georgina
49 years old
About me
Languages:
Native: Latin American Spanish Advanced: English
Interests:
culture history hiking trekking/tours/sightseeing walkingtours tours
My name is Georgina Mendizabal,local profesional tour guide. Over the past 30 years I have worked in different areas, starting out as a teacher, then moving on to become a mountain lodge keeper in the Andes mountains, ski patrol in winter ski resorts, a student in tourism and professional licensed tour guide in Patagonia, a tour guide in the national park Nahuel Huapi, navigating in the catamarans doing the crossing of the lakes crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile back and forth, horseback riding, kayaking, white water rafting, birdwatching, cooking and an expert in preparing "mate" ritual!
My life in pictures
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A guest is visiting you. Where is the first place you take them?

Certainly visiting the panoramic stop at the Circuito Chico area. Where we can also take a chairlift to have even more scenic views, stop for a hike in the forest to explore the arrayan trees, and maybe visit a local brewery to taste the local typical dishes.

Why do you like showing people around?

To share, to explore, to get surprised, to learn!

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

Home! Its where I have my friends and family, but also the contact with nature. travelling all over the area, never stop finding new places or visiting again and again the same paths! never get tired of coming back. Just driving around picture stopping or adding hiking, rafting, horseridding!

What are your hobbies outside of being a local guide?

I enjoy learning, reading, cooking , travelling & Walking my big dog!

Whats your most memorable moment while on a tour?

When we can all great magical moments! a suden laugh or a contemplative moment.

What kinds of things did you have to go through to become a licensed tour guide for your city?

We study for 2 to 3 year, then go through several exams. after which we all have our credentials. every year we make courses to keep up with the new information coming up at every moment. In order to drive, I also have my profesional driving license. In order to sell tours, I wnet through University career and the obtain my license for travel agent. the name of my company is Cabure Turismo.

Pineapple on pizza. yes or no?

YES! Food is always part of the equation!

Whats the local tourist trap you think people should avoid when visiting?

Patagonia is a very extense area. thinking that talking local buses or taxis could help. its a big mistake. Buses take long time to arrive, always full, many places you cant acces by bus. Taxi drivers have are good people, but dont have all the correct information. the importance to conect with local tour guides!

Is there anything else we should know about you?

I m a local entrepreneur, many years of working in what I like best: showing visitors this great place called Patagonia!

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

My family!

Would you like to be famous? In what way?

Not really.

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

Walking up in a sunny day, enjoy breakfast with the company of family and dog, leave to work with my van and new visitors! Visit my friends, drink mate, and plan for my next trip! I have lots of perfect days!

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

My daughter!

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

To be able to know how to fix carpintery,electricity, or damages at home!

What is your most treasured memory?

Doing white water rafting in river Manso, with my whole family! never had so much fun!

Who's your biggest hero?

anyone who has had to go through very difficult experiences and could confront them with courage and love.

What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?

Snorkelling in the sea!

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My tours
Soft Hike at Llao llao Park. Panoramic views to Andes and lake Nahuel Huapi.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 300 USD

Half Day Private Panoramic Views of the Lake District.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 400 USD

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