Bernardita De Negri

Bernardita de Negri, born in Buenos Aires, grew up in a family that had immigrated from Europe to Argentina. Her family loved travel, books, and languages, and her international background, combined with living in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, helped her develop a lust for world travel and a curiosity about other cultures. Bernardita studied Hotel & Tourism Management, lived for a while abroad, and then built a career as a travel consultant. Having always loved being close to nature, she found ways to experience the great Argentine outdoors despite living in a city. After multiple Patagonian adventures in camping, trekking, and sailing, she decided to dedicate her life to natural history studies and began a career as a professional guide. "My life as a Trip Leader lets me indulge my passion for travel and the outdoors, and at the same time I can share my knowledge of Patagonia and contribute to the development of nature tourism in my country." Bernardita lives in Buenos Aires and speaks fluent English.

Upcoming Trips:

In Patagonia, December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015
Mountains, Lakes and Malbec, February 15-25, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Bernie was a great trip leader, always up, and with a great smile and attitude. Charles C., Lebanon TN
In Patagonia
Bernie was always ready to help and answer questions with a smile. She understands group dynamics very well and is extremely dedicated to the success of the trip. Marie-Claire T., Danville CA
In Patagonia
A spectacular and fun trip! Trish K., Berkeley, CA Bernie is a goddess! Fabulous energy, great appreciation of group dynamics, excellent management. Can’t say enough good things about her. Mary Ann W., Oakland, CA Bernie made the tri a 10+! She’s an extremely talented person. Harold and Nancy L., Golden, CO Bernie is one of the best leaders we’ve had on a trip. Everything ran smoothly and she is delightful company. We’d go anywhere Bernie wants to take us! Kurt G., San Francisco, CA Organized, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, and always cheerful. We would love to do another trip with her. Brenda H., Surrey, BC Canada A delightful, always smiling, unflappable leader. Sarah M., Brooklyn, NY Best Trip Leader ever! Joe M., San Antonio, TX Berni is the best guide that I have ever had! From the beginning she understood the needs of each member of the group. Rahel R., Bethesda, MD Berni was a major reason the trip was so outstanding. Her spirit, enthusiasm, upbeat and smiling persona were extraordinary. She truly enjoys her job! What a pleasure! Daisy R., New York, NY Bernie was outstanding and made the trip what it was. Todd J., Austin, TX
Patagonia Express
I cannot say enough about Berni. She was knowledgeable, organized, cheerful, available, in every way a pleasure. There didn't seem to be a single question, no matter how arcane, that she couldn't answer. Leah Z., Philadelphia, PA
Mountains, Lakes and Malbec
Bernie is one of the best tour leaders I've ever had. Very well organized, very knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to be around. Bob A., Tucson, AZ
Mountains, Lakes and Malbec
Berni may very well be the best guide we've ever had with WT. She was excellent! Troy B., Chadds Ford, PA
Mountains, Lakes and Malbec
Bernie is a gifted leader. She is warm, friendly, smart, enjoys interacting with people, knowledgeable about the areas, about history and politics, and has infinite patience. She is simply amazing. We all LOVED her! Irene B., New York, NY
In Patagonia
Berni is an absolute joy to travel with. She always had a smile on her face and made sure not only that everything was running smoothly but that everyone on the trip was having a good time. Carol B., Kensington, MD
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia
Truly passionate person about both her country and the clients' enjoyment and understanding of it. A pleasure to be with due to her positive and endless energy, buoyant personality, and knowledge of Patagonia and its people. Kevin H., Red Bank, NJ
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia
Bernie was an absolute delight and dedicated and committed to our enjoymemt. Kim K., Red Bank, NJ
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia
Bernie is amazing! I cannot say enough about how organized, friendly, and flexible she is. I have never seen someone who seems to have so much fun doing their job. She was a delight to be around and thoroughly professional at the same time. Ivy S., Brooklyn, NY
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia
Bernie was great—but then so have been all the trip leaders from Wilderness whom I've dealt with. You folks have good taste. Tom C., Berkeley, CA
In Patagonia