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El Calafate & Torres del Paine 12 days

On this trip, you will discover the Argentine and Chilean Patagonia Circuit. In 12 days you will enjoy unforgettable adventures, walking at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, sailing through the Argentino Lake and the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, and trekking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

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$4,905

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • 11 nights in a double room.
    • Breakfasts in all accommodations.
    • Meals when "included" are mentioned.
    • Transfers to the airport (in private service when mentioned).
    • Guided tours and mentioned excursions, with guide in English / Spanish when not specified.
    • Tickets to National Parks.
    • Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
    • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
    • Entry/Admission - Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza)
    • Entry/Admission - Cueva del Milodon
    • Entry/Admission - Glacier Grey
    • Entry/Admission - Torres del Paine National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Air transport (optional).
    • Excursions indicated as "optional".
    • Personal meals and extras not mentioned.

  • Day 1: Day 1: Flight to El Calafate and bus to El Chaltén (-/-/-)

    Stop At: El Chalten, El Chalten, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Welcome to El Calafate and the land of glaciers.

    Upon arrival, you will take a local bus (included) to El Chaltén, the "paradise" of trekking of Argentina.
    After about a 3-hour drive through the steppes of Patagonia, you will arrive at the village where you can admire the famous Mount Fitz Roy. "Chalten" is the name with which the Tehuelches of the area called the hill that Perito Moreno will later name as Fitz Roy. In the Aonikenk language, it means "smoking mountain" and the natives, like many early explorers, assumed it was a volcano.

    Free afternoon to discover this picturesque village and its surroundings on your own.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 2: Day 2: Free day at El Chaltén: Laguna Torre trek (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Laguna Torre, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Chalten Argentina
    Today we suggest hiking to Laguna Torre, one of the most classic walks of the place.

    It is a valley walk from 8 to 9 hours, which will give you an overview of the mountains and glaciers around. At only 15 minutes there is a viewpoint with a panoramic view of the Solo Hills, Cord Adela, Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. Cerro Torre stands out as one of the most incredible views of the area.

    Duration: The round trip from the center of El Chaltén is approximately 9 hours.

    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 3: ​Day 3: Free day at El Chaltén: Laguna de los Tres trek (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Laguna de los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
    We suggest you do this unforgettable experience: trekking and a picnic in Laguna de los Tres.

    It is one of the most beautiful in the area; it starts at the end of the main street San Martin, after the car park. A sign "Senda al Fitz Roy" marks the starting point. After about 5 hours excluding the stops (10.2 km), you will get to the end, you will be at 1,170 meters high. Mount Fitz Roy pops up in front of you and a turquoise blue lake stretches out at your feet. The path is fully marked and well laid out. The hanging Piedras Blancas glacier and the Capri Lagoon are two strategic points to contemplate the beauty and tranquility of the place.

    Do not forget to bring your picnic to enjoy in this amazing setting.

    Duration: 9 hours

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    At 7 pm, you will take the local bus (included) back to El Calafate.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 4: Day 4: Trekking on Perito Moreno glacier (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina
    Get ready for one of the most exciting adventures in Patagonia: you will walk on the ice giant Perito Moreno!

    The tour begins at the port "Bajo de las Sombras" where you will board to cross the Rico Lake. After 20 minutes with a view of the Canal de los Témpanos and the south wall of the glacier P. Moreno, you will reach the south-west coast.

    After the disembarkment, you will start the hike along the shore for about 20 minutes to the glacier. When you reach the edge of the ice, you will put on the crampons.

    The hike on the glacier lasts 1h30, and you will enjoy various ice formations such as cracks, small lagoons, etc. The guide will talk about flora, fauna and glaciology of the region.

    You will return to the refuge through the exuberant forest of Magellan. You can also take a walk on the footbridges.

    Restricted activity: people + 65 years old, children - 10-years old, people with serious health problems, pregnant women.

    Group activity, with English/Spanish speaking guide.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 5: Day 5: Hike at the heart of Los Glaciares National Park (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Avenida Del Libertador 1302, El Calafate Z9405AHY Argentina
    You will board a modern boat at Puerto Bandera in direction to the Upsala canal. You will navigate among the icebergs surrounded by magnificent landscapes with a view of the western front of the Upsala glacier. You will arrive at the Estancia at 11 a.m.
    In a 4X4, you will ride about ten kilometers through the mountain roads. You will discover landscapes of great geological interest. When you get to the top you will get a privileged view of the eastern face of the Upsala glacier and Lake Guillermo.
    Then you will begin your descent on foot towards Estancia Cristina by the Fossil Canyon and observe unique rock formations, encrusted with various marine fossils.

    Duration of the hike: 5h00. Difficulty: medium
    Finally, you arrive at the Estancia.
    You can relax before boarding around 5 p.m.

    Duration of the excursion: 11 hours
    You will need to plan your Picnic for lunch

    Group activity, with English/Spanish speaking guide.

    Free evening to discover the village on your own.
    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 6: Day 6: Kayak in La Leona River (B/-/-)

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Departure at 7:30 towards the River "The Leona". After an introduction to the conditions of the activity, you will start the adventure by the river. The route is 14 km long.

    Halfway, you will stop for trekking on "Cerro Los Hornos" which lasts about two hours. You will be able to observe petrified logs, fossils and one of the oldest formations on the planet.

    Lunch break is made in one of the best points of view of the area (not included). Then, you will continue your kayaking trip to the "Arroyo Turbio".

    The return to El Calafate is scheduled at 16:30.

    It is not necessary to have prior experience.
    Kayaks are double.
    Small group activity, with English/Spanish speaking guide.

    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 7: Day 7: On the road to Chile (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
    Today you will take a local bus to Puerto Natales, in Chile (duration 5 to 6 hours, depending on the customs procedures).

    Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel and afterwards you will already begin your adventure in the Chilean Patagonia.
    Half an hour away from Puerto Natales, you will discover Estancia Laguna Sofía, where you will discover the fascinating world of the Patagonian ranches, riding through the incredible valleys and trails that surround this place.

    You will enjoy a horseback ride through the surroundings, observing the majestic flight of the condors that live on the nearby cliffs, while you enter different types of forests and landscapes that are unique in the world.

    This activity has a 4 hour duration
    Group activity with Spanish-speaking guide

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 8: Day 8: Torres del Paine National Park: Navigation to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), Av. Pedro Montt, Puerto Natales Chile
    You will begin your discovery of Torres del Paine National Park by navigation through the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, where you will admire the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers.

    The navigation begins by entering the Señoret channel, heading towards the Guanaco Island, where it is sometimes possible to appreciate the small and pretty Magellanic Dolphins (Toninas).

    The navigation continues to Estancia la Peninsula where you will appreciate rocky walls where an important population of Cormorants lives. The trip continues to Punta de Lobos where you found some specimens of the mammal that gives its name. Afterwards, you will visit waterfalls and cliffs where you will be able to see condors. At each point of interest, the boat will stop for travelers to enjoy the scenery and attractions.

    Group excursion with English/Spanish-speaking guide
    Duration of the excursion: 12hs total
    You need to go to the local operator office, located in the city center
    Lunch included
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Region
    The navigation continues to Monte Balmaceda (2035 meters altitude) where you will appreciate the glacier of the same name.

    At this moment, you will disembark in Puerto Toro to begin the hour-long trek back and forth along the Témpanos lagoon, accompanied by your bilingual guide. Through a native forest of coihues, ñirres and plum trees, on direction towards the Serrano glacier, you will walk along a path between native flora and fauna to reach the glacier wall.

    As you return, you will visit a ranch, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

    After having witnessed a unique, wild and virgin landscape, you will be driven back to Puerto Natales.

    Group excursion with English/Spanish-speaking guide
    Duration of the excursion: 12hs total
    You need to go to the local operator office, located in the city center
    Lunch included

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 9: Day 9: Torres del Paine National Park, Cuevas del Milodón (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Cueva del Milodon, Ruta y-290 kilometro 8, Puerto Natales Chile
    Unforgettable excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. In one day, you will visit and learn about the main attractions of the Park in a comfortable vehicle, with a guide and a specialized driver.

    Departing from your hotel in Puerto Natales, you will see the Milodon Cave located 24 kilometers north of Puerto Natales. Before reaching the cave, the access road passes by the "Devil's Chair", a name which comes from the popular imagination given to a rock structure with the appearance of an armchair which would have been the "seat" of the Milodon and that the legend turns into "devil".

    Group excursion with English / Spanish speaking guide
    Lunch and dinner included
    Duration: 10 hours

    Stop At: Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Region
    You continue along the new access road to Torres del Paine National Park, where you can observe lakes and mountain ranges. Then you will admire the beautiful scenery near the Grey Lake viewpoint (you will see the Grey Glacier, the Paine, and the Toro Lake massif). After a few kilometers it is possible to observe the Cuernos del Paine. In this area, you can take a nice walk along the Grey Lake River and if the conditions are good, it is possible to access the Grey Peninsula viewpoint.

    On your return, you will have time to rest in a restaurant located inside the Park. There you will enjoy your lunch.

    After this break, you will continue to the last stop towards the Salto Grande section. You will admire the Nordenskjold lake and the views of the Laguna Amarga. After admiring the magnificent landscape, you will be dropped off at your hotel in the Park.

    You will sleep in Torres del Paine National Park
    Group excursion with English / Spanish speaking guide
    Lunch and dinner included
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel in the Park

    Day 10: Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park: Grey Glacier (B/L/-)

    Stop At: Glacier Grey, Puerto Natales Chile
    Today, you will discover one of the most famous glaciers in Torres del Paine National Park: the Grey Glacier. You will navigate in front of this ice giant.

    It is one of the must-see excursions during your visit to Torres del Paine National Park. This 3-hour journey takes place on board the Grey III catamaran, with capacity for 90 passengers.

    From the boat you will enjoy an incomparable landscape composed of floating icebergs, lush vegetation and imposing mountains.

    Group excursion with English/Spanish-speaking guide
    Duration of the excursion: 4 hs total

    Lunch included in your hotel

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
    Private transfer to Puerto Natales.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 11: Day 11: Torres del Paine National Park: Trekking to Base las Torres (B/BL/-)

    Stop At: Torres Del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park Chile
    You will live an unforgettable day of trekking to the base of the Torres del Paine, a unique natural setting
    Departure from Puerto Natales at 07:00 am and transfer to Las Torres sector, to “Reserva Cerro Paine”, the starting point
    As you begin your trek you will take the road towards the Valley and after 10 min. you will cross an old (but safe) suspension bridge that passes
    You will continue following a zigzag road for an hour. The ascent continues until you reach the Chilean Camping. An hour later, at 700 meters above sea level, you will arrive at the first viewpoint
    You continue the ascent and after 30 min, the eastern end of the lagoon is reached, from where you have a wonderful view of the three towers, the Peineta and Nido de Cóndores hills

    After enjoying your box lunch in this setting, you begin your return along the same path. There your driver will be waiting to return to Puerto Natales.

    Group excursion with English/Spanish-speaking guide
    Duration: 12 hs
    Box lunch included
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Standard Category Hotel


    Day 12: Day 12: End of trip (B/-/-)

    Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
    According to your bus schedule, a private transfer will be arranged to take you to the bus terminal of Puerto Natales. You can depart to Punta Arenas or to El Calafate.

    End of our services

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/30/2020 - 12/22/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    12/23/2020 - 1/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/3/2021 - 2/12/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/13/2021 - 2/16/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    2/17/2021 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Puerto Natales, Natales, Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, Chile
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by MATER Turismo Sustentable

Activity ID: V-123348P6

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