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Explora Patagonia El Chalten Travesia

Explora also operate a travesía program between explora Patagonia and El Chalten in Argentina on an 8 night/9 day trip on set dates – contact us for more details. You will explore the untouched geography and nature of the Patagonia. Travelling across its plains, forests, rivers, glaciers and mountainous formations, you will experience the diversity and uniqueness of the flora and fauna, which includes close to 500 animal species and thousands of plant species.

Itinerary

lago argentinaFollowing 4 nights at explora Patagonia, on Day 5 set out from Hotel Salto Chico towards El Chaltén. On the way, you will have the opportunity to see Patagonia's many contrasts, passing from the precipices of the Torres del Paine's mountainous landscape to the characteristic plains of the Patagonian pampa. Pass around lakes and continue southeast towards the Argentine border. After entering the pampa, you will stop to eat lunch at a restaurant in the town of El Calafate on the banks of Lake Argentino, known for its turquoise color. Continue the journey across the pampa around some rivers, and later come to the ice floes of Lago Viedma. At dusk, arrive in El Chaltén, a small town located in Los Glaciares National Park, 220 kilometres (137 miles) to the northeast of El Calafate. For the following three days, El Puma lodge will be your base and lodging.

mount fitz roy Over the following three days you will trek around El Chaltén, going on different explorations of varying lengths and intensities during which you will get to know the geology, glaciers, flora and fauna of the area. On your daily explorations, you will discover the 12-million-year-old Fitz Roy and Torre mountain ranges and cross mature lenga tree (nothofagus pumilio) forests and valleys characteristic of the Patagonia pampa. Travel around glaciers, rivers, waterfalls and lagoons. From the many viewpoints in the park, you will be able to watch condors and eagles in flight, as well as enjoy panoramic views of El Chaltén and mountain massifs.

In the morning of Day 9 you will be taken to the airport in El Calafate for onward connections.

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