El Chaltén, Argentina

Where are you starting from?

To deeply explore both sides of Patagonia, we created a tailor-made journey called Travesía.

The following itinerary spans 9 days and 8 nights

Torres del Paine Park and explora Patagonia in winter. Nature and adventure

Day 1: Arrival to Chilean Patagonia

We will greet you at the airport in Punta Arenas and take you to explora Patagonia, located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.

Explorers, enjoying a horseback ride in Patagonia, an exciting experience

Days 2, 3 & 4: Torres del Paine National Park

At explora Patagonia, which functions as a base for exploring Torres del Paine National Park, each day you can choose from a variety of different explorations.On foot or by horseback, gentle or more physically demanding, our explorations will allow you to experience the extent of the geography and wildlife of this area, in addition to discovering the cultural identity of the region.At the end of each exploration our hotel is always waiting: a place to relax and regain the energy you will need to continue your explorations.

On the road from Torres del Paine to Travesia El Chalten

Day 5: Crossing to Argentina

In the morning, we leave explora Patagonia in the direction of El Chaltén. Along the way we can observe Patagonia’s many contrasts, passing from the craggy mountainous landscape of Torres del Paine to the emblematic plains of the Patagonian prairie.We skirt around a few lakes and continue southeast towards the border of Argentina.We then continue with the journey across the prairie, along a few rivers, and then find ourselves in front of the ice floes of Lake Viedma.At dusk we arrive to El Chaltén, a small town located in Los Glaciares National Park, 220km northwest of El Calafate. During the next three days our center of operations is the Premier Inn in El Chaltén.

Hiking trips in El Chalten, a real adventure travel in Patagonia

Days 6, 7 & 8: El Chaltén

During this time, we walk around El Chaltén in diverse explorations of varying duration and intensity, in which you will get to know the geology, the glaciology, the flora and the fauna of the area. During our daily explorations we cross the mountain ranges of Fitz Roy and Torre, formed 12 million years ago; we traverse mature beech forests and valleys characteristic of the Patagonian prairie; and we skirt glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes. From the numerous viewpoints of the Park we can observe Condors and Eagles in flight, as well as appreciate panoramic views of El Chaltén and the mountain massifs.In the evening, we eat in characteristic Argentine restaurants in the town of El Chaltén, enjoying their wines, meats, and local flavors.

Hiking trips in a forest for wildlife observation in Patagonia

Day 9: Departure from El Calafate

In the morning, we take you to the airport in El Calafate for the flight to Buenos Aires.

The following itinerary spans 9 days and 8 nights

Travesia El Chalten, an adventure in Patagonia for family vacations

Day 1: Arrival to El Calafate

You arrive to El Calafate and then travel to El Chaltén.

Hiking trips in Travesia El Chalten and wildlife observation

Days 2, 3 & 4: El Chaltén

During this time, we walk around El Chaltén in diverse explorations of varying duration and intensity, in which you will get to know the geology, the glaciology, the flora and the fauna.During our daily explorations we cross the mountain ranges of Fitz Roy and Torre, formed 12 million years ago; we traverse mature beech forests and valleys characteristic of the Patagonian prairie; and we skirt glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes. From the numerous viewpoints of the Park we can observe Condors and Eagles in flight, as well as appreciate panoramic views of El Chaltén and the mountain massifs.In the evening, we eat in characteristic Argentine restaurants in the town of El Chaltén, enjoying their wines, meats, and local flavors.

Observation of Wildlife inTravesia El Chalten, an adventure travel

Day 5: Crossing to Chile

Along the way we cross Lake Viedma, a few rivers, a prairie and continue the journey through lakes from Argentina to Chile. In Patagonia we can observe many contrasts, like the craggy mountainous landscape of Torres del Paine, the emblematic plains of the Patagonian prairie.

Tourists, crossing a river. Hiking trips on a bridge and adventure travel

Days 6, 7 & 8: explora Patagonia

At explora Patagonia, which functions as a base for exploring Torres del Paine National Park, each day you can choose from a variety of different explorations. On foot or by horseback, gentle or more physically demanding, our explorations will allow you to experience the extent of the geography and wildlife of this area, in addition to discovering the cultural identity of the region.At the end of each exploration our hotel is always waiting: a place to relax and regain the energy you will need to continue your explorations.

Patagonia hotels Torres del Paine National Park and explora Patagonia, a landscape for vacations

Day 9: Departure from Punta Arenas

Depart from explora Patagonia to the airport in Punta Arenas.

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