1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia, Argentina
  3. El Calafate
  4. Lago Argentino

El Calafate: 25 de Mayo Reserve Safari Experience

Product ID: 380084
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Discover 80 million years of history on a safari via 4×4 vehicle. Learn about native people from 10,000 years ago, the first settlers, pioneers, ranchers, as well as the local flora and fauna. Enjoy panoramic views and excellent photo opportunities.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 5 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup included from selected hotels: Tremun Kau Yatun Hotel de Campo, Hotel El Mirador del Lago, Hotel Imago, Hotel El Mirador del Lago, Boutique Hotel La Cantera, Hotel Edenia, Hotel Kosten Aike, America del Sur Hostel Calafate, Lagos Del Calafate, Xelena Hotel & Suites, Rochester Hotel Calafate, Cabañas Don Pepe, Apart Hotel Libertador, Schilling Hostel Patagonico, Hotel Bahía Redonda, Linda Vista Apart Hotel.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views of the Argentino Lake, the hills, and the Andes mountains
  • Explore the 25 de Mayo Reserve and its natural environment
  • Discover geological and paleontological areas
  • Have lunch or dinner in a traditional Patagonian house
Full description
After pickup from selected hotels in El Calafate, start your five-hour 4×4 expedition to 25 de Mayo Natural Reserve. This tour aims to educate and to open your senses, and is excellent for those who want to get a feel for the essence of Patagonia.

A first stop is made to understand the landscape, the climate, and the steppe. The panoramic view of Argentino Lake will work as the backdrop for some hours. Once into the reserve, enjoy several stops to take photos of the local fauna, such us guanacos, choiques, foxes, and other animals.

The reserve is located in the lands of an Estancia, a cattle establishment, between hills and streams where the earth shows the evolution of life and the changes of the land. Hiking offers the possibility to discover marine fossils, within which it is easy to see crabs, oyster reefs, and formations containing remains of mammal fossils.

With binoculars and a camera, you're sure to leave with some amazing photos. Finally, enjoy a lunch or a dinner (depending on starting time chosen) in a traditional Patagonian house, with the heat of a fireplace and view of the valley.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Natural Reserve entrance fee
  • Lunch or dinner with beverages (depending on starting time chosen)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Organized by

Patagonia Profunda

Product ID: 380084