Hosteria Austral

San Juan Bosco 917, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, 9405, Argentina | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate

Glacier World

A travel blog entry by jayandmandy


With very tired and weary legs we have crossed the border again, back into Argentina. The border crossing was much smoother than last time, no bag searches, just a quick form and stamp in the passport and we were in again. El Calafate is a lovely little town that serves as a base to explore the surrounding glaciers, the main one being Perito Moreno …

On to the glacier

A travel blog entry by budjuggler


... there was a stunning view of the lake and the glacier. The colour of the water is milky blue caused by glacial sediment and the katabatic wind blowing off the glacier was bloody freezing making it difficult to stand up! So we sat down for our lecture from the guide! Apparently the South Patagonian ice field is the third largest source of fresh water in the world after Antartica and Greenland. Two of the prongs are receding whilst the third is growing but this is, we were ...

Glacier hiking

A travel blog entry by erucci


... the viewing platforms you can see the full face of the glacier, rising out of the lake. The size is hard to comprehend, especially since you are still viewing it from a bit of a distance. The front of the glacier also changes significantly as Perito Moreno is not only expanding, but is a relatively rapid moving glacier. The center of the glacier moves about 2 meters per day. Since the glacier is at the confluence of Lago Argentina and a river ...

Flying BRC-FTE

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc


... to keep pests from northern Argentina out of the southern region. I then found the VES airport shuttle counter and booked roundtrip transfer to the city of El Calafate (population 22,000). I had no Argentine pesos since the ATM at EZE tried to charge me an insane withdrawal fee of $6.10 (which of course I refused) and the shuttle company’s credit-card machine was out of order. But thankfully VES accepted U.S. dollars and strangely gave me an exchange rate ...

Final bus ride!

A travel blog entry by adamthrock


... with about ten of those hours in a bus, so I was not too sad that I missed out on it. So, we just booked a couple of glacier tours for the next two days that we were planning on being in Calafate.

We made it to our hostel and a French couple was disassembling and packing up bicycles to be shipped back to France in the hallway outside of our room. I guess that is how we know we have made it to a good destination. Walked to Laguna ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on San Juan Bosco 917, El Calafate, is near Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Chalten.
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