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Martial Glacier

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: A marked trail in the center of town leads intrepid souls on a grueling hike up this glacier, for which they are rewarded with spectacular sweeping views of the southernmost tip of the earth.
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Take a taxi to go to the base, they are very cheap. Then you can do a nice little hike to the glacier. The glacier itself is small but you'll have very nice views from there, making it worth a visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A 30' track separates you from a lot of fun you'll have at the top, sliding down. Bring a sheet of plastic to get speed and definitely try sliding down on your belly! But wear appropriate snow clothes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I walked up following a paved road that passes by some hotels in the mountain side. I saw there is a chairlift that is out of order. The glacier receded, but I enjoyed the views while walking down the road.

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Uruguaiana, RS
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There's nothing special here just an old sky resort with snow.When it's snowing it's beautiful.If there isn't snow in the city you certanly can see here. The way until there is interesting because you pass in front some different hotels.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Unfortunately there isn't much to see. As others have written, the glacier is not easily visible so all you'll likely see is a hill with snow. At this time of year the chairlift isn't working and there isn't much snow so the walk up isn't all that scenic either. Would suggest you miss this and if in Patagonia for a... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As we were at Ushuaia , wayting for our embarkment in Stella Australis , we went to this atraction , in the mountain . As I suspected , we found a spot where all the infrastructures are either broken, or not working , or corny and unatractive . Though, the view of Ushuaia bay is always splendid !

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Campo Bom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had an amazing day up there. Unfortunately, it was snow as hell, and we were not able to see Ushuaia from the top of the Glaciar Martial! It was kind of easy to get uo there (the maximum you can go, after a place, there is a line you cant cross, not recommended), and took us about 1 hour,... More

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Martial Glacier is nice placed to be hiked even from downtown Ushuaia. it my take between 3 to 5 hours to walk all the way up the Glacier from the the city center. Once on the sky track you start having the panoramic view of Ushuaia Bay. The views from the bay and from the mountains that surround Ushuaia... More

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice !easy arrive there ! We call a taxi go and return there!including waiting 1 hrs just used 500peso (4 adult) Easy arrive there,wonderful view ,and u can step on think,white snow!also many ppl go there hiking ,playing snowboard!u can rent there easily ! As there not much restaurant ,u better prepare snack bar or other foods to keep on... More

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Curitiba, PR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is very near to Ushuaia city center so it's nice to go if you are around. You have a very nice hike upwards then a nice view of the city and bay when it is not cloudy! The glacier itself is not awesome if you have ever seen a glacier before.

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