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Commerson's Dolphin

Commerson’s Dolphin

Argentina is fortunate to have several species of Dolphins that live along or pass by its shores each year though by far the most eye-catching is Commerson’s Dolphin, known locally as Toninas, that live around the southern tip of Patagonia. Only growing up to 1.5 m they are one of the world’s smallest dolphins and […]

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El Chaltén

Known as the hiking capital of Argentina, El Chaltén is a small town located at the foot of the towering Fitzroy and Torre mountains on the edge of the famous Glaciers National Park. It is said to be the youngest town in Argentina and it is not exactly the most hospitable place to live – […]

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The Glaciarium

In today’s at-the-click-of-a-button world, museums have a tough time. You’d imagine a museum about ice would be an up hill struggle. However, the Glaciarium (Museum of Patagonian Ice) is surprisingly fascinating. Its location is a good start: 15 mins outside of the small Patagonian town El Calafate on the road to the world famous Glaciers national […]

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The Andean Condor

A sighting of a Condor, on any trip with any group, stops everyone dead. The Incas used the Condor as the symbol of the upper world or the spiritual plane and it is easy to see why, there is something inherently mystical about the way they seem to effortlessly glide through sky. Whenever one is […]

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Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the cherries of Argentina’s vast, varied and beautiful scenery. It is an immense 30 km long river of ice, stretching down from Andes and cutting Lake Argentino in two at its end. It is 5 kms wide and above the surface of the lake it has an average height […]

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