Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Maita Barrenechea

Maita Barrenechea


Barrenechea can pull off the seemingly impossible: sending guests to chef Francis Mallmann’s private island on a hidden lake in Patagonia, closing a Buenos Aires street to traffic for a tango party, and getting travelers VIP access to the Argentine Open Polo Championship. These feats are possible thanks to her decades of experience planning trips to South America. And while she is a pro at planning referral trips similar to ones she’s done in the past, Barrenechea is always looking to the future. The new Huella de Glaciares trails have captured her attention for 2021 and beyond. The two-country, 75-mile trail connects El Chalten, Argentina with Villa O’Higgins, Chile. This seven-night, eight-day journey excites Barrenechea due to the rarely seen glaciers and lakes that are now more easily available to the adventurous. Barrenechea can expertly handle the most complicated itineraries for a variety of clients, from family road trips to solo-bucket list hikes.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Horseback riding expeditions, family travel, fly fishing trips, and wine and culinary travel

Languages Spoken: English, French, and Spanish

Minimum Daily Spend: From $500 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: From $500; can be applied to cost of trip

Contact Info | 54-911-6760-4060 | Buenos Aires