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Road to El Chalten

El Chalten, Argentina
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in El Chalten
Type: Scenic Drives
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Amsterdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Many of our friends have asked about transportation in Patagonia and I want to stress how easy and comfortable it is to travel by bus. We traveled this way several times, and were always pleasantly surprised about their comfort and punctuality. The drivers are courteous and helpful, and they will get you from El Calafate to El Chalten with no... More

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New Jersey
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32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Long before we reached El Chalten, I spotted a nice looking mountain range and thought it would be cool if our bus were to go by there. Little did I know that we were heading right for that range as that was our destination. As we got closer, views of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy were taking shape and the... More

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Munich
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Could not stop taking photos of the amazing landscapes!! You will see Fitz roy already from the bus/car!

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Singapore, Singapore
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101 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had our hotel owner drive us to and from El Calafate and I must say that its one of the more scenic drives that I have done and what makes it better is the quality of the road - completely paved between these two towns and not winding at all. We came across a lot of guanacos, horses and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I liked the wild isolated county! Take your time enjoy the freedom, small stop point on river, great empanadas,try them!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

went to chalten on Dec 4 by the 7.30 am bus and were back the next day by the 6pm bus. takes 3 1/2 hours on a scenic route. good photo ops. the caltur bus was quite comfy--just $25 one way

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

To reach El Chalten from El Calafate it will take you around 2 to 3 hours, it's well paved. There is no gas station or restaurants along the road, so be sure to be prepared for the trip before leave El Calafate. It's very easy to arrive there, the road is just straight.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We drove all over Argentina and this was one of the "best" drives IMO. The roads are paved and the scenery amazing.

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Montreal, Canada
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232 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

What is not to like about the road to El Chalten, it is absolutely mouth dropping, in fact we posted a picture of our Jeep on FB and got over 500 views!!! Everybody drooled!!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The road from El Calafate to El Chaltén is well paved. It takes you more/less 2 hours time to reach El Chaltén.

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