- Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier
- Hike through Torres del Paine National Park
- Take a Perito Moreno boat cruise
- Cross the Patagonian steppe
Some things are impossible to believe till they stand right before our eyes. Patagonia evokes images of massive glaciers, rugged mountains and wide open, starlit skies. El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres Del Paine National Park represent the most stunning natural landscapes of Argentina and Chile. Tour Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres Del Paine and enjoy this true Patagonia adventure that discovers the best of Argentina and Chile.
This is a tailor-made itinerary and may be adjusted to suit your interests, your budget and your schedule. Trips may depart any day of the week, upgrades are available and you may add new destinations or extra nights as you see fit.
For example, if you would like to add a visit to a ranch and horseback ride near Buenos Aires, visit the lovely wineries in Mendoza or continue on to Iguazu Falls, we are happy to help you plan your adventure.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
- Day 1 - El Calafate - Half Day Safari Experience
Welcome to Southern Patagonia!
Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel (shared service) and have the remainder of your day to relax or explore the surroundings.
El Calafate is a starting point for adventure seeking travelers who chace to unearth the most spellbinding natural wonders of Patagonia, like the Perito Moreno Glacier. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world that’s still advancing. Though it’s not the only glacier in the area, it’s the one that made the city of El Calafate famous worldwide. For many years now, El Calafate has been considered capital of the glaciers, but is El Calafate all about the glaciers? Well, yes and no…glaciers are main attractions that you can visit via hiking or a boat ride, but you have lot more to discover about Argentine rural culture. From Calafate you can also visit a typical Patagonian finca (ranch) and learn all about the gaucho (cowboy) culture and enjoy a great asado (barbecue). You’ll soon realize that Calafate has more to offer than being just the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The vast Patagonian steppe, although often mistaken as desolate, is full of unique wildlife like guanacos, liebres and birds. On this half day tour in a small group, explore by 4x4 vehicles and on foot gaining insight into the wildlife and ecology of this fascinating land with a knowledgeable local guide. Admire the wall of oysters fossilized 23 million years ago. Learn about the paleontology and geology of the immense Patagonia. Share a hearty meal at an authentic Patagonian house tucked deep within the landscape before descending back into town.
Duration: Half Day (5.30hs) (Departures AM/PM).
Services Included: equipment for the safari (binoculars, telescope, tripod, guide of birds).
- Day 2 - El Calafate - Full Day Perito Moreno Glacier & Navigation Included
In the morning, we’ll drive you to Glaciers National Park (shared service) to take the 6 hour long Perito Moreno Glacier tour. Get prepared to play with the giants!
Glaciers National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 with home to 200 approximately glaciers. Half of this park is occupied by the campo de hielo patagónico (Patagonian ice field), the largest ice field after Antarctica. You will travel 40 km (about 25 miles) from El Calafate to the park, enjoying the views of the Patagonian steppe. Once inside the park you will take the walkways to explore the different viewpoints, and you’ll feel really close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you’re lucky, you may get to see a piece of ice break off and fall from the glacier wall, sinking forever in the lake. For about one hour, a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you want to know…you will discover things you might have never thought about.
After this visit you will take a boat ride that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80 meter (262 feet) high ice walls of Perito Moreno! You’ll never feel closer to this gigantic and impressive natural masterpiece.
At the end of this exciting day, we’ll take you back to your hotel in El Calafate (shared service).
Duration: 6 hours.
- Day 3 - Day 3 El Calafate
“If we've got this far, why stop now?”, that’s what most travelers say, who want to make the best of their time in Patagonia, and they are absolutely right! Our advise: get to explore the rural culture of Patagonia venturing into a day tour (not included) to the ever-impressive Estancia Cristina. Sail the turquoise water of Lake Argentino to reach the estancia, deeply rooted in the Glaciers National Park. Enjoy the vastness of the setting, a 4x4 ride to get stunning views of Upsala Glacier and taste a juicy Argentine steak cooked at its natural and ideal environment.
- Day 4 - El Calafate - Full Day Torres Del Paine
Early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel (shared service) for a full day visit to Torres del Paine National Park.
We will drive through the Patagonian steppe for about 2.5 hours until reaching the Chilean border and after going through customs we will reach Torres del Paine National Park.
The park will unveil its enthralling natural beauties little by little. Through winding roads, we will make different stops to have a close up view of Cascada Paine (Paine Waterfall), Paine Range at Lake Sarmiento and of Paine Horns at Lake Nordenskjold. Depending on the weather, we will walk for an hour to reach the lake and get closer to the striking horns. At midday, and after having stopped by the Lago Pehoé Viewpoint, we will have our box lunch at this mountainous backdrop.
At the end of the excursion, we will take you back your hotel in El Calafate.
Duration: 13-14 hours.
IMPORTANT: Things to take into account: it is not allowed to take any fresh food, plants, seeds, etc. from Argentina to Chile. Control is very strict, and fines can be applied. If you are not sure if something is allowed or not, please declare it and they will inform you if you can carry it or not.
- Day 5 - El Calafate
At the appropriate time you’ll be taken to the airport to take your flight (shared service)
- 4 nights in double occupancy accommodation
- Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
- Daily breakfast, Meals according to itinerary: box lunch (day 4)
- Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
- International or domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Entrance Fees