Los Glaciares National Park Hiking Tour with Lago Argentino

Outdoor Activities in El Calafate

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Discover the beauty hidden in the world of glaciers. In this tour you will tour the southernmost landscape of Los Glaciares National Park. The Adventure Trekking Tour includes a tour through the route of the Estancias (ranchs) until the border with Chile where we will be able to see glaciers traces of more than 20,000 years, navigating in the South Arm of Lake Argentino and a hike to Lake Frias where we will sail in a small boat to the amphitheater of glaciers and enjoy a lunch with a privileged view of the national park.
The tour begins departing from centrally located hotels in El Calafate at 8.00am. We travel 50km through a route full of Estancias (ranchs), until Lake Roca where we will embark on a small boat with a capacity for 17 people.We will navigate 45 minutes enjoying the unique sights of the lake where the typical Patagonian steppe landscape mixes with the Antarctic and Lenga Beech forests. We will arrive at the south end of the South Arm of the lake where the first stage of the trekking starts up to the Lake Frias. We will walk through an unexplored site, virgin forest and natural scenery will appear in front of our eyes. Once we reach the lake, we will embark on a motorize rubber boat to cross it and start the second stage of the trekking: the hike to the Grande Glacier, located at the extreme southwest of the park. We will get to a magical place and enjoy a glacier valley with changing environments until we reach the amphitheater of glaciers which is a true timeline of the glacial era. In this spot we will have lunch with views of the Grande, Cubo and Dickson glaciers.Once we finish our lunch, we will start our return through the same path. On board of the bus we will enjoy an afternoon snack, including Mate (a typicall tea from Argentina).We will arrive at El Calafate around 7 pm.

What’s included

  • Box Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Navigation
  • 6-hour trekking

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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