You have just got to Patagonia!—your dream trip is about to start. Upon arrival in El Calafate you will take a public bus to start your 3 hour long trip to El Chaltén.
You’ll travel along the famous Route 40, surrounded by the Patagonian steppe, pass through La Leona River, which connects Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma and where stands La Leona Road house, where the famous thieves, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid hided for a while. After discovering other rough gems of this particular landscape, you’ll reach El Chaltén and we’ll leave you at your hotel.
El Chaltén is the top rated hiking destination in Argentina. This charming little village sits at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy and it’s surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forests. It’s also the jumping-off 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 advice on how to visit the area.