This activity includes a guided transfer from El Calafate to El Chaltén in which you can freely visit during the day the main attractions offered in the city of Chaltén. It is ideal for those who seek to independently enjoy nature and the postcard landscapes offered in the National Capital of Trekking while marveling at spectacular views of the hills that surround Chaltén, such as Mount Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre.
The activity 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 Argentino Lake, crosses the Santa Cruz River and La Leona River, and allows you to reach, after 1 hour 15 minutes, the old hotel route called Parador La Leona (almost a museum of the Route 40), where you can have a coffee with homemade cakes. Later, you continue bordering Lake Viedma, with the Andes Mountains in the background and, before reaching Chaltén, it will be done a stop at the viewpoint of the Viedma Glacier. From here you can see a beautiful view of the Viedma Glacier, the Andes Mountain and the emblematic Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. After 3 hours and 220 km travel, 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 then drop you off at a point in the city center, ending the one-way transfer. You will have between 5 to 6 free hours to independently explore the natural attractions that Chaltén offers. At 5:00 pm. you must show up at the meeting point defined by the guide to start the transfer service back to El Calafate, where you will arrive at approximately 8:00 p.m.
During winter months, this option is recommended only for passengers who want to perform a specific hike, who are in excellent physical condition and who are equipped with appropriate mountain clothing for low temperatures.