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If you are lucky like we were, as you approach El Chalten you’ll be greeted by the most amazing view of the mountain range in a huge empty sky. Add in the guanaco on the plains, condors and other birds of prey and the possibility...More
Didn’t had option of a car so we rented a few bicycles from the hostel and cycled out of town. Just about 6km or so and you’ll have a view of the road with Fitz Roy at the back.
The way back was really windy...More
We were part of a small group tour from El Calafate to El Chalten. We saw so many animals and birds: guanaco, fox, ria, eagles, caracara and condors. We were especially lucky to have the most clear weather the area had seen in a month....More
If you are lucky enough to have clear weather you will be in awe of the mountains as you head into town. Unfortunately we had cloud cover, but one day the clouds parted a little & we were able to see Fitz Roy! Some of...More
While my first attempt to see Fitz Roy from this road was nixed by 5 days of rain, on my second attempt, this is what we got, the second day of our stay in El Chaltén. If you have any leeway in planning, watch your...More
We were driven at speed from El Calafate to El Chalten along this well paved road, a real contrast to most of the roads we had previously travelled in Chile & Argentina. The sheer scale of things cannot fail to impress - and then you...More
Ok, our kids are actually 20 and 22, so technically not teenagers but adult kids were not an option on this review.
What a fantastically beautiful drive. We drive from El Calafate to El Chalten and back a few days later. There are about 4...More
At 7:15 AM, an Always Glacier van picked us up at Hostel Schilling, and after a few more passengers, proceeded to the new El Calafate Terminal. Here we boarded the 8 AM double decker Chalten Travel bus($33 each) for its 3 hour drive to El...More