Unique adventure tour of its kind as it combines in one full day a horseriding in front of Lake Viedma with lunch at Estancia La Estela and rafting in La Leona River, while you marvel with spectacular sceneries of The Andes.
If you book the tour with transfer from El Calafate, we will pick you up at your hotel at 8:00 a.m. to start the journey heading to the famous Route 40 in direction to the mythical Parador La Leona. Passengers who have not booked the transfer from the hotel, must get to Parador La Leona at 9:15 a.m.
After a short visit to the museum of this typical place on Route 40, you will head to Estancia La Estela which, as it is located in a privileged site in front of Lake Viedma, offers stunning views of Cerro Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Viedma Glacier and The Andes.
The first activity will be taking a walk through the estancia getting ready for the horseriding. By midmorning starts the 1 hour and 30 minutes ride in which you will visit the Yaten Refuge, located at the tip of Lake Viedma and where La Leona River rises. During the tour, you will appreciate the Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre as a Patagonian postcard.
Back in Estancia La Estela, you will have lunch with starter (meat empanada), main course (steak with onions and mustard sauce, served with potatoes and rustic pumpkins) and dessert (warm apple pie with cream, chocolate sauce and berries). A vegetarian and gluten free option is also available ordering in advance. Drinks included.
Once lunch is over, and after a safety talk in the marina of the estancia, starts the 1 hour rafting (category I) on La Leona River, making a short stop at the first rural school of the area, which run until the 70s and still preserves some of its infrastructure. The tour continues on the boat until you finally disembark at Parador La Leona.
To finish the tour, you will have a toast at Parador La Leona with the favorite Gauchos drink: “caña”, always served with fried cakes. From there you will return to El Calafate at 4:00 p.m.