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“Excellent tour with history”

Estancia 25 de Mayo
Ranked #21 of 56 things to do in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
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“Excellent tour with history”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

I was not sure what to expect from this tour--fauna, history, sightseeing. I had hoped to see animals but didn't want to get my hopes up.

The tour was small--only four people plus the tour guide. The guide was bilingual and made sure to translate what we didn't understand.

We traveled in a Jeep Cherokee 4x4--the road was primitive and the 4x4 was definitely needed in some areas.
Our guide stopped to explain the reason for estancias, how people got the land, and other parts of the history of the area. As he drove and talked, he was constantly on the lookout for fauna. We saw herds of guanaco (smaller llamas) and rhea (smaller ostrich). We also saw many birds, frogs, and a condor. Each time we saw something, our guide attempted to explain about it as much as possible.
We were able to see a gaucho working and learned what their job entails and how their lives really do revolve around their horse and the land.

Getting out and walking the land was exciting as we saw fossils and saw what the glaciers had left. Learning the history of the land was as exciting as exploring it.

Visited December 2011
Thank Pkrekeler
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