Rios de Hielo, El Calafate

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  • You are transported by car from El Calafate to Puerto Punta Bandera (although you can make the displacement on your own) through 50 km of road through the Patagonian steppe bordering Lago Argentino. From there there is a navigation through the north arm of the lake towards the Upsala Glacier, for which you have to cross the "barrier of icebergs", ie a large number of icebergs that have fallen off the glacier and that sail slowly through the lake; It is a truly impressive journey, passing to the very side of one and the other glacier to each more beautiful, pale blue ones and a deep blue that is not easy to find in nature others, strange, mysterious and whimsical shapes. The boat cannot get too close to the glacier because of the danger of the many landslides. Then the boat faces the Spegazzini arm to reach the very edge of the glacier of the same name, which is the highest in the park. In both glaciers, the immense ice rivers that come down from the peaks, from the ice field to form the respective glaciers, are effectively warned. The show in the whole route is impressive and spectacular, and it must be said that it is not something that the boats do to cover the file, the truth is that the patterns are worried, the boat is for around icebergs, they approach the maximum to the base of the glacier , moves here and there to offer the best prospects; Anyway, a 10 for them. The tour from the hotel lasts about 8 hours and the price is not cheap, about 105 euros per person, but it is well worth it. On the boat they have a cafeteria service to be able to have a drink during the return.
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  • We did not expect to find such a spectacular place in that morning, the view of the glacier complex Desmbocando and releasing Iceberg in the Lago Argentino, impact us all.
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