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Seoul, South Korea
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Do I need reservation for el calafate-el chalten bus

Hi I will be there in January. Is reservation necessary and when and where do you make reservation. Thanks.

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1. Re: Do I need reservation for el calafate-el chalten bus

Here you may find schedules and some companies servicing between El Calafate and El Chalten: www.turismo.elcalafate.gov.ar/index.php…

In January - high season - I would make a reservation with one of the companies.

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2. Re: Do I need reservation for el calafate-el chalten bus

There are a couple of bus companies (at least two) between these two towns in the high season. I think you will have more flexibility if you wait until you're there and know your exact plans. You may find Calafate disappointing if you're a true hiker and want to get to Chalten where you can walk to the mountain trails right from your hostel.

Once you have your tickets, you can also change the times/dates without penalty. Basically the buses leave each town at 8AM, 1PM, and I think 6:30PM. The trip takes three hours.

When you go to the glacier in El Calafate be sure you check the time for your return trip. We didn't and ended up with a bus that took us there at 9AM and brought us back at 5PM -- WAY TOO LONG!! We ended up paying another bus to bring us home early. We had walked all the "trails" (metal and wood walkways everywhere) by noon and then there's nothing to do and it's too far to just walk back to Calafate.

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