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“A mixed review”

LandingPadBA Day Tours
Ranked #29 of 299 Tours in Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Hmmmm... I have a mixed review to share. In summary: seeing the football game was amazing, the male guide we had was NOT so amazing.

We attended a River Plate football game with Landing Pad. The email communications between us and Landing Pad were great. All our enquiries were answered very promptly. On the day of the game, we were able to locate the bus easily and Julia, our initial guide, was friendly, enthusiastic and polite.

The bus takes you to a long lunch where you can enjoy chatting to other people attending the game. Personally we thought the lunch takes way too long (we were there for hours) but I suppose it is necessary to ensure all the people attending the game are collected. It wasn't explained to us why we were there so long.

We were then dropped off at the stadium and given a new guide. This man, I have forgotten his name, was bordering on rude... In our group we had an American family with young children. This man introduced himself to us by saying to us "My English is very <insert swear word here> bad". I was shocked that he would swear like that in front of young children and women. It was embarrassing. I am not sure if he realised the particular word is a swear word in English - maybe he didn't mean to be rude?

We then continued on to go through security to our seats. We were well briefed by Julia on what to expect with security (pat down search etc). However our male guide didn't show much concern about keeping us all together. He kind of looked annoyed that we weren't all keeping up. The crowds are chaotic and it was hard to keep up with the pace of our guide.

We took our seats and enjoyed the game. Our guide smoked cigarettes throughout the game without asking if it offended us. I HATE cigarette smoke and was shocked he was smoking around us. Maybe another example of different cultures?

The game was FANTASTIC. The crowd and atmosphere is wonderful. We felt completely safe. The game was a highlight of our trip to Buenos Aires.

All in all, I would recommend LandingPad BA if you wish to see a football match (the football matches are definitely worth the effort and expense) - you just need to hope you get a nicer guide!

Thank Peta_and_Jeff
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JRinBA, Owner at LandingPadBA Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Hi Peta_and_Jeff,

A big thank you for your review! A very honest and helpful description of your experience. I really do appreciate you recognizing both our strengths and weaknesses in this case. I will be personally having a chat with the guide you mentioned and futbol manager about this.

I hope you guys had a great time in Buenos Aires. Very happy to hear that the game was the highlight of your trip!

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We had an excellent experience with Landing Pad BA. The outing was well managed and our guide did everything to make us feel safe. My daughter had a bit of trouble with the police check point but our guide got her through swiftly and safely. We would never have managed anything like it on our own.
The game was a really exciting experience especially for my daughter who loves futbol!!

Thank gypsy558
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JRinBA, Owner at LandingPadBA Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you Gypsy55! I am very pleased to hear that you and your daughter had a good time at the Boca match.

Yes, the police and security can be a bit of a pain at the futbol matches, but it is ultimately for the better. I am glad to hear that the guide stepped in and ensured everything went smoothly. Your compliments will be passed on to him.

I hope you guys enjoyed your time here in Buenos Aires!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

we booked our taxi for our trip to and from the airport and all was exactly as described.i would absolutely recommend using this service rather than trying to find a taxi upon arrival.transport was seamless and well worth the money.excellent service!!!

Thank Eireann32
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JRinBA, Owner at LandingPadBA Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you Eireann32! I will pass on your compliments to both the driver and Paula. I hope you are enjoying your time here in Buenos Aires. Do let us know if you need anything else!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

LandingPadBA made the arrangements for us to attend a highly popular soccer match that met our expectations for seeing how Argentinians are passionate about the game. The crowd sang/chanted for the full 90 minutes of the match. We watched good soccer and had fun being among the fans. The van ride was comfortable and seemingly a necessary way to get there. The escort service was nice to have, although I felt safe as I ever do at a sporting event. It should be noted that the city has a ban on allowing fans from the opposing team into the game, so maybe some of the danger has been diminished for now... THANKS LPBA for a great experience.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

What can I say about Jed except that he is a walking machine full of great information about BA in Argentina. The soccer game was AMAZING. The bike your was amazing and very private so it's like having your own personal guide. The hour massage was hands down the best massage I've ever had and I've had many many in my lifetime. Polo got cancelled but everything happens for a reason. All in all great advice and suggestions from Jed and his team. I'll be back again and make sure to check out Fuerza Bruta because it's a must see show!!!!

Thank Yash22ba
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