Jose Argento

Jose Argento grew up in a tiny farming community in Argentina and developed a deep passion for nature at a young age. After completing his degree in Tourism, he moved to Patagonia, where he began working as a mountain guide. For the last 10 years, he has guided Patagonia journeys for half the year, then spent the other half of the year in other parts of the world training horses and practicing polo. Jose has lived and traveled in many places, from New Zealand to Germany, and is fluent in English, Italian, and of course Spanish. “Working as a Trip Leader is the best job I can imagine. It gets me outdoors, in touch with people, and in touch with nature, and it’s such a pleasure to see trip members enjoy South America’s amazing environments.”

Upcoming Trips:

Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia, December 26, 2014-January 6, 2015
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia, January 31-February 11, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Jose was simply fantastic....the perfect trip leader and a wonderfully kind, sweet, competent young man. You have a real winner in him. Howard G., Bethesda, MD
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Jose is top notch! He is knowledgeable, friendly, thoughtful, and made sure I was taken care of. He is the BEST trip leader I have ever come across! Bessie L., Milpitas, CA
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Jose is a gem! He is wise beyond his years, attentive to the needs of everyone, and very well informed. He loves his country and it shows. Carol M., Palo Alto, CA
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia
Jose was kind, patient, informative, and protective, with a wonderful smile and sense of humor. We all fell totally in love with him! Deena S., Jupiter, FL
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