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Aguas Arriba Lodge

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Aguas Arriba is a 5-room Lodge located 37 km away from El Chaltén, right on the shore, overseeing the Lago del Desierto, and under the distance gaze of the majestic Mt. Fitz Roy, with magnificence views of the Vespignani Glacier. It is only accessible by boat or a 3 hour hike, in 1400 acres of property, ensuring an exclusive and serene experience for nature and mountains lovers who want to immerse in the natural splendor of Mt Fitz Roy in Patagonia Argentina . Outdoor activities, hikes from 1 to 12 hours and flyfishing with our guides inmerse in a scenery that varies between centenarian forests, hanging glaciers, mountain ranges and the emerald green Lago del Desierto, always in our private trails, and in the Natural Reserve.
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Ruta Provincial 23 km 130 Lago del Desierto, El Chalten Z9301AAE Argentina
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The prior reviewers have said it all. Pato and Ivor greet you on the dock or at the lodge with a warm, welcoming embrace and from there it only gets better. Aguas is like being welcomed into someone’s home. The staff bends over backward to accommodate your every desire to
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This would have to rate as a highlight of our Patagonian trip to Chile and Argentina. It was a truly special experience and so beautiful that you felt you were living in a screen shot. We would love to return to the family who has passionately and carefully place this little
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My husband and I are seasoned travelers with literally hundreds of 5-star stays under our belt so it's very rare when we're "blown away" by a property. Aguas Arriba blew us away! We've found, again and again, that the resounding characteristic that luxury hotels have in common
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Absolutely stunning property with just 5 rooms located at the eastern shores of Lago del Desierto. We hiked up there (an amazing 3 hour hike together with our funny guide Jackie). The owners are so enojoyable and really make you feel welcome. Their story is amazing as well so
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We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Aguas Arriba and the only thing I wish was different was that we could have stayed longer! Pato and Ivor were absolutely wonderful hosts and were clearly passionate about sharing their beautiful space with the world. They dearly love the nature
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How important is hiking the Fitzroy trail to you? If it is, then option 1 it should be. I admire your determination and enthusiasm. I, myself, am not physically capable of tackling all the hikes you have planned, so it would be option 2 for me. In fact, I am planning to hike from the transfer drop off point to Aguas Arriba. Since I have hiked to the glacier, my next trip will include a hike through the woods from Aguas Arriba toward the Chilean border. Whichever option you choose, just enjoy. You will love Patagonia as I have.
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I am biased to Aguas Arriba as it is much more personable and if you have done the Moreno Glacier and seen the icebergs walking through the beautiful, forests and waterfall as around Aquas Arriba will provide a different experience. There are very few people around and the seclusion and experience is like you are the only people there. The service is fantastic as well. Cristina also suffers from day trippers and if the wind is up the boat ride to the Estancia can be very rough and it is a long ride.
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Hola Paula, muchas gracias por tu interés en Aguas Arriba Lodge! Mi nombre es Verónica, y trabajo con Pato & Ivor, los dueños del lodge, en reservas. Te cuento que Aguas Arriba es un lugar resguardado, que invita a los amantes de la montaña y de la naturaleza a aislarse del mundo y disfrutar de la quietud del paisaje. El tener acceso únicamente por el Lago del Desierto o por un sendero (3h de trekking por el bosque) aseguran poder disfrutar del entorno en total tranquilidad y en forma exclusiva. Es un sitio privilegiado sobre el Lago del Desierto con increíbles vistas de la cara norte del Fitz Roy y del Glaciar Vespignani que se encuentra frente al Lodge. Con respecto a tu consulta, sí recibimos personas mayores, pero hay algunas dificultades que debemos mencionar. Una vez en Punta Sur hay un muelle pequeño para subirse a la lancha, lo mismo cuando llegan al lodge. Y luego una escalera, no muy empinada, para acceder a la casa. De las 5 habitaciones 4 son en planta alta pero hay una Fitz en planta baja. Y en cuanto a las actividades, si bien el terreno es escarpado no hace falta estar entrenado ni mucho menos, y hay muchos huéspedes que solo vienen a descansar, leer, contemplar el paisaje y comer rico :)! Hay muchas alternativas de caminatas incluidas dentro de nuestras actividades. Todas de baja y media dificultad y siempre acompañados por nuestro guía/anfitrión, que está a disposición para organizar las excursiones! Además resulta un lugar soñado para la pesca con mosca. Esperamos poder contarlos entre nuestros huéspedes para compartir este hermoso paisaje y disfrutar de Aguas Arriba como si estuviesen en su propia casa! A Pato le gustaría conversar con vos, si pudieras pasarnos un teléfono donde contactarte te agradecería. Estamos en contacto, por favor no dudes en contactarme si tuvieras cualquier consulta. Muchos saludos, Verónica
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"Fitz Roy rooms are the biggest!"
"I don't think there are any bad rooms!"
"All rooms are quiet with amazing views."
"All are fine"
"There are only five suites. All are good!"
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$806 - $1,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ArgentinaPatagoniaProvince of Santa CruzEl Chalten
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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