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EL CALAFATE

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Unforgettable glacier

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Adventure, Classic, Family-friendly, Gourmet
    • Activity Level Moderate
      2/8
    • Group Size Medium Group
      10
    All about the EL CALAFATE.

    El Calafate It is one of the Patagonian provinces preferred by tourists and it receives an important and increasing number of visitors in its Southern region. Lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and steppe constitute the beauty of this inhospitable but capturing landscape. Between September and May,
    El Calafate becomes the most important touristic center receiving tourists from every nationality, motivated to know the imposing and legendary Perito Moreno Glacier, close to the Magallanes Peninsula, barely separated by a narrow deviation of the Lago Argentino. This magnificent ice river which is among the few glaciers that are not retreating, is the most visited place in the Los Glaciares National Park and it is one of the two Patrimonies of Mankind of the province.

    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.
    • All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the programme, in regular or private services as it is specified with English speaking guide
    • Navigations mentioned
    • 03 Nights accommodation as its described in the programme in the mentioned hotel or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request
    • Taxes
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International flights
    • Entrance fees
    • Meals and services not mentioned in the programme
    • Early check in/Late check-out at hotels (except where it is specified)  Optional tours
    • Any kind of insurances
    1. Day 01 EL CALAFATE

      Upon arrival, transfer from El Calafate airport to the hotel with English Speaking Guide. Rest of the day at your leisure.
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    2. Day 02 EL CALAFATE: PERITO MORENO GLACIER

      This park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The famous Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the extreme southwest of Lago Argentino 80 kilometers from El Calafate. It has become one of the greater natural spectacles of South America. From time to time walls of ice fall from the 60 meter tall face into the waters of Brazo Rico or to the Canal de los Témpanos, navigating the channel to the principal body of the lake. This cycle will take 4 to 6 years ending with the lake divided in two. The Brazo Rico remains retained and elevates approximately 35 meters above its current level. The water slowly makes a tunnel in the glacier until the pressure makes it collapse. This spectacle is indescribable. The waters precipitate in gigantic waves only to start the process all over again.
      During this tour you can make a trekking tour over the Glacier.
      State of paths: completely gravel. Regular tour departs at 9:00am, returns at 5:00pm. Duration: 08 hours
      Entrance fee is not included.
      Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B)

    3. Day 03 EL CALAFATE: ESTANCIA CRISTINA DISCOVERY NAVIGATION

      Today we will enjoy of a navigation to Upsala Glacier + Estancia Cristina +4×4 Upsala Viewpoint + Museum.
      Regular transfer to the port without guide. Boarding and departure at port Punta Bandera (NPC) 08.15 hours in our modern and comfortable boat.
      Sailing among icebergs and stunning scenery overlooking the western front of the Upsala glacier and then through Cristina Canal to the point of disembark at the Estancia. Arrival Estancia Cristina 11:30 hs. Stay at the Estancia for 6 hours. Lunch is included. Guided visit to the Costumbrista museum (old shearing shed).
      Ascent in all-terrain vehicles, travelling 9.5 km through mountainous roads. Arrival to the Continental ice shelter. 30 minute walk.
      Visit the oriental front of Upsala Glacier. Lake Guillermo, Southern Patagonian Ice and Andes.
      Return to the farm house of the Estancia and board at 17:30 hs. Arrival to Puerto Banderas at 19:00 hs approximately.
      Transfer to the hotel.
      NOTE: If the maximum number of passengers is exceeded, visitors will be divided in turns by the tour coordinator of the Estancia.
      Lunch is included. Entrance fee is not included. Overnight in El Calafate, standard room. (B, L)

    4. Day 04 EL CALAFATE - DEPARTURE

      Breakfast.
      Transfer to the airport to take your flight.

    PERITO MORENO - EL CALAFATE
    PERITO MORENO GLACIER - EL CALAFATE