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Road to El Chalten

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Address: El Chalten, Argentina
Phone Number: 02962-49-31-55
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The 3 hour bus trip between El Calafate (town or airport) and El Chaltén is more interesting than one might think. If you're not exhausted from traveling, keep your eyes peeled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Bishop, California

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Bishop, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 3 hour bus trip between El Calafate (town or airport) and El Chaltén is more interesting than one might think. If you're not exhausted from traveling, keep your eyes peeled for herds of guanacos as well as solo ones; flamingos and other birds in lagoons; many estancias with sheep, cattle, horses; and the beautiful Lago Viedma and stunning Chaltén... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are great in good weather, however on a bad weather day there may be nothing to see. Strak contrast bewteen looking west and looking east.

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Thank tclwtr
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can afford to rent a car and go, its the best. There so many amazing vistas on the road that you will want to stop every 10 minutes. Even in a bus its quite captivating though. Get a seat up front and left if you want the best views! The photo is from about 20km out of the... More 

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São Paulo
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 220km that separate El Calafate from El Chalten are done through the wilderness on a safe, well-kempt highway with jaw-dropping scenery. It gives you the exact dimension of man in relation to nature - it is a spiritual experience, believe me. Seeing Cerro Torre and El Chalten - the mountain - (Fitz Roy) in the distance is magical! Unforgettable.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I visited El Chalten recently by car. The road is paved and if the weather is good you can get great photos of Mt Fitroy and Cerro Torre. In my case I had to wait 4 hours at the weather had closed in on the morning I arrived. For me the best view as about 2 km closer to El... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The south of Argentina, especially the road is boring but here, it is just wonderful. Look at the window and dream about the treks you could do here, or just chilling near the river

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We drove in a small Fiat hired at the Airport in El Calafate the 218 k.m to El Chalten. It was the sort of car that was not out of place on this road, many locals drove something similar. Most tourists on this road were in coaches or mini buses. The road however is long and straight and we took... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Road between El Calafate en El CHalten takes less than 3 hours and is worth every minute. Road is sealed all the way Channing panorama's and the almost constant present of Fitz Roy glacier Take your time and enjoy

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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I took a bus from El Calafate to El Chalen, (and back to El Calafate.) It's a nice scenic ride, and the bus was super comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

It's a road. What do you expect. Beautiful view. Lots of road. Saw some bones. Saw some guanacos. Cool.

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