Darwin Experience

In this tour you will visit the Patagonian steppe in a unique way, sailing in double kayaks along the Santa Cruz River from the famous site Charles Furh, located at the mouth of Lake Argentino, to Estancia El Rincon. You will make part of the journey that Charles Darwin made in the mid-19th century when exploring the area. It includes lunch in the surroundings of the estancia and the possibility of going as a companion if you do not want to kayak.

$ 170.000 ARS
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Darwin Experience is a tour in which you will visit the Patagonian steppe in a unique way, sailing in double kayaks along the Santa Cruz River from the famous site Charles Furh, located at the mouth of Lake Argentino, to Estancia El Rincon. You will make part of the journey that Charles Darwin made in the area of El Calafate sailing this river in the middle of the 19th century, which gives a touch of history to the adventure of kayaking in Patagonia.

The activity begins when we pick you up in 4x4 vehicles at your hotel in El Calafate and drive you to the Charles Furh area, located at 40 km from the city. Upon arrival, we will get off the kayaks from the 4x4 and get ready to live the experience by performing warm-up exercises while the certified guides provide an explanation on how the activity will be carried out. All the necessary equipment is included and will be provided (Gore Tex dry suits, life vest, boots and gloves). Once ready, the kayak begins along the Santa Cruz River and lasts 80 minutes, traveling 15 km until you reach Estancia El Rincon while you can admire the infinity of the Patagonian steppe in this very little explored area.

Upon arrival at the estancia, you will be welcome by another of the guides who will offer lunch with a menu that includes grilled provoleta as starter, creole steaks as main course and chocolate mousse as dessert. Drinks are also included.

After lunch, the journey back to the city begins in 4x4 vehicles, first driving on a gravel road in the heart of the steppe and then on the mythical route 40 towards El Calafate.

The tour offers the possibility that if any of the passengers does not want to kayak can go as a companion in the vehicle. This person will always be accompanied by a guide and will meet in the estancia for lunch with the rest of the group. The minimum quota to confirm the tour is 2 passengers and the maximum quota is 8 passengers.

Lunch menu at Estancia

10:00 Pick-up at hotel
40 km distance
Arrival at Charles Furh
15 km kayaking
Estancia El Rincón
Outdoor lunch
Departure from the estancia
4x4 activity through the steppe
15:30 Drop off at hotel
Included activities
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The schedule, order and the activities can vary depending on the organization of the day.

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