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Module El Chalten 4 days - 3 nights

Travel Styles Discovery
Season: October thru April
Beginning day: Monday
Departure: Group
Minimun of pax 2 passengers
Difficulty: Low difficulty
Trip starts at: Ushuaia airport
Trip ends at: El Calafate airport
 
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The module “El Chaltén” allows us to know the most important attractions of this classic mountain area. We will sail accros Lake Viedma to visit Glacier Viedma; and we will have time to walk along some of the classic trails of the area to have magnificent sights of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

El Chalten - Cerro Fitz Roy
DAY / ITINERARY
01 El Calafate - El Chalten -
Lake Viedma
02 El Chalten free day
03 El Chalten – El Calafate
04 End of services
LODGING
3 nights in Hosterias
› ITINERARY

Day 1 El Calafate – El Chalten – Lake Viedma
In the morning we drive our way across the Patagonian steppe and around Lakes Argentino and Viedma to El Chalten, a small and picturesque mountain village at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy. Driving distance 220 km.
In the afternoon we take a boat trip to sail from Bahia Tunel accross Lake Viedma. We sail close to the coast with beautiful sights of Cerro Huemul and Fitz Roy. The trip leads us to the front of the Glacier, with its white and blue ice walls 40 mts tall. The tour guide will give us plenty of information about the glaciology of the area. By 5:30 pm we are back to Bahia Tunel and from there we drive half an hour to El Chalten.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn, double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: None


Day 2 El Chalten
This day is at your own.
There are a number of short, low difficulty trails, which lead in no more than an hour of easy hiking to some of the best mountain sights of the area. All of them are clearly marked, with signals, easy to follow and very rewarding. 
Another option is to visit the National Park Administration Visitors Centre, where you will fin interesting information about the area. From the Visitor Centre building you have full views on Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn, double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: Breakfast


Day 3 El Chalten - El Calafate
Early in the morning we drive back to El Calafate.
The rest of the day is at leisure to visit this beautiful town.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn, double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: Breakfast


Día 4 El Chalten - El Calafate
End of our services.
Meals we provide: Breakfast

› SERVICES DETAILS


Included:

  • Incoming tourist services at El Chalten.
  • 3 nights lodging in Hostería double or single room.
  • Viedma Light excursión.
  • Transfer in regular bus from El Calafate to El Chalten and back.
  • 3 breakfasts.

Not inluded:

  • Entrance fees to National Parks.
  • Medical and life insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks).
  • Flights or airport taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Services not shown or detailed in the program.

Accommodation

NIGHTS 01 02 03
Hosteria double room with private bathroom x x x
Single Supplement available x x x


Meals

The meals we provide in the program are shown below:

DAYS 01 02 03 04
Breakfast x x x x

Notes
The operator holds the right of changing the itinerary or cancel any of the activities when any natural cause (or any other cause of any type) justifies it in order to look after the group safety.

List of suggested personal equipment

  • Comfortable outdoors clothing; omfortable outdoors shoes; a couple of good pair of socks and thermal underwear; a windblock polar fleece and a breathable parka.
  • Gloves, hat, sun glasses, sunscreen with UV protection.
  • Your documents to cross the border between Argentina and Chile.
  • Personal medication.