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

El Calafate: Cerro Frias Half or Full-Day Trip

Product ID: 369286
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Explore Cerro Frías, set against an astonishing natural background at the foot of the Andes mountain range. Immerse yourself in the lenga forest and discover the most stunning views of Los Glaciares National Park.
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 3:30 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Hotel pickup available from El Calafate. Please wait in the lobby at the scheduled pickup time; your driver will enter the lobby and call you by the name indicated on the reservation. Pickup is included only from hotels. If you are staying in a private apartment or outside the pickup zone, you will be provided the closest hotel available as the meeting point. In this case, please wait for your driver at the hotel door.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Los Glaciares National Park and Argentino Lake
  • Take pictures from two panoramic viewpoints
  • Discover native fauna and birds
  • Cross through a native lenga forest
  • Enjoy a half-day or full-day tour full of nature and adventure
Full description
Start your journey with pickup from your hotel in El Calafate. Head to Cerro Frías, located 15 miles from El Calafate. Part of Alice Ranch, Cerro Frías is a great place to see indigenous fauna and flora, and to take in 360-degree views of unforgettable scenery.

Upon arrival to Cerro Frías, start your activity based on the option selection. You can choose a half-day experience with one activity including either zip lining, a 4x4 adventure, trekking, or horseback riding, or, select the full-day option to combine two activities.

4x4 Adventure 
Set off on a 4x4 adventure for the best panoramic views of Los Glaciares National Park, from Torres del Paine (Chile) to Cerro Fitz Roy (El Chaltén), as well as Cristales Mountain Cord, Rich Arm, North Arm, and the main body of Lake Argentino, the Boca del Diablo and Magallanes, and Avellaneda peninsulas. Enjoy the flora and fauna while crossing the Patagonian steppe into a native lenga forest.

Trekking
The two-hour trekking experience offers beautiful views of sunsets filled with a variety of colors as well as local flora and fauna. From the Cerro Frías meeting point, cross the southern slope until coming to the best views of the National Park. The landscape is a combination of the steppe's aridity and the lenga forest's lush calmness, which is home to varied vegetation and animals ready to be discovered by the adventurer's sharp eye.

Horseback Riding
The 1.5-hour activity starts in front of the Eolo Hotel. Ride through a valley and up the slope of the hill where there are cows, guanacos, hares, and wild horses. Embark on a journey which reveals the beauty and calm of the surroundings. In addition to stunning views, you will also find wild and country animals who will accompany the tour until returning to the starting point.

Zip Lining
The zip line tour allows you to enjoy maximum adrenaline, reaching high speeds while surrounded by a beautiful scenery — an ideal activity for lovers of adventure. With five cable lines of 1,640 feet each, it is one of the longest zip lines in South America, strategically located in a canyon surrounded by a native lenga forest, with incredible views of the National Park.

To round off the experience, choose to add on a meal that will make your activity much more special. Opt to include a lunch or dinner, depending on your selected starting time. Both consist of a three-course menu (starter, main course, and dessert), with vegetarian options available with prior notice. Coffee and drinks not included. If you do not choose to add on a meal, a snack will be offered which includes coffee, tea, and a slice of cake.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Calafate
  • Snack (coffee, tea, and a slice of cake)
  • Half-day or full-day activity (depending on option selection)
  • Three-course lunch or dinner (if add-on selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off from private apartments
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The group returns all together and the schedule is the same, whether you choose to add a meal or have the included snack
• If you choose the full-day option, please inform the local partner of two activities you select at the time of booking