Chalten: Land of Adventure

El Chalten (3 days / 2 nts)  From $605

Viedma Discovery

Day 1: El Calafate - El Chalten (Chalten with Ice Trek)
Today you will depart from Calafate on a full day tour to El Chalten. You will be taken across the Patagonia - Glacier ViedmaPatagonian steppe and around the Argentino and Viedma Lakes until you get to El Chalten. This village is on the northern margin of Lago Viedma, in the confluence of rivers De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy, in the Los Glaciares National Park. This landscape combines the magic of glaciers, hidden lagoons, estancias, Lake Viedma, and the magnetic presence of mount Fitz Roy. Two hundred people live in this town and it is almost 3 hr from El Calafate. Then, you will take a boat trip to sail across the Viedma Lake. You will sail close to the coast with beautiful sights of the Huemul and Fitz Roy Mounts. The trip will leads you to the front of the Viedma Glacier, with its white and blue ice walls 40 m high. Then, you will disembark and start a hike towards the glacier. Once there, you will put on your crampons so as to walk on top of the glacier. This trekking is 2.30 hours long. After stopping for lunch, you will board on the boat again, go back to El Chalten and will be transferred to the hotel.  Overnight in Chalten.

(Included meals: lunch, dinner)

Day 2: El Chalten (free day)
Day at Leisure to go on a Self Guided Trekking.

There are many itineraries setting off from El Chalten, those run through well signed trails inside the National Park as well as in private grChalten - View of surrounding mountains from El Chaltenounds. According to your physical condition and available time -and of course depending on the unpredictable Patagonian weather- it is possible to undertake from short hikes up to ascents. Most of these treks do not demand any previous experience in mountaineering activities. It is possible to visit lookout points with stunning panoramic views using little time and effort. It is not necessary to contract a guide to do these trails. Overnight in Chalten.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: El Chalten - El Calafate
At the set time you will be transferred from El Chaltén to El Calafate in a regular public bus (without guide).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Guide speaking English / Spanish
Hotels Single Double Triple
La Aldea (El Chalten) $757 $605 $585

Valid 1-Oct-14 to 31-Dec-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Included: Shared services with local English speaking guides. Accommodation at the hotel or similar. Meals as indicated in itinerary. Entrance fees to National Parks and Museums.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport taxes, meals/ services not mentioned, Early check-in/ late check-out at hotels, gratuities and personal expenses.

-Prices per person/USDollars. Minimum 2 travelers
-A supplement will apply for solo travellers.
-The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation
-Although the program is quoted year around, the best season is from September to March, when weather conditions are more favorable.
-Rates do not apply on Easter, Christmas, New Year ´s Eve and/or national holidays.
- 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.