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Hi,

Can you please let me know if the itinerary I am thinking (Of course reading a lot of ideas in forums and guide books) make sense or need some modification? Also if possible reply few question.

I will keep posting only the part of itinerary in respective forums, like here will post for Patagonia Part only along with in Chile Forum.

Peru Part is here:https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/americas-south-america/peru/itinerary-critique-of-sa-peru-bolivia-patagonia

Bolivia Part is…

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I am looking to stay at a ranch/estancia in Argentina for 5-7 days. Looking online, it is easy to find expensive, luxurious ranches that are marketed towards tourists. However this isn't the type of experience I am looking for.

I am looking for a more authentic, raw, down home estancia experience. Ideally it would be a working ranch. My traveling partners and I are more than willing to go to work on the ranch if that's part of the deal, and basic amenities and rooms are preferred to something…

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I'll be travelling to Malargue in late January but am uncertain as to date. Are there sufficient hotel rooms available at this time of year that I will find something in the $90-$150/ night range a week or so in advance?
Also, I will be driving from Villa Pehuenia and have not found any accommodations about half way between the two cities. Do they exist but are just not easy to find on the English speaking web pages or should I plan on making this 8 hour drive in one day?

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Hello!

Is December a worthwhile time to go to Peninsula Valdez to sea the wildlife (penguins, whales, etc...).
We arrive in BA on 12/11/16 and will spend a few days exploring BA and were wondering if we should go to VALDEZ Peninsula for a day before heading to El Calafate and El Chalten.

Thanks!

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Hi,

My gf and I will be renting camping gear in Puerto Natales (PN) for a 4-day hike around Torres Del Paine (TDP) before going to El Calafate (EC). My question is: is there a way to rent gear in PN and then not have to go back to PN to return it? It would suck to have to go PN -> TDP (hike) -> PN (return gear) -> EC, when PN is the opposite direction of EC.

Cheers.

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good morning all!

for my 50th birthday my son (10 years old) and husband and i are going to argentina.
we arrive to BA on 12/11 and go back to the united states on 12/27.

i was planning the following, but would love input!

12/11-12/15 explore BA
12/15 - fly to ushuaia
12/15-12/17 explore ushuaia
12/18 fly or bus to calafate - suggestions which is better?
12/19 explore glacier
12/20 - fly or bus ride to bariloche area (rent a car)
hike to rifugio frey; llao llao, 7 lakes, kayak, fish

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Hey there!

I'll be traveling solo from Jan 10 spending around a week doing hikes around El Chalten and El Calafate before heading to Puerto Natales to catch the navimag north towards Santiago. Anyone interested in doing some hikes together let me know!

Cheers,
Julia

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Hi every one. Any suggestion for a nice GH in Bueno Aires AND Ushuaia? I've heard that there's a big bedbug problem in Argentina. So suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

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Can someone offer a good itinerary? The thought of a long train ride up and/or down Chile sounds exciting. I promised my kid, I'd take her to see wild penguins (either country is ok) and we want to see some pretty cities in Argentina and Uruguay. I traveled for ten years through 32 countries on 5 continents (with my dog Monster) but now I'm a family man and can't hitch-hike around anymore. Now safety is my biggest priority :) So if anyone knows prices of trains and local airlines that can…

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Hi,

I will be in Patagonia in mid January and I want to hire a car to drive from El Calafate to El Chalten for a few days and also from El Calafate to the Glacier National Park.

Can anyone recommend a good company for hiring a car. I want to book online so that I know it is sorted before I leave. I am a bit put off by Hertz' excess being over £1,500 for most things. Is an excess of this size common for hiring a car in El Calafate?

Secondly, can people who have driven these routes tell me…