Cerro Frias 4x4 is a half-day tour in El Calafate area in which you visit this hill in 4x4 vehicles while marveling at spectacular views of The Andes, Lake Argentino, Mount Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine.
Cerro Frias is located near the city of El Calafate, on the way to the Perito Moreno Glacier and, since it is not part of the Andes, it allows to appreciate spectacular panoramic views of Torres del Paine, Cerro Fitz Roy, Cordon de los Cristales, Rico Arm, North Arm and main body of Lake Argentino, Boca del Diablo, Magallanes Peninsula and Avellaneda Peninsula.
The tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel in El Calafate and undertake the 25 km journey to Cerro Frias. There, from Estancia Alice, a 4x4 tour begins driving uphill, where you can see a lengas forest along the way, sunsets with a great variety of colors and native flora and fauna.
A few minutes after departing you have important views of the Centinela River Valley and Torres del Paine. The tour continues uphill, until you reach the highest field of Cerro Frias, where there are cows, guanacos, hares and wild foals.
After visiting the top of the hill where you can take spectacular photos of the landscape, you descend the mountainside. In the winter season and depending on the terrain conditions due to the large amount of snow that usually accumulates in the area, it may not be possible to reach the top, but rather to an intermediate point on the hill.
Upon reaching the base of the hill, you will have free time in the barbecue area to eat the lunchbox, the snack or have dinner. After this tour, you start the journey back to the city of El Calafate and to your hotel.