Travel Blogs from El Calafate, Argentina

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Ice,laughter & dulce de leche - the best medicine!, El Chalten / El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Ice,laughter & dulce de leche - the best medicine!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... ! Having seen the glaciers and done the boat tour and spent a day sat around in a hostel doing nothing, I had pretty much exhausted El Calafate of all its activites other than ice hiking which I wasn´t going to attempt in my condition.  It´s a very ...

Parking the bikes in El Calafate., El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Parking the bikes in El Calafate.

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... . Starky of course couldn't do this as his Spanish-speaking skills would be needed to explain to the driver the urgent need for a lift to El Calafate with the bikes. Apparently, in a team, each member has a role to which he is best suited. But we digress, ...

Glaciar Moreno, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Glaciar Moreno

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... economy in tatters. I later suspect that the number of foreign visitors has not been affected by the country´s economic problems and El Calafate has received a huge cash injection from the tourists that come to visit. Over the next days we set up ...

El Calafate - Land of glaciers......and flamencos, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Calafate - Land of glaciers......and flamencos

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Photos for now, a few words to ...

Big Ice!!, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Big Ice!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 257 Temperature : 14 degrees Weather : Cloudy morning, sunny afternoon Wow! Wow! Wow! It's like a living, breathing monster which continually groans and creaks. Then, every so often, there are the most incredible loud, hollow, ...

Glacier, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Glacier

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... from Perth, at the bus stop, and it turned out they were on the same bus as us and also heading to El Calafate, back in Argentina. Apart from some really crazy winds that literally blew you away if you jumped off the ground, there really wasn't much to ...

One big glacier & more stunning views....22-26 Nov, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

One big glacier & more stunning views....22-26 Nov

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... 5 highlights of South America, maybe even Top 2.. Friday 26th November Today we spend the day at El Chalten, a 3 hour bus ride from El Calafate. Daniel comes with us, but he is going to spend a couple of days here trekking so we say our goodbyes.  ...

On the rocks, with ice., El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

On the rocks, with ice.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... a perspective on the size of the glacier, it's enough to say that it can contain the entire area of Buenos Aires". I'm in El Calafate, the gateway town to the Perito Moreno Glacier. A very touristy town, with tons of hotels, hostels and restaurants. I ...

El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Calafate

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... , oh and freezing our arses off - this is a giant lump of ice after all! It was a small relief to get back to El Calafate to the relative warmth and a steaming bowl of soup!. Heading to El Chalten, mountain climbers heaven, next to see if we can catch ...

Two countries in one Birthday, Puerto Natales to El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Two countries in one Birthday

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Get on bus for El Calafate in Argentina which should take about 5 hours to get to. We head off on a virtually empty coach and enjoy the views as we cross over to the border which is a very quick process. I am bemused by the sign at the Argentinian ...

Amazing Glacier, El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

Amazing Glacier

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Have a lie in today and Tony goes out to sort a hire car as its cheaper than the tours to the glacier plus means we can leave later. Weather still great and we head off after stocking up for a picnic. Drive is just over an hour away along the lake and ...

Trekking in Torres del Paine, West to East Torres del Paine National Park, Chile travel blog

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Wake up to howling wind and driving rain outside and I am pretty sure I am not going to go trekking! Still not 100% better and would rather not be frozen and wet for a few days. Still decide to get the bus into the park as have already bought the ...

It's a dogs life....., El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

It's a dogs life.....

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and us coming from El Chalten back here (add another 4 hours) it is only costing about £30 more to fly there in 3 hours from El Calafate. It feels like cheating a bit but we are trying to fit so much into our last few months when the option to fly is ...

Mission aborted (but the thought was there), El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Mission aborted (but the thought was there)

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... a good day to be walking, plus you couldn’t actually see any of the mountains anyway. We managed to change our bus back to El Calafate to an earlier one.  El Chalten despite being nice with great walks doesn’t have too much to offer on a ...

Patagonia & Perito Moreno - Beware falling ice, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Patagonia & Perito Moreno - Beware falling ice

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... Laura and I. Laura’s birthday was on the 20th of March and mine is a few days later so we had dinner and drinks in El Calafate. It was a great night and you can see from the photos, the mixed grill that was meant for 4 was swiftly polished off by ...

Funny looking hill., El Chaltén and Cerro Fitz Roy, Argentina travel blog

Funny looking hill.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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On bumpy Patagonian gravel roads, I have made my way about four hours north of El Calafate, to the tiny village of El Chaltén. I am here to do a few day hikes and hopefully get a glimpse of Cerro Fitz Roy. From El Chaltén I hoped to continue north for a ...

The Glaciers, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

The Glaciers

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... get to the Park is El Calafate and it was only 20 miles off route (we did try to get a lift from our route north to El Calafate, but sadly there was nothing doing). If you're only going to see one glacier then it has to be Glacier Perito Moreno, a ...

blowing hot and cold, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

blowing hot and cold

A travel blog entry by helene

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... icebergs. Beautiful, desolate and wind-swept scenery stretches out as far as the eye can see. And it's cold. El Calafate, on the shore of Lake Argentina, is the town from which to visit the famous 30km-long Perito Moreno Glacier. From a distance, the ...

Our last trek (we think), El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Our last trek (we think)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... were in trouble there would have been no one to help them.  Maybe I’m a bit over cautious?? After this we drove back to El Calafate and as it was our last time in the car we decided on the gravel road route as we hadn’t had as much as ...

Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... I am horribly behind and internet down here in Patagonia is too slow and expensive to update. After Nick left I flew down to Calafate in patagonia, and visited the Perito Moreno glacier yesterday. Today I took the bus to Chalten and will spend the next ...

Gawping at Glaciers, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Gawping at Glaciers

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... soon arrived to collect us. After about one hour we arrived at a small port on the edge of Lake Argo, the largest body of water in Argentina at 1600 sq km, where we were to board our boat. I thought I had pulled a great fast one as the park entry fee ...

The most expensive shit of the trip, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

The most expensive shit of the trip

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We had a lie in today well at least we had a lie in until 7am which was nice, we had breakfast (today I tried the cheerios instead of cornflakes), still living the gastronomic dream), we got on the bus at 8am and drove for about 1.5 hours picking up ...

Encounters with Sheep and 15 Stories of Ice, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Encounters with Sheep and 15 Stories of Ice

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... curly hair. Lucky for my photos, I opted for the latter! I took an early morning bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate, Argentina. It was a spontaneous decision I made the night before. My original plans were to fly back to Santiago and take a 22 hour ...

The Perito Moreno Glacier, El calafate, Argentina travel blog

The Perito Moreno Glacier

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the classic Patagonian must-sees.  It is a river of ice three miles wide, and towers 200 feet above the lake it empties into.  The amazing thing is that the ice is also goes down another 350 feet below the ...

El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Calafate

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Nearly the End of the World, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Nearly the End of the World

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... the continent. Patagonia: a barren, windy expanse of dusty bleakness punctuated by the contrast of glistening lakes and volcanic hills. El Calafate is the base town for the nearby Glaciers. They have formed over millennia from Andean ice fields being ...

Lakes and Glaciers in Argentina, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Lakes and Glaciers in Argentina

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... there in the evening. From Bariloche we then took a 33hr bus ride (yes thirty three hours!!) via Rio Gallegos to El Calafate - a long bleak journey with little scenery but the only alternative to an expensive flight south. In El Calafate we found a ...

Mount Fitz Roy and Ice trecking, Chalten, Parque National Los Glaciers, Argentina travel blog

Mount Fitz Roy and Ice trecking

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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I{ll update my entry properly when I get a faster internet connection. From Calafate I took the bus to Chalten, the gateway to the northern part of the Parque National Los Glacieres. I spent a few days hiking around the various trails, including a ...

Argentina + Chile Picture Special, El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

Argentina + Chile Picture Special

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Since having our digital camera stolen, coopertrooper blog fans have been denied photographic pleasures of Chile and Argentina. We have been using the nasty disposable cameras for the past four weeks and this blog is dedicated to the the two cameras ...

El Chalten and El Calafate, El Chalten and El Calafate, Argentina travel blog

El Chalten and El Calafate

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... trek back into town a lot more pleasant. The King of all Glaciers We leave behind windy El Chalten and arrive in El Calafate, a tourist town which is the base to view the Perito Moreno Glacier. Because of the front of the Glaciers position, ...

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