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El Calafate: Full-Day Chalten Tour with Hiking

Product ID: 312698
Take a day trip to Chalten, a beautiful village presided over by the imposing Mount Fitz Roy. There you will have the possibility to visit two of its attractions, and will also enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your El Calafate accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Witness Mount Fitz Roy
  • See the Chorrillo del Salto
  • Discover the Condor and Aguilas viewpoints
Full description
Your day begins at 7:30AM in the morning from El Calafate, from where you will take the mythical Route 40 which borders the Argentino Lake. Following that, cross the Santa Cruz River, before continuing to the La Leona River where you will walk through its canyon until you reach the old hotel of Paso La Leona. There you can enjoy a coffee accompanied by homemade cakes, and from there you will continue skirting the Viedma Lake with the Andes in the background.

Before reaching the village you will stop at the viewpoint of the Viedma Glacier from where you will be able to appreciate beautiful panoramic views of the glacier, the Cordillera, and the emblematic Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. You will later arrive at the mountain village of El Chaltén after 3 hours of travel, having traveled a total distance of 220 kilometers.

After visiting the interpretation center, there is a walk to Chorrillo del Salto, an impressive waterfall due to its height and surrounding landscape. Towards noon there is lunch in the restaurant, after which optional hikes are offered to the Mirador de los Cóndores and an eagle lookout, both accompanied by your guide. At 4:30PM, you will begin your return to El Calafate.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from El Calafate
  • Chorrillo del Salto Hike
  • Two-course lunch
  • Bilingual Tour Guide English and Spanish-Speaking
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks during the excursion and lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
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• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Very pleasant ride, but very busy. It is only worthwhile if you have more than 3 days in El Calafate. The (1) Balcón de El Calafate: 3-hour 4x4 vehicle tour, (2) Mini Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier and (3) Rios de Gelo seemed to me the tours I consider unmissable. You can't miss the Laguna Nimez (which is spectacular). Another option is to spend more than a day in El Chaltén because the region is beautiful (I will do that on the next trip).

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February 12, 2020

Great excursion, fantastic places, guide explained about the whole region.

January 22, 2020

The guide Pia was v good- friendly and Well paced Lunch was only one course and a bit disappointing

January 17, 2020

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Tolkeyen Patagonia Turismo

Product ID: 312698