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Hiking

Including Ice Trekking & Fly Fishing

Argentina

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Travel to El Calafate for an exciting day of Ice trekking on the Perito Moreno glacier, right in the Glaciares National Park. Then move up to El Chalten, world renown for Fitz Roy Mount and its numerous hiking trails.

Lago del Desierto is right on the border with Chile, but still a part of the Argentinian Patagonia. A unique lodge set along the mountain range and giving you the opportunity to enjoy some fly fishing! (Available seasonally only from November to May)

This trip encompasses adventure, lovely peaceful walks and the rewarding experience of hiking high mountains.

Arrival location:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Departure Location:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Included in your experience:

- Guaranteed departure

- Accommodation

- Activities

- Transfers

- Meals

- Fees where indicated as per the itinerary

- Local and international traveler assistance during your tour

- Specialised and personalised services

Not included in your experience:

- Airfare

- Tips

- Laundry

- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted

- Optional activities/extras

– Visas (unless noted)

- Vacation insurance

    None Available for this package
  • Day1
    A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided. The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched an online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. Buenos Aires is world famous for its nightlife, glamorous restaurants, trendy nightclubs and fashionable bars. This bike tour will take you to some main points to appreciate: Corrientes street, Colon Theatre, the Obelisk, Puerto Madero, Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo where you will make a stop to have a drink at Dorrego square. Private tour, pick up and drop off at the hotel.
    Intersur Recoleta | Breakfast Included
  • Day2
    A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa) Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Enjoy a private transfer with your own vehicle and driver from El Calafate to El Chalten. The journey is approximately 3 hours. • please note that the driver will speak little or no English. English speaking drivers are sometimes available at an additional cost.
    Los Cerros del Chalten | Breakfast Included
  • Day3
    Enjoy a full day trekking on Cerro Torre or Fitz Roy with a Professional Trekking Guide. Enjoy lunch en route (included). *Lunch Included
    Los Cerros del Chalten | Breakfast Included
  • Day4
    Your ride will arrive to pick you up at your hotel at 9:00 am. Once on board you will navigate around Lake Viedma and enjoy great views of mount Fitz Roy and Huemul. Around 10 am you will arrive at Viedma Glacier and land on a rocky promontory where you will put on your crampons and start a guided hike to the ice caverns and other interesting formations. Expert guides will lead you to the front of Viedma Glacier, where you will be able to observe the traces of ice erosion and ice caverns. After this hike, you return to the ship to navigate near the front of the glacier, where you will see its 55 meter ice walls of innumerable hues of blue. Around midday, you will return to Bahía Los Témpanos, where you can rest and enjoy some lunch. Then you can go for another 45 minute guided walk to the campsite of Península Ventisquero, where the ship returns to take you to Tunnel Bay for 3 pm. It is very important to carry a snack for lunch and sun screen.
    Los Cerros del Chalten | Breakfast Included
  • Day5
    Meet your driver for a private transfer from El Chalten to South Point in Laguna del Desierto. Boat transfer from South Point to Aguas Arriba Lodge. (15’ boat ride along the East shore of the lake). The Lodge is accessible only on foot or sailing from Punta Sur (South Point). There are two ships each with up to 6 people plus luggage, one has a small cabin the other is open. Schedules available. Aguas Arriba Lodge has various hikes you can enjoy! Following is a summary of the activities available. Some are included and others need to be booked separately. Please call us if you have any questions or wish to pre-book any activities. TREKKING: Trekking may be enjoyed around forests, river creeks, wetlands, glaciers and fly-fishing trips. Walks circuits may vary from 1 to 8 hours. They are of low and medium difficulty and without major drops. In the longer runs you will bring a Lunch Box to enjoy along the way. In some cases, as defined by the site guide, you can combine boating with walk excursions. The following trail options are available: From South Point: After being transfered from El Chalten by car to South Point, you can arrive to the lodge by foot. This is a 2-3hr hike – 6 km distance. Amazing, we strongly recommend this access! It is the best way to wash off all accumulated stress; nature’s embrace re-energizes the body and soothes the soul. The hint that indicates you’re already close to the lodge is the scent of lunch waiting to welcome all trekkers! Luggage is transported via boat to the lodge. A snack is provided. Another option is leaving the lodge by foot, or simply hiking towards the south point during your stay. This walk can be combined with the ascent to Huemul hanging Glacier (entrance is not included, to be paid locally USD 5). Coming back to the lodge by boat can also be arranged. North Point of Lago del Desierto and Chilean Border: North Point can be accessed on foot from the Lodge. Duration 2:30 / 3:00 pm approx. or by boat. When arriving to the gendarmerie station in North Point, you continue to Laguna Larga, where fly fishing aficionados are often spotted. To the West: Juana Sepulveda’s Pampa: A 40’ walk towards the west, arriving to a mainland where an old mountain cabin remains standing and was home to Juana Sepulveda, the first pioneer to live in this area. The Rio Diablo basin is 200 mts away from Sepulvedas’ Pampa; the river flows west into a beautiful valley that finishes at the Chilean Continental Ice Field. This area offers many possible hikes of different duration and difficulty. One of the most accessible treks is walking along the riverside until the Diablo Refuge-shelter. Fitz Roy View Points: These trails begin at the doorstep of our lodge, guiding walkers into the untouched forest that surround us. Some trails begin around the lakes’ shoreline and then climb up passing river creeks and marshes to higher areas where one can appreciate the magnificent views! Hanging Glaciers: During those days when the winds are calm, we hop on to the boat and cross the lake towards the beaches that lay in front of the lodge. Walking around the river stream we begin the ascent to the Vespignani hanging glacier. A beautiful walk that offers a new perspective of this astonishing area. FLY FISHING: *** At time of booking, please advise your sales consultant if you wish to practice fly fishing. This is another of the great attractions in Aguas Arriba Lodge. According to the wind and the state of the lake, you can reach different beaches and practice cacth & release fishing or depending on the size of the fish, you may bring it into Aguas Arriba's kitchen to enjoy as a meal! If you want to go without a guide, the only additional cost is the fishing permit which is requested from the lodge and paid on the spot. The cost for the permit is of USD 30 per person and may be pre-booked. The price is subject to change without notice. Upon request, you can also hire the services of a guide and equipment rental (at an additional charge). *Lunch and Dinner Included
    Aguas Arriba Lodge | Breakfast Included
  • Day6
    Enjoy one of the many hikes offered at Aguas Arriba Lodge, or practice some fly fishing! *Lunch and Dinner Included
    Aguas Arriba Lodge | Breakfast Included
  • Day7
    Enjoy one of the many hikes offered at Aguas Arriba Lodge, or practice some fly fishing! *Lunch and Dinner Included
    Aguas Arriba Lodge | Breakfast Included
  • Day8
    Return boat transfer from Aguas Arriba Lodge to South Point Port (15’ boat ride along the East shore of the lake). Schedule from Aguas Arriba Lodge to South Point available. Meet your driver for a private transfer from South Point in Laguna del Desierto to El Chalten.
    Los Cerros del Chalten | Breakfast Included
  • Day9
    Enjoy a private transfer with your own vehicle and driver from El Chalten to El Calafate. The journey is approximately 3 hours. • please note that the driver will speak little or no English. English speaking drivares are sometimes available at an additional cost. Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Enjoy a private transfer between Buenos Aires International and Domestic airports (or vice versa) with private driver and English-speaking guide.
    | Breakfast Included
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