5D PERITO MORENO GLACIER, FITZ ROY AND CERRO TORRE

DESTINOS DESTACADOS

RESERVATION FORM

DURATION
5 days / 4 nights
DIFFICULTY
Medium
QUANTITY
Per person

SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrival to El Calafate and reception.
Day 2: Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Walkways and arrival to El Chalten.
Day 3: Full Day Trek Fitz Roy, Laguna de Los Tres.
Day 4: Full Day Trek to Laguna Cerro Torre.
Day 5: Return to El Calafate.

  • 3 nights of accommodation in El Chalten with breakfast.
  • Regular bus from El Calafate to El Chalten.
  • Reception in El Chalten and transfer from bus terminal to Hotel.
  • Full Day Trek Fitz Roy, Laguna de los Tres excursion.
  • Trek Laguna Torre excursion.
  • Box lunch on excursions.
  • Transfer from Hotel to bus terminal.
  • Regular bus from El Chalten to El Calafate.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

Value per person in USD.

1 Pax USD $1.190

2 Pax USD $920

 

• It is recommend wearing completely waterproof footwear.
• Water to stay hydrated, and sweet snack.
• Recommended general gear: 20/30L Backpack: able to carry box lunch, water, back-up clothes, etc. 1 trekking baton: not obligatory, but provides better stability. We can provide free of charge to our passengers.
• Not recommended: persons who face difficulties on mountain terrain, persons with cardiac affections, any disabling health condition, and pregnant women.

  • October to April. Subject to availability.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to El Calafate

Today you will depart from Puerto Natales towards El Calafate, a charming town located in the Argentine Patagonia. When you arrive, you will have time to leave your things at the hotel and explore the place, to tomorrow live the experience of visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier, named the Eighth Wonder of The World.

Difficulty Easy  
Not included  

Day 2: Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Walkways and Nautical Safari.

The tour begins departing from the hotel with ground transportation. The 80 kilometers that separate El Calafate from the Perito Moreno Glacier will be covered. Throughout the journey, a guide will provide a comprehensive explanation of the area and its glaciers, with various stops at panoramic points within the National Park and a visit to the walkways, the culminating panoramic point. The route from El Calafate to the glacier is a succession of lakes, streams, forests and snow-capped mountains. Upon reaching the end of the route, we arrive at the western end of the Magallanes Peninsula, from where we will begin the walk along the walkways that have a total length of 3 km. They are at different levels and allow you to contemplate the glacier from different perspectives and balconies. They will have time to walk along the walkways and contemplate the Perito Moreno glacier from in front. Depending on their physical conditions, they can reach the lowest balconies closest to the glacier or remain on the first balconies that are easily accessible to anyone. Once the circuit is finished, you return to El Calafate. Since the 2011 season, an elevator has been installed to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility to the first balcony from which there is a spectacular view. Those who wish to navigate the southern wall of the glacier can do so on a complementary excursion not included called Nautical Safari that lasts approximately one hour.
 
NAUTICAL SAFARI
For an unforgettable view of Perito Moreno Glacier, you can book the Nautical Safari excursion. The tour begins at Bajo de las Sombras Port, where you board on the Catamaran to navigate the Rico River arm, which lets you appreciate the icebergs from the Perito Moreno Glacier ice walls. The boat paces at a reasonable distance from the Glacier allowing to appreciate the fallings of ice blocks from the ice wall. The excursion takes one hour and gives the possibility to obtain a completely different view of the Glacier.
 
After your experience at the Perito Moreno Glacier, you will take a bus towards El Chalten, a charming town located in Argentine Patagonia. Upon arrival you will have time to settle into your hotel, rest or explore the place. Tomorrow you will begin to live the Full Trek experience, which will take you on the first day to Laguna de Los Tres at the foot of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy and on the second day to Laguna Cerro Torre, where you will have an incredible view of one of the most difficult mountains climbing in the world, Cerro Torre.
8 hrsDifficulty medium
Breakfast and box lunch  

Day 3: Full Day Fitz Roy, Laguna de los Tres Trek (without guide)

This trekking circuit is considered the main one in the area, being one of the most attractive and shocking because it leads us to the base of Mount Fitz Roy. Between 07:30 and 09:00 (Schedule to be reviewed and informed the previous day); our guide with the driver picks the passengers to take us to the starting point of the trail, which is located at 18 kms from El Chalten (estimated time of 30/40 minutes in bus). As soon as we leave the town, from inside the vehicle we will begin to amaze of the Andean landscape, with the astonishing valley of Rio de las Vueltas on the right side, and in parts of the road the walls of Fitz Roy are already on sight. When arriving through, the route to Rio Blanco (White River), where the activity begins, we introduce ourselves into a forest populated with Lengas (beech trees) and Ñires, with soft unevenness, and only after one hour of walking, arrive to the first lookout point, which surprises us with a privileged view to Glaciar de Piedras Blancas (White Stone Glacier).

9 hrs Difficulty medium
 18 kms Breakfast and box lunch

Day 4: Trek to Laguna Cerro Torre.

Along with the Fitz Roy, this is the other most important trekking on the area, which ends with a stunning view to one of the most difficult to climb mountains in the world, the Cerro Torre (Mount Torre). The trail starts from the town itself, with a gentle slope in the first few minutes, always walking along the course of the Fitz Roy River. After 20 minutes of walking, we are amazed to see the Canyon of the Fitz Roy River and behold beautiful bodies of water such as Cascada Margarita (Margarita Cascade). From here, we get to see a delightful sight of the Cerro Torre. Right after, we reach the first lookout point which is ideal to make a first resting stop (at only 01:30 hrs. from El Chalten), and contemplate, besides Cerro Torre, its glaciers and Cordon de las Adelas. If you return to El Chalten through this lookout point, it will be a 3-hour hike, ideal for passengers or groups looking for short duration activities. After this, we walk by (around 1 more hour) a beautiful valley, with little undulations, until reaching De Agostini Base Camp, where surely the elite of hikers and climbers from all around the world will be met, waiting to climb Cerro Torre. We keep hiking for a few more minutes, with the intention of reaching Laguna Torre, with a magnificent view of the mount of the same name, flanked by the Egger, Standhardt and Bifida pointers, accompanied by el Cordon de las Adelas, with its impressive glaciers spilling into the lagoon. After that, the returning hike begins on the same trail.

 

Note: if the passengers are still energized enough, it is possible to extend the hike to Laguna Torre to “Mirado Maestri” (Maestri lookout point), which takes 2km walk, 45 more minutes, surrounding the Laguna until reaching the end of vegetation, which conforms a natural balcony with a spectacular panoramic view above the Glacier and Laguna Torre.

7 hrsDifficulty medium
 18 kmsBreakfast and box lunch

Day 5: Return to El Calafate

After breakfast in the Hotel a private transfer will pick up you to take you back to El Calafate.

Breakfast  
    

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