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Chalten: Land of Adventure (3 days / 2 nts)

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Enjoy El Chalten with its hidden lagoons, the Viedma Lake, combined with the magnetic presence of the Fitz Roy Hill. In this small but imposing landscape, you can choose between a wide range of adventure tourism activities.
Day 1:El Calafate - El Chalten (Chalten with Ice Trek)
Day 2:El Chalten (free day)
Day 3:El Chalten - El Calafate

Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
La Aldea
La Aldea
El Chalten
Ave Guemes 95
25 rooms
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Day 1:  El Calafate - El Chalten (Chalten with Ice Trek)
Today you will depart from Calafate on a full day tour to El Chalten. You will be taken across the Patagonian steppe and around the Argentino and Viedma Lakes until you get to El Chalten. This village is on the northern margin of Lago Viedma, in the confluence of rivers De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy, in the Los Glaciares National Park. This landscape combines the magic of glaciers, hidden lagoons, estancias, Lake Viedma, and the magnetic presence of mount Fitz Roy. Two hundred people live in this town and it is almost 3 hr from El Calafate. Then, you will take a boat trip to sail across the Viedma Lake. You will sail close to the coast with beautiful sights of the Huemul and Fitz Roy Mounts. The trip will leads you to the front of the Viedma Glacier, with its white and blue ice walls 40 m high. Then, you will disembark and start a hike towards the glacier. Once there, you will put on your crampons so as to walk on top of the glacier. This trekking is 2.30 hours long. After stopping for lunch, you will board on the boat again, go back to El Chalten and will be transferred to the hotel.  Overnight in Chalten.

(Included meals: lunch, dinner)
Day 2:  El Chalten (free day)
Day at Leisure to go on a Self Guided Trekking.

There are many itineraries setting off from El Chalten, those run through well signed trails inside the National Park as well as in private grounds. According to your physical condition and available time -and of course depending on the unpredictable Patagonian weather- it is possible to undertake from short hikes up to ascents. Most of these treks do not demand any previous experience in mountaineering activities. It is possible to visit lookout points with stunning panoramic views using little time and effort. It is not necessary to contract a guide to do these trails. Overnight in Chalten.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  El Chalten - El Calafate
At the set time you will be transferred from El Chaltén to El Calafate in a regular public bus (without guide).

(Included meals: breakfast)
Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)