Feel privileged to live an incredible experience camping in the beautiful and unique Patagonian forests. And if sleeping under the stars is not enough, the magnitude of the glacier will leave you speechless … Finish this wonderful trip, enjoying El Chalten, and its natural attractions, such as the famous Fitz Roy.
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour: This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will visit the most characteristic places of the “Paris of America”. The Obelisk, Colon Theatre, Recoleta Cemetery, May square (surrounded by the cathedral, the Cabildo, and the pink house where the president works) are some of t he highlights that we will include in the tour. We will also visit La Boca neighborhood which was seat of immigrants – mainly Italians – and now home of some artists; San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants; the elegant Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero. Night in Buenos Aires.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires – El Calafate
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival in El Calafate, a vehicle will pick you up at El Calafate airport, in order to transfer you to the Adventure Domes (50 Km), going trough the tourist village. Dinner is included. Overnight at the Adventure Domes. Dinner (beverages included)
Day 3 - El Calafate
As soon as we finish with the breakfast we start an interpretation trek of flora and fauna through the peninsula La Colonia where guanacos, foxes, ñandúes (kind of ostrich) and condors can be seen. This is the day in which we are going to be closer to nature since, except for the family that is the owner of the land, no human could be found within four kilometers. We also will appreciate the principal wall of Perito Moreno Glacier that it is just twelve kilometers from the Adventure Domes. Overnight at the Adventure Domes. Box lunch. Dinner (beverages included)
Day 4 - El Calafate - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
After breakfast, we go to Perito Moreno Glacier paths through the National Park; the trip takes less than 2 hours with direct views to Argentino Lake and Perito Moreno Glacier. Once at the paths, passengers will have time to enjoy the place, from where they can see the Glacier from different angles, enjoy its height and colours, and witness its break-offs. From the paths there are optional excursions: Minitrekking with crampons over the glacier, and a short navigation by the Argentino Lake. After the excursion, drive to Adventure.
Day 5 - El Calafate – El Chaltén
Breakfast. Transfer to Bus Station. Departure to El Chalten. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure for trekking.
Day 6 - El Chaltén
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest trekking to Fitz Roy mountain: This is the main walking area, the most classic and one of the prettiest in the area, it leads us to the foot of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy. 8:30 a.m. Pick up by minibus Hotels, to go to the trailhead, 18 kms. at Hosteria El Pilar. Just before arriving, we stop at a scenic spot overlooking the Fitz Roy. Then, once you leave us in the beginning of the path, to 1.30 hour walk through the valley of White River, and through forests of beech and ñires, you get to a first viewpoint overlooking the Piedras Blancas Glacier, as harbinger of the views that still awaits us all the way. Then, subtract only 30 ‘walk to reach the camp Poicenot and 15’ to get to Rio Blanco. Here, those with more energy, can access up to Laguna de los Tres, the closest viewpoint, with an unrivaled view of the lagoon and its namesake glacier with Fitz Roy massif emerging from the ice with more than 2000 m height. We turned a little to peek into the Mirador de la Laguna Sucia, to impress its color and also contemplate panoramically Lake Viedma. It begins the return to the path Chalten where we pass the Mirador Laguna Capri. Between approximately 17 and 18 hours will be in Chalten.
Day 7 - El Chalten – Lago del Desierto
Breakfast. Departure to Lago del Desierto. Once by Lago del Desierto South Point, a boat from the Lodge will meet the guests and take them on a 15 minutes ride along the East shore of the lake to get to the Lodge. If prefered the guests can choose to leave the luggage in the boat and get to the Lodge by a 3 hour hike through the forest.
Day 8 - Lago del Desierto
Breakfast. Day at leisure for trekking: For those who are in shape, the first proposal would be to reach de Lodge following a trail from the southern point of the Lago del Desierto , with one of our guides ( 3 hs trek ), while your luggage would be taken by boat. Once at the Lodge, you begin feeling the sensations of living on lake front, the views, the climate, the comfort of the Lodge, the body emotions,…Several options of treks may be considered: basically those than can take a couple of hours to treks that can be as long as one desires, that’s up to you. Every evening before dinner we get together to plan the following day activities, which can combine either treks or boat trips.
Day 9 - Lago del Desierto – El Calafate – Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to El Calafate airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 10 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.