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“a decent half day excursion” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Calafate Extremo

Calafate Extremo
Ranked #9 of 26 Tours in El Calafate
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Owner description: Inside the “Estancia Huyliche” we find the Huyliche Hill, 10 minutes away from El Calafate, which allows access our 4 x 4 Land Rovers to "Balcones de El Calafate" a scenic spot 900 meters over sea level. From “Balcones de El Calafate” you will see Argentino’s Lake, El Calafate city, Mount Fitz Roy and Torre and the rising of Perito Moreno Glacier. On the route you'll visit a site consisting of sedimentary rock from the late Cretaceous period, petrified wood chips, shark teeth, ma-rine oysters and fossilized bones from that age, giving the trip an extra value. On the way we'll make 4 stops to enjoy 3 viewpoints and "El refugio." Here we'll offer lunch or afternoon service. The stops are a very good opportunity to take pictures of the landscape and eventually enjoy the appearance of condors, eagles, guanacos and foxes. Before reaching our final stop, there is an optional 15-20 minutes hike between high rocks and vegetation heading to view point of the Moyano valley.
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“a decent half day excursion”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

If you are looking to do something else non glaciar related in Califate this is a decent choice. It's a half day excursion where the 4x4 drives you up to the top of the mountain surrounding Califate to see the city down below.

there was no lunch provided, so not sure about those other reviews and the guide barely spoke english which was a problem. ask for an english speaking guide.

Visited December 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2011

This was a last-minute idea to fill a day in El Calafate, and I am so grateful we chose Calafate Extremo. Our driver, Ezequiel was terrific - very personable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed getting to know him as much as we enjoyed the amazing views and the hearty lunch! Those steak sandwiches are among the best food my husband can recall from the entire trip! This is a definite must-do while in El Calafate. We would love to go back during the winter to experience this same trip again in the snow!

Visited March 2011
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