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DescriptionExcellent half-day excursion in the area near El Calafate that allows you to discover the Patagonian landscape through the sighting of guanacos, condors, foxes among other members of the native fauna. 80 million years of history are covered in a 4x4 safari observing the evolution of the land, ancient marine fossils, vestiges of native peoples that lived 10,000 years ago, pioneer ranchers and the current flora and fauna.
During the Safari you will visit unique areas in Argentina, among which one of the most important fossil crabs in the world, an oyster reef and formations containing prehistoric mammal remains with an approximate age of 15 million years.
It starts from El Calafate to enter the private Nature Reserve "Estancia 25 de Mayo", which borders the town of El Calafate and the Chilean border. During the Safari, different stops are planned that will allow us to make geological interpretations of the area, see marine fossils, spot guanacos among other native fauna and get to know the current rural life. Excellent photographic opportunities of landscapes and fauna.
It will pass through where the first settlers of the estancia were installed. The route follows the course of the Calafate Stream, taking height and thus being able to notice the marked difference of flora. In the direction of the Chilean border you have a stunning panoramic view of the Baguales and Centinela Hills, summits that mark the border with Chile. Back through the ravine, a stop is made to taste a stew of field accompanied by homemade bread and cheese of field, to the repair of the position "The section", which was used by the baqueanos when they worked with hacienda in these places. of the food is returned to El Calafate.
From 09.00 to 14.00 / 16.00 to 21.00
Comfortable clothes for walking and warm, trekking shoes or shoes with good soles, comfortable pants, several layers of coat (shirt, fleece, warm jacket), hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses.
Transfer from your hotel, entrance to the Natural Reserve "Estancia 25 de Mayo", lunch or dinner with drinks (water and wine) and binoculars, telescope, tripod, bird guide available.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the meal, outside the stipulated.
Without difficulty. Available for all ages.
72 hours before