Maita Barrenechea

T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | ARGENTINA, CHILE, & URUGUAY SPECIALIST

With more than three decades of on-the-ground travel-management experience in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, Barrenechea has the friends and the industry connections to arrange everything from an equestrian getaway at a Patagonia estancia to a high roller’s beach weekend on the Uruguayan coast. She was also a pioneer in the estancia movement, helping ranchers (may of whom were suffering financially) convert their properties into the luxury guesthouses that are so popular among her clients today.

She’s happy to see that travelers are showing increasing interest in lesser-known destinations, including the Puna grassland and wildlife areas such as La Sistina, an island estancia southwest of Buenos Aires where you may see ostrich-like rheas, guanacos (similar to llamas), and fallow deer. Looking ahead, Barrenechea predicts an uptick in travel to isolated destinations; an increased interest in unorthodox lodgings (glamping resorts); and a growing demand for experiential adventures, from fly-fishing to horseback riding.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina 54-11-4314-3390 www.mai10.com.ar

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES
Culinary Travel

Languages Spoken
English, French, and Spanish

Minimum Daily Spend
$350

Trip Planning Fees
$500

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