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frances luke
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Username: Fluke

Post Number: 13
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Is it necessary to rent a car to see the glacier national park and other sights in El Calafate area or can I just take tours?

Thanks
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Roberto
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Post Number: 783
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

frances, I highly discourage doing this on your own unless you are an expert hiker. I still have to meet anyone who walk the glaciers on their own. For this, I would use guided tours. Other opinions are welcome.
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Tom Woodson
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Username: Diverdown48

Post Number: 227
Registered: 6-2006


Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Frances, if you are considering a hike on the glaciers alone, I do not recommend it.
I have never walked the glaciers but I just happened to have watched a special yesterday on the Discovery Channel about someone who did. He did it with a guided group.
From what I saw and what was said, I humbly believe it would be borderline suicidal and definitely ill advised and reckless.
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frances luke
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks. I will definitely do tours. I assume I do not need to rent a car in this area then. Thanks.
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Tom Woodson
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Username: Diverdown48

Post Number: 230
Registered: 6-2006


Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I rely on rental cars in the US but in Argentina, you can always find a taxi or driver for a fraction of the cost and they are there when you need them and you do not have to worry about parking, picking up, dropping off and buying fuel.

It is a fun country, you will love it.

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