Howard Johnson Hotel Cerro Calafate
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- Smoking rooms available
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... the surface and a further 100 meters lie below. This monster is said to be one of only 3 Patagonian glaciers that is growing. The constant movement of the glacier leads to some pretty spectacular noises with the ice creaking and groaning and if you are lucking crashing and falling onto the lake below.
After a bus journey to the glacier park we were given an hour to roam the beautifully constructed wooden walkways which ...
... onto a day tour to head out to see the glacier the next morning. Starting bright and early, we hopped onto a comfy and modern bus/van. The national park, Parque de los Glaciers, was about a 90 min drive but this tour group took us on a back road that made a stop at a typical "estancia" (ranch). There were some friendly sheep, sporting some mega natural dreads, a hungry guanaco, and even a group of piglets. We gathered inside to warm up with a mate and a yarn with the workers. The ...
... amazingly was the home of pink flamingos. Now we are in the very south of Argentina, it's colder than home right now and there are snow capped mountains across the lake, so to see the flamingos here and not in a tropical climate as you would expect, was quite something.
That evening after dinner we visited the many outdoors/adventure stores in town to find some (cheap) gloves and snoods for the next day. It's pretty cold here, ...
... road! We decided to join him to try our luck (if not there was a bus leaving at 7pm) - and got picked up within minutes! Apparently having a girl there helps... A pickup truck full of six huge, burly looking men stopped and asked us if we were heading to El Calafate and if so to hop in the back on top of their luggage. We jumped in, quickly realised that they had been fishing - judging by the huge fish lining the bottom of the truck - shuffled around and off we went! It ...
... After waiting for 1 1/2 hours in my hostel (welcome to South America... I could have slept another hour!!!), I was pretty ****** and definitively not in the mood to sit on a bloody horse! It turned out that they left without me and forgot to pick me up. Eventually, I guy showed up in order to bring me to the rest of the group. After a one hour crazy drive we caught up with the rest of the ...