With another border crossing, this time it’s from Puerto Natales in Chile to El Calafate in Argentina, for the main reason of visiting the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier and not just for the K9 capers. Everyone must see this amazing and still-advancing glacier at least once in their lifetime!
For the volcano climb, we had two preferred tour companies in mind Politur (CH$48,000) and Aquaventura (CH$40,000); opted for Aquaventura as think Politur didn’t have enough people so they were giving us the run around. However, Carolina (Politur) was very informative and provided a lot of detailed information.
Arrived at Ruka Pucón Hostal (CH$18000 dbl), which was about a 15-minute walk from the town although in a quiet leafy area. Expect to be approached by hostel hawkers at the JAC terminal although they’re harmless enough. Monica (Ruka’s owner) is extremely friendly and helpful…like a second mother!