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Today we drove circa 4 hours from El Calafate to Puerto Natales. The journey was smooth we were able to maintain cruise speed of Swiss Autobahn (but in a single lane road). Litle Chevrolet Celta was brave !!! It's like Tata Nano but Brasilian version, no electric windows, no central looking, just the basics!
Puerto Natales is the biggest city …
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Patagonia is a place I always thought to be enigmatic due to its remote location and unique landscape ……..and it did not disappoint. The rough, rugged, inhospitable climate, which can change in a moment's notice, winds racing by at over 120 mph. The majestic landscape with towering granite spears overlooking …
... but can easily be comprehended as one drives and drives and sees nothing created by human hands, other than the highway, for hundreds of miles.
There must be hundreds of microclimates here, as you can easily have a ten degree temperature swing or go from deluge to sunshine or ferocious winds to light breezes within the matter of a mile. In some areas, the highway appears to be the dividing line of these microclimates with it literally looking ...
... Evidence shows the first inhabitants arrived here 11,000 years ago, making it the last area of the seven continents, besides Antarctica, to be inhabited. These early inhabitants are not believed to have hunted the Mylodon as it's skin contained tiny bones, much like an armadillo, and would have been difficult for them to penetrate with the weapons they used at that time.
This area had once been covered by a great Sea. The hill the cave has been carved from, ...
Day 5: We slept in till 10, packed our bags, had a good brunch and set off for the pickup point at the park entrance Laguna Amarga at 12, which was 7.5km away and approximately 1.5 hours long. It was an easy trail but the pain of the blister had set in. We pretty much followed the car trails to the entrance and arrived at 2.15pm. Our pickup was scheduled at 4. Slowly, other hikers we met few days back - Billy, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAltiplanico Sur Puerto Natales
The theme of this hotel is to blend in with the environment as much as possible with the outside made from mud blocks which make the hotel look like part of the landscape. It overlooks the lovely Ultima Esperanza Sound ( Last Hope Sound). The service is excellent and the hotel boasts a really great restaurant.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.