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  1. Argentina
  2. Santa Cruz Province
  3. El Chalten
  4. Fitz Roy

From El Chalten: Desert Lake Boat Trip and Glacier Trek

Product ID: 148976
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Take an 8-hour trip from El Chaltén to sail Lago del Desierto (Desert Lake) and trek a natural reserve. Explore the base of Vespignani Glacier, or choose a softer trek along the coastline, and end the day enjoying a delicious snack in the woods.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

You will be picked up at your hotel in El Chalten.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a boat trip and spot glaciers
  • Hike to the base of Vespignani Glacier
  • Discover amazing views of Mount Fitz Roy
  • Learn about the history of this natural place with a specialized guide
  • Enjoy a hot beverage inside a dome in the woods
Full description
Start your trip with a pick-up from your hotel, and pass through woodlands and back roads bordering the blue waters of Rio Las Vueltas during the 23 miles to Lago del Desierto. Upon arrival at Punta Sur, embark on a 1-hour sail through Lago del Desierto to reach Punta Norte. On the way, spot the amazing Huemul and Creston glaciers, and snap your best shot.

After sailing, disembark to hike one of the trails in the Vespignani Glacier Reserve. You can choose a 45-minute uneven hike to the foot of the Vespignani glacier, promising incredible views of the northern face of Mount Fitz Roy, an intermediate option that takes 15 minutes, ending in a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the glacier. Or choose a soft trek in an entirely flat trail where you can wander the forest and the coastline.

Regardless of your choice, your tour guide will be there to assist. End the day by enjoying an energizing snack from within a dome in the woods before embarking again for the bus back to El Chaltén.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat ride
  • Trek
  • Snack
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The weather in Patagonia is very changeable. Be sure to bring all the extra clothing you may need. Wear layers, including an undershirt, short sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, sweater, and jacket
• Be sure to bring some food and a flashlight for the trek