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Even if they appear immobile, these glaciers are found to be in constant motion, creating a permanent show . Occasionally, blocks of ice break off the glacier's front and fall with a crash into the milky grey waters of the lake . It is to this thrilling experience that we invite you to, get closer to these magnificent towering glaciers and go hiking at the foot of the granitic masses of Fitz Roy (3405 m) and Torre (3128 m), which are among the most difficult climbs in the world.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: Buenos Aires - El Calafate - El Calafate Airport - El Calafate
  • Day 3: Perito Moreno Glacier - Ice trek - El Calafate
  • Day 4: Estancia's activities - Glaciar National Park - El Calafate
  • Day 5: El Calafate - El Chalten
  • Day 6: Trekking - Laguna Torre - El Chalten
  • Day 7: Trekking - Cerro Fitz Roy - El Chalten
  • Day 8: Trekking - Pliegue Tumbado - El Chalten
  • Day 9: El Chalten - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
  • Day 10: Buenos Aires

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Aéroport EZE International Ezeiza - Buenos Aires - City Tour Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires

Welcoming at Ezeiza International Airport and transfer to Buenos Aires in a private vehicle.

Transfer with an English-speaking guide.
Visit Buenos Aires (half day, private tour).

Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. City of arts, cultures, theaters, traditions ... The variety satisfies the most demanding visitor.
You visit the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, dominated by the obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. You will pass the Colon Theatre, one of the jewels of the Argentine architecture. Then you arrive to the famous or central Plaza de Mayo, next to buildings such as the Casa Rosada or Casa de Gobierno, the Cabildo and the Cathedral.

You end your day with the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca, and specifically the alley El Caminito, the spot for painters, tango dancers and singers.
Return to your hotel after the visit.
Private transport 4 hours.

Night at the Park Hyatt Hotel *****
Included : transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, private transport, breakfast buffet

Day 2: Buenos Aires - El Calafate - El Calafate Airport - El Calafate

Transfer from the hotel to the Buenos Aires Domestic Airport in a private vehicle
Domestic flight Buenos Aires - Calafate.
Reception at El Calafate Airport and private transfer to the hotel.
Transfer with an English-speaking guide.

Night at the hotel Casa Los Sauces *****.
Included : transfer departure, domestic flight, transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 3: Perito Moreno Glacier - Ice trek - El Calafate

This full day excursion will allow you to fully experience this exceptional natural environment. We pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle and start a 75km ride to Los Glaciares National Park. You will spend the Morning devoted to discovering the glacier on your own walking along the footbridges, which offer a panoramic view of the glacier overlooking the surrounding lenga beech forests.
In the early afternoon, from the harbour located at Bahia Bajo de la Sombra, you’ll board for a 20 minute navigation to cross Brazo Rico and dock at the foot of the refuge. From there, you’ll begin a small walk amidst exuberant vegetation. Pause on a beach near the glacier, where the guides will explain to us some notions of glaciology. You’ll continue the walk to reach the foot of the glacier where you’ll don the crampons before starting the trek.
You will do a 4 hour walk on the ice accompanied by mountain guides.
You return to El Calafate.
Note: This tour, due to the physical requirement and the difficulty of the terrain, is only open to those who have a good physical condition to walk on the ice and stone. We recommend you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, waterproof clothing, gloves, trekking boots, and a backpack of 40 litres.


Night at the hotel Casa Los Sauces *****.
Included : guide (hiking), room & breakfast

Day 4: Estancia's activities - Glaciar National Park - El Calafate

We embark and leave from Punta Bandera Port at 8:30 in our modern and comfortable boat. We navigate between ice floats and breath-taking scenery of Upsala Glacier and Cristina Channel.

We arrive at Estancia Cristina around 11:00. We ascend in 4WD through mountainous roads for 9.5 km. We tour through a landscape that until recently was covered by glaciers and has a great geological interest. We have a privileged view of Lake Guillermo and of the stunning oriental front of Upsala Glacier, Southern Patagonian ice and hills Murallón and Don Bosco. After we descent through the Cañadón de los Fósiles area where we can find fossils, remains of the last marine ingression which has been uncovered by glacial action, making this a valley of unique characteristics.
This activity cannot be done by children aged 12 or less, and if under 18, they must be accompanied by their parents.

If you want to do this activity, you will have lunch during the trek (lunch not included). You return to the Estancia to embark at 17:00. Return to Puerto Bandera at 19:00 approximately.
Elevation: 550 masl
Level of demand: Medium-High. We recommend good physical conditions.
Suggestion: Bring trekking clothes and shoes.

Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park for the day
Tranfer from and to Estancia Cristina in a pool service

Night at the hotel Casa Los Sauces *****.
Included : local guide, transfer arrival, transfer departure, cruise, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 5: El Calafate - El Chalten

In the morning, we set off for El Chaltén, the starting point for all treks to Mount Fitz Roy. We drive along the mythical Ruta 40 (dirt road) and along Argentino Lake. Later we reach Leona River and its impressive canyon and finally the mythical Ruta 40 Inn, which has become a museum. Here we stop for a coffee-break. Later, we skirt Viedma Lake and enjoy the Andean backdrop facing us. We arrive between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in El Chaltén, the “trekking capital” of Patagonia.
From our facilities in El Chalten, a company vehicle will transfer, covering 12 km, to the bridge (suspension bridge) to access the east bank of the River Turns, where the guide horses assigned to start the activity, walking trails native forests and the typical landscape of our mountain area with stunning views of Mount Fitz Roy. At the end of the ride will offer refreshments (tea, coffee or mate with something sweet or salty).
Duration: 4 hours

Departure: 9:00 am from El Chalten, with company car .- Return: 13 pm
Departure: 14:00 am from El Chalten, with company car .- Return: 18 pm

Night at the hotel Destino Sur in standard room.
Included : private transport, local guide, transfer arrival, transfer departure, room & breakfast

Day 6: Trekking - Laguna Torre - El Chalten

Beautiful walk to reach the nearest viewpoint to the range of the legendary Cerro Torre. It takes about three hours on a trail without great difficulty, passing through the viewpoint of Torre, from where you have a very good view of all the mountains and the typical glacial valley of Cerro Torre. Before reaching the lake we pass the De Agostini camp and after ten minutes walking through the last glacial moraines, we will access one of the most famous sights of the park: all the sensational group of Cerro Torre, Cerro Solo, the snowy range of the Adelas, Torre glacier and the lake of the same name. It is optional to continue to the Maestri viewpoint.
Note 1: 7 to 8 hours walking
Note 2: Elevation + 300m
Note 3: Remember to bring the personal equipment


Night at the hotel Destino Sur in standard room.
Included : english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 7: Trekking - Cerro Fitz Roy - El Chalten

The walk starts along a beautiful trail in the forest, on the West slope of the Polo mount, to get to a slight ascent to the camp Poincenot. The amazing views are with us the whole tour: the Blanco River valley, the Piedras Blancas glacier and its lagoon. The climb to the Laguna de los Tres starts at Poincenot and is hard, but the reward is well worth it. Closer to the mountains we cannot be, unless we are "andinistas". Fitz Roy in all its splendor and the spectacular Sucia lagoon will be the site for lunch. We return through the beautiful Capri lagoon.

Note 1: 9 to 10 hours of walking.
Note 2: Elevation + 800m
Note 2: Remember to bring personal equipment
Lunchbox

Night at the hotel Destino Sur in standard room.
Included : english speaking guide, box lunch, room & breakfast

Day 8: Trekking - Pliegue Tumbado - El Chalten

This simple ascent to a beautiful edge formed by rocks slates is one of the most panoramic tours of the park; although we are not so close to the Fitz Roy and Torre, the spectacular views of Mount Solo, Lake Viedma and the whole massif of Fitz Roy and Torre from the south, are well worth its route. Moreover lots of marine fossils are found in rocks. After a full day's march, we go back to town, with one of the best images that Patagonia gives us.
Note 1: 6-7 hours hiking, elevation + 800m
Note 2: Remember to bring personal equipment.



Night at the hotel Destino Sur in standard room.
Included : english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 9: El Chalten - El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Transfer from El Chalten to El Calafate in a private vehicle.
We skirt Viedma Lake, with the Andes as our background.
We have a coffee break in the legendary Route 40 Inn, which now has become a museum.
We take the mythical Route 40 (dirt road) along the Argentino Lake.
We arrive after 3 hours - 3:30 drive to El Calafate.

Domestic flight Calafate - Buenos Aires.

Welcoming at Buenos Aires domestic airport. and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle.
Tonight, embark on a yacht to enjoy the sunset and the view of Buenos Aires from de la Plata River, while tasting a glass of wine accompanied by tapas, champagne and soft drinks.

Duration: 1h30.

Note: we advise you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate to the nautical activity.
Round trip in a private vehicle to the port.

Night at the Park Hyatt Hotel *****
Included : private transport, domestic flight, transfer arrival, cruise, drinks, catering, excursion (private), breakfast buffet

Day 10: Buenos Aires - Aéroport EZE International Ezeiza

Transfer from the hotel to Ezeiza International Airport in a private vehicle
Included : transfer departure

Hotel Park Hyatt   Buenos Aires

Level : 5*
Included : breakfast buffet

Allow Park Hyatt Buenos Aires to introduce you to one of the world's most stylish and cosmopolitan cities. Perfectly located on Avenida Alvear, in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta, Palacio Duhau, our 5-star luxury hotel is a short stroll to MALBA (The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) and Puerto Madero. This visually arresting landmark holds its own in the eclectic Buenos Aires skyline by blending the 1930’s charm of the French Palace Duhau with contemporary design and décor. Here, belle-époque elegance meets tech-savvy modernity and comfort, marvellously enhanced by renowned Park Hyatt luxury service.

Hotel Casa Los Sauces   El Calafate

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

LOS SAUCES Casa Patagonica opened in September 2007 to become the luxury hotel in El Calafate, gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. LOS SAUCES recreates the hospitable and refined spirit of the Patagonian farms of the beginning of the last century. Its architectural style combines rustic features with European influences in a natural garden of willows and rose hips, an oasis crossed by Calafate small river where nature is lived and breathed, just 300 mts from El Calalate main street.

Hotel destino sur   El Chalten

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Destination South Hotel opens its doors to those who dare to discover the Chaltén. With the highest standards of quality and prepared to meet the expectations of most demanding guests. We have 40 rooms with the best service, space and comfort. The adventure requires it and the landscape deserves it.

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