EL CALAFATE Y EL CHALTEN
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
Discover the magical, bohemian and cozy town of El Chalten, the national trekking capital and a popular destination for professional climbers worldwide. Forming part of the Andes, the granite walls of the Fitz Roy and Torre hills stand as guardians dividing the ancient continental ice field of the Patagonian steppe.
DAY 01: EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA
Arrive at Calafate, the capital of the glaciers and gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
DAY 02: EL CALAFATE, PERITO MORENO GLACIER.
After breakfast you will start the full day excursion to Perito Moreno. In Glacier National Park, you will take the route along Lake Argentino where, 80km from El Calafate, the Perito Moreno is revealed by its 70m high walls of ice. Numerous walkways leading to the front of the glacier (there are approximately 5 km gateways) offer both a visual and audio experience, with each different view soundtracked by the constant ruptures and echoes of the iceberg. The tour also includes a short boat trip past the glacier.
You will return to the hotel in the evening.
Duration: 6 hours
For the more adventurous, glacier hiking tours with Big Ice or Minitrekking are also available as an addition. For more information on these excursions, just ask!
DAY 03: EL CALAFATE TO EL CHALTÉN, PATAGONIA
Breakfast. Make your own way to the bus station to go from El Calafate to El Chalten. This trip takes about 3 hours.
DAY 04 EL CHALTÉN, PATAGONIA
Breakfast. Spend the day enjoying the numerous trails and paths at your own pace. We recommend taking the path that leads to the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy: Laguna Los Tres.
DAY 05 EL CHALTÉN TO EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA
Breakfast. You will again have time to explore the area in more depth at your own pace. This time, take the path that leads to the foot of Cerro Torre: Laguna & Glacier Torre. Take the bus back to El Calafate at 6pm to arrive back to Calafate at night. Make your own way to your hotel to rest.
DAY 06: EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport or bus terminal to make your departure.