6-Day Glacier And Hiking Tour In Patagonia - El Calafate

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please send your flight details and we will pick you up
    Airports
    El Calafate Argentina
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This six day Patagonia hiking holiday explores the best of this dramatic region. Youll be based for five nights in the town of El Calafate, the gateway to the region.

The first few days are all about glaciers. Youll spend the bulk of your time at the Perito Moreno glacier, which sits in Los Glaciares National Park. There will be plenty of time to appreciate its heft (its front wall is 5km long) from nearby walking trails and viewing platforms, and youll also get the chance to grab the crampons and go ice hiking at its base. More glacial action comes in the form of a boat trip to Upsala Glacier, where youll sail past icebergs and snow covered peaks, as well as go off roading or hiking to take in more of the stunning landscape.

Your last day is spent taking in the mountains, pampas and forests of Torres del Paine National Park, as well as spotting the magnificent wildlife that inhabits these parts, including wild guanacos rheas, condors and Patagonian hare.

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Breakfast included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

Day 1: El calafate. Airport transfer to your hotel, La Cantera Boutique hotel where you will stay during the following 5 nights, located to explore this fascinating region in the heart of Patagonia. The rest of the day will be free time.

Day 2: (B) Full day Perito moreno Glacier Tour. We travel to Los Glaciares National Park 90km away (55mi). Our bilingual guide will provide you with important facts and information about the Glacier. From the nearby walking trails and viewing platform you will be able to hear the majestic sounds and movements of the Glacier and bear witness to its advancements of massive shards of ice cracking from the Glacier and collapsing into the Canal de los Tempanos (Icebergs Channel). Return to hotel.

Day 3: (B) Full Day Upsala glacier Tour. Experience the remote beauty of Patagonias Estancia cristina and Upsala glacier on a journey of discovery from El calafate. Sail past icebergs across Lago Argentino and tour the historic Estancia cristina ranch. In the afternoon, choose between a short and easy trek to a beautiful waterfall or an off-road tour to the beautiful Upsala Glacier. Return to hotel.

Day 4: (B) Perito moreno glacier Ice Hiking. Today, you'll head to the Bajo de las Sombras (Under the Shadows) port. After a quick 20-minute sail, you'll reach the opposite shore and the base of the Perito moreno Glacier. Here, the guides will help you pick out a crampon, special metal spikes worn on your boots for traction. Then, your adventure begins as you hike along the Rico Arm to reach the glacier. With your crampons fastened, head out for the real adventure as you embark on a
1.5 hour walk across the glacier. Return to hotel.

Day 5: (B) Torres Del Paine Full Day Tour. 5:45am pickup. Explore exceptional glacial landscapes, rugged mountains and deep blue lakes on this full day tour of Torres del Paine National Park, which will without a doubt take your breath away. The full day tour to Torres del Paine National Park will take you from El Calafate and across the border to explore Patagonia in Chile. Discover the colorful nature and impressive rocky landscape of the Torres Del Paine National Park. Trek along Patagonian park trails on this Torres del Paine day tour and see the exceptional surrounding mountains, glaciers and lakes within the abundant nature in one of Argentinas most spectacular national parks. Arrive back at the hotel around 11pm.

Day 6: (B) El Calafate - Transfer to Airport

Inclusions

5x Breakfast

1x Lunch

Accommodation included: 5 nights

5 nights accommodation

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local taxes

Local guide

All activities

Hotel/port pickup

Hotel/port drop-off

Round-trip shared transfer

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Upsala Glacier

Exclusions

Entrance fee to National Parks

Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier

Entry/Admission - Torres del Paine National Park

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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

Face masks provided for travelers

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

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons