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El Chaltén OR San Martin de los Andes ?

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El Chaltén OR San Martin de los Andes ?

Hi!! Anyone here traveled already to El Chaltén and San Martin de los Andes?

I am definitely going to Calafate and Bariloche, and now I have to choose if I will add El Chaltén or San Martin in the route (unfortunately don't have time for both).

Anyone could tell me some comments about these peculiar cities?


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1. Re: El Chaltén OR San Martin de los Andes ?

El Chalten is waaaaaaaaay too rustic for me. San Martin de Los Andes is gorgeous and offers a bit more comfort as well as the gorgeous Lake Lacar.

Edited: 01 December 2015, 07:34
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2. Re: El Chaltén OR San Martin de los Andes ?


Both destinations are really beautiful!

I think you will find San Martin de los Andes, pretty much alike Bariloche. This is the lake district region, if you are in Bariloche there is the option of doing a one day tour to visit the famous 7 lakes circuit.

If you like walking and being around breathtaking landscapes, not crowded places and in true contact with nature. I recommend Chalten, this place have some amazing trails, with wide forest and great views of glaciers. The two most popular trails, are Cerro Torre and Mont Fitz Roy. And if you feel a little bit more adventorous you can do a trekk on the Viedma Glacier!

Hope this information help you make the decision!

Abby from Say Hueque

3. Re: El Chaltén OR San Martin de los Andes ?

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