To decide where to go in Argentina was my next issue. There are tons of things to do there and the country is so large... you have to allow a lot of time for a flight anywhere. Patagonia was always a strong contender (ever since Maria showed me pictures of her trip to Perito Moreno, I wanted to go). So, we decided that is where we had to go and, like you could imagine it was a fantastic experience, just breathtaking, I let the pictures do the talking...
Visiting bird sanctuary of Laguna Nimez, El Calafate
Being awestruck by the marvels of Perito Moreno Glacier, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate
Walking the pasarellas for a close up look at the Glacier - Experiencing the cracking of the ice was so exciting
Going on an ice trekking expeditions (I totally recommend it!!!)
Los Peritos Sands!
Spending 3 fabulous days in gorgeous El Chalten - We totally lucked out on the weather - Patagonia's weather is notorious for being windy and unpredictable... We had great weather and very little wind... can you say lucky?
Look at this mountain range... Inspiration for the logo of the famous brand also named Patagonia
Our little cabana in El Chalten
Hiking incredibly demanding Laguna de los Tres (via El pilar)
Glacier Piedras Blanca
We arrived at our destination, well worth the hike
Distance: from El Pilar to Laguna de los tres and back to El Chalten via Laguna Capri is 20 kms - 12.4 miles
More gorgeous views during the hike
Hiking to Laguna Torre
An easy hike (mostly flat) but after the hike to Laguna de los tres, my knees were really complaining
Taking a break to refill our bottles with glacier water
Our destination! Laguna Torre
Distance to Laguna Torre and back: 10 Kms - 6.2 miles
Visiting el Chorillo del Salto
Hiking Mirador de los Condores to spot, you guessed it, many condors... Oh my god, so cool!!!
I got a picture!!!! Can you believe it?
Distance to Mirador de los Condores and back: 4 Kms - 2.4 Miles
Other animals spotted... Guanacos (lots of them)
Gorgeous right? Ah, I miss it so much... This part of Argentina will always have a special place in my heart... I absolutely loved it there
I have more to share... We spent the rest of our time in Argentina in Buenos Aires, Ah... What a cool town that is. More to come.
Pictures from all of our travels here
For more South American pictures, go here and here too see pictures from our trip to Peru earlier in the year.
And to see even more family adventures? Go here