From El Calafate: Full-Day El Chaltén Sailing and Hike Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 14 hours
per group up to 3
This exciting experience is one that combines walking, sailing, stunning views, and truly unforgettable sites. The adventure starts with a bus ride from El Calafate to Chaltén. On arrival to El Chalten head towards the stunning Lago del Desierto, Patagonia’s Lake District. Be sure to soak in the panoramic views of glimmering glaciers during the ride. Once you arrive in Punta Sur, you will set sail on a 50-minute journey, cruising by impressive glaciers such as Crestón and Huemul. After reaching Punta Norte, sail to Vespignani Glacier in the middle of the lake to begin your hike. Under the supervision of a safety expert, you will be able to choose from three well-marked trails through the Glacier Vespignani Reserve. Each differs in terms of duration and difficulty. The more demanding trail takes roughly 45 minutes to complete, reaching an altitude of nearly 500 feet (150 meters) and ove...
Boat ride was amazing. It was a reasonably long drive from Chalten to the lake but pretty along the way. Driver didn’t really speak much English
Immerse yourself in Argentina’s dramatic landscapes and take in panoramic views of mountains, glaciers, and lakes. See the nature that played a major role in Darwin’s and Fitz Roy’s research and discover Argentina’s youngest village, El Chaltén, founded in 1985. Start your full-day tour with a pickup from your hotel in El Calafate. Take the legendary Route 40, which runs alongside Lake Argentino with its blueish-white glaciers. Cross the Santa Cruz River and hear about Charles Darwin’s and Robert Fitz Roy’s expeditions. Continue to La Leona River, and stop at La Leona Roadhouse, where you can learn the history of Route 40 over a coffee and homemade cake. Walk along the edge of Lake Viedma and see the breathtaking peaks of the Andes mountain range, including Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. After your 3-hour journey, arrive at El Chatén, located in the Southern Andes in a valley where the ri...
The day is well timed but long. It allows you a choice of a short hike or a 8Km round trip with moderate to challenging track. The bus picks you up at your hotel or dwelling at about 9-9:30 am thence you travel the 220 Km to El Chaltén (with one stop) then arrive just after 12:30.pm The only downside is the lunch box provided - suggest yo get something more appealing and take it with you.
Experience Patagonia in all its epic majesty on one of the prettiest full-day treks in the area. Beginning at the foot of mythical Mount Fitz Roy, discover why El Chaltén is known as the "Trekking Capital of the World." Before you begin, take in the view overlooking Mount Fitz Roy. Then, put yourself in the capable hands of expert and certified guides that know the area like the back of their hands. They will find the best view points along the Rio Blanco, with plenty of opportunities to experience the incredible beauty of the area. Admire the diversity of the unique landscape, with breathtaking panoramas of the Fitz Roy Massif, Capri Laguna, Laguna Sucia, and Piedras Blancas Glacier, to name just a few. For many, the highlight of the trek is a stop at the legendary Mirador de Laguna de los Tres, where the jagged peaks of the snowy mountains is offset by the blues and greens of the gla...
Out Guide Juan was very nice! The trek was a bit harder than I tought it would be, but Juan was very considerate. The view was amazing and absoultely worth the (at least for me) hard hike!!
Start your moderate 6 mile-hike to Laguna Torre at a designated meeting point in downtown. On the way, your guide will tell you about the impressive landscapes you’ll see while passing the Fitz Roy River, cross wide, glacially-formed valleys, and fairy-tale woods. After 3 hours, reach the Mount Torre viewpoint, where you’ll enjoy views of the Adela mountain range. Hit the trail again for a 2-hour walk, where you’ll pass by De Agostini campsite and cross old glacial moraines until Laguna Torre appears right before your eyes. Take your time to admire the breathtaking Cerro Hill crowning the lagoon, and the floating glaciers bobbing in the blue waters. Be prepared, this is a high-probability wildlife-spotting section. Catch a Magellanic woodpecker working diligently in a tree or a humble huemul (the Patagonian deer) strolling along the shore. After a restorative moment to eat lunch (not i...
Lilen, our guide, was very very nice! You could do this trail on your own, though! :)
Laguna de Los Tres is without a doubt one of the most famous hikes in Patagonia – also known as the Fitz Roy Trek, because the path will lead you through a dramatic landscape with views of Mount Fitz Roy above the lake. Be prepared for panoramic views that will take your breath away. You will be trekking through part of an Andean forest, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see the animals that live there. After the first ascent in the trail, you will be rewarded with a splendid view of De Las Vueltas river sneaking through the valley. The trail then passes through a flat area of woods and gentle valleys. The third and final stage of the trail is a route of about 1km with a more intense slope. After this challenging section, you will reach the base of Mount Fitz Roy, where the Laguna de Los Tres rests beautifully 1,200 meters above sea level. Here you will enjoy the amazing l...
Start your trip with a pick-up from your hotel, and pass through woodlands and back roads bordering the blue waters of Rio Las Vueltas during the 23 miles to Lago del Desierto. Upon arrival at Punta Sur, embark on a 1-hour sail through Lago del Desierto to reach Punta Norte. On the way, spot the amazing Huemul and Creston glaciers, and snap your best shot. After sailing, disembark to hike one of the trails in the Vespignani Glacier Reserve. You can choose a 45-minute uneven hike to the foot of the Vespignani glacier, promising incredible views of the northern face of Mount Fitz Roy, an intermediate option that takes 15 minutes, ending in a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the glacier. Or choose a soft trek in an entirely flat trail where you can wander the forest and the coastline. Regardless of your choice, your tour guide will be there to assist. End the day by enjoying an energizing ...
Explore Patagonia form a unique perspective as you trek along the majestic Cagliero Glacier with expert guides. Encounter beautiful forests, lakes, and river views along the way and be rewarded with a hot drink. Meet your guide and head with your hiking group to the Reserva Los Huemules, located 16 km from El Chalten. Follow secluded trails that pass through three fascinating Lengas forests within a private reserve. Enjoy a unique view of Fitz Roy on its northern wall and continue skirting the Laguna (lake) del Diablo through a natural but irregular terrain until reaching the beginning of the Via Ferrata. Arrive at the Cagliero Glacier viewpoint and from here look to the north to catch a glimpse of the unexplored Glacier Cagliero Sur, which for years remained alive thanks to its orientation and the accumulation of snow from the Neumayer, Cagliero, and Loma del Diablo hills. From the...
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A great package tour with something for everyone in the group. An experienced well informed guide who within the first 15 min of the bus ride was able to present a detailed itinerary for the day with all options! Info which I was unable to obtain from Viator or the local operator directly by email prior to the actual trip (which I requested). Together with the drive very helpful. Give em a 5 plus!
It was an awesome day. We wanted to go on a hike tour and it was the best tour we could book! We made some photo stops along Route 40. Even though I was sad, that we didn´t had enough time to go to Laguna de los tres, the trail we hiked instead was mindblowing.
Very good organization, the bus picks us up at the hotel On time, the guide gives interesting explanations, the route is magnificent and very good hike with exceptional weather however a minimum physical level required is necessary for the hike of 3 hours .
Wonderful trip. The journey there w interesting and our guide provided really interesting and engaging commentary. The town of El Chalten us lovely, the scenery spectacular and the hike was just taxing enough. Faultless experience.
Natalia was wonderful! We did a private tour and were able to hike to Laguna Capri, and the waterfall. She was informative, accommodating and wonderful!