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Essence of Patagonia & Cultural Capitals

Argentina & Chile in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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An essential trip through Argentinan and Chilean Patagonia, including the Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park, combined with the chance to explore the capital cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago.

Trip Highlights

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    Puerto Natales
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    Santiago de Chile
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    Torres del Paine National Park
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    Argentinian Patagonia
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    Buenos Aires
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    El Calafate
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    Perito Moreno

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  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Uncover the essence of Patagonia and explore two South American capitals on this journey through Argentina and Chile! Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires before heading to El Calafate to see the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. Cross the border as you head to Puerto Natales, gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park. Finally, discover Santiago, surrounded by the snow-capped Andes.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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It's time to set off on an unforgettable adventure through two South American countries! Head to your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. Night on board.

2nd Day: Buenos Aires
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Touch down in Buenos Aires, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant, Argentinan culture! Transfer to the hotel, get settled in and spend the remainder of the day getting to know this exciting city at your leisure! Check out its atmospheric tango clubs, excellent restaurants and bustling shopping streets. We recommend an optional Dinner and Tango show tonight.* Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

687 Reviews

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3rd Day: Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Known as the 'Paris of South America', visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and the famous Casa Rosada government office. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore the unique architecture of trendy Puerto Madero. Step back in time to San Telmo, known for its renowned antique market, held every Sunday and stroll along Caminito Street, in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca. The remainder of the day is free to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the Tigre Delta.* In the evening, discover Argentinian cuisine with a Fogon Asado experience.** Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Optional Dinner & Tango Show: Experience an immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show. Watch traditional Tango dancers as you dine on Argentinian cuisine.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

687 Reviews

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Activities

included
Buenos Aires City Tour

Light

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Optional
Dinner & Tango Show

Light

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4th Day: Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, revisiting your favorite spots in the city, enjoying the city's green open spaces or discovering the capital's fantastic shopping opportunities. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

*Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta: Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, pay a visit to the city of San Isidro.

*Optional Fogón Asado Dining Experience: Discover the tradition of the Asado. Enjoy an 8-course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts. While sitting in our bar, you will see and experience different cooking techniques on the grill in a close and personal way.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

687 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Cultural Pack Experience Buenos Aires: 3 Excursions

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Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

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Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta

Light

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5th Day: Buenos Aires - Calafate
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Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your Argentinan adventure today as you transfer to the airport for a short flight to El Calafate, a town at the edge of Southern Patagonia, and the gateway to the incredible Perito Moreno glacier! Arrive, transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the town and sampling the unique cuisine on offer in this other-worldly region of Argentina! We recommend an optional meal at  Asador La Tablita tonight!* Overnight stay in El Calafate.

*Optional Dinner at Asador La Tablita: La Tablita, a Patagonian tradition since 1968, is a restaurant of encounter, tradition and innovation where you can taste the delights of Argentina. A few blocks from the commercial centre of El Calafate, you can enjoy a varied menu of authentic dishes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Sent or similar
tripadvisor rating

37 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner at Asador La Tablita

Light

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6th Day: Calafate
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Breakfast at the hotel. Journey to the amazing Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world, on a full-day excursion. The only advancing glacier in the world, begin the day with a walk through the Patagonian Andean forest, stopping at the Curva de los Suspiros viewpoint to take in your first sighting of the Perito Moreno! Next, walk also a series of walkways to approach the glacier up-close and take in the panoramic views of this wonder of nature. If you are lucky, you may even see blocks of ice breaking from the glacier and plummeting into Lake Argentino below! Next, board a boat at Bajo de las Sombras Bay to enjoy a boat trip to contemplate the sheer natural beauty of the glacier's southern wall, a truly unforgettable experience and a highlight of any trip to Patagonia! The most adventurous cannot miss out on a mini-trekking experience on the glacier itself.* At the end of the day, return to your hotel and overnight stay in El Calafate.

*Optional Glacier Mini-Trek: Experience nature and adventure on a mini-trek across the ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Passing through the port "Bajo de las Sombras", cross the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park in front of the lower Rico Lake.

NOTE: Although there is a bar in the park, we recommend bringing a box lunch on excursions to avoid wasting valuable time in the park (you can request it at your hotel one day in advance, at an additional cost).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Sent or similar
tripadvisor rating

37 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Perito Moreno Excursion

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Perito Moreno Boat Safari

Light

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Glacier Mini-Trek Supplement

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7th Day: Calafate
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the surroundings at your own pace or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities of your hotel. You'll be captivated by the landscapes of this abundant region. If you want to know more about the glaciers, head to the Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum! Alternatively, we recommend an optional Glacier Cruise or an excursion to a traditional Estancia.* Overnight stay in El Calafate.

*Optional Glacier Cruise: Begin with a navigation along the North Arm of Lake Argentino. After crossing the Boca del Diablo towards the Upsala Channel, arrive at the Spegazzini Base where you can enjoy the incomparable views of Glacier Bay and explore on foot.

*Optional Estancia 25 de Mayo Excursion: The Quincho Asador Parrilla, located in the centre of La Estancia 25 de Mayo, is the perfect place to experience authentic Argentian culture! Relax and contemplate the landscapes at the foot of the Cerro Calafate.

Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursions on this day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Sent or similar
tripadvisor rating

37 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Estancia 25 de Mayo Dinner with Performance

Light

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Calafate Glaciers Navigation Cruise

Moderate

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8th Day: Calafate - Puerto Natales
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Breakfast at the hotel. Your adventure continues today as you transfer to the bus station to catch a shared bus service to Puerto Natales (Bus ride takes aprox 5 hours), crossing the border into Chile and admiring the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia along the way. Arrive at Puerto Natales bus station and transfer to the hotel. Once settled, take some time to explore this once modest fishing port. Make sure to see the pretty corrugated tin houses and cozy old-style lodgings as well as enjoy the international restaurants and cafes overlooking the Señoret Channel. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

Please note: Depending on availability and operations, the bus schedule can be either confirmed at 8:00 am or 16:30 pm. Information and details of the schedule will be provided 15 days prior to departure.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Vendaval or similar
tripadvisor rating

125 Reviews

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9th Day: Puerto Natales
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Breakfast at the hotel. An unforgettable day awaits as you explore the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park today, an icon of Chile's natural beauty and loved by adventurers around the world. Set off into the landscapes of Southern Patagonia, stopping along the way at the Milodon Cave, an amazing natural monument where the fossilized remains of an extinct ground sloth were discovered in the 19th century. Continue into the national park observing the picturesque Sofia Lagoon, Cordillera Prat, Porteno Lake and pristine natural landscapes. Take in the views and snap some photos at the Gray Lake Viewpoint, and walk along the shore of Gray Lake. After a short rest stop, continue into the Salto Grande sector of the park to visit the Nordenskjold Lake Viewpoint, Paine Waterfall and Amarga Lake. Enjoy the amazing untouched wilderness and soak up the fresh air. The last stop, at dusk, is the Sarmiento Lake Viewpoint, for an unforgettable view as the sun begins to set. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight stay in Puerto Natales.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Vendaval or similar
tripadvisor rating

125 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full Day Torres del Paine

Moderate

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10th Day: Puerto Natales
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Enjoy a delicious breakfast and spend the day at your leisure. We recommend visiting the local history museum and enjoying the sea views across the islets and inlets from the unique Hand Monument. Take some time to stroll along the waterfront and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful city and its breathtaking surroundings! We recommend an optional cruise on Grey Lake.* Overnight stay in Puerto Natales.

*Optional Grey Lake Boat Excursion: Head to Torres del Paine National Park to board the ship 'Gray III' and cruise on Grey Lake, taking in the unparalleled landscapes of floating icebergs and imposing mountains with an included pisco sour cocktail!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Vendaval or similar
tripadvisor rating

125 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Grey Lake Boat Excursion

Light

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11th Day: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Puerto Natales bus station to catch the bus to Punta Arenas Airport, a journey of approx. 3 hours. From here, catch a flight to the Chilean capital of Santiago. Arrive in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the beautiful city which is surrounded by Andean mountains and boasts a charming historic centre. We recommend strolling around the colonial centre and people-watching in one of the many cafe terraces. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
RQ Santa Magdalena or similar
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118 Reviews

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12th Day: Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get out and explore Santiago, a city full of stimulating possibilities, on a fascinating half-day city tour. Begin in the centre, on the main avenue of the city, to learn about its history and landmarks. Descend to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Lastarría, bursting with green spaces and fancy 19th-century mansions, now restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums. Next, experience the spectacular views from Cerro Santa Lucia where you can contemplate the city and hear more about its fascinating history. Descend the hill and pass by the emblematic Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago and the former national congress. Dig deeper into Chilean history at the majestic La Moneda Palace and Plaza de la Constitución. It's time to smell the aromas and admire the amazing fresh produce at the Central Market before continuing to a Lapis Lazuli store to admire the beautiful crafts and handmade jewellery. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Wine lovers should indulge in the local Chilean wines, they're exceptional. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
RQ Santa Magdalena or similar
tripadvisor rating

118 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

Light

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13th Day: Santiago - US
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your amazing adventure through South America to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Included activities

Included
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This activity ends at the center so that the rest of your day can be spent walking around the city.

Buenos Aires City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Buenos Aires

Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore Puerto Madero, San Telmoa and the La Boca neighborhood.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Share service.You can find toilets and a cafeteria at the beginning of the walkways. There are different paths with different degrees of difficulty, the guide will tell you about them so that you can choose which ones to visit.

Full-Day Perito Moreno Excursion

Included activity for day 6 in Perito Moreno

Explore Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world! Start by navigating the Patagonian Andean forest, stopping at the Curva de los Suspiros viewpoint. Afterwards, admire the grandeur of the glacier from the walkways.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

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Shared serviceShared service. The meeting point for the activity is in Puerto Moreno. The duration of the activity is approximate.

Perito Moreno Boat Safari

Included activity for day 6

We set sail from Puerto Moreno to enjoy a slow boat ride to contemplate the entire spectacular north wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most outstanding attractions of any trip to Patagonia.

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Full Day Torres del Paine

Included activity for day 9

Explore Southern Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park and its many awe-inspiring lakes, lagoons, waterfalls and jagged mountain ranges nestled among the pristine natural landscape.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Unguided activity.

Dinner & Tango Show

Suggested activity for day 3 in Buenos Aires

Take part in an immersive evening of Argentine cuisine and performance as you feast on a traditional dinner while watching a tango show.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00

Physical rating:

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Please avoid booking separately for the activities included in this package.

Cultural Pack Experience Buenos Aires: 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 4

Make the most of your time in Buenos Aires with this great value cultural package of three excursions: a dinner & tango show (day 2), a half-day excursion to the Tigre Delta (day 3) and a great dinner experience in the Fogón Asado (day 3).

Physical rating:

Light

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Activity not available on Sundays.

Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

Suggested activity for day 4 in Buenos Aires

Enjoy an 8 course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts and observe as the chefs prepare your meal right before your eyes.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta

Suggested activity for day 4 in Buenos Aires

Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, visit the city of San Isidro.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30

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Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile - US.
  • Internal flights: Buenos Aires - Calafate, Punta Arenas - Santiago de Chile.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 11 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

National Park entrance fees, tourist citytax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

There is a US $2 fee for the use of the terminal in El Calafate that must be paid in cash.

*Entrance fees to the all national parks in Argentina are not included. Keep in mind that these fees must be paid in cash (USD or pesos).

For more information: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/parquesnacionales.

*Please note that the entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is not included and must be purchased on the official website before the day of the excursion:
https://shop.pasesparques.cl/evento/2557/parque-torres-del-paine

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

Please note about Calafate - Puerto Natales Bus: Depending on availability and operations, the bus schedule can be either confirmed at 8:00 am or 16:30 pm. Information and details of the schedule will be provided 15 days prior to departure. Please remember to check you account to find out this information, the ticket will be loaded together with the other important documents of your trip.

  • Argentina
  • Chile
    • Entry requirements

      Passport must be valid at time of entry. One passport page required.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country if you are staying less than 90 days.

    • Currency

      Argentine Peso.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      220 V.

    • Health

      Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended in the case of prolonged travel to areas where there is a high risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Travelers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      UTC - 03:00.

    • Other useful information

      Mate is a national symbol that is associated with hospitality and social gathering.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.argentina.travel/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport. 

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. 

    The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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