Best of Patagonia: Trekking Tour of El Calafate & El Chaltén

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Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 4 - 9, 2022

Activity Level

Strenuous

Group Size

6 – 20

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 495
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18 – 30

Travel interest

Adrenaline activities, exploring, hiking, mountains, nature

Your Local Guide

Guide - Say Hueque

Explorers at heart, the team at Say Hueque have been making travel dreams come true since 1999. Based in Argentina and bolstered with ample experience in creating sustainable and immersive experiences focused on destinations in South America, the company is passionate about combining local knowledge with the highest international industry standards to deliver intimate, authentic, and unforgettable experiences for every guest. Every guide at Say Hueque is equipped with the valuable training and expert knowledge needed to run tours safely and efficiently. Let them take care of the nitty gritty details for you — all you have to do is let the adventure unfold!

Highly recommended, especially for individual travellers who don´t want to spend weeks on planning their perfect trip. Say Hueque customized a perfect itinerary according to my wishes and I just had an amazing time! High quality of accommodations, transfers and tours. Always very responsive and helpful. There were minor "issues" but Say Hueque made an effort to compensate. All in all I would definitely travel again with Say Hueque!

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Martha Vogl-Bader

19 day Bespoke Agrentina Trip in February/March 2020 – Based upon our suggested itinerary, Laura at Say Hueque put together a great trip which included visiting Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, Cachi and Cafayate. All arrangements made were superb. Guillermo treated us to a fantastic walking trip in the north side of central BA. Such a charming and helpful guide. Enjoyed wine tasting in Mendoza. Loved Salta, such a wonderful laid back city. Experienced a great road trip from Salta to Cachi and then on to Cafayate with more great wine testing. Sadly due to Covid 19 we had to abandon our trip and missed out on our itinerary travelling north of Salta and then missing Iguazu Falls. Amendment of our arrangements were handled very well by Laura enabling us to avoid being stranded in Argentina before flights were suspended. Say Hueque are highly recommended.

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Lucy

Best trip of my life! We were supposed to go on a trip to Bolivia but had to cancel it last minute due to the unrest in Bolivia. We managed to find this amazing tour 2 days before we were scheduled to fly out and Karen was supportive throughout the whole process. Our last minute tour was a blessing in disguise because the highlight of the trip was trekking to Perito Moreno Glacier. This experience was the best thing I've ever done in my life! Our guide on this experience Jorge was so friendly! Also, our guide in Buenos Aires Marines was amazing as well, so funny and helpful. I would definitely want to book with them next time I go to Argentina! Thanks for these experiences of a lifetime Say Hueque!

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Argentina>Best of Patagonia: Trekking Tour of El Calafate & El Chaltén

Patagonia is a magical place, and on this trip, you get to trek through some of the most famous areas in the region. We’ll start in El Calafate with a mini-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier, then head to the small town of El Chaltén so we can explore Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. With a gorgeous mountain backdrop and exhilarating hikes planned throughout the trip, this journey will be like no other. — This trip is 100% carbon neutral!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

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This trip is looking for a TourHero! If you love to travel and love to organize, get your crew together and make this trip your own! When 5 or more people book this trip, you can travel for free. Chat with us below to get started!

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 4 - 9, 2022

Activity Level

Strenuous

Group Size

6 – 20

Transportation

Van

Argentina>Best of Patagonia: Trekking Tour of El Calafate & El Chaltén

Patagonia is a magical place, and on this trip, you get to trek through some of the most famous areas in the region. We’ll start in El Calafate with a mini-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier, then head to the small town of El Chaltén so we can explore Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. With a gorgeous mountain backdrop and exhilarating hikes planned throughout the trip, this journey will be like no other. — This trip is 100% carbon neutral!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · El Calafate
  • Arrive in El Calafate
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Hotel Picos del Sur (or similar according to availability)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Day 2 · El Calafate
  • Breakfast
  • Mini-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · El Chaltén
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltén
  • ~ 4 hrs van
  • Check-in at Rancho Grande Hostel (or similar according to availability)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · El Chaltén
  • Breakfast
  • Free day for trekking and exploring Laguna de los Tres
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · El Chaltén
  • Breakfast
  • Free day for trekking and exploring Laguna Torre
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to airport
  • ~ 4 hrs van
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to El Calafate, Argentina – the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park

Welcome to El Calafate, the place to be if glacier trekking is your thing! In this part of legendary Patagonia, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere as you prepare to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Upon arrival, check into the hostel, breathe in that crisp air, and freshen up for a welcome dinner with the group. We’ll share our previous adventures and toast to a stellar trip!

Day 2

Discover the Perito Moreno Glacier on a mini-trekking expedition

Good morning, travelers! After a solid breakfast, we start our first adventure to the Perito Moreno Glacier area in Los Glaciares National Park. You’ll be given all the necessary equipment to safely explore this incredible structure, along with information about the area’s glaciology, history, and culture. You’ll see stellar views of the glacier’s front wall and iceberg channels, and trek across the edge of the glacier itself. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will get your blood pumping and fill your heart with excitement!

Day 3

Head to El Chaltén, get settled in the hostel and prepare to explore more of Patagonia

After a restful sleep, we’ll have time for breakfast and make our way to the town of El Chaltén, a small village within Los Glaciares National Park. Here, we’ll speak with our local guide about custom trekking options to personalize the next few days in this beautiful location. Decide which trek you want to complete on day four, have a stellar meal and get a good night’s sleep for another day of adventure.

Day 4

Choose your own adventure — book a group trek or take a self-guided tour through Laguna de los Tres

Rise and shine! Eat a hearty breakfast and head to one of the most famous places to trek in the area: Laguna de los Tres. This part of Patagonia will take you to the base of Mount Chaltén where you’ll have the day to explore the granite peaks and get close to the walls of Mount Fitz Roy. On your trek, you’ll see the De las Vueltas river, the Del Salto stream, Poincenot Base Camp, Laguna de los Tres, and De los Tres Glacier. Take some pictures along the way and soak up this unforgettable experience.

Day 5

Free day in El Chaltén to explore Laguna Torre

What an incredible adventure so far, and there’s so much more to see! Today, you have another free day to explore Laguna Torre, a picturesque landscape of water, mountains, and crystal-clear ice. Take advantage of the free day to hike on your own or book an excursion with a guide. On this trek, you’ll see the Adela range, Cerro Torre, the De Agostini base camp, and the lagoon. The experience will revitalize your soul and reconnect your heart with nature’s beat. After a picture-perfect day of exploring, head back into town for one last dinner in this magical place.

Day 6

Say goodbye to Patagonia and hello to your next adventure

After an exhilarating five days of trekking through the stunning backdrop of Patagonia, it’s time to eat our final meal and head back home. We hope you had a memorable experience and made new friends along the way on this Argentinian adventure!

Accommodation

  • Hotel Picos del Sur (or similar according to availability)

    Picos del Sur is a charming hotel near the center of El Calafate. It features comfortable shared rooms, Argentinian food and wines at the bar/restaurant, and a back terrace with picturesque views of Lake Argentino. This is the place to rest and relax when trekking through the beauty of Patagonia. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Rancho Grande Hostel (or similar according to availability)

    Rancho Grande is a friendly hostel featuring cozy rooms, great food, and a prime location in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park. Find like-minded people all over who wish to explore this untouched heaven that is Patagonia. With 24-hour food service and knowledgeable staff, you’ll have everything you need for a perfect day of trekking. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 3 nights in Picos del Sur Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Rancho Grande Hostel (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to excursions
  • Welcome dinner (includes food and beer)
  • Mini-trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • All flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Entrance fee to national park (approx. USD 25)
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Full-day trek at Laguna de los Tres

Book a full-day guided trek to Laguna de los Tres to fill one of your free days in El Chaltén. This 8-mile hike will take you across the Fitz Roy Valley to the idyllic glacial lake of Laguna de los Tres for the perfect picture opportunities and a chance to reconnect with nature in this serene environment. This trek will include lunch and a guided tour with information about the land and Argentinian culture.

Price: USD 145

20 spots left

El Chaltén

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 495
Per person