The Quetru Crossing - the back way from Aysen to Fitzroy

This is so much more than just a border crossing. After sailing through the turquoise blue of Lago O'Higgins (the deepest lake in South America) you will enjoy an easy trek in remote and untouched forest, surrounded by native Lenga trees and Calafate berries. Read more...

8 Days

$2,475

The Quetru Crossing - the back way from Aysen to Fitzroy - 8 - $2,475

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Cruise across Lago Higgins
  • Trek across the Chile/Argentina border from Candelario Mansilla to Lago Desierto
  • Cruise across Lago Desierto
  • Day hikes from El Chalten
  • Visit Perito Moreno glacier

Start from Caleta Tortel and end at El Calafate

Landmarks visited on The Quetru Crossing - the back way from Aysen to Fitzroy

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1

Free morning in Caleta Tortel

Afternoon private transfer from Caleta Tortel to Villa O´Higgins

Accommodation at Lodge Robinson Crusoe, includes breakfast


Day 2

Free choice of a guided trek in the region

Accommodation at Lodge Robinson Crusoe, includes breakfast


Day 3

Morning shuttle to port

Boat ride from Villa O´Higgins to Candelario Mansilla

Free time to go exploring the surroundings in the afternoon

Meeting with local guide in the afternoon

Overnight at Candelario Mansilla Farmhouse (basic homestay), full board


Day 4

Trek from Candelario Mansilla (in Chile) to Punta Norte, Lago del Desierto (in Argentina)

Boat ride to Punta Sur

Private transfer to El Chaltén

Accommodation at Senderos Hostería -or similar-, includes breakfast


Day 5

Free choice of a guided trek in Los Glaciares National Park

Accommodation at Senderos Hostería -or similar-, includes breakfast


Day 6

Free choice of a guided trek in Los Glaciares National Park

Afternoon public bus from El Chaltén to El Calafate

Transfer from bus station to accommodation in town

Accommodation at Madre Tierra Boutique Hotel -or similar-, includes breakfast


Day 7

Full day group guided excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier: Mayo Trek

Lunch boxes included

Accommodation at Madre Tierra Boutique Hotel -or similar-, includes breakfast


Day 8

Morning transfer to local bus station

Public bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Please note:

Prices are based on two people sharing one double room ensuite

This trip can be set up on the date of your choice depending on availability. Please contact us for more information.

Includes

  • Private transfer from Caleta Tortel to Villa O'Higgins
  • Boat crossings: Lago O'Higgins and Lago Desierto
  • Transfer to El Chalten
  • Excursion to Perito Moreno glacier

Excludes

  • Entrance fees to National Parks (about U$S 20.- for when visiting Perito Moreno Glacier or joining a boat ride in the surroundings - this must be paid locally in Argentinean pesos and only in CASH  - $AR 800.-)
  • Bus terminal tax (about U$D 2.- for El Chaltén and U$D 2.- for El Calafate)
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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