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EL CALAFATE & EL CHALTEN

Cruising by Perito Moreno Glacier

Trekking in El Calafate

Enjoying the Views from El Chalten's Trails

FROM 675 USD 6 Days/ 5 Nights
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Travel to Patagonia
Patagonia Tours: El Calafate
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
Trekking in El Chalten, Fitz Roy and Mt. Torre

EL CALAFATE & EL CHALTEN

Description

El Calafate and El Chalten are home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier and Fitz Roy Mountains, and they embody the true spirit of adventure in Patagonia. On this 6 day adventure, you will tour Perito Moreno Glacier (the most famous in Patagonia) before continuing to the lovely mountain town of El Chalten. The heart of Patagonia and a hiker’s paradise, Chalten is home to the Fitz Roy Mountains and Cerro Torre, and you will have plenty of time to hike the mountain trails or horseback ride with Argentine gauchos before sampling a delicious Patagonian “asado” (barbeque) and locally brewed beers.

Day 1 – Your Patagonia Adventure, starts in El Calafate

Welcome to Southern Patagonia!

El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic.
It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit world wide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing.

 

Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or if possible, make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.

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Day 2 – El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

After an 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.

 

During about 1 hour a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about.

 

On arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms.
But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.

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Day 3 – From El Calafate to Hiking in Chalten

In the morning you will take a comfortable public bus, where for during about 3 hours you will be able to enjoy the desert of Southern Patagonia on the famous Route 40. You will pass through La Leona river, that connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma.

 

By the river you will see La Leona Road House where once Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid after robbing a bank where hidden for almost a month.
Usually on arrival to El Chalten, the bus stops 15 minutes at the Park Ranger office to give you general explanations about the park, recommendations, etc. They are very informative and enthusiastic to share their love for the Park.
El Chalten is the top rated trekking destination, the Argentinean capital of trekking. Located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, it is still a hidden gem of our south. The charming little village, that is also the start point for most paths, is a paradise for walkers and trekkers alike.
On arrival you can explore the surroundings, have a stroll around a little waterfall, or just relax in the local brewery.

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Day 4 – Trekking in El Chalten - Mountains and Lakes- Self Guided

Be prepared for an exciting day in the wild Nature. El Chalten offers a range of options for all kind of difficulty of trekking.
From the door of your hotel, you can go for a short 3 K walk, with views of the Rio de las Vueltas, lenga forest and the chance to see all kind of birds (great woodpecker spotting opportunity).
If you are looking for great mountain views, in one hour and a half you can be at the Cerro Torre view point.
For trekking fans, continue all the way to Torre base or go for the 8 hours trekking for the most impressive view of Fitz Roy and the whole massif by Laguna de los tres path (Highhly recommended!!). This is a trek that becomes difficult in the last bit but totally worth the effort.

 

You can choose where and when to go, and at your own pace, since the paths are self-guided and very well marked and maintained.
We will provide you with complete trekking information of the park, so that you can decide the best plan to make the best of your day.

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Day 5 – From El Chalten, back to El Calafate

This morning you can choose any other trek from a great variety that
this National Park offers. Bare in mind that in the afternoon you will board
your bus back to El Calafate
The three hours driving back will be a good opportunity to rest enjoying
the views from your window.

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Day 6 – El Calafate

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal.

 

You can choose to extent your travels purchasing any of our available offers in the rest of Patagonia or Buenos Aires.

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Included

– 3 nights in El Calafate, 2 nights in El Chalten.
– Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
– El Chalten trekking information
– All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights.
– National Park Entrance fees
– Please note- while in El Chalten trekking / hiking the mountain trails is a very popular activity. Most trails are clearly marked and well-maintained, however, if you would prefer to be accompanied by a local mountain guide, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange it (cost to be confirmed at the time of booking).
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Accommodation & Prices

EL CALAFATE & EL CHALTEN


INN/ B&B

USD 675

COMFORT

USD 769

SUPERIOR

USD 925

LUXURY

USD 1575

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2018 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

*The Perito Moreno Glacier mini-trekking tour is available from September – April.

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that in the luxury category most transfers are private and some excursions are in private service also. Please ask our Travel Advisor for the details of this tour in this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

No flights needed for this trip. Trip starts and finishes at El Calafate.

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– 3 nights in El Calafate, 2 nights in El Chalten.
– Perito Moreno Glacier tour and cruise
– El Chalten trekking information
– All Transfers mentioned, including to and from airports.
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights.
– National Park Entrance fees
– Please note- while in El Chalten trekking / hiking the mountain trails is a very popular activity. Most trails are clearly marked and well-maintained, however, if you would prefer to be accompanied by a local mountain guide, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange it (cost to be confirmed at the time of booking).
– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Trip Reviews

EL CALAFATE & EL CHALTEN

Gene and Pat Ross

Gene and Pat Ross

(5 / 5)

Thank you - we enjoyed each area!

Hi Sylvia,

Gene and I wish to thank you for the itinerary you put together for our journey in Argentina.

We have learned so much, enjoyed each area and also the bottle of wine!!!

Thank you for the momentos you left at the hotel.

Cheers, Gene and Pat Ross


05.12.17

Nila Bhaumik

Nila Bhaumik

(5 / 5)

The trip was fabulous!

Dear Marcela,

Thank you for the email. I have already reviewed Say Hueque on trip advisor on the general site, will add comments to the forum too.

I first learned about Say Hueque from the Internet - reviews and trip advisor.

I decided to travel with you because of your promptness in response, ease of working, good customer service and a good price. Seamless experience - everything was flawless and we did not have to worry.

My favorite hotel is Don Los Cerros at El Chalten - very nice hotel, luxurious, superb location and views, spa - hot tub, good service.

The best excursion was to Laguna De los tres - amazing trek up - difficult but exhilarating - worth the effort once we reached the top.

The trip was fabulous!


02.12.17

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Donny Francis

Donny Francis

(5 / 5)

Patricio was an excellent Travel Agent !

Dear Sol,

I Chose say hueque because I was unable to make reservation via fantastico sur directly. I also got Feedback during the Tour that People who booked with fantastico sur were very upset as some reservations were Not made appropiately.
Overall I was happy to have made it via say hueque (just found it with Google)
Best refugio was Torre Central. Los cuernos was small and bar had very Limited options. Paine grande we just had a tent and showers were just ok.

Food was Vetter than I expected.
Patricio was an excellent Travel Agent who was always very fast to answer any Question I had.

Best regards
Donny


29.11.17

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EL CALAFATE & EL CHALTEN
Testimonials

Gene and Pat Ross

Thank you - we enjoyed each area!

Nila Bhaumik

The trip was fabulous!

Donny Francis

Patricio was an excellent Travel Agent !

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