El Chaltén

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Bird Watching, Budget, Camping, Charming, Classic, Climbing, Family-friendly, Forest, Hiking, Ice Trekking, Lake, Mountain, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Trekking, Trendy
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium Group

During this excursion you will learn the history of the largest glacier in Argentina and its behavior over the past 10 years, during which it has shown a constant and drastic retreat. You will witness the noticeable erosion of the ice over the rocks and the visible results. You will capture extraordinary views of the glacier from different points, on a journey along natural trails. This is such an ideal excursion to share with family and friends.

Navigation: You will sail South across the bay. The lake’s depth allows for a pleasant cruise near the shoreline, permitting the observation of the mountains Fitz Roy and Huemul. Approximately after 1-hour navigation, during which you will observe large icebergs, you will disembark on the Viedma Peninsula area- facing the Viedma glacier- to start trekking.

Trekking: The trekking on the peninsula area will allow you to appreciate the history of the glaciations, the movement of large ice blocks smoothing the rocks, and to acknowledge nature as the main modeler of the landscape that you enjoy today. This area is a terrain rarely seen and it is the ideal point for the Glaciology talks offered by our guides. During this journey you will approach the glacier to observe it from different heights and natural viewpoints, appreciating its immensity and the play of colors.

Return to Bahía Túnel for the disembarkation and end of the excursion.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  − With this activity passengers do not walk on the Glacier. − Children between 8 and 18 years old should be accompanied by their parents or tutors. − Due to the difficult terrain, this trekking is recommended only for people in good physical condition, considering that trekking will be across irregular surfaces. For that purpose, participants should not have any injuries in ankles, knees or hips. − This excursion is not recommended for pregnant women.

Age restriction: minimum age: 8 years old / maximum age: none.

-Regular tour departs everyday, from October to April.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hot snack and beverage;
  • English Speking local guide.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up and transfer to Bahía Túnel harbor;
  • Drop off at your hotel in El Chalten;
  • Lunch;
  • Tips.