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Upsala Glacier Tours

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Upsala Glacier
South America’s largest glacier, in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, measures 35 miles (56 kilometers) long and 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide. Upsala Glacier is among seven glaciers feeding Lake Argentino, where boats dodge icebergs the size of small islands en route to the wall of ice.
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Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'

Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'

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Go see some of the world’s most amazing glaciers before they disappear during this full-day tour of Lake Argentino. View multiple glaciers from the ship including Upsala, Seco, Heim, Spegazzini and Perito Moreno. Stop for a short guided walk and enjoy panoramic views of the glaciers and enjoy a boxed lunch with a non-alcoholic drink while you sail.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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$130.00
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El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

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Sail amid the massive glaciers in El Calafate on this full-day sightseeing boat excursion. Cruise across Lago Argentino to view the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers up close. Enjoy lunch onboard while you appreciate the spectacular scenery, then snap photos from the deck of the boat. Learn about the natural history of the area from your guide and relax on the comfortable vessel. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.99
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$179.99
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Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina

Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina

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Discover Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina on this full-day adventure from El Calafate. Sail past icebergs on Patagonia's Lago Argentino to Estancia Cristina, a historical sheep and cattle ranch at the end of the world. Tour Estancia Cristina, then choose between an off-road 4x4 tour to Upsala Glacier or a walk to a pristine nearby waterfall.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.67
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CALAFATE SAFARI NAUTICO and WALKING FOOTBRIDGES Best of Perito Moreno

CALAFATE SAFARI NAUTICO and WALKING FOOTBRIDGES Best of Perito Moreno

This tour is designed for people who want to enjoy the magic of ice and to remember that experience forever. You will be able to appreciate the amazing ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its icebergs. From our comfortable ships and with a completely different perspective, this 1-hour trip offers the possibility of seeing the spectacular ice walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its continuous and thunderous collapses over the Lago Rico. 400 meters from the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the boat stops for a few minutes to take a closer look at the landscape. You could not get any closer to the rupture! The Safari Náutico is a navigation suitable for all ages and it can be done year round. We will go to the Footbridges where we will have a sector of services for visitors and a system of balconies and walkways that allow hiking on different routes and access different truly incredible views of the Glacier and the proximity to it.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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Estancia Cristina Classic - El Calafate

Estancia Cristina Classic - El Calafate

An ideal combination of adventures, glaciers and stories, as well as navigation between icebergs and stunning landscapes with views of the western front of the Upsala Glacier.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$336.00
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$336.00
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Perito Moreno Glacier Experience on the catwalks

Perito Moreno Glacier Experience on the catwalks

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We will go to the Gangways where we will have a service sector for visitors and a system of balconies and walkways that allow hiking on different routes and access different views of the Glacier and its proximity to it. We can observe the Argentino Lake with its Round Bay. In it you can see an important variety of birds. In the first 40 km the Patagonian steppe is crossed, later passing the entrance of the National Park to observe the arboreal vegetation mostly belonging to the “notofagus” family (ñires, cherries, lengas) and the occasional cinnamon, and flowers of different colors, among which the notor stands out for its intense red color corresponding to the Andean Patagonian Forest. Arrive at "the curve of sighs" called this way because it is the first point where we have a panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Cristina Discovery stay with lunch - El Calafate

Cristina Discovery stay with lunch - El Calafate

An ideal combination of adventures, glaciers and stories, as well as navigation between icebergs and stunning landscapes with views of the western front of the Upsala Glacier.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$646.40
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$646.40
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Gourmet Navigation through Glacier National Park and Perito Moreno footbridges

Gourmet Navigation through Glacier National Park and Perito Moreno footbridges

This tour includes navegation throug all glaciers of the Glacier National Park and guided tour on footbridges over the Perito Moreno Glacier. After this wolking adventure we will take you back to your hotel in a comfortable mini bus. From the beginning, the trip has pleasant surprises, arriving at the Argentino Lake in the northwest, Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo - the narrowest pass of the lake, with a width of approximately 800 meters. Spegazzini glacier and disembarkation at Puesto de Las Vacas - Baba del Canal Spegazzini - walk coordinated by our team of guides, with a view of the old Settlement Post. Recognition of flora and fauna. Visit to the Upsala canal, navigation to the Herminita Peninsula - limit allowed by National Parks - panoramic view of the glacier. Lunch during the navigation
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.00
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$230.00
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Gourmet Navigation Experience by the Perito Moreno Glacier

Gourmet Navigation Experience by the Perito Moreno Glacier

From the beginning, the trip has pleasant surprises, arriving at the Argentino Lake in the northwest, Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo - the narrowest pass of the lake, with a width of approximately 800 meters. Spegazzini glacier and disembarkation at Puesto de Las Vacas - Baba del Canal Spegazzini - walk coordinated by our team of guides, with a view of the old Settlement Post. Recognition of flora and fauna. Visit to the Upsala canal, navigation to the Herminita Peninsula - limit allowed by National Parks - panoramic view of the glacier. Lunch during the navigation. Maximum Capacity 20 Passengers
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.00
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Estancia Cristina Trekking - El Calafate

Estancia Cristina Trekking - El Calafate

An ideal combination of adventures, glaciers and stories, as well as navigation between icebergs and stunning landscapes with views of the western front of the Upsala Glacier.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$724.27
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Cristina Classic stay with lunch - El Calafate

Cristina Classic stay with lunch - El Calafate

An ideal combination of adventures, glaciers and stories, as well as navigation between icebergs and stunning landscapes with views of the western front of the Upsala Glacier.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$440.54
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$440.54
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Estancia Cristina Discovery - Calafate

Estancia Cristina Discovery - Calafate

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Una combinación ideal de aventuras, glaciares e historias
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$543.20
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CALAFATE BigIce trekking and walkways of Los Glaciares

CALAFATE BigIce trekking and walkways of Los Glaciares

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In our comfortable buses, a bilingual tourist guide will give you information about the landscape you are about to see. Small groups of up to 10 people are organized, and the hike begins from the southern moraine of the Glacier Always accompanied by expert guides, you will explore the corners of the most special glacier of the world for three hours and a half During the walk, the guides will help you learn more about the ice, its surroundings and you will be able to size the dimension of the glacier and enjoy the view of the nearby mountains, such as Cerro Dos Picos, Cerro Pietrobelli and Cerro Cervantes. Back on the moraine, we will start another one-hour walk back to the port, to take the boat and navigate very close to the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and get back to “civilization” after having enjoyed one of the most spectacular ice treks in the world! The tour includes a guided visit to the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park.
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  • 10 hours
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$400.00
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Estancia Cristina Full-Day Trip from El Calafate with Lunch

Estancia Cristina Full-Day Trip from El Calafate with Lunch

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Immerse yourself in the ranch culture of Argenitinian Patagonia on this 13-hour tour from El Calafate. Visit Estancia Cristina via a boat trip through the icebergs that abut Upsala Glacier, then spend time at the ranch learning about the history and culture of the historic ranch.
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  • 13 hours
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$271.70
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3-Days and 2 Nights Experience El Calafate with Airfare from Buenos Aires

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3-Days and 2 Nights Experience El Calafate with Airfare from Buenos Aires

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This is a great experience that will allow you to spend 3 days at a worldwide Icon in Patagonia: El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier. On this package you will be able to visit Calafate Town, Perito Moreno Glacier and Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers. These last 2 in a Full Day Navigation Tour.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,128.00
$1,410.00
$282.00 savings
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6-Day Glacier and Hiking Tour in Patagonia

6-Day Glacier and Hiking Tour in Patagonia

Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on a 6-day adventure tour through El Calafate and Torres del Paine. Visit and hike on the Perito Moreno and Upsala Glaciers and see a number of native animals in their natural environment. Experience the rough beauty of the area with mountains, forests, lakes and the extensive glaciers while following your guide with all the necessary equipment provided.
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  • 6 days
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$2,399.00
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Gourmet Glaciers Navigation by Patagonia Dreams

Gourmet Glaciers Navigation by Patagonia Dreams

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The journey begins at the private port La Soledad, located 47 kilometers from El Calafate. From there, at 9:00 AM we will set sail for the North Canal of Lake Argentino. The ice floes will decorate our passage through the Upsala Canal, from where we can see the Upsala Glacier about 15 km away. Then, we headed towards the Spegazzini Channel to see several hanging glaciers such as the Seco, Heim Sur, Peinetta, and then disembark at Puesto de Las Vacas. There we will take a 30-minute walk through an Andean Patagonian forest and its beaches. Upon returning to the boat we will enjoy lunch while we continue our walk until we reach the front of the highest glacier in the National Park: the Spegazzini Glacier. At this point we go to the Perito Moreno Glacier, where they can disembark on the footbridges for an hour and a half (if they choose this option). We will return to La Soledad port and return to the city at 06:00 PM.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.00
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$127.00

The Spirit of The Glaciers (3 days / 2 nights) Cruise from El Calafate

The Spirit of The Glaciers (3 days / 2 nights) Cruise from El Calafate

This cruise is an excellent option to get to know the greatest number of attractions in the Los Glaciares National Park, among them, Upsala Glacier, Spegazzini Glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier. With this cruise you can access places that you might not otherwise know. Cabins rates based on double occupancy. Consult for single room rates
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,454.00
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All Glaciers Sailing & Short Hike at Spegazzini Refuge - Standard Cabin

All Glaciers Sailing & Short Hike at Spegazzini Refuge - Standard Cabin

This boat tour visits the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. You will disembark in the Spegazzini Canal for 1 hour and a half where you can hike through the forest while you enjoy spectacular views of the Spegazzini Glacier like never before from the recently opened Spegazzini Refuge located in front of this glacier and on the shores of Lake Argentino. It is one of the most important excursions that can be made from El Calafate and it is worth spending a day to reach the National Park places that are only accessible by boat.The first part of the navigation takes place in the north arm of Lake Argentino crossingthe Upsala and Spegazzini channels where you can see the respective glaciers. In the forest, you will hike a 300-meter path without difficulty along the coast of the lake making stops at viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Glaciers. Upon arrival at the Spegazzini Refuge, you can have lunch, visit the shop and contemplate the landscape from inside or from the outside terrace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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All Glaciers Sailing at VIP Cabin

All Glaciers Sailing at VIP Cabin "Captain´s Club" with Lunch & Open Bar

This boat tour visits the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers entering the bays that they form. You will disembark in the Spegazzini Canal for 1 hour and a half where you can hike through the forest while you enjoy spectacular views of the Spegazzini Glacier like never before from the recently opened Spegazzini Refuge located in front of this glacier and on the shores of Lake Argentino. It is one of the most important excursions that can be made from El Calafate and it is worth spending a day to reach the National Park places that are only accessible by boat. Access to Captain's Club VIP lounge: Lounge with preferential location on board the ship, with host at your service. Includes Open Bar with cafeteria service, drinks with and without alcohol throughout the activity. It also includes access to an exclusive lounge located inside the restaurant in front of the Spegazzini Glacier where a 3-step lunch will be served with views of the Glaciers
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.00
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4-Days El Calafate Easy Going Experience

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4-Days El Calafate Easy Going Experience

Many times we look at a trip, we see a place where we will love to go, but we start to read the small letters and find many restrictions about age or physical conditions, and sadly we have to resign our dreams because we can’t accomplish those items. This is not the case. We create this trip just for you, in an easy and comfortable way where you will be able to enjoy an authentic Argentinian Patagonian Ranch with a fabulous dinner. Enjoy a panoramic view of the astonishing Perito Moreno Glacier, plus a great navigation and lunch. You will be amazed discovering Upsalla and Spegazzini lakes in a relaxed an vip cabin and a Patagonian Lake Refuge where you will have a hot meal. End your last day with a spectacular photographic safari and lunch.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$772.00
$965.00
$193.00 savings
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5-Days El Calafate Experience without limits!

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5-Days El Calafate Experience without limits!

Sometimes you look a trip to go for, but you don’t like the excursions on it, because you know you are a really hard core person, you need to port out all you energy to enjoy those places and trips,and you don’t want ruin those excursions. So here you are, we create this pretty physically extreme trip where you will pour out yourself beyond your limits, you will really enjoy each single excursion in this trip. You will start your welcome having dinner in a cave. Be ready to experience in the next days a glacier trekking, navigation among different lakes, hiking and kayaks right there in the Patagonian cold lakes. Defiantly you will never know how far you could go until you do this trip!...
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,140.80
$1,426.00
$285.20 savings
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4-Day Tour of El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park

4-Day Tour of El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park

Discover Ice Age history, modern Patagonian culture, and some of Argentina's most stunning scenery on a 3-night tour of El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park. Ice trek across the ancient Perito Moreno glacier, sail past Upsala Glacier on the icy waters of Lake Argentino, and ride a 4x4 to a lookout above the city of El Calafate. You'll also have lunch and learn about the local wool industry at a traditional Patagonian 'estancia,' or ranch, on this immersive tour near the ends of the earth.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$594.00
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Calafate: Experience All Glaciers

Calafate: Experience All Glaciers

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From the Hotel to Punta Bandera port, 50 km approx. from El Calafate, where we embark. Once on board we will sail through the North Arm of Lake Argentino until we reach the Upsala Channel, where we will find a spectacular Iceberg Barrier, and if the location of the icebergs allows us, we will be able to get near the glacier´s wall. Afterwards we will navigate the Spegazzini Channel, where we will observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of the Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the National Park, We continue sailling until the disembark point in front of Spegazzini Glacier, at the mountain shelter, to spend there one hour and a half. There is a short pathway to walk along the forest, and time to enjoy the mountain and the glacier from the shore of the lake, it offers a privileged panoramic view. Is accessible, and low complexity. Duration: 10 hours, from 07.15 to 17.00. The entrance fee to National Park is not included. Our suggestion: Take a lunch box to have a meal during the tour
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.00
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