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  • hey wow it just keeps getting more  impressive doesn't it there's just  

  • one after the other after the other just  blows my mind like today is one of those  

  • days where i'm actually speechless like this  has been so much grander than i was imagining

  • well good morning good morning  good morning bright and early  

  • bright and early for a very special excursion  today i'm feeling super pumped because today  

  • we're going to be seeing glaciers up close and  personal oh my gosh this is just we've never seen  

  • this before i don't know i don't know how you  just seen glaciers before i don't think i have  

  • nothing like what we're going to see today  no not even so we've signed up for a full day  

  • boat excursion we're getting picked up infew moments we're gonna drive down to the port  

  • and then we're gonna be sailing all day from what  i've read in the brochure we're visiting a minimum  

  • of five glaciers and going hiking it's gonna  be amazing and we picked the best day to go out  

  • the winds are calm the sun is out i don't  think there's a cloud in the sky i mean i  

  • haven't quite looked out fully but from what  i saw looking out the window didn't see any  

  • clouds yeah just can't wait to go and and to see  this is just going to be like kind of a once in  

  • a lifetime type of experience i think and we're  gonna bring you guys along let's do it let's go

  • well guys we have made it to the port this  is a private port it's called puerto soledad  

  • our excursion will be departing from  here we are now in the provincial  

  • park so we had to pay our entrance fee it  was 810 pesos for international visitors  

  • so that's currently like 12 13 or if you have  your dni if you're a resident it is 410 pesos  

  • and a bit less if you're from this  particular province so yeah we've  

  • got our tickets we are all sorted it's also  worth mentioning if you are visiting the park  

  • um on back-to-back days when you come back on  the second day you get 50 off of the entrance  

  • so that's one way to save money visiting on back  to back days you just have to show your receipt so  

  • yeah that's it for now we're gonna board our boat  and go cruising on lago argentino biggest lake in  

  • the whole country biggest lake in all of argentina  what are you thinking let's do it we did this boat  

  • tour with marpa tag aboard maria turqueza we  boarded at 8 30 am and set sail by 9 with a  

  • plan to be back at port by 5 pm so it was a full  day excursion the name of this particular tour  

  • is glaciers gourmet this is because for lunch you  can choose between a gourmet tasting menu served  

  • on the private deck or a fancy lunchbox which  is what we opted for but more on the food later

  • so yeah we basically we found our seats umlady came by and told us about our lunch options  

  • so we're going to be having a patagonian lamb  sandwich later on today caramelized onion yes  

  • sounds delicious it comes with a drink as well  and for the time being we're not allowed to go  

  • on the deck obviously when you first kind of  pull out of the out of out of the not the ship

  • when you first pull out of the port you're  usually not allowed on the deck that's been  

  • for almost every ferry ride we've ever been  on but they will be giving an announcement  

  • soon letting us know when we can go out and  i'll be out right away we'll be ready for it  

  • guys i'm ready i'm ready to get out there guys  we are going past floating icebergs how cool

  • oh  

  • we just saw our first iceberg i think that's the  first iceberg in my whole life it was amazing it's  

  • amazing like yeah i know it's i'm speechless too  apparently this is just gonna be a tiny one yeah  

  • this is just the beginning we've been told it  was amazing and we got so close to it and the  

  • color of the ice it's such an indescribable  blue like look we're going past it right now

  • iceberg and i'm enjoying a vanilla cappuccino  with a view of an iceberg on a lake in patagonia  

  • argentina like what is this yeah it's remarkable  and pastries and pastries i got the face first  

  • this has been an amazing day so far like  we're just getting started here this is just  

  • the beginning of the experience oh my goshfeel like you guys are going to be in for a long  

  • episode it's going to be a masterpiece of just  natural beauty you need to come to argentina like  

  • i'm never going to stop singing this country's  praises there's just so much to see here

  • all right guys now we're gonna go fishing for  ice let's do this if you're a whiskey drinker  

  • this part of the tour is your opportunity to enjoy  a wee dram with some ice picked straight off an

  • iceberg

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  • we saw a lot of glaciers on this lake excursion  and i don't know if i'm going to be able to list  

  • them all but this first one right here was  glaciar seco which translates to dry glacier  

  • this is a hanging glacier and its name refers  to the fact that it's currently receding

  • then we continue towards heim glacier  which is another hanging glacier that  

  • had these incredible melt water cascades  running down the side of the mountain

  • guys more and more glaciers  now we're just watching  

  • how glaciers slowly melt and you get these  waterfalls this runoff coming down the mountain  

  • like today is one of those days where i'm  actually speechless like this has been so  

  • much grander than i was imagining so much bigger  so many more glaciers than i thought we would  

  • see i thought it was just the one you know berito  moreno which everyone knows this has been such a  

  • wonderful surprise and now we're cruising towards  another massive glacier oh my gosh that's next

  • next on the itinerary was spigatsini  glacier which is named after carlos  

  • luis pegazini the italian argentine botanist  who was the first to study the local flora  

  • the main characteristic of this glacier is its  height which reaches 135 meters along its front  

  • this makes it the highest glacier in los glaciates  national park and one of the most important

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  • next up it was time to stretch her legs  so we disembarked in a place called  

  • puesto de las vacas which literally translates  to cow stall this place was named so because  

  • of the runaway cows that either got  lost or escaped from their estancias  

  • and somehow ended up living in this part of the  park we enjoyed a short guided walk through here

  • okay guys so we have now disembarked in puesto  de las vacas and we're going on a little bit of  

  • a hike we've been split up into three different  groups two in spanish one in english we're all  

  • going with the guide and we've just been learning  a little bit about this home right here you can  

  • probably see sam hiding in the shade yep that's my  husband um but basically there was a project going  

  • on here in the national park to try and eradicate  all the wild cows that were living here so  

  • the people who decided to volunteer for this job  were a finnish man with his chilean wife and their  

  • son and they lived in this house right here  this little log home oh a creature just landed  

  • on the lens and it was their job to try and gather  these wild cows that were wandering through the  

  • park and tame them and then transport them into  town into el calafate so yeah a very isolated part  

  • of the park to live in no neighbors just them just  this one family of three living here in the park

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  • hey it just keeps getting more impressive  doesn't it we're up close and personal and  

  • unlike the first few that we saw earlier on in  

  • the trip like there's just one after the  other after the other just blows my mind

  • lunchtime lunch has arrived and this is a gourmet  lunchbox guys it comes with a sandwich which i'm  

  • going to open in a minute with lamb potatoes and  carrots with some dip and it also came with the  

  • complimentary drink so all this is included in the  price we decided to go with grapefruit pomelo yeah  

  • and then you know because how often do you get to  have a special experience like this so we decided  

  • to splurge a bit not even a splurge we paid  300 pesos for malbec elementos 2019. five bucks  

  • uh it was five bucks 300 pesos five us  dollars and uh yeah cheers to that sure  

  • cheers since you can't do it since you're behind  the camera and yeah yeah let's try that sandwich  

  • oh look at that beauty nice and warm look at  some cheese that's delicious i'm really hungry  

  • at this point yeah me too this is a great  lunch i think we have about an hour until  

  • we reach the next destination yeah we can just  sit back relax have some wine enjoy our meal  

  • life is good at the moment well they just brought  us some glacier ice yeah i'm just gonna say you  

  • may notice an ice cube in here but this is  a very specialized cube a glacier ice cube  

  • i can't say i've ever had one of those before  i know some people have been putting whiskey  

  • in there i'd rather have whiskey but i've  only got grapefruit juice at the moment  

  • oh you didn't have wine my friend shouldget some whiskey i did have one that's true

  • the most refreshing ice cube in the whole world  right right here in this cup that's awesome  

  • well this was unexpected the best surprise  of the day we we really didn't think we  

  • were getting dessert we had finished lunch  for quite a while i was almost ready to nod  

  • off for a bit even with this great scenery it's  ready to take a bit of a nap and look what came  

  • they have a little delicious looking  dessert it's got brownie chunks  

  • blueberries i think cream and uh the dulce  de leche the argentine caramel at the bottom  

  • oh that's way better than i was thinking like  i know it's a gourmet dessert they weren't  

  • kidding when they called this a gourmet uh  gourmet lunch and as good as this lunch is  

  • above us would you willing to pay 5 000 pesos  more which is about 80 or 90 us dollars more you  

  • have an exclusive room and uh i think it's likefour or five course meal there but this has been  

  • amazing i'm i'm happy with our choice down here  me too this has been great it's been very good

  • wow

  • then we entered canal de los tempanos  also known as the iceberg channel  

  • where we began to cruise towards the perito  moreno glacier now this glacier right here is  

  • an icon of los glaciates national park it's the  reason why people travel all the way to southern  

  • patagonia argentina to see this one glacier  what is so special about perito moreno glacier  

  • well for starters it's one of the few  glaciers in the whole world that is  

  • still growing it's also pretty massive the  glacier's front is five kilometers long  

  • its height above the water is about 60 meters  but its total depth is about 170 meters so  

  • you're actually only seeing a small portion  of what it really is it took our breath away

  • guys we are back from what

  • i'm speechless i have no words what i'm trying  to say is we are back from what may very well be  

  • the best excursion we've ever done well it's  the best boat tour for sure sure the most epic  

  • the most epic like times three we could have just  gone to one of the glaciers and been blown away  

  • yeah but by going to all three unbelievable it  just kept getting better and better yeah and okay  

  • sam is saying three like yes we visited three  major glaciers but we also saw a whole bunch of  

  • other hanging glaciers yeah along the way it was  just so much more than i was imagining expecting  

  • the glaciers were so much grander yeah like to  be honest like if you've if you've made to this  

  • part in the video you've obviously seen our  footage it's nothing like seeing it in person  

  • you got to do it yeah i mean i go back on that  tour tomorrow is that good there's that much  

  • fun um and definitely if you can do it on a day  like we had today with the right conditions you  

  • know sunlight not too many clouds the wind being  reasonable that's that's the key really yeah yeah  

  • and i will say this tour was a little bit of  a splurge for us so it was 8 000 pesos which  

  • right now is 130 us dollars included pickup  from our place yes transportation to and from  

  • included the meal with uh with a beverage  um and all the epicness all the epicness  

  • and there there are cheaper boat tours where  you get to like you know go and see the glaciers  

  • um but this one it was a really comfortable boat  like we had nice seats it was very spacious um  

  • like you also had different levels of decks  where you could go out and and see the glaciers  

  • from different angles so it was a bit more of  a high-end experience yeah but well worth it if  

  • you ask i'd say well worth the splurge yeah i mean  it's not like you're gonna visit places too many  

  • other places like this in the world no at all so  i mean if you're here it's so worth doing this so  

  • worth coming here for this experience yeah like  this is one of those wow moments in travel that  

  • you don't always have sometimes maybe if you've  been traveling for a while you maybe haven't had  

  • that moment in a while yeah but you do something  like this and it just forget it like today we were  

  • just so pumped to be out there so excited to be  filming and like documenting this for you guys  

  • it was just a magical day really yeah i can't  remember how many clips but it's probably over  

  • a thousand including photos it's just nuts like  our cameras were just and we also made up a point  

  • of enjoying it with their own eyes yeah okay  that's enough camera i'm just like looking  

  • yeah oh my gosh so yeah once we were finished the  tour we were dropped back into town found a little  

  • place where we grabbed three little burgers mini  burgers shared those and then walked back here and  

  • had a little bit of a nap had a little bit of  rest yeah yeah so if you guys are coming to el  

  • calafate santa cruz the company that we did this  tour with it's called mar patag and you can book  

  • it through numerous agencies in terms of kel tour  we use caltour yeah they're they're really good  

  • they have a really really friendly really friendly  staff they do yeah and they speak english so yeah  

  • great experience nothing but good things to say  and i mean we've still got more time here in  

  • el calafate argentina so we'll be back with  more videos we will thanks for watching guys yes

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We Saw ICEBERGS & GLACIERS! ? BOAT TRIP of Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, Argentina

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