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Are you ready to Get South? The gems of South America have been discovered, and they are here waiting for you! The landscapes are awe-inspiring, the cities unique and the culture full of passion. Think you’re ready for a fiery football match, going mad for mate and consuming copious amounts of scrumptious meat and wine? Want to soak up some rays on cool beaches, dive in the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans or ski on unblemished slopes? Well, it’s all here! Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. These three countries lie side by side, each completely unique but together they form one of the most exhilarating, enticing and unforgettable places to travel in the world! The possibilities are endless… Draw yourself into the shadows of the majestic and omnipotent snow capped Andes, hang out with a million penguins, or be mesmerized by giant glaciers shedding chunks of ice in a sea of rugged frozen fields. In this vast land, you’ll also find top-notch rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, diving, fishing, paragliding, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing and our personal favourite: having a good time. Now go on... Get South!


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Getting Around Health Tips / Visa Information Volunteering Responsible Travel / Trekking Tips Don’t leave without trying these Popular Festivals 21 December 2012 ARGENTINA MAP Useful Information / Distance chart Buenos Aires CENTRE MAP La Plata Mar del Plata Córdoba LITORAL MAP Rosario Esteros del Iberá Puerto Iguazú CUYO MAP Mendoza San Rafael San Juan Barreal NORTH MAP San Miguel de Tucumán Tafí del Valle Amaicha del Valle Cafayate Salta S.S. de Jujuy & Purmamarca Tilcara Humahuaca & Iruya PATAGONIA MAP Neuquén San Martín de los Andes

77 - San Carlos de Bariloche 84 - El Bolsón 85 - Esquel 87 - Las Grutas 89 - Puerto Madryn 92 - Puerto Pirámides 93 - El Chaltén 95 - El Calafate 99 - Puerto San Julián 100 - Ushuaia 104 - CHILE MAP 105 - Useful Information / Distance chart 107 - Arica 109 - Iquique 111 - San Pedro de Atacama 116 - La Serena 117 - Pisco Elqui 118 - Valparaíso 121 - Santiago 127 - Pichilemu 128 - Villarrica 129 - Pucón 131 - Osorno 132 - Puerto Varas 135 - Puerto Montt 137 - Chiloe Island - Ancud 139 - Chiloe Island - Castro 140 - Carretera Austral 141 - Villa O’higgins 142 - Puerto Natales 143 - Punta Arenas 145 - URUGUAY MAP 149 - Glossary 150 - Spanish / English dictionary 152 - Acknowledgements

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** Getting Around ** :: By plane: Airlines tend to fly to and from capital cities, with connections to most major cities and tourist centres. Check out www.aerolineas.com, www.lan.com, www.lade.com, www.skyairline.cl or www.flypluna.com for details! :: By bus: You can get virtually everywhere in South America by bus. Take a bus for a more cost-effective and culturally thrilling experience. Overnight trips are quite comfortable, often including meals, films, and attendant services. :: By car: For a personalized adventure through the countryside, you can always travel by car. Rental companies generally operate in most towns and cities and you can save some bucks if you are travelling in a group. :: By taxi or remis: Cheap and reliable, taxis and remises (private taxis) provide quick transportation within city limits. Simply flag them down with an outstretched arm, or call them in advance. :: By local bus: Sometimes very efficient, but unless you know the city very well, it can be a bit confusing. In Argentina they are called “colectivos”, but in Chile this word means “shared taxi”. Local buses in Chile are called “micros”.

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Tips ** ** Health & Safety To make sure you stay healthy and enjoy your travels, we have developed a couple of health and safety tips: - You can drink tap water, although always ask if you are unsure. - Use sunscreen, especially at high altitude - even if it’s cold, the sun is still strong. - Stay streetwise as you walk around the big cities, keep to busy streets, avoid being a target and mind your pockets/bag. - Take taxis at night and try not to be out alone. - If you do fall in love one night, always use protection - AIDS, HIV and other STIs are a risk in any country with any person (heterosexuals included). - Keep your documents safe, make copies and save your details online in case. - If you have any valuables, try to keep them in the hostel/hotel safe. - Never leave valuables in a car or bus. - Dress appropriately to not attract unwanted attention. - Overnight buses sometimes get very cold, wrap up warm. - Don’t change money on the street, only use recognized exchange bureaus.

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To visit Argentina, Chile and Uruguay most nationalities (including most of Western Europe, South Africa, New Zealand) don’t need a visa and can enter these countries with a valid passport and receive a free 90 day Tourist Card on arrival. Some nationalities (including USA, Australia and Canada) are required to pay a reciprocity fee on entry to Chile and Argentina - these can be paid on arrival and is typically around US$130 payable in cash (it depends on the country). The receipt is regarded as a multiple entry visa. Other nationalities require a visa before arriving - contact the relevant foreign consular representative if you are unsure or if you need to apply in advance for an entry visa. Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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** Volunteering ** Interested in making a societal impact? South America offers a number of charitable organizations that need YOUR help! A few hours a week can enrich your experience abroad and can make a world of difference!

Here are only a few of many organizations operating: ARGENTINA • Fundación Argentina de Etoecología (www.etoecologia.org.ar) raises environmental awareness through direct action such as forestation, ground imporvement, water purification and education on environmental issues. You can also volunteer with them to help children and women on the street. • Hogar Amparo Maternal (www.amparomaternal.com.ar) works with young mothers and their children to create a place to stay and organize their daily tasks. • Banco de Alimentos (www.bancodealimentos.org.ar) fights hunger and malnutrition by providing soup kitchens and raising awareness. • Voluntario Global (www.voluntarioglobal.com.ar) runs educational projects in Buenos Aires, northern Argentina, Bariloche and Iguazu. • South American Explorers (www.saexplorers.org) has a good database of volunteer opportunities across South America for eager travellers.

CHILE • Voluntarios de la Esperanza (www.ve-global.org) works to provide shelters, orphanages and schools in Santiago. • Agrupacion Medio Ambiental Torres del Paine (www.amatorresdelpaine. org) does conservation work and environmental education in the national park. • Verde Mar (www.verdemartours.blogspot.com) works in Ancud on forestation and conservation projects with the penguins. • Un Techo para Chile (www.untechoparachile.cl) works on reconstruction of homes for those in Southern Chile whose homes were devastated by earthquakes.

URUGUAY • Karumbe (www.karumbe.org) is a volunteer project that monitors and conserves sea turtles in coastal Uruguay.

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** Responsible Travel** Travelling is a conscientious act of discovery and liberation. Still, simple steps can (and should) be taken in order to be a responsible traveller and to avoid undesirable incidents. How to be a responsible traveller... • Read about the social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental climate of your destination. • Seek out locally owned businesses (accommodation, restaurants, etc). • Travel in small groups and mingle with locals. • Attempt to learn the local language. • Be respectful of culture and customs: dress accordingly, ask to take photographs of people, etc. • Volunteer with local organizations. • Travel to enjoy, not to destroy. • Buy crafts from local artisans to assist local economic development. • Don’t be stingy with tips, especially when visiting developing areas. • Limit your environmental impact - don’t litter!

The key is to travel with an open mind; a desire to connect with the people and culture you’re entering will go a long way towards creating an unforgettable journey.

** Trekking Tips ** Trekking is one the best things to do in South America it’s cheap, it’s healthy and always memorable. Here are our top tips: :: Avoid trekking alone. :: Pre-plan your itinerary, informing others of your route and making sure you leave yourself plenty of daylight time. :: Always remain on marked trails. :: Make sure to read and obey all signs. :: Make sure to wear and carry the appropriate gear. UV sunglasses, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen and warm clothing are just a few to mention… if in doubt make sure to ask a local guide. They will know best!! :: Don’t bother the wildlife, pick up your waste and bring back only memories. :: Never ever light a fire under any circumstances. :: If someone has left a mess before you, do the right thing and pick it up.

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** Don’t leave without trying these ** Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have some national dishes and drinks that you shouldn’t miss. Almost all of them appear in each country and beyond being tasty, they are a key part of the culture. Try them all !!

Asado/Parrilla

Is in essence a grilled barbecue, consisting of various cuts of meat. A typical asado* may have an assortment of various cuts of steak, chicken, morcilla (blood sausage/black pudding), chorizo (sausage), mollejas (sweetbreads), riñones (kidneys), and chinchulines (intestines).

Chivito

This Uruguayan sandwich consists primarily of a thin slice of steak, with mayonnaise, black or green olives, cheese, tomatoes and sometimes also bacon, fried or hardboiled eggs and ham. Normally served in a bun with a huge stack of French Fries! The Chilean version is barros luco and in Argentina, the lomito.

Empanada

Is a tasty stuffed pastry that can have a wide range of fillings, such as beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables, ham and cheese, sweet corn, onion, boiled egg, olives, raisins and more. It can be baked or fried.

Mate

Is a popular traditional infusion made with the leaves of the yerba plant. Once dry and processed, the leaves are put into a gourd called mate (made of wood or other materials) and hot water is poured over it. The infusion is sipped through a bombilla (a filtered metal straw).

Wine

Argentinean wines are gaining fame worldwide for their quality and value. The main wineries are spread around Mendoza, San Juan and Salta. You are sure to have heard of the famous Argentinean Malbec, but Torrontes, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Bonarda are pretty good here too. Chile has a wide selection of international varieties planted, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and others. Chile’s signature grape, Carmenère, is a rarely planted variety of Bordeaux. Uruguay’s top grape is Tannat which, like Malbec, also originally came from France.

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** Popular Festivals ** Everyone loves a good fiesta, and here are some of the highlights of festivals for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. These festivals are popular - so always try to book accommodation in advance! January • Festival Nacional del Folklore, Cosquín, near Córdoba, late January: This is Argentina’s largest festival for folk music. Grab your gaucho pants and armadillo guitar for this one! February • Fiesta Nacional de la Pachamama, Amaicha del Valle: Celebrate the bounty of mother nature (Pachamama) as the natives gather to celebrate with folk music, food and drink and pick out the most beautiful girl as their festival queen. • Lemanja Festival of the Godess of the Sea, Montevideo and Punta del Este, 2 February: One of the major festivals in Uruguay, thousands of devotees take to the beaches to offer watermelons, flowers and candles to the godess of the sea. • Festival Costumbrista Chilote, Castro, Chiloe Island, 3rd week of February: This festival celebrates the Chilote traditions with artisans, typical food, singing and music, animal fairs and traditional games. • Festival Internacional de la Canción, Viña del Mar: This is not only Chile’s but one of South America’s biggest Latin American pop festivals. Everyone gets down to Viña to see their favourite pop acts. • Carnival, Uruguay, North Argentina (Gualeguaychu, Jujuy province), late February - early March: Although much bigger in neighbouring Brazil, carnival is still celebrated with due fervor in these other Southern Cone countries. The main Carnival celebrations are in Montevideo where people dress up, dance and sing to Candombe all night long for a couple weeks. In Jujuy people celebrate Mother Nature’s bounty by throwing a huge party with lots of drinking, eating, singing and dancing. The devil is the mascot of the party and locals dress up in colourful costumes as they move to the music on every street corner and cover each other in snow spray, talcom powder, confetti and using water pistols. March • Vendimia, Mendoza, late February - early March: Celebrating the wine harvest in Mendoza, this event builds up momentum over a couple weeks culminating in beauty parades, big theatrical performances, folkloric music and lots of wine tasting!

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** Popular Festivals ** July • Fiesta de La Tirana, Iquique, mid July: One of the most important festivals in Chile’s calender - La Tirana sees around 80,000 pilgrims get together for this religious cult celebration where they present the Virgin with carnival style dances and offerings in this small village. August • Fiesta Nacional de la Nieve, Bariloche, mid August: Up on the Cerro Catedral and in the city locals celebrate the white snow with ski competitions, a chocolate festival, fireworks, music shows and pick a snow queen! September • Fiestas patrias, 18 - 19 September: Chile celebrates its national day (18th) with general merriment across the country - tucking into typical Chilean food, enjoying some dance and music and lighting houses up like the national flag. October

• Oktoberfest, Villa General Belgrano, Argentina, early October:

Argentina’s German immigrants made this festival near Cordoba the beer drinking fiesta that it is today. Two weeks of drinking local brew, listening to music and partying hard. November • Gay Parade, Buenos Aires, mid November: It doesn’t get much more colourful than BA’s gay, lesbian and transgender parade in November. Along with all their supporters and friends they parade from Plaza de Mayo to the Congreso with the music up loud! December • New Year’s Eve, everywhere, 31 December: New Years is a pretty big celebration in every country but the celebrations in Montevideo, Uruguay, have to top them all. An all out Guerra de Sidra (Cider Fight) in the main plaza with hours of cider throwing fun, followed by BBQs, a billion fireworks and dancing into the wee hours of the morn. Bring on the New Year!

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* 21 December 2012: End of the World or Spiritual Awakening? * 2012 might be a year filled with travelling and fun for you, but some people are taking it rather more seriously. Following some ancient Mayan literature, some people believe that the Mayans predicted that 2012 would be the year that the world ends. Their historic calender says that the fourth world (which we are apparently in now) will end on 13th b’ak’tun, which happens to be the 21 December 2012. Some devotees are predicting an apocolypse with devasting consequences to humankind, but a few more positive new agers predict that this will be a day when Earth and its inhabitants will undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation and it will bring in a New Era. Either way, it’s a good excuse to get out and see the world just in case anything happens!

Get an early start on your spiritual transformation... The more positive opportunity that the 2012 cult may offer us is that of working towards a ‘positive spiritual or physical transformation’. Some people are choosing to prepare for this transformation by working towards bettering themselves both inside and out. Tips include more physical activity (like pilates or yoga), meditation and reading inspirational and self help literature. If you want to get a headstart on your transformation while travelling the Southern Cone, there are a few options of yoga camps and spiritual retreats along the way: - Eco Yoga Park (www.ecoyogapark.com): This yoga park and organic farm is located in Buenos Aires province and offers a yoga retreat or volunteering opportunities for the eco friendly. - Yoga en Punta (www.yogaenpunta.com): Before and after chilling out on the beach in Punta del Este you can get your yoga on at this centre with outdoor and indoor classes. - Eco Truly Arica (www.ecotrulyaricachile.blogspot.com/): Out in the desert of Arica, here you can practise yoga, build your own eco friendly hut, do trekking or attend the organic garden. - Elqui Valley, Chile: This is a spiritual hotspot in Chile. Located 30 degrees South and 70 degrees West, this is supposed to be the Earth’s magnetic centre and has made a strong pull to astrologers, new agers and meditators.

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BUENOS AIRES

Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America. It has a population of 40 million, of which approximately 1/3 live in the capital, Buenos Aires. In such a massive area, the geography is immense and diverse, with an extremely varied climate. From the hot and dry northwest to the thunderous glaciers of Patagonia, from the staggering Andes mountain range to the fertile Pampas, it’s possible to find and do everything in this land of contrasts. Argentina houses several of the world’s natural wonders including the highest peak in the Americas, Aconcagua, and the impressive Iguazu Falls. Argentina must-tries include tasting some of the world’s best meat and wine, dancing a seductive tango and drinking the addictive mate.

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BUENOS AIRES ina ** formation about Argent In l efu Us ** General Tips • It is normal to kiss once on the cheek when you say hello and goodbye. • Be aware that lunch time is from 1-3 pm and dinner starts at 9 pm or later. Also, dancing clubs aren’t open until 1 am or later. • Make sure you have a spare coin handy to give the baggage handler at the nbus station, it’s normal to give them a small tip.

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BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires is considered to be one of the most elegant and sophisticated cities in South America. Located on the shore of the Río* de la Plata, it is a huge metropolis with a core of majestic architectural glories, wonderful museums, modern art galleries and numerous theatres. Don’t leave without having a tango experience!

Highlights :: Plaza* de Mayo: Visit the political centre of Argentina where people come to express their opinions. Thursdays at 3:30 pm, the famous Madres de Plaza de Mayo gather to remember those who disappeared during the dictatorship. Nearby is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Casa Rosada (with Evita’s famous balcony), and the Cabildo – the colonial city hall. :: The Obelisk: Go to celebrate Argentina’s next sporting victory at this city landmark located at the intersection of Corrientes and 9 de Julio avenues. :: San Telmo: Wind through this charming old barrio* where cobbled streets, colourful cafes, numerous antique shops and live Sunday tango shows centre around Plaza* Dorrego and Defensa street. :: La Boca: Meander along Caminito, a pedestrian walkway lined with murals, statues and colourful corrugated metal houses, that is home to many artists’ studios. Catch a football game in La Bombonera (the chocolate box), home to Boca Juniors and Maradona, and/or pop into their museum during the day. :: Palermo: Stroll through the Japanese and Botanical gardens and the Zoo, followed by the Bosques* de Palermo, the lungs of the city. Palermo Viejo (old) and Chico (small) are more residential and have Spanish-style architecture. Palermo Hollywood and Soho are filled with lots of restaurants, hip bars, nightclubs, coffee places and design shops. :: Recoleta: Walk by designer shops, posh restaurants and tree-lined avenues in this barrio* that has a distinct Parisian feel. The cemetery is renowned for its illustrious tenants including Evita. Visit the large arts and crafts market and the nearby Centro Cultural Recoleta, which hosts the latest art exhibitions. :: Puerto Madero: Head to this century-long abandoned port which was rescued in the 90’s by an urban renewal scheme resulting in apartments, a promenade and elegant restaurants. :: Tigre: Get out of town to El Tigre delta region, and take a boat trip along the meandering rivers and to Martín García Island - a natural and ecological reserve filled with birdlife and a maze of small inner islands.

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Hostel Shuttle is your cheapest way to get to and from Ezeiza International airport (Pistarini). They offer pick up and drop off from main hostels in downtown or the San Telmo neighborhood. Reservations must be made a minimum of 1 hr in advance from a hostel and 48 hrs ahead online. They transport everyday, year round. Book directly from hostels or at their office. Buenos Aires – Ezeiza: 7.00 - 9.30 - 12.00 - 14.30 - 17.00 Ezeiza – Buenos Aires: 8.00 - 10.45 - 13.15 - 13.45 - 18.30 HI TRAVEL

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HI Travel is a travel agency for backpackers offering bus & plane tickets, hostel reservation and hostel packages including excursions. They have group departures from BA to main tourist destinations. Send them an email or pop into their office for more information! operaciones2@hitravel.com.ar CULTOUR - Turismo con identidad

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Cultour is a young tour company that specializes in original tours and activities in Buenos Aires. Check out Cultour and their unique walking tours, aimed at a younger, backpacking crowd. Most tour guides are sociologists, historians, teachers and students of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and speak Spanish, English and Portuguese. Find out what happened in the streets, plazas, buildings and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and get to know the history, culture and politics of this vivid city. Visual elements (videos, photos, etc.) are thrown in to keep history fun. Cultour also offers conventional bus city tours and can also take you to see the famous football (or play it!), dance or watch the tango, and really see where BA is coming from and where it is going to. 10% off Buenos Aires traces walking tour with Get South! Dollars, Euros and Brazilian reales accepted!

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BUENOS AIRES JUANCHO FUTBOL

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tourporbaires@hotmail.com Grab your jersey and your beer mug www.juanchofutbol.com.ar because you’re about to experience some serious Football (Fútbol) craziness. The owner is a die-hard Boca fan and will arrange everything so you can fiesta like a local ang get to the real football scene. Juancho Football will take you to watch the best matches in the city, whether that be another local team like famed rivals River Plate or even the Argentina team on international games! A private van transfer will take you to different famous football grounds where travelling through the city you can learn the Argentine football songs and pick up some (rather less polite) football vocabulary! The pre-game party kicks off at Juancho Bar, where you can feast on bottomless pizza and beer (all included in the price) with the other football fans and travellers. Once in good spirits, it’s off to the game... No hoity VIP section for these party animals - you’ll be right where the action is, in the Fan Section (popular). This is where the real action and atmosphere happens, under waving flags, by the beating drums and jumping up and down with an excited crowd - there is no other football experience quite like it. Juancho Football were the first to take tourists to the real fan section, and these bilingual rock stars are still the ultimate ticket to the world of Argentinean Fútbol! Top spectators tip: Wear trainers and comfortable clothing, don’t bring any bags, wallets or anything valuable and if you want to bring a camera to capture the action make sure it’s a small one or even better, bring a disposable one! Ask about VIP service & tours to the Boca Museum! Make your booking online and get a 10% discount with Get South! Grab your Argentinean Fútbol gear, essential souvenirs and favourite fan shirt at T-SHOP: CHILE 636, San Telmo.

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Getting around to seeing everything and organising your perfect trip can be a pain in countries that speak a different language, enjoy a long siesta and have most of their hidden gems in hard to reach places. Say Hueque takes all of the stress away from you and offers tailor made trips for independent travellers to get the perfect experience out of the Southern Cone. With 11 years experience, the knowledgeable staff make customised trips for travellers and with their local contacts they can ensure great prices and outstanding value. Popular destinations and experiences include Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, the Atacama Desert, Uyuni Salt Flats, Salta region, hiking in Patagonia, wine tasting in Mendoza, horseback riding at traditional estancias, glacier cruises and much more. Whether you are travelling alone, with friends, in a family or are looking for an adventourous honeymoon, the fun loving staff endeavour to make sure every aspect of your trip is how you want it. The travel specialists work closely with you to create the perfect trip according to your budget and then let you get on with it (with the added security of an emergency phone) and enjoy your experience of a lifetime! Their sustainable policy to support local economies and respect the environment is another demonstration of why Say Hueque has become an internationally renowned travel company. 5% discount off tours with Get South! EVT. Leg Nº: 11.320 Res. 1118/08

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BUENOS AIRES BABEL ARGENTINA - Spanish School Struggling to say more than “una cerveza por favor”? To really get the best out of your experience in South America, you need to talk the lingo. BAbel Argentina’s language school is conveniently located in the centre of Buenos Aires, where you can immerse yourself in the language and culture. Intensive courses are designed to get your spanish up to scratch in no time and teach you more about South American culture, with themed classes on literature, sports, tango and cooking as well as immersion and backpackers courses. 15% off cash payments with Get South!

Av. Rivadavia 1157 6ºA Downtown (011) 43820860 info@babelargentina.com.ar www.babelargentina.com.ar

Dynamic and professional teachers will equip you with all you need to know and help you with advice to enjoy your time in BA to the máximo! Credits Cards - Wi-Fi

PUERTO LIMON HOSTEL Puerto Limón Hostel is the ideal stopover to enjoy the broadening of the mind and the awesome times that come with travelling.

Chacabuco 1080 – San Telmo (011) 43619649 info@puertolimonhostel.com www.puertolimonhostel.com

Located in a fab area for eating out and drinking up, just 3 blocks from Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo and a skip away from downtown BA; you’ll be amazed by the comfort, cleanliness, freshness and staff of this neat site. There are private, double and dorm-style rooms with private and shared baths, air conditioning, lockers, heating and comfy beds. Cool vibes, fun styling and lots of light characterize the common room and the full kitchen overlooking the breezy patio. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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BUENOS AIRES MYSTIC HOUSE HOSTEL BOUTIQUE

Angel J. Carranza 1717 Palermo Hollywood (011) 39803797 info@mystichouse.com.ar www.mystichouse.com.ar

If you are looking for style and comfort in the heart of the trendy ‘going out’ district Palermo Hollywood, Mystic House could be the place for you. Rest up in one of their 5 private, attractively decorated doubles and twins (some Breakfast - Internet en suite) equipped with comfy spring box Wi-Fi - credits Cards mattresses, LCDs with cable TV, big wardrobes, heating, air con, and access to the terrace or balcony; or make yourself at home in the living room with cable TV, DVDs and a library; throw a dinner party in the fully equipped kitchen or BBQ; grab a cocktail from the bar as you catch some rays on cushioned sun loungers on the terrace overlooking Palermo… sounds like it’s out of your budget, right? Wrong. The owners offer privacy, great service and comfort of a boutique hotel at hostel prices and spirit! 10% off with Get South, or 7th night free! KILCA HOSTEL Especially catered to international travellers, Kilca Hostel is a comfy house with a homely atmosphere, located in a convenient area with shops, bars and restaurants nearby. They have dorms and private rooms with shared bathrooms and large windows that lead onto a colonial patio with lots of greenery. There are spacious common areas with cool music to chill out and meet fellow travellers, including comfy couches, TV/ DVD, board games and book exchange. Pay for 5 nights & stay for 7 with Get South!

Mexico 1545 - Monserrat (011) 43811966 info@kilcabackpacker.com www.kilcabackpacker.com Facilities include a bar, a self catering kitchen, motorcycle parking and a shady courtyard with hammocks, sun umbrellas and a splash pool. The owners are always there and will help you decide among the endless possibilities to do in this city. Wheelchair access!

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BUENOS AIRES HOSTEL SUITES OBELISCO & FLORIDA Hostel Suites Obelisco (I) is set in I: Corrientes 830 - Downtown (011) 43284040 a beautifully restored 100-year-old II: Florida 328 - Downtown building, with spacious rooms and (011) 43250969 traditional high ceilings. You can meet www.hostelsuites.com people in the large loft-style common area, relax in the quiet reading room or party the night away at their cool bar. Hostel Suites Florida (II) is their brand new hostel situated on the major tourist pedestrian street of the city. It combines hotel quality service with a fun hostel atmosphere, and all of their sparkling clean rooms have private bathrooms, heating and A/C. Their huge downstairs bar is open to the public, so you can meet new friends and begin to discover BA’s culture and nightlife. Free welcome drink!

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HOSTEL SUITES PALERMO & TANGO BACKPACKERS III: Charcas 4752 - Palermo Hostel Suites Palermo (III) is placed in an (011) 47730806 old restored house with a stylish interior, IV: Paraguay 4601 - Palermo nice furniture, and a decoration that stands (011) 47766871 out. There are private bathrooms in most www.hostelsuites.com rooms, as well as an open terrace and a big backyard to enjoy on beautiful days. Tango Backpackers (IV) is made up of several recycled, old-fashioned houses connected by hallways and stairways that lead to a great terrace where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy the outdoors. Their bar is in the lobby and reception area, the meeting point in which travellers from all over the world share their experiences and make plans for heading out. All these hostels boast great facilities; bars, modern guest kitchens, cozy TV/DVD rooms, game rooms, and more. Different types of rooms are available: dorms, private single, twin, double and triple with shared and private bathrooms; and they include all linen, individual lockers and maid service. Each hostel has its very own travel information desk with outgoing English-speaking staff. Don’t forget to check their weekly planner! Something exciting is happening every day!

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BUENOS AIRES LA ROCCA HOSTELS

Av. Callao 341 1st Floor - Downtown (011) 43728898 - 43722659 info@laroccahostel.com www.laroccahostel.com www.grupolarocca.com

Rock up to La Rocca, a hostel chain conquering South America!

La Rocca Hostel (downtown) is situated on Callao and Corrientes streets. Not only is this close to 4 subway lines and 45 bus routes, it’s in the heart of the city, closest to the city’s best theaters, bars and restaurants. With its stylish lobby, fish tank check-in counter and spacious rooms you know you’ve arrived at a hostel a cut above the rest. They have a wide selection of rooms; from private doubles to dorms, some of them with private bathrooms. LA ROCCA SAN TELMO

Av. San Juan 751 (011) 43619215 laroccasantelmo@gmail.com www.laroccasantelmo.com.ar

In traditional San Telmo with all it´s attractions, this is a classic house recently refurbished. They have dorms with lockers, private rooms and even suites with en-suite bathroom and A/C. Internet Breakfast Wi-Fi

LA ROCCA VIP Av. Córdoba 3872 - Palermo (011) 48666423 - 48666272 palermo@laroccahostel.com www.laroccavip.com

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La Rocca VIP is a smaller, more relaxed hostel a few blocks from trendy Palermo Hollywood. Take your pick from private rooms & dorms, all with shared bathrooms. Best of all is their roof top jacuzzi for those hot summer days!! At all hostels facilities include 24 hr reception, self catering kitchen, spacious common areas, laundry service and a funky bar open 24/7. A great place to meet strangers and make friends for life. Asados or other meals prepared together every day at cost! On the other hand, if you decide to stay longer and would like the privacy of your own apartment, La Rocca can provide it. They have plenty of options for you to choose from so give them a call (they speak English).

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BUENOS AIRES PORTAL DEL SUR HOSTEL

Hip贸lito Yrigoyen 855 - Downtown (011) 43428788 / 43422825 consultas@portaldelsurba.com.ar www.portaldelsurba.com.ar

Portal del Sur Hostel is located right in downtown; set in a XIX century 4- story building which has been carefully refurbished and decorated to keep the historical charm of its architecture. It has many ensuite private 10% Off in rooms with A/C and cable TV, and comfortable dorm-style Dorms accommodation. Their neat facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a bar & lounge and a rooftop terrace with great views of the city and special for asados*! There is an onsite Travel Office that offers excursions around the city including football games and tango shows, and tours all over the country! Breakfast Internet Wi-Fi Credit Cards

OSTINATTO HOSTEL

Free activities every day, including Tango & Spanish Lessons that will make easier for you to make new friends from the moment you get there!

Chile 680 - San Telmo (011) 43629639 / 43002535 info@ostinatto.com www.ostinatto.com

A unique hostel located at the historic neighbourhood of San Telmo, in a totally recycled XX century building that combines old structure with fine minimalistic design. They have clean and functional dorms with lockers, single/double rooms with private or shared baths and even a loft and a Penthouse with en-suite bathroom, microwave, fridge, A/C, Wi-Fi and spectacular views of BA! Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, rooftop terrace with BBQ grill and a small pool, ping pong table, a TV/DVD room, a wine cellar and a mini-cinema. All in all Ostinatto offers something for everyone, close enough to be near all the action but far enough to chill out away from the bustle of downtown. Free activities (per week): 2 yoga classes Breakfast Pay 4 nights in advance and 2 tango classes Internet 1 walking tour & tip tours stay 5 with Get South! Wi-Fi 1 Tai-Chi class

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BUENOS AIRES HOSTEL INN BUENOS AIRES This old two-storey mansion, Humberto Primo 820 - San Telmo. (011) 43007992 has a chilled out atmosphere buenosaires@hostel-inn.com - www.hostel-inn.com and helpful staff available 24/7. Located in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, close to the popular market at Plaza Dorrego with tango dancers. Rooms vary from dorms with 4-6-8 beds, but there are also single and double rooms available. Facilities include Satellite TV, individual lockers in every room, a guest kitchen, laundry service, and luggage storage. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

15% off standard rate + 2x1 happy hour at Moving Travel Bar! MOVING TRAVEL BAR BA

Av. De Mayo 1117 - Downtown www.movingtravelbar.com

Moving Travel Bar in BA is a meeting place for backpackers to share their experiences and tips on BA and beyond. Enjoy almost any drink you like and tuck into some tasty tarts and salads. Located right in Wi-Fi the centre on Av. de Mayo. HOSTEL CARLOS GARDEL

Carlos Calvo 579 – San Telmo (011) 43072606 / 6358 info@hostelcarlosgardel.com.ar www.hostelcarlosgardel.com

Right in the heart of the Buenos Aires’ historic tango district, San Telmo, is Hostel Carlos Gardel. Its attractive layout, fantastic location, great price and friendly staff make it the ideal all-in-one traveller stop. On the ground floor you will find the reception and living room, with computers, TV and DVD player. The upper floors house the community kitchen, the dorms which range from 4, 6 or 10 beds with private or shared bath, and one private double room with bath. They also have fully furnished apartments for 1 to 4 people. The rooftop patio is perfect for throwing back a beer or barbequing juicy Argentine steaks. So spin, sashay or leap to Hostel Carlos Gardel for a memorable tango masquerade! Stay 3 nights and have 1 day bike rental FREE!

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BUENOS AIRES HOSTEL PARADA

Rivadavia 1291 - Downtown (011) 43816399 info@hostelparada.com www.hostelparada.com

Finding great hostels in Buenos Aires isn’t difficult, but sometimes it’s the little things like strong showers, comfy lounges and peaceful surroundings that really make the difference.

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Hostel Parada is only 10% OFF steps away from Av. de Mayo and 9 de Julio avenues and 4 with blocks from the Obelisk. Even though you’re located smack in the centre of the Get South city you won’t hear a sound from the street and will be able to get a good night’s rest. The majority of the rooms are private (single, doubles, twins and triples) with ensuite bathrooms and the 2 dorms have lockers and shared bathrooms. With free cleaning service in the rooms you can be sure that everything will be neat and tidy. Open 24/7, it is ideally located for seeing the highlights of Buenos Aires as the hostel is within walking distance from most sights (some only a couple blocks away) but if you want to delve further into the excitement of the city or rest those tired legs, there are great transport links from here. When you want a break from the buzz of city life and sightseeing, chill out with other travellers by joining in on a game of pool, watching TV or a DVD in the communal living room or hanging out in the sunshine on the patio or terrace. If you want to see some of the local football matches or go to some of the famous tango, the friendly staff will sort you out with tickets. And don’t worry about any language barriers, the staff speak English so you can be sure to get the best recommendations in a language that you will understand. Breakfast - Wi-Fi

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BUENOS AIRES FAMILY FARM HOSTEL

Perez Zalazar 825 GENERAL RODRIGUEZ This is a hostel ideal for the green (011) 1534171735 fingered and ecofriendly. On the fringe familyfarmhostel@gmail.com of Buenos Aires city, this rural family www.wonfamily.net farm and hostel is designed to enjoy www.familyfarmhostel.blogspot.com nature, learn languages, exchange cultures and learn about sustainable living through ecovolunteering. With organic gardens and adobe constructions, the idea is to learn about becoming self sufficient and get involved with the project as you enjoy your stay here. There is plenty of space to relax and hang out, enjoying their swimming pool, playing a bit of footie or delight in eating some homemade green cuisine. With one six bed dorm and plenty of camping ground (shared bathroom) you will certainly feel like one big family by the end of your stay! Breakfast

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Junín 1631, 1º C - Recoleta (011) 48027916 / 1530354206 Having tooth problems while travelling? drshay@shaydent.com Or maybe you want to get that sparkly www.shaydent.com white smile you have always dreamed of? Whether it’s an emergency, or a pre-planned cosmetic tooth surgery, Shaydent Dental Clinic, in the historic neighbourhood of Recoleta, is waiting with the tooth floss ready for you! This professional clinic has all the latest technology and performs dental implants, total and partial oral rehabilitation, dental whitening, esthetic fillings and lip augmentation among other health services. Contact them in an emergency by phone or in advance by email and request a free treatment plan, consultation and cost estimation. Whatever your dental 10% OFF needs while on holiday, Shaydent with can help you get back your smile! English, Spanish and Hebrew Spoken!

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BUENOS AIRES COMPLEJO TANGO - Tango Lesson + Dinner + Tango show “Tango is in Buenos Aires a private Av. Belgrano 2608 - Balvanera dance from houses of ill repute (011) 49411119 and bars of the worst type. Never is reservas@complejotango.com.ar it danced in high-class salons or by www.complejotango.com.ar respectable people. Tango music itself arouses unpleasant thoughts”. So said Enrique Rodriguez Carreta, the Argentine ambassador to France in 1913. But what did he know? Now tango is a global craze and Buenos Aires its capital and stage. Often the choice of shows, classes and performances is bewildering. That’s why you should shuffle your way down to Complejo Tango, a one-stop shop for the complete tango experience. This is the only place in Buenos Aires (indeed the world) that offers tango lodging, tango classes, tango dinners and tango shows, all set in a beautiful French neo-classical building.

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Every night there is a live performance with orchestra, dancer and singers, all accompanied by great food and wine. It showcases the history of tango and how it has evolved over the years. You can even practice your two step with free classes beforehand, from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Show Get South and get 15% off in accommodation and 30% off in dinner shows if you book directly with them and pay in cash! Open 365 days a year!

8 charming rooms colourfully designed around a tango theme such as Carlos Gardel (the Godfather of tango) or the bandoneon (the famous melancholic squeeze box). Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

There are special multi-day offers available including shows and classes.

Complejo Tango is located 5 minutes from the Obelisk in Balvanera, a barrio* famous for its bohemian vibe and resident poets.

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LA PLATA LA PLATA La Plata is located 60 km from Buenos Aires city, only an hour away by bus. It’s a university city with great architectural, sporting and cultural heritages, as well as excellent gastronomy, theatres and nightlife. :: Astronomic Observatory & Museum of Natural Science: It is considered one of the most important museums of the world because of the valuable pieces it conserves. :: The Cathedral: It is America’s tallest cathedral (112 m). In 1994 it was recognized as one of the ten most important cathedrals of the world, and its name was inscribed in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. :: Children’s Republic: A theme park of 53 hectares, where everything has been built to scale: castles, oriental palaces, public buildings, a chapel, a lake, a train and much more. :: Buildings with amazing architecture: The Teatro* Argentino (with international shows), the Coliseo Podestá Theatre, Ciudad* de La Plata Stadium (one of the most modern in South America), Pasaje Dardo Rocha, and the Municipalidad (City Council), among others. :: Meridiano Vº: A traditional neighbourhood located in the south of the city, where the cobblestone streets, nostalgic bars and old lamp posts will take you to the past. Visit the old train station for its interesting cultural centre.

HOSTEL DEL BOSQUE In the heart of the city, Hostal del Bosque has a privileged position next to all the transport hubs, shops, museums and restaurants. But you might end up spending more time inside relaxing with the attentive staff, playing board games or play station, throwing a big Argentine steak on the BBQ, baking empanadas in the well-stocked kitchen or staying in for movie night with other travellers. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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Calle 54 Nº 460 (0221) 4890236 info@hosteldelbosque.com.ar www.hosteldelbosque.com.ar Facebook: hostel del bosque Staff can organise tours and outings for guests and there are dorms (with shared and private bathrooms), one private double (with bath) and Wi-Fi throughout!

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LA PLATA HOME INTERCULTURAL LEARNING Calle 37 Nº 1091, between 16 & 17 If learning Spanish is next on your “to (0221) 4833575 do” list, check out Home Intercultural info@homeenglishcourses.com.ar Learning in La Plata. The school www.homeenglishcourses.com.ar uses some of the most innovative techniques in teaching Spanish; combining regular lessons, immersion outings and “blended learning” (a mix of face to face and online courses at all levels). With a team of experienced staff, they work in conjunction with other schools around the world to bring you the best and most up-to-date teaching strategies based on the Intercultural Approach. There’s a range of packages you can choose from, which include a mix of intensive or semi-intensive classes, group or individual lessons plus events and lodging at nearby hostels. It’s a cozy learning environment with a great relaxed vibe. Pay them a visit! The school also offers online 10% off stay & Spanish courses - language and culture intertwined study packages which you can take as a free-standing option or as an & virtual courses with Get South! in-between option between visits!

MAR DEL PLATA Mar del Plata is the popular beach resort town, just five hours south of Buenos Aires, which gets a huge population boost in the summer. You will have to wade through a sea of Argentineans before reaching the sea at the popular downtown beaches Bristol, Playa Chica and Playa Grande. For a more tranquil experience, head to one of the southern beaches like Punta Magotes. You can’t miss the Havanna building, with their trademark “alfajores” or the landmark restaurant Manolo for their “chocolate con churros”. If you’re not the beach-lounging type, Mar del Plata also offers many adventure options. Try your skills and nerve surfing, long boarding, wake boarding, wind surfing, scuba diving, paragliding and skydiving. Outside of town you can trek, rock climb, rappel, kayak and horseback ride at the Sierra y Lago de Los Padres. Get to know the local maritime culture by boating around the bay, visiting the Museo del Mar or strolling around the port to see the day’s catch come in and the resident sea lions playing in the water. After midnight, head to Mar del Plata’s booming nightlife along Constitución street.

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MAR DEL PLATA HOSTEL LA PERGOLA

Hipólito Yrigoyen 1093 (corner Balcarce) (0223) 4933695 info@lapergolahostel.com.ar www.lapergolahostel.com.ar

The house of La Pérgola is historically protected by the city because of its exquisite medieval style design and cool inside decoration like their spiral staircase, stone fireplace and mosaics. They have a terrace with grill looking onto sea views, a well stocked kitchen and a plush DVD room with more than 300 films. It is located only 1 block from the sea and close to all the necessities of the city. Take your pick from their rooms for 2, 4, 6 or 8 people, most with shared bathrooms. The well travelled owner make special efforts to maintain a positive energy environment and offer Asian herbal teas, meditation by the seaside and energy harmonisation. If you have any energy left you can spend it hanging out with the other travellers 10% OFF for their asado or pizza nights, foosball with championships or a game of footie. Get South Closed May-June Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

CORDOBA Córdoba is Argentina’s second largest city, with their iconic music and dancing, the “cuarteto”, and their famous signature drink, Fernet con cola. Downtown you can find the Manzana Jesuítica (Jesuit quarters), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. While you are there, visit the Cathedral, the University of Córdoba (the oldest university in Argentina), the Cabildo (town hall), Montserrat College, and the churches of the Compañía de Jesús, San Francisco and San Roque. Nueva Cordoba neighbourhood is the spot for hopping nightlife. Here also stands the impressive 1912 Palacio* Ferreyra with its fine art museum - a mixture of largely Cordoban contemporary and classic art. Nearby, the huge Museo* Emilio Caraffa stages exhibitions from local artists. Don’t miss the Iglesia* del Sagrado Corazón (de los padres Capuchinos) and its gothic architecture. Visit Sarmiento Park, the largest park in town, which is home to the Zoo as well as a boating lake with islands, sporting grounds and wide boulevards lined with native trees.

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CORDOBA :: Alta Gracia: is a pretty little town situated 35 km from Córdoba city. It offers interesting attractions, including the Jesuit Estancia (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO) and the “Che” Guevara House and Museum. :: Quebrada* del Condorito National Park: famous for its V-shaped crack, 800 m deep and with a 1,500 m gap between the edges, and the Condorito river running through its bottom. It’s one of the few places where you can see condors at a close distance; they nest on the steep southern balcony, from where the view is magnificent. :: Villa General Belgrano: this picturesque German-influenced town, 90 km from Córdoba city, has a quaint downtown and an October beer festival. :: Los Gigantes: located 90 km from Córdoba city in the Sierras de Córdoba, these pure granite formations have steep rock walls and are very popular amongst climbers and rappelers. :: La Cumbre: located 98 km from Cordoba city, it’s a beautiful town due to the rugged mountain landscape, filled with winding roads and big stony English houses. West of La Cumbre is Cuchi Corral, a hill with a vast natural balcony with views over the Río* Pinto valley. One of Argentina’s top spots for paragliding! MORADA HOSTEL

Humberto Primo 532 (0351) 4262238 info@moradahostel.com www.moradahostel.com

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Córdoba, close to all tourist attractions in the city, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, with a friendly and cool staff, Morada Hostel is an excellent option. They have bedrooms for six to eight people and different types of private rooms (single, double, triple, quadruple and quintuple) with private or shared bathrooms. Their price includes quality accommodation with breakfast, towels, bedding, fully equipped kitchen, terrace with barbecue, cable TV, Wi-Fi in the rooms and free Internet, lockers, luggage store and 24 hour reception. They also offer different tours (trekking, skydiving, paragliding, 10% OFF horseriding in the beautiful mountains of with Córdoba and more) that will make your stay Get South in Córdoba a lot of fun! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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CORDOBA PALENQUE HOSTEL

General Paz 371 (0351) 4237588 palenquehostel@gmail.com www.palenquehostel.com.ar

Smack in the centre of town, Palenque Hostel makes a great springboard from which to discover the pleasures of Córdoba. Located in one of the city’s main avenues and within walking Breakfast Internet distance to bars, pubs, clubs and museums, Wi-Fi this renovated 100 year-old house has breezy double rooms and dorms, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. If you feel like chilling there is plenty to pass the time away: a ping pong & foosball table, board games, Play Station 2, a large flat screen TV, a bunch of movies, and a cool patio with an outdoor bar. Otherwise, a big night Free welcome beer out in town is waiting for you! with Get South! Don’t miss the asado*, traditional food and free empanada* nights to make sure you have a belly full of Córdoba at the end of the day. CORDOBA HOSTEL

Ituzaingó 1070 (0351) 4687359 / 153593971 info@cordobahostel.com.ar www.cordobahostel.com.ar MSN: cordobahostel@hotmail.com

Córdoba Hostel is much more than just a place to sleep... This hostel is located in Nueva Córdoba, a safe area with an active nightlife Internet - Wi-Fi near loads of student bars, just 600 m from the bus station and 200 m from the main park. Set in a comfortable 4 storey house, it has a broad range of accommodation to suit every need, ranging from single, twin or double, triple, quadruple and dorms, most of them ensuite. There's something for everyone! Feeling chilled? Then laze around their swimming pool, play unlimited table tennis, foosball and pool, or relax in the kitchen or by the BBQ patio. They grill every Friday! 15% off your first night with Get South!

Only hostel in Córdoba with a swimming pool!

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CORDOBA BABILONIA HOSTEL

Simón Bolívar 462 (0351) 4218054 babilonia.hostel@gmail.com www.babiloniahostel.com

This is a starting point to get to know the real Córdoba. Feel inspired by the colonial style architecture with its light, airy rooms, array of musical instruments, two patios, ping pong table, swimming pool, garden and BBQ area. Babilonia even have an communal art book and materials where you can draw, paint and scribble down your thoughts to share with other travellers. The hostel has dorms for up to six people, and private doubles, all with shared bathrooms. Right next to San Juan Boulevard, you are within arms reach of shops, pubs and restaurants. In house you can learn tango and enjoy art exhibitions, music, books and films, themed food nights and asados* every Tuesday and Friday, and if you want to get out and about the friendly and smiley staff can help you with info about 10% OFF tours, adventures and sports in and around with Córdoba. Get South

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TURNING POINT HOSTEL

Entre Ríos 435 (0351) 4221264 info@turningpointhostel.com www.turningpointhostel.com

This hostel is run by a cool, bilingual staff in a large historic house with three gorgeous internal patios. It has private rooms and dorms (most with Also onsite, you’ll find Sleeping shared bath) and it is located just Sun Travel Agency - where to 3.5 blocks from the bus station turn for bus ticket sales, and 4.5 blocks from Plaza currency exchange, hostel San Martín. While you’re reservations, Spanish there, take advantage of classes, ATV rentals and the video arcade with excursions and tours Nintendo Wii, Saturday like trekking, horseback BBQs, choripan* Tuesdays riding, skydiving and and free tickets to paragliding. Cordoba’s best dance Breakfast - Internet Free welcome beer clubs on Thursdays, Wi-Fi - Credits Cards with Get South! Fridays and Saturdays! Sleeping Sun Travel Agency N° Leg.: 13.400

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ROSARIO ROSARIO Rosario is an industrial and export centre, located 310 km northwest of BA. Plaza 25 de Mayo lies in the old city centre and is surrounded by various architectural sites such as the cathedral, several museums and monuments. Rosario is definitely a great place to enjoy the nightlife. The city offers an abundance of culture, such as music, theatre and artistic performances. It is also the birthplace of many recognized national artists. Be sure to enjoy one of the many attractions found along the Paraná River banks, i.e. parks, bars, restaurants and beaches.

Highlights :: The Paraná River and its Delta islands: a 45 km wild nature strip, composed of wide sandy beaches and abundance of animal and vegetation diversity, some of which can be explored by kayak or boat. :: Costanera and Balneario La Florida: located on the shores of the city, with beautiful river views and green spaces. The most popular mainland beach is Balneario La Florida, located 8 km from the city centre. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and excellent amenities. :: Monumento a la Bandera (Flag Monument): the Argentinean flag was raised for the first time ever at this site. The tower is 70 m tall, so take the lift to the top and enjoy spectacular views of the city and river. :: Che Guevara: born in Rosario in 1928, there is a square named after this revolutionary figure. :: Nightlife: with so many restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, in both the city centre and the Costanera, Rosario offers a great atmosphere for fun. :: Paseo del Siglo: travel back in time and see a large concentration of late 19th and early 20th century buildings. :: Parks: visit Parque Independencia with its artificial lake, Parque Urquiza, Parque de España and Parque de las Colectividades.

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ROSARIO LA CASONA DE DON JAIME I - II & SUITES I: Pte. Roca 1051 Tel: (0341) 5279964 When visiting Rosario stay at II: San Lorenzo 1530 Tel: (0341) 5302020 one of these two backpacker lacasonadedonjaime@yahoo.com.ar friendly hostels. www.youthhostelrosario.com.ar La Casona de Don Jaime I has private rooms or dorms and all the home comforts. Its Roots Bar is ideal to enjoy a bit of reggae and tuck into homemade meals, including their speciality stuffed pizzas! La Casona de Don Jaime II & Suites is their second hostel with dorms with shared bathrooms or ensuite stylish private rooms on the 2nd floor. This XX century house has been revamped to offer comfort and fun with a small only-PAX bar where every Wednesday they play live music with a jam session Take your pick from for guests too. Both hostels are downtown and 10% off your stay within walking distance from the at check in, 5th main attractions! night for free or welcoming drink! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi ANAMUNDANA GUEST HOUSE - HOSTEL Montevideo 1248 (0341) 4243077 Need a breather with a large dose of info@anamundanahostel.com close-knit friendliness? Anamundana brings www.anamundanahostel.com a low-key, yet great experience. Its stained glass windows, incredible architecture and Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi comfortable rooms will remind you of a mansion. There are just four beautifully decorated rooms (dorms, doubles and triples), all with A/C and shared bathrooms. The friendly owners, Joaquín and Víctor, offer exceptional service at this small hostel, making you feel like you’re crashing at your best friend’s house. So come to this secret, rest those feet, and enjoy the terraced balcony, bar, kitchen and parrilla*, and its many movies. You’re simply going to love it at Anamudana! Stay 3 nights and get 15% off with Get South! (except long weekends)

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ESTEROS DEL IBERA ESTEROS DEL IBERA Esteros* del Iberá is one of those places that everyone wants to visit, but very few actually make it here. The truth is that it is a bit of a tricky place to get to - a couple of hours by 4x4 or a long bumpy bus ride, it is at least four hours from the closest towns and civilisation.... Mercedes is the usual starting point and here you can book a transfer. But its remoteness is what makes it such a special place. In the middle of humid wetlands, the Esteros del Iberá have cultivated one of the most important and one of the most unique ecosystem’s in the Americas. A prime spot for nature spotting, here you can do walks, horserides and boat tours to see over 360 bird species, lots of allegators, the world’s largest rodents (carpinchos), wild deers and jump on the floating islands of the world’s second largest wetlands. The base to stay here is the small town of Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. With a small population and only a couple shops and restaurants, this is a very relaxed and slow moving town, but its tranquility is the best way to enjoy the nature and relax in Argentina’s wild wetlands.

POSADA YPA SAPUKAI

Yacare corner Mburucuya Colonia Carlos Pellegrini (03773) 15514212 / (011) 1537042288 iberaturismo@gmail.com www.posadadelibera.com

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With Esteros del Iberá you really want to feel in the middle of nature and a world away from civilised cosmopolitan life - at Posada Ypa Sapukai you are right amongst the breathtaking natural world that inhabits this special place. A rustic style hotel with wooden furniture and a cosy fireplace for cool nights, here you can stay in one of their five rooms in either a double, triple or quad.

Staying here includes excursions by boat, horse or walking tours - speak to the bilingual staff to find out what you can do in your time, and make sure to walk out to their private jetty to watch the birds and pondlife as sunsets...

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PUERTO IGUAZU PUERTO IGUAZU Puerto Iguazú serves as a resting spot for visitors to the world famous Iguazu Falls, recently chosen as one of the New Natural Seven Wonders of the World. :: Iguazu National Park:Declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is one of the most impressive natural attractions in Argentina. The most spectacular waterfall is Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). There are boat trips to the base of the falls and many activities to explore the surrounding jungle, like 4x4 expeditions, horse riding, canopy, visits to traditional villages, rappelling and trekking. Close to Puerto Iguazú town, you can visit the Hito Tres Fronteras mirador, a place where the rivers intersect and form a natural border with neighbouring Brazil and Paraguay. The bird shelter Guira Oga (Home of the Birds, in the Guaraní language) is a rehabilitation centre where thousands of local animal species are treated and reintroduced into their natural habitat. :: Wanda Mines: Guided tours and gem shopping can be found in these open cast quartz and amethyst mines, situated 40km from Puerto Iguazú. :: Jesuit Missions: Closer to Misiones’ capital city, Posadas, (250km from Iguazú), lies the site of the largest and best preserved mission ruins in the region, San Ignacio Miní. Settled within the dense vegetation, this site shows all the interesting aspects of the Jesuits’ quest to convert the Guaraní natives to Catholics.

RESIDENCIAL UNO HOSTEL Located just two blocks from the bus station and downtown Iguazu, Residencial Uno is a place to kick back and enjoy life in the hands of two friendly and helpful owners. They have dorms, single, double, triple and quad private rooms with fans or air conditioners, private bathrooms, TV and hot water. They also have a self catering kitchen, bar, pool table, bilingual staff, daily maid service and tourist information. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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Fray Luis Beltrán 116 (03757) 420529 residencialuno@gmail.com www.residencialuno.com Begin the day with a yummy breakfast, soak up the sun in their large swimming pool, and relax in the TV/DVD room with one of the biggest DVD libraries in town. This is a pet lovers paradise with many resident pups to play with! Try their Saturday night asados*! 10% off with Get South!


PUERTO IGUAZU HOSTEL IGUAZU FALLS

Guarani 70 (03757) 421295 info@hosteliguazufalls.com www.hosteliguazufalls.com

Just a block from the bus station, Hostel Iguazu Falls can get you up to the world famous Iguazu Falls in no time. The hostel has 7 rooms that can hold up to 4, 6 and 8 Breakfast Wi-Fi people with shared bathrooms, while 5 private rooms also come with private bathrooms. Getting tired in the heat? Relax in the garden in a hammock, try your hand at asado* with the outdoor grill, take a dip in the pool, play a game of ping pong or relax in your air-conditioned room. The well informed, dedicated staff can give you the inside track on all the activities in and around the falls. The possibilities are endless!

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HOSTEL INN IGUAZU

Ruta 12 Km 5 - iguazu@hostel-inn.com

(03757) 421823 - www.hostel-inn.com There is always one hostel that got away and you wish you had booked... don’t let Hostel Inn Iguazu be it! This fun hostel is located in the jungle on the way to the waterfalls. With a large swimming pool, garden, pool bar, privates and dorms, samba and tango shows, a restaurant, ping pong, pool, BBQ nights and parties – you will be sorry to miss out!

15% off standard rate at both places with Get South!

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This new accomodation option Ruta 12 Km 3,50 - iguazu@marcopolosuites.com (03757) 422440 - www.marcopolosuites.com is located near South America’s most popular waterfalls, and combines a relaxing, fun and recreational atmosphere in the midst of the stunning wildlife. This three- star hotel includes breakfast, bar & restaurant, laundry service, solarium, swimming pool & bar, free Internet area and Wi-Fi connection, a tourist information centre, parking and a sports and recreational area.

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MENDOZA MENDOZA Mendoza is an oasis city filled with tree lined avenues and beautiful plazas. It is surrounded by the vast patchwork vineyards and the Andes mountain range nestled in the background. In the main square, Plaza Independencia, you can visit the small artisan market, while on the west side of the city is the huge San Martin Park and Cerro* de la Gloria, which are worth exploring. For nightlife, make sure to stop by the fantastic bar and restaurant lined street called Arístides Villanueva. The biggest event in Mendoza is “La Fiesta de la Vendimia”, an annual wine harvest festival which runs at the beginning of March. It usually consists of beauty pageants, a series of parades and events. Wine country: Wine is unarguably one of the area’s main attractions. Most of the wineries are prepared to receive visitors. Guided tours usually cover the history of the winery itself, their winemaking process and finish off with a wine tasting session. Most of the wineries are located outside the city centre, so you need to arrange transport or take a local bus. Mendoza also offers excellent conditions for winter sports. Los Penitentes is 165 km from Mendoza on the way to the Chilean border and is more economical than the world-class resort, Las Leñas, 450 km to the south of Mendoza. The main excursions are the High Mountain Circuit, an ideal way to appreciate the Andes dramatic scenery. On this tour you visit Uspallata, Penitentes, the stone bridge of Puente del Inca, the Cristo Redentor and the Aconcagua Park. Other popular tours are Villavicencio and its traditional hotel and Cacheuta with its thermal baths. The perfect way to enjoy the area’s natural beauty is by participating in outdoor activities such as: trekking, climbing, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, white water rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, paragliding, skiing and snowboarding. Aconcagua: with an astonishing height of 6,959 m, Aconcagua, “stone sentinel” in the native language, is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. The park is open from October to May and is an increasingly popular destination with mountain climbers and trekkers.

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MENDOZA ARGENTINA RAFTING EXPEDICIONES With more than 15 years of experience, Amigorena 86 Argentina Rafting offers you great (0261) 4296325 outdoor adventures in Mendoza: rafting, info@argentinarafting.com www.argentinarafting.com canopy, trekking, rappelling, mountain biking, kayaking, horse-back riding excursions and so much more. Their base camp, located in a beautiful site overlooking Potrerillos Lake, is open year round and personally attended by the owners. Professional staff, delicious food, top-notch equipment, quality and memorable experiences are synonyms of Argentina Rafting. Ask about multiple day excursions. Remember to bring a change of clothes! 10% OFF Credit Cards OK!

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ARGENTINA SKYDIVING

(0261) 156299717 Radio Nextel: 686*2314/0261-5273675 Break out of your travel shell skypohle@hotmail.com and fly through the skies with argentinaskydiving@live.com.ar Argentina Skydiving. Facebook: argentinaskydiving@live.com.ar In Mendoza, 95% of days per year have excellent weather conditions for jumping, making it a skydiver’s utopia! You’ll board the plane after a full safety brief and equipment fitting. Then you will tandem jump with an experienced instructor at 2800 meters into a 25 to 30 second free fall at 200 km/h, followed by an 8 minute parachute flight floating toward the earth. Roundtrip transportation and a DVD of your jump, filmed with three different cameras, are included in the cost. The staff speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, but screaming “Wahoooo!” needs no translation. Free photos and an additional 100 m of height to your jump with Get South!

Physical fitness and a good attitude required!

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MENDOZA WANKA VIAJES Y TURISMO

Av. San Martín 1070 Loc. 5 (0261) 4237272 (02901) 15548471 / 15519705 info@wankaturismo.com.ar info@rayenaventura.com yamilazajur@wankaturismo.com.ar www.rayenaventura.com www.wankaturismo.com.ar

The name might make you giggle, but Wanka Turismo’s huge range of good quality excursions is no joke. There is alot to do in Mendoza any time of the year, and Wanka has you covered: from bodega tours and horseback riding, to mountain visits and trekking, or for adrenaline junkies you can book rafting, rappelling, quadbiking and more! 15% discount with Get South (for conventional excursions)

The attentive staff can also help you get your accommodation and plane and bus tickets sorted so that you can really relax and enjoy your stay in the land of sun and wine!

Credit card and dollars accepted N° Leg.: 13097

AYMARA TURISMO Aymara is a prize-winning company that has cornered the market in providing the ultimate experience and are true experts in Mendoza tourism.

9 de julio 1023 (0261) 4202064 info@aymara.com.ar www.aymara.com.ar www.losvinosdelosandes.com

ÈWine Tours – Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you can enjoy the best of malbec in the finest wineries. È High Mountains – A spectacular trip to the Chilean border, taking in Aconcagua and the Inca Bridge. È Gourmet Tours – Enjoy Mendoza cuisine with the finest wines. È Adventure Tours – Have fun going horseback riding, rafting, trekking, mountain biking, parachuting, or a taking a multi-day horse trek over the Andes to Chile. N° Leg.: 7639

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MENDOZA HOTEL PETI T PerĂş 1459 (0261) 4232099/ 4290848/ 4299718 This surprisingly affordable hotel is petit@petit-hoteles.com.ar right in downtown Mendoza, within www.petit-hoteles.com.ar walking distance to countless restaurants, bars, Plaza* Independencia and Las Heras street, full of regional gift stores. Choose from double (with matrimonial or twin beds), triple and cuadruple rooms or a five-person apartment with a private Jacuzzi. No dorms. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with towels, cable television, air conditioning and heaters. Their yummy buffet breakfast includes coffee, tea, milk, fruit, yogurt, cereal and toast with jam. Hotel Petit also offers an on-site bar, a microwave to heat up food, a multi-lingual book exchange, parking, laundry service and luggage storage. Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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ALL IN MENDOZA MONKEY HOSTEL

Sarmiento 681 (0261) 4231148 This hostel has recently been taken over by info@mendozamonkeyhostel.com new owners, a Belgian and an Argentine who www.mendozamonkeyhostel.com renovated the whole hostel to make sure everything looks great! It’s two blocks from the main square (Plaza 10% OFF Independencia), a half block from Hyatt hotel and in a restaurant with area. Their location is excellent, just 5 minutes by taxi or a 15minute walk from the bus station. Accommodation options include Get South private rooms for 2 to 5 people and dorms. Private rooms include your choice of a double bed, 2 twins or bunk beds (some with ensuite bath). Dorms start at 4 beds and range up to 6, all with shared bath. Enjoy their swimming pool and their Monkey Bar (open until midnight), or make like a monkey and swing from activity to activity like ping pong, TV, board games, full kitchen available to use and BBQ area. Their multilingual international staff is great and helpful. They will make you feel right at home. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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MENDOZA QUINTA RUFINO BED AND BREAKFAST SUITES Quinta Rufino has the best of both Rufino Ortega 142 worlds: a spacious colonial-style house in (0261) 4204696 a leafy, peaceful residential area only a info@quintarufinohostel.com.ar five minute walk from the enormous San www.quintarufinohostel.com.ar Martín park, but also only one block away from the busiest bar and restaurant street in Mendoza (Arístides Villanueva) and a five minute walk to the city centre. Relax in the clean and quiet private rooms or dorms with fresh towels and en-suite bathrooms but make sure to spend a few hours on the large terrace meeting other travellers, enjoying an asado* (Thurs & Sat), doing wine tasting or training your feet and hips with their salsa, tango and reaggeaton classes! The informative and attentive staff can help you with information about visits to the mountains, thermal spas, wineries, San Rafael or adventure sports so that you can make the most of your time in Mendoza! 15 % off accommodation with Get South!

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HOSTEL SUITES MENDOZA The popular Hostel Suites chain has arrived in Mendoza! Visit their new location to experience the same quality as their sister hostels in Buenos Aires. Hostel Suites Mendoza is in a great downtown location. They have dorms and private rooms available, all with en-suite bath, heat and air conditioning. Other amenities include ample common spaces, 24 hour check-in, bilingual staff, Stay 3 nights and get 1 Free with Get South!

Patricias Mendocinas 1532 (0261) 4237018 mendoza@hostelsuites.com www.hostelsuites.com continental breakfast, bar and on-site travel agency ready to help you book tours. The hostel occupies an entire 4-story building, complete with rooftop patio and a BBQ area where they hold barbeques on Thursdays. At Hostel Suites you’ll get hostel fun with hotel comfort! Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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MENDOZA DAMAJUANA HOSTEL

Arístides Villanueva 282 (0261) 4255858 Damajuana Hostel is ideally located reservas@damajuanahostel.com.ar in the middle of Arístides Villanueva, www.damajuanahostel.com.ar a street crowded with bars and restaurants, and is THE fun place to be for tourists and trendy 10% OFF locals alike for alfresco dinners and drinks with friends. with The hostel is within walking distance from the town center and from Get South San Martín Park. Room options vary from private doubles to dorms. Bring your swimming suit if you come in the summer because they have a big, green back yard with sun loungers and a large swimming pool to cool off in. Internet - Wi-Fi

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ITAKA HOSTEL

Arístides Villanueva 480 (0261) 4239793 Itaka Hostel is placed in a large 2-floor itakahostel@gmail.com traditional house which preserves most of www.itakahostel.com.ar its original architecture. Located only 2 block from San Martín Park and at easy walking distance from the city centre, here you’ll find the comfort and services you are looking for. You will be right on Arístides Villanueva, a lively, tree lined street crowded with outdoor bars and restaurants. They offer private rooms and dorms plus plenty of amenities to explore: beautiful garden with a huge swimming pool to cool down, gaming room with free pool, ping pong and foosball tables to make friends, guest kitchen and asado* area to show off the chef in you. Spoil yourself with a luscious cocktail from their bar or grab one of their mouth-watering meals from their restaurant. Internet Wi-Fi

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MENDOZA BED FOR WINE

Belgrano 965 (0261) 4253090 / 4202187 When staying in Mendoza, you’ll surely info@bedforwine.com want to get stuck into some good wine www.bedforwine.com and will need somewhere comfy to rest your head - Bed for Wine ticks both of those boxes! 15 % OFF

A brand new hostel in the city centre, the focus here is on with Get South good wine, good fun and a good night’s rest. This boutique hostel is spread over two floors with a terrace and kitchen along with its 20 rooms, a mixture of private double and twin rooms with LCD cable TV (towels included) and dorms with big lockers (4, 8 and 10 bed). All rooms have private bathrooms, A/C and heating. Although you are sure to sleep easy, staying in the land of good wine and sun you will probably want to try some of the famous Malbec - Bed for Wine has a cava, guided wine tastings and Argentine cooking classes so that you can really explore the local vino and gastronomy. Besides wine, there is a ping pong table, foosball table, pool table, playstation, library and a big terrace with a solarium and lots of space to sunbathe and showers to cool down from the heat in the summer! There is free Wi-Fi throughout and you are welcome to cook up a treat in the kitchen on the third floor terrace. But if you are feeling lazy, you can take advantage of the upcoming restaurant where you can try out proper Argentine cuisine and hang out with the locals. The helpful bi-lingual staff can organise any tours or excursions you might want in the area but you are ideally positioned to explore the city from here. Located on Belgrano street the hostel is only a couple blocks from the main plaza, a couple blocks from the nightlife at Aristides, close to shops and a big supermarket and right in front of the soon to open new trainline to the Maipu wine region - a perfect bed for after a bit of wine! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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MENDOZA HOSTEL ALAMO This gorgeous hostel is located in a safe area in downtown Mendoza city, across the road from a huge supermarket and close to bars and restaurants. It has 14 rooms, 7 of them with double beds, ensuite bathrooms, TV and A/C. This lovely two storey Spanish style house has plenty of airy spaces (all with Wi-Fi) to have a blast during your visit. 10% off with Get South ONLY with full payment at check-in!

Necochea 740 (0261) 4295565 info@hostelalamo.com www.hostelalamo.com Enjoy the garden and small swimming pool while you make new friends, try your skills in the communal kitchen or relax in the TV/DVD room. Their free yummy breakfasts include coffee, tea, cereals, fruits and fruit juices, toast and much more. The helpful owner and bilingual staff are there to inform you on everything there is to do in this awesome land, so don’t hesitate to ask! Breakfast Internet - Wi-Fi

SAN RAFAEL Located 236 km south of Mendoza city, San Rafael is in the middle of Mendoza province, making it easy to reach the other touristy places from here. San Rafael is considered a capital of adventure tourism, both for its wide range of options and affordable prices. In Valle Grande you will probably find the cheapest white water rafting in the world!! Horseback riding, 4x4 expeditions (Nihuil’s Dunes), kayaking, boating, canoeing, rappelling, canopy, trekking and climbing are also offered in this great natural setting. :: Cañón* del Atuel: don’t miss this gorgeous natural canyon with highly eroded rocky walls, carved by the Atuel River. There are guided tours that take you there or you can go with your own car. Some interesting rock formations are The Wax Museum, The Castle, The Ghost, Rivadavia’s Chair, The Suspension Gardens, etc. :: Valle Grande: a huge, man-made lake in an impressive natural setting, surrounded by mountains and green fertile vegetation. It attracts visitors seeking outdoor adventures. :: Wine Tours: there are around 80 wineries around San Rafael, some within walking or biking distance from town, while others require a car. They range from small family businesses to big producers of all types of quality wines supplying local and international markets. Guided tours and tastings are available in most. :: Nightlife: San Rafael is also a fun town after dark, with 2 casinos, movie theatre, bowling, tango bar, karaoke bar, dance clubs and many pubs and restaurants.

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SAN RAFAEL RAFFEISH

Ruta Prov. 173 Km34 Valle Grande - San Rafael (02627) 436996 / 15409089 raffeish@infovia.com.ar www.raffeish.com.ar

These guys aren’t messing about in the water; they are very serious about safety. Raffeish was the first adventure company in the area and they are proud of their reputation. Their base is a serious affair too, with a mini-market, a fast food joint, a crafts stall and a little riverside beach with great music to hang out! There is plenty of high-carb food to power you up through the day and their multi-discipline staff is on hand to Activities provided: guide you every step of the way. Rafting + CD & Rappelling + service to DVD memories take your Canopy + with you! Trekking + Kayaking + 10% OFF Canoeing + with Doky (2 person canoe) + Get South Col River (a kind of body boarding) + Catamaran trips +

SAN JUAN San Juan is a great jumping off point to visit Ischigualasto and Talampaya Parks (World Heritage Site). Ischigualasto, also known as Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), lies 330 km away and it is a large valley filled with fantastic eroded formations, plants and animal fossils, and dinosaur findings dating from 230 million years ago. Get great views of the city’s layout climbing the Cathedral’s bell tower, located next to the 25 de Mayo Square. Other places worth visiting in town are Domingo Sarmiento’s birthplace/historic museum, the Natural Science Museum, the park and the Juan Victoria Concert Hall, considered to be one of the most important halls in South America. Visit Ullúm Lake 20 km from town (bus Nº 29) to relax, practice some water sports, swim, go for a walk or even dive from cliffs!! San Juan also stands out for its renowned world class wines, so a wine tour is a must! Santiago Graffigna has a wine museum which is free and near downtown. Another interesting option is the Cavas de Zonda (24 km from town on bus Nº 23), the only champagne cellar in South America whose ceiling is the mountain itself.

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SAN JUAN SAN JUAN HOSTEL

Av. Córdoba 317 Este (0264) 4201835 / 4224081 This hostel has easily the best contacto@sanjuanhostel.com location in San Juan, near the bus www.sanjuanhostel.com station and downtown. It is a solid, MSN:hostelsanjuan@hotmail.com unflashy hostel with excellent prices and very helpful staff. Enjoy plenty of SAN JUAN BED & BREAKFAST sun in San Juan on the terrace. They www.hotel-sanjuan.com.ar $ offer dorms and private rooms, If you want more comfort, free breakfast all morning, free they recently opened a B&B, jacuzzi pool, ping-pong with double rooms with table, 2 TV-DVD rooms, private bathrooms, and a fully15% off in dorms Breakfast central heating and equipped showing Get South Internet air-conditioning. kitchen. on arrival! Wi-Fi They also have a travel agency with great prices to Valle de la Luna and Barreal including food and drinks!

ZONDA HOSTEL

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Caseros 486 Sur (corner Av. Córdoba) (0264) 4201009 info@zondahostel.com.ar www.zondahostel.com.ar

Zonda Hostel is a great base stop in San Juan. Situated in a privileged area, close to the bus station and minutes away from downtown, it has plenty of clean private Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi rooms and dorms, most with shared baths. This cool 3-storey house has a full kitchen, spacious balconies and an awesome garden perfect to make new friends. Weekly activities such as asados* or dinners are organized, so don’t forget to check with the helpful staff. Even more, ask them about the big variety of excursions that can be done in San Juan. Show Get South on arrival and get a 1 free litre beer! Book tours with them to Moon Valley, Barreal & Rodeo! SJH Viajes y Turismo N° Leg.: 14159

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BARREAL BARREAL Barreal lies in the Calingasta valley, at 220 km from San Juan city. It’s a small town facing the tallest section of the Andes mountain range, including the Aconcagua (6,962 m high) and the Mount Mercedario (6,770 m high), and it’s surrounded by the Ansilta mountain range and Sierra del Tontal. :: Astronomical Complex El Leoncito: Barreal has one of the clearest skies in the world and one of the most important observatories in the South Cone was set up here. You can visit it during the day, or take the guided tour at night if you book in advance. :: Pampa del Leoncito: located 40 km away, it’s one of Barreal’s main attractions. It’s a white clay plain measuring 12 km of length and 6 km of width, where a lake dried out millions of years ago. It’s a unique place to practice land sailing (windcar) in a three-wheeled cart, due to its size and wind conditions. :: Cerro El Alcázar: the magnificent mount El Alcázar is a fantastic rock formation. From the top you can see a wonderful landscape of uncommon eroded sandstone shapes. :: El Tontal: located at 4,000 m.a.s.l., is a natural balcony with incredible views of the vastness and the most imposing panorama of the snowy mountain range. :: Outdoor activities: climbing, trekking, mountain bike, white water rafting, fishing, 4x4 trips, horseback riding, among others.

POSADA DON RAMON

Presidente Roca n/n (0264) 154040913 / 14 reservas@fortunaviajes.com.ar www.posadadonramon.com.ar

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SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN San Miguel de Tucumán is the province capital and is known as the land of sugar cane and the place of the Declaration of Independence Act. Downtown, around Independence Square, are the Casa de Gobierno (Italian and French-style palace), the outstanding Cathedral, the Casa* Nogués (where the Tourist Info Centre is) and the Casa* Padilla. Close to this area stands the Casa Histórica (Historic House), the site chosen by the Congressmen to declare National Independence from Spain on July 9th, 1816. The house is now a museum where you can see furniture, garments and objects from that time. In the evenings, there’s a show called “luz y sonido” (light & sound) which offers a reenactment of the historical events during and around July 9th (just in Spanish). Other places to see are the San Francisco and La Merced Churches, the Archaeological Museum and the 9 de Julio Park. At the foot of the San Javier hill, just a few km from the city, is the village of Yerba Buena, a very pleasant residential area with an excellent nightlife. Wander around San Javier Hill Park for great views of the city and its surrounding area where you can also go paragliding off Loma Bola. BACKPACKER’S TUCUMAN Tucked away in a neoclassical, historical house right in the centre of Tucumán, just a couple blocks from the main plaza and the Historic House, you will find a peaceful oasis where you can make new friends and enjoy the social and relaxed vibe, as well as the homemade dinner every night (included in the price of your stay). Breakfast Internet Wi-Fi

Laprida 456 (0381) 4302716 info@backpackerstucuman.com www.backpackerstucuman.com The amiable bilingual staff will help you feel at home and can offer great advice on what to do in the area as well as help you book tours (including Las Yungas, Tafi del Valle, Amaicha and Cafayate), treks, adventure sports and paragliding for your stay. Choose between dorms and private rooms (shared bathrooms) all connected with large inner patios and enjoy the buena onda* at Backpacker’s Tucumán!

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TAFI DEL VALLE TAFI DEL VALLE Tafí del Valle is located in the Sierra de Aconquija, 107 km from San Miguel de Tucumán and 1,976 m above sea level. This town boasts a special microclimate, beautiful scenery, warm people and a rich history. Tafí is also famous for its local cheese which made from recipes inherited from the Jesuits. Another Jesuit legacy is the old Chapel of La Banda. :: Cascada* Los Alisos: a 20 m vertical waterfall located 13 km from Tafí and accessible by bus. You can take a 2.5 hr walk and have the option of doing rappelling. It is best to go with a guide. :: Valle de la Ciénaga: it’s a 3 hr walk up to 2,600 m, where you can see archaeological ruins and amazing landscapes. :: Museo Casa Duende: located 6 km from Tafí (1.5 hr walk). The museum explains local myths and legends of the northern region. :: Adventure Tourism: there are wonderful hiking possibilities in the surrounding mountains in addition to horseback riding, rappelling, mountain biking, rock climbing and 4x4 tours. 10 km away in El Mollar, you can visit the Menhir Park where you will find stone sculptures belonging to the Tafí culture which were once found scattered throughout the valley. These stones, carved by the Tafí natives, still bear signs and symbols yet to be deciphered.

NOMADE HOSTEL

Los Castaños n/n (03867) 420179 If you want to enjoy the best views (0381) 154400656 of the valley, the tranquil river, local culture, nomadehostel@hotmail.com homemade food and a relaxing atmosphere, www.nomadehostel.com.ar Nómade Hostel welcomes you with open arms (or doors!). Located at the entrance of Tafí del Valle, just four blocks from the bus station (to the right), the hostel has a large garden space which opens up directly onto the river - perfect for dipping your toes in and enjoying nature at its best. Attended personally by its owners, you can meet some friendly local faces and taste homemade, regional cuisine at dinner (included in the price!). Make sure to ask for advice on the area and about renting bikes, or organising mountain walks, horseriding and visits to the valley and Quilmes ruins. Nómade Hostel has 10% OFF doubles, quadrouples and small dorms, all with private baths, with and is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. Get South

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AMAICHA DEL VALLE AMAICHA DEL VALLE This indigenous community is situated 55 km from Tafí del Valle and 68 from Cafayate and it offers marvellous landscapes and a pleasant climate. :: Quilmes Ruins: located 20 km from Amaicha, these ruins are the remains of the town built by the local natives, the Quilmes, who for over 130 years resisted the invasion of the Spanish forces (the longest resistance in Spanish Colonial history). :: El Remate: here you will find a series of waterfalls located 9 km from Amaicha, which are ideal for trekking, climbing and swimming. You can get there by taxi or local bus. It´s recommend to walk back and stop at Los Zazos Dam and at the Eco Museo Amauta, where you can learn about native customs. :: Ampimpa Observatory: located on the road to Tafí del Valle, this astronomic observatory belongs to the University of Tucumán and it’s a great place to have a panoramic view of the valley and watch the stars at night. :: Pachamama Museum: it shows different elements of the aboriginal culture dating back to 800 BC. :: Tiu Punco (“Desert’s door”): the local dunes can be reached by crossing the bed of Rio Santa Maria and the Petrified Forest of carob trees. Accessible only on 4x4 or by horseback. Every February, Amaicha del Valle holds the Pachamama Festival in honour of the “Pachamama”(Motherland). It’s the best occasion to experience the local customs and traditions, and enjoy delicious dishes.

PACHA CUTY HOSTEL

San Martín n/n, on the way to the mill AMAICHA DEL VALLE (0381) 156279396 / 154968060 hostel@pachacuty.com.ar

Pacha Cuty Hostel has that homey atmosphere you are looking for. A fine example of a local adobe house and rustic decoration, this hostel has terraces with magnificent views of the valley. There are dorms, a double room and camping facilities, all with shared bathrooms.

There is a do-it-yourself kitchen with a big table to share your meals and get to know your fellow travellers, a charming living room and patio with plenty of cool music to enjoy. It’s attended by its owners, a friendly young couple of a history professor and an English teacher, who see you get well-fed and happy. Every day, tasty meals are prepared for you. Ask them about the trekking trips, Quilmes ruins excursions and visits around the area!

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CAFAYATE CAFAYATE Cafayate is the most important town in the Calchaquí Valley. It’s famous for its wine production and its popular folkloric festival held in February, the Serenata. Main attractions include a visit to the Cathedral, the Artisan’s Market and the Wine and Archaeological Museums. Its dry and sunny climate is ideal for growing a variety of grape types, including the torrontés, unique to this area. You can take a guided wine tour where tasting is a must. A unique way to try the local wine is at Heladería Miranda, which offers ice cream flavours like cabernet and torrontés. On the way to Salta, you will see sand dunes before catching a glimpse of the dramatic gorge of Quebrada de las Conchas, a series of intensely coloured rock formations. The Amphitheatre and The Devil’s Throat are highlighted stops throughout the Quebrada de Cafayate. Trekking by the Colorado River to the Seven Waterfalls, mountain biking, horseback riding and even sand walking, are some of the activities which can be enjoyed around Cafayate. A perfect way to make the most out of your visit.

EL ALMACEN Hostel & Bar

Camila quintana de Niño 59 (03868) 422137 info@elalmacenhostelbar.com www.elalmacenhostelbar.com

Located a few meters from the main plaza, this hostel is originally decorated with charming details and antiques. The bar is at the front of the house and at the back they have one triple room and 2 dorms for 8 or 10 people (all with shared bath). The place has a big beautiful garden with grape vines, a communal kitchen and outdoor seating. It’s a chilled bar so don’t worry about sleeping! 10% off at their Bar!

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HOSTEL RUTA 40

Situated just a block from the main plaza, Güemes sur 178 (03868) 421689 this charming colonial style house offers info@hostel-ruta40.com dorms, double, triple and quad rooms, all with private bath. You’ll have the chance to breathe some www.hostel-ruta40.com fresh air in the stylish central patio with a cool bar. Both hostels offer different excursions like visiting Quebrada de las Conchas, horseback riding, bike rental and trekking. (N° Leg. 11479)

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CAFAYATE HOTEL BRIONES

Vicario Toscano 80. CAFAYATE (03868) 421270 cafayatehotelbriones@gmail.com www.hotelbriones.todowebsalta.com.ar

Make sure to get a good night’s sleep in this comfy hotel right in the centre of Cafayate. Located in a large, spacious colonial building, Hotel Briones is right in front of the main plaza and prides itself on personalised attention and excellent value for money. Their 18 private rooms (single, double, matrimonial, quads, and a 6 bed apartment) each have a television and private bathroom - so you can get the privacy you might crave after travelling for some time, while keeping within budget for those travelling on a shoestring. You will find traditional wooden floors throughout the hotel and each room has heating for those cooler nights in this oasis in the desert. At the end (or maybe beginning) of your night, make sure to stop by the bar to 10% OFF enjoy a glass of the famous Torrontés with from Cafayate! Get South Breakfast - Wi-Fi - Free parking

SALTA

Its name comes from the Aymará word “sagta”, which means “the very beautiful one”. Salta is the main base for tourist excursions in the North. From here, you can head to Cafayate, the wine region, the valleys and mountains of Calchaqui Valley, the picturesque route to the historic village of Cachi, the amazing Los Cardones National Park, and much more.

This city has some of the best preserved colonial architecture in the country.The most significant buildings in Salta are grouped around the main square, Plaza 9 de Julio. They include the Cathedral, the Cabildo (town hall) which houses the Museo Histórico del Norte, and the San Francisco Church, which has one of the highest church towers in America (53 m). The Museo Arqueológico de Alta Montaña has a very interesting collection of exhibits gathered from high-altitude Inca shrines, including mummified children. The Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Art Museum) resides in a 2 storey colonial mansion on Florida Street, 2 blocks west of Plaza 9 de Julio. San Bernardo Convent is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has a hand-carved wooden door made by the natives dating back to 1762.

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SALTA The Cable Car to San Bernardo Hill is an excellent way to see Salta from above. It’s a ten minute ride, taking you from the city centre up to a glorious vista. One can also get there by climbing the 1,021 steps! Salta has a busy nightlife, especially in and around Balcarce Street. It hosts many favourite local bars, restaurants, and peñas* folklóricas where local food and drinks are served while traditional live music and dancing fill your spirit. Salta also offers a great variety of adventure activities. You can go horseback riding, trekking or paragliding around the surrounding hills and mountains. Other choices include mountain biking, bird watching or 4x4 journeys. Most of the adventure activities take place at Cabra Corral Dam, 65 km away from Salta city, where you can also go sailing, water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing, bungee jumping, water sliding and even rafting in the Juramento River rapids. From April to November you can experience an awesome ride on the famous Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), travelling through the Quebrada* del Toro and ascending up to 4,220 m.

SAYTA RANCH - HORSERIDING

Finca Las Moras-Chicoana (0387) 156836565 Have you ever wanted to hang out with real info@sayta.com.ar gauchos*? Enrique is the owner of Estancia www.sayta.com.ar Sayta, 35 km southwest of Salta in a beautiful town called Chicoana. You can stay at his house and do what gauchos do, which is mainly ride horses, eat meat, drink wine and sing traditional songs. The estancia* offers horseback riding from half day to an epic ten days. The full moon horse trek is an experience not to be missed! Come and see why Sayta means “where time stops” in the Aymar tongue. Transfer in and out included !!

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SALTA IDIOMAS SALTA

Buenos Aires 160 1ºG (0387) 155009345 Is it time to brush up on the lingo? In the idiomas_salta@hotmail.com heart of Salta there is a small, local language www.idiomassalta.com.ar school which offers classes all year round. Experienced and friendly teachers will work with you to get your Spanish up to speed whether you are a new bird who wants to get the food you actually ordered (or thought you did) or more seasoned and looking to polish SPANISH CLASSES up your chit-chat. This is a small and therefore personal school with all the audio and video materials needed to provide an excellent service. They have private and group classes and can help set up a volunteering experience so that not only can you improve your Spanish, but form memories and a bond with locals you’ll remember forever. No small thing when it comes to language course fees, Idiomas Salta offers 10% off with Get South!

The school is centrally located, near all the hostels, bars and amenities of the city center, meaning that you’ll be able to take your new found Spanish skills to the street right after class. Salta has some of the best food, interesting music and performances and has among the friendliest people. Learning the language will not only give you a deeper understanding of where you are but also where you want to go.

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SALTA TURISMO MARINA - SEMISA

Caseros 489 (0387) 4312097 reservas@marina-semisa.com.ar www.marina-semisa.com.ar

Looking for a professional outfit that can make bookings without screwing it all up? Turismo Marina Semisa is a great all-round travel agency in Salta. They are prompt, professional and eager to ensure your trip runs like clockwork.

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They organize excursions to Cachi, Humahuaca and Cafayate. Their vehicles are brand sparkling new and their guides fluent in English and French. They also offer adventure activities such as canopy, rafting and hangliding. If that’s not enough, they will reserve accommodation and design tailor-made tours to suit your needs. They also offer cars and SUVs for rental. Now that’s what I call a travel agent! Car Rental 10% discount on car rental with Get South! N° Leg. 10797

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HOSTAL LA SALAMANCA This is a unique place in Salta where all rooms have been decorated with touches of local wood creating a warm atmosphere. This hostel, located a few steps away the bus terminal and in front of Parque* San Martín, has plenty of rooms to accommodate you comfortably.

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Av. San Martín 104 (0387) 4215512 hostal@hostallasalamanca.com.ar www.hostallasalamanca.com.ar Their facilities include ten rooms: singles, double, triples and dorms, all with private baths, some ensuite. Their service includes breakfast, TV/ DVD room, free Internet with picture downloading and burning, a fully equipped kitchen, individual lockers, maid service and an Andean cultural library to learn a little more about local culture. Breakfast Internet Wi-Fi


SALTA BACKPACKER’S SALTA: BK HOME - BK SUITES & BAR BK Salta is a legend in BK HOME: Buenos Aires 930. Tel: (0387) 4235910 BK SUITES: Urquiza 1045. Tel: (0387) 4318944 the region (almost 20 hostelsalta@backpackerssalta.com years in the market), www.backpackerssalta.com with two hostels that www.backpackerssuites.com offer great service, bilingual staff, guest kitchen, big lockers, fresh towels, free dinners included in the price and much more... Take your pick! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

BK Home is the first hostel in the entire of North Argentina. Is your home away from home - although possibly better, with its big swimming pool, ping pong, foosball and pool table, Wednesday and Sunday asados*, a bar and a constant ebb and flow of other like-minded travellers to get to know. It is located 5 blocks from the commercial centre with plenty of common areas, dorm rooms and three private doubles. BK Suites and Bar is a stylish new addition to the Salta backpacking scene. It is a funky modern building with a mixture of dorms and privates (all with en-suite bathrooms and lovely new mattresses!), a big lobby area with the reception, tables and chairs, computers with Internet, a bar, comfy sofas and a large TV. BK Suites is only 5 minutes from the main plaza. Free pick up from bus terminal and one free welcome drink with Get South at hostels! BK TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

N° Leg. 12924

BK Travel and Adventure is their onsite travel agency and you can buy their tours at any of both hostels. It is aimed for backpackers who are out to enjoy Salta and beyond. They offer all the traditional tours including Cafayate, Cachi, the Salt Flats and Quebrada de Humahuaca as well as adventure tourism such as rafting, trekking and horseback riding. Along with top notch vehicles, their young, fun, 10% OFF bi-lingual guides have experience in the area but also understand with that you are on holiday and have no problem stopping for that Get South extra two minutes so you can get the photo of a lifetime!

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SALTA CORRE CAMINOS HOSTEL

Vicente Lopez 353 (0387) 4220731 Corre Caminos Hostel is a place created info@saltahostel.com by and for fellow globetrotters. Only www.saltahostel.com travellers really know what to look for in a hostel, which is why it’s difficult to imagine a service not provided by this dedicated team. 10% OFF with Get South

Staying at this downtown location you’ll be right in the middle of the action. It is 9 blocks from the bus terminal, 4 blocks from the main plaza and a 15-minute walk to Salta’s fun nightlife. In fact, most of the town’s attractions are within an easy walk from the hostel! Even though Corre Caminos is downtown, the neighbourhood is very quiet and secure.

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Corre Caminos Hostel has matrimonial rooms, twin doubles and dorms, all with shared baths. Amenities include a self catering kitchen, cable TV, and an onsite bar with a pool table and live music performances. Internet They also have an interior courtyard Wi-Fi with plants, an outdoor barbeque area perfect for parties, and a swimming pool!

The owners and youthful staff, most of whom are bilingual, are on the ball and can help you with all travel and adventure arrangements. And they actively create a great atmosphere for everyone, organizing activities ranging from friendly soccer matches to club hopping. Security, cleanliness, great service and satisfaction are their priorities!

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SALTA EXXES YOUTH HOSTEL

Catamarca 481 (0387) 4229724 Feel at home at Exxes Youth Hostel in Salta. contacto@exxeshostel.com.ar With plenty of common areas, fully equipped www.exxeshostel.com.ar kitchen and of course the patio with a BBQ grill, there is plenty of space to chill out and meet other travellers while getting a good night’s sleep in the tranquil air conditioned dorms and private doubles with cable TV. Their yummy breakfast includes coffee, tea, milk, croissants, cereal and fruits! Located five blocks from the bus station, three from the city centre and just around the corner from the park, you can take your pick whether you want bars or park walks, or ask the staff for the best tourism advice. The owners and their helpful staff are there for you 24 hours a day! 5% off (cash or visa debit card) + Free pick up for Breakfast - Internet Get South readers! Wi-Fi - Visa Credit Card Bring your meat and they will be happy to make your asado for free!

EL DUENDE DE LA POSTA

Alsina 1070 (0387) 4212115 El Duende de la Posta is owned and run by duendedelaposta@hotmail.com the Romeo family, who has made the place www.duendedelaposta.com.ar look great. The rooms are very comfortable, all the privates have TV and ensuite bathrooms and the dorms (which sleep 4) have private or shared bath. The two kitchens are well equipped, which means there’s always plenty of space for you to cook up a storm! You can enjoy a full breakfast, soak up some rays in the garden or use the grill to try your hand at an asado*! The hostel is a fantastic, quiet place to relax as it’s in a secure, residential area, but if you do want to head out you’re in a great location to enjoy the Salta nightlife - Balcarce street is just 3 blocks away! 10% off with Get South or stay 4 get 5th night free + free transfer from the Bus station with both promotions! Breakfast - Internet

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SALTA TERRA OCULTA Youth Hostel

Córdoba 361 (0387) 4218769 Its spacious rooms, relaxing vibe and terraoculta@ciudad.com.ar interactive energy make Terra Oculta an www.terraoculta.com ideal stop for any traveller. This beautiful big homey residence with plenty of open spaces, 10% OFF is located a hop away from Salta’s bus terminal, main square with and city centre. There are double rooms and dorms with shared Get South bathrooms, and plenty of amenities to discover. Make sure to grab a cold one, some mate, a book or a fellow globetrotter and simply chill out at their original rooftop bar made with stones, wood and bottles!! You can join in on entertaining football or ping pong tournaments, usually followed by one of their numerous traditional asados*. Equipped with a full kitchen, book exchange, cable TV & DVD and board games, this is the place to find neat people and turn them into lifelong friends. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

SALTA BUENOS AIRES APART

Buenos Aires 68 (0387) 4222028 / 4311152 $ In the heart of the historic centre, Cell: (0387) 156853136 just 1 block from the main plaza, enjoy info@apartsbuenosaires.com.ar a bit of luxury while you stay in Salta. www.apartsbuenosaires.com.ar Buenos Aires Aparts have attractively decorated small apartments or studios set to accommodate solo travellers, couples or groups of up to five people. Each studio has a private bathroom, A/C, and a kitchenette kitted out with a microwave, fridge, electric kettle and toaster. Enjoy lazing in your big comfy bed watching cable TV or using the high speed Internet, or get out and explore from the apartments’ perfect central location. Five star service at really affordable prices! Internet Credit Cards

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SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY PURMAMARCA SAN SALVADOR DE&JUJUY

San Salvador de Jujuy is surrounded by lush scenery and is a great place to start your travels to the fabulous multicoloured gorge of Quebrada* de Humahuaca. Around the main square visit the Cabildo (Town Hall), the historic Cathedral and the Government House. Some of the finest pieces of sacred art in Argentina can be found at the Provincial Archaeology Museum. Set within the magnificent valley of the Reyes River, 19 km from San Salvador de Jujuy, are the Termas de Reyes (hot springs). A mountain road leads you to Yala Lagoons, an area surrounded by beautiful alder woods, making it an ideal spot for camping and hiking.

Purmamarca is located 65 km from San Salvador de Jujuy. It has pre-Hispanic origins and an urban layout centred around Saint Rosa’s church, built in 1648. This village lies against the exceptional Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of the Seven Colours), which has sedimentary rocks of different colours illustrating various geological eras. The Paseo de los Colorados makes for a gorgeous 3 km walk, featuring naturally sculpted red cliffs and a series of breathtaking views. Another highlight is the vast Salinas Grandes (Great Salt Flats), which are easy accessible by local taxi from the main plaza. The drive goes over the Cuesta del Lipán, bordering cliffs through a deep canyon while reaching 4,200 m until you get to this enormous salt flat.

CLUB HOSTEL & PAISAJES DEL NOROESTE Set within walking distance of the city centre, Club Hostel offers a range of rooms from dorms to private doubles decorated in rustic wood designs. It has been recently renovated and includes a full kitchen, dining room, as well as a TV lounge. Need to get out? Luckily there’s a travel agency on site called Paisajes del Noroeste offering excursions to Jujuy’s most beautiful attractions like N° Leg. 12471

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San Martín 134 S.S DE JUJUY (0388) 4237565 info@noroestevirtual.com.ar www.noroestevirtual.com.ar

Humahuaca, Salinas Grandes and Yungas. They’ll help you try your hand at hangliding and sandboarding amongst other adventure sports. It has all of Jujuy under one roof! A full range of experiences! •Traditional excursions •Adventure and mountain trips •Rural and thermal bath trips •Tours of traditional villages


TILCARA TILCARA This lively Andean village is a great place for exploring the Quebrada de Humahuaca. There’s an excellent arts and crafts market and lots of places to eat in and around its charming central plaza. Evenings can be best enjoyed wandering around, bar hopping and attending local peñas* (popular gatherings filled with live traditional music and local food). The well attended religious procession in January and the Pachamama (Mother Earth) festival in August are worth catching. :: Pucará de Tilcara: a restored pre-Hispanic fortress located on a hilltop, where one can appreciate the astonishing views of the Quebrada landscapes. :: Museo Arqueológico: hosts an extensive collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, masks and mummies. :: Wayra Caves: walk through this impressive formation of natural tunnels. :: Devil’s Throat: hike along old paths to the waterfalls, while taking in some of the amazing views.

CASA LOS MOLLES

Belgrano 155 (0388) 4955410 A sparkling white townhouse with a rural feel, info@casalosmolles.com.ar Casa Los Molles is a beautiful hostel located www.casalosmolles.com.ar close to Tilcara’s main plaza. It is bright and cheerful with lots of space and light and has a fantastic garden with incredible views of the village and mountains. It even has its own organic veggie patch where you can help with the gardening! Accommodation includes private rooms and dorms and they also have cabins for 2 and 4 people with their own bathrooms and kitchens. You can relax in a hammock and watch life go by, read a book from their library or spend some pleasant evenings talking around their fogón*. The young owners can help you with info about the area and Bolivia. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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TILCARA CASA COLORES HOSTEL

Radioestacion n/n, over the old train station (0388) 155728897 / 155008479 info@casacolores.com.ar www.casacolores.com.ar

Casa Colores hostel is a relaxing and cool place to spend your days in Tilcara. You can stay in one of their cozy doubles or in a dorm, all with Breakfast - Internet shared baths and very comfortable mattresses. There is a spacious common room to hang out, watch movies, read books, drink coffee or beer, play some of their instruments and marvel at the beautiful landscape! The kitchen is available for use and on weekends, you’ll also enjoy the asados* or regional dishes they make with guests and friends. Attended by its bilingual owner and staff, they know their way around and can help you plan your trip through northern Argentina and Bolivia. 15% off + free pick up from the bus station Free coffee or tea 24/7 and bike rental available! with Get South! BURRITO HOSTEL

Belgrano 332 (0388) 5896715 Get ready for your welcome bear hug at info@burritohostel.com.ar Burrito Hostel! This fun spot is in a MSN: info@burritohostel.com.ar 300-year-old Tilcara house, just 20 meters www.burritohostel.com.ar from the main plaza. It’s also just five blocks from the bus station and in the middle of all the great little restaurants. If you feel like cooking your own meal, they have a kitchen and patio with a mud oven and a parrilla*. They have one double/matrimonial room and several dorms, the largest sleeping up to 9 guests, most with shared bath. Bonuses include hot water and check-in 24/7. The helpful owners will be delighted to share tons of info about the many excursions in the area. Just ask! Breakfast Dinner Internet Wi-Fi

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HUMAHUACA HUMAHUACA The town of Humahuaca is a sun drenched land filled with memories of cultures past that continue their influence on architecture, traditions, legends and beliefs related to nature and local heroes. The rustic adobe houses, the narrow cobbled streets and the old colonial street lamps create the illusion that time has stopped. In the centre of the village is the Cabildo (Town Hall), the beautiful Cathedral, built in the XVII century and the imposing Independence Monument with a statue exalting the virtues of the native culture. Don’t miss Peñas Blancas and Pucará (an archaeological site and viewpoint located 1 km from town), the Serranías de Hornocal (limestone formations with a variety of colors, almost 5000 meters above the sea level - highest viewpoint of the gorge), Inca Cueva (caves with rock art of great archaeological value - 10 thousand years BC), Coctaca (prehispanic agricultural site), and Hornaditas (aboriginal community, cactus forrest, “El Pintado” or Sapagua petroglyphs). From the town of Humahuaca you can take a local bus and visit Iruya. The village really has an “end of the road” feel as the one road literally ends in front of the church. Surrounded by a breathtaking view, with cliffs and mountains enclosing the village; its steep cobblestone streets take you back to the past. Dare to horseback ride or hike to remote San Isidro. If you have any energy left, go an extra 4 km to the untouched pre-Inca ruins at Titiconte, going through chasms and hills with abrupt slopes.

HOSTAL LA ANTIGUA Tired after a long bus journey? Hostal La Antigua is just around the corner! Only 80 meters from the bus station, a warm and friendly ownerrun hostel awaits. In a nineteenth century colonial style house, you will find lots of antique furnishings around the living room, kitchen, private bedrooms and dormitories. 10% OFF with Get South

La Pampa 81 (0381) 156721275 hostalantigua@gmail.com www.hostalantigua.com.ar This traditional adobe (mud) constructed house with a fireplace and wooden and mosaics floors, fits just one block from the historic quarter of Humahuaca and is only three blocks from the main square. Every Friday the owners and staff organise an asado* and there are regular cultural activities as well as being a hub of knowledge if you need advice on excursions and what to do while you stay in beautiful Jujuy! Breakfast - Internet

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NEUQUEN NEUQUEN The heart of dinosaur country, Neuquén city, is the place to base yourself for visiting dinosaur excavations (Lago Barreales is the most important paleontology centre in Latin America) and learning about the great creatures that walked the land millenias ago. As well as agricultural and nature spotting attractions, those looking for a good glass of Pinot Noir come down here to visit some of the top wineries in Patagonia. Neuquén also boasts an astronomic observatory (visits 7 - 12pm), a fauna reserve, several museums and art galleries, and nice walks along the Avenida Argentina to Parque del Centenario, the Plaza de las Banderas (plaza of flags) and the city Cathedral. On one side of the Plaza there is a great lookout point called Balcón del Valle, where you can see the entire city. If you want to chill out, the city's ideal location at where two rivers collide makes swimming and other water sports in the Limay River a favourite hobby during the hot summers. Locals say once you try the waters of the Limay River, you will always return to Neuquén. Filled with students, you are sure to find a good nightlife, and visiting the Paseo de la Costa (coastal walk), the lively street fair on Roca street and the Artisan's Fair at the weekends in the old train station is a must. _ HOSTEL PORTAL DE SUENOS

Pilar 3257 (0299) 4467643 info@hostelportal.com.ar www.hostelportal.com.ar

Neuquén is the land of dinosaurs and Hostel Portal de Sueños can not only get you out to see the big old dinosaur bones but can also offer a colossal night's sleep! They have dorms and private rooms to sleep in (some ensuite and with cable TV) and plenty of communal spaces to hang out in, including hammocks for chilling in the sun, a ping pong table, a kitchen, a BBQ and most importantly a swimming pool and deck chairs to get that summer tan!When you are ready to explore, the friendly bilingual owners and staff can organise winery visits and adventure sports (canopy, kayaking, skydiving, white water rafting, fly fishing, biking and more) as well as Dinotours where you’ll visit 2 museums and a paleontology center with outdoor excavations and bilingual guides to take you around. Find Portal de Sueños only 10% OFF four blocks from the bus station. with Get South

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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.

PATAGONIA MTB TOURS

San Martín de los Andes Tel: (02972) 421780 Cel: (02944) 15628724 travesia7lagos@gmail.com www.PatagoniaMtbTours.com.ar Skype: patagoniamtbt

With Neuquen's top bicycle guide, Ruby Cazenave, you couldn't be in better hands for exploring Patagonia and its 7 lakes on two wheels. Specialising only in mountain bikes, Patagonia MTB Tours know what they are doing and know the best routes in Northern Patagonia whether you want a half or full day excursion - visiting Lanin National Park or Mapuche comunities - or two or more days traversing wild Argentina! Longer routes require a minimum of 2 people and will take you around the 7 lakes, Villa Traful, Villa la Angostura, San Martin de los Andes, Villa Pehuenia, Alumine, Northern Neuquen or even Chile. This is best way to get out of the boxed vision of a car window and see Patagonia from a different perspective! 10% off with Get South! Euro and USD accepted

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE 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.

Highlights :: 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.

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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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CUADRANTE SUR - Kayak trips

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

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!". 20% OFF Their tours include: with • Pick-up and drop-off • Bilingual guides trained Get South in first-aid and rescue • Snacks (half day) and lunch (full day) with a vegetarian option

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE TURACCION - Route 40 transportation Turaccion is the official agent of Chalten Travel in Bariloche, offering tourist transportation services on the mythical Route 40, joining the towns of El Calafate and El Chalten with the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.

Quaglia 262, loc 13 (02944) 427507 turaccion@infovia.com.ar www.turaccion.com.ar

Pop into their office to chat with the cool staff who are always ready to help, and buy your ticket to travel the legendary Route 40!

Buses run from Nov 15 to April 15.

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CIRCUITO CHICO - Bike & Kayak Rental Av. Bustillo Km. 18,300. Bike Rental: Located right at From downtown Bariloche, bus lines 20,22,10,11 the start of Circuito Chico, get Tel: (02944) 595608 - Cel: (02944) 15361917 info@circuitochicobikes.com the most out of your day biking www.circuitochicobikes.com with this fun company. With all www.facebook.com/bike.rental.bariloche the latest equipment, important safety measures and a special biking map, you can set off in peace to enjoy the stunning mountain landscapes in Bariloche. Guided tours available if booked in advance. Open year round. Kayak Rental: Get the best views of Lago* Moreno renting a sit-on-top kayak with this professional company who will teach you how to stay safe and afloat so you can enjoy these calm and blue waters. Ask the friendly bilingual staff if you want a guided tour. Open Nov - April. Cut this piece and get a 10% off per person with Get South!

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE 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! 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.

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Pay 2 nights in a dorm or 1 night in a double room & get 1/2 hour kayaking free on Nahuel Huapi Lake!

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE HOSTEL LOS TRONCOS

Av. San Martin 571 (02944) 431188 Los Troncos is a hostel in a newly hostellostroncos@gmail.com decorated, 3-story house. The living room www.hostellostroncos.com.ar 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

HOTEL 7 LAGOS

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Perito Moreno 534 (02944) 422244 info@hotel7lagos.com www.hotel7lagos.com facebook.com/hotel7lagosBariloche

Skip the hostel tonight and head to Hotel 7 Lagos. It’s right in the center 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 (accessible by their new elevator!). Depending on the specific room you may see the lake 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. 20% off when you pay in Breakfast - Wi-Fi cash and show Get South! Credit Cards

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SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE Salta 308 - bariloche@hostel-inn.com HOSTEL INN BARILOCHE (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! 15% off standard rate + free dinner at hostel Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi + 2x1 in drinks at Moving Travel Bar! 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.

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.

Free pick up from the bus station or 50% off from the airport with Get South! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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 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! ACHALAY HOSTEL

Morales 564 (02944) 522556 Achalay is a small hostel with a cool atmosphere hostelachalay@hotmail.com located in Bariloche's downtown. Providing www.hostelachalay.com.ar 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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EL BOLSON 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. 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 regular pizza or choripan* Breakfast nights (vegetarian options available). Internet - Wi-Fi 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 they bring you back to the terminal if you stay more than 2 nights.

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EL BOLSON LA CAMORRA HOSTEL

Av. Belgrano 1029/31 (02944) 492675 lacamorrahostel@hotmail.com www.lacamorrahostel.com.ar

This welcoming, spacious hostel is located at 600mts from the main square, right by the famous artisan fair and next to the supermarkets, near to restaurants, brewerys and the center of the town. The bilingual staff are people like you, who like travelling and have good tips about the wonders of El Bolsón and throughout Argentina. Choose between dorm rooms of 4, 5 or 6 beds with lockers or a private or large room. Clean sheets and towels always included in your stay. La Camorra has a huge common area with tables and chairs - perfect to chill out in with its cable TV, DVD, board games, book exchange and a piano where you can look to enjoy the mountains and make sweet music! There is also a well-equipped kitchen to test out your cullinary skills. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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ESQUEL 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.

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ESQUEL EXPEDICIONES PATAGONIA AVENTURA With over 15 years experience in adventure Av. Fontana 482 tourism, EPA can offer you the best: (02945) 457015 epa@grupoepa.com * Rafting, kayaking or inflatable canoeing www.grupoepa.com * Canopying www.epaexpediciones.com * Horseriding Facebook: Epa Expediciones * Mountain biking * Skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing (in season) Credit card and 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 or Lago Krugger. This last one is in the middle of Los Alerces National Park which they take you by boat to the hostel, campsite or lodge. The place has a shop for all your essentials, and many activities like trekking, sport fishing and more! Get your adrenaline hit and enjoy the unique landscapes of Patagonia with EPA! N째 Leg.: 13923 Disp.1155

HOSTEL ANOCHECER ANDINO

Avda. Ameghino 482 (02945) 450498 / 15412621 Just 4 blocks from the commercial centre and info@anochecerandino.com.ar 2 from the mountain, Anochecer Andino Hostel www.anochecerandino.com.ar 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. Free welcome drink with Get South!

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ESQUEL PLANETA HOSTEL Keep nice and warm inside this friendly hostel located right in the town centre. Run by a welcoming young couple of travellers who speak Spanish and English, you will be in good company at Planeta Hostel where you can meet other nomads, take advantage of the LCD television screen and comfy armchairs in the living room. Book two nights and get 10% off your second night with Get South!

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Roca 458 (02945) 456846 contacto@planetahostel.com www.planetahostel.com Rustle up some traditional Patagonian cuisine in the large fully equipped kitchen or BBQ area in the garden, or head out to the nearby bars, restaurants and shops. Planeta Hostel has private and shared rooms, six baths, heating throughout and hot water 24hrs a day to keep you comfortable while you enjoy creating wonderful memories of Patagonia.

LAS GRUTAS 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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LAS GRUTAS 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

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DESIGNIO 48 - HOSTEL

Credit Cards accepted

Tarruella 265 (02934) 497854 designio48@yahoo.com.ar designio48@gmail.com www.designio48.com.ar designio48.blogspot.com

Designio 48 is a place to share experiences, make new friends and have fun. It’s located downtown, close to anything you may need to enjoy Las Grutas and just 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. Bike rental available! Closed May to August

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PUERTO MADRYN PUERTO MADRYN 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).

LOBO LARSEN BUCEO

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

The coast of Puerto Madryn is rich in wildlife and teeming with marine mammals such as sea lions (known as lobos marinos), southern right whales, dusky dolphins, sea elephants and killer whales. If peering from the shore isn’t enough for you, jump into the depth and go diving with Lobo Larsen Buceo, specialists in diving with the sea lions. They also organize diving trips, both for certified and non certified divers, exploring the amazing submarine environment. Wreck and night diving are excellent options for the most experienced divers. Furthermore, they conduct 2 or 3 day PADI or SSI certified training courses. 10% off in all services with Get South!

Find friendly English, French and Italian speaking specialists at either of their locations: on the beach or in the downtown.

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PUERTO MADRYN CENTAURO RENT A CAR

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!

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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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PUERTO MADRYN EL RETORNO HOSTEL

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 breakfast on arrival day (before 9:30 am) + free pick up (Only for bookings through their website. Write in "Comments" the bus company, arrival time, where you are coming from and mention Get South!)

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Beachfront fully furnished apartment for temporary rent (minimum 2 day stay). CHEPATAGONIA HOSTEL & TRAVEL 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

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PUERTO MADRYN 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.

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

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PUERTO PIRAMIDES 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

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

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PUERTO PIRAMIDES HYDROSPORT SRL

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

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. 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!

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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EL CHALTEN HOSPEDAJE LA CIMA

Piedrabuena 45 (02962) 493196 lacima10@gmail.com www.hospedajelacima.com.ar

If a clean and comfortable hostel is what you like, La Cima (meaning “the top”) is the right choice to fully enjoy your trip. Located one block from main street and four blocks from the bus station, 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, central 10% OFF heating, laundry service, luggage storage, lunch box, tickets with and excursions for sale and all the tourist information. Get South Run by a friendly 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

GLACIAR MARCONI HOSTEL Glaciar Marconi is a small and warm hostel. It has rooms with private bathrooms, some rooms with 4 beds and others with only 2. It stands 300 m away from the bus station and 100 m 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. There's free parking and luggage storage. The staff 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!

Antonio Rojo 87 (02962) 493257 glaciarmarconi@hotmail.com www.hotelglaciarmarconi.com

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EL CALAFATE 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.

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!

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EL CALAFATE HIELO Y AVENTURA S.A.

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

Concesionario P.N. Los Glaciares

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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EL CALAFATE CAMPING EL OVEJERO & HOSTAL

Jose Pantin 64 (02902) 493422 campingelovejero@hotmail.com www.campingelovejero.com.ar

Just blocks from El Calafate's commercial centre and the bus station, Camping El Ovejero & Hostal offers the opportunity 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. LA MARCA RESTAURANT ASADOR PARRILLA The site also features the great value La Marca Restaurant Asador Parrilla, a gaucho-style eatery where you can try all-youcan-eat typical Argentinean meat, order a la carte or buy prepared lunch boxes. Don't miss out on the Friday night tango show and Saturday night folklore show! 10% off in hostel and camping & 5% off in restaurant with Get South!

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Closed 1 May – 30 Sep 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 small size keeps service personal. 15% off standard rate at both places with Get South!

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Av. Jorge Newbery 439 - calafate@marcopolosuites.com Marcopolo Suites is a 3 star (02902) 492991 - www.marcopolosuites.com hotel offering 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.

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EL CALAFATE I KEU KEN HOSTEL

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

Meaning "our ancestors", i Keu Ken Hostel will 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. If you are lucky enough to catch one of their regular asados (3 times a week!) you will be for a real Patagonian feast. Everything from trekking tours to bicycle rentals are available to make sure you get the most out of your stay in El Calafate. Breakfast - Wi-Fi Internet

ROOTS HOSTEL If you are looking for a warm, friendly environment where to feel at home, Roots Hostel is waiting for you. This is a modern hostel with real character and lovely views of Lago Argentino. There are loads of comfy rooms, ranging from 7 en-suite doubles/triples, 2 private rooms and dorms for 6 people with shared bathrroms. Common areas have two different vibes, one is the large kitchen and barbecue patio (with regular asados*) which is separate from the rooms so Welcome beer or soda with Get South!

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Pto. San Julián 244 (02902) 493711 nakelyenuhostel@cotecal.com.ar www.posadanakelyenu.com.ar you can cook away and stay up late without disturbing your neighbours. The other is a chilled out lobby where you can relax, read in peace and take time out. Not sure about what to do in El Calafate? … then get all your travel information from their clued-up bilingual staff about where to go, how to get there and what to see and do. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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PUERTO SAN JULIAN PUERTO SAN JULIAN 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.

PINOCHO EXCURSIONES

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 USHUAIA 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.

RAYEN AVENTURA

Gobernador Paz 1191 (02901) 15580517 / 15548471 Discover Patagonia a different way! (02901) 15519705 / 15580516 Rayen Aventura wants you to enjoy your rayenaventura@gmail.com holidays to the maximum while exploring info@rayenaventura.com www.rayenaventura.com 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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USHUAIA CATAMARANES CANOERO

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. 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 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 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.

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USHUAIA FreeStyle

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

FreeStyle is a friendly 5-star hostel with plenty of comfort and style. Open all year round and 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

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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! The kitchen is not available for use but there are plenty of restaurants nearby. 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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Chile is located in the southeast corner of South America, squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The country is only 240 km across at its widest point, but being more than 4,200 km long, it has an impressive range of geography and climate. In the extreme north you will find the most arid desert in the world, whereas towards the centre the environment changes completely into fertile lands, beautiful beaches and stunning mountains with excellent skiing. The south is the area of lakes, forests and volcanoes, leading to the ancient glaciers of Patagonia and Antarctica. Chile also has plenty of attractions off-shore, like Easter Island and its surrounding treasures, Robinson Crusoe with its unique fauna and vegetation, and ChiloĂŠ, an island full of mystery and special folklore.

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SANTIAGO ormation about Chile ** ** Useful Inf General Tips * When entering the country, make sure you are not carrying any fruit, grain or animal products, as Chile has very strict border controls and you will have to pay expensive fines. * You may find Chilean Spanish more difficult to understand because they speak very quickly and use a lot of slang.

How to make phone calls in Chile 09 + cell. number: (**)

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Carrier Code + (0) area code + tel. number: 188-2-2465781

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ARICA ARICA Arica is the northernmost city in Chile, just 19 km south of the Peruvian border. It’s called “the city of the never ending spring” because it rarely ever rains and therefore it’s possible to go surfing, paragliding, fishing, horseback riding and scuba diving here all year round. A must see spot is Morro de Arica, a headland offering great views of the ocean and the city, which also has a historical war museum on top. If you want to learn some more interesting history, check out San Marcos Church and the Old Customs House, both built by the same company who constructed the Eiffel Tower. For beaches, the most popular is Chinchorro beach, where there’s good surf and safe swimming. A little further south you’ll find the beaches La Lisera (2.5 km) and El Laucho (2 km), as well as the Península del Alacrán (Scorpion Peninsula) where the biggest surfing competition in Arica is held. Make sure you see the Museum San Miguel de Azapa (12km from Arica) that houses some of the world’s oldest mummies, the cemetery nearby built on sand dunes, as well as the geoglyphs in the Azapa and Lluta valleys. Arica is the perfect base to visit Lauca National Park, where you can see 6,000 m high snow capped volcanoes contrasted by salt deposits, lakes and lagoons. The Chungara Lake is the main attraction in the park and has all kinds of unique fauna.

RUTA ANDINA

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Bolognesi 362 (058) 252676 / Cell: (09) 61559797 info@rutaandina.com www.rutaandina.com

Organizing a trip can be overwhelming. Ruta Andina makes it easy with great tours at competitive prices and all the ‘must sees’ of Arica. With small tour groups, the native (bi-lingual) guides know the area well and can share all the history and traditions of this land.

1 day and multi-day tours include: - Archaeological or Historic city tours - Jurasi hot springs - Lauca National Park, Chungara lake, Putre - Las Vicuñas NR, Surire salt flat Euros & dollars accepted! - Codpa, Azapa and Lluta valleys - Taapaca, Tacora and Parinacota volcanos Day tours: 10% off - Lakes, mountains, salt flats (only Jan to Mar & Jul to Aug) - Trekking, mountain expeditions Longer tours: 7% off (min. 2 pax) - Bike or Car rental and more! + CD with pictures Find them right in the centre of town, near the Cathedral on Bolognesi!

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ARICA AricaSurfHouse Hostel

O’Higgins 661 (058) 312213 contacto@aricasurfhouse.cl www.aricasurfhouse.cl

Ready to hit the waves in Arica? Head to AricaSurfHouse Hostel – the meeting point for international travellers, located just 3 blocks from 21 de Mayo pedestrian Street. You’ll feel like 10% OFF you’re walking straight back onto the beach as it’s decorated with all over with surfboards and ocean knick-knacks. The rooms are large and clean – most privates (double, triple and quadruple) Get South have ensuite bath, and the dorm (no bunks!) has shared bath. When you finally get out of the water, there’s a ping-pong table and cable TV with a surf video collection in the large lounge. If you are hungry, they have a café open all day for snacks, sandwiches and drinks. You’re also right in the centre by restaurants and a supermarket. Run by its owners, they can help you organize surf lessons, paragliding or jet skiing. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

HOSTAL SUNNY DAYS

Tomas Aravena 161, Población Chinchorro (058) 241038 This hostel is located just a 5 minute sunnydaysarica@hotmail.com sunnydaysarica@yahoo.co.nz walk from the bus terminals and a sunnydaysarica@gmail.com short stroll to the Chinchorro Beach. www.sunny-days-arica.cl You’re not right in the middle of town, but you have everything you need- from food stores and cheap restaurants to various nightclubs. It’s run by a Chilean and a New Zealander who will make you feel at home, providing a sumptuous, filling breakfast and as much help and advice as possible!

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IQUIQUE IQUIQUE Heading up or down the coast of Chile, Iquique is a logical stopping point – and you won’t be disappointed! It’s a gorgeous city where the sun shines practically all year round, making it excellent for paragliding, surfing, scuba diving or sandboarding. Walking around town, the main street, Baquedano, is an attractive pedestrian boulevard with architecture that takes you back in time. The cathedral and the Plaza* Arturo Prat are both beautiful and worth taking a look at. Outside Iquique, don’t miss the geoglyphs Atacama Giant, the world’s largest rock art, and the remarkable Cerros Pintados (painted hills) which demonstrate the ancient Tiwanaku culture. Enjoy the natural hot springs at the Pica Oasis, explore the Tamarugos Woods or marvel at the salt flats and the geysers of Puchuldiza. If you’re after a change from all the outdoor activities, soak up some history in the nitrate mine ruins, Humberstone and Santa Laura, located outside of the city. It was this industry that gave life to the Iquique region but since the closure of the mines, they have become complete ghost towns and named World Heritage Sites. If you’re there in July, go to the “Fiesta de LaTirana,” one of the most important religious festivals of the country.

AVITOURS TOUR OPERADOR

Baquedano 997 (057) 413334 Located on the Baquedano pedestrian road, pop reservas@avitours.cl in and chat (in English) with the friendly Avitours www.avitours.cl staff who invite you to discover the spectacular landscapes of Northern Chile. Dollars & Euros accepted Day trips: * Pampa Calichera y Frutos del Oasis: Humberstone and Santa Laura nitrate mine ruins, Geoglyphs, Pica and Matilla Oasis, La Tirana town and sanctuary. * Isluga Volcano National Park: Atacama Giant, Tarapacá gorge, Puchuldiza geysers and more. * Salt route: Salar Grande. 5% off (min. 2 pax) 10% off (min. 4 pax) * Mamiña hot springs. * Iquique City Tour. For longer trips (1 - 3 days) you can visit the amazing natural parks - Huasco salt flats, Isluga Volcano, Surire salt flats, Las Vicuñas, Lauca (Chungara Lake) and Las Cuevas; or their ‘Ruta Andina’ (3 days - 2 nights) from Iquique to Arica via the Natural parks, salt flats, lagoons, Aymara towns and more.

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IQUIQUE LA CASONA 1920 HOSTEL

Barros Arana 1585 (057) 413000 La Casona 1920 is a gorgeous hostel contacto@casonahosteliquique.cl that combines culture and relaxation www.casonahosteliquique.cl with a great vibe. The style of the house reflects the glory that Iquique once had with high Oregon pine ceilings and large, spacious balconies. It’s also in a top location - just three blocks from Iquique’s main beach, Cavancha, and a short walk to the city centre. There are dorms and privates rooms, all with shared bath. The kitchen is well-equipped, there is book exchange and you can play foosball, darts, pool, card games or chess whenever you like! You’ll be taken care of by the owner, 15% OFF with Isabel, who speaks English, Get South German and Spanish. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

Amunategui 2075 BACKPACKER’S HOSTEL IQUIQUE (057) 320223 Backpacker’s Hostel Iquique is contact@hosteliquique.cl definitely a unique place to stay! www.hosteliquique.cl The hostel is actually two houses joined together and is nicely decorated with all kinds of funky objects. Located a stone’s throw from Cavancha, the best local beach, and only a ten minute walk from downtown. It has single, double, triple and shared rooms with lockers. A fully equipped kitchen is supplied, and they also grill three yummy BBQs a week at discount prices! The hostel has balconies with great ocean views so you can check out the waves before hitting the surf. Otherwise, there is ping pong, foosball and a pool table if you want to stay inside. The friendly staff can 10% OFF help you arrange surf lessons, sandboarding, with bike rental, or any local tours. Breakfast Credit Cards accepted!

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA This little town is full of archaeological interests in the middle of the Atacama Desert. You should probably have the Atacama Salt Flats on your to-do list, but there’s also an amazing array of other natural wonders nearby. You’ll find most of them in the Los Flamencos National Reserve, which houses a variety of landscapes and incredible flora and fauna. Try moonwalking at the Valley of the Moon, one of the driest places on the planet. You can also see the Death Valley and the Cordillera* de la Sal, a highly recommended excursion. Head to Cejar Lagoon, where the high concentration of salt will let you float without efforts, just like in the Dead Sea! You can also visit the high altitude Altiplanic Lagoons (Miscanti and Miñiques). If you are keen to get a better view of the landscape, this part of the Andes has the highest peaks in the country, with a long list of mountains or volcanoes to climb. The El Tatio geysers will shock you with huge spurts of boiling water, but if you feel more like relaxing, check out the Puritama Hot Springs. Make sure you go and visit some of the preHispanic villages like Toconao, Caspana and Chi-Chiu. Other interesting historical sites include the Tulor Ruins, Pucará de Quitor, the church at the main plaza and the Padre Le Paige Archaeological Museum.

DESERT ADVENTURE For some truly other-worldly experiences join Desert Adventure in San Pedro de Atacama.

Caracoles corner Tocopilla (055) 851067 ventas@desertadventure.cl www.desertadventure.cl

Set off at daybreak for the Del Tatio geysers as they spurt boiling water from the Earth’s crust, visit Moon Valley (Valley de la Luna), the salt flats, Lagunas Altiplanicas and Laguna Cejar among other unique excursions. Offering breakfast and lunch on some of their excursions, the expert staff will take care of you as you explore the driest desert in the world!

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Find them in the town centre on the main street. Dollars, Euros and credit cards accepted.

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA TURISMO LAYANA

Tocopilla 429-B

(055) 560233 – (09) 90893109 There is a lot to fit in at San Pedro! turismolayana@hotmail.com The otherworldly Tatio Geysers, the www.turismolayana.cl unique Valle de la Luna, the stunning Tara salt flat, beautiful Cejar and Altiplánicas lagoons, colourful Rainbow Valley, Puritama’s natural thermal pools, Guatín trekking and many more trips are offered by Turismo Layana. The experienced team of bi-lingual guides will make sure you get to see all the highlights with none of the hard work organising how to get there. If you want to get active in the Atacama desert, you can rent a bike or go horseriding with Layana too. And for those looking for a bit of exclusivity ask about 10% off with their private tours. Get South (except credit cards accepted. special promotions)!

HOSTAL VILAMA

Lascar 346 (055) 565169 info@hostalvilama.cl www.hostalvilama.cl

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No-one knows a place better than the natives… At Hostal Vilama the owners are from here and so when they let you in to their homely hostal, they can also let you into all the secrets of the Atacama. With a rustic desert vibe, feel at the heart of San Pedro and soak up some sun in their green outdoor spaces, stretch out in the hammocks, have a BBQ or cook in the kitchen with new friends, knock about the ping pong table and help yourself to their fruit trees in the Summer. A six minute walk from the centre, Hostal Vilama has all private rooms (single, twin, double, triple, quadruple - no dorms) with private and shared bathrooms, heating (from 8 to 11 pm), 24 hour electricity and water – making it a real oasis in the desert! Free pick up and 5% off if you arrive with drop off from Get South in your hand! the Bus Station! Breakfast - Internet (20 mins per room) - Wi-Fi

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA HOSTAL RURAL With owner Hans at the helm, this funky hostal is appealing for backpackers who want to hang out with other travellers and enjoy the sensation of the Atacama desert!

Calama 257 (055) 423659 info@hostalrural.cl www.hostalrural.cl

Gaze at the uncountable stars with a night time BBQ on their patio, chill out in the hammocks with a good book, set up a ping pong tournament, challenge your friends at a few old-fashioned board games, take a browse at the original art and get a calming sense of wellbeing, or get creative in the kitchen – there is plenty of space to relax and unwind in this artistically refurbished, rustic home. No doubt however that while in one of the world’s most unusual landscapes you will want to get out and wear out your camera on some outstanding landscapes – make sure to speak to the friendly staff to get top tips from locals and book a wide range of activities in the region. Right in the centre of town (only 30 meters from the main street), Hostal Rural is close to shops and restaurants, ideally located for the foot weary, and has four dorms (shared bathrooms) and one en-suite double room with TV, to get a comfy night’s kip and rest, taking shelter in the oasis before heading back out to the world’s driest desert!

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA HOSTAL BACKPACKERS SAN PEDRO

Pasaje Portal del Inca 486 Población Condeduque This small hostel (max 18 guests) offers a more (055) 424783 personal experience with owners Fabiola and info@backpackersanpedro.cl Alvaro ready to answer your every question www.backpackersanpedro.cl about San Pedro, help book discounted tours and get the most out of your travels. With dorms limited to four beds and private doubles (shared bathrooms), you don’t need to worry about getting a peaceful night’s sleep (especially with their new, comfortable beds); but if you want to hang out with other backpackers, a patio with BBQ, bonfire (free wood) and hammocks is a good place to chill out, or maybe rustle up some food together in the 10% off showing kitchen. The hostel is a 5 mins walk to the Get South on arrival! town centre, or rent one of their bikes! Internet - Wi-Fi

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DON RAUL - HOTEL

Caracoles 130 (055) 851138 info@donraul.cl www.donraul.cl

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Exhausted after exploring the Atacama Desert and need a place to relax? Don Raul is the perfect spot! Located on the main street, Don Raul is a traditional hotel where you’ll find a peaceful atmosphere and personal attention. All rooms have private bath and are built respecting the environment, using earth and straw. These materials have natural thermal characteristics, so rooms are fresh and cool in summer and warm on winter nights. It’s worth paying a bit more for quality! Once you’ve revived yourself, make sure you jump in on one of the daily bike tours. Grab some food from their cafeteria when you get back! Breakfast Wi-Fi Credit Cards

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA HOSTAL MAMATIERRA

Pachamama 615 (055) 851418 / (09) 77953074 hostalmamatierra@sanpedroatacama.com www.sanpedroatacama.com/h-mamatierra.htm

Friendship and respect is the motto for Hostal Mamatierra. This quiet and cozy hostal is run by a young Chilean family and has 10 rooms (doubles, twins, triples and dorms - with private or shared bathrooms). Comforts include 24hr hot water (if the desert permits), a fully equipped kitchen, grill and clay oven and laundry service with shops and restaurants within walking distance. Only 10 minutes walk from the main plaza and church, it’s pretty central and they can pick you up for free from the bus station in San Pedro on arrival.

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HOSTAL CANDELARIA

Calle Candelaria 170 Población El Carmen (055) 851284 caba.candelaria@hotmail.com

Hostal Candelaria is a traditional adobe house in San Pedro with creative rustic features. It’s located in a quiet, residential sector, 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

The hostel has a mixture of comfortable private and shared rooms, some ensuite and some with shared bath, as well as one suite that has a cozy living room and satellite TV. There is a well-equipped kitchen, a lovely terrace with trees and hammocks, parking, laundry service and free transfer to and from the bus terminal. The owners, Miriam and Mario are San Pedro locals and can help you out with plenty of advice and activities in the area. 10% OFF with Get South

The hostel has a ping pong table and a seasonal swimming pool which is great to cool off in if you’re travelling in the summer!

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LA SERENA LA SERENA La Serena is the 2nd oldest city of Chile. It has its own architectural style, and these old colonial style buildings have been carefully conserved as National Monuments. Visit the Archaeology Museum, which has a collection of objects from pre-Hispanic cultures, and St. Agustin’s Church with its impressive eclectic style. Avenida del Mar has the majority of restaurants, pubs and clubs, and La Recova Market is the best in La Serena for typical food and crafts. La Serena also has an excellent sky for star-gazing, so head to one of the many observatories outside of town, the most popular is Mamalluca in Vicuña village. Make sure you visit Isla Damas for the wildlife - you can see Humboldt penguins, sea lions, pelicans, dolphins, as well as go kayaking, sailing, fishing, scuba diving or picnic in the park! Just 12km south of the city you’ll come to Coquimbo, the most important port of the area. You can take a boat trip around the bay, go up the giant cross Cruz del Tercer Milenio for an excellent view or grab a beer in the Barrio* Ingles, the lively bohemian section of town. This region has some excellent beaches for swimming and water sports, which makes La Serena the summer hot spot for tourists. It can get very crowded in season, so make sure you reserve your accommodation in advance.

HOSTAL EL PUNTO

Andrés Bello 979 (051) 228474 info@punto.de www.hostalelpunto.cl www.punto.de

Come and relax in this colorful and attractive hostel: a colonial house in a safe, quiet street only a 5 minute walk from the bus station and only a few blocks from the main square. Enjoy the sunny patios and gardens and watch the humming birds while enjoying a hearty breakfast (ham, cheese, goats cheese, homemade jam and coffee). The hostel’s cafeteria offers coffee, cakes and other delicacies throughout the day or you can join up with co-travelers for a BBQ in the big main courtyard. Hostal El Punto offers clean private rooms (single, double, triple & quadruple) with private and shared bathrooms and a dorm, luggage storage, laundry service and onsite parking. The helpful and multi-lingual staff are glad to help you organize tours to the Isla Damas, Elqui Valley, various observatories, Fray Jorge National Park and even to the Paso Agua Negra and the blooming desert. Furthermore the hostel offers great deals on bike and car rentals. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Parking

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PISCO ELQUI PISCO ELQUI Pisco Elqui is a beautiful town right in the heart of the Elqui Valley, located 105 km east of La Serena, easily accesible by car or bus. This place is well known for its clear view of the stars, green valleys and spiritual atmosphere. You can go hiking, horseback riding or mountain-biking to explore the beautiful surroundings, or stroll under the shade of palm trees at the picturesque plaza with the old town church. The night sky offers one of the best opportunities worldwide to observe the stars. Get a close look on a tour to one of the many observatories. There are also numerous pisco (popular alcoholic drink) distilleries in the area, both historic and modernized that offer tours and tastings. Pisco Elqui is also a magical place for people interested in spiritual growth and natural healing. You can take yoga classes, learn meditation or enjoy a relaxing massage. There is also tarot reading, reflexology, astrology, reiki and more. Nearby is Montegrande town, where the Chilean Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral, grew up. You can visit the Museum and her tumb. VERY IMPORTANT: In Pisco Elqui there are no banks, ATM machines or gas stations. The closest are in VicuĂąa, 43 km away.

EL TESORO DE ELQUI

This intimate resort is a perfect oasis to take a little break from travelling and relax a while in their sparkling pool, lush garden and BBQ area.. You’ll find it 5 minutes from the plaza, 2 minutes to a supermarket, plus, the bus will leave you practically at the front door! The owners speak Spanish, English and German. They offer dorms, rooms with private bathrooms and cabins with kitchen. Towels are included, as is heat, access to their pool, restaurant, bar, parking, laundry and yoga/pilates room. Free pisco sour when you show Get South!

Arturo Prat n/n PISCO ELQUI (051) 451069 info@tesoro-elqui.cl www.tesoro-elqui.cl

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Ask about their pilates classes and massage sessions! Breakfast is served buffet-style with bread, ham, cheese, coffee, etc. Enduro motorcycle rentals and tours are available, as well as mountain excursions and horseback riding, mountain biking and trekking tours.

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VALPARAISO VALPARAISO Valparaíso, a 1.5 hour drive from Santiago, is a charming town of historical architecture built on 45 steep hills that look out onto the Pacific Ocean. Cerro* Concepción and Alegre are the lively, bohemian parts of town, which probably gave Valparaíso its reputation as a place of poets, painters and dreamers. The city has a great nightlife and is full of multicoloured private residences that seem to be stacked atop each other on the hillside. The best way to get around Valparaíso is on foot and using one of the 14 ancient “elevators”, remarkable feats of engineering that creak their way up the impossibly steep hillsides. These elevators and the historical sector of town have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Interesting attractions include the Museo La Sebastiana, the old home of the famous Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, as well as the Centro Cultural Ex-Carcel, the open-air museum, the natural history museum and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Head to Mirador Diego Portales for a great lookout, catch a boat ride on the inner harbour or follow the wine route to the Casablanca Valley. To get back to nature, the Parque Nacional La Campana has beautiful hiking trails. Just 5 km from Valparaíso is Viña del Mar, one of the more chic cities in Chile with modern architecture and trendy beaches. Find the latest copy of Get South at the HH&R information center at the Valparaíso Bus Station. For further information visit www.alojamientoenvalparaíso.cl.

COOKING CLASSES CHILE

Cerro Artillería (near 21 de Mayo) Cell: (09) 66214626 info@cookingclasseschile.cl www.cookingclasseschile.cl

One of the best things about Chile is the cuisine! Enrolling in a class with Cooking Classes Chile is a great way to discover tasty traditional Chilean delicacies while getting hands-on experience with an enthusiastic, expert, English-speaking chef. In these informative classes, you will help to prepare the dishes so you can impress your friends with your new skills when you get back home! Classes are conducted in small groups in a 110-year old building with great views of Valparaíso, close to the 21 de Mayo lookout and ascensor Artillería. Excellent national wines are included in the price of the class, vegetarian options Free pisco sour with are available (upon request) your meal if you mention Get South and classes run year-round, so what are you when you reserve! waiting for? Get cooking!

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VALPARAISO CASA VERDE LIMON - Hostel & bilingual art school Hostal Casa Verde Limón is a gorgeous Cumming 196, Cerro Cárcel renovated house with a unique design (032) 2121699 and plenty of light, where they also teach info@casaverdelimon.com Spanish and art classes. The house was www.casaverdelimon.com decorated by an artist with bright, colourful walls, antique furniture and paintings, and unusual circus features, like a trapeze! You can climb up and try out your circus skills! Located just steps from the center of Valparaíso, 2 blocks up from the Plaza Anibal Pinto, the hostel has both private rooms and dorms, all with shared bath, towels and comfy mattresses. All rooms have cable TV except the dorm. For extra privacy, stay in their miniloft, complete with a private bath and kitchen. Help yourself to free tea and coffee 24/7, swap a book and relax for the afternoon, or make use of the lovely kitchen. 10% off dorm accommodation and 20% off bike rentals! Internet - Wi-Fi HOSTAL CASA AVENTURA

Pasaje Gálvez 11, Cerro Concepción (032) 2755963 Hostal Casa Aventura is a perfect place to info@casaventura.cl spend a few days relaxing in Valparaíso. www.casaventura.cl The hostel is located in Cerro Concepción, the historical part of the city, and close to numerous restaurants, bars and cafes. There are 8 rooms with high ceilings, including 3 small dorms, 4 double/twin rooms and 1 single room, all with shared bath. The common space has a large table to sit around and socialize, and there is a spotless kitchen with everything a self caterer would need. Casa Aventura welcomes young travelling families children below 13 can even come free (although they must be accompanied by their parents...)! The owners and young staff are fantastic hosts and will go out of their way to be helpful (in Spanish, English and German), giving a great atmosphere to the place. Free breakfast on arrival day (before 10am) and stay five nights Breakfast - Internet and get one free with Get South! Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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VALPARAISO HOSTAL CARACOL

Héctor Calvo 371, Cerro Bellavista (032) 2395817 Run by a well travelled, English-speaking hostalcaracol@gmail.com owner, Hostal Caracol provides all the www.hostalcaracol.cl little creature comforts that backpackers look for! The dormitory sleeps seven and has pirate chests beside each bed to lock up all your worldly 10% OFF with possessions. There are also ensuite private rooms. Get South Comfortable and secure, the hostel has central heating and is decorated with cool paintings, a big warm chimney and unique details like antique stained glass. Head out to the courtyard grill to stuff yourself with meat and wine, make a snack in the kitchen or relax inside the media room. Once you’ve had your fill, check out the Pablo Neruda house and the open air museum, which are just nearby. The special touches make this hostel a great budget deal in Valparaíso. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

PATAPATA HOSTEL

Templeman 657, Cerro Alegre (032) 3173153 info@patapatahostel.cl www.patapatahostel.cl www.alojamientoenvalparaiso.cl Skype: patapata.hostel

Come to Valparaíso and be pleasantly surprised! In a prime location in the historic sector of town, PataPata Hostel (formerly Patiperro) is close to all the hot spots, bars and restaurants and is a sparkling example of how good a hostel can be. There are clean dorms and 2 private rooms with double beds; all with shared bathrooms. It has great communal areas which give it a cozy feel; a patio with a nice garden to enjoy a drink or asado*, a comfy living room with cable TV and a large movie collection, as well as a full kitchen to prepare your meals. 10% OFF with Get South

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SANTIAGO SANTIAGO Santiago is the urban nucleus and heart of Chile; the financial, cultural, and political center of the country. Like any international city, it’s full of attractions, events, culture and nightlife. * Plaza* de Armas: is the main square in downtown Santiago, which dates from the 1540’s when Pedro de Valdivia founded the city. Here you’ll see street artists and plenty of local art for sale. You can also check out the Cathedral of Santiago. * La Moneda Palace: this neoclasical building is the Presidential house of Chile. Its high walls are witnesses of the country’s history, including the bombing during the Military Coup in 1973 when former president Salvador Allende died. Make sure to visit the courtyard where you willl find awesome sculptures by Chilean artists. Be sure to toss a coin into the fountain and make a wish. * San Cristóbal Hill: for great views of the city take a ride up in the funicular to the top and visit the statue of the Virgin Mary. The hill also has a Zoo and a Wine Museum. * Santa Lucia Hill: right in Santiago Centro, this hill takes 15-20 minutes to climb and provides another great view of the city. There are various murals, statues, lookouts and ponds hidden all over the hill. *Bellavista, Brasil, Ñuñoa and Lastarria: are the funky, bohemian neighborhoods of the city and have the best nightlife with great bars, discos and restaurants. * Memory and Human Rights Museum: learn about the recent history of Chile at this museum dedicated to the events which took place between 1973 and 1990. Walk around and see the photos, press clips and videos testifying the years of terror and repression of the dictatorship under military rule. Admision free. * Museo Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo: both host some of the best contemporary art works in the country. Admision free on Sundays. * La Chascona: situated in Bellavista, it is one of the 3 homes of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The place has an amazing collection of things from all over the world and it also hosts his Nobel Prize. * Skiing and Snowboarding: just an hour and a half from the city there are high quality ski resorts. Check out Valle Nevado, Farellones or La Parva for winter powder. * Mercado Central: walk around this lively market and admire the fresh fish and seafood. Then have a meal at one of the restaurants and taste exquisite Chilean seafood. From here check out La Vega Central, the biggest fruit market in Chile, just across the river from Mercado Central. * Have a Terremoto at La Piojera: the terremoto (earthquake) is a drink that every traveller should try (mix of unfiltered wine, pineapple ice cream, and a hint of fernet). La Piojera is only a minute’s walk from Mercado Central. * Winery Tours: for wine buffs, two great wineries to visit are Viña Concha y Toro and Viña Cousiño Macul.

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SANTIAGO INSTITUTO CHILENO SUIZO DE IDIOMAS Y CULTURA Spanish School José V. Lastarria 93. Barrio Lastarria Get on top of your Spanish while in (02) 6385414 Chile at Instituto Chileno Suizo de info@studyspanishinchile.cl Idiomas y Cultura. Their immersion www.studyspanishinchile.cl Spanish programme is the ideal opportunity to learn the language, make new friends and enjoy your time in Santiago while based in the historic and cultural centre of the city. Interactive classes are in-situ in big and light classrooms giving you that extra stimulation to improve your castellano. New classes start every monday, whether you are looking for small group classes (max. 5 people), partners or individual. They also have extracurricular activities like dancing classes, Chilean movies, workshops, cultural, historic and touristic visits, excursions and weekend trips. Professional and friendly professors are always on hand to brush up your language and help you to get the most out of Santiago! Subscription charge waivered with Get South! Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards CHILE RAFTING

Camino al Volcán 19.635 SAN JOSE DE MAIPO Cel: (09) 7429671 info@chilerafting.cl www.chilerafting.cl

Escape the heat of the city for a refreshing outdoor adventure experience, only an hour and a half from Santiago. Located in the small village of San José de Maipo (easily accessible by car or bus), this professional company offers you excellent white-water rafting that can be combined with a variety of other quality excursions such as: horseriding, trekking and a good barbeque for a great day trip from the city. And if you want to stay nearby they can sort out accommodation for you in “Cajón del Maipo”. Speaking English, Spanish and German, the international staff have over a decade’s expertise in rafting and kayaking on the Maipo River and are river rescue and first aid trained so you can chill out and enjoy the ride for a memorable 10% OFF experience in your Chilean adventure! with Tours from September to May. Get South

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SANTIAGO foodyChile

Jose Manuel Infante 100, Of. 204 Providencia +56 (9) 5384342 contact@foodychile.com www.foodychile.com www.foodtourschile.cl

What better way to experience a new country than through the dishes, ingredients, markets and culinary culture at the center of the culture? FoodyChile wants to give you a better taste of Chile. With their Walking Tour through Santiago’s market district you can get an insider’s view to all the tastiest and freshest authentic Chilean dishes through a day stopping off for different treats along the 3-4 hour day tour. A Bike Tour includes visiting the market for the same nibbling experience but also taking in some of the city sites, and if you want to learn how to prepare some traditional dishes opt for their Full Day Tour where you head to a charming small town outside of the capital to cook a three course meal with all your fresh market produce! 10% OFF Make sure you come hungry! USD dollars and Credit Cards accepted

HOSTAL BELLA 269 BOUTIQUE

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Bellavista 269, Recoleta. (02) 7327894 reservas@hostalbella269.com www.hostalbella269.com

This modern and chic hostal takes backpacking to another level. With brand new, specially designed rooms with beds that are actually good for your back, you can take your pick between five rooms from private doubles or a triple (en-suite and with satelite TV), to a boys dorm, a girls dorm or a mixed dorm (all private bathrooms). This lovingly restored 90 year old house has 3 levels and a panoramic view of the city and the San Cristóbal hill and is located in the heart of Bellavista, next to the Fine Arts Museum, shops and bars with the metro 5 mins away. The helpful staff can help book all your excursions, but you might want to stay in occassionally for their film nights, patio (with BBQ) and common areas, pool table, wide screen TV/DVD, play station, large kitchen and weekly tarot card reading! 10% OFF with

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SANTIAGO PLAZA DE ARMAS HOSTEL

Compañía 960, apt 607. Downtown (02) 6714436 hostel@plazadearmashostel.com www.plazadearmashostel.com

Situated on Santiago’s main square, Plaza de Armas Hostel has one of the best locations in town. Travellers can enjoy prime views of the cathedral and the 1541 Plaza de Armas from any of the historic hostel’s terraces. Originally 10% OFF with built in 1886 as a luxury hotel, it’s now the backpackers Get South turn to enjoy the large, tall ceilinged rooms (privates and dorms) - all at hostel prices. You can practically walk everywhere from here but if you want a bit of guidance, join one of their free city tours (every day except Sunday). There’s plenty to keep you busy in the hostel too with weekly asados, regular activities (pub crawls, winery and mountain excursions, and more), and communal spaces and kitchen to chill out in. Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

HOSTAL AMAZONAS

Av. Vicuña Mackenna 47. Plaza Italia (next to the Argentina Embassy) (02) 6351631 reservas@hostalrioamazonas.cl www.hostalrioamazonas.cl

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Hostal Río Amazonas is located just 2 blocks from the main metro station, Baquedano, close to the city’s main attractions and happening neighbourhoods. The hostel is a charming large house with stained glass windows, hardwood floors, acoustic insulation, a nice open patio and well decorated lounge areas. All rooms are private and have ensuite bath (no dorms, bunk beds or shared bathrooms here!). They fit from 1 to 5 people and have central heating, TV and telephone. Personally attended by its owners and English and French-speaking staff, this hostel has a warm family atmosphere where you’ll be served a homemade continental breakfast. 10% off at check in They provide services of laundry, bar, book exchange, with Get South! airport shuttle, tours, car or bike rental and free parking. With a Quality Service Certification for three years and the same price throughout, they invite you to Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards check out Río Amazonas yourself!

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SANTIAGO THE BELLA

Dardignac 0184 - info@bellavistahostel.com (02) 7328737 - www.bellavistahostel.com

LA CHIMBA HOSTEL

E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262 - info@lachimba.com (02) 7358978 - www.lachimba.com

These two funky and artsy hostels are located in the Bellavista neighborhood, an area full of bars and restaurants so everything is right at your doorstep, but far enough away so that it’s quiet if you want to sleep! You can chill out in the large living rooms with satellite TV, have a drink on the outside terraces or prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchens. The hostels put on asados*, wine tastings, salsa lessons and both have dorms and private rooms, the majority with shared bath. 10% OFF with Get South

These places have a great vibe and there is always good music playing. Any one of the bilingual staff can help you see and do everything in Santiago! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

HAPPY HOUSE HOSTEL Moneda 1829. Barrio Brasil (02) 6884849 This stylish hostel is in a restored early info@happyhousehostel.cl 20th century mansion in Santiago’s www.happyhousehostel.cl bohemian Brasil neighborhood. It is just a 5-minute walk from the Los Héroes subway station, and very close to countless bus stops, great bars and delicious ethnic restaurants. Get that extra privacy that you’ve been craving without sacrificing the fun, social environment, staying in one of their many private rooms. Dorms are also available. All rooms have been tastefully decorated, fusing the neoclassical architecture with modern natural wood accents. This hostel also has an outdoor Jacuzzi, a pool, a rooftop patio, multiple terraces, a backyard patio, underground wine cellar, TV room, interior and exterior bars and a kitchen open for guest use. Their bilingual staff is available 24/7 with great local tips! Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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SANTIAGO AMSTELHUIS APARTMENTS

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Calle Viña del Mar 039. Plaza Italia Cell: (09) 81513022 info@amstelhuischili.com www.amstelhuischili.com

Tired of the hostel scene and looking for some privacy and comfort? Amstelhuis is perfect, its self contained apartments have everything you need for a short or long stay. They have rooms for 1, 2 or 3 people, all with comfy spring box mattresses, high quality sheets, a down comforter, private bath with towels, a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, telephone and made service. The fridge is full of free drinks and snacks, and they even give you a cell phone to use during your stay! Located in convenient Providencia, steps away from Baquedano Metro station, it’s also on one of the most beautiful streets in Santiago, with unique houses that are hard to find anywhere else. Make sure you email or phone beforehand to make a reservation. The owners are very helpful and speak English and Dutch. Internet - Wi-Fi

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CASALTURA - The Boutique Hostel San Antonio 811. Downtown (02) 6335076 CasAltura is a 2-story, boutique hostel in info@casaltura.com a restored 1912 neoclassical building right www.casaltura.com in downtown Santiago. Here, you’ll be just beside the Parque Forestal, a block from the Central Market for great Chilean seafood, and two blocks away from the metro stop at the Plaza de Armas. Walk around to all the great historic and heritage areas, or simply relax in the hostel’s TV room, around the foosball table or on the rooftop terrace with BBQ grill and great panoramic views of downtown and the Andes. Choose from private (twin or matrimonial) or shared rooms and enjoy the onsite amenities like laundry, lockers, open kitchen, tourist 15% Off information and use of quality towels, with linens and comfy mattresses. Get South Spanish and English spoken! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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PICHILEMU PICHILEMU Pichilemu is a surfer’s paradise: sick waves, laid back charm and a great party scene. A sleepy surfer town most of the year, it really steps up a notch in the Summer months when crowds pour in for the wild beaches and even wilder beach parties. But there is more than just the waves... During the day, meander through the town visiting the street markets (a great veg/fruit market Wed & Fri mornings), San Andres de Ciruelos church and museum and the beaches in the town. Along the beachfront is the old promenade, former casino (with changing art exhibitions) and the pretty gardens designed by local legend Agustin Ross Edwards who tried to turn the town into a resort for Santiago’s rich. Don’t miss the small chapel underneath the park: carved out of the rocks, it is a strange homage to the Virgin Mary and molten candle wax. For more solitude and a cool crowd, head 6km out of town to the famous Punta de Lobos – where the surf really picks up and the beer bottle clink at sunset. This picturesque rock peninsula creates an ideal barrier from the wind and one of the world’s greatest surf rips harvesting waves of 15 meters, attracting top surfers and hosting championships in October and December. This is also a great place for whale spotting and bird watching and it is on the way to the salt flats, heated baths, large lake (with exotic flora) and some great trekking (20 mins from the centre). For an adrenaline hit, try canopying across the beach, taking kitesurf or surf lessons.

HOSTAL PUNTA DE LOBOS If you are in Pichelemu to surf, watch the surf or just enjoy the view, Hostal Punta de Lobos is the perfect place. With dorm-style rooms with shared bath or private cabanas right on the beach you have an uninterrupted view of the sea and the revered Punta de Lobos rip (and whales in season). Set in the middle of Mother Nature with peaceful sea-view terraces, this is the place to relax… but also to party! The hostal organises BBQs, bonfires and visits to the local beach parties and clubs. Internet

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Sector Medialuna Catrianca n/n Punta de Lobos (09) 87200671 hostalpuntadelobos@gmail.com www.hostalpuntadelobos.cl During the day you can take advantage of the free bikes to explore the area or get your toes wet with a surfing or kite surfing lesson or trek the nearby hills. Let your hair down and get your flip flops on! Free transfer from bus terminal (taxi fare taken off of accommodation) + Stay 4 night and get 1 free with Get South!


VILLARRICA VILLARRICA Villarrica is a charming Chilean town on Lake Villarrica about a half hour west of Pucón. While it’s less touristy than Pucón, there are many great excursions in the area, which include climbing the Villarrica volcano, mountain biking at its base, swimming in the lake, soaking in the hot springs, whitewater rafting and fishing in the Toltén River, horseback riding in the Huincacara region and hiking in the Huerquehue and Villarrica National Parks. Apart from the volcano, the town is well known for its wooden handcrafts and furniture industry. You can find either in the many markets sprinkled throughout town. The region is also rich with Mapuche culture. There are two museums celebrating the Mapuche people. You’ll also find a Ruca at the market, a traditional Mapuche home. In the summer months, there are many places to eat their cuisine and see their traditional dances and ceremonies. While in Villarrica don’t miss a stroll along the waterfront, the relaxing area beaches like Playa Blanca, or the gorgeous sunsets at Canelo lookout point. LA TORRE SUIZA Francisco Bilbao 969 (045) 411213 After 14 years in Villarrica, La Torre Suiza info@torresuiza.com has had an energy injection under new www.torresuiza.com management since December 2010. Run by a Chilean-Swiss couple experienced in tourism, who lived in the Atacama Desert for the last five years, this cozy wooden chalet has an 8 bed dormitory, several double rooms with shared bathrooms and three double rooms with private bathrooms. To satisfy that traveller appetite, they serve Swiss buffet style breakfast and the open kitchen is available for the cooks in us all. Lockers, book exchange, free Wi-Fi and Internet, mountain bike rental and plenty of recommendations from their multilingual staff (German, Spanish, English, Italian and French speaking) making sure that you get the most out of your stay. 10% off if you stay for 3 or more nights with Get South! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi –

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PUCON PUCON Undisputed capital of adventure tourism and nature in Chile, Pucón has an enticing mix of lakes, waterfalls, volcanoes, national parks and hot springs. The highlight is definitely climbing the Villarrica Volcano, the smoking monster that dominates the scenery and is one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. You can actually climb to the top and peer into the crater to see the molten lava! After, head to one of many hot springs in the area and soak your tired muscles or relax swimming and sunbathing in Villarrica Lake, which also offers many water sport activities. Adrenaline junkies should try white water rafting down the Trancura River. Its class 4 rapids are guaranteed to get your heart beating! Anything you may want to do - from cycling, skydiving, trekking, horseback riding, canyoning, hydrospeed, canopy, skiing to snowboarding - you’ll find it here! Winter to summer Pucón is a backpacker and adventure tourism haven that has activities for everybody! ORIGINAL DONDE GERMAN HOSTEL Las Rosas 590 Pucón is a beautiful place to enjoy the (045) 442444 outdoors and with Donde German’s info@dondegerman.cl big garden and its view of the smoking www.dondegerman.cl volcano you can enjoy the outdoors even while inside your accommodation. This big wooden house offers spacious private rooms (some ensuite and with cable TV), a 4 bed dorm and a private apartment, so that you can relish in some privacy and feel at home in the flower-filled garden and using the communal spaces and kitchen. But the staff here knows that you came to Pucón to explore the great outdoors and their own travel agency can organize volcano treks, thermal pool visits, rafting and bicycle rental for you. Internet - Wi-Fi

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PUCON BACKPACKERS HOSTEL & AGENCY

Palguin 695 (045) 441417 info@backpackerspucon.com www.backpackerspucon.com

Backpackers Hostel & Agency is your insiders guide to discover all the natural attractions of Pucón! The hostel is next to the JAC bus terminal, just two blocks from the centre of the city and within walking distance to supermarkets and the lake. It has ensuite double rooms and dorms for 2, 3 and 5 people. Every backpacker loves a good self-service kitchen and after lots of travel, laundry service and fresh bath towels are a dream! You can watch the sunrise on a hike up to the crater of Villarrica Volcano or get an adrenaline rush paddling the white water rapids of the Trancura River. Their travel agency has more tour options than gadgets in a Swiss Army knife and their friendly staff speaks Spanish, English, and French! 5% discount on accommodation & tours with Get South!

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CASA SAT Y A PUCON Blanco Encalada 190 - PUCON cpassavant@gmail.com Come to rest your body, mind and (045) 444093 / 085217150 / 084220368 spirit at Casa Satya. If you’re www.casasatya.com looking for a tranquil place to take in nature, meet fellow travellers and Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi have a glass of Chilean wine, this is the place for you. It is located a few metres from the TurBus terminal and a supermarket and less than a 10-minute walk to downtown and the lake beach. In this beautiful 2 storey wooden house with a gorgeous garden and volcano views, room options are doubles and triples with shared or private bath. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a comfy living room with TV. After an exhausting day touring the area, you’ll love their in-house therapeutic/relaxation/shiatsu massages, meditation and reiki sessions! English, Spanish, French and German spoken. Free welcome drink (fruit juice or beer) or 10% off accommodation with Get South!

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OSORNO OSORNO The city of Osorno is surrounded by lakes, volcanoes and rivers; located just 250 km away from Bariloche (Argentina) and 90 km from Puerto Varas. The landscape is dominated by the perfectly cone shaped Osorno Volcano that the daring (and fit) can try hiking. The city has about 220,000 inhabitants and offers a wide range of attractions like the Plaza de Armas, historical museum, San Mateo Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Rahue View Point and the Rahue and Pedro Aguirre Cerda Markets. The surrounding areas are full of natural beauty and outdoor activities. Llanquihue and Puyehue Lakes are beautiful to visit, as is the Puyehue National Park, which has great trekking and unique flora, fauna and waterfalls. Visit the coastline villages of Bahia Mansa, TrilTril, Maicolpué and Pucatrihue with white sand beaches. Caleta Cóndor is a secluded Huilliche community that is protected by the WWF, reachable only by boat, helicopter or a 10-hour walk. In winter go skiing/ snowboarding at the Antillanca Ski Resort and soak in the Aguas Calientes or Puyehue hot springs.

HOSTAL VERMONT

Toribio Medina 2020 (064) 247030 This laid-back and cozy hostel is set in a info@hostalvermont.cl two-story house, within walking distance of www.hostalvermont.cl supermarkets, bakeries and an open market all week that gets huge on Saturdays. It has four bedrooms (dorms and privates) all with shared bathrooms, and also two new cabins for up to four people. Make a meal in their communal kitchen, swing low on the hammocks, make the most of the BBQ area or hang out in the living room with bar to chat with like-minded travellers and stroke the hostel pets. Sirce, the owner, can help you with excursions all year round, from summer hiking to winter snowboarding, and ask about bike or tent hire. It’s not just a hostel, it’s a great meeting place for backpackers, independent travellers and artists! Internet Wi-Fi

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PUERTO VARAS PUERTO VARAS On the shores of Llanquihue Lake, Puerto Varas is an adventure tourism hot spot located just 20 km from Puerto Montt, with buses shuttling between the two almost every five minutes. It’s a jaw-dropping place where you can admire both Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes’ snow-capped peaks while partaking in many adventure activities. Try to stay in the boat while white water rafting, scream your lungs out canyoning in the Blanco River or attempt to summit one of the volcanoes. Nearby lies the Vincent Pérez Rosales National Park, a great place to mountain bike, hike, canopy, horseback ride or sea kayak in the Lago de Todos Los Santos. Northeast of Puerto Varas lies the tranquil town of Ensenada where you can sail and sport fish to your heart’s content. From here, continue on along the Petrohué River to hike the forests and soak in the hot springs and to witness the beautiful Saltos de Petrohué, a series of waterfalls formed via erosion of the black volcanic rock, basalt. Cochamó Valley is another nature-rich area just 90 km from Puerto Varas where climbers try to conquer the 1,200 m granite walls. There you can get your hiking boots dirty amongst 3,000-year-old trees and Andean ice melt streams.

HUELLA ANDINA EXPEDITIONS

Ruta Internacional 225 km 39.5 ENSENADA Huella Andina is a young and professional Cel: +569 75487967 company with plenty of experience run by info@huellandina.com brothers Matías and José Miguel. www.huellandina.com They specialize in trekking and climbing the facebook.com/huellandina Osorno and Calbuco volcanos, can take you ice climbing, swinging from canopy lines or walking 10% off adventure through Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. tours with Get South! All the equipment and ropes they trust with their own lives, so you can be sure you are in good hands too. With small groups, you can get to know your other adventurers and feel good about limiting your environmental impact on visiting one of the most stunning Open mountain ranges in the World. all year To have a full volcano experience they also offer a special tour round! where you can climb all the main volcanos of the region! They are located in Ensenada, only 40kms from Puerto Varas on the way to Osorno volcano, with regular bus service.

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PUERTO VARAS HOSTAL COMPASS DEL SUR A Chilean hostel with Scandinavian flair! Swedish, English, German and spanish spoken.

Klenner 467 (065) 232044 info@compassdelsur.cl www.compassdelsur.cl

Compass del Sur is set in picturesque Puerto Varas in a classic colonial house with large private rooms and dorms, including single, double, twin, triple, quadruple and quintuple, a pretty garden patio (with camping space and free parking), a fully equipped kitchen and a cozy ‘internet’ lounge. Get a good night’s rest in the box spring beds and wake up to a hearty breakfast with homemade bread. Compass is located in a peaceful, historic barrio* by the park, train station and 5 minutes from the lake, downtown and bus station. You can book all the regular excursions here, as well as their own which are guided by the trilingual Breakfast - Internet owner. Compass also offers laundry service, Wi-Fi - Credit Cards airport pick up and bike & car rental. HOSTAL CASA AZUL

Manzanal 66 corner Rosario (065) 232904 casaazul@telsur.cl www.casaazul.net

Charming wood walls and beautiful details make this hostel as cozy as it is harmonious. Find your Chi in the Japanese Garden amongst Bonsai trees and a rainbow of Koi Fish, or test your language skills with the German–Chilean family who also speaks English. It’s just a 5 minutes walk from the city center and Lake Llanquihue, with beautiful views of the Osorno Volcano. They offer dorms or private rooms with single, double and twin beds with private or shared bathrooms. All rooms have central heating, so you will stay toasty warm in winter. The laundry service, fully equipped kitchen and book exchange are nice benefits. You’ll love the buffet breakfast, complete with whole wheat bread, their special müsli, eggs and bottomless coffee cups. Yum! Internet - Wi-Fi

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PUERTO VARAS VICKI JOHNSON - Fine Foods & Gifts

Santa Rosa 318 (65) 232240 Don’t leave Puerto Varas until you have had tienda@vicki-johnson.com the best chocolate in Chile! www.vicki-johnson.com Californian-born Vicki Johnson’s shop is the perfect place to get your chocolate hit! She uses pure Belgian chocolate, try the famous 70% origen bars. This handmade haven also has local handicrafts, hand knit sweaters, wood carvings and shawls, as well as a lovely line of homemade local gourmet products including liquers, ulmo honey, gunnera chutney, jams, preserves and a fine line of merken. Ideally located, her shop is just off the 10% OFF main Plaza. with Get South

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O’Higgins 608 (065) 231521 reservas@vicki-johnson.com www.vicki-johnson.com/guesthouse

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Fancy a night in a large, historic house? This lovingly restored 1926 guesthouse still has the original construction, but with all the comforts of home. Come here for a cozy stay in one of the ensuite bedrooms and enjoy a delicious, homemade breakfast with your fellow travellers. Their “famous” breakfast includes daily variations of french toast, pancakes, or kucken, fresh ground coffee, seasonal fruit, and homemade bread and marmalades. Three blocks from town, you are close to all the best restaurants and bars, but also have the option to peacefully enjoy the patio and garden. The friendly staff of The Guest House help make you feel at 10% OFF home, so sit back and relax. with Get South

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PUERTO VARAS PACHAMAGUA

Del Rosario 1111 (065) 542080 / 92083660 If you’ve never tried canyoning, allow info@pachamagua.com the expert guides of Pachamagua to www.pachamagua.com introduce you. You will have a blast Skype: pachamagua slipping and sliding down natural Facebook: pachamagua canyoning waterfalls into fresh pools of water! They also offer tons of other tours in half, full and multiday. Check them out! Excursions run from October to April and include: - Half or full day Canyoning in Blanco River - Rafting Petrohué River - Canopy & caving in Volcano Osorno - Sea kayaking in Llanquihue Lake or the Reloncaci Estuary - Horseback riding in Volcano Calbuco or the Cochamó Valley - Mountain biking through Solitario (half day) or Llanquihue Lake - Ascent Volcano Osorno or Calbuco

- Scuba diving in Metri - Visit to Termas de Callao for boat and horseback rides - Adventures through the Lake Region - Different trekking options

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PUERTO MONTT Because of its strategic location, Puerto Montt is the distribution centre and connecting point to most of the tourist destinations in the south, including Chiloé Island and the famous Carretera Austral (southern road). You’ll find the Tepual International Airport, the ferry port and a main bus station here in this capital of the Lakes Region. If you want to go to Ayacara or Chaitén (to get to Futaleufú) look up Naviera Austral (www.navieraustral.cl). They also connect Chaitén with Quellón and futher south. Navimag ferry is another large ferry company whose trips are almost always fully booked in summer, so reserve ahead if you have a strict itinerary. Navimag offers trips to Puerto Chacabuco (1 day) as well as all the way to Puerto Natales (3 days). Winding through the islands and fjords, these cruises amongst the glaciers are enough of a reason to book the trip, if not to get to the actual towns. It’s important to note that there is only one long-distance Navimag ferry per week, which leaves on Fridays. Check www.navimag.com for the full schedules and to reserve (10% off with Get South!). While you’re waiting for your ship to come in, don’t miss walking along the Pelluco Beach or having an amazing (and cheap) seafood meal at the Angelmó market. While you’re there, visit the artisan market and cross to Tenglo Island by boat and hike up its nature trail to the top for a great view of Puerto Montt and the Osorno, Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes.

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PUERTO MONTT HOUSE ROCCO BACKPACKER

Pudeto 233 corner Ecuador (065) 272897 This quiet, little hostel is conveniently hospedajerocco@gmail.com located close to all the Puerto Montt www.hospedajerocco.cl connections. Just 5 blocks from the bus station, 3 blocks from the Navimag ferry port, and 7 blocks from the fish market. Get comfy with other travellers in the shared rooms or enjoy some solitude in one of the private rooms with double beds, all with shared bathrooms. The hostel is exceptionally clean! Muddy shoes are removed at the door and flip-flops are provided to wear around the house. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy living room with Wi-Fi and a smoking porch. Laundry service is available. Over a delicious breakfast (with only real coffee), the owner, Ver贸nica, will give you enough information to fill a trekking backpack! Free welcome coffee, tea or juice! ALTERNATUR

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Alberto Goecke 568 Cell: (09) 84520515 info@turpuertomontt.com www.turpuertomontt.com

ALTERNATUR gives you the chance to really get to know the genuine Chilean Patagonia by seeing the rural culture, natural life and authentic traditions of Puerto Montt and the region. Focusing on ethnotourism, ecotourism and agrotourism the different tours including seagull routes, fisherman routes, lumberjack routes and lake routes will help you to see the different mixes of culture in the zones including the german influence and the simple way of life of people living by the sea. As well as tours to the mystical island of Chiloe, lakes, national parks and different communities, you can also 10% OFF do trekking, horseriding, fly with Get South fishing, kayaking or visit the penguins! Tours can be booked by email or phone.

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CHILOE ISLAND - ANCUD CHILOE ISLAND - ANCUD Chiloé is a string of 40 islands, the largest of which is Isla Grande de Chiloé. Of its 150 wooden churches scattered across the islands, 16 have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ancud is the entryway to explore the island, located 90km south of Puerto Montt. It’s a pretty seaside town with a bustling fishing port. In town you can find many attractions: the Plaza de Armas with the Museo Regional de Ancud just off the plaza, with an interesting collection of the early history of Chiloé and a replica of a small sailing ship La Goleta Ancud. The Mercado Municipal (town market) is a great place to sample the exquisite Chilote seafood and buy local handcrafts. 800m from the plaza is the Fort San Antonio (built in 1770) with great ocean views, which was Spain’s last stronghold in Chile after the War of Independence. Another old fort looking out onto the sea is Fuerte Ahuí. 28km away on a dirt road, Magellan and Humboldt penguins coexist at the renowned Pinguineras de Puñihuil penguin colony. These penguin colonies are on three small islands and you can go round in guided boat trips from September to March. Chepu (38km south-west) has beautiful landscapes of beaches, rivers and wetlands. From the river’s estuary you can trek along the long beach where after a 2hr-walk (aprox.) you’ll reach the penguin colony at Ahuenco. From Ancud you can easily go on to explore Chiloé National Park.

HOSTAL MUNDO NUEVO

Av. Costanera Salvador Allende 748 ANCUD (065) 628383 hostal@newworld.cl www.newworld.cl

Hostel Mundo Nuevo is right on the sea front, just one block from the main plaza and the bus terminal Cruz del Sur. Uniquely, the wood constructed hostel uses a solar power for its hot water and has a large glass greenhouse outside. There are all kinds of accommodations – from dorms, singles, and doubles with shared bath, to ensuite rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds. Even better, they all have a view of the ocean! Relax on the seaview terrace, snuggle up in the cozy living room, or cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen. The owner speaks Spanish, English and German and can help you Stay 3 nights & get with detailed information a 10% off with Get and maps for biking and South! (not combined Breakfast hiking tours. Internet - Wi-Fi with other promotions)

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CHILOE ISLAND - ANCUD 13 LUNAS HOSTEL

Los Carrera 855 ANCUD (065) 622106 contacto@13lunaschile.com www.13lunas.cl www.13lunaschile.com

Chiloé is the kind of island that you end up wanting to spend a lot of time on, and recently opened 13 Lunas Hostel is ideal for home comfort. With sparkling new facilities including a large living room with cable TV, fully equipped kitchen and comfy new beds you can be sure to get some good rest. Right in front of the bus station and only a few blocks from the sea front and the main plaza, this 1947 house/hostel is ideally located as a base to explore the beautiful island. The friendly bi-lingual team can help you get out and about, but make sure you also take advantage of the BBQ and terrace with a sea view, while you stay in one of the dorms, private doubles or wheelchair accessible private rooms. 10% off or 5th night free with Get South!

VERDE MAR

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Maipú 650, 2nd floor, local 207 ANCUD Verde Mar is a unique tour operator who Cel: (09) 85784726 verdemartours@gmail.com wants to offer unforgettable experiences in amazing Chiloe and let tourists enjoy www.verdemartours.blogspot.com “The Art of Travel”. Offering tours to see the penguins, national parks, Castro, Dalcahue, adventure tours on bikes or kayaks, cultural tours and volunteer programs - there’s a lot to pick from! They promote the concept of sustainable tourism, giving you a chance to meet local people, in order to see not just the postcard image, but the real Chiloe. And don’t worry about languages, the owner speaks six - so chances are she can help you out! Verde Mar office is located on the 2nd floor of 13 Lunas hostel but you can also find them at Café Arte Nerudiano - an ideal hangout where you can chill out in their cosy art cafe, inspired by Neruda, and find out about local artistic and cultural activites while tucking into coffee, cakes and cocktails! 10% off tours and the cafe with Credit cards, USD and euros accepted! Get South!

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CHILOE ISLAND - CASTRO CHILOE ISLAND - CASTRO Castro, 87km south of Ancud, is the capital of Chiloe and the third oldest city in Chile, after Santiago and La Serena. On the Plaza de Armas is the San Francisco Church, which was constructed out of wood by local craftsmen in around 1910. Visit the port, artisan fair, and be sure to check out the “palafitos” or wooden houses built on stilts above the water. The Museo Regional contains artefacts from the aboriginal tribes that inhabitated the island before the arrival of the Spanish. Twenty km northeast of Castro, Dalcahue is an important artisan centre. Browse through handcrafts and the local market, and don’t miss the Sunday “Feria de Dalcahue” artisan fair. From Dalcahue you can take a boat to Quinchao Island where you can visit the Santa Maria de Loreto Church, the oldest on the archipelago. Chiloé National Park runs along the western coast. Cooler and wetter than the eastern coast, this park is an ecosystem that includes dunes, Valdivian temperate rain forests, swamps and peat bogs. Take a traditional or mountain bike tour or go camping and trek on your own for a few days. Twenty five km southwest of Castro you can visit Chonchi, “the town of the three floors” because it was built on a hill.

CHILOETNICO

Ernesto Riquelme 1228 Palafitos de Gamboa sector - CASTRO (09) 68492618 / (09) 74917455 info@chiloetnico.cl www.chiloetnico.cl

Let Chiloétnico show you Chiloé’s jaw-dropping national parks, nearby islands, unique architecture of the wooden houses and marvelous churches. They run excursions all year round, including mountain biking, trekking, horseback riding, kayaking, as well as historical and tailor made tours. Rent camping equipment and a mountain bike (always the latest model) to explore the island on your own. Located just 7 minutes from Castro’s main plaza, the fantastic Chiloétnico guides (who speak English, Spanish and German) will give you all kinds of local knowledge about the 10% OFF with culture, history and environment. By Get South the time you leave, you’ll already be US Dollars and Euros accepted planning your return trip!

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CHILOE ISLAND - CASTRO PALAFITO HOSTEL The famous Palafitos de Gamboa waterfront is speckled with traditional houses on stilts called “palafitos”. One of these charming little bungalows is home to Palafito Hostel, located just 10 minutes from the Plaza de Armas. The antique outside doesn’t prepare you for the absolutely stunning and completely renovated interior. Inside are 8 rooms, private and dormitory, each with private bathrooms.

Ernesto Riquelme 1210 Palafitos de Gamboa sector - CASTRO (065)531008 palafitohostel@gmail.com www.palafitohostel.com Two of the double-bed rooms have balconies with spectacular views to the Gamboa River. The kitchen is well equipped for any culinary endeavor and the common areas will keep you well entertained with books and board games. Ask the friendly staff about fishing, horseback riding and all the excursions available. Stay 3 nights and get 10% off with Get South!

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CARRETERA AUSTRAL Stretching from Puerto Montt down to Villa O’Higgins, the Carretera Austral, or “Southern Highway”, this region of Chile may be named after a road but there is much more to it than a long stretch (over 1200km) of bumpy gravel: this is one of the country’s most outstandingly beautiful areas with thick rainforests, stunning fjords, unbelievable glaciers, crystal blue lakes and rivers, snow-capped volcanoes, ancient trees, soothing hot springs, narrow canals and rugged mountains. Nature lovers will delight in Parque Los Alerces de Lenca with staggeringly old, native alerce trees and Parque Pumalín, a private park owned by an eco-friendly US millionaire who is conserving one of the world’s last large temperate rainforests with stunning forests, hot springs, waterfalls, streams, a volcano, a lake and an organic farm. If you want some action on your travels, Futaleufú, a pretty pastelpainted village with a stunning mountain backdrop, is a great base for dabbling in some world-class white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, fishing, horseriding and trekking.

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CARRETERA AUSTRAL If you have hot springs on your mind then don’t miss Llancahue island’s 50ºC waters (catch a ferry from the small village Hornopirén where you can also visit the perfectly conical Hornopirén Volcano); and the luxurious baths at Termas de Puyuhuapi set between a fjord and rainforest (and only accessible by boat from Puyuhuapi). Further south you can get your fill of cool ice with gravity defying hanging glaciers: Ventisquero Colgante, on Queulat National Park, wedged between two mountains and ending in two thundering waterfalls and an iceberg-littered lagoon. A must is a visit to the amazing San Rafael Glacier, spilling into the broad Laguna San Rafael, reached by a memorable boat trip from Puerto Chacabuco through lagoons, forests and icebergs. Coyhaique, the region’s capital, is the only place along the Carretera Austral that offers a wide range of services. There is an airport in Balmaceda, 55km south. The Southern Road ends in the town of Villa O’ Higgins, just a step away from Campo de Hielo Sur. For further information: www.recorreaysen.cl or www.exploreaysen.com.

VILLA O’HIGGINS Villa O’Higgins is the point of entry to the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields and marks the end of the Southern Highway. It is surrounded by stunning mountain treks to visit the lakes and awe-inspiring glaciers either by foot or on horseback. Wildlife is abundant here with plenty of animals and birds to keep the binoculars secured around your neck and if you fancy a spot of fishing, there are some world-class sport fishing areas. This small village has an airport, several guesthouses and a few shops, bars and restaurants. There are no banks or ATMs, but some businesses accept U.S. dollars. Credit cards are not accepted, so make sure you bring plenty of cash! Exploring this small town (of only 500 inhabitants!) helps you relax completely especially as there is no cell phone reception or Internet cafés. In the summer (Dec-Feb) there are regular boats from Villa O’Higgins over the O’Higgins Lake (the site of one of the four largest glaciers in South America) to Candelario Mansilla. From Candelario Mansilla it is possible to cross the border into Argentina via a footpath (there is no road here) to El Chaltén. This is an adventurous route which can be travelled combining bus, boat, trekking, horseriding or bike - but you cannot cross by car, 4x4 or motorbike.

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VILLA O’HIGGINS ROBINSON CRUSOE - Deep Patagonia Lodge Carretera Austral Km. 1.240 Robinson Crusoe invites you to live a Villa O’Higgins spiritual experience riding the waves of GLACIER LAKE (O’HIGGINS) on their vessel (02) 3341504 / (067) 431821 info@RobinsonCrusoe.com towards the imposing “GREAT GLACIER” at www.RobinsonCrusoe.com the base of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field plateau; one of the largest glaciers of the Southern Hemisphere. Its spectacular front wall rises 260 feet above the lake, and stretches 2 miles in length. With different all inclusive packages - which can include a comfortable rest in the warmth of the Robinson Crusoe Deep Patagonia Lodge at Villa O’Higgins, offering exceptional space for contemplation and reflection - explore amazing pristine sceneries with Robinson Crusoe! Ask about border crossing to / from El Chaltén and O’Higgins Glacier Lake navigation.

PUERTO NATALES This getaway is the point of entry to the world renowned Torres del Paine National Park, a mammoth park that was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The park is a hikers paradise that will blow your mind when you see its flora and fauna, lakes and rivers, frozen glacier fields and amazing scenery. Day trips are available, as well as multiple day hiking trips to the famous “W” circuit or farther. You can take your own equipment and food for camping or stay in one of the refugios (mountain lodges) that offer shared accommodation, food, some with small convenience stores and camping gear to rent.Other options to enjoy the park include picnicking, sport fishing, kayaking, mountain climbing and more. While you’re based in Puerto Natales, plan an excursion to the Milodón Cave, an archaeological site named after the milodón, a now extinct animal whose remains were found in the cave. Climb to the summit of Dorotea Sierra, to get a great panorama of the town as well as the fjords and mountains in the area. Visit Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and take a boat trip to feel tiny next to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers.

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PUERTO NATALES T IN HOUSE PATAGONIA

Miraflores 616 (061) 614201 reservas@tinhousepatagonia.com www.tinhousepatagonia.com

This cozy and intimate house-style hostel is a great place to stay before and after leaving for an excursion in Torres del Paine. With only three bedrooms (two doubles, and one with two bunk beds - all with heating and shared bathrooms) and completely managed and run by its owners, this is certainly a place where you can hang up your coat and boots, and chill out. Enjoy the comfy commodities, your own kitchen and the unique tin and wood structure in this 50’s built house (recently refurbished in 2010) right in the centre of town. Tin House Patagonia has their own travel agency so you can get the best advice and reserve for top tours around the area for trekking, 10% OFF horseback riding, kayaking, visiting with the glaciers and more. Breakfast Get South Internet - Wi-Fi Closed June - August

PUNTA ARENAS Punta Arenas is the southernmost (continental) city in South America located on the shores of the Magellan Strait. Despite its remoteness, it has the most developed urban centre in Chilean Patagonia. Wander around downtown Plaza de Armas, dig your camera out to get a panoramic shot of the city from the Mirador del Cerro* de la Cruz, take advantage of their tax-free shopping centre (Zona Franca), contemplate the city’s history in the ornate municipal cemetery, check out the monument to Magellan or the interesting museums (Maggiorino Borgatello, Regional, Armada de Chile, Militar Palacio Sara Braun and Instituto de la Patagonia). Venturing out of town, pretend your name is Ferdinand and kayak on the strait, travel to Isla Magdalena or Seno Otway and waddle like a penguin amongst thousands (October-March), or hike around what the native Patagones used to call “Devil’s Country” because of the rugged, volcanic landscape of Pali-Aike National Park.

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PUNTA ARENAS HOSTEL KEOKEN

Magallanes 209 (061) 244086 Hostel Keoken offers personalized service with info@hostelkeoken.cl a warm atmosphere close to the city center. www.hostelkeoken.cl It is a quiet, clean, tastefully decorated hostel with spacious rooms and soft, down comforters on the beds. All of the rooms are private ranging from single, double, twin, triple and quadruple with private or shared bathrooms. The English-speaking staff (from Dec. to Mar.) and the French & Italian-speaking owner 10% OFF can provide you with an exhaustive with amount of information about what Get South to do in Punta Arenas. Bonuses include breakfast, shared kitchen, air conditioning and heaters in the Breakfast Internet rooms, laundry service, towels, Wi-Fi Internet and cable TV. And the biggest bonus of all… sleeping in because check-out isn’t till 12 pm!

ADEL - RENT A CAR Y TURISMO

Pedro Montt 962 (061) 224819 info@adel.cl www.adel.cl

The best way to get around Punta Arenas and explore the area is through the luxury of your own car – go where you like, dictate your own time schedule and feel free! ADEL Rent a Car is located on the same block as the tourist office and will help you find your ideal transport – from small, economical cars right up to 4WD and SUVs. The bi-lingual staff will give you advice and information about driving around the area and if you hire a car for 3 days or more there is no mileage limit. So get your driving gloves on, and let loose in Patagonia!

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Uruguay, one of the smallest of the South American republics, is located by the Atlantic Ocean between Argentina and Brazil. Its population is about 3 million inhabitants, half of which live in the capital, Montevideo. Its 500 km (300 miles) of fine sandy beaches, forests, hills, hot springs, art festivals, numerous opportunities for sport and entertainment, and above all its people, make Uruguay an ideal place to visit all year round.

Highlights :: Colonia del Sacramento has a charming Barrio Histórico (historic quarter) that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. It has cobblestone streets built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and contains some brilliant examples of colonial architecture. Among the notable attractions around Plaza Mayor (main square) are: Museo Portugues, Museo de Azulejo (Tile Museum), Casa del Almirante Brown which houses Museo Municipal, Casa de Nacarello, Iglesia Matriz (Uruguay’s oldest church) and El Faro (the lighthouse). :: Montevideo’s architecture combines colonial, European and modern influences. The Ciudad Vieja (old City) is one of Montevideo’ major tourist attractions. It is also famous for its nightlife and its Saturday morning open market. The Puerta de la Ciudadela (Door to the Citadel), the Cabildo (the old town council hall), the Cathedral, the Plaza Matriz, Plaza Zabala and the Port Market (with excellent parrillas* and seafood restaurants) are fine examples of Uruguay’s colonial past. :: Punta del Este is the beach in vogue, full of restaurants, cultural activities and parties all year round. Some of its most famous beaches are Portezuelo, La Barra (15km from PDE) with its characteristic undulating bridge and the Manantiales beaches.

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URUGUAY José Ignacio (20km from Punta del Este) hosts the Playa Mansa (quiet beach), and the Playa Brava, with stronger surf and where most people prefer to spend the day. You can also visit the “The Hand in the Sand”, the hippie market, the old lighthouse and do a boat trip to Isla de Lobos. :: La Pedrera is a small and exclusive resort with beaches good for surfing, windsurfing, body-boarding, diving and sport fishing. It is the ocean’s outstanding beauty, encouraging waves, fine white sand and majestic rocks that make these beaches truly unique, despite the busy nightlife. In the south beach you can see an old rusted ship and in the main street you will find picturesque crafts stands and a variety of small shops and restaurants. :: Punta del Diablo is a charming fishing-surfing village around 300km from Montevideo and close to the Brazilian border. It has winding dirt streets with long stretches of empty sandy beaches to wander along and it is great for chilling out with a more nature-oriented and far less glamorous crowd than other beaches. You have a few forts nearby to visit, as well as Santa Teresa Park, also nearby and with great beaches.

SummerBus Hop-On Hop-Off

The best choice of transport between hostels

+598 42775781 info@summerbus.com www.summerbus.com

SummerBus is a Hop-On Hop-Off backpackers bus service that has no time limit on its ticket, so you can travel along the coast of Uruguay, whenever you like and start from anywhere on the route. You can visit 12 amazing destinations such as: Montevideo, La Paloma, La Pedrera, Cabo Polonio, Valizas, Aguas Dulces, Punta del Diablo, José Ignacio, Manantiales, La Barra, Punta del Este and Maldonado. They will pick you up and drop you off at the hostel of your choice, so Hop-On, sit back, relax and enjoy the landscapes while meeting other travellers! * The easiest way to travel the Uruguayan coast. * A fun way to meet people. * Very flexible, no limit of time or number of stops. * Really cheap, US$ 75 for 12 destinations on the Uruguayan coast. Buy your ticket online or through many hostels in Uruguay or Buenos Aires!

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URUGUAY EL VIAJERO HOSTEL & SUITES COLONIA Washington Barbot 164 This hostel has high ceilings with wide COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO skylights, neat fireplaces, cable TV and DVDs, +598 (0)52 22683 great BBQ area, a solarium and a hip bar info@elviajerocolonia.com offering delish food at night. There are private rooms and dorms, all ensuite and with A/C. Located 700 m away from the port and bus station, just a 100 m from the famous “Historical Town” declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and 1500 m from beautiful beaches! Bike rentals and horseback riding outings, FUN! EL VIAJERO CIUDAD VIEJA HOSTEL

Ituzaingo 1436 MONTEVIDEO El Viajero Ciudad Vieja Hostel is located a few +598 (0)2 9156192 steps away from the most attractive sites of the info@elviajeromontevideo.com city and has excellent nightlife at its doorstep. This 19th century two-storey house, offers comfy twin rooms and dorms with shared baths. What’s more, you get to use these amenities: 2 full kitchens, solarium and terrace, BBQ area, cable TV and a cool bar where weekly activities take place, including tango shows, pizza & chivitos nights and asado* & stadium outings. EL VIAJERO DOWNTOWN HOSTEL & SUITES This hostel is strategically located in downtown Soriano 1073 corner Paraguay MONTEVIDEO Montevideo, just 2 blocks from one of the +598 (0)2 9082913 main avenues (18 de Julio) and only 10 minutes info@elviajerodowntown.com from the main tourist attractions. Take your pick between their 12 ensuite private rooms or ensuite dorms. Free Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi in all 6 El Viajero Hostels!!

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All El Viajero Hostels follow the same concept, party hostels with young bilingual staff ready to share great info and fun times with you.

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URUGUAY Ruta 10 Km 164 EL VIAJERO MANANTIALES HOSTEL PUNTA DEL ESTE Located 20 minutes away from the centre of +598 (0)42 774427 Punta del Este and nearby surfer’s paradise info@elviajeropuntadeleste.com “Bikini Beach”. There are double rooms and dorms with lockers and shared baths. You can also use the complete kitchen and take in wonderful views from the 4 terraces. Get a tan at their swimming pool and deck with hammocks and solarium, or sit at their open-air bar while enjoying yummy food, drinks and good tunes. WARNING: it’s normally closed from April to October, so ask before getting there!

EL VIAJERO BRAVA BEACH HOSTEL & SUITES Av. Francia & Charrúa Convenientely located in the heart of Punta del PUNTA DEL ESTE Este, only 3 blocks from the bus station and +598 (0)42 480331 “Playa Brava” with the famous hand sculpture. info@elviajerobravabeach.com This hostel is just steps away from the main downtown tourist attractions: Gorlero street, the Yacht Club with its endless nightlife, Conrad Hotel, the lighthouse, artisan plaza and the trendy Punta beaches La Brava and La Mansa. They offer both ensuite private and shared rooms making this your beach paradise! EL VIAJERO LA PEDRERA HOSTEL & SUITES Calle 6 n/n (150m away the water tank) An ideal spot to rest and relax, LA PEDRERA surrounded by a forest and close +598 (0)47 92252 to the main street, bus stop and only info@elviajerolapedrera.com 500 m from the beach. This dreamy hostel offers double rooms with ensuite baths, dorms, wide common area, TV/DVD room, fully equipped kitchen with earth oven, grill and a bar. Catch some sun rays in the gorgeous garden or on the terrace with wooden deck. Surf lessons, bike rentals and daily dinners are taken care of by the friendly bilingual staff. WARNING: it’s normally closed from April to October, so ask before getting there!

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** Glossary** •Albergue / Hostal: hostel •Amigo: friend •Asado: barbeque •Barco: boat/ship •Barrio: neighborhood •Bodegas: wineries •Boliche: clubs, discos •Bosque: forest •Buceo: scuba diving •Buena onda: good vibe •Cabaña: cabin, cottage •Cabildo: old town hall •¿Cachai?: get it? (Chile) •Cancha: fútbol stadium •Cañón: canyon •Cardón: giant cactus •Cascada: waterfall •Castillo: castle •Cerro: hill •Ciudad: city •Che: hey •Chicas: girls •Choripán: sausage in a bun •Cordillera: mountain range •Desayuno: breakfast •Desierto: desert •Dulce de leche: caramel •Estancia: ranches •Estero: marshal •Fogón: bonfire •Fútbol: soccer, football •Gauchos: Argentinean cowboys, in Chile called “huasos” •Guanaco: small llama •Hospedaje: budget accommodation •Iglesia: church •Isla: island

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•Lago: lake •Laguna: lagoon •Locro: an Andean stew dish •Lomito: a tasty sandwich made with beef, chicken or pork •Mariscos: shellfish •Mate: traditional tea drunk from a gourd with a metal straw •Micro: local bus (Chile) •Milanesas: deep fried or oven baked breaded veal or chicken •Mina: mine, chick (girl) •Mochilero: backpacker •Montaña: mountain •Novio/a: boy/girlfriend •Ñandú: South American ostrich •Palacio: palace •Parque: park •Parrilla: grill •Peña: places to enjoy traditional music, dances and local food •Picada: local nibbles platter •Playa: beach •Plaza: square •Pololo/a: boy/girlfriend (Chile) •Porteño: Buenos Aires or Valparaíso native •Posada: inn •Pueblo: town •Puerto: port •Quebrada: gorge •Río: river •Salar / Salinas: salt flats •Teatro: theatre •Tren: train •Valle: valley •Vino: wine


nglish Dictionary ** ** Spanish-E BASIC Hello/Goodbye Yes/No Please Thank you (very much) You are welcome Excuse me I’m sorry (forgive me) Do you speak English? How much is it? What’s your name? My name is…

Hola / Adiós Sí/No Por favor (Muchas) Gracias De nada Perdón Disculpe Habla inglés? Cuánto cuesta? Cómo te llamas? Me llamo…

GETTING AROUND A qué hora sale/llega el próximo....? What time does the next … leave/arrive? barco boat colectivo bus (city) ómnibus / bus bus (intercity) Quisiera un pasaje de ida/ida y vuelta I would like a one-way/return ticket. Terminal de ómnibus Bus station Quisiera alquilar un auto/ bicicleta I’d like to hire a car/ bicycle Dónde está? Where is...? Cerca / Lejos Near / far

AROUND TOWN un banco un cajero automático el correo el centro la farmacia el locutorio la oficina de turismo la policía la comisaría A qué hora abre/cierra? Estoy perdido / a

A bank An ATM The post office Downtown Pharmacy The telephone centre The tourist office The police The police station What time does it open/close? I’m lost

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** Spanish-English Dictionary ** SIGNS Entrada / Salida Empuje / Tire Abierto / Cerrado Baños de hombres / mujeres

Entrance / Exit Push / Pull Open / Close Men / Women toilets

ACCOMMODATION Hotel Hostel / albergue / Hostal Camping Tiene habitaciones libres? una habitación individual una habitación doble dormis por una noche por dos noches Cuánto cuesta por noche/persona? Incluye desayuno?

Hotel Youth hostel Camping ground Do you have any rooms available? A single room A double room dorm for one night for two nights How much is it per night/person? Is breakfast included?

TIME & DAYS What time is it? Today / Tomorrow / Yesterday Morning / Afternoon / Evening Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Qué hora es? Hoy / Mañana / Ayer Mañana / Tarde / Noche Lunes Martes Miércoles Jueves Viernes Sábado Domingo

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Get South Año 5 - N°13 / January - June 2012 / Distribución gratuita - Free distribution PROPIEDAD & DIRECCIÓN: Irina Schugurensky - irina@getsouth.com COLABORACIÓN: Amanda Barnes - Jonatan Conti - Alejandro Damico REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL: 649667 AGRADECIMIENTOS: Quisiéramos agradecerles a todas las personas que nos apoyan y que confían en esta guía, especialmente a los anunciantes. Un agradecimiento especial al Sr. Sergio Andrade por toda su ayuda incondicional. MUCHAS GRACIAS!! INFORMACIÓN: El contenido de esta guía ha sido recopilado cuidadosamente e incluido de buena fe. No obstante ello, y si por un error involuntario, uno o más datos no coincidieran con la realidad, Get South no se responsabiliza de tales hechos y/o circunstancias. La información y contenido de los anuncios publicitarios son de exclusiva responsabilidad de los anunciantes. PUBLICIDAD: Para publicar en esta guía por favor contáctenos de las siguientes formas: Tel: +54 9 261 (15)5065695 – Email: info@getsouth.com - Web: www.getsouth.com DERECHOS RESERVADOS: Queda prohibida la reproducción total o parcial del contenido de la guía, por ningún método, sin expreso consentimiento del propietario. “La edición y circulación de mapas, cartas geográficas u otros impresos y documentos que se refieran o relacionen con los límites y fronteras de Chile, no comprometen , en modo alguno, al estado de Chile, de acuerdo con el Art. 2º letra g) del DFL Nº 83 de 1979 del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores.” Get South is supported by the advertisers displayed in the guidebook. However, Get South does not accept liability for any of the advertisers represented in this publication or on the web.

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