1. El Calafate: Native Cultures 4x4 Half-Day Excursion
Embark on a 4x4 Patagonian adventure trip from El Calafate. Venture into Los Glaciares National Park and walk along Argentino Lake. Learn about indigenous cultures while exploring the stories of the first expeditions and inhabitants of the area. After hotel pickup, hop into a 4x4 vehicle and begin your journey through the Patagonian steppe. Between the cliffs and overlooking the Andes Mountains, the tour focuses on the first contact between expeditionary explorers and the indigenous Tehuelche population. Arrive at the shores of Lake Argentino, then listen to a talk from your guide about the formation of the landscape and the native fauna and flora. Drive up the mountain to take in an incredible panoramic view of the city below and its surroundings. From there, appreciate the extension of Lake Argentino and the Cordillera de Los Andes. Walk 500 meters on foot to the archaeological site as you interpret the meaning of rock paintings and the techniques used to make them. End the tour by enjoying a Patagonian-style lunch.