Safari Experience is a half day tour for discovering the Patagonian landscape through the observation of guanacos, condors, foxes among other animals of the native fauna. You will travel through 80 million years of history in a safari 4x4 watching the evolution of the land, ancient marine fossils, remains of native people who lived 10,000 years ago, pioneer ranchers and current flora and fauna of the area close to El Calafate.
During the Safari, you will visit unique areas in Argentina, among which highlights one of the most important crab fossil sites in the world, an oysters coral and a formation containing remains of prehistoric mammals with an approximate age of 15 million years.
The tour departs in the morning and in the afternoon from El Calafate accessing the Natural Reserve "Estancia 25 de Mayo", which limits the city of Calafate and the Chilean border. You will have excellent opportunities to take pictures of the Patagonian landscape and wildlife.
You will visit the area where the first settlers of Estancia 25 de Mayo were installed while traveling next to the Arroyo Calafate in 4x4. When ascending, you will notice the marked difference in vegetation towards the Chilean border, from where you will have stunning panoramic views of the cerros Centinela and Baguales, peaks that mark the border with Chile. Upon reaching the highest area of the 4x4 journey, you will get off from the vehicles to make a trek to the Fossil Island which is located next to the Arroyo Calafate.
Back in 4x4s, you will visit an old estancia post called “La Sección” where you will have lunch or dinner. This post was used by the ranchers when they worked with cattle in these remote places.
After the meal, you return to your hotel in El Calafate after having enjoyed a tour in an authentic natural environment surrounded by Patagonian fauna.