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Address: El Chalten, Argentina
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Breathtaking !

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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 via mobile

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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Cork, Ireland
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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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Longmont
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I didnt find the road much interesting except last 15 minutes before reaching El chalten , one can see superb scenery ..The road from El calafate to el chalten , one come across steppe and dry vegetation but last 15 minutes before reaching El chalten , the views are superb of glacier and el chalten itself with clear peaks if... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We rented from Hertz which is the only company that offers complete insurance. The road was fine but the week we rented was very high wind. The rental agent warned us about opening the doors in high winds on the road and to stick to the right side of the road. The drivers in Argentina do not pay any attention... More 

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