Glacier National Park—El Chaltén Independent Adventure

Active, El Calafate to El Calafate

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Hike through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world on this active foray into Argentine Patagonia. Be awed by the towering, snowy peaks and breathtakingly beautiful glacial lakes. Watch behemoth ice chunks calving off Perito Moreno and wander Glacier National Park. You'll work up a sweat and get ready to be truly impressed by Mother Nature on this active and scenic 6-day tour.

What’s included

  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Glacier National Park excursion including the continental ice shelf and Moreno Glacier (full-day)
  • El Chaltén hiking


  • Explore the wonders of glacier national park
  • Hike the scenic trails of patagonia


Day 1 El Calafate If Buenos Aires is the heart of the country, Patagonia and the southern Pampas in Santa Cruz Province are its soul. This is the very region we explore within Glacier National Park. Hikes are moderate, with clearly marked and well-maintained trails, though there are some more challenging sections. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares has some of the most spectacular natural sights you will see in your lifetime. Additional Notes: Our local representative will call you after you have checked into the hotel to ensure you received your package and answer any questions. Included Activities: Arrival Day Welcome Package Airport Transfer Transport: Local bus
Day 2 El Calafate (1B) In the early morning, transfer to Los Glaciares National Park with a local guide. Once in the park, go on the "Curva de los Suspiros," and leave the vehicle to have a first view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. The delightful route will take you around the Rico arm of the glacier before arriving at the walkways and scenic viewpoints of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Enjoy free time to appreciate various viewpoints then opt to take a boat up to the front of the glacier. Additional Notes: Please note: The excursion may be shared with non-G Adventures travellers. Included Activities: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Transport: Transport is return trip to/from Glaciers National Park. Transport time each way is approx 1.5 hrs. Minibus (1.50-3.00 hours)
Day 3 El Calafate/El Chaltén (1B) Travel along the Argentino and Viedma Lakes, enjoying views of the FitzRoy Massif and surrounding mountains as we approach El Chaltén. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of some of the unusual wildlife of the region. Transport: Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours)
Day 4 El Chaltén (1B) Hike through rugged landscapes of towering mountains and breathtakingly beautiful glacial lakes. There is a great opportunity to see Mt Fitz Roy up close and the wide-open landscapes from above. Additional Notes: You can choose skip the hike and enjoy the day at leisure. Included Activities: Laguna de los Tres Hike
Day 5 El Chaltén (1B) Take advantage of the best that Patagonia has to offer with the option of more hiking or taking a boat trip on Lake Viedma.
Day 6 El Chaltén/El Calafate (1B) Return to El Calafate and tour ends on arrival. Transport: Local bus (3.00-3.50 hours, 152km)