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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #645 on: August 02, 2016, 11:53:29 AM »
Thanks all for the tips, now actually looking like I'll be staying in the PH. Got a good deal so seems like a no brainer.

PH for shabbos was nice. If you go back, or for anyone else going in the summer, I'd definitely recommend a visit to El Calafate. The Perito Moreno big ice trek was amazing.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #646 on: August 02, 2016, 12:55:07 PM »
PH for shabbos was nice. If you go back, or for anyone else going in the summer, I'd definitely recommend a visit to El Calafate. The Perito Moreno big ice trek was amazing.

Good to hear! Plan is Fri - Sun in BA then Sun - Tue in FTE, Tue - Weds in USH, then back to BA until Sun.

Rough Patagonia plan as follows:
Sun PM Glacier footbridges
Mon Full day glacier tour, can include boat trip, jeep ride etc, even horseback(!)
Tue AM Jeep trek
Tue PM   Ushuaia night adventure
Wed AM End of the World train

Will do some googling to find local booking companies / rates for these though.

Also looking to pick up some food in BA to take with. Unless any place will deliver early Sunday / motze Shabbos, I guess we'll have to stock up on Friday. Alternative being to pack some long life self heating meals from home.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #647 on: August 03, 2016, 12:46:35 PM »
Rough Patagonia plan as follows:
Sun PM Glacier footbridges
Mon Full day glacier tour, can include boat trip, jeep ride etc, even horseback(!)
Tue AM Jeep trek
Tue PM   Ushuaia night adventure
Wed AM End of the World train

We didn't make it to Ushuaia, but did a day trip to Torres del Paine in Chile. It was a long bus ride, but a beautiful park that we were happy to see since we don't know if/when we'd get back down that far.

Heilo y Aventura ran the Big Glacier Trek. When we were there they were the only ones doing it, not sure if there are other options now.

We did a great horseback ride trip with Cerro Frias. They drove us about 2 hours out of town where we rode on a mountain with great views of Lago Argentino and the Andes.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #648 on: August 03, 2016, 01:45:45 PM »
Thanks for that. So much to do there, could easily spend weeks there.

Did anyone stay at the Four Seasons in BA? Already booked the PH but thinking of splitting between the two for variety.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #649 on: August 03, 2016, 01:57:42 PM »
Thanks for that. So much to do there, could easily spend weeks there.

Did anyone stay at the Four Seasons in BA? Already booked the PH but thinking of splitting between the two for variety.
I'd guess not, since they don't have a points program.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #650 on: August 03, 2016, 07:09:10 PM »
I'd guess not, since they don't have a points program.

Ah, interesting. Well it would cost me $10 a night more than the PH hence that's now something to consider.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #651 on: August 03, 2016, 07:16:24 PM »
Ah, interesting. Well it would cost me $10 a night more than the PH hence that's now something to consider.
Seeing as you're paying cash either way it comes down to which location is more convenient in my mind. Why switch in the middle if the FS is more inconvenient?

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #652 on: August 03, 2016, 08:53:43 PM »
Seeing as you're paying cash either way it comes down to which location is more convenient in my mind. Why switch in the middle if the FS is more inconvenient?
He's going to split his time in BsAs anyway by traveling to Patagonia.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #653 on: August 03, 2016, 08:55:15 PM »
He's going to split his time in BsAs anyway by traveling to Patagonia.
Still location makes a difference sometimes. My concern wasn't entirely over schlepping to another hotel.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #654 on: August 03, 2016, 08:57:00 PM »
Still location makes a difference sometimes. My concern wasn't entirely over schlepping to another hotel.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #655 on: August 03, 2016, 09:02:39 PM »

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #656 on: August 04, 2016, 05:22:04 AM »
Location will really only make a difference on Shabbos and the difference between the PH and FS to the nearest Chabad is 10mins, which is negligible. If we do head over to the main Jewish areas then it will be a longer walk anyway so difference of 35-45mins shouldn't matter either.

Have people walked from the Jewish areas back to Recoleta on a Friday night?

In that case... FS?

Still need to confirm with FS but will try to book the FS for the final 4 nights and stick with PH for the beginning.
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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #657 on: September 27, 2016, 01:51:02 AM »
Has anyone on DDF booked an intra-Argentina fare intended for locals only?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #658 on: September 27, 2016, 07:52:03 AM »
Has anyone on DDF booked an intra-Argentina fare intended for locals only?
Can you book without a DNI?

ETA: I guess you've seen this https://www.gringoinbuenosaires.com/hacking-argentine-air-travel/
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Re: Argentina Master Thread
« Reply #659 on: September 27, 2016, 09:03:02 AM »
Has anyone on DDF booked an intra-Argentina fare intended for locals only?
I've booked hotel rooms at local prices, not airfare.