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Best excursions in Calafate and Ushuahia

4 months ago

We travel to Calafate and Ushuahia in October: do we take out the tours online or directly when we're there? What's best and what?

66 replies
Argentina
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4 months ago

In Ushuaia you can buy them directly I recommend all that is walking in the National Park, the catamaran, the prison, the train of the end of the world and also add emerald lagoon.

Argentina
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4 months ago

Muchas gracias!

Spain
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2 months ago

Very good synthesis. Thank you.

Spain
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4 months ago

I'd tell you to go around Calafate and ask about the countless agencies there are.

Argentina
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4 months ago

Muchas gracias!

Argentina
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4 months ago

If you encourage yourself, diving at the end of the world has no comparison to the rest of the excursions!

Argentina
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4 months ago

Um, in that unfortunately step... :-(

Argentina
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4 months ago

Anyway, thank you, Emanuel!

Uruguay
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4 days ago

Hello Emmanuel, which company do you recommend? Where do you dive?

Uruguay
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4 months ago

I just got here yesterday, went to Ushuaia and Calafate.
The best thing I did was go to Chalten from Calafate, incredible views and beautiful places to go trekking. I'm sorry I didn't go more than a day. The Perito Moreno glacier is also good.
In ushuaia I recommend a full day tour called Usuhaia Blanca.

Argentina
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4 months ago

Gracias, Chris!

Thailand
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1 month ago

how did you get to chalten from calafate? how long did it take?

Uruguay
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4 days ago

Hey, Elizabeth, there's a regular bus between $15 and $20. It's like three hours.

Chile
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1 day ago

Alguien sabe de datos picadas donde comer barato en Usuhaia

Argentina
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4 months ago

Hello Rita! I recommend you tour the agencies not to hire the Transfer because they charge you more. It was good for us to order a remis or Uber and go to the Martrial Glacier, it's Recerca and walk the walk there. There is also a famous tea house and expensive as well! On the way back, we called a cab from there and shared it with another couple walking around.
We did the same thing to catch the end of the world train.
I recommend you try the onion and take the trip on board as well.

Argentina
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4 months ago

Muchas gracias, Graciela!

Singapore
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3 months ago

how much did the uber and the cab cost? Easy to order from hotel?

United States of America
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2 months ago

What is "the onion?" and what is "and take the trip on board, as well?" What does that mean? What is Recerca? I am feeling a little lost with the reply. Was something lost in translation?

Argentina
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1 month ago

He meant the onion that's a typical local seafood.

Argentina
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1 month ago

He meant the centolla which is a tunic seafood of the place and he thinks it's very close.

Argentina
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4 months ago

I recommend you visit Paine from Calafate, it's a beautiful place and you have agencies that take you and bring you in in the day.
I also recommend visiting the chalten and doing all the trails you want, they're all very nice and low-difficulty.
Plus, you've got the cave tour of cave paintings, if you do that at lunch time, you're gonna enjoy a really good meal inside a cave.

Argentina
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4 months ago

Me gusta tu propuesta, Jose, gracias!

Australia
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1 month ago

José. I am trying to find a bus from El Calafate to Torres del Paine and return to El Calafate the same day. I can do 23, 24, 25 December 2019. Could you advise what bus terminals I could contact by email please.Many thanks

Argentina
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4 months ago

I booked the Glacier Walk online, the others on site. In Ushuaia you can hire everything there, the canal walk is beautiful.

Australia
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4 months ago

I'm going to these places in Nov19, all the tips on here is very helpful, thanks.
Rita, please leave tips here once you are back, I'd be keeping an eye to read about your experiences. thanks!! and hope you have a good time!

Argentina
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4 months ago

Yes, thank you, Shikka! I'll tell you how to get back, end of October, I'm traveling on the 17th from Rosario.
In geeral, do advice point to making decisions there?

Australia
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2 months ago

I am also going to these two places in December and will keep an eye out for your recommendations as well Rita. Have a wonderful time.

Argentina
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4 months ago

There are excursions like the prison, they are carried out on foot, as they are in the central area, but the best thing to do is to see the agencies there, according to what you can do. Depending on physical performance.

Argentina
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4 months ago

Thank you, Damian! I like prison, let alone physical attrition.

Argentina
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4 months ago

I promise to tell you about my experience, so that someone can use it, too. Thank you very much, pretty people!!!

Australia
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3 months ago

Looking forward to it! Where do you live in Argentina Rita Rosario? Any places you personally recommend as a local?

Argentina
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3 months ago

Yes, Shikka, the south, ie, Calafate and Ushuaia, two “musts” when visiting Argentina, plus the Falls, and the north, quite peculiar! Planning a visit?

Australia
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3 months ago

Yes, I'll be there in Nov, def planning visits to these places :)

Argentina
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2 months ago

If you come to Rosario I recommend you book a tour of the islands and if you like outdoor life you can choose to stay some night in a sleeping (mooly simple cabin) in "the Benitos" or something more comfortable in "the Cabañas del Frances", both places on the islands in front of the city of rosary. There are boat taxis that cross you into the area.

Argentina
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3 months ago

In Calafate, Perito Moreno is thrilling, very good hiking on the glacier. We did the cutting for reasons of demand. Chalten merce a visit, in time you can go hiking, and take advantage of it when it is not cloudy.

Argentina
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3 months ago

Thanks, Nestor!

United States of America
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2 months ago

I wondered if the hike on the glacier is too difficult for seniors? We are active and just average in fitness but we love glaciers. One place said they won't take anyone over 65. I wondered if you saw any age or physical fitness restrictions from the tour company operating the glacier walk at Perito Moreno?

Argentina
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1 day ago

The walk is very simple you can do well if you are in good condition and accompany the guide

Argentina
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3 months ago

Hi. I recommend you take the trip to the Upsala Glacier in El Calafate. It's a unique experience.

United States of America
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2 months ago

When you mention something is a unique experience, would you elaborate. I have no idea what is unique to you (I guess anyone else either).

Argentina
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2 months ago

I'm in Ushuaia, figuring out tours. ALL VERY CAREFUL!!!!
Same in Calafate. Best to do: Perito Moreno and Ice Rios: Upsala and Spigazzini, Safety Safes!!!

Argentina
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2 months ago

One tip: if it's old people coming to Ushuaia to look for a hotel on the ground: Maipu or San Martin streets, look at the map: parallels go up, lots of stairs to climb

Australia
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2 months ago

Muchas Gracias Rita.

Argentina
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2 months ago

I corroborate the writing for several already: hire the tours when you are already in Calafate/Ushuaia. Prices differ, and since tastes are different we can regret what we choose to do!!!
In Ushuaia I liked to visit and listen to the guided tour in prison, because I like the human, rather than getting tired doing trekking 😛..., but who prefers long walks surrounded by pure nature will find good places here.And enjoy talking to people from various countries and sharing ideas and opinions.

Canada
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2 months ago

Hello Rita,

We are planning 2 weeks in Patagonia in January. We've been told that the best hike is to go to Laguna Dos Tres in El Chalten. However we understand that it is a very long hike and it is better to sleep at Laguna Dos Tres and come back to El Chalten the next day.

Would you have any recommendation on how to book our tour and accommodation for that hike ?

Thank you!

Argentina
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2 months ago

ive never been there. but a friend told me its really long the walk. if you can stay there for the night. it would be great. besides, its really beautiful :)

Argentina
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2 months ago

Hi, Marie
I haven’t been there, but bearing in mind what is offered on the internet, you might choose your excursion once here, as there are lots of agencies downtown. And the people at your hotel will also advise you on the best options, as everything is quite expensive.

Argentina
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2 months ago

The end of the world train, beautiful landscapes, we went down and went to the last post of Argentine mail.
Sail down the Beagle Channel.

Russia
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2 months ago

Hello. I also planning to visit these places. how many days I need stay in El Calafate, how many days in Ushuaia, how many days in Puerto Natales or Bariloche. Please advise. I have 9 days in total. Regards. Georgii.

Australia
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2 months ago

Rita are you back yet? How was your trip? Where did you stay in El Calafate and Ushuaia? Any recommendations?

Australia
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2 months ago

Yes, that would be good. I haven't booked accommodation in El Calafate or Puertos Natales. Could you recommend please.

Argentina
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2 months ago

Hi, Shikka, Cheryl and all,
Yes, I'm back, after 8 days in the Argentinian South, plenty of natural sights to enjoy if you love nature.
As to lodgings, there's a wide variety in both cities, depending on your budget. Things are pretty bad in Argentina for natives, economically --and socially-- speaking, so foreigners will profit from a high dollar and euro for us, but convenient for the rest of the world!!! ;-)
This is why you might afford to stay at a good hotel, centrally located. I generally choose B&Bs not only because of a budget, but also because the service is great, personalized, and places are generally cosier. In Ushuaia we stayed at one called "Los Calafates", run by mother and son, very clean, great breakfast, close to the centre, and less expensive than big hotels.
All excursions have been mentioned in this great forum, and my tip would be, once again, book them once there, comparing prices and what they offer, since there are lots of agencies downtown to choose from.
If you need any further details feel free to ask ;-)
Cheers, all!

Russia
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2 months ago

Hello. I also planning to visit these places. how many days I need stay in El Calafate, how many days in Ushuaia, how many days in Puerto Natales or Bariloche. Please advise. I have 9 days in total. Regards. Georgii.

Argentina
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2 months ago

ban It depends, Georgii, I'd say 2 in Calafate, 3 in Ushuaia and 4 in Bariloche, if you want to do all excursions covering most of the sights nearby.

Russia
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2 months ago

Hi, Rita. Thanks for your answer. I'll take into account all your advice. Best regards. Georgii.

Australia
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2 months ago

Thank you Rita! really appreciate it :)
I'm taking US dollars, hopefully I get a good rate.

Australia
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2 months ago

Thank you Rita. I will also be in Buenos Aires several times during my time in South America and was wondering if you could recommend a nice comfortable place to stay, preferably in the city. I don’t have a big budget and would prefer something on ground level.

Argentina
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2 months ago

Hmmm, difficult to say, since it depends on the area and on your budget. I'd choose Palermo or the Recoleta, and in https://Booking.com you'll find plenty of options with very interesting reviews, which I follow every time I have to stay anywhere, even in Buenos Aires. Remember to add your preferences when choosing a room.

Australia
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1 month ago

Thank you Rita.😊🌻

Hola, Rita, soy colombiano, quisiera saber si puedes hacer eso, indicarme cuanto es el valor aproximado en dólares o pesos colombianos que puede costar la estadía, (hospedaje) más la alimentación, más algunas de las actividades, digamos excursión del tren del fin del mundo, el parque tierra de fuego, la visita a los pingüinos remachó amarillo y otras que me recomiendas, estoy haciendo un presupuesto para ir a Ushuaia el próximo año.

Gracias.
También quiero saber cuál es la mejor época del año para visitar Ushuaia.

United States of America
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2 months ago

Hi Rita, do you think Patagonia is a good place to visit if you are not a hiker? Did you feel Ushuaia is worth the journey south?

Argentina
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2 months ago

Great question, Diane. I'm more of an urban person, I love cities, but I felt I "had to" see the south, living in Argentina, at least once, so there I went. But if you prefer cities to nature, and have a few days to spend in this country, then Buenos Aires is the best choice. I don't enjoy hiking, or trekking ;-)..., but to those who do, Patagonia is fantastic!

United States of America
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2 months ago

Thanks Rita

Argentina
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19 days ago

Hi. I plan to go to Calafate alone, this is the first time I travel alone, can you give me advice? Thank you.

Paraguay
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12 days ago

If I were you I would buy everything in advance, including flight, hotel, tours and walks; I did so on my last trip to Bs As and Tigre.

Chile
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3 days ago

Hello, any recommendations in Calafate, I'll go to Perito Moreno and then to Chalten, hope to see Fitz Roy, 3 or 4 days.