6-Day Glacier and Hiking Tour in Patagonia
This 6 day El Calafate and Torres del Paine Glacier and hiking tour has been specially designed to experience the natural wonders of Patagonia.
In the heart of Patagonia you will be astonished by its landscape littered with dense forests, snow-capped mountains, lakes and millenary glaciers. You will hike upon Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier and in Torres del Paine with professional guides.
Day 1: El Calafate. Airport transfer to your hotel, La Cantera Boutique hotel where you will stay during the following 5 nights, located to explore this fascinating region in the heart of Patagonia. The rest of the day will be free time.
Day 2: (B) Full day Perito Moreno Glacier Tour. We travel to Los Glaciares National Park 90km away (55mi). Our bilingual guide will provide you with important facts and information about the Glacier. From the nearby walking trails and viewing platform you will be able to hear the majestic sounds and movements of the Glacier and bear witness to its advancements of massive shards of ice cracking from the Glacier and collapsing into the Canal de los Tempanos (Icebergs Channel). Return to hotel.
Day 3: (B) Full Day Upsala Glacier Tour. Experience the remote beauty of Patagonia’s Estancia Cristina and Upsala Glacier on a journey of discovery from El Calafate. Sail past icebergs across Lago Argentino and tour the historic Estancia Cristina ranch. In the afternoon, choose between a short and easy trek to a beautiful waterfall or an off-road tour to the beautiful Upsala Glacier. Return to hotel.
Day 4: (B) Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Hiking. Today, you'll head to the Bajo de las Sombras (Under the Shadows) port. After a quick 20-minute sail, you'll reach the opposite shore and the base of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, the guides will help you pick out a crampon, special metal spikes worn on your boots for traction. Then, your adventure begins as you hike along the Rico Arm to reach the glacier. With your crampons fastened, head out for the real adventure as you embark on a
1.5 hour walk across the glacier. Return to hotel.
Day 5: (B) Torres Del Paine Full Day Tour. 5:45am pickup. Explore exceptional glacial landscapes, rugged mountains and deep blue lakes on this full day tour of Torres del Paine National Park, which will without a doubt take your breath away. The full day tour to Torres del Paine National Park will take you from El Calafate and across the border to explore Patagonia in Chile. Discover the colorful nature and impressive rocky landscape of the Torres Del Paine National Park. Trek along Patagonian park trails on this Torres del Paine day tour and see the exceptional surrounding mountains, glaciers and lakes within the abundant nature in one of Argentina’s most spectacular national parks. Arrive back at the hotel around 11pm.
Day 6: (B) El Calafate - Transfer to Airport