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 El 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 El Calafate all on bed & breakfast basis, all accommodation on bed & breakfast basis. Packed lunch is included on days 2, 3, 4 and 5. (The maximum age for the short glacier trek on day 5 is 65 years, however this doesn`t effect the overall enjoyment of the day or the extension).
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 take a highly scenic drive of 220km with the regular bus to the small village of El Chalten, nestled at the foot of Fitz Roy. We overnight in a comfortable traditional hosteria with twin sharing rooms.
Today is a long but stunning day trekking through the Los Glaciares NP from South to North. After an early morning transfer to the park's south gate, we ascend the Fitz Roy valley to Laguna Torre with extraordinary views of the rock needle Cerro Torre (weather permitting). After descending to Camp Poincenot via Madre & Hija lagoons, we return along the side of the River Blanco back to El Chalten.
Today we start by trekking to Camp Poincenot (9km) before making a 2 - 3 hour round trip to the cobalt-blue Laguna de Los Tres. With its stunning location, this lake is the classic viewpoint for Cerro Fitz Roy. After enjoying the views, we descend via Camp Poincenot along a beautifully forested trail back to El our base in Chalten.
Today we hike the Pliegue Tumbado Trail through a variety of contrasting landscapes to a breath taking panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. Once back in El Chalten, we transfer to the bus station and begin our journey to El Calafate, where we check into the hotel before exploring this welcoming small town.
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 EL 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 fantastic 4 day extension starts and ends in Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego. We spend three nights in a comfortable hotel in Ushuaia and have a variety of day excursions from our adventure base. We include a trip see the amazing penguin rookery on the remote Gable Island in the Beagle Channel. We 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 'High Season' 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)