Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia!

This post title is just slightly tongue-in-cheek….if you’re expecting the typical “Girls Gone Wild” video, you’ll surely be disappointed!  Though I did meet two of the craziest, wildest, most outgoing British girls EVER, this video is definitely PG-rated ; ).  I originally met these wild & crazy gals in Uruguay at a horse farm (of all places), then we realized we were flying to Patagonia literally the same day.  So we met up in El Calafate, gateway to the uber-poplar Perito Moreno Glacier ~ a Patagonia highlight.  Here is our (cheeky) fun footage from Perito Moreno….aka “Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia!”  

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

Once in a great while, you meet people while traveling that are like long-lost friends (photo taken before we thought it’d be a GREAT idea to take our tops off)!

 

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia ~ Video!

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia!

Here are some more photos from our amazing Patagonia adventure at Perito Moreno Glacier….

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

How can you not smile at this view?!?!

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

Unreal.

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

Once we got past the main crowds, we found plenty of secret spots for cheeky pics….

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia!

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

This photo just BEgins to show how deep & far Perito Moreno Glacier actually stretches….it blows the mind when seen in person.

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

Girls gone wild in Patagonia! (Using a self-timer on our phones ; )

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

The most translucent, turquoise water I’ve ever seen…

What You Need in Patagonia

At Perito Moreno Glacier, we wore layers & shed them progressively as the day got warmer.  One thing you ALWAYS need in Patagonia: a warm JACKET!!  Two other Patagonia necessities: sunscreen & walking sticks.  You don’t need walking sticks at Perito Moreno, but you will on nearly every other major trail.  And though you may not think so, the sun is exceptionally strong in Patagonia.  A small, chapstick-size sunscreen worked well for me, as I could easily be re-applied throughout the day.

Where I Stayed in El Calafate

El Calafate is the closest major city to Perito Moreno Glacier, as well as a TON of other outdoor adventures.  My biggest piece of advice about visiting Perito Moreno Glacier is to STAY in El Calafate!!!  DON’T take a tour from Chile ~ it will take ALL DAY, & you’ll need to cross the Argentinian/Chilean border TWICE!!!  Terrible idea. 

Instead, stay in El Calafate, which is a cute little frontier town.  I stayed at the America del Sur Hostel El Calafate, in a dorm for four people, at the bargain price of $22/night!!!  And when I saw the view at the hostel, I just about died.  America del Sur always felt warm & cozy after a day of (freezing) adventuring, their Wi-Fi was among the best I found anywhere in Patagonia, their breakfast was above average, & they offer amazing steak dinners.  This place is a serious FIND!!

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia, Girl Who Travels the World

This view can be had for less than $30/night??!! In PATAGONIA??! YES, it can!! Click on the photo to find out where this is…

Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia!

Thanks for reading “Girls Gone Wild in Patagonia” & checking out video of our adventure!  If you’d like to see more female travel videos, click on the button below & subscribe to my YouTube channel!  Also, if you’re looking for more specific information about traveling to Perito Moreno Glacier, read the post below, which gives a more comprehensive look at visiting the glacier. 

xoxo Noelia 

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