Full day tour in which you visit the city of El Chalten departing from El Calafate. It includes stops and quiet hikes to viewpoints, lunch in restaurant and free time to explore the typical mountain village, always accompanied by a guide. In this tour you will visit El Chalten in a relaxed way and without physical demands.
The tour begins from your hotel in El Calafate at 7:30 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.
The first activity is to visit the National Parks Interpretive Center where you will receive a map of the area. Afterwards, you will make a guided walk to the Mirador of the Condors, and then have lunch at a restaurant in the city center. After lunch, you will visit the Chorrillo del Salto (famous waterfall located just minutes from downtown) performing a leisurely hike through the forest.
Finally, you return to El Chalten, where you will have free time to explore on your own for 30 minutes the city center, to then take the journey back to El Calafate, arriving at 19:30.