Lake Argentino coastline 4x4

Unique winter activity of its kind that visits in 4x4 Land Rover vehicles roads near El Calafate barely trafficable, exploring the Lake Argentino with its jagged coastline and cliffs and the endless steppe rich in fossils, flora and fauna. You will get through gravel roads, sometimes covered with snow, with abundant coirons (local bushes) and variety of shrubs and Calafate plants. Throughout the tour, you will see beautiful winter landscapes and will finish with a lunch or snack in the middle of the Patagonian steppe.

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Expected start date:
May 2018

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    Duration
      3 Hours.
    Requirements
      Comfortable and warm clothing for walking, wrap several layers (shirt, fleece, warm jacket), hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses.
    Included
      Transfer from your hotel.Lunch (in the morning shift) or picnic (in the afternoon shift). Guide service throughout the tour.
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    Physical difficulty 30%

    Special winter activity which allows driving through barely passable roads and exploring Lake Argentino with its jagged coastline and cliffs and the endless steppe rich in fossils, flora and fauna.

    You depart from El Calafate in a 4x4 Land Rover Defender and only at 5 km from the city you will enter towards the shore of Lake Argentino. The type of terrain which you will find are gravel tracks, sometimes covered with snow, and the typical steppe with abundant coirones and a variety of shrubs and Calafate bushes. You will cross frozen lagoons and the Centinela River. Then, you will climb the highest plateau in the area, reaching a vantage point located 300 meters above sea level, where you can observe a cliff that drops steeply down to the lake and where you can also sight archaeological sites.

    Later, you will descend the plateau crossing dunes and the beach to finally arrive at a site protected by shrubs and Calafate bushes next to the Centinela River where you expect a lunch or picnic.

    If you take the tour in the morning shift you will have steaks with vegetables served in bread and drinks included (soda, water, wine).

    If you take the tour in the afternoon shift you will have hot chocolate with pudding.

    Near the Sentinela River we have a zip line of 100 mts that you can enjoy while lunch or snack is prepared. In addition, we have a 45 mts2 dome where you can eat sheltered from the cold.

    This tour recreates the way, somehow, old travelers who carried wool performed their activity in the area of El Calafate. They chose this area as a spot along the river protected by shipwrights.

    After the picnic by the fire, you return to the track that hits the road in front of Cerro Commission, from where you have 10 km to El Calafate.

    Pick-up at hotel
    4x4 tour
    Arrival at Lake Argentino
    Interpretation of flora and fauna
    Panoramic viewpoint
    Views of the lake and mountains
    Arrival at dome
    Lunch or snack
    Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

    The schedule, order and the activities can vary according to the organization of the day.

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    Lunch if you take the tour in the morning shift (steaks with vegetables served in bread and drinks included (soda, water, wine)) or picnic if you take the tour in the afternoon shift (hot chocolate with pudding).
    Guide service throughout the tour.
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