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Unique New Year in Lopez Mountain hut-Bariloche -Lake district-Argentina! FELIZ 2019 from Eureka Travel!

Unique New Year in Lopez Mountain hut-Bariloche -Lake district-Argentina! FELIZ 2019 from Eureka Travel!

After a couple of very cold, windy, rainy days in Patagonia, we could finally enjoy the sun on January 1st, 2019. Instead of staying at home eating all day long, we prepared our small backpacks, our poles, sunscreen etc, and we took the road to Circuito Chico. On Arroyo López, starts the path (sendero?) to Refugio Cerro López, one of the first huts bilt on this area, now a full day hike, but years ago, it was very common to…

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AWA HOTEL in PATAGONIA

AWA HOTEL in PATAGONIA

When traveling to Patagonia lake district in the Chilean side there are good options for accommodation but we would like to share this newer hotel called AWA that has an splendid view of the Osorno Volcano! The snowcapped volcano can be appreciated from any one of the beautiful 16 bedrooms. All lovely decorated bedrooms face the same direction and floor to floor windows, uncluttered space with well-placed beds combined to point towards the volcano peak with colors changing from the…

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Cassis experience-Unique restaurant in Bariloche

Cassis experience-Unique restaurant in Bariloche

Sometimes our clients ask us for a good recommendation for dinner/restaurants in different areas that we offer. So this time we would like to share our experience at a great local restaurant in Bariloche, lake district in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. The restaurant name is “CASSIS” and last summer our Eureka Travel team from Bariloche have been invited to spend a very nice lunch with Mariana (la China) and her husband Ernesto at Lago Gutierrez Cassis House experience. Once we arrived, Ernesto…

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Chilean Patagonia dam-free, at least a while longer.

Chilean Patagonia dam-free, at least a while longer.

In the recent NRDC newsletter a brief report was published that two companies (Colbun and Endesa Chile) involved in the controversial project of damming Baker and Pascua Rivers in the Aysen region of south Patagonia have backed out. Chilean government have long looked at the possibility of exploring that region for hydroelectric power. Chile, with its growing economy and rising standard of living as well as intensive mining industry is power starved. We have personally witnessed a huge power blackout while visiting…

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Calafate and beyond: 4×4 adventure, guanacos and a visit to an estancia.

Calafate and beyond: 4×4 adventure, guanacos and a visit to an estancia.

Cecile reporting from El Calafate: “A different day at Calafate. Today we had a very  sunny day visiting an Estancia (ranch) in the middle of our big land of Patagonia. We took a nice ride in 4×4 vehicles and were accompanied by two brothers who own and work this beautiful land. We had a chance to see a lot of Guanacos, which belong to the family of South American camels, and as they are so curious, while we were trying…

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El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.

El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.

Cecile and the group continue their journey North from Chile to Argentina. They arrived in Calafate yesterday and enjoyed the visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is what Cecile reported from their excursion: “Today we visited National Park Los Glaciares…  I cannot write a word, because Nature left everything written in this magnificent place of the world. I wish you could enjoy the pictures, as we enjoyed the view…” All the wonderful photos by Cecile.

Cuernos del Paine, Patagonia’s iconic image.

Cuernos del Paine, Patagonia’s iconic image.

Cecile is taking some great photographs on her journey with the group and sharing them with us. So here is another batch of images from the Torres del Paine National Park. Even though recent fires have done some damage to the area, the mountain landscapes remain spectacular. Cold and windy is the daily weather forecast. “We took a road, inside the Park, but today, we went to the northeast. We visited the new bridge over Rio Paine (which fortunately was…

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The group reaches Torres del Paine National Park.

The group reaches Torres del Paine National Park.

Cecile reporting from Torres del Paine: “After we met all together in Punta Arenas, we drove to Puerto Natales where we slept and the next day, we visited the unique Cueva del Milodon, where a prehistoric mammal lived in a huge cave with humans, but… thousands of years ago. Some kilometers later, we arrived to National Park Torres del Paine. During our first afternoon  we did a little hike to a wonderful lookout named Mirador Grey, always accompanied by our…

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More photos and story from Punta Arenas.

More photos and story from Punta Arenas.

Cecile reporting from the deep south… “While waiting for the Cruise to arrive, I had time to discover this extraordinary town, Punta Arenas, located almost at the end of the continent! The city, located by the Magellan Strait,  started also, like Ushuaia, as a jail, and later after the European immigrants arrived their influence gave the city a cosmopolitan flair. They also brought with them the commercial skills,  and at the end of 1800, Punta Arenas had turned into a very…

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