Accomodation

4 * hotel

Duration

4 days / 3 nights

Subject to

availability

Rates

PP in DBL room

Our City Break & Best Buy series:

El Calafate lies in the Southwestern tip of Patagonia close to the Chilean border. The little village is located on the banks of the gigantic lake ArgentinoThis lake is nothing more than the bedding of what was once an enormous glacier covering the whole region. Today there are still remainders of this prehistoric glacier and some of them advance up to 30 cm a day. All of them will eventually end their downhill race in the Lago Argentino, which gives us the opportunity to get close to these floating wonders of nature during our excursions. This visit confronts us directly with today’s climate issues. El Calafate has a steppe climate with cool to hot and dry summers and cool to very cold winters with very little precipitation throughout the year. Temperatures can reach -5C during winter.

 

Day 1
Arrival Calafate
Arrival at the airport and regular transfer to Alto Calafate Hotel OR similar. Overnight.
Day 2
Perito Moreno Glacier
Breakfast and pick up for the tour of the day.We will leave from El Calafate to the Glaciers National Park about 50 km along paved road (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981), continuing 30km inside the Los Glaciares National Park until reaching the Perito Moreno Glacier. From the beginning, the trip has pleasant surprises. Leaving the town, on the right we can see Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay. In it you can see an important variety of avifauna, standing out the black-necked swan, flamingo, steam duck, gallareta, cauquén. The yellow color of the field is highlighted, this is due to its pastures called coirón, and among them stands out the white coirón and petiso. In the first 40 km the Patagonian steppe is crossed, passing later to the entrance of the National Park to observe the arboreal vegetation pertaining in its great majority of the family "notofagus" (ñires, guindos, lengas) and the one other canelo, and flowers of different colors, among which the note is highlighted by its intense red color, corresponding to the Patagonian Andean Forest. Once on the glacier, we go to the main balcony, then walk the catwalks freely, until the meeting time agreed with the guide. The footbridges offer from their viewpoints different perspectives of the glacier, allowing to enjoy this incredible natural spectacle. The glacier, named after the great Argentine explorer of the last century, is one of the few in the world in advance. This has made it one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. In its advance it dammed the waters of the Rico Brazo of the Argentino Lake, with what the level of that reaches to rise until 30 meters on the one of the Argentine Lake, putting pressure on the ice. First, a tunnel with a vault of more than 50 meters is created, through which the waters of the Brazo Rico descend to Lake Argentino. The erosion caused by the water finally causes the collapse of the vault, in one of the most impressive spectacles that can be witnessed. The process has been repeated throughout irregular intervals: the last rupture, which began to take place on March 10, 2018. For lunch, the Park has a service area with a restaurant and a snack (Entrance Fee included). Overnight.
Day 3
Free Day
Breakfast and free day for leisure. Overnight.
Day 4
Departure flight
Breakfast and regular transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.  
Highlights: Perito Moreno Glacier


Included
 
  • All ground transportation (regular)
  • Tours as mentioned in the program (regular city tour)
  • Accommodation
RATE PER PERSON IN USD, BASED ON 2 PASSENGERS IN DOUBLE ROOM SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND CHANGES
Not Included
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Extras and tips
  • Meals
  • Rates are not valid for Reveillon, Carnival, Champions Parade, Easter and National Holidays.

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