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  • well good morning good morning guys from Esquel we are any guys right and early today oh my

  • okay so it's quarter past seven we actually left the house at like 6:45 650

  • ish so yeah we're getting up right in early we've got a day of adventure ahead

  • yes an excursion we are super excited about we're going to be visiting Los Alerces National Park

  • which is meant to be beautiful or spending all day they

  • are taking the bus so we've booked a boat trip and we're gonna be cruising on

  • some spectacular lakes we're also going to be seeing a glacier

  • we're gonna see an ancient forest where the trees are 2700 years old in Los Alerces National Park yeah I'm

  • gonna be awesome can't wait to do it but first things

  • first this tour doesn't include transportation to the park so we getting

  • to the bus terminal bright in early if we got to purchase some local bus

  • tickets and yeah start the journey to get to the Los Alerces National Park well show you how it's

  • done

  • we were visiting a skel during low season so there was only one daily bus

  • with transport this is scale leaving in the early morning and returning in the

  • evening we make sure to arrive at the bus terminal one hour ahead of departure

  • to make sure we could get seats on the buses you can't reserve tickets ahead of

  • time and once they're gone they're gone as a tip you'll want to buy a round-trip

  • bus ticket so that the driver will see the seat for you on the way back there

  • were a few people who got stranded in the park because they hadn't bought

  • return tickets and the bus was packed later that night so don't wing it unless

  • you want to spend the night at one of the campsites even better friends a car

  • if you can good morning world I've had a series of lovely and little naps on the

  • drive over thankfully Sam was there to film it to document the experience to

  • igari limits she even slept on the special tourist train yesterday on the

  • way back there's nowhere Audrey will not sleep I slept on the way back anyways we

  • are off the bus we've been driving for two and a half hours because we left at

  • 8:00 it's now 10:30 and we were dropped off at Pasadena Julio Adonis and from

  • here we have to walk about 20 minutes to the port the port is called guardo Chu

  • cow and this is where we'll be taking the boat tour they warned us to be

  • punctual because it's really easy to kind of I guess go off in different

  • directions yeah right I'm taking photos and videos but if we're not there on

  • time yeah it's that simple yeah like they

  • they really made that pretty clear don't dilly-dally taking photos filming you

  • can do that on the way back so we are marching

  • and as we continue our walk at a steady pace and some illness me I'm gonna tell

  • you a little bit about the prices how much we paid for all of this

  • so the excursion we booked in town and it was fifty US dollars per person then

  • in order to enter the park we had to pay nine dollars that's the fee for

  • foreigners if you are Argentine it's less and if you're a resident of the

  • province of Chubut it's even less and transport we also have to pay for

  • transport because that's not included in this excursion and that was 12 or 13 US

  • dollars so there you have the the cost for today's activities we also bought

  • some snacks packed a little lunch or on our way

  • what do you think Sam this is like being back at Banff National Park home oh yeah

  • I mean leave utiful I mean I don't want to take anything away from this place

  • being compared to Banff is a very as hyper yeah the color of the water here

  • is unbelievable it's like a glacial turquoise

  • one of the coolest parts of the boat ride was seeing the daughter she does

  • glacier if you're up for a serious trek there are excursions in Los Alerces National Park

  • that take you right to the foot of the glacier

  • after cruising on the north end of lake Menendez we reach the Alisal million REO

  • where we disembarked and continued the rest of the excursion on foot the trees

  • that we had come to see are the alerts Espada guanacos also known as LaJuan

  • this is a type of tree that can be found in the valdivian temperate rain forest

  • below the higher elevations of the Andes in both Argentina and Chile these trees

  • can grow from sea level up to 1500 meters above sea level and even though

  • they are slow growth trees they can reach heights of above 15 meters well

  • we've disembark that's quite the bow ride huh and now we hike we have to hike

  • as a group yeah so kind of sticking behind well our guide we've been told if

  • we need a walking stick we can help ourselves to these ganya Oh naturally it

  • kind of looked like bamboo yeah alright guys now we begin the hike we enjoyed a

  • one and a half hour boat ride yeah we sure did it was out there the whole time

  • top of the boat it was just amazing and the Sun kept popping in and out and yeah

  • the senior is fantastic it was magic magic now we are doing a 2.2 kilometer

  • hike and we're going to gain an altitude of 70 metres over the course of the

  • first seven hundred metres of the hike let's do it let's do it do we have to

  • follow our guide we've been told we can't linger behind this is a guided

  • tour can't do the solo it's not really our style but this is the only way to

  • visit this part of the National Park you have to do it as part of a tour you

  • can't do it independently so sacrificing I did this like I was saying earlier

  • this is a pretty special part of the forest because of the age of the trees

  • at the start of the trail we saw one that's 2700 years old insanity and

  • they're able to tell its age because the alert sea grows one millimeter per year

  • in terms of its width that's insane and this one eight meters

  • salmon action this is what it looks like we've been gaining a bit of altitude

  • here and apparently we are really close to reaching the ellipsis the ancient

  • ellipsis thousands of years old excited for a little man versus nature moment

  • nature nature always when my goodness

  • well what a marvelous excursion that was oh wow

  • I had I had no idea the hike would be that impressive it was just around every

  • corner it was Wow yeah it was up and down and there's just so many different

  • fascinating things to see in the forest like various trees to different plants I

  • mean there's there's types of plants and trees I've never seen before here hmm

  • and now we've come to the end of the trail there's like a little lookout

  • point check out these views behind us

  • beautiful lake mountains in the horizon this is so much fun now we're gonna get

  • back on the boat enjoy some little snacks yep and travel

  • back to where we started shimmy - meow - meow meow

  • Donna I thought that is mine that is our food and toilet paper supply

  • we are back on dry land on dry land we've got what two two hours and a half

  • now to kill until the the bus the bus the only box if you miss bus you are

  • stuck here overnight you sleep in the park so we're going on a hike so we met

  • a French girl who's been doing lots of hiking around here and she was like this

  • is a really nice trail you should go here and check it out so we're like all

  • right oh yeah apparently it takes 45 minutes to an hour so that's gonna yeah

  • almost kill half the time and then we'll still have some time to do a bit more

  • walking hi how much do you live

  • me well enough for me to agree to have a pizza which you want to make what I

  • don't even love pizza you do we have found a tree with apples they look a bit

  • green how do you feel about green apples that are into granny smith apples just

  • like green green yeah you know what apples that's like an autumn fruit and

  • right now it's summer not quite ready

  • and that was our excursion to Lawson ursus National Park in search of two

  • thousand year old trees we hope you guys enjoy this trip and we'll see you soon

  • with more videos from Patagonia

  • you

well good morning good morning guys from Esquel we are any guys right and early today oh my

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