After Uyuni, we moved to La Paz and did the Walking Tour, Cable Car, drank lots of cheap and delicious jugo(juice) from market stalls and had the best saltenas (similar to curry puff)! But we also read about Cholita Wrestling and decided to check it out as we had a free day there.
We read heaps of horror stories – drunk drivers, cars breaking down and people getting injured and dying! So we looked around for an experienced driver/guide, and had a super fun time across vast high altitude landscapes that were ever-changing and like nothing we had ever seen before! Continue reading
The air quality wasn’t the best and things were generally quite expensive, but we enjoyed our longer stay in the city. Maybe because we had just been to national parks and islands or maybe because we could slow down and live like locals for a bit.
Everything has been going according to plan. Until now.
Besides Machu Picchu, another place we really wanted to visit was Easter Island or Rapa Nui. It’s not a cheap destination and meant that we had to give the birds in Galapagos and insects in Amazon a miss. Maybe next time.
Here’s how we (first-timers/non-hikers) hiked and survived the Torres del Paine W Trek from West to East in 4 days and 3 nights. We walked a total of 65.5km, averaging 6 hours of walking each day in the wonderful Patagonia weather. All the timings below are ours and the distances are from the national park map and Adventure Alan.
The main reason for stopping by El Calafate is to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. It’s quite expensive, especially if you want to do the glacier walk or take the boat out. We’ve done the glacier walk in NZ so decided to give this a miss.