Patagonia Park Plaza Unique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Non-smoking hotel
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... amazing Patagonia. Don’t get me wrong, I still love NZ, but these landscapes take some beating!
After our boat trip we had one more hour at the glacier so we rushed back down to the lower viewpoint and were rewarded with yet more spectacular displays of ice creaking, and crashing to the water below, strangely it seems that the majority of our bus spent their remaining hour in the café, seriously people, look ...
... kindles or playing some crib. However we were kind of lost for words at how long it took. It made us think twice about our next hitch heading north. Even the hardcore hitch hikers were reverting to the expensive Argentina bus travel. Well we arrived, quite excited over our achievement. Our friend Maria Ana recommended us to stay at Condor de los Andes Hostel. El Chalten is a 3 road town, so finding our friends was no trouble. El Chalten is Argentinas youngest town, born as a ...
... us to deep pools of water, interesting crevasses, and even a waterfall in a crack in the ice. We walked for three hours, taking a short break for lunch on a part of the ice where we were sheltered from the wind.
After our three hours on the ice and another 45 minute trek to the boat we were all greeted with a glass of whisky chilling over ice that had been carved from the glacier itself. Perfect! We slept very well that night!
... town and booked our tickets to go and see the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier. The town is a lot bigger than El Chalten, and definitely more metropolitan with a ton of souvenir and outdoor shops. We had a lazy day walking around and then cooked up a feast on one of the campsite's big BBQs. The next day we got up at 6.30am to be at the tour office by 7.45 to catch the bus to the glacier. We'd opted for a 'minitrek' tour instead of just going ourselves as it ended up being ...
... amazing how long days are when it is light until 10pm! Wayne just returned huffing and puffing a bit having being pursued by two dogs.... Maybe they wanted the excellent bottle of Malbec and an Argentinian cheese that he was carrying!
At 9.30pm we were back in town eating at a classic Patagonian grill restaurant. Wayne still hankers for the huge dish of of mixed grilled meats and I tell ...