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Luigi Calvo
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Username: Monobohemio

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 5:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, I'm planning a 3 week trip in Nov. 2006 and I wanted to know if somebody here can tell me if this is crazy or if it is possible. Also, if there's a better route to take, that will be better.

I'm starting in Mendoza, from there I want to go to the area of Bariloche and the beautiful lakes, maybe stopping on the way in a place like Chos Malal. From the area of Bariloche I was thinking of moving to Puerto Madryn to see some wildlife, then to El Calafate for the Perito Glacial, and from there take a plane to Buenos Aires.

I only want to take 1 flight, maybe 1 overnight bus ride, I really like the option of stopping in small towns along the way where tourist don't usually stay.


Argentina is one big country!!!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 758
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Luigi, so how are you planning to do this? Driving? Some of these routes will slow you down a lot...

Bariloche - Pto Madryn > 1000 km
Pto Madryn - Calafate > 1450 km
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Luigi
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2006 - 1:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Roberto, thanks. So far I have something like this...

Buenos Aires: 3 days

Fly Buenos Aires to Calafate: stay 3 days

Bus Calafate to Pto. San Julian or Pto. Deseado or Com. Riv. or Camarones: stay 1 or 2 nights

From one of those places to Pto. Madryn: stay 3 days

Overnight bus from P. Madryn to Bariloche: Stay 3 days

Bus Bariloche to Chos Malal or other in that area.

Bus Chos Malal to Mendoza: stay 2/3 days

Any recomendations for good places to visit between the main destinations? I have found touristic information for pretty much every dot/small town on the Argentinian map. So the in between part is were I'm a little undesided... pretty much because I think I will enjoy those places a lot. I'm an off the beaten path kind of person... but I know have to see the glaciars, the lakes, and a little of the big cities.

Excellent website!
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Roberto
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Post Number: 762
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Luigi, I am afraid that knowledge escapes me as well... Argentina is vastly underpopulated and there is not much going beyond the small towns...

On your way to Comodoro Rivadavia from Calafate you can consider:
Comandante Luis Piedra Buena
Puerto San Julian
Caleta Olivia (probably worth visiting, specially the coastal area of the Gulf San Jorge)


From here to Puerto Madryn you can consider:
Trelew (right before P. Madryn)

From P.Madryn to Bariloche,
Sierra grande ("mines" turist destination)
Ingeniero Jacobacci (where 'La Trochita' departs for Esquel)

From Bariloche to Chos Malal,
Confluencia Traful
Zapala (National Park Laguna Blanca nearby, about 40,000 people)

On your way to Mendoza stop at,
Malargue (http://www.malargue.gov.ar)
San Rafael (second in importance to Mendoza city)
Tunuyan ("apple city" in the midst of Uco Valley and folklore music)
Pedriel

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