Highlights

  • Magnificent, unspoiled open landscapes
  • Cruise to the foot of the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Stay on a remote, family-owned estancia
  • Visit Los Glacieres National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hike the Mount Fitz Roy Trail

Explore the magnificent, sweeping vistas of Argentinian Patagonia with our Walk in this incredible paradise for hikers. This trip has so many exciting highlights.

We cruise by boat to the foot of the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, where chunks of ice regularly "calve" from the main ice sheet and thunder into the water, creating waves that rock the boat. We visit an original pioneer ranch where we see a demonstration of sheep shearing, there is the opportunity to take a horseback ride over the estancia and we see a rich array of wildlife from flamingos to guanacos.

Three nights are spent at a remote but comfortable hotel in the Anita Valley, here we can walk directly from the hotel doors out into the wilderness. Wayfarers who love unspoiled frontiers will exult in the unmatched majesty and silence of the surroundings.

Thursday Overnight: Hotel Kau Yatun

Meet at El Calafate Airport and transfer to the Hotel Kau Yatun. Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner in the hotel.

Friday Overnight: Hotel Don Los Cerros

We head out of town on famous Ruta 40 bound for El Chaltn. En route we stop at the hiding place of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Once at El Chaltn, well walk in the wild beauty of the borderlands between Argentina and Chile in Los Glaciares National Park.

Saturday Overnight: Hotel Don Los Cerros

Todays walk follows the river on the Fitz Roy Trail and climbs with ever-wider views of Mount Fitz Roy and its glacier “ a thrilling days hike.

Sunday Overnight: Hosteria Helsingfors

Well leave early for Lake Viedma and a very special stay at the family-owned Estancia Helsingfors. On arrival, well be welcomed with a traditional ˜asado (barbecue) followed by a gentle afternoon of walking, taking in the peace and beauty of our surroundings.

Monday Overnight: Hosteria Helsingfors

Set out on a full days hike to the Blue Lagoon, following the gradual ascent of the River Alfredo valley. After a steady uphill climb, we reach the lagoon and the unforgettable view of deep bright blue water, set against a backdrop of dark, stone mountains and the brilliant white glacier.

Tuesday Overnight: Eolo Lodge

Slowly making our way back towards El Calafate, we settle into our stunning hotel in La Anita Valley, the Eolo Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux hotel. Its unique location, with 360-degree views of the surrounding land, makes it a perennial Wayfarer favorite! Todays hike takes us to Nimez Lagoon, with throngs of birdlife.

Wednesday Overnight: Eolo Lodge

Nothing can prepare you for the magnificence of todays destination: the Perito Moreno Glacier! First, we walk the length of the ˜pasarelas (catwalks). Then we board a boat that takes us up close to the gigantic wall of blue ice.

Thursday Overnight: Eolo Lodge

Our last walk explores the majestic Anita Valley, hiking along the river to the heights of Mount Frias. This day holds unforgettable views and the chance to see local wildlife from flamingos in the valley to guanacos and hares in the hills. Farewell Dinner in the hotel.

Friday

We say farewell and have individual transfers to El Calafate airport.



Please Note: This adventurous vacation covers a large and remote area. On some days we take road transfers to enable us to do justice to this superb region.

Moderate-Energetic
"I feel lucky to have had such an enthusiastic and accommodating guide through Patagonia. Her sudden outbursts of song, nightly history lessons and all-round good humor were appreciated by all." SM
Terrain: Well marked trails and paths, some hills with steep inclines/declines. Paths can be rocky. Up to 12 miles walking per day

TRIP DETAILS

8 nights from
$6,095.00
Double occupancy
(Single Supplement $1,295.00)
Our Wayfarers friends Price is $5,790.00

Dates

From Feb 1 to Feb 9 (more dates)
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Arrival and Departure: El Calafate

Activities

Walk ExplorerPre-historic monument visitNational Park VisitLocal expert talkBoat Ride
Patagonia February 2018 Map

Hotels - Where we stay

Hotel Kau Yatun

Hotel Kau Yatun

Located on one of the area's original estancias and six blocks from downtown El Calafate, Kau Yatun provides the perfect launching pad for our Patagonian adventure. Rooms overlook the estancia and all are equipped with King size beds, Wi-Fi, toiletries, safes, hair dryers and heating with individual control.

Hotel Don Los Cerros

Hotel Don Los Cerros

Los Cerros is a delightful chalet-style hotel in the Los Glaciares National Park, which affords a fabulous panoramic vista of the Fitz Roy mountain range and the Ro de las Vueltas. The 44 large guest rooms combine natural, rustic materials in contemporary colors, with huge windows to take in the view. Each features TV, WiFi, shower and bathtub, hairdryer, heating, telephone, minibar and safe. The hotel has a small spa. The restaurant offers gourmet cuisine, showcasing many regional flavors, including specialties such as Patagonian lamb and hare stew, accompanied by fine Argentine wines.
Hosteria Helsingfors

Hosteria Helsingfors

Perfectly positioned at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Los Glaciares National Park, with a panoramic view of the lake and peaks, The Lodge is on an estancia originally settled by a Finnish adventurer who named it after Helsinki. With just nine individually decorated deluxe rooms, it is now an intimate and superbly appointed hotel within a majestic natural landscape. Each heated bedroom has a private bathroom with either a whirlpool bath or hydrotherapy shower, and bathrobes are provided. Renowned for a unique dining experience and its sophisticated gourmet cuisine, Helsingfors offers the best of regional specialties like Patagonian lamb or local trout, accompanied by produce from its own vegetable garden.

Eolo Lodge

Eolo Lodge

Thirty minutes away from El Calafate, on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier, Eolo is strategically located in La Anita Valley, on the eastern side of Mount Fras. It stretches over a 3,000 hectare property. From Eolo's ample and comfortable facilities, which evoke ancient Patagonian "estancias", one can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. The place is unique. All the rooms in this Relais and Chateaux property are postioned with exceptional views. Facilities include the main living room, overlooking La Anita Valley, bar and restaurant overlooking Lago Argentino, library overlooking Torres del Paine, TV room (purposely the only TV in the hotel) overlooking Lago Argentino, indoor swimming pool and sauna. Rooms are large and have every conceivable comfort including WiFi and hairdryers. The restaurant serves superb cuisine and its barbeque nights are particularly special!

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants