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  • so we're not a hundred percent sure  of where we are or where we're going  

  • shake your little push on the catwalk

  • okay i can come back tomorrow and do it  again that's how much fun it was like  

  • in terms of the wow factor 10 out of 10.  

  • well good morning guys good morning guys greetings  once again from paradise paradise we are back in  

  • los glaciates national park in patagonia argentina  yeah we enjoyed it so much on the day when we did  

  • that boat excursion to visit the glaciers that we  knew we wanted to come back and do a bit of hiking  

  • and see the glacier from a different vantage  point as well exactly and basically to have  

  • a whole day to kind of just admire it up close  yes this is probably the more classic option of  

  • seeing it isn't it yeah so basically we arranged  our own transportation we booked the bus from el  

  • calafate patagonia argentina here to the national  park uh we left town at nine in the morning got  

  • here like 10 30 and we've got free time we're  on our own schedule until four in the afternoon  

  • when the bus returns back to town yeah exactly the  price of the ticket was a thousand two hundred so  

  • twenty dollars for a return trip basically ten  dollars each way pretty good deal and also we had  

  • to stop and pay for our park entrance again yes so  mine was 800 the gringo fee mine was 410. it was  

  • 14 for the local fee yeah so basically like 12  bucks for you and then yeah a little less for me  

  • yeah yeah exactly yeah about 12 bucks and yours is  yours is under 10. so first order of business we  

  • are going to have a quick little lunch an early  meal so that then we can focus on just hiking  

  • and enjoying and we're not thinking we're hungry  we're hungry so we'll take it it's always it's  

  • always about food with us as you guys probably  know by now but um yeah so we're gonna it looks  

  • like there's a nice restaurant up there reviews  and uh let's go eat and then we hike then we hike  

  • early lunch and we are eating at the restaurant  the only restaurant you can eat at in this entire  

  • area um beautiful inside views of the glacier  out the window and what we decided to do  

  • well we were a bit hungry that's the main reason  we're eating here but the other bit of strategy  

  • involved is that we think a lot of the people who  got off the bus will be walking for a while so the  

  • crabs will disperse a little bit so we ordered two  different sandwiches which we're sharing half each  

  • we've got chicken and we've got lamb and we also  ordered a very decadent looking brownie exciting  

  • times should also mention here that you can  order a set course lunch but we're just looking  

  • for something quick to eat so that we can get to  the hiking that's fine that's why we're here guys  

  • all right guys full bellies and we are ready to go  ready to begin our little hike so let's get to it

  • so we didn't actually bother grabbing a map of  the trails the trail system the trail network  

  • so we're not a hundred percent sure of where  we are or where we're going but we can't see  

  • the perito moreno glacier in front of us  and i feel like we're approaching it when  

  • in doubt follow the glacier also this is like  the yellow brick road we're right on the uh  

  • we're right on the official pathway here  oh you know what this trail has blue dots  

  • oh i just realized i think maybe they're  color-coded there we go so yeah we're winging  

  • it guys winging it we're winging it but that's  something to consider maybe stop at the info point  

  • you can formulate a plan our priorities are always  a little messed up in terms of getting food a  

  • little shake your little tush on the catwalk oh  no shake my little catwalk is that how the song  

  • goes you know the lyrics better than i do oh my  gosh i can't believe we heard that song recently  

  • it's been stuck in your head for like weeks who  is it who sings it right said fred right said fred

  • bad early 90s music and we are here oncatwalk shake your little fish on the catwalk

  • los glaciatas national park is located in the  province of santa cruz and it is argentina's  

  • largest national park the landscapes here  range from patagonian steppe to magellanic  

  • subpolar forest with plenty of glaciers  and icebergs thrown in for good measure  

  • the park gets its name from  the giant ice cap which feeds  

  • a total of 47 glaciers including the  world famous perito moreno glacier

  • there's a lot of climbing involved guys as an fyi  lots of stairs in this national park totally worth  

  • it for the views but be warned you will be out of  breath if your fitness level isn't great who knew  

  • there'd be fitness requirements maybe we wouldn't  have had the brownie probably the brownie did us  

  • in um but yeah we're getting closer to the glacier  perito moreno and i also just overheard a guide  

  • say that if you really want to see like chunks  of ice and breaking off the glacier and falling  

  • into the lake then noon is a good time because  the heat of day melts some of the ice away so  

  • you get some spectacular action oh my  getting the flowers getting those flowers

  • los glossianes national park is hands down one  of the most impressive places that sam and i have  

  • ever visited and we couldn't recommend it more  highly this glacier right here is the reason  

  • why so many people travel all the way down to  southern patagonia we spent hours walking along  

  • the boardwalks and viewing the glacier from  various vantage points and it was pure magic  

  • this glacier measures 5 kilometers in length along  its front and it is 60 meters tall however if you  

  • also count the depth of the ice beneath the water  its height is closer to 170 meters perito moreno  

  • is also one of the few advancing glaciers in the  world so that alone is reason enough to visit

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  • we are now doing a section of the boardwalk that  goes through the forest which is a nice change  

  • because it's not so cold and windy here also  there's a bit more separation between the crowds  

  • yes we're at the point of the track now there's  a little bit more effort involved yes so what's  

  • upstairs not as many people coming here um i've  personally found the glaciers have become more  

  • and more impressive the higher the vantage point  yeah keep climbing you see the sheer scale of it  

  • how it just goes on as far as the eye can see  really up until the top of the mountain peak  

  • so so impressive and when you can see the top of  perito moreno like that's amazing it totally is oh  

  • in terms of what to wear guys i will say bundle  up yeah so it's a lot colder here than it is  

  • in galapagos big time and the wind factor  is is significant here bring some mittens

  • that is it that is the end of our visit so sad it  was such a good day i'm i'm totally surprised when  

  • i first heard that we had this much time here  it's like how are we going to fill the time  

  • what are we going to do for what are we going to  do i didn't realize how extensive the boardwalk  

  • is how there's different circuits how there's  different sections of it different trails i didn't  

  • realize how many lookout points there would bealso didn't realize you know we could just have  

  • a nice leisurely lunch here it just ended up being  a beautiful day yeah and we didn't feel rushed but  

  • we had just enough time to go everywhere and take  it in and as we were walking back we were taking  

  • more rests and just kind of sitting down and  admiring the glacier with our own eyes we put the  

  • cameras away for a little while yeah and that's a  really nice thing about this like system of trails  

  • here in the park is that they do have a lot of  benches along the way especially in the balconies  

  • and the lookout points so there's plenty of space  to just take a break after you've been climbing  

  • stairs for a while yeah and a lot of people  were just having their picnics on the benches  

  • like people brought their own food yeah when you  first get here to the park they give you a little  

  • plastic bag and they let you know you need to take  out your own trash because it's very difficult for  

  • them to like remove everything we're so isolated  out here yeah i mean that's a great system  

  • just be everyone should be reliant on cleaning  up their own their own trash and taking it back  

  • and the one thing i would suggest too is like  if you see a certain pocket or section where  

  • there are a few too many people a little bit more  than than what you'd like just linger back or take  

  • an alternate route and it's surprising how easy  it is to kind of escape the few pockets of crowds  

  • you'll encounter yeah yeah yeah honestly when we  were walking around i i didn't feel like it was  

  • too crowded or there were too many people um it  was great it was perfect honestly and the other  

  • thing i wanted to mention is the the little boat  trip that you can do from the park um to get up  

  • close to perito moreno this is a different trip  from the one that we did yeah we did an extensive  

  • cruise this is just like you literally get on  the boat yeah they give you uh a loop and they  

  • take you back yeah it's a much smaller vessel  but if you want to save some money and you just  

  • want to get up close to one glacier you can do  that and you can just book it once you get here  

  • so as soon as you get off the bus there's a little  hut where you can buy your tickets for the boat  

  • excursion i believe there are three departures  per day that's what i heard from our bus driver  

  • and yeah that's another experience you can have  here in the national park yeah absolutely and  

  • to wrap things up i have to say i'm really glad  we did both the boat cruise and this completely  

  • different experiences i mean what i liked about  this one in particular is just the the slow pace  

  • to it and the different vantage points yeah  just taking it in slowly over the whole day  

  • man both are highly recommended experiences  i i could come back tomorrow and do it again  

  • that's how much fun it was like in terms  of the wow factor 10 out of 10. 10 out of  

  • 10 people 10 out of 10 guys this is just  an incredible incredible place to visit  

  • you have to come and see it come to argentina  and see the best of what it has to offer  

  • right here and one more point i want to  mention for anyone who has mobility issues  

  • they actually have elevators for you to like  move around the different levels and they have  

  • really wide ramps in case you're on a wheelchair  so don't think you won't be able to visit or get  

  • around or enjoy it like they've really set it  up very well um so yeah that's another thing to  

  • mention and guys what a fun episode this was  for us i hope you enjoyed watching and we'll  

  • have a couple more episodes from el calafate  patagonia argentina coming out soon coming soon

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so we're not a hundred percent sure  of where we are or where we're going  

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Patagonia's PERITO MORENO Glacier + Hiking LOS GLACIARES National Park (El Calafate, Argentina)

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