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CALAFATE & PERITO MORENO EXTENSION

USD$ 470 / 3 days

Summary

Did you know that the Perito Moreno Glacier is considered the eighth wonder of the world?

This glacier is part of one of the most important drinking water reservoirs in the world and is within the 30% of the surface of the park covered by ice fields. It stands out from most other glaciers in the world for the fact that rather than continually receding, its glacial mass is increasing. Here, you’ll be able to observe this natural phenomenon and the unique experience of hearing the ice cracking! You’ll also enjoy some amazing Argentinian Patagonian cuisine, a wide range of activities in and around the city, and a constant connection with Argentinian culture.

Day 1: Torres del Paine National Park – Calafate / Kayaking Argentina Lake.
Day 2: Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 3: Last Day: Calafate Argentina.

Overview

Calafate is a city located in Argentinian Patagonia that borders with Chile and is part of the Los Glaciares National Park, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a significant place in terms of glaciology and geomorphology, as it has one of the country’s main glaciers: the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is part of an incredible mountainous panorama with lenga beech, larch and cherry tree forests, as well as bushes such as Caulker and Chilean fire tree.


Itinerary Details

DAY 1:
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK - CALAFATE / KAYAKING ARGENTINA LAKE

If you use this short program as an extension of the program “Patagonia Nature Trip”, after a delicious breakfast at the hotel in Torres del Paine, Chile, a van will be waiting for you to head for Argentinian Patagonia to the Kosten Aike hotel located in the town of Calafate. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll have some free time to explore the city, enjoy the region’s traditional food, and do one of the scheduled activities: kayaking on Lake Argentino. At 6 pm, a van will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the start of the sailing activity, which will span 5 km over 1 hour. There, you’ll be able to watch a beautiful sunset and spot many birds such as flamingos, black-necked swans, white-winged coots and others. Once the activity is finished, the van will take you back at 8:30 pm to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Overnight:  Kosten Aike Hotel.

Hotel

Kosten Aike Hotel

DAY 2:
CALAFATE - PERITO MORENO GLACIER

After breakfast, a van will take you to the start of your excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier. During this trip, you will pass by Lake Argentino, home to a wide variety of birdlife. You’ll also see the Patagonian steppe, noted for its low mountains and grasslands. Once you are at the entrance to the Los Glaciares National Park, you will go into a Nothofagus forest that will lead you to the “Curva los Suspiros”. Here, you will make a brief stop to take pictures and observe the panoramic view of the glacier before heading to the visitor service area, where there are a number of viewpoints allowing you to see the Perito Moreno glacier up close. You will have enough time here to enjoy the landscape and listen to the unique sound of the ice constantly cracking! You can have lunch here (not included) before heading back to the hotel.

*Optional: Sailing “Safari Nautico” to the south face of the glacier. Between the month of August 1 to May 31 of 2018. 

Meals: Breakfast.

Overnight:  Kosten Aike Hotel.

Hotel

Kosten Aike Hotel

DAY 3:
LAST DAY CALAFATE ARGENTINA

The end of your adventure – depending on your flight time, you’ll be able to keep enjoying the city’s attractions. The van will pick you up from the hotel at an agreed time and take you to Calafate airport to catch your return flight to Santiago de Chile or the destination you are going next.

Meals: Breakfast.

End of EcoChile Services.

 


2020 – 2021  SEASON RATES

Land Portion Pricing: Group of 2 People.

Price per person
>>USD 470 (High Season) (nov – feb)

  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 550 / Per person.

>>USD 400 (Shoulder Season) (oct- mar)

  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 415 / Per person.

>>USD 370 (Low Season) (may – aug)

  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 415 / Per person

* Please note that international and domestic flights are not included in this price.

*This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, accommodation availability and not counting special dates. ** Solo travelers or guests staying in single rooms must pay the Solo Traveler or Single Supplement price. *** The single supplement is based on Regular tours, availability of which must be confirmed prior to reservation of the trip. **** If the mentioned hotels are not available, alternative hotels will be provided of a similar standard

Price Includes

  • Accommodation.
  • All activities as listed.
  • Transfer from Torres del Paine Hotel to Calafate Hotel (if you use it as an extension of the program “Patagonia Nature Trip”).
  • Transfer during the tours and drop off from the hotel to Calafate airport.
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including transportation, entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip.

Not Included

  • Transfer from Calafate airport or Torres del Paine National Park to the Hotel in Calafate (if you do not use it as an extension of “Patagonia Nature Trip”).

Meals

  • Day 1: Breakfast (Torres del Paine Hotel).
  • Day 2: Breakfast.
  • Day 3: Breakfast.

Important: This program is an extension of “Patagonia Nature Trip”, but also you have the option to buy it separately


Why is this trip sustainable?
  • The food provided is locally prepared with regional products. 
  • You will travel plastic-free throughout your trip! We use reusable or glass bottles, as well as recyclable containers.
  • Our top recommended hotels include sustainability policies as part of their mission and operations.
  • We work in collaboration with local suppliers and communities in each location.
  • We keep our tour groups small, both to improve the experience for you and to reduce the impact on the places we visit.
  • We respect and value the lifestyles, beliefs, and traditions of the local communities we visit.

Our Health and Safety Promise

As the world continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers, while eager to once again get out and explore the world, also want to be careful and only travel where and when it’s safe to do so. Just as you take your health and safety seriously, as well as the health and safety of the destinations and communities we visit, so do we. That’s why, in compliance with national and international health and safety regulations and recommendations, we’ve optimized our operations and tour itineraries to provide you with the safest itinerary possible.

This tour was specifically designed with social distancing in mind, avoiding overly crowded places without sacrificing the experience of discovering the destination. We only partner with hotels and tour operators that are similarly committed to putting their clients’ health first, frequently using cleaning and sanitizing services, and only offering tours and excursions when it’s fully safe to do so. All this and more are just some of the ways we’re innovating travel itineraries for a healthier, safer future. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding the health and safety procedures of this and other EcoChile tours, please let us know so we can answer your question or accommodate your request. Your safety is our top priority.

CALAFATE & PERITO MORENO EXTENSION

Duration: 3 days

Price: USD$ 470 / person

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