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Puerto Deseado 223, El Calafate, 9405, Argentina
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patagonia

by ilias_touliaris

PATAGONIA travel information
Posted: Sat September 15, 2007 11:21 AM UTC
Hi,

i plan to travel early december for 20 days to argentina and patagonia.
How is the weather in PATAGONIA this time?
Is it too windy?, what clothes shall i take?
Is December a nice period for Patagonia.?

Thanx for your info

Ilias

Re: patagonia

by Porteno

Average temps in El Calafate for December range from a high of 8 c and low of 7 c. You can track the weather prior to your departure at http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/ARSC0134?from=monthAvgGraph_topnav_business

suerte
SAM

Re: patagonia

by vtveen

See your other posting !!!!

Re: patagonia

by Lady_Disdain

Layers! The weather can change quite fast. You may be wearing a sweater and jacket in the morning, but be all right in a long sleeved t-shirt in the afternoon.

Travel Tips for El Calafate

Meat

by kyoub

Argentinians love their meat and presume everyone one else does also.
The big thing with restaurants is to have a pit display in the front window with one to three
dead animals rotating around it cooking.
We watched them in one restaurant where we ate go up and put more wood on the fire
so they are real.
I would say that they are sheep since they are to small to be beef.

Perito Moreno glacier hike

by Veghel

In many of the day tour packages to Perito Moreno, a one-hour hike on the glacier is included.
The tour on the ice is nice, but not exeptional. After a short boat trip, it starts with an easy 15-minute walk through woods along the toe of the glacier. At regular intervals, you hear (and sometimes see) ice of the Perito Moreno falling into the lake. The noise is impressive and makes you think that the whole glacier collapses. The walk on the ice takes about 1 hour, which is long enough for most people. The guides will definitely show you how good they are in ice-climbing. You're supposed to say "Ohhh" and "Ahhh"; which some people do indeed. Right after the tour, there is a stop at a day lodge. There is also a small restaurant with insufficient capacity for the amount of people. So you'd better bring your own food and drinks. After lunch, you make a somewhat longer boat trip and approach the huge ice walls pretty closely. They are really impressive, as their height is up to 60 m. The only ´equipment´ that you have to bring yourself are gloves and warm clothing. The tour package includes steel ´spikes´ that the tour guides will attach to your feet.

Forever driving

by andal13

Of course, you can drive your own car (or rent one); remeber that Patagonia is really huge, so distances are endless, and the roads not always are good.

Por supuesto, pueden conducir su propio coche (o alquilar uno); recuerden que la Patagonia es realmente enorme, por lo que las distancias son interminables, y los caminos no siempre están en las mejores condiciones.

Estancia Christina - (base camp)

by DSwede

Accessed by boat, try to reserve a ride on a boat to Upsala Glacier that makes a stop at Estancia Christina. Not all boats will stop here, but all tourist boats will go to Upsala.

Upon arriving, you will get a brief history lesson of the Estancia before being taken inside the lodge for a fantastic Argentine BBQ lunch. Also, before disembarking, you will be given a choice typically to take an hour ride on their horses, or take an hour hike up the mountain slopes.

While you are walking the Estancia, you will notice that there are some small cabins. These are/can be used as base camps or starting points for people wishing to hike the upper mountains. Bookings can be made from any tour operator in town.

Deep blue water in fascinating landscape

by Veghel

From Estancia Cristina, it is possible to make 4x4 / hiking / horse riding excursions. I did the 4x4 excursion, hoping that I could drive myself.; which appreared to be forbidden. Still the tour to a magnificent viewpoint was excellent, going through various landscapes that vary quickly and around every corner.
You can book the excusrions anywhere in El Calafate.

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