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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 …
... on a cargo ship is that the cargo is cows, lots of them, in very small containers. Apart from the crew, including our guide, on the ship are two Dutch girls we'd met before in the hostel in El Calafate, an Italian family, some truckers and 17 of the 180 inhabitants of Puerto Eden, where there is a population of 70 indigenous people, the last in Chile (who survived the European invasion) who we'll drop off tomorrow morning, before stepping out into the ...
... defeat and got into the collectivo, this 25 minute journey turned into 45 minutes because the driver was literally dropping people to their doors. We arrived at the centre to get another bus and luckily one was leaving in 20 minutes. This bus was 3 hours and cost only CH$5000. What ho? We're stopping at the airport? Surely not as the nice lady at the Info desk told us that this was not possible? She was lucky I didn't get out and punch ...
... was private rooms with shared amenities). But we had heard rumours about the joys of dorm living, and now we can vouch that those rumours are true.
Now most people when they are about to embark on a 5 day hike in the mountains, would not think that the perfect activity for the day beforehand would be to go on another hike. But we did. You see, because it is 'low season' (a term that constantly haunts us), the afternoon bus we had planned to take into ...
... glacier however.
Even though we couldn't go outside the trip seemed to go by quickly as we were entertained by the various activities put on by the crew (karaoke, bingo, movies, knot tieing lessons, etc) and spent most of our time with our new friends, all five of whom were from Switzerland. The final night the crew put on a farewell party which was entertaining to say the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.