Get ready for amazing views of turquoise lakes and rivers as you approach El Calafate airport. On arrival, transfer to your comfortable hotel. You will then be taken to a genuine Patagonian working ranch located by the shores of Lake Roca. You will be welcomed and start exploring the fields on horses o on foot. While you are given a sheep shearing demonstration by local gauchos, a whole lamb is being slowly roasted. Dinner will be served with impressive views of the Andes mountain range. (*) From May to September, tour will be replaced by Lamb dinner at a local restaurant.
After an early breakfast, your guide will pick you up to start the highlight tour of your trip. Travel along Patagonian steppe entering Glaciares National Park to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. The ice experience starts with a pleasant nautical safari to get closer to the ice walls on a boat through Lake Argentino.
The tour introduces you to the fascinating landscape of glaciers: strems, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. You will return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
There are multiple activities to enjoy from El Calafate. Ask your travel specialist for more information about these suggested options:
- Boat ride to Upsala Glacier, a classic tour to discover the national park & its largest glacier.
- El Chalten, the capital of trekking in Argentina.
- Torres del Paine, this is a gem on the other side of the Andes, in Chile.
Today after breakfast, you will be taken to the airport to continue your travels in Patagonia. If you have a few more hours to spare, ask your travel specialist about the possibility of taking a horseback riding in the bay or a safari experience.