Bariloche / El Chalten / El Calafate
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 24, 2012 7:25 PM Last Post By: chris1953
Oct 22, 2012 1:58 PM
We are figuring out our itinerary for our trip through Argentina.
Not sure how we should divide our time between Bariloche, El Chalten and El Calafate.
Say we would have 5 days (maybe 6) for two or three of these destinations.
What would you recommend us to do???
Thanks in advance for your help!
Oct 22, 2012 2:08 PM
1To connect Bariloche with El Calafate and El Chalten is difficult, or very expensive or very timeconsuming and a long journey. % days isn´t enough anyway for the 3 so you should just plan 5 or 6 days for El Calafate and El Chalten. Both are much more spectacular than Bariloche. In any case, with more time, include Ushuaia
Oct 22, 2012 7:31 PM
Oct 22, 2012 11:30 PM
3Its a 28 hour bus ride between Bariloche and El Calafate.
It depends on what YOU want to do! I would suggest what the above say, but if you aren't after hiking, then its probably not for you.
Your options are:
- Bariloche and area for 5 days (plenty of time for this area).
- El Calafate and El Chalten (like above).
Oct 24, 2012 2:31 AM
Oct 24, 2012 2:33 AM
Oct 24, 2012 4:36 AM
Oct 24, 2012 5:19 AM
I understood El Calafate is nothing but only a good base to start from for a glacier-hike.
I guess we should stay at least two night for this, but I was just wondering.
Oct 24, 2012 12:54 PM
8I would stay a night (unless you need to stay longer).
Buses to El Chalten leave regularly. The last bus is 6-6:30pm.
So you can spend the day at the Glacier (do hiking) or whatever you choose and get back and scoot off to El Chalten.
Oct 24, 2012 7:25 PM
9#5: chris1953, you stayed just a day at El Calafte.
Is that one day, one night or one day, two nights?
The latter: we arrived in the late afternoon, had a meal and walked around the township. Day 2 early start to the PM Glacier then the afternoon free (little to do). Day 3 we left early for BA.
Depending on how much time you want to spend at the PMG you could leave for EC on Day 2 as per #8's advice.
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