The Perito Moreno Glacier, in Patagonia, Argentina
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Both Sides of Southern Patagonia: El Calafate & Puerto Natales

A basic 6-night program to enjoy both sides of the souther Patagonia region: El Calafate with Perito Moreno Glacier and Puerto Natales with Torres del Paine
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Both Sides of Southern Patagonia: El Calafate & Puerto Natales

Overview

Wonderful 6-night program to combine El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier with Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park

Discover two amazing destinations in the southern Patagonia. In Argentina, El Calafate is a charming town nestled in the Argentine Patagonia, renowned as the gateway to the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. Situated on the shores of Lake Argentino, El Calafate serves as a hub for travelers seeking to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes and natural wonders of the region.

The highlight of any visit to El Calafate is undoubtedly the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive and accessible glaciers in the world. Spanning over 250 square kilometers and towering around 70 meters above the surface of Lake Argentino, this colossal ice mass is a sight to behold.

Visitors to the Perito Moreno Glacier can marvel at its towering ice walls from a network of viewing platforms strategically positioned for optimal vantage points. Witnessing the glacier’s shimmering blue hues and hearing the thunderous roar of ice calving into the lake is a truly unforgettable experience.

In addition to admiring the glacier from the viewpoints, adventurous travelers can also embark on guided ice trekking tours, allowing them to walk on the glacier’s surface and explore its crevasses and ice formations up close. These excursions provide a unique opportunity to appreciate the glacier’s sheer size and pristine beauty while immersing oneself in the surrounding wilderness. Aside from the Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate offers a range of other outdoor activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From horseback riding and birdwatching to boat tours of nearby lakes and visits to local estancias (ranches), there are plenty of opportunities to experience the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Moreover, El Calafate boasts a vibrant dining scene, with numerous restaurants and cafes serving up delicious Patagonian cuisine and regional specialties. Visitors can savor freshly caught seafood, succulent lamb dishes, and indulgent desserts made with locally sourced ingredients.

El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier offer a captivating blend of natural wonders, adventure, and cultural experiences, making them must-visit destinations for anyone exploring the stunning landscapes of Argentine Patagonia.

Then, we cross to Chile to arrive to Puerto Natales. This city, in the picturesque fjords of Chilean Patagonia, serves as the gateway to one of the world’s most renowned wilderness areas, Torres del Paine National Park. This charming coastal town boasts a rich blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and outdoor adventure, making it a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the wonders of Patagonia.

Surrounded by stunning landscapes of towering mountains, pristine lakes, and rugged coastlines, Puerto Natales offers endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, trekking, and horseback riding are just a few of the activities that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the breathtaking scenery of the region. Whether exploring the rugged terrain of Torres del Paine or venturing into the nearby fjords and glaciers, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had in Puerto Natales.

Beyond its natural splendor, Puerto Natales boasts a rich cultural heritage that reflects its history as a bustling port town. Visitors can explore historic buildings, quaint artisan shops, and bustling markets, where they can sample local delicacies and purchase handmade crafts and souvenirs. The town’s maritime past is celebrated in museums and exhibitions that showcase the region’s seafaring history and the indigenous cultures that have shaped its identity.

Puerto Natales is also known for its vibrant culinary scene, offering a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and eateries serving up traditional Patagonian cuisine alongside international flavors. Freshly caught seafood, succulent lamb dishes, and hearty stews are just a few of the culinary delights waiting to be savored in Puerto Natales.

As the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales serves as a hub for travelers embarking on adventures in one of the world’s most iconic wilderness areas. Whether hiking the famous W Circuit, marveling at the towering granite spires of the Torres del Paine, or simply soaking in the tranquility of the Patagonian wilderness, visitors to Puerto Natales are sure to be captivated by the raw beauty and untamed spirit of this enchanting region.

 

itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to El Calafate

Arrive to El Calafate and transfer to your hotel for Check in. If you arrive early, you can add any of the activities in the list below.

Overnight.

Day 2

El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

After breakfast, we will start the excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia, an awe-inspiring journey into one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Departing from the charming town of El Calafate, travelers embark on a scenic drive through the rugged Patagonian landscape to Los Glaciares National Park. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by the breathtaking sight of the towering ice walls of the glacier, which rise dramatically above the turquoise waters of Lake Argentino. Guided tours lead guests to strategically positioned viewing platforms, where they can marvel at the glacier’s dynamic movements and listen to the thunderous crashes of ice calving into the lake. Some excursions also include a boat tour, providing an up-close perspective of the glacier’s sheer size and scale. For the adventurous, guided ice trekking tours offer the chance to explore the glacier’s surface, navigating its crevasses and seracs with the assistance of experienced guides. Throughout the excursion, knowledgeable guides provide insights into the glacier’s formation, geology, and ecological significance, enhancing the experience with their expertise and passion for the natural world. Overall, the excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier offers a captivating blend of adventure, natural beauty, and educational enrichment, making it an unforgettable highlight of any visit to Argentine Patagonia.

Day 3

Choose from options available

After breakfast, the day is free for you, to choose any of the boat navigations available to visit different glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park, visit a typical estancia, or even visit El Chaltén or Torres del Paine National Park. Check the list below

Day 4

From El Calafate to Puerto Natales

After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station to take bus service to Puerto Natales. Arrive to the chilean city and check in. Overnight in your selected hotel. If you have time enough, you can add any of the following activities. Check the list below.

DAY 5

Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park

After brekfast, embark on a breathtaking excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve renowned for its stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Your journey begins with a scenic drive through the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, offering glimpses of snow-capped peaks, sparkling lakes, and verdant valleys.

En route to Torres del Paine, make a captivating stop at the Milodón Cave, a fascinating archaeological site where remnants of prehistoric creatures, including the giant sloth Milodón, were discovered. Explore the cavernous interiors of the cave, marveling at the towering rock formations and learning about the region’s ancient history and geology.

Continuing on to Torres del Paine National Park, prepare to be awestruck by the park’s iconic granite peaks, including the breathtaking Towers of Paine. Follow well-marked hiking trails that wind through pristine forests, past cascading waterfalls, and alongside turquoise lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife such as guanacos, foxes, and condors that inhabit this remote wilderness.

As you explore the park, soak in panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, with dramatic vistas of towering mountains, expansive glaciers, and the windswept plains of Patagonia. Pause at scenic viewpoints to capture unforgettable photos and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of one of Chile’s most iconic national parks.

For those seeking further adventure, optional activities such as boat tours on glacial lakes, horseback riding excursions, and glacier trekking expeditions offer the opportunity to experience Torres del Paine from a different perspective.

Throughout the excursion, knowledgeable guides provide fascinating insights into the park’s ecology, history, and conservation efforts, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this pristine wilderness.

As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to Torres del Paine National Park, leaving with memories of an unforgettable adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia.

DAY 6

Puerto Natales

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas airport

What is Included

  • Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion
  • Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Accommodation in El Calafate and Puerto Natales as per itinerary
  • English-Speaking Guides during excursions
  • Entrance fee to national parks
  • Air tickets (flights can be included if you want, just let´s know)
  • Lunch and Dinners During Tours (except when it's included)
  • Tips

Faq

On arrival to airport, or bus station, a guide will be waiting for you with a sign with our name to inform pick up time for all activities in Ushuaia.

Yes! We can convert any small group tour during your visit into a private tour, with a english speaking guide just for you.

Yes! we can quote and add internal flights, just let ´s know.

Absolutely, the program is 100% flexible, so let´s know if you need any change on the program.

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