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M18761 is an adventure travel company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina that is recommended by Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers and other major travel guides. M18761 was established in 1999 and specializes in offering customized tours to independent travelers throughout Argentina and Chile´s national parks and cities. Popular destinations and experiences include Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, hiking in Patagonia, camping at Torres del Paine, Mendoza wine tours, traditional estancias and horse riding, Bariloche and Lake District cruises, Patagonia cruises, touring Salta and Jujuy, and exploring the Atacama Desert and Uyuni Salt Flats.

With over 10 years of experience operating private trips and group tours for international travelers (and travel companies), M18761 will organize your trip from start to finish and tailor your itinerary according to your interests and budget. Offering the low prices that only a local operator can provide, our goal is to ensure that you have the best experience in South America at an exceptional value.

M18761 is recommended by the most important Travel Guides like Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Time Out, Rough Guides, Footprints, Petit Fute, South American HandBook and Let´s Go. We are members of the most important Travel Associations, such us ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), LATA (Latin American Travel Association), ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association), CAT (Camara Argentina de Turismo), BACC (British Argentinean Chamber of Commerce), WYSE, AAETAV and of course we are authorized by the Argentine State Department of Tourism.
Questions and Answers
We are a travel company based in Buenos Aires that specializes in customized tours for independent travelers.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Our company was established in 1999 by local entrepreneur and traveler, Rafael M. and has since been recommended by major travel guides including Lonely Planet, Frommers, Time Out, Rough Guides and more.

2. What is your company's mission?

We aim to provide the best travel experience in South America for independent travelers at an excellent value.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We specialize in trips throughout Argentina including Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, Mendoza and Ushuaia, as well as to Chile, Brazil and Bolivia. All trips are custom made and independent travelers have the freedom to travel without the constraints of a group, while at the same time being able to participate in locally organized activities throughout their trip.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Rafael Mayer founded the company in 1999. He is passionate about travel and wants to share Argentina with fellow travelers.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

The Argentina Highlights is the most popular trip in Argentina. This trip visits Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia as well as Ushuaia/Tiera del Fuego.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

We were especially impressed with the smooth transfers, central location of all our hotels, their quality and most of all the hospitality of the Argentinean people. We covered a lot of ground and had no problems whatsoever. The sights, the people, the food were all incredible. We had five National Parks on the agenda and we managed to see them all. Thank you for a job well done.

Reviews and Comments
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 1  Jim & Pam Wonderful experience in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego 2010-11-01
Hello Mariana!
We just made it home and want to thank you for a wonderful experience in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. What an amazing trip! Perito Merino ... view more Glacier and Torres del Paine are incredible sights. The area around El Chalten is stunning. The Beagle Channel tour and the tour around Ushuaia were fun forays into nature. The hotels you chose for us were very nice and the staff at each had great suggestions regarding restaurants, shopping and sight seeing. They all made sure we felt at home. Our guides were punctual, knowledgeable, and lots of fun. The bus rides gave us the opportunity to see the real Patagonia. The next time we visit Argentina and Chile it will be with YOU. Again, thanks for a fantastic trip!
Jim and Pam
Colorado
February, 2010
Patagonia Tour

 2  Remy & Sue Buenos Aires to Iguazu...excellent! 2010-11-01
Dear Cynthia:
We have now returned from our tour of South America. We had an absolutely wonderful experience during our 4 weeks holidays discovering a new ... view more continent. I would like to thank you very much for your excellent arrangements for all our tours booked by you. Everything worked out very well with no problems and everything was on time.

Our experience at Iguazu Falls was unique and was the highlight of our holidays. The tour guides to Iguazu (Brazilian and Argentinean sides) were excellent. The Saint George Hotel in Puerto Iguazu was very clean, helpful and in a good location. Thanks for arranging the flights and tours. We will certainly recommend your company for your professional and reliable services provided. Well done!
Best regards
Remy and Sue
Sydney, Australia
November 2009
Argentina Tour – Iguazu Tour

 3  Tobias & Annika Beautiful Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Patagonia 2010-11-01
Hello Ignacio,
Thank you very much again for providing the nice trips to Iguazu and the south of Argentina! We enjoyed every day so much and your very ... view more professional planning and organization of transportation, accommodation and tours was as a very important part of it. You considered absolutely all of our requirements for the trips so that we were able to just relax and enjoy our time in Argentina.

Mucha gracias once again and all the best for you and your career in the tourism business! And please feel free to forward our feedback to your manager. Tobias and Annika from Germany
December 2009, Argentina Tour – Iguazu Falls & Patagonia

 4  Bethany S. Patagonia group tour 2010-11-01
Hola Mariana!
Our trip to Patagonia was unforgettable. We traveled to three different locations, all of which offered beautiful views and plenty of ... view more activities. We were very lucky to have you to make our experience so unique. The trip was unbelievable organized and we were always taken care of. Thank you so much for a surreal experience, we could not have done it without you! (from the 10 American girls you took to Patagonia)
Bethanie S.
USA, February 2010

 5  Phyllis Mendoza, Patagonia and Buenos Aires 2010-11-01
Hello Mauro!
I just wanted to let you know we really enjoyed our trip to Argentina in March. We enjoyed each of the areas we visited. Our travels went ... view more smoothly. Thank you so much for all the arrangements. The wine you gave to us upon our arrival was a wonderful treat - thank you so much for the thoughtfulness. We love the Argentine malbacs...

All of the three hotels worked out very well. The Finca in Mendoza was wonderful - a beautiful place to stay with a staff that was able to assist in making arrangements and had good suggestions for the area. Recoleta worked out well. Also, the staff was very helpful, the location was really nice.

The hotel in El Calafate was in a good location - overlooking the marsh and mountains (with flamingos grazing) and an easy walk into town. We enjoyed the day tours in Patagonia and the wine tasting in Mendoza. The lunch with paired wines was spectacular - overlooking the snow capped Andes. We took an earlier flight from El Calafate because we got a call from the airline and were really impressed when our ride met us at the airport in Buenos Aires earlier than originally scheduled.

Even though there was no tango festival, we got to a show and went to milanga one night, which was really fun. We also loved seeing the tango on the streets and at the street fairs.
Thank you so much for helping with all the arrangements. We would be happy to refer you to friends who may be planning a trip to Argentina.
Regards,
Phyllis
March 2010

 6  Stig & Gunilla Bariloche/Patagonia, Salta and Uruguay´s Beaches 2010-11-01
Having been back in Sweden for 3 weeks now after our fantastic visit to Argentina, I take the time to write you a few lines. The flights back from Bue went all ... view more very smoothly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the services you provided to us. All the reservations worked out well, be it flights, boat and bus travel, accommodations or excursions. We were able to visit Punta del Este in Uruguay and enjoy the beaches in neighboring villages. Then we traveled through Bue to Bariloche in Patagonia. The hotel was excellent with great hospitality and location on the lakeside. After a couple of days in San Martin de los Andes we arrived in Salta after some flight delays.

Nevertheless, the excursions in Salta were very interesting, Humahuaca gorge with stay over night in the picturesque village Purmamarca and the second day to the salt lake “above the clouds”. The second day we were lucky to be a small group (4 people) and to have a very good guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and shared his knowledge in a professional way – a great day.

As you might already have guessed, we are very satisfied with our stay in your beautiful country and we would like to return and explore other parts. All the best from a beautiful spring morning in Stockholm, sunshine and +4C (almost all snow is gone).
Stig and Gunilla
Sweden
April 2010
Argentina Tour – Patagonia Salta Tour

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