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- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free parking
- Family rooms
- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... time for us to heat to our boat trip and we left them watching. Typically about 5 minutes later as we were at the top of the walkway taking some photos a huge pieced of ice came crashing down. Amazingly we were in a perfect location to get photos and our new friends proved to be perfect markers to show the scale of the glacier and the resulting splash and crash of the ice fall.
Our boat trip to the face was fantastic, we got ...
... of ice. The park has a very well built boardwalk that gives you access to view each corner of the glacier. We spent a few good hours wondering through the park. On our way back to town, we stopped at a brewery for some average tasting beers, which was sold to us as a "happy ending" to our day. Ha, not so much, but it wet the pallet at least. We were hungry afterwards so we treated ourselves to a tasty meal. The rest of the evening was spent chilling over some beers, planning our trip ...
... front of the Glacier Perito Moreno, where we had an hour to view the amazing sight of the blue-hued ice with it's jagged peaks. Every now and then we'd hear a loud crack like thunder and we'd turn to see a slice of ice coming away from the glacier, plunging in to the water below.
Back on the bus we were then taken to the edge of the lake to catch a boat that would take us across the lake. From here we trekked for 45 minutes, ...
... for a few minutes before grunting and nodding at us and hopping back in the car. Off we went. This happened a few times, mostly going up hills, but we finally made it. Three hours in the back of a truck, with the strong wind whipping your face, the setting sun in your eyes and the stench of fish all around didn't do much for physical comfort, and we all got off with stinging faces and headaches, but we were happy to have saved a few pounds (thirty each to be exact!). ...
... but after a while, my horse followed my instructions which was a lot of fun for me but probably very annoying for the poor horse :-))))!!! One of the hightlights was the lunch break where our gaucho offered some wine and prepared a delicious traditional lunch. After some frustration and concerns as well as quite some pain on the horse, I really enjoyed this day and got the really gaucho ...