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Activities
  • 2 day walks
Accommodation
  • 4 nights hotel/lodge
Meals
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$1090USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: WIF

Trip highlights


  • Visit the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Undertake walks in beautiful Los Glaciares National Park with a guide
  • Marvel at the dramatic spires of Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre
  • Search for Patagonian wildlife

Why Book With Us

  • World Expeditions have been pioneering active adventure trips around the world for over 45 years. All trips are now 100% carbon offset.
  • Stay at the Imago Hotel in El Calafate, a 5 star hotel and our new group hotel for this trip (subject to availability)
  • Visit the highlights of the Argentinean part of Patagonia and hike the best day walks near Fitz Roy with just a day pack
  • Overnight in comfortable and good quality hotels and lodges every night (no camping)
  • Airport transfers on the first day of the trip included

For a spectacular introduction to the Argentine Patagonia, look no further than this short extension offering a day trip to one of the world's most dynamic glaciers and superb opportunities for walking to the base of the majestic granite spires of Mt Fitz Roy (3441m) and Mt Torre in Los Glaciares National Park.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$95

On arrival in El Calafate you will be transferred from the airport to the selected hotel for overnight accommodation. The remainder of the day is for leisure to take in the shops or a walk beside the lake where flamingoes can be seen. It is a good idea to purchase your lunch this afternoon for tomorrow’s tour – it is possible to purchase lunch at the glacier, however it is a more expensive option. Overnight El Calafate Imago Hotel (subject to availability).

Meals:  Nil

This morning you are collected from your hotel, joining an English Speaking guide, for the two hour drive to the glacier. This tour is on a shared service basis with other travellers in the group. The drive takes us towards the Andes to the edge of the icecap for a full day tour of this impressive glacier that advances across Lago Argentino. We spend several hours wandering the many paths that offer different vantage points of this calving glacier. The glacier is 4 km wide and 70 metres high and descends to the surface of the lake, almost cutting the lake in two. Occasionally massive pieces break off and fall into the lake becoming icebergs and creating huge waves in the process. The groans and creaks of the active glacier precede dramatic falls of the ice face. A boat tour on the glacier lake or a Mini-Glacier-Trekking on Perito Moreno can be organised at an additional cost. These options need to be pre-booked before departure. Overnight El Calafate Imago Hotel (subject to availability). Please Note: the Mini-Glacier-Trekking option on the Perito Moreno is only available for travellers between 10 and 65 years of age without any type of special pre-existing medical condition (eg cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, pregnancy, etc). Our team in Argentina has the right to exclude you from the ice trekking if not all necessary criteria for participation are met.

Meals:  B

Depart from your hotel in El Calafate for the morning drive across Patagonia and the arid Argentine pampas to El Chalten (approx 4 hours), a village in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park from where we make our day trips. We arrive at our lodge, pick-up our boxed lunch and walk to Laguna Torre (6 hrs return). This hike is on a shared service basis and other trekkers might join us today. This is a beautiful walk taking us towards the majestic spire of Cerro Torre. The mountain view, when the weather is clear is truly impressive and makes this a great day hike. Overnight in El Chalten.

Meals:  B,L

Full day trekking to Laguna de los Tres. Today we undertake, what many believe is the best hike in Los Glaciares National Park. Our 8-9 hour walk is quite a long day, but it is worth every step. Those not wishing to take the whole trek may take an easier option. This hike is on a shared service basis again and other hikers might join us for the trek today. Every turn of the trail offers a new and impressive landscape. Continue towards Laguna de los Tres, passing by Mt. Rosado and Mt. León, skirting Chorrillo del Salto River, with a breathtaking view of Fitz Roy, Saint Exupery and Piedras Blancas massifs. After lunch we will go on to Poincenot camp site. Crossing Río Blanco, we will come to the camp site with the same name where the ascent to Laguna de Los Tres starts, at the foot of Mt. Fitz Roy. We will continue our trek visiting a balcony from where we will have a spectacular view of Laguna Sucia, a beautiful greenish lagoon with small icebergs floating in it, 300 meters below us. Return to El Chalten. Overnight in El Chalten.

Meals:  B,L

The drive back to El Calafate takes 4 hours and the road is now paved for most of the journey. Trip concludes on arrival in El Calafate bus station. NB - We recommend that you do not book any departure flights before 16:00 (4pm) on the last day. If you are travelling in low season (March/April), arrival in El Calafate can be later than 4pm and you may need an additional night in El Calafate. Please check with us if you intend to fly out on the last day of the trip.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 4 nights at very good quality hotel or lodge accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Arrival transfer on day one
  • Public bus transfer between Calafate & Chalten
  • English speaking trekking guide for walking days
  • All activities are on a shared service basis

  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Transport to or from Calafate
  • Departure transfer from bus station in Calafate to airport or hotel
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Visa costs if applicable
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Departure dates

Departs daily from October to April

Notes

H
High Season
Note:
Additional surcharge applies over Christmas, New Year's Eve, Carnival and Easter.

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Total Priceper person from

$1090USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$95
  • Park Fees valued at USD$30
Options & Supplements*
  • Perito Moreno Glacier - boat tour (approx 1 hour)USD$25
  • Mini Ice Trekking on Perito Moreno GlacierUSD$180
  • Single SupplementUSD$280
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$640
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Why travel with us

Award Winning Adventures

Enhancing your journey with authentic experiences, genuine cultural exchange and real exploration are the focal points on all of our adventures. In 2019, we were crowned by our peers as the best in adventure travel at The Travel Awards in Sydney.

Thoughtful Travel

Responsible travel is at the heart of every program we offer as a fundamental and long held philosophy. When you book one of our 100% carbon offset adventures you’re supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

Ultimate Value

 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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