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El Calafate - Patagonian Glaciers – 4 days


Cost: $ 390 AUD
Flights: no flights included
Duration: 4 days
Departure: daily
Location: El Calafate, Patagonia, Los Glaciares Ntl. Park – Perito Moreno

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Tour Description

El Calafate is located on the south border of a typical milky glacier lake of the Patagonic Andes. The Argentino Lake covers an area of 1,600sq km and is the biggest lake in Argentina and the third biggest in South America. El Calafate is one of the unmissable stopovers with some of the most impressive sights in Argentina: the national park “Los Glaciares". Enjoy the spectacular show of ice, light, water, and mountains.

This package is also included in our popular tour Patagonia Express, click here for more information.

Itinerary

Day 1 – El Calafate
Arrival at Calafate. You will be met by a guide to be transferred to a hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can either take a walk along the lake or relax at the hotel.

Day 2 – El Calafate, Perito Moreno (B)
In the amazing “Glacier National Park” you will have the opportunity to see many glaciers, turquoise blue lakes and snow-capped Andean mountain peaks. During this drive, you will notice the dramatic change in landscape. While in El Calafate everything is dry, harsh, and flat, at the park entrance you will see trees, mountains and green vegetation. You have reached the foot of the Andes where plenty of rain is falling all year long. Soon you will see the breathtaking Perito Moreno glacier. Due to unusually favourable local conditions, it is one of the few advancing glaciers in the planet. You will be highly impressed standing only a few metres away from its 60 to 80-metre-high walls. The deep blue colours of the ice and the shape of the glacier with all its small columns are unbelievable! But it is also an auditory experience, when huge icebergs on the face of the glacier calve and collapse into the lake. You will be driven back to the hotel after the excursion, to stay overnight.

Day 3 – El Calafate - optional cruise to glaciers (B)
Day at your leisure or we recommend an optional boat excursion Todo Glacieras It sets off from the Punta Bandera Pier, where a catamaran sets sail through the Argentino Lake heading wesstwards to the Upsala Channel to observe the magnificent icebergs floating on the lake surrounding the vessel. Afterwards, it heads to the Spegazzini Channel to admire the highest glacier´s wall in the whole National Park, which can reach 130 masl. Before proceeding to the port, it enters the Icebergs Channel to navigate in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4 – El Calafate
Transfer to the airport and continuation of your own program.

Package Inclusions

All services, transfers and excursions detailed on the program; Local English speaking guide during tours; 3 Nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel; Meals detailed on the program included (B: breakfast; L: Lunch D: Dinner); Taxes.

Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)

Package Exclusions

Airfare; Meals and services not detailed in the program; Tips; Insurance; Personal expenses; Optional excursions - Upsala glacier cruise - see below for details

Supplements

Single supplemet – $ 160 in low season / $ 210 in high season

Optional excursion: Todo Glaciares - cruise to glaciers - $280

4* hotel upgrade - contact us for details

Trip from el Calafate to Ranch Day at Nibepo Aike - $ 90 AUD

Note

In winter gets here very cold.


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