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El Calafate Extension

4 Days
From £ 861

STYLE: Extension package

Trip Code: ARTSFTE

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

Start: El Calafate, Argentina

Finish: El Calafate, Argentina

DestinationDestination

Argentina, Patagonia

DestinationDeparture Date

Daily

MealsMeals

3 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L) 

TransportTransport

Private arrival/departure transfers 

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Hotel



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Boat Trip to Perito Moreno Glacier & Estancia Day Tour, 

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OVERVIEW

This four day Chimu Adventures El Calafate Extension takes you to one of Argentina’s most famous Patagonian destinations. The gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, which is home to the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate is a tourist town equipped with great restaurants, accommodation, souvenir shops and fantastic ice cream. You will get a full day to see Perito Moreno and take a boat ride on Lago Argentino to Toro Bay and see the hanging glaciers of Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro. Your tour is completed by an authentic estancia experience. A bucket item during any visit to Argentina.

 Pricing and availability is subject to change and offer and may be withdrawn or varied at any time. Please contact us for the latest availability.

ITINERARY

Arrive in El Calafate

You will arrive in the quaint tourist town of El Calafate, the gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. As you wander the main street, Avenida del Libertador, you will discover souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, chocolate and ice cream shops. At the latter, be sure to try some ice cream made using the Calafate berry from which the town gets its name. Today is an arrival day, and you are free to explore at your leisure.

Perito Moreno, Mayo & Negro Glaciers

Today you will join a small group tour of Los Glaciares National Park and see three of Argentina’s most breathtaking glaciers. The most famous of the three is Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few remaining glaciers in the world that continues to grow rather than retreat. You can wander the boardwalks before boarding a boat which takes you along the Tempanos Canal to the hanging glaciers of Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro. Enroute you will stop in Toro Bay for a chance to walk in the Patagonian forest to see waterfalls and rock formations. At the end of your cruise you will return to Perito Moreno Glacier for an up close and personal view. If you are lucky, you may even get to see the glacier calving into the cool turquoise waters of Lago Argentino.

Estancia visit

No trip to Argentina is complete without a visit to an Estancia. These parcels of land, which are similar to a ranch or a farm are significant to the country’s history and today’s journey to Estancia Nibepo Aike allows you to truly experience the authentic lifestyle of the gauchos who live and work on this land. Initially called Estancia Jeronima, Nibepo Aike covers more than 12,000 hectares at the foot of the Patagonian Andes and is primarily a Hereford cattle ranch. You will enjoy a short horse ride before watching a demonstration of the gaucho’s horse handling skills and see the shearers at work in the shearing sheds. You can also milk the cows. To finish your day you will enjoy an asado, a typical Patagonian barbeque lunch.

Depart El Calafate

You will be transferred to the airport to fly to your next destination.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Wander the streets of El Calafate for souvenirs and taste the Calafate ice cream at one of the local ice cream shops

  • Be amazed by the sheer size of Perito Moreno Glacier, which stretches 250 square kilometres and is one of the few remaining advancing glaciers in the world

  • Take a boat ride on Lago Argentino to Toro Bay and see the hanging glaciers of Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro

  • Enjoy an authentic experience on an Argentinean Estancia, meeting gaucho, riding horses, assisting with the cattle and enjoying an asado

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

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Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

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4 Days FROM £ 1,180 Enquire Now

Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Other meals where stated
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in the itinerary

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
     

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.

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