A spectacular way to know the Patagonian steppe of the surroundings of El Calafate is to trek through Cerro Frias.
We walk through the beautiful gazebos of the region, with opportunity to see guanacos, hares, condors and foxes. Really lovely.
We leave the hotel in El Calafate following to the east side of the city, starting our route through Cerro Frias.
We will climb the Cerro in a 4x4 vehicle and we will see during the route the famous Lake Argentino, bigger and more austral Patagonian lake of a dazzling blue color.
We also see the Peninsula Avellaneda. Arriving at the summit, at 1,030m altitude we enjoy the wonderful view of FitzRoy, located in El Chalten, as well as Torres del Paine, located in Chile. A truly breathtaking sight !!
With this wide view of the region that we have along the way, the guide takes the opportunity to give us an introduction about the local geography, being possible to visualize the limits of the National Park and to see historical points of the region.
We then stop at the famous Campo Restaurant where we have a beautiful view of the Centinelae Valley and begin to prepare ourselves for our true adventure: the walk !!
We will hike along the southern face of Cerro Frias, full of climbs and descents by the Patagonian steppe combined with stretches of lenga forest. A really unique look !!
Besides the photogenic landscape, during the walk, we can see several common animals in Patagonia such as guanacos, foxes, condors and hares.
We will make some small stops along the way to enjoy the scenery, drink some water and take a short rest.
We arrive at Cerro base very excited with the adventure and with wonderful memories.
We drive in a van back to the hotel enjoying another stretch of the landscape and closing our tour with a golden key.
Transfer to and from the hotel
Food and drinks
Children from 0 to 2 years old do not pay
Children from 3 to 11 years old have 50% discount
From 12 years there are no discounts, normal price.
In case of impossibility of leaving the tour due to the weather conditions, we reschedule the same to another date or the amount paid will be refunded in full. Request for cancellation with up to 48h in advance: 50% refund;
Cancellation request less than 48 hours in advance: no return.
En caso de indisponibilidad en la fecha elegida, el día y / o el período podrá sufrir cambios.
Recommended: People with good physical fitness
Not recommended: People with balance problems, asthma, spine, neck or shoulder problems
Restrictions / Exclusions: Activity not allowed for pregnant women, people with motor disabilities and heart problems
Obligation: To follow all safety rules indicated (people who do not follow will be excluded from the activity).
This tour is subject to change due to the weather conditions.
Wear comfortable, warm clothing to protect yourself from the cold wind. Take water.
|Period||Morning and afternoon|
• Transfer to and from the hotel
• Specialized guide
•Food and drinks