TripAdvisor Reviews Saco Viejo Las Grutas
Travel Blogs from Las Grutas
... Made my bus and there was a space with 1
min to spare so decided it was meant to be.
Was a dull flat scrubby 3 hours, via a prettier bit of San
Antonio, a parador overlooking the deep green river. Had decided not to book
despite places being over 70% full and proved to be a good move – knew what was
available and got it for 60% of online price. Took the 1st place
just 1 block from old bus station – ...
... 8217;s a gamble but locals seem to think the rate won’t ever be that good in
the near future plus it gets a lot tougher to get a good rate as you go south.
Cronky old bus for the 14 hour trip to Viedma, without even
a toilet, but thankfully (or not from the sleep front!) we stopped surprisingly
frequently given the number of middle of nowhere one horse towns. It really was
Billy & Sundance country to begin with, ...
... important, the GPS that I had paid for online already. He explained that they don’t have those and I would have to call the parent company not this branch to get refunded. With great wisdom he told us it was better to buy one because it was cheaper (it wasn’t). To amend this he gave us directions to a store where they sold one (which were wrong). Needless to say, I lurched out of the parking lot in a grumpy mood.
After once ...
... de la Ventana. Here we were to pick up the next section of dirt road, which would take us further south by west and back to the highway. To make a long story short we found ourselves lost after going about 50 Km and through 8-10 gates seperating the various estancia's we were passing through. A combination of deep sand, dwindling gas and the wisdom and maturity (I use that term loosely) of middle age compelled us to retrace our steps and return to where we started ...
... docks, finally, we could drive out. But wait, there was one last hurdle. An unofficial, unreceipted customs payment had to be made to be released!
Still a horrid wet day we drove south in poor visibility through an unremarkable flat landscape to our destination. Too wet for sightseeing.
Thursday 15 April. Mar del Plata - Bahia Blanco. 473ks.
Extensive flooding overnight and still pouring down. Into the truck at 9am heading south.
Stopped at Toyota ...