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Glaciers and mountains in 
Los Glaciares National Park
A group tour through the incredible landscapes of Patagonia
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS

This is a perfect trip for outdoor lovers who want to explore one of the most intact natural landscapes in the world. This adventure encompasses the essentials and highlights of the area on one incredible journey. Perito Moreno Glacier, Fitz Roy and Torre Mount at El Chalten, Lago del desierto and all glaciers in Argentino lake. A small group tour to visit Patagonia.

Day 1 El Calafate Airport - El Calafate

We welcome you at Calafate airport and transfer to your accommodation. You get the rest of the day to enjoy the town. At night we get together with the tour leader and fellow travelers to enjoy dinner (not included).

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: none

 

Day 2 Perito Moreno Glacier

We dedicate this day to one of the World’s Natural Wonder: the Moreno glacier. This ice field- type glacier flows down from the Patagonian Icefield, a big sheet of ice that with its 22.000 square kilometers is the third largest glacier area in the world, after Antarctica (14 M sq km) and Greenland (1 M sq km). Because unusual favorable local conditions, this glacier is the only one in the world that shows a closure and rupture process. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes. The roar of the chunks of ice falling inside the glacier or from the glacier into the lake, the frequent collapse of the front seracs into the turquoise water, makes out of this day a very special and unique experience.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Optional Excursion Recommended: Safari Náutico or Minitrekking (Minitrekking must be booked in advance. Please check availability with us).

 

Day 3 El Calafate – El Chalten – Lago del Desierto

After breakfast we take our bus for the 220 km long drive to El Chaltén, a small and picturesque village at the foot of Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre massif. We make a stop half way to enjoy local pastries and hot coffee. Once in El Chaltén,  we set for visiting the northern area of ​​Los Glaciares National Park and the provincial reserve Lago Del Desierto.

We start driving 36 Km from El Chalten to Lago Del Desierto with a beautiful panoramic path between forests, and bordering the Río de las Vueltas.

Then, from Punta Sur, we sail for about 30 minutes spotting the Crestón and Huemul glaciers, landing in the Vespigani Glacier sector, located in the middle of the lake. Once there, you can choose to walk one of the perfectly signed-posted trails of the Glacier Vespignani Reserve according to the difficulty and effort you wish to perform. The responsible person in charge of the activity will supervise your choice for you own safety.

There are three trails and we recommend to choose the intermediate trail, which leads us in a slight and constant slope to a significant point with a panoramic view of the Vespignani Glacier, in only 15 minutes.

You can also choose or complement the other hikes with the third option, which is the easiest trail that takes you to the wooded area and the coastal reserve without climbing. Or take the most demanding trail that takes you about 45 minutes at a slow pace to overcome the 150 meters of altitude and access the bottom of the Vespignani glacier with an incredible view of the north face of Fitz Roy Mountain.

After a farewell snack, we go back to Punta Sur on the boat. Then the bus takes us to our accommodation at El Chalten.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Day 4 El El Chalten – free day

Enjoy a full day to explore this charming town.

Accommodation options:

Double or single base: Hotel Vertical Lodge (or similar)

Hostel base: shared room and shared bathroom.

Included Meals: breakfast

 

Optional Excursion Recommended: Trek Chorrillo del Salto or Condores y Aguilas Viewpoint

Day 5  El Chalten – El Calafate

After breakfast we take our bus to El Calafate. When we arrive we have the entire day to visit the city or doing any of the optional excursions.

Accommodation in El Calafate, at Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6 El Calafate – Rios de Hielo

Early breakfast. Our cruise of the Argentino Lake glaciers will depart from Punta Bandera port, ready to weave between the lake's moving icebergs to explore all the main places of interest in Los Glaciares National Park.

The first stop will be the colossal icy blue walls of the Upsala Glacier. With a surface area of 336 square miles, this is the third largest glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. From the catamaran, enjoy breath-taking views of this immense expanse of ice, which has been used as a training ground for military forces before deployment to Antarctica. 

We continue sailing to Spegazzini Glacier. This incredible mass of rock and ice will leave you in awe - especially its towering 440-foot-tall wall. Leave behind these white peaks that divide Chile and Argentina as you navigate the freezing waters that border the Seco Glacier. Seco, meaning 'dry' in Spanish, has this name because it has been retreating over the past century, leaving behind a barren rock landscape. Around the still-magnificent ice, see how the trees and forests are pushing through.

The catamaran will then head back across Argentino Lake towards Punta Bandera. We transfer to our hotel at El Calafate.  

Accommodation in El Calafate, at Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 7  El Calafate – El Calafate airport

At the indicated time, transfer to El Calafate airport. End of services.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

  

INCLUDED SERVICES 

 

• Incoming service upon arrival.

• Tour leader during the entire trip.
• Perito Moreno Glacier excursion

• El Chalten full day, Lago del Desierto excursión.

• Rios de Hielo excursion at El Calafate

• All transfers El Calafate airport – El Calafate - El Chalten – El Calafate – El Calafate airport

 • During the trip we combine private and regular buses.

 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES 

 

• Entrance fees to National Parks
• Medical and life insurance
• Tips
• Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks)
• Flights or airport taxes
• Optional excursions.
• Services not shown or detailed in the program.

PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
 
There is no minimum of passengers to confirm this trip.   
The maximum number of passengers in the group is 14.

Standard category
Double base: USD 1911 (private room for two passengers traveling together) 
Single base: USD 2255 (Private room for one person)
Hostel base: USD 1820 (shared room and shared bathroom with other passengers)
GROUP DEPARTURE DATES FOR THIS TRIP

Trip 1 
START November 21st 2022, Monday
END November 27th 2022, Sunday

Trip 2
START December 27th 2022, Tuesday
END January 2nd 2023, Monday

Trip 3
START January 9th 2023, Monday
END January 15th 2023, Sunday

Trip 4 
START February 6th 2023, Monday
END February 12th 2023, Sunday

Trip 5 
START March 6th 2023, Monday
END March 12th 2023, Sunday
 
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