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Essential Patagonia: El Calafate and El Chalten

7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS

If you are looking to visit El Calafate and El Chaltén, this is the ideal program:

We will visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park but we will also travel to El Chaltén where we will visit and hike Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre trails the two most emblematic mountains of Patagonia. We will spend the night at the camp located at the foot of the hill where the sunrise view will undoubtedly be unforgettable. The best combination of nature and adventure in a single program.

– Hike along the nicest trails in El Chalten to get the most incredible views of Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Torre 

– Camp in the national capital of trekking: El Chalten, surrounded by nature and in company of incredible people with the same interests than you

– Visit one of the natural wonders of Patagonia Argentina: the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier and its rupture process.

– Enjoy a relaxing navigation along the Rico Lake to get even closer to one of the faces of the unique Perito Moreno Glacier 

– Do you want even more? It is possible to trek on the glacier by adding a supplement

Day 1 – El Calafate Airport – El Calafate

We welcome you at El Calafate Airport then we transfer to the hotel for the check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the city on our own.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: None by We People Travel 

Day 2 – Perito Moreno Glacier with Safari Nautico Boat Trip 

We dedicate this day to one of the World’s Natural Wonder: the Moreno glacier. This ice field- type glacier flows down from the Patagonian Icefield, a big sheet of ice that with its 22.000 square kilometers is the third largest glacier area in the world, after Antarctica (14 M sq km) and Greenland (1 M sq km). Because unusual favorable local conditions, this glacier is the only one in the world that shows a closure and rupture process. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes. The roar of the chunks of ice falling inside the glacier or from the glacier into the lake, the frequent collapse of the front seracs into the turquoise water, makes out of this day a very special and unique experience.

Then we wil go up to “Bajo de las Sombras” from where, you will board the catamaran boat to navigate the Lago Rico where your will be able to appreciate the amazing ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its icebergs. Then we go back to our accommodation in El Calafate.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch 

Day 3 – El Calafate

After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own or to do any of the optional excursions.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – El Calafate – El Chalten – Trek Mount Fitz Roy

After breakfast the bus will pick us up at the hotel for the 220 km long drive to El Chaltén, a small and picturesque village at the foot of Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre massif. We make a stop half way to enjoy local pastries and hot coffee. Then we transfer to El Pilar where the, 1 hour, trek to the viewpoint of the Glaciar Piedras Blancas, begins. From there, we continue until the Río Blanco where the ascent to Laguna de los Tres begins, this ascent will take approximately 2 hours. Once there we can enjoy, a more than deserved, rest admiring one of the most beautiful views. Once we have rested, we will begin to descend, 2 hours later we will arrive at the Río Blanco. From there we have only 15 minutes to walk that will take us to our camping area. We will spend the night in Camp Poincenot area, Fitz Roy base. The camp is located in a wild area without services. It has tents for 2 people with sleeping bag and insulation mat; and a dining dome with bench and crockery.

Accommodation: Full Camp Poincenot – Double or Single Tent **
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Trek Mount Cerro Torre – El Chalten

After breakfast, we start our trek through the path of the Lagunas Madre e Hija, to arrive at Laguna Torre near noon. There we will can appreciate, if the clouds allow us, the legendary Cerro Torre with its needles Eger and Stanghard. Finally we arrive at El Chaltén about at 5:00 pm (20 km approx.)

Accommodation in El Chalten, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 6 – El Chalten

After breakfast the rest of the morning is at leisure to do any of the optional excursions at  El Chalten: Lago del Desierto or any other trek.

Accommodation in El Chalten, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – El Chalten – El Calafate Airport

After breakfast we transfer to El Calafate airport where our services end.

Included Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED SERVICES

• Incoming Services
• Bilingual Tour Leader (Spanish – English) for a group of 6 passengers or more 
• 3 Nights Accommodation in El Calafate, Double or Single Base  
• 4 Nights Accommodation in El Chalten, Double or Single Base 
• 2 Nights Accommodation in Puerto Natales – Double or Single Base 
• 4 Nights Accommodation in Torres del Paine – Double or Single Tent 
• Mountain Trekking Guide during days 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 y 13.
• Full Day Tour Perito Moreno Glacier with Safari Náutico Boat Trip
• Boat Trip Pehoe Lake
• All transfers mentioned in the itinerary  
• Durant the trip we combine regular and private transfers 
• 13 Breakfast, 9 Box Lunch, 4 Dinner 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

• Entrances to National Parks
• Medical or Life Insurance 
• Tips
• Drinks and Bevegrages 
• International or Domestic Flights
• Optional Tours 
• Services non show in the itinerary

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