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Inbetween some very expensive tours this one stood out for us. Booked this one as we didn’t want to pay 200 euro p.p. Result; Great 4x4 bus, great guide and during the day we saw all the major highlights of the park. Awesome experience!
We had gone to the Perito Moreno glacier the previous day and wanted to see the other side of Patagonia's beautiful barren landscape. This small group tour (6 of us plus our guide in a Land Rover) gave us exactly what we were looking for. The entire safari was within the grounds of an enormous ranch (or estancia) just outside El Calafate, but it felt much more remote and certainly gave us a sense of the wilderness. Our guide, Jose, was friendly and knowledgeable, and pointed out all the flora and fauna. There were hundreds of wacacas running wild over the hills, which was an amazing sight. And the tour ended with a delicious lamb stew in freshly made bread and a glass of malbec. A very enjoyable tour and a perfect complement to the glaciers. One word of caution, however. We were blessed with unseasonably good weather, so there was nothing to prevent us getting out, stretching our legs, and getting close to the nature. It may have been a different story if it had been raining.
Wonderful views from the boat ride. Estancia activity of hiking was fun too. Would recommend you contact the estancia directly and book the 4x4 excursion instead of the hike.