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The must-see in Patagonia

A complete tour of Patagonia. Discover Perito Moreno glaciers, El Calafate, El Chalten, the Fitz Roy trekking, glaciers national park, hiking and cruise. Enjoy this wonderful trip with your friends and family.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: El Calafate
  • Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier - Navigation - El Calafate
  • Day 3: Navigation - Lago Argentino - El Calafate
  • Day 4: El Calafate - El Chalten - Trekking - El Chalten
  • Day 5: Trekking - Laguna Torre - El Chalten
  • Day 6: El Chalten - El Pilar - Trekking - Laguna de los Tres - El Chalten
  • Day 7: Trekking - Pliegue Tumbado - El Chalten
  • Day 8: El Chalten - El Calafate Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: El Calafate

Reception at El Calafate Airport and private transfer to the hotel.

Night at Kau Kaleshen hotel **

Included : transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier - Navigation - El Calafate

After breakfast, at 9 a.m., a pool service will pick you up from the hotel and head for the Perito Moreno Glacier some 80 km from El Calafate. This full-day excursion allows you to thoroughly enjoy the exceptional natural surroundings. You also delight in the panoramic view, afforded by countless foot-bridges, onto the glacier and its surrounding lenga forest.
Return trip to El Calafate at 4:30 p.m.
From the port located at Refugio Argentino, you embark on an hour navigation to enjoy the South face of the Glacier that can surpass 70 meters.
Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park for the day

Night at Kau Kaleshen hotel **

Included : excursion (shared), shared transport, cruise, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 3: Navigation - Lago Argentino - El Calafate

Transfer on pool service from your hotel, you will be picked up around 7:30 am and will undertake the journey of 40 Km to Punta Bandera, where you will embark. Full day sailing, covering the northern arm of Lake Argentino, watching the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers, entering the bays that they form and sailing through the cord of icebergs located about 20 km from the Upsala glacier.
Return to Punta Bandera and then to El Calafate.
Total time of navigation: 5 hours on boats designed for 250 passengers.

Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park included.
Transfer in pool service

Night at Kau Kaleshen hotel **

Included : cruise, entrance fees, shared transport, room & breakfast

Day 4: El Calafate - El Chalten - Trekking - El Chalten


Transfer in pool service from the hotel in El Calafate to the hotel in El Chalten. 210 km. 3 hours and 30 minutes of journey.

Trek self - guided up to Los Condores and Las Aguilas viewing points.

You walk by yourself (maps available at the entrance of the Park - trails are well marked).

This is the shortest hike from El Chaltén, that enables you to reach a viewpoint that lend itself to exceptional panoramic views of the Adela, Torre and Fitz Roy massifs, and the Río de las Vueltas valley. Optionally you can access a second viewpoint on a natural balcony with views of the steppe and the large Viedma lake. Leaving from El Chaltén, you cross over the town access bridge over the Fitz Roy River and continue along the road until you reach the National Park Visitors' Centre where the trail begins. From there, this well signed trail ascends until you get to a viewpoint.

This footpath is relatively new as it has been inaugurated in 2004. As it name shows, the lookout point is situated in a strategic place for the eventual observation of condors in their frequent glide to and from the Río Fitz Roy valley. It is also an excellent alternative to appreciate the imposing granite peaks and glaciers that dominate the horizon.

The trail to Las Águilas viewpoint begins at a bifurcation situated a few minutes before reaching Los Cóndores viewpoint, and just over 15 minutes walk, you arrive to this natural balcony with panoramic views over the steppe.

Night at the hotel El Paraiso ***.
Included : shared transport, room & breakfast

Day 5: Trekking - Laguna Torre - El Chalten

Trek self guided up to Laguna Torre.

You are walking by yourself (maps available at the entrance of the Park and trails are well marked).

Beautiful walk to reach the nearest viewpoint to the range of the legendary Cerro Torre. It takes about three hours on a trail without great difficulty, passing through the viewpoint of Torre, from where you have a very good view of all the mountains and the typical glacial valley of Cerro Torre. Before reaching the lake we pass the De Agostini camp and after ten minutes walking through the last glacial moraines, we will access one of the most famous sights of the park: all the sensational group of Cerro Torre, Cerro Solo, the snowy range of the Adelas, Torre glacier and the lake of the same name. It is optional to continue to the Maestri viewpoint.

Note 1: 7 to 8 hours walking

Note 2: Elevation + 300m

Night at the hotel El Paraiso ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 6: El Chalten - El Pilar - Trekking - Laguna de los Tres - El Chalten

Transfer from the hotel in El Chalten to Hosteria El Pilar, starting point of treks, in pool service. Departs at 8h, 12h and 15h.
Trek self- guided up to the Laguna de los Tres.

You are walking by yourself (maps available at the entrance of the Park and trails are well marked).

The walk starts along a beautiful trail in the forest, on the West slope of the Polo mount, to get to a slight ascent to the camp Poincenot. The amazing views are with us the whole tour: the Blanco River valley, the Piedras Blancas glacier and its lagoon. The climb to the Laguna de los Tres starts at Poincenot and is hard, but the reward is well worth it. Closer to the mountains we cannot be, unless we are "andinistas". Fitz Roy in all its splendor and the spectacular Sucia lagoon will be the site for lunch. We return through the beautiful Capri lagoon.

Note 1: 9 to 10 hours of walking.
Note 2: Elevation + 800m

Night at the hotel El Paraiso ***.
Included : shared transport, room & breakfast

Day 7: Trekking - Pliegue Tumbado - El Chalten

Trek self - guided up to the Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. You walk by yourself (maps available at the entrance of the Park and trails are well marked).
This simple ascent to a beautiful edge formed by rocks slates is one of the most panoramic tours of the park; although we are not so close to the Fitz Roy and Torre, the spectacular views of Mount Solo, Lake Viedma and the whole massif of Fitz Roy and Torre from the south, are well worth its route. Moreover lots of marine fossils are found in rocks. After a full day's march, we go back to town, with one of the best images that Patagonia gives us.
Note 1: 6-7 hours hiking, elevation + 800m


This simple ascent to a beautiful edge formed by rocks slates is one of the most panoramic tours of the park; although we are not so close to the Fitz Roy and Torre, the spectacular views of Mount Solo, Lake Viedma and the whole massif of Fitz Roy and Torre from the south, are well worth its route. Moreover lots of marine fossils are found in rocks. After a full day's march, we go back to town, with one of the best images that Patagonia gives us.
Note 1: 6-7 hours hiking, elevation + 800m

Night at the hotel El Paraiso ***.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 8: El Chalten - El Calafate Airport


Transfer on a pool service from the hotel in El Chalten to El Calafate Airport. 210km. 3 hours and 30 minutes of journey

Included : shared transport

Hotel Kau Kaleshen   El Calafate

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast

Our Hostel and Tea House, located in downtown El Calafate, has unique construction and decor details, and is surrounded by the beauty of old poplars. From their windows, our guests have a view of thesurrounding mountains and of our garden, full of beautiful flowers and local trees.

Hosteria El Paraiso   El Chalten

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

El Paraiso is a mountain inn located in the picturesque village of El Chalten at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy ... We have 19 charming rooms, with springsbox and private, with stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy. Ideal for enjoying nature, activities, celebrations or to rest.

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