Penguins are some of the cutest animals in the world and many of them live in Patagonia and Antarctica! Join me in this armchair/lecture type live tour made with pictures and some videos to learn about these incredible birds and the places they live in.
We will also talk about Patagonia and Antarctica: the coldest, the windiest and the driest continent in the world.
What is a virtual tour?
All of our online tours are live and interactive. This means everyone on the tour can speak directly to the guide throughout the tour to experience the destination as if you are actually there.
How To Join A Tour
Easy to use! After booking, you get a unique link to a streaming platform, such as Zoom, to begin each tour. No other technology needed.
Qualified Guides & Hosts
Our guides are local to their destination and vetted by our team. They are all certified and qualified to conduct virtual tours in amazing locations around the world.
Preparing for your Virtual Tour
All you need is your Computer, Laptop, Tablet Or Cellphone. You can also connect it to a Smart TV For Best Experience.
It is recommended that you have a good internet connection with a decent broadband signal.
We will use the Zoom platform so you will need to download it before our tour.
Meet Your Live Virtual Guide
My name is Barbara and I've been working as a Professional tour guide for over 20 years.
Ever since I was a teenager I've wanted to be a tour guide. I love meeting new people and being able to share part of my culture and history.
I studied in Buenos Aires and graduated as a Tour guide in the year 2000.
After doing a Masters degree in Spain I came back to Argentina and decided I didn't want to live in a big city anymore.
So I prepared my luggage and moved to Ushuaia in 2002.
I soon started working for local companies and after a few years I was hired by Grand Circle Travel, a company based in Boston, to work as a trip leader taking American groups to Antarctica and Patagonia. After 2 years, I stopped traveling to become a mom so I kept working as a freelance local guide in Ushuaia, that means I´ve been a local guide here for 18 years!
Last year, I re started my job as trip leader and I was able to go to Antarctica once again.
As this years has been very difficult for the whole travel industry, I decided to start offering live virtual tours of my beautiful city, not only as a job but mostly to show Ushuaia and to encourage travelers to visit us once possible.
Dracut, MA COA - Globetrotter
Loved the Antarctica tour. Seniors thought it was very informative and that they learned a lot. Liked how the presenter showed maps and photos from the boat and the way they got from the boat to the land etc. Made the group feel like they were along for the ride.
Guilford CT, Council on Aging - Explorer
My group loved the Antarctica tour. The geography portion at the beginning was very educational and good to put it all in perspective. The format of going on the trip like you were on a tour was very creative and the videos of the penguins were amazing.
kelly h - Voyager
It was a great experience with Barbara Avalos. She combined two tours with a lot of information and made it very interesting!! With a good combination of pictures and video and very information, great personality, high energy. The team really enjoyed it! Thanks so much!
Oren S - Wanderer
As good as it gets. Barbara did her homework and took us on a very good tour of Antarctica and taught us a lot about penguins.
Norman L - Adventurer
This was the best Beeyonder trip I have done out of the seven completed to date. Barbara Avalos is a very good guide and her presentations are very professional. You can tell she has really researched her material and she was able to answer every question. Barbara is also very friendly and her English is excellent. I highly recommend this tour
Herb C - Adventurer
I just took part in the Antarctica and the Penguins tour! Once again Barbara put together and presented an excellent tour! I highly recommend this trip!
Michael G - Explorer
As usual Barbara presented a very well researched, interesting tour in a very well organized format. Her years in the tour business are obvious in that she is very engaging with her group. The geography of the areas and the information presented about the penguins was fascinating!! Cant recommend this tour enough! Well done. Mike G