Experience a day in the life of one of the famous Patagonian Estancias, where time stands still and, even today, sheep-breeding remains the main occupation. Take a walk around and notice the excellent views of the Southern Arm of Lago Argentino, while going through woodlands and getting to know the great variety of flora and fauna. Learn about the history of this traditional place; the shearing process of the animals, horse handling, and various gaucho skills demostrated in the corrals.
Duration: Half Day (approximately 7 hrs), Morning: from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. // Evening: from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Services Included: Transfer hotel/ranch/hotel, bilingual guide, lunch or dinner
Not Included: Horseback riding, gratuities
At the appropriate time, you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold. Over the course of about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you could want to know, and things you might have never thought about. Upon arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms. But it doesn’t end there; you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter-high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to your hotel in Calafate.
Duration: 6 hours
Services included: Transfer in/out, walkways of Perito Moreno, scenic cruise, bilingual guide
Not included: National Park entrance fee, lunch
Discover the natural wonders surrounding El Calafate by exploring Cerro Frias Mountain. The mode of transportation is half the fun, with horseback, zip line, trekking or even 4×4 vehicle options. Choose your favorite vehicle style and enjoy perfect panoramic views of Lake Argentino, El Calafate, Fitz Roy Mountain and Torres del Paine. The landscape combines steppe expanses and lenga-tree forests that both host different types of plants and animals ready to be discovered by clever eyes at a moment’s notice. This is a true adventure set in a natural paradise.
Duration: Both half and full day options (4 hours or 6 hours, respectively)
Services Included: Transfer in/out, bilingual guide, lunch (full day option only)
Not Included: Lunch (half day option)
Note: Only valid during Summer (between October and April)
The vast Patagonian steppe, although often mistaken as desolate, is full of unique wildlife, including guanacos, wild hares, and various birds. On this small group half-day tour, you’ll explore on both 4×4 vehicles and by foot. Walking and riding will provide you with the ideal mix of speed and awareness to understand the diverse wildlife and their ecosystem, all with the help of a local expert guide. Throughout your adventure, admire a wall of oysters fossilized 23 million years ago and learn about the extensive paleontology and geology of Patagonia. To end the tour, share a hearty and authentic meal at a house tucked deep within the Patagonian landscape before heading back into town.
Duration: Half day (5 hours)
Services Included: Entrance fee, transfers in/out, lunch or dinner with beverages, safari equipment
Note: Only valid during Summer (November to end of April)
Visit one of the most famous parts of Patagonia: Torres del Paine National Park. Leaving from El Calafate, drive through the spectacular Patagonian steppe and cross the Argentina-Chile border to reach Torres del Paine National Park. While in the park, make the most of your time with short hikes in addition to driving in a shared vehicle to hit the top spots. The steep mountain scenery will take your breath away. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Pehoe and Lake Nordenskjöld will help you find inner peace, and will compliment the vivid green landscapes in between.
Duration: Full day (16 hours)
Services Included: Transfer in/out, box lunch
Not Included: Park enterance fees
Note: Only valid from September to April
The excursion begins at 7.00 hs from El Calafate. You will take the mythic Route 40, that goes along the Argentino Lake up to La Leona river. Pass by the canyon with the same name “Cañadón La Leona” and after 1.15 h ride arrive to the ancient route hotel “La Leona”, almost a museum of the Route 40, where you can have coffee and cakes.
The trip continues along the Lake Viedma, from where you will have magical views of glaciers, hidden lakes and the overpowering presence of the Mount Fitz Roy. Make some photo stops at the viewpoint of the Viedma Glacier and Lake and after a 3 h ride we will arrive to this andean village called “The Capital of the Trekking”. Upon arrival at El Chalten you will have the chance to make another stop at the National Park Interpretation Centre.
Once at Chalten, live your own adventure. Well marked trails that lead to the most beautiful viewpoints of the Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre (Laguna Capri, Mirador Torre and also Laguna de los Tres)
Included: Packed lunch.
Walking time: 3 to 6 hours.
Note: Please consider that in the national park the weather may be different than in town. Therefore, we recommend you to take rainproof jacket, sunglasses and gloves.
Travel through the northern arm of Lake Argentino by boat to see some of the best sites of this region. Start your tour in the Upsala Channel, where you will find a stunning natural barrier made up of gigantic icebergs. Then the ride will continue to amaze you as you come face to face with a magical landscape: the Upsala Glacier. The boat ride continues as you then head to the Spegazzini Canal, which provides you with an up-close view of the Seco Glacier, followed by one of the tallest glaciers in the park, the Spegazzini Glacier. The tranquil majesty of these other-worldly mountains of ice is sure to remain in your memory forever.
Duration: 5 Hours
Services Included: Transfer in/out, boat tour
Experience the grandeur of Los Glaciers National Park navigating through a series of ice ﬂoats with varied colors and shapes as you work your way toward the Upsala Glacier. Then, drift along the turquoise waters, passing giant icebergs and approaching the breathtaking Spegazzini Glacier, one of the tallest in the national park. Enjoy a delicious, gourmet with a magical, glacier landscape before you. As the afternoon approaches, we’ll cut the engine and find true serenity in an extremely silent bay of the Spegazzini Channel. There, we will follow a particular route that presents you the most stunning panoramic views, and a deeper look into the amazing world of Los Glaciers National Park.
Duration: Full day
Services Included: Transfer in/out, lunch on-board, bilingual guide
Not Included: Park entrance fee
Note: The itinerary is subject to changes based on the captain criteria to guarantee the passengers safety.
Ride via boat through the turquoise waters of Lago Argentino, sailing around floating icebergs as you venture deep into the national park en-route to the remote Estancia Cristina. Once you arrive, learn about its history in a brief tour and embark on an adventurous 4×4 vehicle excursion to a breathtaking viewpoint of the Upsala Glacier, Lake William and the Andes mountain range. Then, you will trek to the Cañadón de los Fósiles area where you can find a large collection of fossil remains, uncovered by glacial movement over the years. End the tour by returning to the Valley of Estancia Cristina before traveling back to El Calafate.
Duration: Full day
Services Included: Transfers in/out, tours estancia, entrance fee.
Not Included: Lunch (optional addition)
Note: Must be in good physical condition, and 12 years or older. Only available October through April.
Admire a world-famous glacier on this unforgettable excursion deep into the ice world of Patagonia. After a short boat ride along the glacier’s towering facade, your adventure begins along the lateral side of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Attach crampons and ascend the glacier in a four-hour trek across the ice. During the trek, you will experience the ice landscape of the glacier, exploring the huge caves, crevasses, and beautiful lagoons. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the immense ice landscape during this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Duration: Full day (14 hours)
Services Included: Transfers in/out, hiking equipment, bilingual guide
Not Included: Lunch, park enterance fees
Note: Must be between the ages of 18 and 50 to participate in this activty. Pregnant women, overweight passengers and passengers with disabilties are not permitted to participate for safety reasons. No exceptions.
Valid from September to April excluding Dec 25th & Jan 1st
Have a breathtaking adventure in the ice world of Patagonia by experiencing our iconic glaciers up-close, and walking on the ice itself! The adventure begins with a boat ride along the towering façade of the glacier, followed by disembarking on the opposite shore. From there, you will walk along the lateral side until ascending over the ice. This two hour, moderate circuit on the ice will introduce you to the fascinating glacial landscape. The most incredible shades of blue will be a treat to your eyes as you see streams, small lagoons, crevasses and sculptural ice formations. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Duration: Full day (10 hours)
Services Included: Transfer in/out, bilingual guide
Not Included: Lunch, entrance fee to the National Park.
Note: Excursion permitted only for passengers between the ages of 10 and 65. Pregnant women, overweight and disabled passengers are not permitted to participate in the excursion. No exceptions. Only valid from September to April (summer time)
Navigate the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino, sailing through floating icebergs as you venture deep into the National Park en route to the remote and gorgeous Estancia Cristina. Once there, learn about its history in a brief tour and embark on an adventurous 4×4 excursion to the breathtaking viewpoint of the Upsala Glacier. Ascending the mountains in a short trek, discover the most impressive sights of the massive front face of the glacier, Lake William, the Patagonian ice field, and the Andes range. Return to the farmhouse of the Estancia and navigate back to El Calafate.
Duration: Full day (roughly 10 hours)
Services Included: Transfer in/out, estancia tour, entrance fee
Not Included: Lunch (optional addition)
Note: Only valid from October through April. Must be 12 years or older to participate