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SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES San Martín de los Andes is an alpine style mountain town surrounded by steep hillsides. It’s the departure point for sailing trips on Lagos* Lácar and Nonthué. :: Seven Lakes Route: Departing from San Martín de Los Andes, amidst waterfalls and forests, this breathtaking 100 km long road is surprisingly gorgeous, showing every lake’s own charm. You will be amazed by the beauty of Lagos* Machonico, Hermoso, Villarino, Falkner, Traful, Correntoso and Espejo. The route ends at Villa La Angostura, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. :: Cerro* Chapelco: Located 15 km away, this ski resort has 29 km of slopes, an overall drop of 730 m and very good snow conditions, which make it suitable for practicing all sorts of winter sports. In summertime, Chapelco turns into a centre for adventure sports where climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, trekking, horseback riding, 4x4 expeditions and 4-wheeling can be practiced here. :: Lanín National Park: Its wooded mountain valleys with unique species of trees (like Lenga and Araucaria) create the perfect backdrop for brilliant blue glacial lakes like Huechulafquen (a catamaran trip is available), Aluminé and Lácar. Nature walks and the spectacular Lanín Volcano (3,776 m high) will tempt any trekker. The challenging climb up the volcano can be done in one long day. However permits, climbing experience and proper equipment are required.

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Av. San Martin 643 (02972) 410031 / 410032 info@losalercesviajes.com www.losalercesviajes.com

Mountains, lakes, forests – there is a lot to fit in visiting San Martín de los Andes, and with their wide selection of tours and activities Los Alerces can help you do it! Whether it be trekking, rappelling, horseback riding, canopy, climbing expeditions or tours, Los Alerces is your one-stop shop for them all! They offer a personal touch treating guests with chocolates, mate* and pastries, and during the summer tours they stop by the beach if guests want to catch a sunray or two. Some full day tours available: - The Seven Lakes Route - Lanín Volcano and Lake Huechulafquen (with an optional catamaran trip) - Hua Hum (Patagonian forests and valleys) 10% off your second tour with Get South!

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Find them on the main street, one block from the tourist info center and three from the bus station.

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SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES PUMA YOUTH HOSTEL Bunk down with a Puma. Nothing will cramp your style at Puma Youth Hostel. This gorgeous brick and wood house has lots of space, including a garden of fruit trees and an outside fireplace. There are fourteen rooms in total, some doubles, some quadruples, ALL with private bathrooms.

Fosbery 535 (02972) 422443 puma@smandes.com.ar www.pumahostel.com.ar The friendly and experienced staff is bilingual and can give you helpful information and lots of tips. There is a big, fully equipped open kitchen and 24 hr hot water. The warm, spacious common area is the focus point for this happy household. Need a pool? The beautiful Lake Lacar is nearby if you fancy a dip.

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE :: Nahuel Huapi National Park: With more than 700,000 hectares, it's the oldest park in Argentina, filled with lakes, rivers, glaciers, rapids, valleys, forests, mountains, snow capped volcanos, and a variety of animal species. :: Cerro* Campanario: Enjoy the scenic chairlift as it takes you to the summit where, according to National Geographic, one of the top ten best views on the planet can be appreciated. :: Cerro* Catedral: Considered to be one of the best ski resorts in South America, it is fully equipped with 67 km of skiable terrain and runs of up to 4 km in length. It is also a cool place to visit outside of ski season. :: Cerro* Tronador: Consisting of three peaks, it is the highest mountain in the area (3,478 m). It was named Tronador because of thunderous sounds made by the chunks of ice falling off the glacier. Ventisquero Negro can be found on the outskirts of Cerro Tronador. Simply take the path that follows alongside Manso River. :: Villa La Angostura: A beautiful, classy, yet rustic village, located some 80 km north of Bariloche on the northern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. From here you can access the famous Bosque de Arrayanes, the Seven Lakes Route and the small ski resort of Cerro Bayo.

SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

CUADRANTE SUR - Kayak trips

One can find it all in Bariloche… mountains and lakes, a dry summer and snowy winter, natural beauty year round and an abundance of different activities for each season. The city itself stands out with its unique stone and wood architecture, giving it a Swiss Alps feel. It is also the gateway to Nahuel Huapi National Park, a place filled with beautiful landscapes, comprised of lakes, forests, and snow capped peaks. Sailing on the lake, one can visit Isla* Victoria, Puerto* Blest and the Bosque* de Arrayanes (native, tall, red-bark trees). It is said that the Bosque de Arrayanes inspired Disney to create "Bambi". Bariloche is also considered a capital of adventure tourism in the country. Activities include: rafting, canopy, trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, lake kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, snowboarding, skiing, paragliding and hiking.

Kayak the blue lakes and rivers of Bariloche with Cuadrante Sur. Tours are half and full day and are offered all year round. Throw in some horseback riding and hiking and you’ve got yourself a true Bariloche experience. It is run by its owners who will shower you with lots of personal attention and smiles. All the trips are organized by difficulty level to accommodate everyone, from families to hardcore adventure junkies. The company motto is "Safety and fun are number one!".

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Mitre 86 2ºH (02944) 15511350 contacto@cuadrantesur.com www.cuadrantesur.com

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Bring sandals, comfy clothes and an extra pair of shoes and clothes!!

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE SI TURISMO

Villegas 222 (02944) 436215 / 437957 bariloche@siturismo.com www.siturismo.com

Fancy canopying across stunning landscapes? Like the thought of canyoning, rafting or kayaking down rapids? Or perhaps a relaxing sail around Bariloche’s beautiful lakes…

Si Turismo offers it all and more (horseback riding, trekking, excursions to Cerro Tronador, Glacier Ventisqueros Negros, 7 Lakes Route, etc). This cool agency is known for its “buena onda*” and is sure to spice up your stay in the stunning landscapes of Bariloche. With professional, bi-lingual staff and top notch equipment you’re in safe hands as you tear your way down a zip-line, thrown yourself off rock faces into water or get down to some serious trekking! 10% off cash Credit cards, euros and payments with dollars accepted Get South! Downtown location and open most of the day. N° Leg.: 11.040 CABALGATAS ESTANCIA EL ARROYO - Horseriding Do you want the romantic life of a gaucho for a day? Horseback riding, estancias and asados? Join Estancias El Arroyo for an intimate (max. 8 pax) horse trek through the mountains, cross a stream on horseback, pass a waterfall and after three hours riding with glorious mountain views over Nahuel Huarpi National Park, sit down to a traditional asado* and spot the native wildlife (condors, stags, foxes, etc). 10% OFF

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Estancia El Arroyo (02944) 15532520 martinbachmann@hotmail.com www.elarroyodelmedio.com.ar Tuck into a feast of BBQ steak, sausages, roasted vegetables, salads and homemade breads and desserts while enjoying the famous malbec. Vegetarian menu available on request. Although just outside Bariloche city, you feel one with nature and a world apart! Transfer to the estancia included (5km out of Bariloche).

SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE AGUAS BLANCAS RAFTING

Morales 564 (02944) 432799 Bored and in need of a little adventure? info@aguasblancas.com.ar How about experiencing adrenaline and fun in www.aguasblancas.com.ar the water? Aguas Blancas Rafting in downtown Bariloche can provide you with that and so much more. With more than 15 years of experience in the field and last word equipment; Jacques, Antoine and a good-vibe staff will take you white water rafting, ducking (inflatable kayaks), and on multi-day adventures trips including horseback riding and mountain biking. All services are accompanied with a great meal to relish. Running from September to March, don’t forget to dress accordingly and bring an 10% OFF extra change of clothes with (including shoes).

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THRIFTY CAR RENTAL BARILOCHE Quaglia 352 Get yourself a deal at Thrifty Car Rental in Bariloche, to enjoy the marvellous (02944) 427904 / 420825 / 427895 bariloche@thrifty.com.ar scenary and highlights of the area at www.thriftybariloche.com.ar your own pace. Thrifty has Peugeot, Fiat, Chevrolet, and Toyota cars, 4WD and SUVs available! Choose between 100, 300 or 500 km/day plans. All plans include liability insurance, with an optional full insurance cover. They are conveniently located downtown, and are open from 9am to 8pm. daily. You can also make a reservation online for delivery of a vehicle at the airport, bus station or even your hotel. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards required for deposit, while pesos, dollars and euros can be used as payment. So what are you waiting for? Get on the road! Free car upgrade and 5% off with Get South!

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE ACHALAY HOSTEL

Morales 564 (02944) 522556 hostelachalay@hotmail.com www.hostelachalay.com.ar

Achalay is a small hostel with a cool atmosphere located in Bariloche's downtown. Providing single, double, triple, and quadruple spacious rooms in a rustic-style house. It's clean, fun, cheap and offers a full service. The house has many lairs for you to relax in: an open terrace with a beautiful garden, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room with TV and DVD player, and a small area where you can share a drink with other travellers. Bed sheets and linen are provided by the hostel & laundry service is available at reception. Breakfast is served at any time because Achalay believes everyone deserves a rest when they need it. Helpful staff will give you advice and information about the tours and trips around the area, to make your stay the complete Bariloche experience! Breakfast – Internet – Wi-Fi

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CAMPING HOSTEL LOS COIHUES

Lihuel Calel 156 (02944) 467481 Villa los Coihues - Lago Gutiérrez campingloscoihues@speedy.com.ar www.campingloscoihues.com.ar

Camping Hostel "Los Coihues" is located inside the Nahuel Huapi National Park at Villa Los Coihues, only 13 km from the city of Bariloche. The Internet - Wi-Fi campsite is set by the Gutierrez river banks, where you can swim and practice kayaking in its crystal clear waters that come from the melted snow of the mountains. They also offer dorm style accommodation for those tired of setting up tents. This place is the base camp to get to Frey and Jakob mountain shelters, and there are lots of great trekking circuits around the area. Their staff is always available to answer any questions and 10% OFF help you plan an amazing stay. with Gutierrez Lake is 200 m away, as Get South well as the bus stop to town. Bus number 50 comes and goes every 20 minutes. Check out their website and Facebook page!

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TANGOINN HOSTELS GROUP Tangoinn Hostels Group is a new concept in hostels with different options to suit your needs.

Soho: 12 de octubre 1915. (02944) 430707 Downtown: Salta 514. (02944) 400004 Campus: Villa Mascardi. (02944) 490527 info@tangoinn.com / www.tangoinn.com

They have hostels for everyone, with great deals, fun activities, and excellent service! Tangoinn Soho: Hostel & Fun. Get ready for a fresh serving of enjoyment! Located just 4 blocks from the bus station, Soho has an amazing garden with sun loungers & parasols, a BBQ area, as well as a 24 hr bar. Weekly events include cool parties, karaoke, pizza parties and asados* (with live Argentinean music!). Tangoinn Downtown: 5 star Hostel & Spa. Experience a luxury hostel service with good vibes, stylish designs, private rooms with flat screen TV, and excellent lake views. Chill in their giant jacuzzi or curl up for a movie before hitting the town. Need some tension worked out? Let their massage services do their magic! Stay 4 nights and get the 5th one for free with Get South!

Both hostels have dorms and private rooms with private baths, full breakfast, cinema area, pool table, Wi-Fi, free Internet access, excursion desk, exchange library, Spanish lessons and much more.

Tangoinn Campus: Hostel & Camp - 100% nature. Escape from reality here in the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park (open Dec.-Mar.). Get back to your roots in this natural paradise. With camping also available and an enormous jacuzzi, this option is a step away from the traditional hostelling experience. Breakfast – Internet – Wi-Fi

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE PATANUK HOSTEL

Juan Manuel de Rosas 585 (02944) 434991 info@patanuk.com www.patanuk.com

This hostel is ideally located by the shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, with easy beach access and just a stone's throw from downtown Bariloche. They offer double, triple and quadruple rooms with private bathrooms, and dorms with shared bathrooms, lockers and lake views! Spanish classes are also offered and there is a fully equipped kitchen available for personal use, laundry service and cable TV!

Make yourself comfy by the fireplace in the living room, or share drinks at their cool bar overlooking the lake, which also offers picadas*, pizzas, sandwiches and international dishes. The owners and enthusiastic bilingual staff are on hand 24/7, and promise to greet you with a big smile and to provide great service. Get a free pizza & 1 artisan beer with Get South!

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GREEN HOUSE HOSTEL

Tronador 4651 (off Av. Bustillo 4700) (02944) 442267 green.house@hotmail.com www.greenhousehostel.com.ar

This lively hostel is just a short bus ride away from the city centre in a beautiful area. It’s on the way to tourist spots, such as Cerro Catedral, Colonia Suiza and Lago Gutierrez. The building is made of wood and has a deck with beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. It offers dorms, twins, and double rooms. The staff prepares a bargain menu of the day meal and great asados*. Tomy and Willy can provide you with all the local info you need for your outdoor adventures.

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How to get there: From the bus station, take the 20, 21, 10 or 22 buses to 4700 Bustillo Av (Costanera). Walk uphill 60 m and turn left.

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE HOTEL 7 DE FEBRERO

Perito Moreno 534 (02944) 422244 Skip the hostel tonight and head to reservas@hotel7defebrero.com.ar Hotel 7 de Febrero. It’s right in the center www.hotel7defebrero.com.ar of Bariloche, with beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and the cathedral, and an excellent value for the money! Rooms can be single, double, twin or triple, and all have its own TV, telephone and private bathroom (with a bath!). They all have great springbox mattresses, soft linen and towels, heaters and Wi-Fi. You’ll be impressed by the great view from your room. Depending on the specific room you may see the lake, the cathedral or even Victoria Island! A hearty buffet breakfast is included in the price of your stay. Luggage storage, laundry service, on-site bar and parking are also available. Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Hebrew spoken. 15% off when you pay in cash and show Get South!

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HOSTEL LOS TRONCOS

Av. San Martin 571 (02944) 431188 hostellostroncos@gmail.com www.hostellostroncos.com.ar

Los Troncos is a hostel in a newly decorated, 3-story house. The living room has a 58” flat screen TV with cable and a DVD player, the garden has a BBQ, and there are two kitchens! It has an excellent downtown location, with bars and restaurants nearby; 15 minutes from the bus station, and 30 minutes from the Cerro Catedral ski center.

Choose between private double rooms or dorms. While some rooms are shared, each has its own bathroom and TV. They are known for their friendly atmosphere and great service. Free amenities include breakfast, towels, Wi-Fi and PC computer to use. 10% OFF Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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EL BOLSON

SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE HOSTEL INN BARILOCHE

Salta 308 - bariloche@hostel-inn.com (02944) 426084 - www.hostel-inn.com

Need a hostel, but want to feel well looked after? Hostal Inn Bariloche gives you the full service: including breakfast and dinner to fuel you up for treks during the day and parties at night. Conveniently located near the civic centre, bars and discos. Get some quality rest in their spacious shared or private rooms (most with private bath) and wake up to the view of Lake Huapi on the deck, ready to start over again! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi MOVING TRAVEL BAR BARILOCHE

Salta 504 www.movingtravelbar.com

This is THE backpackers bar in Bariloche! Make some friends, enjoy the music and get some great tips on travelling in the area – a hub of backpackers and knowledge! Chill out on Mondays, English rock on Tuesdays, try the Argentinean version of rock on Wednesdays, Reggae dub on Thursdays, Disco on Fridays and finish off with Techno on Saturdays.

EL BOLSON Just 110 km from Bariloche, El Bolsón is a bohemian village with a unique atmosphere cherished by nature lovers and artisans. They locally produce artisan beers, grow berries and have a handicraft market famous for its quality (open Tue -Thu - Sat). ::Cerro* Piltriquitrón & Bosque* Tallado: a hikeable mountain with spectacular views that is home to a unique forest, displaying a lot of wooden sculptures made from the remains of trees that were once burnt in a local forest fire. ::Río* Azul – Cabeza de Indio – Cascada* Escondida: a beautiful trekking circuit that takes you past the Río* Azul Nature Reserve, the “Indian Head” and the "Hidden Waterfalls". You can do some trekking in the mountain ranges or hike lakeside on the excellent network of trails. ::Adventure Sports: El Bolsón offers excellent conditions for paragliding off Cerro Piltriquitrón, rafting on the Manso River, horseback riding to the Cajón del Azul and trekking on the many trails around the area. ::Lago* Puelo and Epuyen: both located nearby El Bolsón, they are great places for hiking, visiting waterfalls and fishing.

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GRADO 42

Av. Belgrano 406 corner Av. San Martin (02944) 493124 Travelling Route 40? Schedule a grado42@elbolson.org pit stop at travel agency Grado 42, www.grado42.com for traditional and adventure tours highlighting the best of El Bolsón! Their list of tour services is longer than the Patagónico Express train, La Trochita! It includes rafting, trekking, rappelling, horseback riding, tandem paragliding and carved forest exploration, just to name a few. Fifteen years ago Grado 42 was the first and only commercial venture in the village of El Bolsón. They represent the Marga-Taqsa bus company which services El Bolsón - El Chaltén El Calafate over Route 40 or Route 3. They’re located right in the center of town and their professional guides are eagerly waiting to give you an El Bolsón-bastic adventure! Buy one excursion and receive a FREE entrance to the carved forest with Get South! Nº Leg: 9457

HOSTEL ALTOS DEL SUR Tres Cipreses 1237 (02944) 498730 Spacious and bright, this hostel is set altosdelsur@bolsonweb.com in some of the best trekking terrain in www.altosdelsur.bolsonweb.com the country. Surrounded by 2 hectares of native forest and streams, the fantastic mountain views of the Andes and the El Bolsón Valley make Altos Del Sur the perfect getaway. Be prepared to be treated like family by the owner's warm and genuine welcome. Shared and private rooms are spacious 10% OFF and cozy with ensuite bathrooms. The living room has cable with TV with lots of DVDs if you feel like staying in. There is central Get South heating, a fully equipped kitchen and they offer delicious homemade dinners. Don't miss the Breakfast regular pizza or choripan* Fridays Internet - Wi-Fi (vegetarian options available as well). Easy Access: From the city centre, it's a quick 10 minute cab or car ride along Subida Cerro Piltriquitron with signs along the way. In the low season pick-up from the bus station is free, just give them a call!

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EL BOLSON LA CAMORRA HOSTEL

ESQUEL

Av. Belgrano 1029/31 (02944) 402675 lacamorrahostel@hotmail.com www.lacamorra.com.ar

This welcoming, spacious hostel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the bus station, center of town, supermarkets, restaurants and the famous artisan fair.

Choose from their mixed dorms or private rooms with either a double or a single bed. Both private rooms have their own bathroom, outside the room.

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They have a huge common area with tables and chairs, cable TV and table tennis. There is also a well-equipped kitchen to test out your culinary skills. Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

EXPEDICIONES PATAGONIA AVENTURA With over 15 years experience in adventure Av. Fontana 482 tourism, EPA can offer you the best: (02945) 457015 * Rafting, kayaking or inflatable canoeing epa@grupoepa.com www.grupoepa.com * Canopying www.epaexpediciones.com * Horseriding N° Leg.: 13923 * Mountain biking Credit card and * Skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing (in season) dollars accepted * Excursions to Piedra Parada, Los Alerces and to Chile Centrally located (4 blocks from tourist info), pop into EPA where the staff will offer advice and book activities or accommodation at their places in Corcovado, Pueblo Alto, Lago Krugger or in town. Get your adrenaline hit and enjoy the unique landscapes of Patagonia with EPA! Check out Hostel Casa del Pueblo: with dorms and privates rooms, a large common area with games, a kitchen and a big garden – there’s plenty of room to relax after a long day. San Martín 661 - Tel:(02945) 450581

ESQUEL

HOSTEL ANOCHECER ANDINO

Located about 300 km south of Bariloche, Esquel is a breezy town in a fertile valley, with a mountain backdrop. It attracts tourists year round, as it is the base for visiting Los Alerces National Park, La Hoya ski resort and the starting point for the famous La Trochita train. :: Los Alerces National Park: This park is composed of 13 lakes and various river systems, including Lake Futalaufquen and the Arrayanes River- two of the country's best fishing spots. Others include, Lake Menéndez, home to a forest with 3,000-year-old, 60 m tall larch trees and Lago Verde with its green waters. :: La Hoya ski resort: Located about 13 km from Esquel. Its southern orientation allows for great snow conditions, making it an ideal spot for spring skiing. :: La Trochita: Is a historical steam engine train which dates back to 1922. It runs on narrow gauge tracks (75 cm wide) up to El Maitén. It currently serves as a tourist attraction. :: Trevelin: A small Welsh settlement 23 km from Esquel, where the customs, traditions and language are still maintained and are very much a part of every day life.

Just 4 blocks from the commercial centre and 2 from the mountain, Anochecer Andino Hostel awaits you with cool vibes and good times. There are plenty of beds: dorms for 6 and 4 with lockers and shared baths and double rooms with TV. Sheets and towels are included. The open common room has Internet, Wi-Fi, public phone, bus ticket sales, cable TV, DVD movies and board games, making it the ideal place to chill and make small talk with fellow travellers. Start the day with a tasty breakfast and don't miss their great homemade dinners at reasonable prices - it's to die for! There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a bar on site. Personally attended by its owner Federico, he's the go-to guy for cool tips on enjoying wonderful Esquel.

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Avda. Ameghino 482 (02945) 450498 / 15412621 info@anochecerandino.com.ar www.anochecerandino.com.ar

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ESQUEL PLANETA HOSTEL Take away with you the best memories from Patagonia. Planeta Hostel has private rooms and dorms with down comforters on the beds. There is plenty of space to relax in this bright house: a living room with comfortable sofas, hand painted chairs, TV, DVD, movies and books in many languages. There is also a place to barbecue and a fully equipped kitchen... You will feel like you are coming back home each night. Breakfast Internet Wi-Fi

LAS GRUTAS Alvear 2833 (02945) 456846 contacto@planetahostel.com www.planetahostel.com 10% off with Get South staying more than 2 nights! It is run by its owners, a young couple with travelling experience. They speak English, Hebrew and Spanish and have an excellent knowledge of the area of Esquel.

DESERT TRACKS

Viedma 1145 (02934) 497843 For Desert Tracks bigger is better. Big trucks, info@deserttracks.com.ar big smiles and a BIG list of options! Full day www.deserttracks.com.ar and half day excursions (in all-terrain military trucks, 4x4’s, buses or vans) include: Fuerte Argentino, Salt Flats of Gualicho, kayaking, snorkeling & scuba diving, the Ports of SAO, a nature safari of condors, sea lions, whales, dolphins, orcas and penguins, and excursions to Puerto Madryn & Península Valdés. They can also arrange accommodation reservations, Tren* Patagónico to Bariloche tickets, vehicle rental with or without a driver, or mountain bike rentals. In Spring and Fall they run 2-4 day full adventure overland tours in military trucks. Want more? How about 10% OFF a staff which speaks Italian, Portuguese, with Spanish and English. Book Desert Track for Get South a massively good time! Nº Leg: 12627

LAS GRUTAS

Open October 1st - April 30th

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DESIGNIO 48 - HOSTEL

If you’re looking for dramatic natural beauty and an authentic local experience, then head to Las Grutas. It’s a quaint but growing resort town that is less touristy than the larger Puerto Madryn (263 km south). Its white sand beach is surrounded by picturesque cliffs and thanks to its microclimate, has the warmest water in Argentina! Some of the cliffs have eroded away creating natural caves that separate the beach from the town. In fact, Las Grutas means “the grottos” in Spanish. At low tide, don’t miss the unique carved-out stone pools near the “Cero” entry point to the beach. The water is refreshed each tidal cycle and quickly warmed in the sun. Southern Right Whales, Orcas, dolphins, sea lions, condors and penguins also make this their home at least part of the year (normally in winter). While you’re there, take advantage of their clear water and go on a snorkeling, scuba diving or kayak excursion off the coast. Another option is to take in the exquisite coastal landscape by horseback riding along the beach. From Las Grutas you can take many excursions, including whale watching at Península Valdés, going to the old iron mines, Fuerte Argentino, Islote Lobos penguin colony, or the biggest salt flats in Argentina, the Salinas del Gualicho.

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Tarruella 265 (02934) 497854 Designio 48 is a place to share designio48@yahoo.com.ar experiences, make new friends and have designio48@gmail.com fun. It’s located downtown, close to anything www.designio48.com.ar you may need to enjoy Las Grutas and just designio48.blogspot.com 5 blocks from the bus terminal and 5 blocks to the beach. Take your pick from 4 ensuite dorm rooms with 6 beds and lockers or the 3 double rooms with private bathrooms. The central hang out is prepped for a good time and stocked with recreational activities, such as films, board games and foosball. It’s easy to meet others at their organized group meals, cooked in the shared kitchen or grilled on the patio. For breakfast you’ll be served homemade jams and 15% OFF breads. If you are going from September with to December make your reservation Get South before arrival. Closed May to August

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PUERTO PIRAMIDES

PUERTO PIRAMIDES

PUERTO PIRAMIDES

HYDROSPORT SRL

One of the best spots in the world for whale watching, Puerto Piràmides is set 107km east of Puerto Madryn in the Península Valdés. Although most people come for the whales, there are a range of things to do in this beachside tourist hub: kayaking, trekking, diving, mountain biking, deep sea fishing, or just enjoying the beaches and seafood! Puerto Pirámides has been an important tourist destination for some years and is well supplied by shops, restaurants, bars and accommodation. The town is set next to the wild beaches beside tall cliffs, craggy caves and unusual rock formations. The local beach is where you will launch off for whale spotting. Although the whales often come within metres of the coast, you can take boat trips out to sea to be closer to the beautiful giants with unforgettable sightings. For those who want to get in the water, this is also a popular spot for diving, kayaking and snorkling in the clear waters to see the varied marine life. It really isn’t just whales here – the water is teeming with wildlife: penguins, sea lions, seals, dolphins and plenty of fish. And with the temperate micro-climate of Península Valdés, you can enjoy Puerto Pirámides year round (whale season is only June to December). How to get there: There is a direct daily bus service from Puerto Madryn's bus

Mariano Van Gelderen, known as the “King of Whales” founded Hydro Sport, creating the first company dedicated to a fascinating and breathtaking activity: whale and dolphin watching in Puerto Pirámides, on the Península Valdes. Mariano and fellow associate Rafa Benegas have been working with these animals for over 30 years, and invite you to experience the wonders of the marine life in Patagonia on board their modern and comfortable fleet. They also collaborate with many international organizations such as the Whale Conservation Institute.

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station that leaves at 8:55am and returns at 6pm (Mar y Valle).

Does diving with marine mammals and sea lions sound appealing? Goos Ballenas in Puerto Pirámides offers new and experienced divers the chance to swim with some amazing creatures below the sea, discover historic wrecks, deep dive, do night dives or even work on your underwater photography. Goos Ballenas has all the latest equipment and fully trained staff, so just bring your swimsuit and get ready for your date with the sea lions! 10% OFF with Get South

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Alberto Barcelo (02965) 495061 / 15563410 goosballenas@hotmail.com www.goosballenas.com For those water babies who want to stay by the sea, Goos Ballenas is opening a hostel (April-May) with comfy dorms and a garden overlooking the sea so you can enjoy their peaceful, out-of-town location and great views for that bit longer.

1st Bajada del Mar n/n (02965) 495065 hysport@infovia.com.ar www.hydrosport.com.ar

Whale watching from June to December and dolphin watching and boat trips from January to March. Please take warm clothes, proper shoes and sun protection. Don't forget an extra film/memory & batteries for your camera!

Puerto Madryn is the gateway to the Península Valdés, a World Heritage Site 77 km away. The Peninsula is the breeding place for Southern Right Whales from June to December. It is also home to sea lions, penguins, elephant seals, ñandúes*, maras*, guanacos* and thousands of sea birds (cormorants, gulls, terns, herons). The whale watching boats depart from Puerto Pirámides. The city was declared "National Capital of Scuba Diving" thanks to its underwater beauty and it is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with sea lions! Worth visiting is the Ecocentro, a centre specialised in sea ecosystems. Rent a bike and visit El Doradillo, just 15 km from town where you can stand on the beach and watch the Southern Right Whales playing with their calves. You should also visit Punta Loma Natural Reserve, located just 19 km to the south of Puerto Madryn with over 800 sea lions year round. Go explore Punta Tombo Natural Reserve: 190 km south of Puerto Madryn, is one of the most varied sea bird colonies in the world, with the largest number of Magellan penguins (from mid September to the beginning of April).

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PUERTO MADRYN LOBO LARSEN BUCEO The coast of Puerto Madryn is rich in wildlife and teeming with marine animals such as sea lions (known as lobos marinos), whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. If you’re not content peering from the shore, jump in the deep end and go diving with Lobo Larsen Buceo, specialists in diving with sea lions. They organize diving excursions that explore the colourful ocean floor and do underwater tours of old shipwrecks and also night dives. They also conduct PADI certified training courses.

Av. Roca 885. Loc. 2 (02965) 470277 info@lobolarsen.com www.lobolarsen.com

Av. Roca 733 (02965) 475747 / 15340400 info@centaurorentacar.com.ar www.centaurorentacar.com.ar

There is no better way to discover the beauty of this land than by taking the less travelled road. With Centauro Rent a Car you’ll have all the time and comfort to marvel at nature in Puerto Madryn. A wallet friendly option, ideal to share with friends, Centauro offers a plentiful fleet of new and reliable cars plus the best advice to drive around the area. Centrally located, they are open year round and even offer free pickup & drop-off from the El Tehuelche airport and the bus station (both in Puerto Madryn). Ask about getting/returning cars from different locations in the country. English and Italian spoken. 100 additional km free per day for Get South readers!

This bilingual tour company specializes in wildlife excursions and is located right in downtown Puerto Madryn, just a few meters from the tourist info center.

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Punta Tombo - September to April: They first take you to Puerto Rawson for a nautical tour to see the Toninas, a small dolphin unique to Patagonia. After the boat you’ll go to Punta Tombo where you can walk amongst penguins.

Don’t forget to bring a coat, comfortable shoes, a picnic lunch, and your camera! ESTACION MARITIMA

Playa Unión - Puerto Rawson (02965) 498508 / 15591514 contacto@estacionmaritima.com.ar www.estacionmaritima.com.ar

This company is dedicated exclusively to the viewing of Toninas Overa dolphins, as well as other local marine life, such as different types of birds, and has a deep commitment to the environment. Their fleet of boats is specially built for navigating the area without disrupting oceanic creatures, and the trips can be performed year round.

Did you know? Toninas Overa are known as the smallest dolphins in the world that can only be seen in Patagonia. They do not weigh more than 50 kg and are not larger than 1.5 m (5 ft).

Estacion Maritima is on Playa Union (about 90 km from Puerto Madryn) where you get on board at Puerto de Rawson, next to the Argentine Coast Guard.

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28 de Julio 66 Local 5 (02965) 475218 info@fugutours.com www.fugutours.com.ar

Península Valdes - all year: Take this tour to observe sea lions, sea elephants, guanacos (llamas), maras (hares), choiques (ostrich) and many other bird species. June to December whale watching is possible, while December to March they offer a boat tour to see dolphins and go snorkeling.

It is a company of friendly, 10% off in English-speaking specialists all services with Get South! with a dive store on the beach and in the town centre. Go on, take the plunge! CENTAURO RENT A CAR

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CHEPATAGONIA HOSTEL & TRAVEL

EL RETORNO HOSTEL

One of the many things that make Alfonsina Storni 16 (02965) 455783 Chepatagonia Hostel unique is the info@chepatagoniahostel.com.ar amazing ocean view where spotting www.chepatagoniahostel.com.ar whales from the balcony is possible (from June to October). This charming hostel, located close to downtown and 30 m from the sea, has a bilingual staff and a full list of magnificent amenities. They have shared and private rooms, all come with lockers and heaters, a fully equipped kitchen, an ample cozy 5% off with common room with cable TV, DVD and a library. Get South for Otherwise, there are many fun activities email bookings! to engage in while staying here, like ping pong and board games and tasty asados* every week. If you want to book a tour, it's never been easier, they now have a travel agency onsite! Bike rental available! Breakfast - Wi-Fi - Internet

EL GUALICHO Hostel + Tours Want to have a close encounter with nature? Then meet the gurus that will make it happen. Ideally situated, El Gualicho Hostel provides a great atmosphere for experiencing what Patagonia has to offer. They have plenty of private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and dorms with shared and private bathrooms, a beautiful tree lined park, bar, laundry service and top quality facilities. Their own in-house travel agency has tours especially designed for backpackers making this hostel your guide. The bilingual staff certainly knows the area and loves the job, so just ask and you’ll feel the love too.

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Chepatagonia Nº Leg. 14058

Marcos A. Zar 480 (02965) 454163 info@elgualicho.com.ar www.elgualicho.com.ar Breakfast Internet Wi-Fi

Loika Expediciones Nº Leg. 12047

Mitre 798 - PUERTO MADRYN (02965) 456044 With a warm feel of home, you’ll never elretorno@elretornohostel.com.ar want to leave. Just two blocks from the www.elretornohostel.com.ar beach, its loving owners look after this hostel giving it a family atmosphere you Breakfast - Wi-Fi - Internet won't find very often. With comfortable and heated ensuite private rooms with cable TV and dorms with lockers & shared bathrooms, you’ll have plenty of options to get some shuteye. During your stay, you will enjoy cozy beds with thick mattresses, exquisite Turkish coffee, daily made service, peaceful evenings (quiet time at 12 am!), plus their numerous pieces of advice on tourist info and excursions. 10% off + free pick up (if you send an email with bus company, arrival time, where you are coming from and mention Get South) + free breakfast on arrival day (before 9:30 am)!

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Beachfront fully furnished apartment for temporary rent (minimum 2 day stay).

EL CHALTEN Located 220 km northwest of El Calafate, El Chaltén is considered to be the trekking capital of Argentina. This charming village is surrounded by lakes, lagoons, mountains and glaciers allowing for a wide spectrum of outdoor activities. Unguided hikes are common as the trails are free, well marked and easily accessible. There is no cell phone reception and there is just one ATM. The two most predominant peaks are Fitz Roy (3,405 m) and Cerro* Torre (3,128 m). They represent a challenge for both recreational trekkers and for expert mountain climbers. An excellent glacier trek is also available on Cerro Torre. For those needing a break from the challenging hikes, another great way to experience the surrounding beauty is by horseback. Otherwise, you can take a boat excursion to the shores of Viedma glacier, where a short hiking path allows you to get up-close and personal with the glacier. About 40 km north of El Chaltén you will encounter Laguna* del Desierto, a tranquil lake surrounded by forests, various trekking trails and a hanging glacier. Hardcore adverturers: ask about the 130 km trip to Villa O'Higgins at the end of the Carretera Austral in Chile via boat and bus, bicycle, horseback or on foot.

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GLACIAR MARCONI HOSTEL

Antonio Rojo 87 (02962) 493257 Glaciar Marconi is a small and warm glaciarmarconi@hotmail.com hostel. Personally attended by its owner, www.glaciarmarconielchalten.com.ar it has rooms with private bathrooms, some rooms with 4 beds and others with only 2. It stands 100 m away from all the local shops, restaurants and bars. Make use of the fully-equipped kitchen, sit back with complimentary tea, coffee and mate, or try some local cuisine. The owner is really helpful and will provide you with assistance and information on how to have a blast during your stay. Sometimes closed between May and September. Please check before you go!

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HOSPEDAJE LA CIMA

Piedrabuena 45 (02962) 493196 If a clean and comfortable hostel is what you lacima10@gmail.com like, La Cima (meaning “the top”) is the right www.hospedajelacima.com.ar choice to fully enjoy your trip. Located one block from main street, this hostel has private rooms (with private bathrooms and breakfast included) and dorms with bedding included and shared bathrooms. La Cima offers you a common area and a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, laundry service, luggage 10% OFF storage, lunch box, tickets and excursions for sale with and all the tourist information. Run by a friendly Get South Argentinian couple with their kind and attentive service, they will try to make sure that your stay in El Chaltén, will be unique and unforgettable. Breakfast - Wi-Fi

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Trevisán 45. EL CHALTEN (02962) 493047 Tuck up by the log fire at the cosy Lunajuim info@lunajuim.com Hotel in El Chaltén. Quality and comfort www.lunajuim.com await at this up-market hotel surrounded by Breakfast – the natural splendour of El Chaltén. Wi-Fifi - Credit cards Double/twin and triple rooms (all with Just off the main avenue, Lunajuim is private bath) are offered with a great near all the amenities and centrally restaurant and bar and an impressive located for an easy return from your cellar of wines. The owners have tastefully experiences outdoors. Kick off your decorated the place Stay 4 night walking boots and snuggle up in the with an eclectic mix and get 1 free library with a good read and take a of art from local with Get South! well-deserved rest. artists to get a real sense of Patagonia. Free transfer to the bus station and Open from 15 Sep– 1 May advice and help booking tours and journeys.

EL CALAFATE Located on the shores of Lago Argentino, Calafate is best known as the starting point from which to visit The Glaciers National Park, a World Heritage Site home to 13 glaciers. The famous 5 km wide Perito Moreno is one of only two advancing glaciers in South America. There are many ways to get to the park; you can rent a car, take a bus or join a tour. From there you can go on a relaxing boat trip amongst huge icebergs to marvel at the giant ice blocks detaching and plunging into Lago Argentino. Another boat tour takes you towards the 50 km long Upsala glacier. Onelli and Agassiz glaciers can be admired after a 1.5 km walk from Onelli Bay. Besides the glaciers, a few adventure activities worth mentioning are horseback riding, trekking, 4x4 expeditions, fly fishing and mountain biking. Want to experience the Argentinean countryside? Spend some time at an estancia*, large ranches offering daily and overnight visits where you may even be able to test your sheep sheering skills! El Calafate's main strip is great for strolling around, with lots of souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. Nearby is Bahía Redonda, where you can see upland geese, black necked swans and flamingos.

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Concesionario P.N. Los Glaciares

EL CALAFATE Av. Libertador 935 (02902) 492205 info@hieloyaventura.com www.hieloyaventura.com

Want to explore the beauty and deepest secrets of one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of Argentina? Hielo y Aventura caters to all travellers wanting to visit The Glaciers National Park. Whether you want to climb over the creaking glaciers to delve into the centre of this extraordinary ice palace, or if you prefer to watch the ice tumble from the comfort of a boat – Hielo y Aventura can take you there!

Experience one of the following awesome excursions with them: Mini-trekking: glacier trekking with crampons for an hour and a half, accompanied by expert mountain guides. After a twenty minute boat ride to the glacier, endeavour on a two hour trek on the ice looking at the wonderful formations of the glacier - streams, small lagoons, crevasses and ice formations. With explainations about flora, fauna and glaciology, this is a moderate trek (suitable for most ages) that finishes with a walk through the forest. Big Ice: A 7 hour trek to the centre of the glacier where you can enjoy a BYO (bring your own) picnic on the ice, accompanied by experienced mountain guides. Start the morning with a sail across Lago Rico, then start off on a walk along the lateral moraine and a one hour trek to the glacier centre where you can see moulins, crevasses and caves. Spend three hours trekking the glacier (breaking for lunch) and then head back to the boat awaiting on the edge of the glacier. Nautical Safari: Sail for an hour just 200 meters away from the southern wall of Perito Moreno Glacier and marvel at the incredible break offs and stunning setting. Get a unique perspective of the glacier on one of these excursions that depart regularly between 10am and 4pm. Credit cards and foreign currencies accepted

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BAFT Backpacking Free Travel Alternative tourism

9 de Julio 57 Local 1 (02902) 490222 info@baftravel.com www.baftravel.com

BAFT is more than just a tour agency, it is a hub for travellers wanting to share experiences, meet other travellers and find information. The young, professional staff offers you advice and help in everything a traveller needs. There are regular orientation talks about El Chaltén and Torres de Paine and information on all local activities. Their own tours are tailored to your personal tastes, budget and schedule. They have Tours available include: maps, book exchange and • Treks and visits to El Chaltén free Internet, so come in and Torres del Paine for a coffee and a chat! • Perito Moreno trips (conventional, ice trekking or alternative) 10% off the • Estancia visits unconventional www.baftravel.com • Fishing Perito Moreno tour • Horseback trips with Get South! Credit cards, dollars • Bike and Car Rental & euros accepted N° Leg.: 14.449 • Hostel booking PARRILLA LA TABLITA

Coronel Rosales 28 (02902) 491065 latablita@cotecal.com.ar www.la-tablita.com.ar

To be royally wined and dined visit Parrilla La Tablita, located just a couple of blocks from downtown El Calafate. After half a century in business (since 1968) they have perfected the art of tasty, sizzled steaks, mouthwatering pastas, flakey fish and zesty salads. The owners personally attend to the restaurant details and the staff is bilingual. The restaurant décor is beautiful, with large windows that illuminate meticulously placed table settings and traditional interiors. Don’t miss their famous grilled Patagonian lamb coupled with an Argentinean malbec from their extensive wine list. You’ll be in flavor ecstasy! Free welcome drink with Get South!

Nº Leg.: 12843

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EL CALAFATE CAMBALACHE

Gobernador Moyano 1258 (02902) 492603 cambalache@cotecal.com.ar www.cambalacherestobar.com.ar

Argentine food and drinks

If you want to try some real Argentinean food at real Argentinean prices, try Cambalache. A popular and lively joint serving homemade specialities to locals and travellers alike: try their famous steak, lamb stew, choripan*, soup, milanesa, great pizzas, empanadas and proper chips (fries). Perfect fuel after a long day in the great outdoors. Honest prices make it a bargain, and look out for their menu of the day. Find this local gem two blocks away from the main avenue, in a typical Patagonian building with a deck and beer patio. Come for the hearty food and stay for the warm hospitality! Wi-Fi

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I KEU KEN HOSTEL

It might not be yours, but at i Keu Ken Hostel you’ll feel like you’ve found a home away from home. It’s a hostel with a unique and palpable energy, and it’s where you want to be, located four blocks from the bus station and five from El Calafate’s city centre. Even better, you’ll wake up every morning with an incredible view of Lago Argentino. They have 8 rooms, 4 beds in each, and two fully furnished cabins with their own bathrooms and kitchens. An asado* or pizza dinner is offered just about every night, and everything from trekking tours to bicycle rentals are available to make sure you get the most out of your stay in El Calafate.

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Get South offer: 10% off in hostel, 3rd night free in camping section!

F.M. Pontoriero 171 (02902) 495175 ikeuken@cotecal.com.ar www.patagoniaikeuken.com

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CAMPING EL OVEJERO & HOSTAL - LA MARCA RESTAURANT Jose Pantin 64 Just blocks from El Calafate's commercial (02902) 493422 centre and the bus station, Camping campingelovejero@hotmail.com El Ovejero & Hostal offers the opportunity www.campingelovejero.com.ar to see Patagonia as it was meant to be: under the stars. They offer camping facilities with heated bathrooms and hot water 24/7. There is also a small hostel onsite with rooms for 2 to 6 people, where guests have their own bathroom, a shared kitchen and cable TV. The dorm rate includes linens, breakfast and lockers. The site also features “La Marca” del Ovejero Restaurant de Campo, a gaucho-style eatery where they serve all-you-can-eat typical Argentinean food and prepare lunch boxes.

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HOSTELS DEL GLACIAR

Warning: The campsite (only) is closed June to August

Av. Libertador 587 (02902) 491243 info@glaciar.com www.glaciar.com

Hostel del Glaciar Libertador is the only hostel located right on the main street in the city centre. It was planned and built with minimum environmental impact in mind, floor central heating and comfortable hang-out areas. Chill out with a film showing every evening in the relaxed common area. (Closed in June).

Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros will keep you warm and well fed with their in house pocket friendly restaurant. Pioneros 255. Tel: (02902) 491792. (Open seasonally). Both hostels have shared and private rooms (all ensuite), a fully equipped kitchen, luggage store and laundry service. They also have an onsite travel agency with daily active tours to the Perito Moreno Buy the Alternative Glacier and El Chaltén. Perito Moreno Glacier tour and get your Breakfast - Internet Patagonia Backpackers Leg. Nº 8771 3rd night free! Wi-Fi - Credit Cards www.patagonia-backpackers.com

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EL CALAFATE MARCOPOLO INN CALAFATE Los lagos 82 - calafate@marcopoloinn.com.ar This rustic, wooden hostel (02902) 493899 - www.hostel-inn.com has shared and private rooms (all with private bathrooms). With a great view, communal areas to relax in with cable TV and a pool table, and a big breakfast – you can recharge here for visiting the wonderful sights of El Calafate. The Closed 1 May – 30 Sep small size keeps service personal.

PUERTO SAN JULIAN PUERTO SAN JULIAN

Av. Jorge Newbery 439 - calafate@marcopolosuites.com Five blocks down the road (02902) 492991 - www.marcopolosuites.com from the hostel, this Marcopolo offers more privacy with 26 privates rooms (all ensuite) and 3 dorms. Split over two floors, there is a panoramic view over El Calafate’s mountains and lake and common areas have cable TV. An ideal place to relax and catch up on some Z’s.

Puerto San Julián is a great place to stop between Puerto Madryn and Calafate, located 360 km north of Río Gallegos, just 3 km off the RN3. This small town is considered the cradle of Patagonian history. Magellan, Viedma, Drake and Darwin even stopped here. There is a 30 km coastal circuit with spectacular landscapes and large beaches bordered by cliffs: Playa Sholl, De los Caracoles, Cabo Curioso, Playas de Drake, Garganta del Diablo and Playa La Mina, are a few options. You should go for a two-hour mini-trek through the coastal area near town, where you will find many Patagonian birds and see the dramatic headland composed of layers of fossil sediment exposed by wind and water erosion. Museo Nao Victoria: It is a scaled replica of the only ship of Magellan's Navy that returned to Spain after his historic expedition. This theme museum features life-size figures celebrating mass and engaging in mutiny. There are boat outings to view the bay's marine life, including many bird species, penguins and Commerson dolphins. You can also pursue a number of activities in the bay: canoeing, windsurfing, fishing and sailing. Estancia la María archaeological site: located some 150 km northwest from Puerto San Julián, this place contains 84 caves including sophisticated rock art dating back 12,000 years.

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MARCOPOLO SUITES CALAFATE

Route 40 between El Calafate & El Chaltén (02902) 497047 Get away from it all by staying at For queries and reservations email: this traditional estancia in the middle ikeuken@cotecal.com.ar of nowhere! Without electricity, surrounded by nature and sunshine during the day and candlelit dinners at night, you can get a real feel for the life of a gaucho. The Estancia has a hostel style cabin with private and shared rooms (all with shared bathrooms), a shearing shed and a campsite. There is no communal kitchen but you can enjoy artisan-style foods from their reasonable restaurant and bar. Set on the river banks of La Leona, between El Calafate & El Chaltén, this is the perfect base to break up the journey (especially if by bike), enjoy walks to see Fitz Roy, Lago Viedma and the petrified Free coffee and tortas fritas forests, as well as fishing and asados* at (pastries) with Get South! the hostel. Get back to the simple life!

How to get there: Take the daily Chaltén Travel bus from El Calafate or El Chaltén.

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Costanera & Mitre (02962) 454600 (02966)15500023 - (011)1533425358 info@pinochoexcursiones.com.ar www.pinochoexcursiones.com.ar

Trust Pinocho Excursiones to show you the best of San Julián Bay and its islands. Its nature expert owners and staff will take you on a fantastic boat tour. The first stop is Justice Island, a spectacular spot charged with history and a wonderful diversity of bird species. The second stop is Cormorant Island, inhabited by more than 120,000 Magellan Penguins, where you will be 10% off in excursions able to walk around to see with Get South! these Patagonian charismatic beings close up. During the journey, you'll be amazed by the incredible Commerson dolphins’ show. These splendid little dolphins, along with seagulls and giant petrels will entertain you throughout the ride. Ask about tailor-made and other group excursions. English is spoken here!

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USHUAIA CATAMARANES CANOERO

Ushuaia is known as the southernmost city in the world. Tierra del Fuego National Park is one of the main attractions, offering beautiful views of the Beagle Channel and its surrounding mountainous islands. You can explore it hiking, camping, fishing, bird and beaver watching, canoeing and mountain biking. A popular excursion is a boat tour on the Beagle Channel to watch sea lions, Magellan penguins, cormorants and other interesting sea birds. To learn about the local history, visit the End of the World Museum or the Maritime Museum & Ushuaia's Old Prison. Take the chair lift or walk up Martial Glacier to be rewarded by spectacular views of the southernmost tip of the earth. Throughout the warmer months (Nov. to Mar.) you can take an Antarctic cruise to explore this fascinating and mysterious destination. Take advantage of the last minute discounted tickets offered by the travel agencies in town. In the winter this city also offers many activities, including skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowboarding and ice climbing.

COMPANIA DE GUIAS DE PATAGONIA EVYT Ushuaia is not the end of the world: San Martin 628 it’s the beginning of possibilities. (02901) 437753 Located a few metres from the main info@companiadeguias.com.ar www.companiadeguias.com.ar Tourist Info Centre, this company can set up a diverse range of tours including Nº Leg:11883 expeditions to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Cordillera Darwin and Antarctica. You can choose from: Their experienced owners and *Trekking in the national park professional, bilingual guides *Ice walking on the glacier will show you the best of *Montes Martial trekking (3-day tour) Ushuaia’s natural *Antarctica (last minute fares) beauty! *Cape Horn tour 5% OFF *Scuba diving with *Sea kayaking Get South Credit Cards accepted *Horseback riding *Boat trips Equipment rental: www.outdoorsrental.com.ar

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Ushuaia Tourist Harbour, Plaza Civica Catamaranes Canoero ticket office Sail along the Beagle channeling (2901) 433893 / 15513291 your inner Magellan, or become an operaciones@hotelyamanas.com.ar explorer of the numerous islands at www.catamaranescanoero.com.ar the end of the world. There are no boundaries with Catamaranes Canoero. With an office on the tourist pier, Catamaranes Canoero takes pride in the wonderful job they do. They are equipped with modern luxury catamarans, latest gear and their knowledgeable bilingual staff. All in all, they keep true to their promise: providing a wonderful life experience. REGULAR EXCURSIONS: • Sea Lion Island: a 2.5 hr or 3 hr tour visiting the Bird & Sea Lion Islands, and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, with the option of a walk on Bridges Island. • Penguins Island: a 4.5 hr tour to see the Bird & Sea Lion Islands, Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and Isla Martillo with its Magellan penguins. • Estancia Harberton: a 9 hr tour where you visit the Bird & Sea Lion Islands, Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Isla Martillo with its Magellan penguins. After, they take you on a historical tour around Estancia* Harberton, later returning by land to visit Paso Garibaldi and Siberian Huskies. • Lapataia Bay: a 6.5 hr tour that includes a walk through Tierra del Fuego NP to Lapataia Bay. From there, you will board the catamarans and sail along the Beagle Channel visiting Bird & Sea Lion Islands, and Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. All tours include coffee service, bilingual guides and a nautical certificate. 10% off with Get South if your buy your ticket at their harbour office! (subject to availability)

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USHUAIA NAVEGANDO EL FIN DEL MUNDO

Ushuaia’s Tourist Harbour (02901) 15517967 navegandoelfindelmundo@gmail.com www.navegandoelbeagle.com

In their two modern boats, Yate Tango & Yate Che, this company will take you island hopping in the Beagle Channel, where you’ll be awed by the many species you’ll see at Isla de los Pájaros (bird island) and Isla de los lobos (sea lion island). Then they’ll take you to the famous lighthouse (one of Ushuaia's symbols) and, finally, to Isla Bridges where you’ll trek and learn about local aborigines. Their tours are available all year round, with no more than 12 passengers allowed on each outing, meaning a personal and informative experience. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pound cake are included and a special, surprise drink is waiting for you! Buy your tickets at any travel agency or at their office in the tourist’s harbour, where the tour leaves.

RAYEN AVENTURA

(02901) 15548471 / 15519705 info@rayenaventura.com www.rayenaventura.com

Discover Patagonia a different way! Rayen Aventura wants you to enjoy your holidays to the maximum while exploring Ushuaia by kayak, trekking or in a 4WD. Whether you prefer to travel by water, foot or car, Rayen guarantees that you will have a good time and get a flavor of the local landscapes and culture.

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Most excursions include a proper Argentinean asado* with local specialities and options for veggies. With small groups you are sure to get the best attention and the most out of your adventure at the ‘End of the World’! Credit card and other currencies accepted

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ANDINO GOURMET

25 de Mayo 112 (corner San Martín) (02901) 436660 When it is cold outside, there is admin@lagunanegra.com.ar nothing better than eating a hearty meal. Andino Gourmet will warm anyone with its Wi-Fi - Credit Cards tasty homemade pizzas and pastas, argentine 1 free steak and, of course, the local speciality of coffee with enormous king crab! This modern restaurant Get South! is located right in the centre of town. CHOCOLATES LAGUNA NEGRA

San Martín 513 - (02901) 431144 admin@lagunanegra.com.ar www.lagunanegra.com.ar

There are many reasons to go to Ushuaia: penguins, to get your ‘end of the world’ passport stamp, and chocolate! And for chocoholics it is worth Credit Cards going to the end of the world for Laguna Negra’s handmade, famous artisan chocolates which they have been making 1 free hot chocolate since 1989. Find their cafe in the centre of town and with Get South! snuggle up for a hot chocolate and apple tart!

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KUAR RESTO BAR

Av. Perito Moreno 2232 (02901) 437396 info@kuar.com.ar www.kuar.com.ar

With beautiful views across the Beagle Channel, a big log fire and an attractive, rustic wooden interior, Küar has a great menu with Mediterranean-style food and local specialties including Tierra del Fuego lamb in Malbec sauce, King Crab ravioli and Trout cooked with camembert and almonds along with other main dishes, tapas, salads, sandwiches, indulgent desserts and some of Argentina's best wines. 15% off on lunches and 10% off dinner (Sun–Thurs) with Get South!

Wednesday is sushi night, Friday’s you can enjoy magic with your meal and Saturdays selected DJs rock the bar. Located right on Ushuaia's bay, Küar is the perfect place to take in the view and relax! Credit Cards Wi-Fi

Open Mon to Fri for lunch (12.30 to 3pm), and every evening (Mon - Sun) from 6pm.

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USHUAIA FreeStyle

USHUAIA Gobernador Paz 866 (02901) 432874 info@ushuaiafreestyle.com www.ushuaiafreestyle.com

FreeStyle is a friendly 5-star hostel with plenty of comfort and style. Centrally located in one of the best areas in Ushuaia, it’s within walking distance to the main street, harbour, supermarket, pubs and restaurants. They offer dorms with shared or private bathrooms, heated floors and backpack-sized lockers.

There is a cozy TV room, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Their large top floor lounge with awesome mountain and Beagle Channel views, pool table, comfy leather couches and a fireplace. It’s a great place to meet fellow travellers. Free Internet & welcome hug! Reception is open 24/7 and their (with guide in hand) staff provides excellent service and information, making sure your time in Ushuaia is the best it can be. Breakfast - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

LA POSTA HOSTEL & APART

Perón Sur 864 (02901) 444650 / 444649 /444842 reservas@laposta-ush.com.ar MSN: laposta864@hotmail.com www.laposta-ush.com.ar

In the past, after long distances of herding cattle, gauchos* would stop at a resting place, called “La Posta.” Years later La Posta Hostel stands as Breakfast - Internet a shrine to that Argentinean tradition. Wi-Fi - Credit Cards This meticulously clean, single-story home has a beautiful large garden, shared kitchen and indoor and outdoor grills. It’s just 7 blocks from a commercial area and very close to the airport for when you are ready to leave. Their English-speaking owners promise an undisturbed, restful snooze, be it in their private rooms or the dorms, all with shared baths. For those who plan to kick up their boots, they also rent charming apartments equipped to handle 2 to 6 of your favourite travel partners. First laundry service FREE with Get South! Closed from April 10th – June 30th

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ANTARCTICA HOSTEL

Antártida Argentina 270 (02901) 435774 (02901) 15548471 / 15519705 info@antarcticahostel.com info@rayenaventura.com www.antarcticahostel.com www.rayenaventura.com

When you get to the End of the World, you might want to put your feet up! As you walk into Antarctica Hostel, put down your bags and sit back and relax on the comfy sofas in the large common area, share a local beer from the 24 hour bar with other travellers, have an asado* in the garden or be inspired by the view of the mountains as you cook in the fully equipped kitchen! This cosy hostel has small dorms (max. 6 people) and private doubles where you are guaranteed to get a good sleep. Ideally located 2 blocks from Av. San Martin and 1 block from a supermarket, it is a hostel designed to help you unwind.

Closed 1 May – 15 June

Breakfast Internet Wi-Fi

B&B DE LAS ARTES

$

Free laundry service for those smelly socks at the bottom of your bag!

9 de Julio 462 (02901) 431862 bbdelasartes@yahoo.com.ar www.bbdelasartes.com.ar

B&B De Las Artes exudes the warmth of a home and is located right in the center of the city. They have private rooms with single, double and triple beds with private and shared bathrooms.

All the necessities plus some, are provided, parking, hair dryer, lockers, telephone, cable TV, and lots of information!

10% OFF with Get South

Owner Marcos has tastefully decorated this artsy B&B inspired by his travels around the world. His friendly manner, tasty breakfast and pristine accommodation will surely put you at ease. Closed in winter. Please check before you go! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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