TESTIMONIALS

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We’re at the Cartagena airport. Great trip. Blue Parallel was great. The itinerary was very well-organized. We’d say the guides/hosts in Bogata (Natalia) and Cartagena (Sophia)were both excellent. Knowledgeable, fun, fluent… we really enjoyed them. We had a very good trip and appreciate Blue Parallel’s service. You clearly run a very high-quality agency and provide an outstanding experience for your clients — which is why I share our observations.”

John Molner / Co-Founder Katie Couric Media

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“Once again, a great vacation. A very high level of overall satisfaction – we’re already planning a return to 6 Senses to make up for the time we cut short. No grand touring – just wallowing in the luxury of it all. I give high praise to everybody who looked after us. First class all round.”

Hal Marryatt & John Alchin

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“All of the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and took great care that we were enjoying ourselves. They all get an A. Kaitlyn was fantastic. Everything went smoothly, every little detail had been attended to. We would not hesitate to request Kaitlyn again. I can’t think of a thing that she could have done better. Super job! We were totally in awe of the fine job she did. Thank you Kaitlyn! The weather could not have been better. Everything was well planned and we had no glitches. We appreciate all the planning and effort that was put into our trip.”

Mardale Gustke

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“Thank you both for an UNBELIEVABLE trip that I know my mom and I will never forget. The sights in Argentina were breathtaking, the activities were incredible, and everything was planned out really well. Our last minute change to Buenos Aires on the 30th was a really great move as well. I appreciate your mastery behind some of my most memorable family trips, and look forward to our next!”

Andrew Axelrod / Chief Operating Officer for the UN Foundation

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“Trip was amazing. Going to Patagonia is like going to Mars—otherworldly. The hotel was incredible. I’ve never seen a property quite like it. They do a superb job and I’d recommend to anyone looking for an adventure. We hiked. Hard! It’s a physically taxing trip, so great for people interested in athletic activity. Even this time of year, it’s essential to bring down, layers, beanie, gloves. It can get quite cold. Guides, meals, service– all first rate. We had a great time in Buenos Aires. The bike tour and lunch spot you sent us to were favorites. The “palace” part of the hotel is the place to stay, if at all possible. It’s like two different hotels conjoined. The VIP service at the airport was great.”

Susan Crown / Susan Crown is a philanthropist and CEO of Owl Creek Partners.

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“We LOVED Croatia! GORGEOUS country, wonderful people and the weather was perfect. The water on the Adriatic was amazing and CLEAN. All the boats we chartered were top-notch and comfortable and the crews were fantastic-warm and fun. The Blue Parallel folks were always attentive and available and the guides were excellent. (Especially Carolina in Croatia, the woman who toured Korcula with us, and the woman in Dubrovnik). Thank you for the fabulous planning that went into our trip to Croatia and Montenegro. We LOVED our time in both countries and were blown away by how beautiful the settings were and the quality of our guides, services, and itineraries! It was the perfect trip and a perfect plan. Everything went according to how we designed it with some flexibility along the way. You guys truly are the BEST and we wanted to let you know how much we loved our time in the Balkans! Thank you as well for the fabulous books and prep material prior to our trip. It was very special. I would highly recommend this vacation to anyone!!”

Ricky Strauss / President of Content & Marketing for Disney+

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“I also want to express our appreciation for the work you and your staff did to make our recent foray in Argentina and Chile a wonderful experience. It was, from to back, a great trip and we appreciate the thought and planning that went into making it one that exceeded our expectations.”

Steve Wynne / Chief Marketing Officer of JELD-WEN, Inc.

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“It was amazing. Really fantastic! Blue Parallel is the best of the best. Our tour guide Ana is a must for any future clients.”

Brian Boxer Wachler / Inventor of Holcomb C3-R, Featured on TV "Americas TV Eye Doctor"

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“Thank you again for the high class service from Blue Parallel. You and your team were excellent. The trip was phenomenal and each one of our guides were exceptional! The hotels, restaurants, were also first class. I know this was done last minute, just think if we really planned! I have been asked for my itinerary by 10 different people – will refer to Blue Parallel! Thanks. Irwin.”

Irwin Simon / CEO of The Hain Celestial Group

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“We are now back in Amsterdam after a wonderful trip to Morocco. This may have been our best trip yet with Blue Parallel. Everything ran like a clock. The food was great. The hotels were great. The country was great. We all feel our main guide, Adib, was exceptionally good. He was very well informed and went above and beyond to make us all happy during the trip. His driver was also outstanding and made us all feel safe on the treacherous roads of Morocco. It was truly one of the best vacations we have ever had.”

Len Berlik / CEO of Uniqema Nederland BV

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“Bottom line this trip to Greece was wonderful, in so many amazing ways. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the Blue Parallel team. We have many good things to say about them.”

Susan Barnes / Co-founder of NeXT Computer Inc.

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“We thought your services were exemplary, amongst the best we’ve received worldwide.“

Erwin Lenowitz / Chairman of HG Data

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“Our trip has been perfect. From the moment we landed to our sad departure everything, every detail, every smile, all of your wonderful people have treated us as your own. This has been our best trip ever!!!”

Harry Huizenga / Founder of Waste Management Inc., Blockbuster Inc. and AutoNation Inc.

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“I cannot thank you enough for all your work throughout this process. It has been a pleasure working with you on this Galapagos charter, and with such an exceptional company.”

Lily Fisher / Executive Assistant to Geoff Rehnert, COO of AUDAX

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel organizes high-end tours which are virtually unparalleled in the industry. Never a compromise on quality of services. My wife and I were really impressed by a continuous effort on the part of the entire Blue Parallel team, wherever we traveled, to make our trip perfect. Although there are no perfect things in life, this three-week journey in South America was as close to perfection as you can get.”

Slava Rabinovich / Founder of Diamond Age Capital

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“Blue Parallel did a great job in organizing and then executing a family adventurous trip for 5 adults and 7 kids. The guides were warm and friendly. The children had a fantastic time, and so did the parents.”

Michael Novogratz / Former Manager of Fortress Investment Group

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“Wow, we had just the greatest time, and thank you for all your help and advice and for that of all your wonderful colleagues. Argentina is a place we will definitely be visiting again and we will not want to do that without all your help. Blue Parallel thinks of everything!”

Helen Warwick / Principal at Helen Warwick Management and Former Director of Guggenheim Museum

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“It has been a wonderful trip. The helicopter was thrilling. We have loved seeing so much of Sicily in such an easy way. Elisa was a lovely guide. Mario was very knowledgeable. The star of the trip was Emmanuelle in Salina. We had a wonderful time hiking with him. A delightful young man, and a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. Just terrific. Thank you for all your hard work!”

Kevin Poorman / CEO of PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group

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“All of the Malletts had an excellent experience and adventure, and we highly enjoyed all the folks on the Blue Parallel Team. Magadalena was easy-going, accommodating and a perfect host. She was great with all of us and made everything go very smoothly. The staff in the glaciers area was excellent, friendly and helpful. Ernestina in Buenos Aires was perfect. We all loved her and she made our time here very special. The girls wanted to spend as much time with her as we could. We also highly enjoyed Gabriel in Iguazu. He was very knowledgeable.”

Jeffrey Mallett / Former President of Yahoo! Inc.

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“As usual, your planning, staff, and execution was super. Everyone with Blue Parallel has been very helpful and knowledgeable throughout our stay in Brazil. They anticipate what needs to be done and make necessary changes with apparent ease. Altogether an excellent trip, as we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.”

Bruce Atwater / Former Chairman and CEO of General Mills Inc.

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“We have enjoyed a terrific experience throughout our journey in South America. You and your team put together an epic trip with excellent logistical and support oversight.”

Lowry Baldwin / President of Baldwin Risk Partners

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“I just wanted to let you know that everything with our trip was absolutely wonderful! The schedule of events couldn’t have been better or in a better order. Every day was more incredible than the next. And our guide, Sergio, was the best of the best! He had a wide range of ages in our group and was wonderful with all of us. I cannot imagine having a better tour guide. Everyone we worked with was great. Thank you for putting together such a phenomenal vacation!!”

Dawn Peterson / Executive Vice President & CFO at I-CON Systems Inc.

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“We had a fabulous trip. The guides, hotels, meals etc all were 5 star and we enjoyed everything. The logistics were great as well…particularly since everything worked like a Swiss watch. Lastly, we thoroughly enjoyed the venues – Cusco, Machu, and the Lake were new experiences for us and we both learned a lot and enjoyed the uniqueness of the locations. The tour with Enrique Poli was spectacular…it was an amazing experience! Thanks for planning everything and making it a terrific trip.”

Joseph Kampf / Chairman and CEO of CoVant

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“The behind-the-scenes tour of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires was especially memorable. Connie in BA & Carolina in El Calafate were above and beyond exceptional. Kaitlyn did a great job in preparing us for our trip.”

Spencer Stouffer / Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield

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“We had a wonderful time in Colombia. Our guides were utterly professional, helpful and simpatico. The places we visited in the highlands and Cartagena were fascinating. We had a wonderful, and enriching visit to Colombia.”

Hariet Heyman

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“Thanks for following up on our trip. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We loved all of our stops in Greece and Sicily and appreciate your ability to change our itinerary on a dime when the weather was not cooperating. Our guides were great.”

Taryn Valle

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“Thank you very much for organizing such a wonderful trip, so far everything was just perfect. Marrakesh is beautiful and Zouhair is an amazing host.”

Alex Pechnikov

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“You can be sure I’ll have more to say but the vacation has been memorable!!! Everything was seamless, wonderful guides, resorts, activities, and we even lucked out given the dire weather forecasts. We have fallen in love with Brazil, its culture and the people.”

Joyce Zeitler

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“We are enjoying our Spanish vacation tremendously. Luisa and Fabricio are taking good care of us. Very attentive indeed. Our guides have been very knowledgeable and explain quite well.”

Maria Laperal

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“Great trip. We saw unusual and interesting geography with the trip details well-managed. Superior guides and, as importantly, careful and cautious drivers. Ana Ines, who carried us across the Andes into Salta, was a very well informed guide. Camillo in San Pedro de Atacama was quite knowledgeable on the geology of the region. Macarena was a walking encyclopedia on wine/wineries. Maria was a high energy, enthused guide, well-fitted for B.A.”

Bill Franke

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“Blue Parallel made excellent choices for us. We really enjoyed our guides. They were incredibly informative and we had long and in depth conversations with them from the politics of Guatemala, the history, ethnic makeup, social classes, to the flora and fauna. Aldolfo and Jose were a wealth of information on these subjects and Melvin was so well versed in Mayan history and culture that we didn’t feel the need to sit the with arranged anthropologist.”

Sue Crothers

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Turkey is a fascinating country and Blue Parallel designed a spectacular itinerary for us. Our guide Leyla was fabulous and contributed so much to our overall experience. She was extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor and was constantly thinking of how best to organize our time in order to ensure that we experienced as much as possible. The food, sights, hotels were all top notch and I thank Blue Parallel for another superb holiday.”

Pamela Lewis

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“Every section of our trip to mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Peru exceeded our expectations. The hotel in Quito was wonderful and deserves a small luxury hotel listing. The cruise through the Galapagos Islands, was the most amazing trip of my life and the crew couldn’t have been better. The accommodation in Machu Picchu; The Inkaterra, was the best ever, and the service was wonderful. All of our guides were great. Blue Parallel was always very responsive and developed a program well suited to our family. Thank you.”

David Morgan / Former CEO of Westpac Banking Corporation

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“Hallie/Stephanie, I just wanted to send a message and tell you that we enjoyed the trip to Turkey and Greece very much. We had some terrific experiences and we both thought you organized the whole trip very well. It turned out to be an exciting affair on July 5th on our last night in Athens when we were witnessing the Greek people celebrating the No vote all night in Syntagma Square. Thank you for your help. It was much appreciated.”

David Scott

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“We had a great time and are now on our way back home. As I know you like to have feedback I have summarized some points.Great agenda ! Your suggestion to include Mexico City was fantastic. The guide was a real character and very experienced and covered well the historical sites as well as today’s world. He was flexible to requested changes and understood fast what our idea was. We would recommend him. The Four Season was a well chosen hotel. It gives a good start into Mexico and has a great bar. The program in Mexico City was well balanced between historical sites, clerical themes and Mexican City life today – including trendy restaurants. Transportation was good with a nice driver. The Hacienda close to Campeche was very special. Due to the delayed flight we arrived when it was dark. Maybe that is why my husband didn‘t like it. But I really liked it – very charming and romantic. We loved Chablé a lot- wonderful design , the tequila tasting was outstanding, very pretty, great service. The day tours have been wonderful – the archeological sites are very impressive. The lunch arrangements have been so special and charming. Thank you for the cute birthday cake at the cenote – very nice. Transportation was excellent- good car, great driver. Our guide was a very educated lady. She was probably the best guide for the archeological sites you can think off. She did that with a lot of passion”

Petra Schadeberg / Ex- Board of Directors at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG

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“Everything was phenomenal and we are grateful for the experiences Blue Parallel facilitated for us. Our guides were experts in their fields and warm as they welcomed us to their regions.”

Jackie Cullum

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“Blue Parallel has identified outstanding local guides with vast knowledge of their areas. This made the trip a truly memorable one. I would not hesitate to recommend Blue Parallel to friends seeking South America adventure. Gabriela was lovely, enthusiastic and always steered us to see the real Salvador without making us feel awkward. The tour of the favela was so interesting and unexpected. Being met at the airport in Fernando de Noronha and taken to the sunset spot with champagne was a first rate start to our stay. Extra kudos to Adrian for arranging the turtle snorkel excursion, again unexpected and a highlight.”

Elaine Stuart-Shah

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“Our trip was fabulous – the properties, restaurants and activities you selected were outstanding. We have many “favorites” from the trip, and almost nothing we would want to miss! Our top picks were the biking at Amazoe, the helicopter to Santorini, the sailing trip, the black sand beach, and the hike on our final night in Santorini. The properties you selected could not have been better. I would say that what made them special was the incredible service, but that would tend to under-sell the incredible locations, property, amenities and food at each place. But, the service was second to none.”

Joyce Lancaster

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“Our trip wouldn´t have been the same without Blue Parallel. Our adventures in Bariloche were magical. Our guides pushed us to our limits and let us explore Patagonia in a way we couldn´t have on our own.”

Marla and Gregg Felton / Managing Partner of Altus Power America

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The Blue Parallel guides were outstanding in terms of knowledge, experience and attention to detail. The beauty and scale of Iguazu Falls exceeded our expectations. Truly one of the great wonders of the world.”

Terry Garnett / Co-Founder of Inxeption.com and Managing Partner at Garnett Helfrich Capital

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thanks so much for your hard work. We really enjoyed the journey to Spain so much… it couldn’t have been better. Hallie and her Barcelona team’s courtesy and friendliness; they worked hard to help us. The art guide in Madrid’s knowledge and ability to explain the art was amazing. And all other guides were amazing, too. They were like our family, and we really enjoyed the time we spent together.”

Minako Oba

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“We were extremely satisfied with our trip to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Each and every person involved went out of their way to make our holiday very special.”

Lisa Wallace

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“It was amazing. Really fantastic! Blue Parallel is the best of the best. Our tour guide Ana is a must for any future clients.”

Brian Boxer Wachler

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We are having a wonderful time! Veronica is amazing! And, we loved Vanessa, Luis, and Cynthia in Lima. Our experiences, culinary and adventures, have been incredible – we are trying to keep up! Veronica keeps us occupied wherever we go with her great information and demeanor. The boys think she is awesome.”

Heather Raincsuk

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a remarkable trip! Many thanks to you, and my wonderful sister Stevie, for going above and beyond to make my 50th so memorable and special! (I mean really…rainbows and champagne along the inka trail?!? Wow) I just filled out the on line survey and hope to travel with Blue Parallel again. It did exceed my expectations!”

Amanda Radcliffe / Resolution Specialist at NCO Financial Systems

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“It was truly magical and I would be thrilled to use Blue Parrallel again for the right trip! From top to bottom, the trip was fabulous! Thank you for creating a life long memory for Amanda and I.”

Stevie Thompson

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“Thanks… I have completed the online survey… The trip was very nice, we had lots of fun and good experiences, the guides and drivers in Bolivia were excellent and very nice… Thanks for everything, I will get back to you within the next few months to program a trip to the Patagonia region in Chile and Argentina for next Christmas!!!”

David Gutierrez

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“Our trip was nothing short of amazing. Our itinerary was perfectly tailored to us! Our guide, Zouhir, and driver, Badhr, were professional, friendly and fun. Mohamed, our guide for the last two days was a bit more of a reserved gentleman. Again, professional and friendly. We quickly realized that everywhere we went in Marrakesh, people knew and liked Mohamed. The same can be said for our hiking, biking and atv guides. We were extremely impressed with Jean Paul and his staff at Dar Ahlam. Richard Branson has done an impeccable job at Kasbah Tamadot. La Mamounia deserves all the positive press it has received. All in all, the hotels were stunning, the food delicious, and the people welcoming. It’s safe to say Don, Grace and I will return to Morocco! Hopefully next time we will make to the desert camp!”

Donald Greenwald

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“We wanted to really reconvey what an incredible trip we had. It was just amazing. Despite the zaniness we’ve had since our return, we all still are enjoying the trips’ afterglow two weeks later – that says a lot. One of our favorite pass times is to debate which part of our trip was the best. So many highlights. You did a fabulous job – between you and Simone, you totally nailed our family. It was a lot crammed in to the time we had, but we would not have had it any other way. So, if it’s ever helpful to be a reference, just let me know. I would be delighted.”

Dena Bloom

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“Our trip was great and we loved everything. The hotels were especially great. Again, we had a phantasmic trip. Besides Machu Picchu obviously the Monasterio hotel in Cusco is the hit. We have rarely seen a nicer city hotel than that.”

Uli Werner / CEO of EDC Consulting LLC

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“We’re having a wonderful morning in Buenos Aires. The trip Iguassu Falls was fantastic! Romina was an awesome guide and we couldn’t have had a better time.”

Gary Lamont

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“Amazing! Having a great time and the activity guides have been great along with Victoria. She’s so knowledgeable about her country and showcases Peru in the best, most enthusiastic, way!”

Sheryl Szlosek

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“Alessandra was more than thorough in preparing the family for every aspect of their trip. She was excellent in communicating and very timely in responses.”

Melissa Long / PA to Mr and Mrs Bernstein

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“The individual experiences that Blue Parallel creates in Portugal are so special. We wanted to do it right, and the unique experiences on offer – including many opportunities to meet local people – are the hallmark of Blue Parallel.”

Elaine Tinberg

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The trip was fantastic!!!!!!! Hotel was wonderful, soo much better than being on a boat. Great, wonderful hotel, there were only about 3 other rooms taken when we were there so it was like our private camp!!! We had the very very very best guide with us the whole time – Mattius!! Guides the BBC people and a lot of famous people it seems. The very best. It wasn’t only his knowledge but how he was so excited for us to see everything and his personality!! Again wonderful.”

Jo Anne Doll

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The […] team of Brandon and Stephanie were very helpful in planning and developing a perfect itinerary for our Machu Picchu visit. The local expert guides were knowledgeable and very helpful in gaining the most from our time. We have already recommended this trip to family and friends since we returned. Thanks for a wonderful experience!”

Martin and Loretta Brown

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“All of the guides were EXCELLENT. Blue Parallel does an unbelievable job of hooking us up with people who are not only knowledgeable, but fun to hang out with as well! That being said, Adolfo Cruz is a rock star. Don’t let him go.”

Kathryn O.

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“Amazing trip and guides were over the top. The itinerary was perfect, with great additions as we went. Loved it, especially the picnic at the Mayan ruins on the lake. I wish we could give 100 stars on this one – David, Melvin and Darwin were just fantastic! I was so grateful that Hallie recommended Guatemala as we would never have gone there otherwise given travel warnings. It was magical, and could not have been handled better by Blue Parallel and their team.”

Caryl Ordway

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We just got back to Geneva and Cristina and I couldn’t wait to congratulate you for the quality of our special journey in Andalusia. This trip allowed us to discover many aspects of this area that is so rich in culture and tradition. The coordination was perfect as well as the hotels, the transportation, the local guides – everyone was just perfect. The private evening tour of the Alhambra in Granada and the Mezquita in Cordoba are unforgettable memories. Once again, you have exceeded our expectations!”

Hugues D’Annoux

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“There are no words to express our gratitude for making this trip to Spain so perfect for our family. From the minute of our arrival in Granada, you have welcomed us so warmly. We loved learning what was “tipico” and experiencing your wonderful Andalucian culture in such a magical way. From the rooftop Cathedral to underground caves, Andalucian safaris and daily doses of flamenco. [Fabricio’s] interest, patience, knowledge, passion, organization, incarnation (!) and beyond dynamic congeniality were so appreciated. We loved all [his] surprises and attention to details. […] Muchas gracias!”

Marie-France Brunelle

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“Typically within hours of returning to my office after a vacation, the events which occurred on the vacation are forgotten as I am thrust back into the grind of meetings, phone calls, and the numerous opportunities to overcome adversity. However, as I sit here at my desk, I find myself reflecting on the exceptional experience that I had last week during my trip to Rio De Janeiro. The historical and local knowledge, hospitality and white glove treatment that my friends and I received from your representatives Lais Tammela and Georgia Grimond was incomparable. Their ingenious strategy of providing day time and night time specialization contributed in making our time in Rio unforgettable. Obrigado, Blue Parallel. I cannot wait until the next time that I have an opportunity to use your service.”

Joseph L. Moore

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“We had a fabulous time. It was exactly the right mix of guided ventures and free time, and all our guides were warm and knowledgeable and funny. We felt like they were the faces of their areas, and we loved them all. We are always glad to recommend Blue Parallel and hope to travel with your help and guidance again. Thanks for putting it together for us with so little notice.”

Lynda Salinger

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you Hallie….Lais and Georgia were absolutely fabulous with just the right amount of light structure and flexibility! The character and substance, which is the real “jewel” of Rio, was beautifully portrayed beyond what we expected! Again, thank you for everything!”

John Brewer

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“Blue Parallel was fabulous, responsive, and I would recommend them fully.”

Judith Tanenbaum

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“On Madrid and environs, limiting to, and focusing only on, the positives, we’d like to highlight all four guides—Cristina, Pablo, Miguel and Mencía – and the driver, Jorge. They made that part of the trip special. […] In Seville, Luis’ reputation is well deserved. His knowledge and dry wit are priceless. Lola had an impossible assignment and came as close as humanly possible to pulling it off. Alejandro was terrific on Málaga history. For food, by the way, Málaga had only winners with restaurants we ate in. And then there is Fabricio and his extended family – mother, brother, sisters-in-law, et al. Semana Santa was because of them and about them. Words are insufficient to express our appreciation. If they are representative of their country, there are no more gracious people on earth than the Spanish.”

Salvatore Anthony Ranieri

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“Just an update to tell you how wonderful everything has been! Our days in Machu Picchu were incredible. We climbed Machu Picchu mountain (my family is shocked I did it!!) There have been so many highlights; the shaman, cooking class today, the food and hotels….. All so amazing!!!”

Elaine Johnson

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“The Godfray family had an amazing time in Peru. There was a lot of travelling involved, but everything went like clockwork, thanks to you guys and your people who met us at the various destinations. Our Amazon cruise was fantastic with Juan Lois as a very knowledgeable guide who took us canoeing with dolphins, fishing for piranhas and showed us some amazing wild life in the rain forest. Jeremy, our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu was outstanding, and really made our time there special. His vast knowledge about Peru and especially about the Incas was impressive, and his enthusiasm infectious! He had a great personality and that combined with his extensive knowledge made him an outstanding guide. A big thank-you to him from us! This trip was everything we had hoped for and more. From now on, Peru will always have a special place in our hearts! It was a holiday of a lifetime!”

Lisbeth Godfray

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“It was a great trip. We really got to experience many aspects of Chile. When I called on Jan 8 around 6:30pm to notify you that our flight from Boston was delayed, and we might not make our MIA connection, I was amazed that Sarah got back to me within 5 minutes, and stayed in touch until we were on our flight to Santiago. That’s really GREAT service.”

Phyllis Harrington

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“We were very happy with the arrangements of our trip. The logistics worked very well, especially the guide and driver in Marrakesh who made that part of the trip a huge success. Thanks so much for all your help.”

Stuart Berni

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“The trip to Morocco was very nice. Of course, for us, the highlights were the last “stops” along the way (the Atlas Mountains, desert camp, and Dar Ahlam). Spectacular! The guides we had were very good. All the logistics went smoothly, so I am grateful for that. Zephyr’s drum making session was great fun as was his turn at the pottery wheel in Fes. Thanks for setting these up! Overall it was a very nice introduction to Morocco for us. Thanks so much for your time and assistance in putting everything together!”

Montgomery Simus / Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

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“We are safely home and recovering from jet lag and a cold I managed to pick up while in England but still savoring all the memories of our fantastic trip to Greece. It really was just a perfect experience and the itinerary you put together for us was just exactly right for us. I am already starting to think of where Blue Parallel can take us next!”

Kirsty D. Ellis

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We loved every minute, and every guide. We have not stopped talking about our delightful experience since our return. Each of our hotels was lovely, especially the Copacabana Palace. We absolutely loved the food, but the dinner at Chili in BA may be among the top 5 meals of my life. Each guide was simply outstanding. We enjoyed and learned from each one. Sarah was “with” us every step of the way in addition to being very amenable to any changes we wanted to make. She made us feel most relaxed and confident that whatever we needed would be taken care of. When traveling in a country where you don’t speak the language, that is of utmost importance.”

Linda Burke

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We were thrilled with the trip overall. Every detail was taken care of everything was thought of and planned out for us. It could not have been a nicer, smoother, more successful trip!!”

Joy Posoli

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Everyone involved in our trip deserves the highest recognition for the job they did, which frequently required going “above and beyond”. Not only were they good at what they did, but I really liked them.”

Louis Sanandres

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This trip with my mother and daughter is hard to explain into eloquent words but it will be one of the most unforgettable trips I have ever taken. I fell in love with Mendoza!”

Robin Laub

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was a family trip of a lifetime. We learned, bonded, and had a fantastic adventure together. Santiago Martinez in Quito did a fantastic job for us. We always felt safe, cared for, and informed completely. Elin did a great job picking the itinerary.”

Curt Wozniak

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We just returned yesterday after a long trip home and to say we had an amazing visit is an understatement. Your travel advice was spot on and we thoroughly loved everyday part of our stay in both BA and Jose Ignacio. The trip would not have been as special without the guidance and support of our host and hostess. Marcos and Emma were both amazing and invaluable, taking care of every little detail. They were so knowledgable and personable and always made themselves available to us. Both were wonderful with our children as well. I am so appreciative to you and Blue Parallel for giving our family such an amazing gift. We will remember this trip forever and are already hoping to return before too long.”

Julie Hitch

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Perfect itinerary (a good mix of hiking and relaxation), nice accommodations, fantastic guides, seamless logistics. Virtually impossible to identify any areas for improvement. Guides and hosts were knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Not only accomodated all our requests but were trying to be proactive with suggestions. Our personal travel concierge was very knowledgeable, resourceful, nice to deal with.”

Alexey Bashkirov / Managing Director at Winter Capital Advisors

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Every reservation and plan went according to exactly what Blue Parallel had told us to expect; the guides who met us at the airports, and the drivers were informative, helpful and extraordinarily flexible. Bravo! The food quality as well as the service was absolutely first rate! We loved this family trip and know there are many more to take in South America. What beautiful people; what beautiful countries!”

Andrea Selig

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“On behalf of Jim, Dolores, Alessandra, Pat, Barbara and myself I wanted to thank you for organizing a wonderful trip to Andalucia, and doing it so efficiently and graciously. We also want to extend our compliments to the entire Blue Parallel team. Fabricio was an extraordinary guide and host, and was supported by a great group of drivers and local hosts. We couldn’t have been more pleased.”

Michael Kowalski

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The whole trip was AMAZING. The cooking class was one of the culinary highlights of my life – and I am a person who has had a lifetime of fabulous food and top restaurants. What an extraordinary job they did! Manuel talked about the history of the cuisine in the various regions – the visual presentation of the ingredients was gorgeous. He walked us through many different dishes, the presentation of many different ingredients (salted orange pith, roasted monkey-puzzle pine nuts, candied pumpkin, etc), several wonderful wines. We made empanadas with him. He was extraordinary, the food was extraordinary, the wine was extraordinary. The house on Peninsula Valdes was something else! It was also quite a thrill to meet Flavio Quintana. We had rented the National Geographic Great Migrations series, which he was in, so to meet him in person was quite an honor. Also, he came prepared with an excellent slide presentation, so it was really, really informative. My son, who is 13 and loves all things National Geographic, was bowled over. He said it was the highlight of the trip for him. Our whole family is incredibly grateful for the experience. Thank you so much for making it happen for us. Anyway, you absolutely outdid yourself planning everything – and between Christmas and New Year’s to boot. You are such a star.”

Ann Huebner

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had extremely high expectations – all of which were surpassed at each step of the journey. We travel all over the world, and this was the best trip we have ever taken. We recommend unequivocally!”

John J. Gauthier / Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This trip was full of special moments and special people, from the moment we arrived in Lima until the moment we left, we felt cared for by people who really cared about showing us their country. As Hugo (our host in Lima) said as we changed our afternoon itinerary: ‘relax and enjoy you are Queens for today!!!’ We felt a bit like that for the whole 10 days. Thank you all!!”

Ruth Williamson

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We have had many guides all over the world but our guide Francis was the BEST! Francis was attentive, extremely knowledgeable (so much so I think he had an answer to every question we asked), was kind, fun and all around a very special person. Francis became a part of our family and truly added to making our trip a “once in a life time” experience.”

Kim & Garret House / CEO Evergreen Real Estate Partners LLC

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our trip could not have been better!!! Our personal travel concierge took the worry out of safety questions after the strikes in Punta Arenas, we were comfortable knowing that an alternative schedule would be made for us. We thought you did an excellent job of informing us before we left. Appreciated the books and video. Also, it was very helpful to be able to talk to you directly. All guides were great but particular recognition to Sebastian/connection from Explora through El Calafate, Marcus in BA, and our host (Matius) and wine expert on our horseback ride in Mendoza. Our lunch at Ruca Melan was exceptional and the riding experience with wine tasting and bbq in Mendoza was ‘over the top’.”

Robert Bell

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I went with my family and some friends to Southern Argentina, and I had Blue Parallel organize it all. The arrangements were first-class all the way. We were taken care of in a very exclusive and private manner at all times. We deeply enjoyed the daily outdoor activities and all the first-rate evening programs (especially the private tango lesson and the wine tasting!). I would like to thank all our guides on-site and our host who all did a fantastic job. Thank you for brilliantly showing us one of the most beautiful regions on Earth, and for arranging a unique vacation we will not forget.”

Ulf Berg / President of Ericsson Microwave Systems AB

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you for organizing a dream honeymoon for us. The time we spent in Argentina was truly special, and far above and beyond our expectations! We would like to make special mention of our hosts Marcos and Cecilia, who did not spare any organizational detail. I am sure we will plan another trip to South America with Blue Parallel in the near future.”

Aditya Bindal / Vice-President of Private Equity at Morgan Stanley

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Had a magnificent trip, Nancy and Suzie were fantastic. Suzie was a great guide and a lovely person. Alwin is by far the best guide we have ever had (and we travel extensively and have had great guides). He went above and beyond to be charming, helpful and was great to be with. He is a true gem.”

Linda Street

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Hugo in Lima was accommodating, knowledgeable and most professional. Gaby worked very hard to make our time in Cusco/Sacred Valley very special. She went out of her way to make our time there fit our needs and interests. Our walk through the market in Cusco the last day was a highlight of the trip.”

Bob and Nancy Deford

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blake was very helpful and great to deal with. Ana and Antonio definitely helped to make our trip special, they are both very professional and very nice.”

Tom Bove

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a terrific time and certainly would not have gone to NW Argentina without your help. That was a great experience. Cora was a terrific guide. Ossian, our host, was incredibly knowledgeable and an interesting guy.”

Larry Leive

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Excellent customer service. At each point the guide and driver were always around. We didn’t have to think about missed connections, transportation, or the details. It was greatly appreciated.”

Chris Turett

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The trip was very positive. We never had the impression of being rushed. Everything went smoothly. It was a very relaxing get away. The 4×4 excursion with Luis and Lucio was amazing. We appreciated not being with the crowd. Hallie set up a prefect custom-made trip for us. She understood our requirements.”

Mr and Mrs Angelmars

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Both Tim and I felt this was one of our top trips ever. The itinerary you put together could not have been better, and even though there was quite a bit of travel required, seeing the extremes of Chile (Patagonia and the Atacama) was well worth it. The Torres del Paine National Park was quite simply stunning – well worth the 5 hour drive from Punta Arenas! Our guides were top notch – warmly welcoming us off the plane, attending to our needs, making sure we toured the important things, at the right pace and in comfort, and always providing us with wonderful cultural and social insights. Our lodging was just the right mix of boutique to luxury. Blue Parallel does it right, paying attention to all the important details. Thank you again for your help, Ida. Maybe someday we will go back to South America, and if so, we will work with you again.”

Tim and Leslie Maloney

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our trip was terrific in all respects. This was our third trip with Blue Parallel, and again, you have exceeded our expectations. Your guides are always outstanding. Gabriella was exceptional; she knows her history and the area so well. She and our driver, Antonio, made our visit to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu so memorable. In the Peruvian Amazon, our guide Moises was outstanding and always concerned for our comfort. Roland and Daniel on the Aqua cruise were personable and so knowledgeable. We can’t give enough kudos to the people who hosted us. Thanks to all at Blue Parallel for another great job.”

Jan and Sue Suwinski

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We would highly recommend this organization. They are extremely knowledgeable, efficient and client-service oriented. The office staff was excellent. We left for Peru the day after the rains and mudslides. They called us to inform us and helped to reschedule our visit in order for us to enjoy a safe, activity-filled vacation.”

Pamela Lewis and Kimberly Hanna

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Not only were our tours and excursions wonderful but all the time in between driving with Alberto and Marcos was very entertaining and enjoyable. The service from Blue Parallel was much more than was expected.”

Greg and Robyn Macgee

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Perfect travel plans for culturally interested people with little time. It was great to have the possibility to change all programs at short notice. Excellent guides on site, especially Umberto in Uxmal. The Haciendas were very special, we were almost the only guests which was great. Thanks again for organising this trip for us.”

Mr. Jaeger & Mrs Jaeger-Firmenich

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I worked closely with Blue Parallel to plan a trip for my family of six to Belize and Guatemala. I was impressed by their concern to detail – they wanted me to tell them very specifically what we wanted to do, what we valued in a place to stay, what kind of food we liked and how we liked to travel. It was clear that Blue Parallel wanted my family to have the trip of our dreams. And we did! We had eight perfect days and nights! We stayed in beautiful, comfortable places, learned from wise and enjoyable guides and managed to cram countless great experiences into a too short vacation. One of the highlights of our trip was one that no one planned for and yet, with Blue Parallel’s great guide Melvin working tirelessly for us, we were able to make happen. Our trip happened to take place the same week as the NCAA men’s basketball finals. We live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and are Tar Heel fans. In fact, for the last two years, the stars of the team lived on our street. When UNC made it into the finals, we really wanted to see them. However, the gorgeous mountain resort Blue Parallel had booked us in was in the remote mountains and didn’t have cable TV. Melvin, in a day’s notice, rented a van and a driver for us, arranged for the driver to drive us down the mountain to the nearest town, about an hour away, made sure the bar at the hotel he’d found that did have cable TV would indeed let us watch the game and, when we saw him the next morning, congratulated us on our team’s win! Blue Parallel is really an amazing group to work with. I wish they planned trips all over the world so that I could use them every time my family traveled!”

Dabney Grinnan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our private journey to Argentina with Blue Parallel exceeded our expectations! The attention to detail and custom itinerary made our journey extremely memorable. Our hosts and guides were always professional and attentive. Any changes or requests before or during our trip were handled with ease. Blue Parallel’s excellent staff were always one step ahead of us, creating the perfect adventure, one we will always remember. This was by far, the best experience we have ever had with a travel company. Keep doing it because you do it so well! One last comment – expand your trips to all over the world so that we can use Blue Parallel for all our future journeys. Thank you to everyone at Blue Parallel.”

Nancy and Jonathan Kaye

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you for all your help in arranging our trip. We had a great time and learned a lot about the country and its rich history. Thank you again for helping us when Spenser and Brian got sick. We were not sure what to do. You having the doctor waiting for us when we arrived in Cusco was a godsend. The guides were all wonderful – informative, patient, flexible and enthusiastic. They did a great job keeping the kids interested and engaged. Their pride of the country and enthusiasm for what they do was infectious.”

Ariel Kochi

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our Blue Parallel experience in Argentina was a perfect combination of sightseeing and exploration activities, beautiful meals, lovely hotels and superb guides. As a family of six we were provided with options that appealed to all. Thank you Blue Parallel for giving us memories that will last a lifetime!”

Doug Brown / Chairman & CEO of DLB Capital LLC., USA

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a magical time in the Galapagos. It was more than we originally imagined it. The naturalist guides were passionate and knowledgeable, but in a way that brought us into their world and made us feel part of the experience. The logistics were seamless and we were never rushed. A truly unique combination of awe (the snorkeling!), relaxation (near Cotopaxi) and intellectual stimulation (Quito colonial old city).”

Andre Benoit

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Always magical, beyond a fantasy. Best by far were the many people from Argentina that Blue Parallel brought into our life…new friends and memories forever. Our lunch (in Bariloche) was a miracle…Valle Encantado was in every description amazing…Ida was perfect with ideas and follow up, and concern that everything be perfect for sensibility and goals of the traveler…Emmanuel has knowledge that is boundless and enables maximum achievement of the opportunity of the time the traveler has…Each person from Blue Parallel was a joy for us…and this experience ensures that we will return to this lovely place on the Planet Earth.”

Ted and Gayle Nering

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a great trip. Your itinerary suggestions and planning were first rate and the local service spot-on. Los Glaciares National Park has beautiful mountain scenery and the glacier walk was very enjoyable. The volcano hike in the Lake District, with 2 excellent guides, was a real treat. The trip to Huerquehue National Park was another pleasant surprise with beautiful countryside passing by a fabulous estancia with a lovely walk to the waterfall. Atacama exceeded our (high) expectations in every aspect: the scenery is diverse and stunning; the lodge could not be more beautiful, the staff very friendly; the walks beautiful; and the food superb. We would not hesitate to return.”

Peter and Maria Kellner

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Dear Emmanuel, our family had a great trip to Peru with your organization and we found the guides, help and accommodations outstanding.”

Shelley and Donald Meltzer / Vice Chairman of Kleinwort Wasserstein

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel is a miracle. From the moment I disembarked (Really! Literally!) and for every moment throughout the rest of my trip, the super-human Blue Parallel staff cared for me in Patagonia with such dedication, such a fine focus on every small detail, and such cheer – I don’t know how I’m expected to return to real life. Blue Parallel it is not possible to improve your service. It was flawless.”

Katherine Taylor

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Every detail of our trip to Brazil was planned and managed for us. We were pleased with all of the choices Blue Parallel made and with the flexibility our guide provided when we changed things around. She had great suggestions for the activities and was very entertaining and knowledgeable. In short, all of the stress was taken out of the trip. We would definitely travel with Blue Parallel again.”

Mary Frances Walde

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Given my health issues, this trip was possible only due to the knowledge, care and planning of Blue Parallel. They made arrangements so that all was possible!”

Jan Vasilius

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We’ve had a wonderful family vacation from beginning to end and would use Blue Parallel again. Blue Parallel chose a perfect itinerary for our family where we experienced a little bit of everything in Argentina.”

Ulrika and Joel Citron

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel put together a very good trip to Argentina with only a week´s notice for my family of eight from Bangkok, Thailand. Given that it is also the Argentine New Year period, its really remarkable what they were able to do for us. We had a really good time in Argentina. Since it’s a tailor made trip, we were able to do a lot of things the way we wanted and they were very flexible. Thanks again!”

Jennifer Sriprasert

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Another excellent trip from start to finish. Blue Parallel manages to exceed your expectations of every location you visit. The tremendous guides and perfectly planned itineraries make the trip flow effortlessly. Having Ossian as a guide for 5 days made our trip. The ‘extras’ were great – local lunches, massage, making empanadas and going to the family home / winery in Cafayate.”

Linda and John O’Hara

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel provided us with a most fantastic and enjoyable trip. It was personalized and customized for us and presented by knowledgeable and personable guides in each region. Our experience at the polo tournament in Buenos Aires was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the charming Alta Vista in El Calafate and our super VIP treatment on the tour boat in Los Glaciares was especially welcome on a cold and windy day. Our favorite portion of the trip however was in Peninsula Valdes: seeing so much wildlife was incredible and thrilling. We found Rincon Chico with its wonderful hosts, food and wildlife to be a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget. We just can’t find enough praise for you and your guides in providing us the best trip we’ve ever had.”

Jan Suwinski

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We particularly appreciated the Blue Parallel office staff for the prompt and quick rearrangements of flights and hotel reservations, and also the staff in Buenos Aires and Santiago who were really kind, good-mannered and high-quality.”

Paolo Basilico

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was a 1st class experience. Everything was seamless. The staff and guides were extremely nice and accommodating. All in all, it was a wonderful experience and a perfect way to see Argentina for the first time. We would absolutely recommend Blue Parallel to our friends.”

Marla Michaels

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a fabulous time in Guatemala. We found everything to be exceptional. All the privately prepared food was excellent – the picnics and the private house at Casa Palopo. Adolfo and Melvin, our primary guides are lovely and well-informed persons as well as their drivers. We would definitely want to work with them again. We also enjoyed our tour of Antigua with Jane. What I most liked about Meson Panza Verde is its “character” and access to the rest of Antigua. I loved the concert on our final night at Panza Verde and the table that was chosen for us. What was particularly good for us about this trip was the number of people we met from all walks of life and their openness to us being there and answering all questions. We left Guatemala feeling as if we had made some new friends!”

Paul Pulver / Vice President, Costco Wholesale

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This Brazil family trip was thoughtful, with unique activities and planning, along with guides of the highest quality I have experienced in more than 30 years of worldwide luxury and adventure travel.”

Alan M. Schwartz / President, Asset Management Solutions LLC

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Alberto and Ernestina in Buenos Aires were highlights of our trip. We loved having them throughout our stay. We made several last minute itinerary changes and they were very understanding and accommodating. Ernestina is a very special hostess, I especially appreciated her company shopping and taking pictures of us dancing tango. She always had a great sense of humor, made things fun, and is very professional. Our only wish is that Blue Parallel would expand across the globe!”

Christy Oliger

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. We have done several bespoke tours in the past, including an around the world trip – Blue Parallel is unequalled. You can be very proud of your staff as they provide a service unequalled by other agencies. We are very interested in future trips to South America and will of course look to Blue Parallel for our travel arrangements.”

Jan Snyder

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The entire experience was wonderful and we found your arrangements and people to be superb. When making more complicated trips we have used various top class agencies but yours has out performed all of them and we would not hesitate to travel with you again and to recommend others to do so. Our experience was completely positive and we were delighted with your arrangements.”

James and Sarah Glyn

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We are extremely pleased with the services of Blue Parallel. The trip to Peru & Chile was well planned and well executed. The guides were the best we have had in our experience and were tailored to our interests. You can always judge a business on how it handles adversity. When our airlines flights were changed by the airline at the last minute, on a weekend, Blue Parallel handled it graciously and professionally, offering quick solutions and stayed in constant contact with us throughout the weekend. I would recomend Blue Parallel to all our friends.”

Paul Pulver / Vice President, Costco Wholesale

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel is simply “the best”. Our adventures with Blue Parallel were over the top. When we left Virginia at the gate at Buenos Aires Airport, I told her I could not just answer the questionaire as it would not do justice to the outstanding experience we had. And I had every good intention of e-mailing you the very next day BUT jet lag and reentry hit and here I am almost a week later, but still reliving every experience. How wonderful it was after our long flight to be met in Lima by Frankie and transported to the Hotel, then on to Cusco only to be met yet again by Juan Carlos, Antonio and Gabby, our outstanding guide. Our time in Cusco and Machu Picchu was everything I had anticipated and more. Gabby brought everything to life with her enthusiasm and wealth of information. Our lunch at the Hacienda, Huayocari, on our final day was a perfect ending to our Peruvian experience and the first of many “surprises” as we were to find out. We were pleasantly surprised at what a cosmopolitan city Santiago is. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there and especially enjoyed our exclusive wine tastings (so glad we decided to do that). After our cruise (the highlights being a day’s flight to Antarctica and a tour of Torres Del Paine), we once again entered the exclusive world of Blue Parallel in Buenos Aires. Virginia was a breath of fresh air, so hospitable and energetic. We did the town!! And then the surprises began in earnest. The ranch was a bit of heaven, so beautiful and pristine and Marcelo a perfect host. To be hosted in such style with musicians and a gourmet lunch a top the mountain was truly awesome. It was “Out Of Africa” in Bariloche. Then Llao Llao, a perfect ending with a glorious sail on Nahuel Huapi Lake. Emmanuel, you are to be commended for the high standards you have set at Blue Parallel. Your itinerary was perfect in every detail, and your staff are among the best. We were treated like royalty. So many, many thanks. We shall treasure our memories.”

June McCarthy

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Estancia Alta Vista in El Calafate was a highlight of the trip – it was our favorite; comfortable and gracious and totally charming. In Ushuaia we had stunning accommodations and our excursions and guides were outstanding. The Blue Parallel staff was extraordinarily attentive to our every need before, during and after the trip.”

Diana Holman

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“My wife and I are extremely busy people who take one long vacation per year and when we decided to go to Argentina, we decided to find an organization that handles everything – especially the small stuff like dinner reservations and insider/local information. Blue Parallel was exactly that. Our trip went off without a single hitch and was one of the most memorable trips we have ever taken – much of which can be attributed to the people at Blue Parallel from Emmanuel himself to every driver or guide we met and had the pleasure to interact with. We cannot imagine taking another vacation without the same level of service and we have been spoiled beyond repair.”

Mario Greco / CEO of The Mario Greco Group

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our experience with Blue Parallel was outstanding. Your staff made our frequent requests for changes with unfailing efficiency and good humor. The hosts and guides and drivers were wonderful and knowledgeable and made our trip a perfect vacation experience.”

Jan Suwinski

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a very positive experience in Chile. The whole trip was well coordinated, the logistics and planning work that was done before the trip was obvious, and we benefitted greatly from that. Our guides were knowledgable, had great attitudes, and there was a true seamlessness in the pass-off between them. It was definitely worth visiting the Isla Magdalena to see their penguin colony. In general, the tours were brilliant and our guides were very encouraging when we were climbing the Villarrica Volcano.”

Jim Sharkey

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel provided us with unparalleled experiences on this adventure, and exemplary service! Gabriela, our guide, was knowledgeable and accommodating – she made sure we were enjoying ourselves at all times. Our truly memorable experience would not have been possible without Gabby, Walter and Alex. You should be proud to have such wonderful, caring, professional staff.”

Randy and Mickey Jester

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“What a fabulously well organized trip – great sites to see with expert guides and drivers. The restaurants booked by Blue Parallel were the best in the city – great food and services. Our personal hostess Virginia was the best. We are already planning our next world venture with Blue Parallel. They know how to do it right.”

Joseph Kampf / President and CEO of Anteon International Corporation

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Ernestina was a doll and we enjoyed her immensely. It was great to have a Porteño to show us Buenos Aires! My sister, one night in BA, had a medical need; the Costa Petit Hotel along with Ernestina had a doctor to the hotel within 30 minutes. They diagnosed her issue and prescribed medicine – and my sister was still able to join us for dinner and tango that night. Excellent service. Also, little did we know that our guide Ossian in the Argentine Northwest is a famous photographer in the region! Having Ossian as our guide made a huge difference in our experience in Argentina. Always accommodating, informative, and fun.”

Jessica Swoyer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Absolutely fantastic service by a most competent staff genuinely interested in our enjoyment.”

Jerry and Barbara Greenbaum

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had high expectations and they were greatly exceeded! Wow, the guides were so wonderful and their fabulous attitudes made the trip especially fun. The gourmet lunches and settings were outstanding!”

William Greene and Linda Latimer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I just wanted to thank you all for your hard work and your help last week during the filming of our show. Thanks for helping our production be flexible and adjust even though the weather didn’t want to cooperate with us. In spite of that, our B-roll team did a great job of getting the pretty sunny version of Rio after we left for Manaus, so our show will still look like we shot in sunny Rio de Janeiro, not in Seattle. Thanks for your coordination of our trip, and help with all of our activities. Rio was fun, Angra was beautiful, and Manaus was fascinating. All the makings for a trip of a lifetime!”

Fred Grinstein / Producer of "Trip of a Lifetime", Banyan Productions, Travel Channel

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a fabulous time. The hosts were outstanding. I am not sure how you recruit but we could sure learn a lot from Blue Parallel. The entire experience was tremendous and superior service was provided. Although our experience was limited, Renata was wonderful in Rio. She was very hospitable, warm, and educational.”

Jay Davidson

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Nothing but superlatives to describe our experience from the initial contact with Blue Parallel to end of the trip itself. This exclusive tour of the most prestigious vineyards of Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile was the best trip ever. Ernestina, Cora, Jorge, Ossian and German have become our friends. Everything top notch.”

Stephen and Lavinia Boyd

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you very much for making our stay in Argentina an unforgettable one. In fact, my wife and I agreed that this was – from all aspects – the best trip we ever made. It will be our pleasure to recommend Argentina and Blue Parallel to anyone and everyone who likes adventure, magnificent sceneries, friendly people, superb food & wine – and tango! We were of course also flattered that you named one of your glaciers after our nearest town in Sweden (Upsala). Please, extend our gratitude to your team!”

Peter & Eva Thurell

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our experience with Blue Parallel in Peru was simply outstanding. From the planning to the execution, Blue Parallel personnel were very helpful, attentive to detail, and extraordinarily customer-focused. We absolutely adored Gaby, our guide in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. You couldn’t ask for more from a guide! She poured her heart and soul into making our experience the best possible. Her enthusiasm about the sights and the culture were contagious. We all left feeling we had made a new friend. John, our driver, was terrific – we still can’t figure out how he could navigate the vehicle down such narrow streets with such skill! We also enjoyed Hugo and Frankie, our hosts in Lima. Blue Parallel runs a truly first-class operation, and I would have no hesitation recommending them as THE tour company to use for visits to Peru. We hope this won’t be our last trip with Blue Parallel!”

Buck Brown

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I cannot put into words how much we enjoyed our trip through Argentina. Not only were we overwhelmed by the unexpected natural beauty of the country, we also felt the same about the people… and, of course, the food and wine, and, and, and, you get the point. Thank you for all of your planning, basically it was perfect.”

Barbara Scapa

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Every detail of our trip was well planned and executed. The guides were very knowledgeable and courteous at all times. They went the extra mile to make our experience truly unique. It was not a “package” tour – it was completely tailored to what we wanted. A fabulous trip!”

Linda and John O’Hara

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I used Blue Parallel because of my concerns about taking my wife and four children – ages 15, 14, 11, and 7 – on a trip to multiple destinations in Argentina. Blue Parallel’s customer service was beyond my expectations, and worth every penny. Blue Parallel’s “hosts” and “hostesses” redefine the notion of “tour guide”; they are instead personal concierges, dedicated exclusively to you for the duration of your stay and on call 24 hours. I whole-heartedly recommend the service.”

Joseph A. Tranfo

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Peru was outstanding on every dimension. We only had to focus on enjoying the adventure as everything else was handled to perfection. Gabriella was a spectacular guide and made the trip memorable. The experience will be with us forever.”

Marc and Jodi Schneider

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Dear Blue Parallel, in one word, this third experience with your group was: Fabulous! The two places in Bariloche were terrific, the guides and activities first rate, the oversight by Magdalena exactly right (and she is personally very likeable and efficient), and the gourmet lunch at the end of the Tronador hike a special treat. For golfers the Llao Llao golf course is world class. The Malba museum in Buenos Aires is a jewel if you have people interested in Contemporary art. The trip to Jujuy, Salta, and Colume was fabulous. We loved Anna and everything we did there. The combination of guide and driver is excellent in rural areas. The hotels were all good. Donald and Ursula Hess were wonderful hosts at Colume. Again many thanks for arranging such a fine experience.”

Bruce Atwater / Former Chairman and CEO of General Mills Inc.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This is our second trip with Blue Parallel. This trip to the Northwest of Argentina and the Lake District was entirely different and was equally wonderful. I would use Blue Parallel again and again. In fact, I will contact Emmanuel in a few weeks for another trip.”

Howard and Donna Weinstein

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We have received the satisfaction survey from Hugo in Lima and we will complete and return it shortly. Meanwhile I just wanted to write you a short note to express our sincere appreciation for making our trip to Peru such a resounding success. In every instance the services and associates of Blue Parallel exceeded our expectations. Our every need was anticipated and each Blue Parallel representative seemed fully dedicated to our comfort and satisfaction while ensuring that we experienced all of the wonders of Peru. Both Chris and I have agreed that our visit to Peru under the guidance of Blue Parallel was one of the most memorable and enjoyable holidays we have experienced in our many years of traveling. We wish to add our accolades for all, including Hugo in Lima and Walter, Percy, Senor Pepe and Gabriela in Cusco. Of course we spent the most time with Gaby whose guidance, dedication, knowledge and commitment was superb. We wish you all the best for 2007!”

Valerie Casey

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Every detail of the trip was planned and taken care of. We just relaxed and all the work was done for us. The details, both minor and major, were handled with finesse. The true test was when we had a health issue. After a single phone call from us, with great efficiency and sensitivity, everything was taken care of and we were back on track to enjoy the balance of our trip. The staff were gracious and everyone at Blue Parallel focused on our comfort and enjoyment, and on making things easy for us. We will recommend Blue Parallel unqualifiedly, and we will use them again unhesitatingly when our itinerary calls for their services and expertise.”

The Houser Family

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The Blue Parallel experience exceeded all expectations. We wanted a family vacation that accommodated Family members ranging in age from 14-80. We had a wonderful experience learning the history and culture of Peru. Our native guide was a very knowledgeable and all the hosts were helpful and friendly. Accomodations were perfect – unsurpassed in location and luxury! Thank you for giving my family a once in a lifetime experience.”

Jacqueline Ross

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Great trip! What you organized for us in the Galapagos was unforgettable. Quito and surroundings was also a fantastic experience. We highly enjoyed every single day of this extraordinary trip to Ecuador.”

David Heller / Managing Director at Goldman Sachs

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This journey to Ecuador was a very good trip. Santiago was just outstanding. He was extremely knowledgable about the country and helpful to us in all ways. In Quito, the private guided tour of San Augustin was fantastic. As to the Galapagos, the boat was excellent. As it happened, the owner was on board with his family, and had the suite just across from us. Dreis was a very good guide. Having an individual guide was wonderful. Quite a number of other guests asked us what tour company we were traveling with, to get such treatment. We also enjoyed the hacienda as well as Cuenca, which was wonderful. We were both glad that you included Cuenca in the trip. The hike in Cajas National Park was really great – and the picnic at the end was fantastic.”

Mary Hubbard

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I am “half-way” home after our vacation in Peru – and it could not have been better. Roger made every aspect of the trip seem personal, special and flawless…we were very pleased and made certain that Roger knew we were. I cannot thank you enough for making this trip with my husband’s parents truly a “once in a lifetime” experience!!!”

Patti Hart

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The trip was better than I thought it could be! I had never traveled with a guide before and it was worth every penny. Gabi made everything so much easier – I didn’t have to worry about anything and was able to relax much more than I would have if I was worried about transportation, tips, language, etc…I am just so impressed with Blue Parallel; our guide and driver were so professional, kind and warm, and your office staff were always friendly on the phone and easy to contact. I can’t say thank you enough. I am already trying to figure out my next vacation and I can’t wait to go back to South America.”

Molly Howlett

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We loved our trip to Brazil. You guys were always there for us, which made it a very carefree trip. Thanks again to our hosts Renata and Robson.”

Molham and Ihsen Aref

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This trip to Peru was GRAND! Blue Parallel was able to improvise the schedule to accommodate our family. Buying soccer game tickets was a major plus. There was room for not being too strict. Our guides were very simpatico.”

Ronald Guttman

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our Blue Parallel experience was everything we hoped for and then some. The opportunity to customize our trip was appreciated and done with great personal care. Our guide, Gabriela, really made our trip special. Her passion and knowledge of her home country of Peru made each day exciting and we felt that we had really immersed ourselves in the history, customs and diversity of this wonderful place. Cusco was terrific – love it! Our driver, Pepe, was so nice and warm. We loved him! Machu Picchu was a dream come true and Gabriela was like having a University Professor with us. Peruvian Amazon was a very special surprise for us for when we first started talking about Peru it was all about the Andes and Machu Picchu. Inkaterra is a very special place. We hope to come back!”

Nathan and Triss Garvis

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I strongly recommend anyone contemplating a trip to South America take advantage of the services offered by Blue Parallel. We traveled throughout South America (Brazil, Argentina and Chile) stopping in nine different locations over 25 days and everything went like clockwork. The accomodations and travel arrangements were first class. The people meeting us at each stop were extremely capable and friendly and the locations selected by Blue Parallel were fantastic and well planned. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip!”

Gene Johnson

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“An excellent Itinerary to Brazil. Sonia was an excellent hostess. We were very well looked after throughout the trip. We would certainly recommend Blue Parallel to our friends.”

William Kirwan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We couldn’t have been more pleased overall with Blue Parallel, with all of Argentina, and with all the people we met throughout our trip. You really made us feel as if we had friends and family type connections everywhere, and traveling has never been made easier. We definitely put some tough tests in front of you and we both are really impressed and hugely appreciative of how your team and Evelyn’s team took care of us. I have been talking nonstop the last two days at the office about how much we enjoyed Argentina and its people, and how first-class your group is – thanks again to everyone, our overall appreciation and gratitude could not be greater.”

Ravi Singh / Global Co-Head of Global Securities Services at Goldman Sachs

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team. You all are a first rate organization and I look forward to referring you to many clients in the future. I appreciate all of your follow through, quick responses and the fact that you were always available or someone found you for me right away. This was a complex trip with too many changes to count and you always remained receptive and patient. A quality that never went unnoticed. Thank you for everything Blue Parallel.”

Athena Chavarria

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We felt very well taken care of! Thank you for your attention to detail and your flexibility. It was great to be able to change our plans, offer new ideas and have the Blue Parallel staff be okay with that! Great, friendly, kind guides and drivers. Thank you so much for helping us create beautiful memories.”

Nick Higgins and Holly Barnes

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was a fabulous trip, very exciting and well organized. The people of Argentina and your staff could not be more helpful and friendly.”

Jenny and Tim Ewing

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel did an outstanding job organizing our trip to Patagonia. Marcos made special arrangements to accommodate all of our requirements from shopping to restaurants. Fly-fishing was outstanding with exceptional guides, glacier-walking was terrific and we especially enjoyed the private tour of the glacier.”

Diane Offereins

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Unparalleled experience. The staff made every effort to meet any and all of our expectations. We had a large group and everyone had an amazing experience. The extreme sun rafting experience is a must. I have never had a more complete group trip run as well.”

Alexandra McNett

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was our first trip to South America and due to Blue Parallel and their staff it won’t be the last! Everything was perfect, punctual, just as promised. The meals in Buenos Aires and Bariloche were great. The LLao LLao was magnificent in all respects. The hostesses Carolina and Magdalena were terrific. We have traveled all over the world, and this service is truly the best.”

Gail and Robert Stanger / Chairman of Robert A. Stanger & Co

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“A perfect custom trip that allowed us to see the real, close-up side of Peru. Every day was perfectly planned and our guides were terrific. We even had a spontaneous Peruvian march competition in the middle of an Andean churchyard.”

Linda and John O’Hara

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel hosts are warm, knowledgeable, and 100% dedicated to assuring you enjoy your stay. They can improvise on the fly to ensure your every wish is met. Angra dos Reis and Rio de Janeiro are two of the most visually stunning places we have ever been to.”

Mr Devitre / Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you so much for organizing a great trip for us. We all had a fabulous time and my mother had a truly unforgettable experience. Your staff and guides were lovely and we enjoyed spending time with all of them. I thank you again and will surely pass on your name to my friends.”

Christine LePoidevin

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Felt so well taken care of. Thanks to Blue Parallel – it was a trip that will never be surpassed. Will use Blue Parallel in the future and recommend to my friends!”

Addie Ward

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Great Experience! Our hostess Carolina in Buenos Aires was very pleasant and helpful. Congratulations also to the Blue Parallel team in Brazil. Sonia was very professional and knowledgeable.”

Michael Rapp / Chairman of Broadband Capital Management

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“One thing is for sure – our trip to Brazil exceeded our expectations in every way. Blue Parallel will make you live the dream.”

Amer Hashem and Danah Al-Aitah

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I must reiterate how extremely pleased I am with the diligent services and attention to detail that Carolina and the entire Blue Parallel team have provided for this grand project – the Galapagos trip was our first opportunity to work together “in the field” and it was an unqualified success!!!”

Robert Haas / Chairman of Haas Wheat & Partners, Dallas, and member of the Council of Advisors to the President of National Geographic Society

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We were very pleased with the services, guides and accommodations. Please keep up this level of consistent service and use of excellent guides and accommodations.”

Lawrence and Virginia Goelman

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Excellent service throughout our trip to Argentina. Carolina, Maggie, and Augustine were outstanding!”

David Barry / President of Applied Development Company

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Dear Blue Parallel team. We had a truly fantastic time in Patagonia, and are quite depressed to be going home! We have been overjoyed with the experiences Blue Parallel has exposed to us. We love the combo of adventure, natural beauty, and of course pampering! Your entire staff (at least the ones we have met), has added a critical and certainly positive element to our trips. We can not thank you enough! Thank you for providing such glorious memories! The question now is where to go next?! We look so forward to our next trip with Blue Parallel.”

Shallan and Whipple Hazlewood

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The Blue Parallel extra value on this trip to Brazil was great – the helicopters, the speed boats, the flexibility of changing plans, and the ability to adjust to the different demands of the group. The Blue Parallel guides were fabulous – cheerful, flexible, knowledgeable, and around exactly when you need them.”

The Podell Family

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was a fantastic trip – certainly one of the very best we have ever taken. Your people were fantastic – Carolina in BA, and Magdi in Bariloche, were both outstanding. They were both most helpful in all aspects – from getting the luggage to making reservations for dinner, and making sure there was transportation, or anything else we needed. We would recommend your firm to anyone we know thinking of going to South America. And, we will certainly go back – perhaps Peru next trip, and will call upon your services again. Many thanks again for a great trip.”

Mary Hubbard

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This 2-week trip to Argentina and Chile you arranged for my family was one of the best trips we have ever had. Each member of my family had a wonderful vacation. Our time was used very efficiently from beginning to end. The guides and hosts who took care of us were all intelligent, well-educated, and were highly concerned at all times about our well-being. Do not hesitate to ask us for a reference in the future.”

Eric Garfinkel

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The only thing better would be to spend more time… wonderful people, beautiful and varied landscapes, and excellent, professional service. Thank you for this fantastic family trip throughout Patagonia!”

Suzan and John Sullivan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a magnificent time in Brazil…It’s terrible to be home! We would like to say a big thank you for your assistance in booking this honeymoon..your advice was indispensible! We would like you to extend our warmest regards and many thanks to Renata, Robson and Sonia (and the minibus driver!) for their help and advice while in Brazil. We’re already planning a return trip! Yours gratefully.”

Dr and Mrs Ross

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This trip to Brazil was first class all the way. Blue Parallel has not only delivered what they promised, but they have exceeded our expectations. We were especially impressed with the attention to details and their personal touch. We highly recommend Blue Parallel and can’t wait to book another trip with them.”

Yefim and Velvina Buzik

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“We had a fabulous trip and appreciated your and your staff’s efforts to make it memorable and exciting. I must commend you on the whole organization’s fine attention to detail, timely responses to questions, and ability to adjust schedules and activities during the trip as necessary. All of our hosts and guides were friendly and respectful. We would like to thank especially Virginia in Buenos Aires, the guides for the ice trekking, and the guides at Harborton Estancia in Ushuaia. I will highly recommend Blue Parallel to anyone interested in travelling to South America. This trip to Patagonia was first class all the way!”

Mr and Mrs Pingitore

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“You made this trip so memorable, that Buenos Aires is a city to return to. Unparalleled experience! Virginia is the best hostess we have had in the decades that we have traveled.”

Seymour Moskowitz / Executive Vice President of Anteon International Corporation

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Blue Parallel thinks of every single detail from prompt service to careful selection of destinations and accommodations that meet your needs. Blue Parallel has designed the program that we had always dreamed about, and the entire BP team made it come true every step of the way, from Tierra del Fuego to Peninsula Valdes, with stops in Torres del Paine and in Los Glaciares National Park on the way. They know Patagonia like no one else.”

Howard and Donna Weinstein

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our experience on a trip to Peru was first rate and we would strongly recommend Blue Parallel. All the hotels and restaurants were the best available. The guides were very knowledgeable and interesting plus were nice people who interacted well with our family. We had three grandchildren plus my daughter and husband and my wife and myself. Blue Parallel provided everything from mountain biking to mountain climbing, cultural visits, a very special shaman ritual for us only in Machu Pichu at sunset, etc.”

Bruce Atwater / Former Chairman and CEO of General Mills Inc.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“There is no doubt in our minds that Blue Parallel organize the best trips we have ever been on. This trip to Peru and to the Galapagos Islands was remarkable. The attention to detail is fantastic. The guides are first class as are the hotels, and there are little extra surprises along the way! Thank you and we hope to be on another trip soon.”

Sylvia & Geoffrey Birch

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our Trip to Peru was outstanding. We went in with very high expectations and we were not disappointed. Our 10 day adventure was a trip of a lifetime. I have traveled all over the world and never had an experience like our trip to Peru with Blue Parallel. Our guides especially Roger were interesting, knowledgeable and fascinating. From Cusco to Puno we were enlightened by their local knowledge of the past, present and future of Peru and its people. The first class treatment we recieved throughout our trip has raised the bar on our future travels. Traveling with Blue Parallel was a real pleasure and I look forward to our trip to Argentina next year.”

Shallan and Whipple Hazlewood

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you very much. This getaway to Bariloche surpassed our expectations. I cannot believe how many activities we were able to experience in these few days, and still be able to relax.”

David Heller / Managing Director of Goldman Sachs

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Greetings Emmanuel! I just wanted to say that our time in Peru with Blue Parallel was absolutely the best. You have certainly employed the right people to handle your clients and give them a great experience. Our hosts, guides and drivers were all very caring, kind, efficient, thorough, and professional. Our experience in Peru – Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu – far exceeded our expectations. I filled out the survey, but it couldn’t begin to cover our gratitude and appreciation for how well taken care of we were. Larry and I said to each other the day we left that if we had not been wise enough to secure the services of Blue Parallel, we would have missed a lot. Your guides, most especially (Hugo and Gaby), helped to give so much understanding and meaning to the great adventure we had in Peru. And when there was a glitch on Tuesday in Machu Picchu because of the train strike, Gaby ensured that we had the most wonderful experience on the Luxury Train back to Cusco. I have always wanted to ride on the Orient Express, and it was just the greatest. So, Emmanuel, I have to say that if we ever plan to be in South America again, we will certainly contact you to help us with our travels. I say again, thank you to all and everyone who helped make our trip so special. All the best to you.”

Linda and Larry Ivins

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The journey to Peru was magnificent – its beauty is stunning, its culture is filled with rituals, and its history is mysterious – this was a captivating experience that will change my life forever. We will always be grateful to our guide Edgar and to the Blue Parallel team for their knowledge, passion, and graciousness.”

Wendy Lea / Managing Partner of Chatham Group LLC

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Hello Emmanuel! I know it has been a very long time since we completed our tour of Argentina with Blue Parallel but, FINALLY, I’ve taken the time to write to you. Every time we show our friends the pictures we took on this trip we become very excited and happy. First of all, the services and personnel associated with your company and YOU could have not been more helpful or kind. We found everyone enthusiastic, energetic, and open. While we had an action packed itinerary, we never felt more relaxed. You made us feel welcome and at home and exposed us to the warmth of Argentine hospitality. We cannot thank you enough. Your selection of accommodations was outstanding from rustic to city sophisticated and every time elegant and comfortable. We send very special thanks to Carolina, Gustavo, Alejandro, Magdalena, Ana Ines, and Ossian. WOW, what a great team!!! We shall return and we are encouraging our friends to travel to Argentina – you made it so very special. I should also thank you for that GREAT bottle of Luigi Bosca 2001 Reserva. We first enjoyed this wine at the private ranch in Patagonia (a recommendation of Marcel Marpegan) during an unforgettable evening of classical music and wonderful asado under the stars. It was so special for us to drink it again at home and recall again this marvelous experience in Argentina. We are still savoring our bottles from San Pedro Yachochuya and Colome but I fear they will be gone soon and we will have to return to collect more. Our sincerest thanks.”

Lisa Gershenson and John Chavez

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Julie and I had a great time in Peru. Overall, the service from Blue Parallel was excellent. Kathy was wonderful. She was a joy to be with and was extremely knowledgeable. Hugo, Javier and the others were very professional. While in Machu Picchu, we did hike to Wynaynana and also hiked Huayna Picchu which were the highlights of the trip. The accommodations were excellent (especially the Sanctuary Lodge) and the schedule was well planned and flawlessly executed. We will remember this trip forever.”

Kent Stewart

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thanks for everything. We had a fabulous time. This trip to Chile and Argentina was all that we expected and more.”

Stephen Rabinowitz

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was our first experience with Blue Parallel and I hope it won’t be our last. Your service exceeded by far our expectations. You enabled us to see the best Patagonia has to offer in the most luxurious way possible. I am 87 years old, did world traveling since 1957, and this journey was in a category of its own – this was by far the best escorted tour I have ever taken. Please feel free to use our name as a reference.”

Isidore Myers / Founder of Isidore Myers Properties

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Dear Emmanuel. I wanted to thank you for a great trip to Peru. I know you did a lot of work at the last minute but everything was great for an unforgettable vacation. The children said they had a blast and even learned a lot! The biggest asset and success was Gabriel and Edwin. They took great care of us from the Amazon to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.”

Carl Miller

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“My husband and I recently came back from a fabulous trip to Argentina. I say ‘Fabulous’ because of having read your article ‘South America Perfected’. I was having a hard time doing research as to the best places to stay and what would be fun to do…So, I took your advise and contacted Blue Parallel. Emmanuel Burgio was all we needed. We are very well traveled and enjoy the very best that life can offer. Blue Parallel took care of our every need. Our hats are off to Emmanuel and all his wonderful staff. We could not have been more pleased. Thank you Blue Parallel and thank you Departures for putting us on to them.”

Jack and Mimi Matthews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“From the moment I arrived in Buenos Aires, everything went smoothly. The Blue Parallel guides and host were enthusiastic and informative, the accomodations were lovely, and the Lake District cannot be beat not only it’s beauty, but for it’s wide range of activities from rafting to shopping. When I got home after 5 days, it felt like I had been gone for a month.”

Caroline Palmer / Features Associate, Vogue Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“I would like to thank you and everyone at Blue Parallel for organizing such an incredible trip to Peru.To have the opportunity to go hiking, biking, and explore the Andes was an experience I shall remember all of my life. Machu Picchu is truly wonderful; the architecture, the mystery and the stunning surroundings. I’ll never forget the first time I looked out over Machu Picchu.It’s hard to find words to describe it, but breathtaking and unbelievable come to mind. Peru has got to be one of the most beautiful and magical countries in the world. I would also like to particularly thank our guide Gabbie who went beyond the call of duty to make our trip a truly memorable experience.She made our visit come alive. Her help and advice was always spot on, she was professional and knowledgeable and exceeded all of our expectations. Many thanks to all who helped in arranging this unforgettable getaway.”

Scott Brackett

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our experience was wonderful from beginning to end. All of our arrangements were handled efficiently and creatively. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We fell in love with Peru, its people, and its magical sights. This is a country full of mysticism. Thank you so much! We especially loved our experience with the Shaman, Nazario.”

Celeste Prince

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This trip to Patagonia was the most wonderful vacation I have ever experienced! The Blue Parallel hosts and guides were more like family than employees. The itinerary you designed for us was just the best. Each place more beautiful than the next. This trip was totally tailored to our needs. I highly recommend Blue Parallel.”

Dr. Cowan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“From the moment we arrived in Lima and Cusco, the Blue Parallel team has been friendly and helpful. Everything was explained thoroughly and the team went out of their way to make sure our stay was a pleasure. Your service was flawless and your staff exceptional. 10/10 for excellence. We will be referring friends to you without hesitation.”

Stephen Lyons

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Thank you for organizing a splendid birthday celebration in Argentina that I will remember for the rest of my life. The graciousness of our host Carolina, the encyclopedic knownledge of our guide Cora, the infinite patience of our tango teacher Laura, and our driver Jorge´s excellent service went a very long way. We also thank the Blue Parallel team in Ushuaia for their outstanding service and knowledge of science and the fueguinian environment. We hope to return to Argentina in the future with Blue Parallel, hopefully sometime in 2005. I have plans of writing Departures magazine about the extraordinary trip we had in Argentina, courtesy of Blue Parallel, as I feel very fortunate that I learned about your company through Departures magazine.”

Michael Delacruz

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“This was a wonderful honeymoon. We never had to worrry about transportation, customs, or anything. Blue Parallel took care of everything, even our visas to Brazil. The estancia outside of Buenos Aires was perfect for us. We could relax and recover from the wedding in this beautiful place you chose for us, before proceeding to Iguassu. This was the most stress free vaction ever”.

Andrew Jones

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