FitzRoy & Perito Moreno Glacier 5d 4n

Led by a company with experience in the region since 1975, on this trip you'll go to both ends of the park and see the two impressive granite spires: Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy then come back to a cosy lodge or hotel each night.

5 Days

FitzRoy & Perito Moreno Glacier 5d 4n - 5

Itinerary Map

Start from El Calafate and end at El Calafate

Landmarks visited on FitzRoy & Perito Moreno Glacier 5d 4n

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Calafate

On arrival in Calafate you will be transferred from the airport to the selected hotel for overnight accommodation. The remainder of the day is for leisure to take in the shops or a walk beside the lake where flamingoes can be seen. It is a good idea to purchase your lunch this afternoon for tomorrow's tour - it is possible to purchase lunch at the glacier, however it is a more expensive option. 

Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier

This morning you are collected from your hotel, joining an English Speaking guide, for the two hour drive to the glacier. The drive takes us towards the Andes to the edge of the icecap for a full day tour of this impressive glacier that advances across Lago Argentino. We spend several hours wandering the many paths that offer different vantage points of this calving glacier. The glacier is 4 km wide and 70 metres high and descends to the surface of the lake, almost cutting the lake in two. Occasionally massive pieces break off and fall into the lake becoming icebergs and creating huge waves in the process. The groans and creaks of the active glacier precede dramatic falls of the ice face.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive from Calafate to Chalten

Day hike to Cerro Torre Depart from your hotel in Calafate for the morning drive across Patagonia and the arid Argentine pampas to Chalten (approx 4 hours), a village in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park from where we make our day trips. We arrive at our hosteria, pick-up our boxed lunch and walk to Laguna Torre (6 hrs return). This is a beautiful walk taking us towards the majestic spire of Cerro Torre. The mountain view, when the weather is clear is truly impressive and makes this a great day hike.

Accommodation: Lodge, El Chalten.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Day hike to Cerro Fitz Roy Full day trekking to Laguna de los Tres

Today we undertake, what many believe is the best hike in Los Glaciares National Park. Our 8 hour walk is quite a long day, but it is worth every step. Those not wishing to take the whole trek may take an easier option. Every turn of the trail offers a new and impressive landscape. Continue towards Laguna de los Tres, passing by Mt. Rosado and Mt. Le?n, skirting Chorrillo del Salto River, with a breathtaking view of Fitz Roy, Saint Exupery and Piedras Blancas massifs. After lunch we will go on to Poincenot camp site. Crossing R?o Blanco, we will come to the camp site with the same name where the ascent to Laguna de Los Tres starts, at the foot of Mt. Fitz Roy. We will continue our trek visiting a balcony from where we will have a spectacular view of Laguna Sucia, a beautiful greenish lagoon with small icebergs floating in it, 300 meters below us. Return to El Chalt?n. 

Accommodation: Lodge, El Chalten.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Drive Fitzroy to Calafate were trip concludes

The drive back to Calafate takes 4 hours, and the road is now paved for most of the journey. Trip concludes on arrival in Calafate bus station or airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

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