The Kosten Aike is centrally located in the town of El Calafate, one block from the main street and a short walk from the shores of lake Argentino. The charming Alpine-style building features wooden staircases and balconies, wide eaves and galleries, and a spacious yet cosy lounge with a large fireplace. The 80 rooms offer comfortable, bright and spacious accommodation. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, free wireless internet access, business centre, games room, gym, jacuzzi, massage room, tour desk and a souvenir shop.
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"The most inspirational moment was impossible to define - so many interesting and beautiful places including of course Machu Picchu.
Mr Gordon Claridge"
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your work and help with our trip to South America, it was the most incredible and inspiring experience for both my Mum and myself.
"The trip to Machu Picchu was incredible. The time we had there gave us the opportunity to really get a feel for the place and take all the photos we wanted to.
Ms Raffaella Facchini"
"Getting really close to the glaciers from the cruise ship was terrific.
Mr Richard Dobson"
"The welcome and friendliness of the Chilean people coupled with their civilised attitude that is modelled on the UK, was inspirational. The scenery from the Atacama to Patagonia is just overwhelming.
Mr Derek Lester"
"The high plains (Alto Plano) were fantastic to experience and to see the people who survived there. View down into Chivay was very impressive. Drive up to Macchu Pichu was hairy but well worth it - the views were breathtaking at the top. Train from Puno to Cusco was very very enjoyable. We were not looking forward to a 10 hour train ride but thoroughly enjoyed it. Peru Rail staff very well turned out and very helpful and service on train excellent.
Mr Roger Cockle"
"The first sight of Macchu Picchu through the clouds was amazing. The descending cloud made a magical place all the more mysterious and mystic. Truly magical experience.
Mrs Yvonne Thorp"
"There were absolutely no points in the holiday where I felt anything less than ravished by the scenery and captivated by the people and places we visited.
Mr Anthony Suggitt"
"There were too many 'wow' moments to single out any one occasion. We think the fact that Cox & Kings had organised everything and there was minimal hiccups so making the whole trip inspirational was a credit to you all. Many thanks.
Mr David Cowdry"
"My first sight of Machu Picchu [was inspiring]. The emotions which I experienced were so powerful and surprising. An unforgettable moment I shall never forget.
Mrs Patricia Beeston"
"The guide, Valentino, was very efficient, excellent with local knowledge, always pleasant and punctual; an essential requirement. Comparing the desert and Patagonia is like comparing chalk and cheese. All the places had inspirational characteristics. Food and wine were varied and of a high standard.
Mr Stephen Fidler"
"Seeing the citadel of Macchu Picchu in the flesh at close hand ranks with the awesome sights of the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids and the Treasury in Petra for instance. To this must be added the visit to see the Condors up close. Fabulous.
Mr Derek Lowdon"
"Visit to Machu Picchu. Absolutely magical.
Mr George Hunter"
"The Iguacu falls were probably the high spot, closely followed by Corcovada. The Manaus experience was very special too.
Mrs Vivienne Taylor"