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Classic El Calafate & El Chalten

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Day 1: Day 1: El Calafate Airport - El Calafate

Pass By: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
We welcome you at El Calafate airport and transfer to town to check in at your accommodation. You get the rest of the day to enjoy the town.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Lodging: Hostel Folk (Shared Room with Shared Bathroom)

Lodging: Hosteria Hainen (Private Room with Private Bathroom)

Day 2: Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier

Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
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.

Then we will get on board the ship to navigate the Lago Rico where your will be able to appreciate the amazing ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its icebergs. Then we come back to our accommodation at El Calafate.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Lodging: Hostel Folk (Shared Room with Shared Bath)

Lodging: Hosteria Hainen (Private Room with Private Bath)

Day 3: Day 3: El Calafate

Pass By: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Free day at El Calafate to visit the city by your own or to do any of the optional excursions.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Lodging: Hostel Folk (Shared Room with Shared Bath)

Lodging: Hosteria Hainen (Private Room with Private Bath)

Day 4: Day 4: El Calafate - El Chalten

Pass By: San Martín, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina
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 the rest of the day is al leisure to visit the town by our own.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Loding: Hostel Rancho Grande (Shared Room with Shared Bath)

Lodging: Hotel Pudu Lodge (Private Room with Private Bath)

Day 5: Day 5: Full Day Lago del Desierto

Pass By: Lago del Desierto, Argentina
Today we will live an unforgettable experience, which combines bus transfers with navigation and trekking from El Chaltén visiting the northern área of ​​Los Glaciares National Park and the provincial reserve Lago Del Desierto.

We travel by bus those 36 Km that separate us from 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 50 minutes spotting the Crestón and Huemul glaciers, landing in Punta Norte where we stay for about 15 minutes.

We then sail towards the Vespignani Glacier sector, located in the middle of the lake. Once there, you can choose to walk one of the three 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.

The most demanding trail lasts 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.

As a second option, the intermediate trail, leads us in a slight and constant slope to a significant point with a panoramic view of the glacier, in only 15 minutes.

You can also choose or complement the other hikes with the third option, which is the simplest trail that takes you to the wooded área and the coastal reserve without climbing.

After a farewell snack, we go back to Punta Sur on the boat. Then the bus takes us to El Chaltén where our adventure ends.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Loding: Hostel Rancho Grande (Shared Room with Shared Bath)

Lodging: Hotel Pudu Lodge (Private Room with Private Bath)

Day 6: Day 6: El Chalten

Pass By: San Martín, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Free Day to visit El Chalten by our own.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Day 7: El Chalten - El Calafate

Pass By: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
This day is at leisure to visit the town or to go on optional excursions around the area. In the late afternoon, we return to El Calafate. Then transfer to El Calafate Airport where our services end.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We welcome you at El Calafate airport and transfer to town to check in at your accommodation. You get the rest of the day to enjoy the town.

Airports

  • El Calafate Argentina
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • All transports
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at El Calafate
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at El Chalten
  • Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Full Day Lago del Desierto
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fees to National Parks
  • Tips
  • Flights
  • Optional Excursions
  • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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