesting and fun, what I enjoyed most of all was the people I met, and, although we did not meet in person, I count you among them.
Take care.
Louise
Vancouver, Canada
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Hi Sandra,
We just wanted to thank you again for your personalized help with booking tickets to the opera at Teatro Colon and on the Buquebus ferry. As well, your many helpful suggestions for concerts and architecture in BA were spot on. It was a pleasure to meet you and we will definitely be in touch the next time we are lucky enough to come to Argentina!
Glen and Heather
Canada
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Dear Sandra
We are now at home after a wonderful holiday in Argentina.
Thank you so much for the itinerary that you set for us and for making all of the arrangements for our stays in Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calafate. Everything went perfectly; the hotels and excursions were all excellent, as were your restaurant suggestions. It was also very helpful that you were able to coordinate and book our internal flights.
It seems quite a long time ago now that we were planning our trip but throughout this process we were very grateful for the time and trouble that you took to make suggestions and especially for the way in which you always responded so quickly to our various questions and requests.
We also wanted to mention that the staff we met from the other travel organisations were all very friendly, polite and helpful. We were always met on time and made to feel very welcome at each of our destinations. Please could you pass on our thanks in particular to Lucas and the people at Designer Trips.
Thank you once again for helping to make this a very special and memorable holiday and we were glad that we had the opportunity to meet you, if only briefly.
If we know of anyone who is planning to visit Argentina, which is quite likely, we will certainly have no hesitation in pointing them in your direction.
With kind regards
Keith and Lynn Taylor
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I have nothing but high praise for Sandra. I found her on tripadvisor and I contacted her prior to our trip to Argentina to visit our daughter who is doing a semester abroad there. She helped us plan our two week trip to Buenos Aires, El Calafate and Iguazu Falls. She was very patient and replied promptly to my numerous emails with wonderful suggestions and itineraries. She booked us a tour of the city with a private English speaking guide, a day trip to an Estancia, Gala tango show and also gave us many restaurant suggestions. She met us on our arrival in Buenos Aires and helped with exchanging money and also took the time out to take us to a leather factory!
Also, she booked our El Calafate trip with 2 really great glacier tours. I was hesitant to do 2 day long trips to the glaciers, but in the end I am glad I listened to her as that was the highlight of our trip! She gave us a rough idea of how much time we should spend at each place also.
While in Argentina I was constantly sending her emails with questions and suggestions and she was always prompt and never tired of replying to my incessant inquiries. She really felt like a friend that I could turn to for anything and everything while I was there and in the end I do feel like I have a friend there that I can count on if and when I return.
After getting back home, I even called her to help out with some arrangements for my daughter and she did not hesitate and tried to help as best and quickly as she could.
She is a wonderful person and I highly recommend her for anyone who is planning a trip to that part of the world. I am already thinking of my next trip there and working with her again.
Sandra, I want to thank you once again for all your help and patience in planning and booking this trip. Everything went smoothly and it is definitely one of our more memorable trip. We loved the country and the people and were sad to leave!
It was a real pleasure meeting you in person and knowing now that I have a friend there in Buenos Aires and I am already thinking about when I can visit again!
Please stay in touch.
Vandana
Rhode Island
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I found Sandra on Trip Advisor and she was a dream to work with. She helped me create the perfect BA visit for six of us before our Antarctica cruise. There was no question that she was unable to answer. Every one of her tour recommendations was very enjoyable and we never felt part of a group tour. We had a wine/tapas tour, a six hour city tour, a parrilla tour and a tango show as well as a visit to a terrific leather factory. She gave us guidance on restaurants and provided transportation from airport to hotel to cruise etc. She also gave us help in understanding the fluid Argentinian currency situation. I would recommend Sandra to anyone new to BA as well as visitors returning to this very interesting city
Leslie
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Dear Sandra,
We really appreciate all of your excellent ideas, efforts and planning on our behalf. From initial contact through the end of the trip you were very accommodating and responsive. All of the destinations, hotels and excursions were most enjoyable and we felt extremely well taken care of.
We would be happy to serve as a reference for you and Designer Trips and plan to go on TripAdvisor (where we first read about you) and recommend you highly!
Thanks again,
David and Tamara
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Dear Sandra,
Well, we are back from sunny Buenos Aires and at home in rainy and wet Vancouver! Although it’s always good to return home, our wonderful memories and experiences from our trip to Argentina will be with us for a long time to come!
I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to your city/country. All of your helpful hints and suggestions through both your email communications with me as well as through your website were good ones and they really helped us to be prepared and organized while in BA. All of your arrangements from the airport transfers to our trip to Iguazu (amazing!!) to your suggestion for spending New Year’s Eve at Gala Tango were much appreciated and well-planned! Thank you!
I will not hesitate in passing on your name and information to anyone who mentions that they have a trip to Buenos Aires in the works, as I am sure that you will truly “take care of them” as you did with me!!
Gina
Canada
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I contacted Sandra with very little idea of what Buenos Aires would be like, how it works, and wondering if I could ever possibly enjoy it. I also speak precious little in the way of Spanish. Sandra was amazing. She sorted me out a lovely hotel in Palermo Soho (the area to stay in btw) and a perfect airport transfer. But even better than that, I have always wanted to stay in Estancia and ride horses on the Pampas. She recommended the perfect place and organised a transfer with an English speaking guide who took me on a tour of the beautiful town of San Antonio De Arecos and recommended loads of other places to go before dropping me off at La Portena (the most beautiful place I have ever visited). If ever I had a question (and I had many), she answered them straight away. When I asked if she could find me a little b and b for my last few days in the capital, she came up with the perfect place within an hour. It really was perfect as well. She also took a huge interest in the trip and wanted to hear how it was going. It was like having a good friend in a strange land, and thanks to her, she made Argentina, not strange, but accessible, and I totally blame her for the fact that I have fallen completely and utterly in love with Argentina. I can't recommend Sandra enough. She was fantastic.
Emma
London
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We initially found Sandra online through her informative blog that offered some of the most useful information for prospective visitors to Buenos Aires. Even before fully engaging her in assisting us in planning our trip, we found Sandra to be extraordinarily responsive to our multitude of information requests, and an invaluable resource. She always seemed to be available to answer our questions, and provide sage advice based upon her years of living in Buenos Aires. She also put us in contact with another excellent resource -- Lucas of Designed Experiences, to assist in planning and booking the portions of our trip outside of Buenos Aires. 
Throughout our 2+ week trip to Argentina, we felt that Sandra was always along with us… answering questions and providing advice as we were experiencing Argentina. One of the highlights of visiting Buenos Aires was doing a shopping tour with Sandra. It was so fun to finally meet her in person! I'm particularly fond of the leather jacket I purchased, and my wife loves her new leather purse and an assortment of hand-crafted jewelry. 
Sandra is a wonderful, highly responsive and trustworthy resource for any trip you are planning to Buenos Aires and greater Argentina!!!
Ron and Susan
San Francisco
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Dear Sandra,
Thank you for the wonderful opportunities you arranged for us and the excellent professional service you provided for our time in Buenos Aires.
We have fond memories of so many places we were fortunate to visit and we think back on the highlights which include our days in Buenos Aries:- experiences of traversing riot police to join the throng at a Coppa America game of football in Argentina at la Plata while Brasil played Venezuela; the beautiful image of the Floralis Generica in the middle of the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas; the wonderful relaxed tour to Tigre, the interesting colourful tour of the city and suburbs ~ Buenos Aires certainly deserves it’s reputation of being the “Paris of South America”; the crypts of Recoleta; the dog walkers’; the rhythm of “Vive Evita” the tango show and dinner we enjoyed one evening and the delicious long lunches and dinners we indulged in are all etched forever in our minds – we would love to return.
I felt enormous confidence when I found you on the internet and started corresponding with you.
Thank you for looking after our arrangements with such personal and professional attention.
We very much appreciated that you took the time to meet us for lunch.
Warm regards
Suzanne
Sydney, Australia
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Sandra is a refreshing, delightful woman who proved to be responsive, accommodating, friendly and so helpful. I really cannot say enough positive. I approached Sandra with some ideas of my own but after explaining my mother’s physical condition, she recommended against my ideas despite potentially missing out on our patronage. She was so selfless and delivered on all promises and exceeded my expectations, going above and beyond in her kindness and knowledge.
Sandra, I will never forget your kindness and do hope to catch up with you one day in Buenos Aires.
Warm regards,
Cheryl
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We had the pleasure of Sandra planning our BA and Iguaza Falls portion of our Argentine visit. We found Sandra very knowledgeable, organized, and personable and highly recommend her. She planned 3 private tours and a shopping spree, dinners, and a show while in BA. Her planning for our 2 days in Iguaza Falls was superb – we were taken care of from arrival to departure. We will use her on future visits!
Joe, Mary, and Liz Studlick
Houston, Tx.
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Sandra: I want to tell you what a completely pleasure and bonus it was to find you and work with you for our trip to Buenos Aires. You have great taste in artisans and artists and have done a wonderful job of learning BA in a way that no first-time tourist (and probably no second or third-time visitors) could possibly hope to on their own. Your introduction to Natalia Margiotta and her artists tour was a truly special experience for the whole group. Your reservation for us for a van to Tigre was perfect. Your other recommendations and reservations were flawless. I am happy to serve as an enthusiastic reference for your business and would be willing to exchange email or talk to prospective clients by telephone (presuming they speak English!).
Thank you, thank you!
Stewart Alsop
San Francisto, California

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