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Our Whirlwind Travel in Argentina!

8 months ago by Solenn

I’ve been to Argentina five times but I still can’t get enough of the place. I guess it’s a good thing I got married to El Bolzico. Lol. This country always has a special place in my heart, because Nico and his family are from there, and also because it’s where we had our civil wedding in 2015.  On our latest trip to Argentina, we went with In Your Caminos together with a group of 13 people. Ten of us were from Manila and three were from Indonesia. We had seven days to go to three different places (Buenos Aires, Jujuy, and Calafate), travel hundreds of kilometers, and do a million of activities. The travel was nonstop. It was A LOT of fun, but it was also tiring, although it definitely felt like the good kind of tired.

I posted a video below where you’ll see a little bit of everything that we did, but so you can really get a picture of how cray our schedule was, let me give you more details. Haha.

So the flight from Manila to Buenos Aires, Argentina took 35 hours. Yup, more than a day. Hahaha. We landed at 11pm, slept at the Hyatt Hotel, then left at 7am the next day to check out and go around Buenos Aires. Then we went straight to the airport to fly to Jujuy Province, our next destination. From the airport in Jujuy, we drove 2.5 hours to the hotel where we spent the night. The next day, we woke up at 7am to drive three hours to Salinas Grandes to do a 16-km bike ride across the salt plain. We drove for three hours back to have lunch, squeezed in a two-hour hike, and then went to the airport to fly back to Buenos Aires.

It was nighttime when we landed in BA, so we just had dinner, slept in the hotel, and checked out the next morning to go to Calafate, our third and last destination. We arrived in Calafate at 5pm and had a bit of chill time at the Eolo Hotel. The next day, we had an early start so we could do a five-hour drive to El Chanten where we rode three hours on horseback and had lunch by the Fitz Roy. We drove back for five hours, slept, and the next morning we drove again for an hour to the Perito Moreno Glacier, where we did a two-hour hike and spent like five hours surrounded by ice.

We flew back to Buenos Aires from Calafate, slept in the hotel, and ended the trip with an amazing lunch and a Polo game with an Argentine family. Everyone left to fly back home after, but Nico and I wanted to extend our trip. So we drove five hours to his farm where I stayed an extra three days before flying back to Manila. The vlog of those three days will be coming soon!

Like I said, it was nonstop travel but it was fun to be with really good company. Don’t forget to watch the vid and tell me which part you liked best 🙂

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