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travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

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travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Hi I am looking for what options I have of companies that provide travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas. Can anyone advise or help with suggestions for lone female traveling this route?

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El Calafate
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Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina
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Magallanes Region, Chile
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1. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Just a few weeks ago I saw a press release from Explora Lodge which offered free transportation between El Calafate and the Lodge, which is about 200 miles from Punta Arenas. If your budget can handle it, the lodge is really first class, and they'll take you to Punta Arenas when you check out. More details here:

http://www.explora.com/explora-patagonia/

Also, http://www.chile-hotels.com/explora.htm has a US number -- 1-800-811-8829. I've stayed at Explora twice, but have no experience with the chile-hotels.com outfit. But I imagine they could make some suggestions, either for Explora or elsewhere.

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Magallanes Region, Chile
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2. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Haven't used them but you can try...........http://www.bus-sur.cl/opensite/index.php?page=routes

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3. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

To Beenthere . . . -- looks like that bus service you mentioned only goes between El Calafate and Puerto Natales. And from there it's another 150 miles or so to Punta Arenas.

And to 72ab, oops, just realized you're not in the US of A. The international info no. is 1-786-272-9768

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El Calafate
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Magallanes Region, Chile
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Magallanes Region, Chile
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4. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Normal buses go from El Calafate to Puerto Natales and you take another bus to Punta Arenas from there.

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Magallanes Region, Chile
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5. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Normal buses? Down there, there's no such thing<g>. But seriously, I was just pointing out that the final bus-sur.cl destination seems to be Puerto Natales, so the original poster would indeed have to make additional arrangements to get to Punta Arenas. But depending on his/her budget, maybe the free Explora Lodge van would be a consideration. Otherwise, it'll be a long day.

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6. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Bus-Sur does the route, just not directly on one bus. It would require a change of buses in Puerto Natales.

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7. Re: travel from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and back

Hello,

does anyone know if private car and driver available for hire..? any recommendations? We have doen it in northern chile and argentina as well and hired driver with car...and had great times ..stopping where we wanted and came and gone when we wished..was amazing both times. We also had the opportunity to learn a lot from our driver/guide about local interesting things,stops,food,culture animals etc..we made great friends and was a wonderful trip.

We are interested to travel from Punta Arenas all the way to El Calafate and back...different route perhaps,penguin colonies on the way etc.Anyone used a private trusted driver /guide?

Thanks and Happy ,Safe Travels to all.

Hanna

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