4 days in Argentina - Glaciers and Falls
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Apr 4, 2012 11:43 AM Last Post By: Pubezz
Mar 28, 2012 6:29 AM
4 days in Argentina - Glaciers and FallsHi,
I have (only) 4 days in Argentina and I'd like to see the Iguazu Falls and/or the most accessible (affordable) glaciers.
I would appreciate any budget advice (including approximate cost, name of company, tour guide) on reaching these two locations. Thanks in advance for your help.
Mar 28, 2012 4:39 PM
Mar 28, 2012 6:22 PM
2About the response at #1: The distance from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia is about 1500 kilometers, or 900 miles, so 6 hours won't get you anywhere near the place.
The distances in Argentina are huge -- I think that the country may measure about 3000 miles from north to south. I don't think you have any hope of seeing Iguazú falls and glaciers in four days. Choose one or the other.
Mar 28, 2012 8:13 PM
3Agreed, you realistically don't have time for both. Unless you fly (which is not cheap) and spend like a day and a half at each place Not enough time. And even if you fly, flying will most likely take several hours as you'll probably have to transfer in Buenos Aires.
Mar 29, 2012 10:31 AM
4If I'm not mistaken, Williamsontherocks is in Argentina, so I take his word for its being possible to see both the falls and the glacier within the limited time you have available. I didn't know that there were so many flights daily; that should make your planning easier.
Mar 29, 2012 12:27 PM
5I said its possible but of course it will be pretty rushed. For examp`le to El Calafate there is a flight leaving at 7 o clock in the morning and arrives at 10 am in El Calafate. Leave your bags ina prearranged hotel and take a taxi or a rented car and see the glaciar the same day. You could even consider to take a flight back to BA the same day at 19.00 or 20.00 in the evening. be aware that flights can change on short notice, can be delayed and a good schedule is only avaible in high season, not in may for example. For Iguazu you have flights leaving at 7 am arriving at 9 am.
Mar 31, 2012 7:09 PM
6Thanks for the advice Williamsontherocks. Just one other thing. Once I get to El Calafate (assuming that is the closest airport), do you know of any budget tours to Perito Moreno? I find the information regarding tours hard to come by online. Much thanks.
By the way, the trip has been delayed and I will now have more than 4 days so I'm collecting the information now to be well informed.
Apr 3, 2012 1:16 PM
Apr 3, 2012 1:31 PM
Apr 3, 2012 6:52 PM
9I think the prices for transport/tours to Perito Morena from El Calafate are pretty much the same for all agencies, and not very cheap. I think we paid around 180 pesos per person last month for just transport, this didn´t even include the entrance fee to the park, which is 100 pesos.
Apr 4, 2012 6:41 AM
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