Patagonia Park Plaza Unique Hotel
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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The next stop from Puerto Natales was Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallenes and Antarctic region of Chile. Having been told that it wasn't very nice by a few people we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to a very clean and quite grand city that had a strong aura, whether it is standing casually outside the building that Shackleton planned his southern expedition, walking down the street named after the captain of Darwin's beagle or gazing out into ...
... movies. The scenery we pass is the same as around Puerto Madryn, stretches and stretches of plains, dry land with only low bushes. We do get an occasional hill also, mixed with long stretches of straight land. You see an occasional rhea, guanaco, sheep and I saw a fox too, but not in such density as in Peninsula Valdez. We get told that for one sheep a local farmer needs about 4 hectares of land, as there is so little green grass for the sheep to feed on. The area is ...
... Fitz Roy. This was followed soon after by the loud crack of an avalanche on a nearby glacier. Merlin arrived for breakfast, bringing fresh croissants, more tea and cereal and also empanadas and fresh fruit for lunch. We told him he could go home every night if he brought treats like that back!
Carol had the brilliant idea of us all painting our eyes with charcoal to be “in keeping” with ...
... national park adventure. We have a few hours to kill here before our bus back to El Calafate. Pleased I wasn't in the party of hikers kitted up to sleep overnight on the track we walked yesterday. Tom and I have spent all our mental energy trying to figure out how to get to the bus station and remain dry. Our solution - arrive earlier so that we can dry off in the heating.
Our return bus stopped at La Leona where we ...
... we check in at the desk and say farewell to Claudia and then decide to walk across the road so we can get a better look at the river, which is apparently over 5kms wide at this point so it looks like the sea. Derek enjoys a hamburger from a stand on the river front.
The flight to El Calafate takes about three hours and we arrive around 7pm. Our guide picks up several other people at the airport and the ...