Upon arrival in El Calafate airport, a minivan we’ll take you on a 3 hour long trip to El Chaltén—Let the Patagonia Adventure begins.
You’ll travel along the famous Route 40, surrounded by the Patagonian steppe. On the road you’ll see: Lake Argentino, the biggest southernmost lake in Patagonia, and Lake Viedma, the largest Argentine lake formed by the melting of glaciers, in this case, Viedma Glacier. This lake leads to La Leona River, which connects both lakes, and where stands La Leona Road house, the place where the famous thieves, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid hided for a month.
After discovering other rough gems of this particular landscape, you’ll reach El Chaltén, and your transportation will leave you at your hotel.
El Chaltén is the top rated hiking destination in Argentina .This charming little village, located at the foot of Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, is the start point for most hiking trails. A paradise for sunny walkers and hikers alike.
Enjoy your first afternoon of leisure in Patagonia to relax in the local brewery or explore the surrounding areas—Maybe stroll around a little waterfall…
Say Hueque Tips
Take a look to our favorite hikes in our Chaltén Travel Guide, and take note of our travel advices on how to visit the area.