Esplendor El Calafate

Juan Domingo Peron 1143, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, 9405, Argentina | 4 star hotel
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Day 15 Traveling from Rio to El Calafate

A travel blog entry by coenraads on Sep 28, 2013

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A crazy 2am start to the day!! As this is an international leg, we had to be at the airport 90 mins before the flight. The benefit of leaving downtown Rio at 2.30am is the lack of traffic. We made the airport by 3am to check-in for our 5am flight. Unsurprisingly we were on the end of a long queue just as the check-in counter opened. It was a bit …

Day 16 - El Calafate

A travel blog entry by coenraads on Sep 29, 2013

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Calafate is a popular tourist destination as it is situated on the edge of the Andes & the Patagonian ice field and hence provides easy access to a number of massive glaciers. The mass of ice in this area is supposedly the 3rd largest after Antarctica and Greenland. Our trip today was out to the Perito Moreno glacier about an hour's drive from …

El Calafate & the glaciers in South of Argentina

A travel blog entry by joeandmez


... in the region; the Perito Moreno Glacier.

We were expecting a little bus but it was a large coach filled with more than 50 other people.
In pitch black we drove into the national park and then shortly after sunrise we arrived at a lookout before heading to a small port.

Being so far south ...

Perito Moreno Glacier

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan


... than receding like the majority of glaciers in the world. This means that it calves a lot due to the areas in the back pushing it forward. It is really dynamic which made it fun to just sit down and watch it break up into the water. It is set in such a beautiful part of the world, between large mountains in a stunning valley.

I really wanted to get a photo and a video of it calving, but while i was filming, ...

El Calafate

A travel blog entry by kerriegee


... the guides gave us more information about how the glacier was formed. On our way back down we were given scotch with ice from the glacier and an alphahore. I don't like scotch! Then we were back on the ground and enjoying some time to view the ice cracking into the lake from the southern side of the glacier. Words cannot describe what we were seeing? It really was an amazing ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Juan Domingo Peron 1143, El Calafate, is near Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Chalten.
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