Thursday, December 12, 2019

19 Days Solo Trip in Summer Argentina and Antarctica

Seventh Continent on my Bucket List and the 107th beyond the #lakbay100 journey
November 15 to December 03, 2019

2019 final set of annual leave; Argentina Electronic Visa Authorization (EVA) multiple entry Tourist Visa for 3 months using the US B2 Visa for Philippine passport holder #argentina #visa

2019 final set of annual leave; backpack is all set :) back to South America and farthest place to reach in Southern Hemisphere of the globe... soon :) #livealifeyouwillrember #southamerica #antarctica #argentina

2019 final set of annual leave; ALMOST 24 HOURS FLIGHT ESCAPADE! (halos buong araw nasa ere). Longest non-stop flight I had was from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles for 16.5 hours last July 2019. Longest 1-stop flight will be having is from Dubai to Buenos Aires for 20 hours #buenosaires #argentina #livealifeyouwillremember

2019 final set of annual leave; Finalizing the Journey to Earth's Seven Continent :)

(1) Asia 2010, (2) Africa 2012, (3) Europe 2013, (4) Australia 2018, (5) South America 2018, (6) North America 2019, (7) Antarctica 2019 #lakbay7continents #livealifeyouwillremember #antarctica

19 Days Solo Trip in Summer Argentina and Antarctica

19 Days Solo Trip in Summer Argentina and Antarctica

19 Days Solo Trip in Summer Argentina and Antarctica


E-Visa Application 2x applied (ETA) $100 (368 AED)
Flight Tickets 2,668 AED ($727)
Booked Hostels via Agoda (all reserved, all payment upon arrival)
Subtotal: $827

Day 01: November 15, 2019 Friday / Buenos Aires Arrival
0440H ETD Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal
0630H ETA Dubai; taxi to Terminal 3
0805H ETD Dubai UTC +0400H; flight EK247
2040H ETA Buenos Aires UTC -0300H; money exchange $1=57.5, $200=11,500 ARS
Buenos Aires City 1st Night / Uber to Hostel 630
Ideal Social Hostel 3N 1,675; Kentucky meal 190
Subtotal: 2,495 ARS

0700H Breakast 240; Recoleta Cemetery, Floralis Generica
Plaza De Mayo / Casa Rosada, La Boca & Camino Street Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral
Buenos Aires City 2nd Night, lunch and snacks 815
Subtotal: 1,055 ARS

0600H ETD Hostel; taxi to airport 1,025; breakfast 180
0800H ETD Buenos Aires; flight AR 2724
0955H ETA Iguazu; Van to Downtown 250
1100H ETA Iguazu Downtown; bus to Iguazu Park 360 return
1120H ETD Iguazu Downtown
1150H ETA Iguazu Falls National Park; Entrance fee 800; Buffet Restaurant 830
1300H ETD Central Station (get departure stub, every 30min interval)
1500H ETD Devil's Throat Station; refreshments 140
1610H ETD Iguazu Falls National Park
1645H ETA Hito Tres Fronteras (Three Borders Landmark)
1715H ETD Hito Tres Fronteras; bus to Terminal 35; Photo-ops; refreshments 60
1745H ETD Iguazu Downtown; shared taxi to Airport 350
1815H ETA Iguazu Airport
2005H ETD Iguazu; flight AR 2727
2200H ETA Buenos Aires; Uber to Hostel 200; Kentucky pizza meal 215
Buenos Aires City Last Night (3rd)
Subtotal: 4,425 ARS

0130H ETD Hostel; Uber to Airport 250
0200H ETA Airport
0405H ETD Buenos Aires; flight AR1684
0740H ETA Ushuaia; taxi to downtown 265; breakfast 360
Antarctica walk-in full payment in cash $4,400 (Freestyle Adventure Travels)
1010H ETD Ushuaia Downtown; taxi to Airport 275
1145H ETD Ushuaia; flight AR1821
1305H ETA El Calafate; $150 = 9,000 ARS ($1=60); Shuttle van to El Chalten return 2,900; snacks 315
1430H ETD El Calafate Airport
1730H ETA El Chalten; Hostel Los Viajeros 2,625; snacks and pack snacks 855
Subtotal: 7,845 ARS + $4,400

0600H ETD Hostel; walk to Starting point (raining)
0930H ETA Laguna Torre (9km); photo-ops
1000H ETD Laguna Torre; trail back
1300H ETA El Chalten; wash-up and rest; Souvenirs 1,100; Snacks 240
Walk around town; wine trip & soup 500
Subtotal: 1,840 ARS

0600H ETD Hostel
1100H ETA Laguna delos Tres; photo-ops & snacks
1200H ETD Laguna delos Tres (with knee injury / exhausted)
1700H ETA Hostel; snacks 400; 2000H Sleep
Subtotal: 400 ARS

0400H ETD Hostel; Van to El Calafate
0630H ETA El Calafate Bus Terminal; Exchange $100 = 6,000 ARS; Perito Moreno Bus Tour 1,200
0745H ETD El Calafate Bus Terminal
0900H ETA Perito Moreno; admission fee 800; brunch 690; balcony walk and photo-ops
1400H ETD Perito Moreno
1545H ETA El Calafate Bus Bus Terminal; taxi to Airport 1,000
1700H ETA El Calafate Airport
1715H ETD El Calafate; flight AR 1824
1835H ETA Ushuaia; taxi to hostel 280; Ushuaia Town 1st Night; Torre Al Sur 3N 900 / day
1900H Antarctica briefing in pub 320
Subtotal: 5,190 ARS

0700H ETD Hostel; breakfast 120; EMUSH street murals, Plaza Malvinas
Exchange $100 = 6,300 ARS; lunch 600, souvenirs 800
1600H ETA Ushuaia Port; Ship familiarization; Safety Drill
1800H ETD Ushuia Port
1930H buffet dinner; photo-ops with Filipino staff
Subtotal: 1,520 ARS

0800H buffet breakfast
1130H Expedition photography lessons
1230H buffet lunch; souvenirs $63
1430H Mandatory IAATO & Zodiac Briefing
1630H Biosecurity checks & Captain's Welcome Cocktail
1930H buffet dinner
Subtotal: $63

0800H breakfast
0900H penguin and seal familiarization
1200H lunch
1500H zodiac to Great Wall Research Station (China)
1630H back to ship
1830H daily recap
1930H dinner
Subtotal: $0

0800H breakfast
0900H Zodiac to Port Lockroy (Jougla Point)
1130H back to ship
1230H lunch
1500H Necko Harbor cancelled due to strong wind (>40 knots)
1800H daily recap
1930H lunch
Subtotal: $0

0800H breakfast
0930H Cuverville Island
1200H lunch
1400H Paradise Harbor
1900H dinner
Subtotal: $0

0800H breakfast
0930H Zodiac cruising in Lemaire Channel
1230H lunch
1400H Zodiac cruising in Lemaire Channel
1700H Polar plunge
1930H dinner
2100H Antarctica quiz night (we won with perfect score)
Subtotal: $0

0800H breakfast
1300H lunch
2000H dinner
Subtotal: $0

0800H breakfast
1300H lunch
2000H dinner; envelope tip $150
Subtotal: $150

0645H breakfast
0730H World Explorer check-out (claim passport / flash drive)
0830H Torre Al Sur Hostel check-in 1,200
1000H ETD Ushuaia; Van to Tierra del Fuego 850
1030H Information Office; Tierra del Fuego admission fee 560
1040H Ensenada Zaratiegui start hiking; Coasta Trail
1300H ETA Alakush (8km at 2.5hr); Alakush lunch 300
1510H ETD Alakush; Van to Ushuaia
1550H ETA Ushuaia; rest in hostel; buffet dinner 1,010; money exchange $40 = 2,520
Subtotal: 3,920 ARS

0700H taxi to Airport 270
0720H ETA Ushuaia Airport; breakfast 380
0910H ETD Ushuaia; flight 1879
1230H ETA Buenos Aires; Uber to hostel 250
1400H Art Factory on Tap Hostel 610 (key deposit 500); rest; snacks 80
walk to Caminito; Souvenir shirts & magnets 2,630
1900H ETA back to hostel; rest and snacks 80
nightlife and foodtrip 715
Subtotal: 4,155 ARS

Day 18: December 02, 2019 Monday / Argentina Day 11: Flight back to Home
0900H ETD Hostel; breakfast 160
1800H Uber to EZE Airport 770
1900H ETA Buenos Aires Airport; snacks 425
2220H ETD Buenos Aires; flight EK 248
Subtotal: 1,355 ARS

Day 19: December 03, 2019 Tuesday / Flight back to Home (whole day in the sky)
2355H ETA Dubai UTC +0400H

TOTAL: 2,495 + 1,055 + 4,425 + 7,845 + 1,840 + 400 + 5,190 + 1,520 + 3,920 + 4,155 + 1,355 = 34,200 ARS ($570) + $4,400 + $213 + $827 = $6,010


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