Amazing Patagonia

Comodoro Rivadavia - Los Antiguos - Lago Posada - El Chalten - El Calafate (8 days / 7 nts)  From $N/A

Cuevas de las Manos (Cave of the hand, Santa Cruz)

Day 1: Comodoro Rivadavia / Sarmiento / Los Antiguos.
Early arrival and reception at Comodoro Rivadavia airport; transfer to Los Antiguos. On the way we will stop at José Ormachea Petrified Wood. Box lunch. We continue along the Patagonian steppe passing by Perito Moreno City to finally reach Los Antiguos. It is located on the Shore of Buenos Aires Lake, the South America is largest lake after Titicaca. Dinner. Accommodation. Total travelled distance: 477 km (296 miles).

Day 2: Los Antiguos / Painted Hands Cave / Lago Posadas.
Departure from Los Antiguos towards Cueva de las Manos. The site has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The paintings are important due to the great variety of motives, in red, ocher, yellow, green, white and black, and realistic drawings together with schematic representations of human figures in movement. After visiting the caves, return to National Route 40 and continue southwards to the town of Lago Posadas. Lunch and Dinner. Total travelled distance: 257 km (161miles) 181 paved road, 76 gravel road, plus the access to Cueva de las Manos (Caves of Painted Hands). It is a 28 km gravel road (56 km round trip).

Day 3: Lago Posadas. Early departure to Oro River.
We will start the trekking and during it we will be able to admire the incredible view of Mount San Lorenzo, the highest in Patagonia with 3,706 masl (12,158 ft.) and the glaciers. Box lunch. Return to the inn. Dinner. Accommodation.

Day 4: Lago Posadas/ El Chalten.
Departure along the dusty gravel roads of the Patagonian steppe. Stop at Estancia La Angostura for a little rest and lunch. Afterwards, we will continue to El Chaltén. Accommodation. Total travelled distance: 564 km (350 miles).

Day 5: El Chalten.
Day devoted to a full fay trekking. You can choose Laguna Los Tres (9 hours) or Laguna Torre (6 hours) Laguna los Tres is the classic, spectacular and unforgettable trek of the region. This is the trek to do if you only have one day in El Chalten. You will admire the mythical Mount Fitz Roy; lagoons of different shades of blue, imposing glaciers and campgrounds visited by famous international climbers.

Day 6: El Chalten / El Calafate.
Day at leisure to rest or to enjoy a navigation on Viedma Lake. In the afternoon, departure to El Calafate by regular bus. Arrival and reception; transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Total travelled distance: 217 km (134 miles).

Day 7: El Chalten / El Calafate.
Day at leisure to enjoy an optional activity such as navigation on Argentino lake or a kayaking adventure between icebergs.

Day 8: El Calafate.
Departure from the hotel towards Perito Moreno glacier. Perito Moreno glacier is an imposing ice river that descends from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field causing, during its slow advance, ice cracks. Because of its breathtaking beauty it was declared a Mankind Heritage by UNESCO. A walk along through the paths allows you to admire this impressive wonder of nature from different view points. It is possible to take an optional boat trip to enjoy a different view of the glacier wall from the water.

Included: 7 nights hotel, meals/transfers/tour as indicated in the itinerary. Regular shared basis with local guides.

Not included: International and Domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, meals not mentioned, gratuities and personal expenses.

- Prices per person in USDollars, minimum 2 passengers
- The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
- Day 6: transfer hotel/ bus terminal only with spanish/english guide.
- Excursions run in 4WD vehicles.
- Weather depends on the geographical area and the meteorological systems, which may change every day. During summer, Southern Patagonia is usually sunny, with dry air and a minimum temperature 10ºC and a maximum of 30ºC, with an average temperature of 20ºC. Higher altitudes make these temperatures decrease almost 1 degree every 100 metres, and wind makes people feel even colder.
- Suggested equipment to be carried by the passenger: 2 pairs of trainers or comfortable trekking boots, overcoat, waterproof jacket, daypack for short hikings, sunglasses, sunblock, extra clothes, water bottle, hat or cap.
- The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.