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Address: El Chalten, Argentina
Phone Number: 02962-49-31-55
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Spectacular scenery along the road to El Chalten

The road to El Chalten affords absolutely spectacular vistas of Mt. Fitzroy, ice fields, and glacial lakes. Aside from a few cattle, and some guanacos you don't share the road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The road to El Chalten affords absolutely spectacular vistas of Mt. Fitzroy, ice fields, and glacial lakes. Aside from a few cattle, and some guanacos you don't share the road with much of anyone, at least not in September when we were there. Note, September is still early spring I would recommend going later in the year as there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

So basically, you will be driving on this road and want to stop every 3 seconds because everything is so beautiful. Don't... it will take you forever and it just gets prettier and prettier. There are several "miradores" or lookouts... wait for the signs that say "estacionamiento", park there for pics. But honestly just enjoy the ride and the view...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wow - Great road! We stopped at Cafe Leona for a snack. Enjoyed the rheas and guanacos wandering the area. Amazing scenery!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A lovely drive from El Calafate to El Chalten. We stopped en route in La Leona hotel/ coffee shop for lunch which was nice. The scenery is beautiful the whole way but as you approach El Chalten it just gets even better with all of the mountains and Fitzroy in the distance. You pass by Viedma glacier from a distance... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Gorgeous views!!! Road well kept. Only one place to stop though (but a quite nice, homely feel one - La Leona)

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

stop and take some pictures. PAINT if you are capable... notice the change of colors when cloudy////

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Like most visitors, we traveled to El Chalten from the airport at El Calafate. This road is now surfaced all the way to El Chalten, replacing the stretches of gravel and dirt of the past. Initially you travel north, skirting Lago Argentina, before swinging to the west, eventually sighting Lago Viedma, also to the left. Most forms of transport stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were so fortunate to be on this road on two lovely days going to and from El Chalten from El Calafate. We saw a flock of Rhea (large flightless birds) and a group of guanacos (llama like animals). They are all brown and blend into the scenery so watch for movement. When you get closer to El Chalten you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Take the bus, sit on the top - right at the front if you can manage - and keep your camera ready! Its spectacular - the view is unbeatable. Patagonia is lovely but this part of Patagonia you can do no wrong - just point your camera and shoot and its exhibition worthy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Such a nice ride from Calafate to El Chalten. We took the bus and were amazed by the Lago Argentino and the mountains ahead.

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Address: Address: El Chalten, Argentina
Phone Number: 02962-49-31-55
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Chalten

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