We offer a unique immersion in a transition area between the forest and the steppe that allows for the bird watching of many different bird species and reach stunning viewpoints. Passengers are picked up at their hotel and driven to Challhuaco Valley, an approximately 40-minute-drive from San Carlos de Bariloche. The starting point of the interpretation trek is through the transition forest in which we make a slow and progressive ascent. The forest and its surroundings unfold before us in a very special way. In this tour we hike along trails with spectacular views of the transition forest and the steppe as we discover its flora and fauna. Subject to the necessary conditions, we may see local large birds like the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) as well as other smaller birds. Halfway through the morning, a snack will be provided and later on a rustic countryside lunch. Time permitting; we may visit a third viewpoint in search for the precious Challhuaco Small Frog (Atelognathus nitoi), an endemic species of Nahuel Huapi National Park.
We drive from the hotel to the area of Colonia Suiza, at the foot of Cerro Lopez. After a brief reception there’s a 15 minute safety briefing in which the guides show the basic safety and sliding techniques, using a cable in a course designed at 2 meters off the ground. Visitors are fitted with harnesses and helmets and are ready to start the adventure. An exciting drive up in a 4x4, then a short hike to the first platform 1 meter off ground and ready to start your first fly, which is short for an easy adaptation. The following platforms gradually increase the height and length of runs and have amazing panoramic views. Professional guides are always there on each platform and are very safety conscious. We finish our adventure with a short walk through the forest towards the 4x4 and a drive down to the base of the mountain and back to the hotel.
4WD tour along the magnificent Rio Negro steppe landscapes. Nature interpretation and fauna watching hike. From your hotel we head to Llanquin Village on the road that runs along Limay River Valley. Amazing geological formations will be observed on our way till we get to the river crossing on a traditional floating bridge, or cable ferry that will lead us to the untamed steppe. We drive off the beaten track colonized by the local flora where only the wind breaks the infinite silence. We stop at a viewpoint which is the starting point of a short trek to admire the magnificent view of Patagonia and discover the dodging local fauna. Mealtime will meet us after some ascents where we’ll have a delicious rustic country lunch. We head back through a countryside track towards the cable ferry to take the paved road that leads us to San Carlos de Bariloche where we expect to arrive in the afternoon.
La estancia is located 30 km away from Bariloche -about a 45-minute drive; it is an old renovated rural school at the foot of one of the largest condoreras in the area. Within the Incredible Patagonian Steppe, it give us the possibility of riding through irregular, undulating terrain, where fords, streams and the most beautiful views are crossed. They have their own horses, very well cared for and tame, which are used to being ridden by different people; so no experience is necessary. It is a ride for the whole family that shows typical local fauna in a natural state such as deer and condors, one of the largest birds capable of flight. Finally a time to relax and enjoy a tasting typical barbecue…
A soft crossing inside the Llao Llao Municipal Park, paddling in a natural environment of beautiful forests and magnificent views of the Cerros López, the San Eduardo Chapel and the famous Llao Llao Hotel. This unique combination of landscapes, flavors and panoramic views begins with a pick-up from the hotel. After an approximately 25 km ride we arrive at the Llao Llao hotel where we will meet with the rest of the team to begin the journey. After the safety talk and the provision of equipment, we will receive an introduction to the basic rowing technique in cruise kayaks to start the activity in total harmony with nature, crossing different beaches and enjoying each new landscape. This excursion is ideal for those who have little time, or it can be combined with other activities. The arrival at Lake Moreno “angostura” under the vehicular bridge is the end of the journey and will take us to the meeting with the support vehicle that will allow us to enjoy a short rest and refreshment. The vehicle will transport us back to the hotel.
A hike in the forests and viewpoints, an ideal itinerary for those who have a half day opening in their busy agenda and wish to discover breathtaking balconies with magnificent views. We pick up at the hotel to drive to the base of Cerro Otto where we head uphill along its hillside in our vehicle. Throughout the ascent we’ll be able to rejoice in the views of San Carlos de Bariloche city in preparation for our hike. At the Summit we’ll start a hike in the native forest where, at some point, we’ll be able to have Nahuel Huapi and Gutierrez lakes on sight. A 40-minute easy walk will lead us to a natural stunning balcony to have a short snack and marvel at the ample Nahuel Huapi Lake along with amazing views of Mountains Catedral, Lopez and Capilla as well as other magnificent ones. After an additional 20-minute hike, we reach another natural viewpoint featuring magnificent views of Cerro Ventana and Gutierrez Lake. We head back along the same trail to the vehicle that will drive you back to the hotel.
The tour arrives by bus to the dock of San Carlos, from there you walk to the river Calchaquí (500 m). At that point the river bed is over 500 meters wide, is made of very fine sand and practically has no water. It's a unique experience be in the lowest part of the valley and be surrounded by the mountains and ravines of the river. The walk along the bed of the river is a very special feeling; you can even walk across the river as it has very little depth (40 cm).
Trekking to “La Cruz” located in Cerro San Isidro at 2700 m.a.s.l. From the top of this hill you get a spectacular and attractive panoramic view of Cafayate. Departure from Cafayate: a vehicle transfer visitors to the foot of the hill to start the ascent. The first part of the route is steep -approximately 3.5 km- until we reach the top from where you get a unique view. According to weather conditions guests will have time at the top to take a snack or contemplate the landscape before returning.
The tour is a journey through the Quebrada de las Conchas, where wind and water have carved, after many centuries, curious and odd shapes. You can observe their diverse geological formation and amazing scenery. It goes by truck to La Yesera and from there downhill biking is done.
Quebrada de las Conchas (Shell Ravine) is a magical place where the wind and the water have carved, after many centuries, very curious forms. We will see its very diverse geological formation and incredible landscapes. Departure by car from Cafayate towards the Quebrada de las Conchas; during the journey we will stop to contemplate the most relevant forms of the rock, such as the Garganta del Diablo, El Anfiteatro, El Obelisco, El Sapo, Los Castillos and others. Then the trek is about an hour –moderate difficulty. On the way back to Cafayate we will make a last stop to take a short walk to the Calchaquí River.
The same as the traditional tour, we take route 11 towards the Peninsula de Magallanes. We´ll start our tour on the self guided walkways in front of the Glacier. We´ll have one hour to walk around before driving 7km back to the Port “Bajo La Sombra”, where we take a boat across the Rico Arm of Lake Argentino, reaching the opposite shore after 20 minutes. The mountain guides will organize then smaller groups (no more than 10 each) to start the 4hr trek. We start walking uphill for about one hour along the glacier lateral moraine until we reach a spectacular lookout where we access the ice. Here the guides will provide the crampons, harnesses and helmets, and give the safety instructions to start the trekking on the ice. The world has now a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep crevasses, huge moulins, magic caves and the unique sensation of being in the heart of the glacier. Always helped by the mountain guides, we´ll have three and a half hours to explore the corners of the most special glacier in the world. We´ll have the chance to know better the ice and the environment, have a real idea of the size of it and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains like Dos Picos (Two Peaks), Pietrobelli and Cervantes. We´ll have time to enjoy our box lunch on the ice and make out of this an unforgettable experience. Once back on the moraine, we´ll walk downhill for another hour to take the boat back and sail along the south face of the Glacier, before returning to “civilization” and having enjoyed one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Recommendations: Age: Due to the physical requirement and difficulty of the land, this excursion is only able for people between 18 and 50 years of and that has an acceptable physical state, considering that you will walk for about 7 hours on ice and “pedreros”. (*) Clothings: Sunglasses, solar cream, comfortable and warm clothes, cap for sun, raincoat, glove, trekking boots, backpack of 40 lts approximately. Lunch: Passengers must bring their lunch boxes from Calafate. To smoke: It is forbidden to smoke during the course of all the excursion; either in the boat, the forest, the ice or in the refuge. Physical state: The passengers must know that they will walk slowly for about six hours approximately, by lands so varied and irregular as ice, forest and “pedreros”. It is light, but relatively more complicated for old people, with problems of vertigo or bad physical state (For example: overweight) (*) Restrictions: due to the effort and difficulty involved on this tour it is only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years in good physical condition, considering about 7 hours walking on ice and forest. Overweight people can not take this tour. Kindly note that overweight people are considered those that exceed this criteria: weight in kg. greater than twice the height in cm. minus 100 (e.g. 1.70 m height: 170 minus 100 = 70 x 2 = 140); pregnant; people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention or coordination; persons suffering central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases using stents, pacemakers and other prostheses; (e.g. medicated with anticoagulants, varices grade III -thick and multiples-, cardiac arrhythmias), people suffering respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc). Because of its responsibility and under current regulations, H&A (Hielo & Aventura) reserves the right of admission, exercised under the previous guidelines, when they result apparent.
The Blue Safari is designed for those who, in addition to sailing in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier, dream of touching it and enjoying it up close. In this new excursion we will get to touch the glacier with our hands! The tour begins in El Calafate when the bus leaves for Los Glaciares National Park. Once in Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, just 7 km from the footbridges, we will take a boat to cross Lago Rico and, after sailing 20 minutes, we will disembark on the opposite coast. We will walk for 30 minutes always with a view of the southern wall of the Glacier, in case we are surprised by some thunderous landslide and once next to the ice it will be time for an unforgettable experience... touching the Perito Moreno Glacier itself! There we will fully enjoy its intense and varied blues, whites and its capricious shapes. We will have time to take many photos and then we will return to the embarkation point always accompanied by an experienced guide. The total walk is approximately 1.30 hours through a natural terrain of sand and stones with some slopes and stairs. The route, one and a half kilometers long, will be along the shore of the lake and through a lush forest with a view of the Glacier. Finally, we will take the boat to appreciate from the water, and a few meters away, the entire southern face of the glacier and be able to see every detail of the marbled icy wall. Once in the port, we will take the bus to the footbridges, where we will have 2 hours to enjoy the incredible panoramic view. In addition, we will be able to take advantage of this time and have a box-lunch (not included).
Just 23 km from El Calafate, on the way to the Perito Moreno Glacier on RP 11 and within the limits of Estancia Alice, is Cerro Frías. In a land of pristine glaciers and blue lakes, a team of professionals welcomes visitors. In the foothills of Cerro Frías there is a Parador de Montaña where dinner is offered with an incredible view of the valley. •4X4: it is an ascent that begins on the eastern slope, overlooking the main part of Lake Argentino until reaching 1030 meters. From the top, the view reaches the Macizo Paine and Cerro Fitz Roy. •HORSE RIDING: suitable for beginners, reveals the beauty and calm of the surroundings. The height allows images of Lake Argentino, El Calafate and Torres del Paine. •TREKKING: the trails are adapted to the needs and aptitudes of different people, reaching panoramic points that allow views of the Centinela Valley, Lake Argentino, Brazo Rico of Lake Argentino and Torres del Paine.
The excursion departs from El Calafate hotels and completes a journey of 35 kilometers on the line of hills behind the village. The trail takes us through landscapes that marvel at its varied vegetation of height. It reaches up to 1050 meters above the sea. There, the first stop is a natural viewpoint where passengers enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and the Argentino Lake. In the background we can see the imposing framework of the Andes Mountains and -time to time- during the route visitors will enjoy views of the accumulation zone of the glaciers, towards Boca del Diablo (narrowest part of the lake, towards the Upsala arm). Sometimes in clear days it is even possible to see the Fitz Roy and Torre hills in El Chaltén and, with some luck, a condor may be seen in his long plan. Follow the path to the Stone Labyrinth, a formation from the Cretaceous period that dates back 85 million years and was once the bed of a river: today we can find fossil remains. We take a snack in the restaurant Huyliche and from there we start the descent down the northern slope of the hill to Piedra de los Sombreros (Mexican Hats), curious iron formations that are only found in four places in the world. Then we return to El Calafate with the ever-present view of Lake Argentino.
In this tour, we will visit the Patagonian steppe in a unique way, sailing in double kayaks along the Santa Cruz River from the famous site Charles Furh, located at the mouth of Lake Argentino, to Estancia El Rincon. We will make part of the journey that Charles Darwin made in the area of El Calafate sailing this river in the middle of the 19th century, which gives a touch of history to the adventure of kayaking in Patagonia. The activity begins when we pick guests up in 4x4 vehicles at the hotel in El Calafate and drive them to the Charles Furh area, located 40 km from the city. Upon arrival, we will get off the kayaks from the 4x4 and get ready to live the experience by performing warm-up exercises while the certified guides provide an explanation on how the activity is carried out. All the necessary equipment is included and provided (Gore Tex dry suits, life vest, boots and gloves). Once ready, the kayak begins along the Santa Cruz River and lasts 80 minutes, traveling 15 km until reaching Estancia El Rincon while we can admire the infinity of the Patagonian steppe in this very little explored area. Upon arrival at the estancia, we will be welcome by another of the guides who will offer lunch with a menu that includes grilled provoleta as starter, creole steaks as main course and chocolate mousse as dessert. Drinks are also included. After lunch, we start our returning back to the city in 4x4 vehicles, first driving on a gravel road in the heart of the steppe and then on the mythical route 40 towards El Calafate. Note: the tour offers the possibility that, if any of the passengers does not want to kayak, he can go as a companion in the vehicle. A guide will always accompany this person and he will meet in the estancia for lunch with the rest of the group.
This full day excursion in the steppe zone aims at all people who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure, ready to discover new places. The tour includes approximately 3 hours walking on discontinuous ground where wind and water were responsible for uncovering this place, which remained hidden for millions of years. Departure from El Calafate by Route 40, where we can see Argentino Lake, Santa Cruz and La Leona Rivers, a panoramic view of the majestic Andes mountains and Fitz Roy Mount. We will stop for about 15 minutes in La Leona hotel (historical site) and continue traveling along the southern shore of Viedma Lake to reach Cerro Los Hornos slopes (Estancia Santa Teresita). We will look for the first time the great depression of the land where the petrified logs are situated and will start our trekking exploration of fossils, which lasts about 3 hours, including the time for lunch. Throughout the walk we will see lots of petrified logs lying on the surface, some with a 1.2 meters diameter, testimony that during ancient times the climate was very different from today and allowed the existence of a full forest. There have also been uncovered fossils of different types of dinosaurs. This land is sheltered from the wind because it is a natural depression in the ground. This steppe area, therefore, is very dry and weather conditions are generally very nice. After the walk, we begin the journey back to El Calafate on the same path with another stop at La Leona hotel.
The glaciers of Mayo Mount and Negro Mount are located in Mayo Canal in Argentina Lake and Los Glaciares National Park. The only way to reach them is by sailing along the lake. Toro Bay: starting at Argentino or Moreno dock; we sail along the De Los Tempanos Canal and we access Mayo Canal of Argentino Lake. We disembark at Toro Bay. Accompanied by a guide we start a walk through the Andean-Patagonian forest, where we will see cherry and cinnamon trees, lengas and ñires until reaching a 100-year-old sherry tree which has a trunk of more than three meters in diameter. Then, we walk across the forest until reaching a stream fed by a waterfall, which was originated due to landslide and where we will be able to observe a lime rock formation of approximately 180 meters high and 100 meters wide. We stay here until we return to the sailing boat will take us to our next stop or destination. Negro Mount: starting at Toro Bay, we sail along Mayo Canal in Argentino Lake and observe the glaciers of Mayo Mount and the hanging glacier of Negro Mount. After disembarking, and accompanied by a guide, we start 1 km walk towards the Andean-Patagonian forest. We will follow a stream which will lead us to the stone wall from where we can observe the Hanging Glacier and where we will be amazed by the 360º views of the landscape, including Mayo Mount and Blanco Mount. We stay for some time in this place before going back to the sailing boat which will take us to the north face of Perito Moreno Glacier. We will disembark at Moreno floating dock, situated at the foot of the walkway, to enjoy the view from the different walkways, and finally we will return to El Calafate * Daily departures; itinerary may change due to weather conditions.
After crossing the Patagonian steppe from North to South, you will arrive at the border post “Cancha Carrera” after a 2,5 hs trip. There, you will start to travel through the beautiful South Chile until you arrive at the “Torres del Paine” National Park (“blue” in Tehuelche language due to the predominant color). The trip from El Calafate to National Park Torres del Paine takes 3,5 hs. Once in the park, we will combine rides in our EXCLUSIVE OVERLAND TRUCK 4X4 and hikes, as there are many roads that go along the park and hundreds of hiking paths from one side to another. By default, the level of difficulty of the activities in our programs is low, having the chance to change it for a higher level is the group asks for it. Onboard of our OVERLAND TRUCKS (4X4), we will go to strategic places from where we´ll start the hikes that will allow us to get to the viewpoints where we will have most beautiful sights of the park. Around noon, we will offer you a picnic at the mountain. In case, the weather doesn´t allow it, we´ll use mountain shelters. In the afternoon, where ever the day finds us. Among the different places and viewpoints, you will be able to see: Sarmiento de Gamboa Lake viewpoint, Saltos del Rio Paine (Lunch & walking down beside the river 30’), Cerro Almirante Nieto. Cuernos del Paine – superior viewpoint; Laguna Amarga Las Torres Viewpoint; Salto Grande viewpoint (Big Fall); Viewpoint Nordenskjold Lake de los Cuernos del Paine (Trek by 1.5 hours to Pehoe & Nordenskjold Lake.) Important: the places and viewpoints that will finally be included depend on the weather conditions, the physical condition of the group, available time, the development of the excursion is left to the discretion of the guide tour.
This is s full day tour (3hs each way approx.) where you can get amazing lagoon, glacier and Cerro Torre views , with a trekking up to Cerro Torre basecamp. From El Chaltén, there are two head-trails to Laguna Torre, both paths join together after 5 minutes walk. The trail enters the Fitz Roy river valley and continues following the river upstream to its source. At only 15 minutes walk you will access the first viewpoint located at the gorge of the Fitz Roy river -called Cascada Margarita- which offers a panoramic view of the Cerro Solo, Adela range, Cerro Torre and the Fitz Roy mount. Across the river lies the Margarita waterfall. Halfway you will reach Cerro Torre viewpoint with incomparable views of the Adela range, Cerro Torre and other granite needles. Finally the path crosses the DeAgostini base camp where you can stay overnight in your tent. Fifteen minutes along the way from the camp you will reach Laguna Torre. At the shore of this lagoon, it is often possible to find a number of icebergs from the Grande glacier.
Short trek (1.30 h each way approx.) until a viewpoint. One of the classic treks of El Chaltén that allows you to witness one of the most capricious mountain landscapes in the world and one of the mythical mountains of Patagonia: Cerro Torre. From El Chaltén, there are two head-trails to Laguna Torre, both paths join together after 5 minutes walk. The trail enters the Fitz Roy river valley and continues following the river upstream to its source. At only 15 minutes walk you will access the first viewpoint located at the gorge of the Fitz Roy river -called Cascada Margarita- which offers a panoramic view of the Cerro Solo, Adela range, Cerro Torre and the Fitz Roy mount. Across the river lies the Margarita waterfall. Halfway you will reach Cerro Torre viewpoint with incomparable views of the Adela range, Cerro Torre and other granite needles.
Aimed to those who have little time to make a longer walk, this trek allowed us to reach the first Fitz Roy mount viewpoint. It departs from the footpath at the end of the town, which starts with a steep slope which is continued for 1.30 h and ascending about 350m to reach the first lookout. From there you get the first spectacular view of Fitz Roy mount, flanked by "arrows" Poicenot, Saint Exupéry, Mermoz and Guillaumet. After 15 minutes we reach the first mountain base camp (Capri Mountain) and the homonymous lagoon, with views of mountains, forests and Fitz Roy mount.
• At 08.30 is the pick up from Hotel in a Van After that, it takes the route to Lodge El Pilar (18 km), where start the hiking to Fitz Roy. Taking the valley of Rio Blanco, we can see the first balcony to Piedras Blancas Glacier. From there we walk another 1.30 h until reaching Rio Blanco Camp site, another hour up the trail reaching Laguna de los Tres. From the lake, there are even better panoramic views of Cerro Fitz Roy! You can also see Laguna Sucia and Lago Viedma in the distance. After lunch (no included) we start the return to El Chaten taking the trail to Laguna Capri. • This tours finishes at about 6 pm. RECOMMENDED CLOTHING FOR ALL THE TOURS IN EL CHALTEN: gloves, sunscreen (facial and labial), cap fleece or wool coat, hat , scarf or neck coat, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants or synthetic fabric, appropriate footwear (preferably trekking boots covering the ankle), sunglasses. Tip: in Patagonia clothing layers should be taken to adapt to frequent changes in temperature.
The trek starts from Electric River Bridge, located 18 km away from El Chalten: this is an easy walk up to Fraile, without unevenness. Transfer from El Chalten to Electric River Bridge (18 km). Two-hour peaceful hike through lenga forests, fording small streams, up to Piedra del Fraile where Father de Agostini became the basis for his explorations in the area. From this point you get a unique Fitz Roy view: the northwest wall. The area has also a refuge named "Los Troncos", where you can have a snack (not included) and has camping facilities. This is a private property so visitors should pay an entrance ticket when arriving (included)
One hour will take us approximately to arrive at the GLACIER VIEWPOINT, from there and towards the north we will be able to observe the unexplored South Cagliero Glacier (950 m.a.s.l.), which for years remained alive thanks to its orientation and the accumulation of snow from Neumayer, Cagliero and Loma del Diablo hills. To the south we find the vertical walls of Cerro Treinta Aniversario and its needles, highlighting the Devil's Tooth. From the viewpoint, a short walk takes us to the front of the Glacier where the guides will distribute and regulate the crampons with the boots of the hikers, to begin the third part of our program that is the walk and trekking by the glacier proper; and if the climate is mild, you will have lunch on the Glacier. The average stay over it will be approximately 2 hours, depending on the climatic conditions and the physical level of the group. The return will be made by the same way one way with arrival back to the Information Center approximately 3 hours later. The meeting time with the El Chaltén transfer will be at 5:30 PM.
This excursion begins with the pick-up of the passengers by their respective hotels; the guide with the mini bus picks them up at 8 am and drives them to the Los Huemules Natural Reserve. This field is located about 10,5 miles away from the town, by scenic route No. 41 on the way to Lago del Desierto. There is the Natural Reserve that occupies about 5500 hectares, surrounded by very big mountains, glaciers, fantastic forest Woodland. A well conserved green forest (even on Winter) with new ones trees and amazing fauna such as foxes, dock from the torrents, magallanic woodpecker, condor, deer, red fox and puma. Upon entering the Estancia, between 8.45 / 9 am, visitors are received by Reserve guardians and maintenance personnel who register the visitors and collect the corresponding ticket. After receiving the full information about the area, we start a soft walk especially for those with good physical condition. The complete trail takes us by the left side of Diablo River Valley until Diablo Lake. During this tour is possible to see docks from the torrents, puma and deer are also possible to see too, meanwhile 30º Anniversary Mountain and Del Diablo Hill in front of us. After 3 hours we cross the river by a bridge very close to Diablo Lake and then we reach Cagliero Mountain Hut, in front of the homonymous Glacier. There a hot cup of soup, while we can see the imposing view of the front of South Cagliero Glacier and Diablo Lake. After lunch, around 1 pm, we start to come back to the entrance of the Natural Reserve, without repeat the trail, and passing by Blue and Green Lakes. Our mini bus awaits us and around 4.30 / 5 pm we start the return to El Chaltén (arrival between 5.30/6 pm) Slope: 350 meters. Total distance: 16 km (9,94 miles)
To get from El Chalten to Lago del Desierto must take the road No. 23, which is ground and runs along the Rio de las Vueltas, for 38 km to end at birth in the same lake. This road is very attractive in itself, since during this trip you will see the transition from the steppe landscape to forest Andean Patagonic. It is through forests and streams, large lakes and beautiful waterfalls. In several sections of the road, will the NE face of Fitz Roy. And before reaching Lake, near the road, is the Salto del Anillo, where a short path leads to a magnificent waterfall on the Rio de las Vueltas. Upon reaching Lago del Desierto Punta Sur, we will descend to start the trekking to the Huemul Glacier. This point is also the beginning of lake navigations (not included). TREKKING VIEWPOINT OF HUEMUL GLACIER: the trail quickly enters a lenga forest and in a few minutes begins its ascent by a well-marked path. In little more than half an hour of ascent you get to a point with panoramic views of De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy rivers valley. Continuing about 15 minutes you reach the beautiful Huemul lagoon, fed by the namesake glacier. They are only 2 kilometers and 220 meters of altitude difference.
This circuit is the most advisable to supplement a 3-day visit: it provides the best panoramic view of the complete area, an ideal point for taking pictures. The trail head is situated at the beginning of town, behind National Park Administration Office. After 1 hour walking, in a slight ascent through lovely forests full of beech: lengas and ñires, you reach an open area, called "Pampa de las Carretas" with a wide and beautiful view of Fitz Roy Mount, Torre and Huemul too. Then the trail starts going into a deep forest, where you can probably identify many birds inhabit the area. Reaching the end of this forest, there is a barren landscape of mountain, and the path is diverted to Pliegue Tumbado viewpoint. In this section, marine fossils of about 100 million years old can be easily found. At this viewpoint, we have a spectacular sight of almost the entire area: the Fitz Roy´s river canyon and Cerro Torre Glacier, Madre and Hija lakes, the Fitz Roy Valley and Cóndor Lake. From another angle, the eye can see Viedma Lake, Tunel River valley and part of Paso del Viento: the exit from the Continental Ice. The way back is made over the same trail to get there.
Just at the entrance of Esquel, in a predominantly rural environment, Los Álamos farm is located, a traditional horseback excursions organizer through Valle Chico area and the foothills of the Nahuel Pan hill. Designed for the whole family, these horseback ridings vary duration, from simple and low-demand rides of around an hour to full day that require riders more time and willingness. On special occasions there are also night excursions under the light of the full moon. The herd is made up of horses that are characterized by their docility and that are used to traveling this type of geography, so it is not necessary to have previous experience, you just need to wear comfortable shoes and a good coat.
Departure to reach the full Patagonian steppe: 130 km northeast of Esquel and in the middle of the Chubut River valley - passing before by Gualjaina town- we arrive at Piedra Parada Nature Reserve, where an imposing volcanic stone stands 210 meters high. From there we begin a trekking entering the Cañadón de la Buitrera, flanked by 150-meter-high walls, which gradually decrease as we advance into the area. This place was the “caldera” of an ancient volcano, whose chimney solidified and gave rise to very peculiar geoforms. The ancient walls with traces of the incandescent material also treasure cave paintings that left the ancient populations of the area. Climbers from all over the world come to the Protected Natural Area.
Adventure and adrenaline come together in this active tourism experience, where the visitor is not only a spectator, but lives in direct contact with nature. The rafting excursions are carried out on the Corcovado River and can be adapted to the experience and available time of each visitor. It is a unique opportunity to carry out an adventure sport enjoying the contemplation of the canyons that cut the Cordillera de los Andes. Corcovado River presents Class II and III difficulty and is the ideal place for rafting without having previous experience, because in each raft or “gomón” there is a guide who gives instructions for navigation and knows the area widely. Likewise, each person has their own safety equipment that includes a life jacket and helmet; the rafts are usually accompanied by a safety kayak.
The largest biosphere reserve in Argentina. Departure from Jujuy City to Libertador San Martín. A few km away we start visiting Calilegua National Park where we can rchoose among different difficult level trails depending on the group that may be very simple of 30 minutes to 2 hours, crossing rivers and after walking climb this amazing forest by car with excellent view to take pictures, arriving to the camp side Mesada de las Colmenas where take our lunch and take a breath. From here we have the option to go to San Francisco village to discover a magical place in the mountains or the option of Caimancito Thermal springs whit a covered swimming pool a warm pool and a cold pool or the private boxes.
We will enjoy a great day with unforgettable views of the Andes, and will get closer than ever to the highest mountain in the Americas. We will also give you the chance to take a walk on the trails of the Aconcagua Provincial Park, visit the Horcones lagoon, and get the best views of Aconcagua´s South Face.
We leave Mendoza on the International Route N 7, through the central Andes to reach Horcones. An incredible path starts from there, to reach Horcones Lagoon (2,950 m.a.s.l.) After an hour walk, we reach the famous hanging bridge on the Horcones River and the “Quebrada del Durazno” (Peach’s Gorge). We take a break there to enjoy the scenery. After another 2 hours, we reach Confluencia (3,300 m.a.s.l.) the first base camp of the highest peak of South America, the Aconcagua (6,962 m.a.s.l.). In this lovely area, we will enjoy our lunch and finally, some rest too. After getting to know a bit more about mountaineering, we will return to Horcones.
Adventure is everywhere in the Potrerillos Valley. Exploring the region on a completely equipped mountain bike is a perfect option to enjoy the desert trails of the Andes. This guided tour is aimed at experienced adventurers, since the difficulty is moderate to difficult (previous experience required). Expert will enjoy this 15 km circuit through the valley and 2.30 hours long. Includes transfer in out to Portrerillos, bilingual guide, bike, helmet, cereal bar and mineral water are included.
This is an original and enjoyable way to discover the vineyards, the wineries and the amazing wine region of Luján de Cuyo. The main goal of this activity is to enjoy a tour outdoors surrounded by the unique scenery of the Andes and the vineyards. Visitors will get to know two different wineries and their vineyards. In all wineries, guided tours will be provided and also several tastings of the well-known wines they produce. At the end of the tour, in the last winery, a first class lunch with matching wines will be served.
We leave Mendoza City to head for Potrerillos Dam, which is surrounded by huge mountains. We will, literally, fly across mountains and the Mendoza River hanging from a harness. This is a great adventure that mixes speed, excitement but also safety. Experience the rush and listen to the cable sing as we guide you over 700 meters (2296 feet) on 5 different zipline cables. Departure / arrival: between 8:30 am and 7 pm (approx.) Schedule: daily Duration: 1 hr Difficulty: Medium Minimum age: 6 years old (between 6 and 12 should be accompanied by an adult) Base circuit: 5 segments – 2.296 feet Services included: transfer in-out, bilingual guide, special equipment, and personal insurance. Suggestions: wear comfortable clothes, long trousers, a warm jacket, and sun cream.
An innovative tour to live a horseback ride through vineyards, visit and have lunch in a cellar with natural scenery of the mendocina mountain. The tour begins at the Nieto Senetiner Winery where the horses will be ready to start the 1 hour 30 minute horseback ride through the vineyards to take photos and learn about the cultivation of the vines. At the end of the ride, lunch will be served at the winery complete with empanadas, a traditional gourmet Argentine asado, and different wines from the Nieto Senetiner winery. After lunch, there is a tour through the winery with a guided wine tasting.
In the Uco Valley, in the middle of the Andes ridge, at 2,400 m.a.s.l. a unique landscape is the background for this tour, together with magnificent condors flying above our heads... Departing from Mendoza city we head up to the "Quebrada del Condor" (Condor’s gorge) through the village of Potrerillos and "Mirador de la Hoyada" (panoramic viewpoint).We reach the gorge at 10.30 am, were a traditional breakfast will be served. After a brief health and safety introduction, the ride starts. Local guide and docile horses with local "criollo" saddle are provided. At the foot of the "Cordón del Plata" in the Uco Valley, the local wildlife and flora will amaze us. Llamas, condors, foxes, hares and awesome birds will be part of this ride, too. In the middle of the ride, we will enjoy our local infusion, "mate", at the shore of a creek. We will follow then ancient paths to reach a viewpoint at 2800 m.a.s.l., in order to appreciate the unique scenery of the "Cordón del Plata" ridge, and the Potrerillos Valley. At 2.30 pm lunch is served. We will be leaving the gorge around 5 pm; arrival to Mendoza is around 6.30 / 7 pm. Recommendations: long pants, shoots fit for riding and walking, sweater, hat, sunglasses and sun block.
Departure from Mendoza City to head for Potrerillos, a mountain village surrounded by a wonderful landscape and an impressive homonymous dam. Each passenger will have its neoprene suit, life vest, and helmet. After a security instruction talk, we will go into the river to start the adventure of our lives. In summer we will have the chance to enjoy a 3/4-level rafting. The great white-waters of the Mendoza River guarantee the fun of the day!! Rafting Campamento Los Arboles available between 9 am and 6 pm. - Rafting duration: 1.15 hs (13 Km) - Included: special safety equipment, safety Kayak, full neoprene suit and personal insurance - Suggestions: take 2 different sets of clothes and sunscreen.
From the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) train station, we offer this silent and quiet sailing experience on rafts, covering the different islands of the Upper Iguazu River. Visitors shall be able to connect with the rich flora and fauna that distinguishes this riverside environment. Expert local people will help tourists to discover the secrets of the jungle beyond the runways. This peaceful trip ends at the Tres Marías Port where visitors may return walking to the Waterfall Station, which is the starting point of traditional circuits. ONLY COMBINABLE WITH ARGENTINIAN FALLS IN PRIVATE SERVICE.
The Great Adventure offers an exciting experience within the Iguazú National Park and in Lower Iguazú River. It is divided into 2 parts: firstly, the sailing on the semi-rigid boats to reach San Martin, Bosetty, Tres Mosqueteros and Cañon de Garganta del Diablo falls and down the river rapids up to Puerto Macuco (3 kms from the Waterfalls); secondly, an 8 km ride in a special truck along the rainforest, observing the local flora and fauna with the aid of specialized guides. Feel and experience the Waterfalls in this tour!
The helicopter flight over the Waterfalls is one of the activities that will fully observe the complete geography of this magnificent paradise. It is an unforgettable and exciting. Flight time is 10 minutes and you can have a complete view of the Falls. The most interesting point of view is the Garganta del Diablo, famous for his fall from a height of 90 meters, and the huge volume of water falling into the canyon. The helicopter lifts off its Helisul, which is near the Iguazu National Park.
IT COMBINES TWO HALF-DAY EXCURSIONS: GUIDED WALK IN THE FOREST + KAYAK ACTIVITY + LUNCH + MOTORBOAT RIDE TO HIDDEN CASCADE. A short walk through the jungle leads us to the river coast, where the kayaks are waiting for us. The calm waters of the river are easy to paddle and invite us to meditate in silence while we perceive with all our senses the surrounding nature. Upon reaching the coast of La Lorenza, we start a 45-minute guided walk through the forest, which ends on our deck where a delicious lunch awaits us. In the afternoon, a boat picks us up along the coast of the Paraná River to take us to Salto Yasy, the hidden gem of the area. Bathing in the river is safe and very enjoyable. This is an invitation to experience the joy of being immersed in this majestic natural setting.
We leave from Puerto Madryn city at sunset, to enjoy a tour of dunes and seaside areas, entering different terrains; we first enter the seacoast to travel a medium difficulty 4x4 road, where a lot of adrenaline accompanies the interpretation of the terrain, flora and fauna. We continue until reaching the highest area of Cerro Avanzado, where passengers enjoy a complete snack with drinks of their choice (wine, beer, soda, etc.). A magical moment at sunset in front of the sea, greeting the sun...
The proposal is a recreational ride, low demand and medium duration. Departure in the morning (if the weather permits) from the offices, where the passengers will be given a previous talk about safety and navigation rules, and current local laws. We then depart to the coast and from there to the historical site Punta Cuevas. In this tour you can have a beautiful view of the city from the sea; during the navigation, explanations of the history, geography and natural resources of the area are provided. Although the sighting and approaching of fauna is not guaranteed, at certain times of the year it is possible to observe sea lions, penguins, whales (Southern Franca species) and a variety of birds. Upon arrival at Punta Cuevas, we will make a technical stop to disembark and to hydrate. After a break of half an hour, we will undertake the return to the place of departure.
Departure from Puerto Madryn, heading south to an estancia where we will prepare the kayaks and equipment. There our specialized guide will give us a talk about security. At 10 o'clock we departure for the “lobería”, and an hour later we will have interaction with these marine mammals from the kayaks. After lunch (box-lunch type) we will approach by land to the seals colony, taking care not to disturb them in their natural habitat. At 2.30 PM we return to the starting area to prepare the equipment for our return to Puerto Madryn, where we will arrive at approximately 5 PM.
The underwater experience is developed in a natural reef at a depth not exceeding 10 meters. In the diving zone you'll receive instruction on equipment operation and basic knowledge about this activity, such as the signs, compensation and swimming in the water. Once the equipment is placed, one-on-one you begin the adaptation always guided by the Instructor who will accompany you throughout the experience. Once adapted we begin the descent and made a dive of approx. 20/25 min. scouring the seabed (Max. depth 9 meters) and discovering the flora and fauna of the area. At the end the diver offers a snorkeling gear to continue enjoying the activity before returning to the shore. Once back you receive a diploma certifying the immersion.
We leave Humahuaca and we cross “Peña Blanca”, east border of the Humahuaca Gorge. Here we begin our adventure of “colorful towns and gorges”. After a few kilometers we meet the first towns. The overwhelming plains of the Coctaca Valley remind us of one of the main Inca agricultural sites. During the morning we walk this valley and take our lunch once in town. During the afternoon we go hiking for 2 and a half hour to watch the ancient paintings on rocks on Cerro Negro. From here we enjoy spectaculars view over the valley. After getting back in our vehicle we cross by different towns such as Valiaso and Pucará to climb the Serrania of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Hills) reaching 4,200 m.a.s.l. We end up the day at the viewpoint in Cerro Hornocal, with beautiful views over the Abra (huge prairie) de Zenta. We take a typical northwest tea time and get back to Tilcara. Trekking: 2.30 hs Maximum height 4,200 m.a.s.l. It is advisable to wear a hat and drinking water Total transportation Km from Tilcara: 250
Departing Tilcara we travel about 80 km along Route Nº 9 to reach Inca Cueva. From there begins the 7 hours trek through Chulín riverbed and sometimes by Inca trail; while we visit 10,000 years rock art caves and continue the journey to Sapagua petro glyphs, where we find traces of Spanish arrival printed on the stones. Route: 140 km total by vehicle Height 3,800 m.a.s.l.
Pozo Colorado is a beautiful place with a small village located in the East border of Salinas Grandes. Its 200 inhabitants (native community) base their production activity mainly in extracting salt and breeding the most famous animal in our province: “the llamas”. The native community is currently working to recover its cultural heritage: spinning and weaving llama wool; carving laja stones; manufacturing salt stones crafts; and, recently, along with Caravana de Llamas, using the llama as pack animal. During the car trip towards the town of Pozo Colorado we can enjoy the spectacular landscape of “Cuesta de Lipán”, observing vicuñas and guanacos (south American wild camelids). When we arrive to Pozo Colorado we prepare the llamas for the expedition and we begin the llama trekking that lasts about and hour and a half. We penetrate the salt surface, we visit the salt extraction spots and then we have lunch. After a well-deserved rest, we return to the community to end the journey. Season: all year round (in January and February it migth rain) Difficulty: medium exigency Highest altitude: 3500 meters a.s.l. Duration: 4 hs. (Trekking time: about 3 hs.) Departure hour: 11.30 am Departure place: Pozo Colorado (the journey by car from Tilcara to Pozo takes around 2 hours). Departure location: Pozo Colorado (near Salinas Grandes) Includes: Guide from the community; full lunch with wine (regional picnic); water during the walk. We recommend bringing hat, jacket, trekking shoes and sun block.
Every corner of the Quebrada de Humahuaca is amazing! This tour takes us through local roads in a rural environment. You can visit fossil remains in the imposing Cerro Amarillo and also make a short walk to the Pucará de Juella. Then you will enjoy a tempting lunch in a family house, sharing stories and legends of the place.
We begin our excursion heading north of the island along National Route No. 3, we will pass in front of the most popular ski center in the area, Cerro Castor. We cross the Andes and start the real 4x4 adventure! We go through huge mud and water roads until we reach the imposing shore of Lake Fagnano. At this point, our guests take a moment to contemplate this extraordinary place and its unique energy. After this, we open roads giving more adrenaline to our trip. We enter the forest to walk through an exclusive area, reaching Lago Escondido where our refuge is located. At this point, our team prepares visitors an Argentine-style barbecue, accompanied with Malbec wine. Finally, we divide our group into pairs and take the canoes to explore the lake. INFO: The order of the activities may vary according to the guide's criteria. The canoes activity may, eventually, be suspended for safety reasons and we do not offer replacement activities. Lunch includes: salami and cheese, typical argentine barbecue with choripán and steak, accompanied with salad, dessert, wine and water. TIMING 08:30 Pick up by hotel 09:00 Departure from the city of Ushuaia by National Route 3 09:30 Valle Carbajal panoramic point stop 10:30 Stop at the panoramic point of Paso Garibaldi 11:00 We take a secondary road to reach the 4x4 circuit 11:30 Entrance 4x4 circuit 12:00 Stop at the high panoramic point of Lake Fagnano 12:30 Arrival at the shore of Lake Fagnano. Refreshment 13:00 Departure from Fagnano by secondary route 13:30 Start of trekking through the forest 14:00 Arrival at the TieRRa refuge on the shores of Lake Escondido 14:10 Lunch 15:30 Start of canoeing on Lake Escondido 16:00 Disembark at the pier and technical stop 17:00 Arrival to the city
A day in a fishermen village: we invite you to live an unforgettable day in a picturesque village by the sea, sailing, fishing your own king crab and cooking it in a family house learning its culinary secrets. Early morning departure on route 3 to Route "J": we will take a gravel road through a dense native forest with peat bogs, to the coast where we take a 1-hour walk through the forest to a busy waterfall. We will make a comforting stop to have a coffee with snacks. Back to the vehicle we went to Puerto Almanza, the southernmost fishing port of Argentina and from there by another gravel road after about 15km we arrived at a small and adorable village dedicated to the artisanal fishing of king crab, crayfish, mussels, cholgas and other typical mollusks in this area. We embark to participate in the fishing of the spider crab; upon return they will teach us how to prepare it in Patagonian style cooked with sea water.
This plan aims to please a wide range of tourists, nature lovers and any passengers that would like to make the most out of their stay. Everybody will be amazed with the colour of the Emerald Lagoon and with the habits and behavior of beavers. In early afternoon we'll leave towards the starting point for a medium difficulty hike, towards the Emerald lagoon. After some 3:30 hours, we will arrive to our cottage located in Tierra Mayor valley, where we will visit the nearby beaver dams and so we will be set to try to watch this shy animal. We will do so in an absolutely natural way, without the use of baits or lures. As the light fades out, we return to the refuge, where a pleasant dinner and a fine red wine is waiting for us. We will be back to the city around 10 PM. Attractive: Emerald Lagoon, mounts Alvear and Bonete. Itinerary: 14:30 / 15:30 Pick up from Canal Fun office. 16:00 Arrival to the valley and hike to the Emerald Lagoon 17:30 Emerald Lagoon 18:00 Return to the valley 20:30 Dinner 22:00 Return to Ushuaia
The most complete option to enjoy the Fuegian snow! We leave from the hotel towards Tierra Mayor Valley; the adventure begins when we go on the vehicle, specially equipped with caterpillar tracks, to cross the great snowy plain. The tour goes from the valley to the forest, ending up at Refugio del Hachero, where we´ll have time to take pictures in a dream landscape. After the instructions given by our guide, we put on snowshoes and go towards Refugio Nunatak, where we´ll have lunch in a heated dome and have some free time to enjoy the sleds. After lunch, we will have the experience of huskie dogsledding and guided tour driving snow bikes. This tour could be with or without sleds. Snow bikes are for 2 persons.
This full-day excursion takes passengers for a ride, to navigate, to walk and to make discoveries in one of the roughest and most beautiful places in Beagle Channel. Once we arrive to Lasiphashaj river, and wearing rubber boots, overpants and life-jackets provided by us, the group starts a canoeing adventure down the river that leads into the sea. Once canoeing on the Beagle Channel, we set course to the ranch. Along the way we may encounter wildlife: lots of different sea birds. Also, it is not unusual to find sea lions sunbathing in little islands in our way to Harberton port. After 2 hours on the rafts and a short stop on mainland, we leave on a motor boat towards Martillo Island, where we will have the chance to see penguins in their breeding lair. Then the motor boat take us to our main atraccion at Gable Island, where we have some snacks, good wine and a delicious meal. After a nice cup of cofee were go for a hike to know more of this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver damms and through the forest to reach the Beagle Channel shore where we will take the boat to start our return to Ushuaia. 8:00/8:30 Pick up from the hotel. 10:15 Arrival to the Lashifashaj river, paddling technique and safety briefing & canoe prompting. 12:15 End of canoeing. Arrival to Harberton Ranch. 12:30 Navigation bound towards the penguin rookery at Martillo Island and Gable Island. 12:50 Penguin watching. 13:10 departure to Gable Island. 13:30 Arrival an disembark on Gable Island. 13:45 Lunch. 15:00 Hike around the Island. 17:00 Sailing back to Harberton Ranch and ride back to Ushuaia. 18:30 Arrival to Ushuaia.
Adventure, emotion and the best sights of one of the most beautiful places in Tierra del Fuego awaits North of Ushuaia. The Great 4x4 Adventure is the best way to know Fagnano Lake, the fifth in size in Argentina, while travelling challenging off road circuits with specially designed vehicles prepared to overcome almost any obstacle which might crop up while exploring alluring forests and the coast of the lake. Leaving Ushuaia and heading towards the Garibaldi Pass across the Andes, enjoy a great lookout of the Escondido Lake, a small marvel hidden at the end of a valley. Here starts a tour running old unused roads, passing by Fagnano and Escondido Lakes. On board powerful 4x4 vehicles, the guides drive the passengers to discover the forest by impossible mud roads, roads that become paths ending at the Lake coast. The landscape opens during the longest and more intense 4x4 tour in Tierra del Fuego. The skills of both vehicles and drivers can overcome all types of difficulties to get to an exclusive refuge in the centre of a natural environment, far away from the noise of modern life. Once in the forest close to Fagnano Lake there are free time to walk and explore while the guide prepares a typical Argentine barbecue, to be enjoyed with a Malbec wine from Patagonia to be shared with the group in a relaxed environment. Itinerary: 8:30/90 am Pick-Up from the hotel. 10:30 am Garibaldi Pass across the Andes. 11 am Escondido Lake. 11:30 am Off-Roading 12:30 pm Snack 1 pm More Off-Roading. 2 pm Fagnano Lake. Arrival to the refuge. Lunch 4 pm Return to Ushuaia. 6 pm Arrival. Meals: Choripan (grilled Argentine sausage sandwich, Argentine prime beefsteaks & salad, dessert. Drinks Included: Red Wine, soft-drinks, bottled water. Vegetarian menu available, please tell us in advance. Vehicle: Toyota SW4 (6 passengers + 1 guide per vehicle)
After a brief safety talk, we take off from the old Ushuaia airport, to West direction to appreciate Beagle Channel and Mount Susana. Then we turn to the right heading East to enjoy a wonderful view of Ushuaia, the Andes mountain range, the Martial Glacier, the Cinco Hermanos mountains and the emblematic Mount Olivia. We will fly over the downtown area with its characteristic buildings such as the Presidio, the Government House and the local port. Returning to the heliport.
After a brief safety talk at the office located in the old Ushuaia airport, we will take off to the North flying over the Ushuaia Bay, the port and the city to enter the Olivia River Valley, appreciating the majestic Mount Olivia and Mount Cinco Hermanos. We will begin to see the magnificent Carbajal Valley, with its surprising composition of peat, accessing a second mountain range that houses the beautiful Laguna Esmeralda. We will turn south, crossing again the Andes Range and heading towards the Beagle Channel, to fly over the old Estancia Remolino: there we will be able to appreciate its abandoned building and facilities, and the Sarmiento Ship stranded in that bay since 1912. On our return, we will follow the coast of the Beagle Channel to observe the Estancia Túnel and the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Just before reaching our destination, we will make a landing on the top of a mountain in the Andes where we can descend to appreciate the magical environment and enjoy a unique moment, accompanied by a champagne toast. Finally, we return to the heliport.
North from to city of Ushuaia, 100 km long Lake Fagnano divides the island in two. On our way there, we take you first to know Lake Escondido, to experience it, and to row in its waters during this tour that joins adventure, physical activity and fun. After crossing the Andes Range, and some big glacial valleys and peat bogs, at Garibaldi Pass, we’ll get the first view of Lake Escondido. We’ll drive by the coast of this lake to later go on its waters in very safe and stable canoes. As soon as we finish the canoeing activity, we will get into the forest. Through impossible paths, we’ll defy mud, water, fallen trees, and pot-holes… Our guides are experts in off-road driving, and they’ll take us on a roller-coaster like ride through the forest until we reach the endless shore of Lake Fagnano, one of the most pristine areas in Tierra del Fuego, where we will find shelter in our refuge. The guide’s company and the meal we serve will certainly be remembered as one of the highest points as surely will be the Malbec, the argentine wine that is already famous worldwide. The after-lunch conversation will be the prelude to our return to the city. North from Ushuaia, excitement, beauty, unexpected views, physical adventure and discovery are waiting for you. Itinerary: This schedule is for illustration purposes. The definitive timetable and tour plan are due to be agreed with the passenger(s). - 8:30/9:00 pick up from the hotel. - 10:30 Garibaldi Pass. Crossing over the Andes. - 11:00 Canoeing on Lake Escondido. - 12:15 Off-Road - 13:15 Arrival to Canal's refuge. - 13:45 Lunch. - 16:00 Return to Ushuaia. - 17:30 Arrival to Ushuaia Meals: choripan (Argentine sausage sandwich), Argentine prime beefsteaks & salad, dessert. Drinks included: Red wine, soft-drinks, bottled water. Vegetarian menu available, please tell us in advance.
We leave from the hotel towards Tierra Mayor Valley. The guide will explain the order of the activities and we´ll start the journey crossing the valley in the middle of the winter´s night, a torchlight trail will lead us through the forest to the hut, where the cook waits for us with brochettes and stew, hot wine, a selection of wines and the specialty “loggers‘coffee”. Dinner is enlivened with some guitar playing. The return journey is with husky dogsledding and snow bike.
This complete journey proposes a walk and a relaxed, easy activity in inflatable canoes, in an area where sea, rivers, mountains and forests create a unique place in Argentina. With specialized guides visitors can learn a lot about this unique paradise in the world in just one day. Once we took the Coastal Path (15 km from Ushuaia City) we will get carried away by the this place while exploring on foot, in touch with Nature, 7,5 km of medium-difficulty hike. This walk invites us to discover a real paradise, where the mountains can be reached from the shore of the sea, and the fresh water of rivers and lakes coexists with the marine coast. Near Lake Acigami (former Lake Roca) we will have lunch in our comfortable structural tents to be protected from the weather. After a short break -and after fitting the rubber boots, overpants and lifejackets- we will paddle easily in an inflatable canoe (duckie type, very safe and stable ) from Acigami Lake, down the very slowly flowing Lapataia and Ovando Rivers. Our journey begins in fresh water until we reach the sea, in Lapataia Bay. For about an hour, we will see the flora and fauna of inaccessible places, approaching the point of view enjoyed by the Yámana several centuries ago. We will finally return Ushuaia by bus. TIMING: 8:30 Departure from hotel (*) 9:15 Arrival to the National Park 9:30 Trekking along the Coastal path (**) Difficulty: medium. Distance 7.5 km. Slope: 170 meters 13:00 Arrival to Lago Acigami (former Roca) and lunch 14:00 Paddling technique briefing and canoeing activity. Dificulty level: Low 15:15 Lapataia Bay 16:00 Return to Ushuaia 17:30 Arrival in Ushuaia (*) (*) Approximate times. The timing and the order of the tour activities might change if necessary. Between October and May the hours vary according to the duration of the days. (**) If the Coastal path were not open to the public, the guide will propose an alternative walk, of approximate duration.
We leave from the hotel towards Tierra Mayor Valley. In this great snowy valley, we start the huskie dogsledding expedition; after crossing the valley, we get into the ancient beech forest following an old lumberjack trail until we reach the Refugio del Hachero (small log hut heated by wood). We say goodbye to the Huskies and our guide will help us to put on the snowshoes (without them we wouldn´t be able to walk, since the snow is about one meter deep). Our aim is to reach Alvear Ice waterfall and the lookout over the valley. The way down to the hut is fast and great fun, and once upon arrival we´ll recover energy with a delicious hot chocolate. From the hut, we return to Tierra Mayor Valley walking with snowshoes.
Departure from your hotel in Santiago along Route 68, bound for Isla Negra, a Pacific coastal resort where the poet Pablo Neruda chose to spend his last years. Here the famous Nobel Prize for Literature developed an exotic collection of figureheads, sea shells and all kinds of marine accessories, as well as accumulated much of his rich library. In this striking House Museum, we can appreciate the wonderful seascape that deeply captivated the poet and learn more about his life and work. We will also visit the beaches of the sector and have lunch in a restaurant in the area (not included) and then return to your hotel in Santiago city.