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5-Day El Calafate Experience Without Limits!

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Double Accommodation
Single Accommodation
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Push Yourself to the Limit on this Amazing Adventure

You will start your welcome having dinner in a cave. Be ready to experience in the next days glacier trekking, navigation among different lakes, hiking and kayaks right there in the Patagonian cold lakes. You will never know how far you could go until you do this trip!

Day 1:

Transfer in from Airport to Hotel – Evening Nativo Experience with dinner

On arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel.  Later in the afternoon, you will enjoy Nativo Experience which is a 4×4 excursion along the coast of Lake Argentino that crosses the passage of the man on these lands, offering a paleontological approach to rediscover the stories of the first expeditions and daring adventurers who launched into the unknown.

Between the cliffs, and overlooking the Andes Mountains, the tour focuses on the first contact between the explorers and the natives, and then enters the Tehuelche world. On the shores of the lake are the caves where thousands of years ago that culture left its marks on the rock that leads us to interpretation. The tour culminates in another cave, with dinner which makes us travel back in time.

  • Meals included: Dinner
  • Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4-star Hotel in El Calafate (Alto Calafate or similar)

Day 2:

Full-Day Glacier Experience with Perito Moreno Glacier

We leave in the morning to embark in the private port La Soledad. Sailing the waters of Lago Argentino heading north, towards the northern arm, Escuadra Bay, Muralla de Condoreras, and Seco, Heim and Spegazzini Glaciers can be observed.

We later continue to Puesto de las Vacas to disembark and walk with the specialized guides to visit the antique place where inhabitants used to live, and learn about the flora and fauna of the region. The navigation continues toward the Canal Upsala to enjoy a panoramic view of Upsala and Bertacchi Glaciers while we have lunch on board.

Then we sail through Los Témpanos Channel towards the north wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier to disembark in La Soledad dock. A guide explains the trek through the trails and we have around one hour to explore them and we return to the city of El Calafate.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star hotel in El Calafate (Alto Calafate or similar)

Day 3:

Full-Day Experience Glaciar Sur Adventure with Lunch

This excursion offers different trek activities which make us access to unusual places in the Glaciers National Park. Good physical condition and mountain walking experience are required. At destiny, it is necessary to complete a medical form. This excursion is only allowed for people between 19 and 40 years.

An appropriate outfit is important. It must be comfortable to walk through a mountain environment; warm clothes to tolerate temperatures around 0°C and strong rain. It’s also necessary to take sunblock and sunglasses.

Adventure option: From Calafate, we travel 50 km until Roca Lake. We embark in a semi-rigid boat with a cabin to sail 45 minutes until the beginning of the Southern arm, the place where we start our first trek to Frías Lake. Once we arrive, we sail on rubber boats (7-person capacity) toward the western extreme of this lake, where we disembark to start the second part of the trek to Frias Glacier/ Dickson Southwest extreme of the National Park. We have lunch (it’s included) surrounded by an amazing landscape to then start our return.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Hotel in El Calafate (Alto Calafate or similar)

Day 4:

Full-Day Darwin Experience with Lunch

Darwin Experience is a full adventure tourism excursion, through the area where the mythical naturalist Charles Darwin arrived on his journey through Southern Patagonia. It combines kayaking on the Santa Cruz River with a visit to a Patagonian ranch and a 4×4 trip. 09:00 am pick up at hotels.

At the junction of Route 40 with the Santa Cruz river, we go down to the shore, and after a technical talk, the group will dress themselves in technical clothing and start paddling down the river. The descent in the kayak is 15km and during its course, we can see specimens of indigenous fauna such as guanacos, rheas, cormorants, and other birds. After 80 minutes in the river we arrive at a typical ranch, where we enjoy a delicious lunch: focaccia with pickled sauce, provoleta and creole steaks, with salad, water and wine & chocolate mousse for dessert.

Once lunch is finished next to the river, we begin the return by 4×4 vehicle along the internal paths of the ranch until we reach Route 40, returning to El Calafate at 02:30 pm. There are vegetarian and vegan options and although the level of physical demand is intermediate, there is the alternative of taking the excursion without having to go by kayak, taking the tour in a 4×4 to have lunch in the estancia with the group.

  • Minimum age to go kayaking: 16 years
  • Technical equipment: double kayaks, Gore-Tex drysuits, life vest, boots and gloves
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation included: Overnight at El Calafate in a 4-star Hotel (Alto Calafate or similar)

Day 5:

Transfer out to Airport

  • Itinerary steps: Transfer out to airport to take your flight out to your next destination!
  • Meals not included
  • Accommodation not included

Additional Info

  • The in-person guide is licensed or certified
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Back Problems
  • No Serious Medical Conditions