This excursion includes a guided transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltén in which you can freely visit the main attractions that the city of Chaltén offers. It is ideal for those who seek to independently enjoy nature and the postcard landscapes offered by the National Trekking Capital while marveling at spectacular views of the hills that surround Chaltén, such as the iconic Mount Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre.
The tour begins when we pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate at 7:00 a.m. to, then, head towards the mythical Route 40 in the direction of Chaltén. This route borders Lake Argentino, crosses the Santa Cruz and La Leona rivers, and reaches, after 1 hour 15 minutes, the old hotel route called Parador La Leona (almost a museum of the Route 40), where you can have coffee with homemade cakes.
Later, you continue bordering Lake Viedma, with the Andes Mountains in the background and, before reaching Chaltén, you will make a stop at the viewpoint of the Viedma Glacier. From here you can see a beautiful view of the Viedma Glacier, the Andes Mountains and the emblematic Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. These towering mountains are a must-see for any visitor to Patagonia, and the tour provides ample opportunities for photography and exploring its trails. After 3 hours and 220 km journey, you will arrive at the picturesque town of El Chaltén.
The guide that accompanies you from El Calafate will offer you to visit the National Parks Interpretation Center upon arrival in El Chaltén and will give recommendations on the best places to visit and trek. You will have between 5 to 6 free hours to independently explore the natural attractions that Chaltén offers.
At 5:00 pm. the transfer back to El Calafate begins, where you will arrive at approximately 8:00 p.m. The excursion is a perfect way to experience the best of Patagonia in a single day and create unforgettable memories.