Fitz Roy Tour
A visit to Los Glaciares National Park is the perfect compliment to the Torres del Paine Circuit. Towering above the rugged landscape of the National Park, the granite spires of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre rank amongst the worlds most dramatic summits. Staying overnight in a hotel in El Chalten, we have two day-walks in Los Glaciares... More
A visit to Los Glaciares National Park is the perfect compliment to the Torres del Paine Circuit. Towering above the rugged landscape of the National Park, the granite spires of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre rank amongst the worlds most dramatic summits. Staying overnight in a hotel in El Chalten, we have two day-walks in Los Glaciares National Park and we end this extension with a visit to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier where we can watch icebergs calving from the steep icy face of the glacier into Lake Argentina. This is one of KEs highly recommended extensions.
Join and end in Calafate. A visit to Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina with its famous peaks of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy, and the immense Perito Moreno glacier, is the perfect complement to the Torres del Paine Circuit.
Available 'All Year' between
Local guide, all transfers required in the itinerary, 3 nights in a hosteria in El Chalten and 2 nights hotel accommodation in Calafate all on bed & breakfast basis, all accommodation on bed & breakfast basis. Packed lunch is included on days 2, 3, 4 and 5.
What's Not Included
Travel insurance, tips for trek staff and drivers, meals other than breakfasts and 4 packed lunches, miscellaneous personal expenses - beer, souvenirs etc..
PPC Day 11 (Wed) - Meet with the extension group after lunch. In the afternoon we will take a highly scenic drive of 220km with the regular bus to the small village El Chalten nestled at the foot of Fitz Roy. We will overnight in a comfortable hosteria with twin sharing rooms.
A long and fascinating trek across the Los Glaciares NP from South to North. Early morning transfer to the Park's south gate and ascend the Fitz Roy valley to Laguna Torre with extraordinary views of the rock needle Cerro Torre (weather permitting). Descend via Madre & Hija lagoons to reach Camp Poincenot. We return along the side of the river Blanco to El Chalten.
Today we trek to Camp Poincenot (9km) from where we make the 2 - 3 hour round trip to Laguna de Los Tres, the classic viewpoint for Cerro Fitz Roy. From Camp Poincenot we descend a beautifully forested trail and return to El Chalten.
We will start the day with a beautiful walk Pligue Tumbado Trail. Afterwards, we are transferred to Chalten Bus Station to catch the bus back to Calafate. Hotel.
On our final day we take a guided tour to the enormous Perito Moreno glacier. After a scenic drive of 80km we are confronted with the dramatic spectacle of the glacier's towering ice cliffs rising above the waters of the canal de Los Tempanos. We have a 20 min boat ride to the south wall of the glacier and the option of a short ice trek. Return to El Calafate for our last night.
Free time in Calafate before transfering to the airport where KE extension package services end.
Tierra del Fuego
At the southern tip of South America, lies Tierra del Fuego, a 150-mile long peninsula separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Here in the Andean-Patagonian forest between the glaciated valleys, rivers and lakes we spend time walking and enjoying... More
At the southern tip of South America, lies Tierra del Fuego, a 150-mile long peninsula separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Here in the Andean-Patagonian forest between the glaciated valleys, rivers and lakes we spend time walking and enjoying boat trips on the Beagle Channel. It is home to the endangered black-browed albatross as well as seals, penguins and a rare otter called the chungungo! If you are looking for the complete exploration of Patagonia then these few days are a must-do.
Tierra Del Fuego
This 4 day extension starts and ends in Ushuaia. We spend three nights in a comfortable hotel in Ushuaia and have day excursions from here. We include a trip see the amazing penguin rookery on Gable Island in the Beagle Channel, and discover the Tierra del Fuego National Park on a short walk, and take a zodiac ride on the Beagle channel to Redonda Island. On this extension you will join one of our Patagonia agent's fixed departure tours.
Available 'All Year' between
English-speaking local guide, Ushuaia airport transfers, all land and sea transport required by the itinerary, 3 nights hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Entrance fees and port tax, Boat ride on Beagle Channel, All breakfasts and 2 lunches.
What's Not Included
Travel insurance, tips, miscellaneous personal expenses, beers, souvenirs etc. The extension price does not include internal flights to/from from Ushuaia as the fare can vary. When you request the extension we will obtain a quote for the flights you require and any additional transfers if applicable.
Arrive in Ushuaia. The world's southernmost city is located in Argentina's island province, on the border of the Beagle Channel, with the snow-peaked Martial Mountains spanning the horizon. We are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The evening is free for exploring the city and hopefully interacting with the locals who often have fascinating stories to tell. Overnight hotel.
Today we visit Gable Island. In the middle of the Beagle Channel, the island is home to pristine wildlife and rich history. The speciality are the fantastic Magellan and Gentoo penguins! Our guide talks us through the different bird and plant species too as well as the history of the first civilization on the mystical island. Late afternoon we return to Ushuaia. (B,L)
We start today by driving to the western end of Tierra del Fuego NP. At the trailhead we walk a 6km stretch along one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the Park. Continuing, we arrive at La Roca and board a zodiac boat through the Beagle Channel to Redonda Island, a national reserve. We explore the island viewing the Magellan Cormorants which nest on the rocky cliffs. Return to Ushuaia. (B,L)
This morning we'll sail through the Beagle Channel, reaching the famous Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and Isla de Lobos, before we drive to the airport for your flight (departing after 3pm)... Adios Tierra del Fuego! KE extension package services end at the airport. (B)