Excursions » Adventure
DescriptionEl Calafate Mountain Park is located 15 km from the center of El Calafate on Provincial Route 15, at km 10.5 in the province of Santa Cruz.
With three daily departures, the excursion departs from the hotels of El Calafate and completes a 35-kilometer route on the line of hills behind the town. The footprint takes us through landscapes that marvel at its varied height vegetation. You get to the
1050 m.s.n.m. There, the first stop is a natural viewpoint where passengers enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and the central body of Lake Argentino. In the background, the infallible and imposing framework of the Andes Mountain Range and, at times during the tour, there are views of the accumulation zone of the glaciers, towards the Boca del Diablo (narrowest part of the lake, towards the Upsala branch) . Even with the help of the weather, it is possible to see the Fitz Roy and Torre hills in El Chaltén and, with some luck, perhaps the condor, master of the Patagonian skies, can be seen in his long glide. A unique show Follow the road to the Labyrinth of Stones, a Cretaceous period dating back 85 million years. It was once the bed of a river: today we can find fossil remains that allow us to be witnesses today of that millenary past. We take a snack in the Huyliche confectionery and from there we start the descent down the north slope of the hill to the Piedra de los Sombreros, curious iron concretions that can only be found in four places in the world. After this trip to other eras of the history of the world, we return to El Calafate with our eyes always on the omnipresent Lake Argentino.
From 10.00 to 15.00
Starts in September
Transfer from your hotel and snack of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and muffins.
Without difficulty. Available for all ages.
Must reserve Before:
72 hours before