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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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From the road from Calafate, you can see Fitz Roy rising like a tooth on the horizon, purple against the sky. The mountains look like a movie concept artist’s imagining of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

From the road from Calafate, you can see Fitz Roy rising like a tooth on the horizon, purple against the sky. The mountains look like a movie concept artist’s imagining of a magical place. I called it Oz, the Emerald City, but it could also be Lord of the Rings... there is simply nothing else like it, as it sits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We did not drive this road but took the bus from El Calafate to El Chalten and back. The look of the road and the ride in the bus was very good. The road appears to be well maintained (though there are no shoulder markings on the road).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Panama City, Panama
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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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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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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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