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  • JDB 4,643 posts

    @MGOR – whether you book directly or use an agent really depends on how comfortable you are making the bookings but also the agent you might use. There are agents who know the country, add real value and might actually save you money whereas others are just bookers. If you are trying to create a special trip somewhere, it’s really helpful to talk to someone knowledgeable who can discuss options, helping you find the right itinerary for your needs, the right hotels, transport and the right local prices etc. which isn’t always so evident from reading books, reviews or talking to others who have different interests to you or perhaps don’t mind constant unpacking/packing or spending more time travelling than relaxing. Sometimes it’s good to hire a car and explore, other times it’s better to have a driver. Good guides can make a huge difference to one’s enjoyment as well as serious time/logistical benefits. You could also do a hybrid of DIY with an agent to plug the more complicated bits.

    Argentina isn’t a difficult country to arrange yourself and the level of English spoken is a bit patchy, but generally not bad.

    Scott 257 posts

    @jumpersforgoalposts to add to JDBs advice about the weather in August (mid/late winter), note that hiking trails can be impassible due to snow at that time of year, so may affect what activities you plan to do

    I was just reading that Bariloche, about 1,000 miles to the north, has opened it’s ski resort early this year due to an accumulated 80cm of snow, and it’s only late autumn.

    MGOR 17 posts

    @JDB Thanks. I’ve been on group tours, private tours and been independent over the years.They have their pros and cons. I take on board your comment about the knowledge of a good travel agent and guide. Any advice on recommendations for an agent either here or in Argentina

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