Spectacular full-day tour in a framework of outstanding natural beauty where you will visit the town of El Chalten, the Canyon of Las Vueltas River, sail in Lake Desert (Lago del Desierto) and hike for 1 hour towards the Vespigniani glacier.
The tour begins from your hotel in El Calafate at 7:00 am to, then, head towards the legendary Route 40. This route skirts the Argentinian Lake, crosses the Santa Cruz and La Leona Rivers and arrives, after 1 hour 15 minutes, at the old Hotel La Leona (almost a museum of Route 40). Afterwards, you continue along the Lake Viedma, having the Andes in the background and, before reaching El Chalten, you will stop at the viewpoint of the Viedma Glacier. From here you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic of the Viedma Glacier, the Andes and the flagship Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. After 3 hours on the bus and 220 km traveled, you will get to the mountain village of El Chalten.
From El Chalten, you will travel then 37 km through the Canyon of Las Vueltas River towards Lake Desert in a gravel road making stops at different viewpoints.
Upon arrival at Lake Desert you will embark to sail for 1 hour (round trip) this beautiful water mirror and, after reaching the opposite shore, you will descend to start the mountain trekking. There are two trails with different difficulty levels to head towards the Vespigniani Glacier. After a 1 hour hike (round trip) through this spectacular natural landscape very little explored, you can eat the lunch box in our dome nestled in the woods.
About 3 Pm the return to El Chalten starts to then head towards El Calafate where you will arrive at 8:00 pm.