Enjoy a 4 day/3 night excursion into the heart of Patagonia,
where you will find a magical world of ice awaiting you and an unbeatable variety of adventures and focused sightseeing, in this beautiful and exotic region of the world at the southernmost reaches of the planet!This tour carries AFA's LOW PRICE GUARANTEE, and always includes GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK and the PERITO MORENO GLACIER. If you find another offer from a valid operator and can show us in writing, we will match and beat the price!
DAY 1: ARRIVAL, CULTURAL & HISTORICAL TOUR
Arrive off your morning plane from Buenos Aires in El Calafate (FTE) airport and transfer to the hotel where you will stay for 3 nights. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour in El Calafate where you will get to see the most traditional and local destinations here. You will visit Cuevas Walichu
(the Caves of Walichu) where you can go back in time to learn about the customs of the native communities in this area. You can also see paintings of hunters and gatherers who inhabited this place, observe the geomorphological evolution of the surrounding landscape, flora, fauna and other interesting details treasuring this archaeological site. This circuit mainly travels the streets of old town, showcasing the typical first buildings of the pioneers, the civic center and major public institutions.The Caves
You will also do a tour of the Laguna Nimez
or Coastal Walk just meters from the shore of Lake Argentino
, where you can view the abundant local bird life through binoculars at your disposal. This tour concludes at the Historical Interpretation Centre
, where you could travel through parallel stories showing the regional social and environmental evolution.DAY 2: PERITO MORENO GLACIER EXCURSION
Leaving from Calafate we take the provincial route Nº11 that, during the first 40 km, runs beside the main body of the Argentino Lake. In this part of the tour, you will enjoy panoramic views of the lake and the stepperian landscape. Once in Los Glaciares National Park
, we drive through the Magallanic forest up to the end of the road, where we find the balconies and walkways. The idea of this excursion is to spend some time walking around the balconies, enjoying the different views of the glacier and having your lunch. For lunch, you have access to a restaurant or snack bar (for fast food).
* Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
* “Curva de los Suspiros”
* Glaciar Perito Moreno
* Muelle Bajo las SombrasDAY 3: HALF DAY VIEDMA GLACIER EXCURSION (MORNING OR AFTERNOON)
Just 17 km South of El Chalten is the small and picturesque Tunnel Bay
, located in a natural bay and just a few hundred meters from the river. You will sail across the bay heading South. The depth of the lake allows a pleasant near-shore navigation, which allows for the observation of the massive hill of Fitz Roy
. Arriving at Cape Horn
(Southeast Ventisqueros Field), the boat turns west and meets the stunning view of the Viedma Glacier
. Sail through the front of the glacier, passing icebergs and walls that rise some 40 meters above sea level! This area is the ideal place for briefings about Glaciology that is provided by our guides.
11:45 Boarding at the Tunnel Bay Harbor.
12:00 The navigation starts on time, heading to the Viedma Glacier.
13:15 Navigation in front of the glacier.
14:30 Arrival at Tunnel Bay Harbor.
14:45 Boarding at the Tunnel Bay Harbor.
15:00 Navigation starts on time, heading to the Viedma
Glacier. 16:15 Navigation in front of the glacier.
17:30 Arrival at Tunnel Bay Harbor.DAY 4: CALAFATE BALCONY EXCURSION BY 4X4
Total distance to travel: 15 km.
We depart from El Calafate, we will go up to 1,100 metres above sea level. Through the east side of Huyliche Range
, we will reach the balcony, where we will enjoy a panoramic view of Argentino Lake
, El Calafate
, Chaltén Hill
, and Torre Hill
, then we will reach the stone labyrinth at Anita Country Estate
, a Cretaceous formation which is 85 million years old!END OF SERVICES*This tour includes domestic flights (economy class) , 4* or 3* hotel accommodation, breakfasts, transfers, and guides. Sit back and Relax!
**The price does not include entrance fees to the Caves of Walichu, the Historical Interpretation Center, and the Glacier National Park.
***Please allow a daily budget for lunches and dinners, alcoholic drinks if desired, and extra park activities and tickets if desired.
***Please alert AFA's staff of any dietary or medical considerations you have or need for the trip.
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