From the balcony of El Calafate (Balcon de Calafate), an imposing natural viewpoint, you can enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and the central part of Lake Argentino. The tour will offer views of the Andes Mountains and glacier accumulation zone, towards the Boca del Diablo (narrowest part of the lake, heading to the Upsala channel) and if it is clear we can observe the Fitz Roy and Torre mountains in El Chaltén. In addition, we will have the opportunity to see the flight of Condors.
With two daily departures, the excursion starts from the hotels of El Calafate 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, the unforgettable and imposing framework of the Andes Mountains, and time to time, during the route, clients will enjoy views of the accumulation zone of the glaciers, towards Boca del Diablo (narrowest part of the lake, towards the Upsala arm) . Sometimes it is even possible to see the Fitz Roy and Torre hills in El Chaltén and, with some luck, the condor, master of the Patagonian skies, may be seen in his long plan. A unique show.
We take a snack in the our restaurant Huyliche and from there we start the descent down the northern slope of the hill to the Mexican Hats. A curious iron concretions that are only found in four places in the world. After this trip to other eras of world history, we return to El Calafate with the view always in the omnipresent Lake Argentino.
Daily departures: At 10:00 and 15:00
Departure point: Pick up from El Calafate hotels.
Duration: 3 h
It includes: Transfers from El Calafate + Travesía in Trekker + Guide Spanish / English + Snack + Descent by Mexican Hats
Available all year round EXCEP JULY & AUGUST)