5-Day El Calafate and Torres del Paine
  • 5-Day El Calafate and Torres del Paine

    Some things are impossible to believe till they stand right before our eyes. Patagonia evokes images of massive glaciers, rugged mountains and wide open, starlit skies. El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres Del Paine National Park represent the most stunning natural landscapes of Argentina and Chile. Tour Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres Del Paine and enjoy this true Patagonia adventure that discovers the best of Argentina and Chile.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: El Calafate

    Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel (shared service). After check-in, you have the rest of the day free to explore local shops and restaurants around town, or venture outside El Calafate to surrounding areas like Laguna Nimez, where you’ll see a beautiful sunset (the front desk personnel at your hotel can give you information on transportation, hiking and more).

    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

    Day 2: El Calafate - Full-Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Boat Tour Included

    Stop At: Los Glaciares National Park, Los Glaciares National Park, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    After an early breakfast, head out for a full-day guided excursion to Los Glaciares National Park, where you’ll see Perito Moreno Glacier.

    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina
    Admire beautiful views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a boat cruise, which allows you to see the glacier up-close. Then take a walk on nearby trails with your guide to viewing platforms which showcase the 19-mile-long (30 km) Perito Moreno Glacier from different angles.
    Stop for lunch at the park before continuing your exploration (lunch is not included). After your visit to the national park, you’ll be driven back to your hotel in Calafate, where you’ll have free time to eat dinner and relax.

    **OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to upgrade your tour to include the Mini-Trekking or Big Ice excursions, both of which allow you to hike the glacier, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

    Day 3: El Calafate - Free Day

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    Today you will have the day free at leisure. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading out to spend the day as you wish and explore El Calafate on your own.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

    Day 4: El Calafate - Full Day tour to Torres del Paine National Park

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
    After pickup at your hotel, you will head to the international border crossing with Chile (time at the border can vary greatly depending on external factors). After going through the customs process, you will continue on your way to the National Park.

    **It is the traveler's responsibility to have all their necessary travel documents to cross the international border.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lago Sarmiento, Ruta Y-150, Torres del Paine National Park Chile
    As you proceed on the route, you’ll make a quick stop at Lago Sarmiento, where you’ll be able to admire the beautiful lake framed by the Paine Mountain Range. Soon after that, you’ll make another stop at the shore of Laguna Amarga, from where you'll go on a short walk for some even better views of the beautiful surroundings. You will continue your tour on a winding route to “Paine Cascade” where you’ll have your outdoor lunch on the shore of the Paine River (box lunch included).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region
    You will arrive at the National Park through the Laguna Amarga entrance, where you’ll be able to buy your entrance tickets and use the bathroom facilities. You will then continue your ride with stunning views of “Larga Lagoon” and “Mariposa Lagoon”.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nordenskjold Lake, Torres del Paine National Park Chile
    As the tour continues, you’ll reach “Nordenskjöld Lake Lookout Point" where you’ll be able to gaze at the famous Horns of Torres del Paine.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Salto Grande Waterfall View, Torres de Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
    After enjoying the views, you’ll move on to your next stop, the “Salto Grande Lookout Point,” which showcases a 10-meter (32-foot) waterfall.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mirador Cuernos Del Paine, Torres de Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
    After enjoying the views from Salto Grande, you will go on a 1hr 30min hike to approach Nordenskjold Lake for some up-close views of the Horns of Torres del Paine (subject to weather conditions).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Pehoé, Torres de Paine, Magallanes y Antártica Chilena, Chile
    After the walk, you’ll visit “Lago Pehoe Lookout Point” which showcases one of the most spectacular views of Torres del Paine, including the turquoise waters of the lake framed by Cerro Paine, Almirante Nieto Mount, the Paine “Horns”, French Valley and Big Paine. After enjoying the final views of the day you will head to the international border crossing. Before reaching customs, you’ll make a quick stop at Cerro Castillo village to use its facilities. After crossing the border you will return to your hotel in Calafate in the evening.

    **The itinerary and duration of this tour are subject to change due to weather and road conditions or any conditions of an operational nature such as time spent at customs, etc.
    **It is the traveler's responsibility to have all their necessary travel documents to cross the international border.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

    Day 5: El Calafate

    Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    At the appropriate time, you’ll be driven to El Calafate airport (shared service). Please make sure to keep your passport handy!

    NOTES: Our itinerary is pretty flexible so if you need to add any extra tours or extra nights at the mentioned destinations we can quote them for you. Just make sure to let us know in advance using the special requirements box while booking.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Entrance Fees: Los Glaciares National Park – USD 20 (Only payable in the equivalent in local currency in cash). Torres Del Paine National Park – USD 33 (Only payable in the equivalent in local currency or dollars, in cash)."
    "Distance between El Calafate and Torres del Paine National Park: 270km/168miles - 2 hours 20 minutes. Time at customs depends on traffic (could be 30 min or 2 hr)."
    "Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
    "IMPORTANT: You must carry your passport with you on the day of travel to Torres del Paine National Park since you will cross an international border."
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"



    Hora de Inicio
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    Comfort
    11/4/2019 - 3/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    11/4/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    INN 11/4/2019 - 3/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    11/4/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Superior 11/4/2019 - 3/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    11/4/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      Please provide your arrival flight information in advanced

      Airports

      • El Calafate Argentina



    • Duración: 5 days
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Incluye

    • 4x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
    • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
    • 4 night accommodation in a hotel (El Calafate)
    • Box lunch (day 4)

    No Incluye

    • National Park Entrance Fees
    • International or domestic flights
    • Travel / Medical Insurance
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Lago Sarmiento
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