Hidden Patagonia

Trip description

The "Hidden Patagonia" trip starts and ends in Calafate. It is an adventure tour that takes 8 days taking you through El Calafate, Torres del Paine and Chalten (destinations in Argentina and Chile). This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport and the main excursions.

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Qwerty Travel Argentina

8 days

From : €2,385*

Day 1: Welcome Patagonia

Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier with nautic safari navigation

Day 3: From Calafate to El Chalten

Day 4: Hiking day in Chalten

Day 5: Return to Calafate

Day 6: Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park

Day 7: Torres del Paine National Park

Day 8: Return Calafate in Argentina

Day 1 : Welcome Patagonia

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Arrival in Calafate and transfer to your accommodation

Day 2 : Perito Moreno Glacier with nautic safari navigation

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Departure from the morning to travel the 80 kms distance separating El Calafate Perito Moreno glacier, unique in the world in constant progress. During the trip you know beautiful places in the Andean foothills, along the south bank of Lake Argentino. After crossing the river Centinela and Mitre, was reached at Brazo Rico to enter the National Park Los Glaciares. Bordering the Lake Rico began to spot the icebergs floating on the water until we can finally appreciate the full extent of this natural wonder has been declared by the United Nations as World Heritage. Stay in place and return to El Calafate.

Day 3 : From Calafate to El Chalten

Day3 : From Calafate to El Chalten ©Yu Xichao - Shutterstock.com

Transfer to the bus station. Regular bus to Chalten. Arrival and transfer by your own to the hotel.

A small population born in 1985 , located in the middle of a spectacular Andean landscape . Considered the National Capital of Trekking, proposes different routes to do walking or riding . Here stand Torre Fitz Roy and others that attract climbers from all over the world.

Day 4 : Hiking day in Chalten

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The most emblematic, spectacular and unforgettable trek of the region. This is the trek to do if you only have one day in El Chaltén.  A trek that takes you past some impressive scenery and through forests until you arrive at the mystical Mount Fitz Roy; admiring lagoons of different shades of blue, imposing glaciers and campgrounds visited by famous international climbers.

This trek starts with a transfer to the trail head at El Pilar, located 17km to the north of the town.

We start walking in a dense forest of lengas, that protect us from the winds coming off the Continental Ice Field. Right from the start we are able to see lots of different glaciers; Marconi, Eléctrico, Cagliero and in the distance, towards Lago del Desierto, the Vespignani glacier.

The path is quite flat and the climbs are gentle. We arrive at our first viewpoint, Piedras Blancas glacier and a bit later we leave the forest and end up in a clearing where we can admire in all their splendour the peaks of “S”, Saint Exupéry, Poincenot, Fitz Roy, Mermoz and Guillaumet.

We then climb 400m in about an hour until we arrive at Laguna de los Tres. During this steep kilometer up to Laguna de los Tres, the path will be rocky and with steps, and on way up all the time, on arriving at the highest point on the path, we are rewarded by the majestic views of Fitz Roy, the glacier de los Tres and its lagoon. The grandeur of this location makes you feel very insignificant.

From here we circle Laguna de los Tres and head towards the viewpoint of the Laguna Sucia and its glacier.

After a rest and a bite for lunch, we will start the descent and walk back to El Chaltén.

En route we go past some varying landscape, crystal clear streams and we pass by Laguna Capri – a favourite spot for photographers. After visiting the lagoon we drop down into the valley where El Chaltén is located.

Having had such an exciting day, why not relax in the town having a beer made in the town’s microbrewery or a hot chocolate with some homemade cake!?

Day 5 : Return to Calafate

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Today we will return to El Calafate. Presentation by your own at the bus station to take the regular bus to Calafate. Reception at the Calafate bus station and transfer to your accommodation.

Day 6 : Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park


Departure in the morning from Calafate to Chile, to go to Torres del Paine National Park. After some hours, we will arrival at the hotel and we will have all rest of the day at leisure to decide the different options to discover in the Park. (Trails, hikes, navigations)

Day 7 : Torres del Paine National Park


Day at leisure to visit Glacier Grey, French Valley or Nordenskjold Lake.

Day 8 : Return Calafate in Argentina

Day8 : Return Calafate in Argentina ©Marcia Nakagawa - Shutterstock.com

Return to Calafate and transfer to the airport. Arrival in the afternoon (late). 

End of the trip. 

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