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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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El Calafate93 mi
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All reviews pato and ivor lago del desierto other guests a special place beautiful lake fly fishing highlight of our trip minute boat ride hiking guide love nature copious amounts trout fishing delicious food and wine yoga instructor outside world get away from it all make you feel at home
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I've been meaning to write about my experience at Aguas Arribe for several months now, and it's much overdue. We spent three wonderful days at this amazing wilderness retreat, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everything about this place is just magical. The...More

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Date of stay: December 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

I visited in March 2017 (trip advisor wouldn't allow me to put in 2017 so i wrote 2018) with my husband and two older teens and have been meaning to write a review ever since because this place deserves to be reviewed. The care that...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

There are no words to truly capture the beauty and tranquility of this lodge. You can tell the Owners, Pato and Ivor, have put their heart and soul into creating a sanctuary where you can become one with nature. The only way to get to...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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HI again everyone... This is the original plan: Option 1 El Chalten (Mirador Los Condores) El Chalten (Fitz Roy) El Chalten (Lago Del Desierto) El Chalten (Loma del Pliegue Tombado) El Calafate (via La Leona) Estancia Cristina Estancia Cristina - back to El Calafate Perito Moreno And the only other thing which works might be this: Option 2 Aguas Arriba - arrive 6pm ish Aguas Arriba - glacier hike Aguas Arriba - 3hr hike back in afternoon & return El Chalten El Chalten (Loma del Pliegue Tombado) El Chalten Laguna Capri, 6pm transfer to El Calafate Estancia Cristina Estancia Cristina - back to El Calafate Perito Moreno 2nd option cuts out some hiking in El Chalten and might be too rushed... what does anyone think? Clearly, both are great options but which would anyone enjoy the most given the amount of travelling. Also, if the weather is terrible, then we have no room for spare days in El Chalten... So stupid of me as i could have just done it a couple of days longer.... what does anyone reckon? Which to do? Not sure I'd come back as I have about 100 other places in the world on my bucket list!! So what must I include?! Thank you, all!
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Response from M P | Reviewed this property |
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... More
March 19, 2018|
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Response from 721grahamee | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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"I don't think there are any bad rooms!"
Apr 4, 2018
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"All rooms are quiet with amazing views."
Feb 27, 2018
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"All are fine"
Jan 29, 2018
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"There are only five suites. All are good!"
Jan 23, 2018
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$1,095 - $1,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ArgentinaPatagoniaProvince of Santa CruzEl Chalten
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