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TravelPod Member ReviewsPicos Del Sur El Calafate
Clean, spacious, new with a lot of charm.
No WiFi inside of the rooms :(
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... windy. So I was pretty freezing. The glacier was incredible, it is larger than Buenos Aires! It had been talked about so much though and as the weather was a bit **** it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped. Many people would disagree. We then had 2 hours or so to walk around the viewing balconies and see the glacier from different angles. What everyone wants is to get to experience a really large chunk coming off the glacier. I saw pieces fall off and they made a really loud noise but I ...
... the company had never sent me an actual voucher with the time on it and since they sent confirmation of my payment during the last week of school I hadnīt read the email very carefully. This may have been my fault since it took me about three months to actually fill out and fax in the payment voucher… Since we needed to know the time of departure, Jon and I immediately zoomed into town, hoping the office was still open. Unfortunately, it being ...
... the bus takes a different route, stops at a local estancia or farm and also includes a short trek before going to the glazier.
We set of in a big bus, which is completely sold out with about 50 people on board. It feels a little touristy as when we get a good view, the bus stops, we all get off, take our pictures and get back on again. It improves a lot when we stop at this little estancia, which does not look much from distance. But they have a baby guanaco ...
... and Wendy ventured out. The wind actually subsided and they had a great walk, sensational views of the glaciers and lunch in the sun in a protected spot in the forest. Richard and Merlin actually had quite a decent snooze in the sun!
Back in camp, Matias looked after the rest of the group, making them cups of tea and playing blues on the iPod while they had lunch. Most wandered off to change and ...
... so he can just turn round to translate to us. Today we are going to see the Marino glacier. Not sure at this stage if not glaciered out. It is off the Peninsula Magallanes and the lake is called Argentino. We enter the Parque Natinal Los Glaciares and saw the glacier for the first time. It is enormous. A boat trip first to see the glacier up close and then back into the bus for a trip up the peninsular to get a view overlooking the whole of the glacier. It spans over two inlets ...