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Well organised trip; quality vehicle; safe driver; and large restaurant lunch included. The guide was knowledgeable and it was nice that he joined the group for the walks, even though it said it was self-guided. It's a really good tour if you want to see El Chaltén and only have time for a day-trip. 3 hours driving outward and 2.5 return, so a reasonable amount; but it didn't feel too much given that the weather was clear enough to see Fitz Roy and the other mountains (perhaps it would have been disappointing otherwise). It's might be an overstated to call it a 'hiking tour': it's two nice walks - one 10 minute one 30 minute (one-way). They are nice; but only a shot proportion of the day. Felt a little rushed towards the end of the day. It might have been nice to use another hour to do another short independent walk or in the small town; though in winter this might not have been as easy and getting home before dark may be advisable.
Out Guide Juan was very nice! The trek was a bit harder than I tought it would be, but Juan was very considerate. The view was amazing and absoultely worth the (at least for me) hard hike!!
Take the bus and then skip the lunch and hike to the ice lake 4km with a picnic and see Fitzroy. The group hike is a walk, bland, and 2km.