Sail, Hike and Explore Lago del Desierto and Vespignani Gacier. Experience El Chalten's nature with your professional guide in a small group. Box lunch and snacks are included on this full day tour along with hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Family friendly
- Small-group tour
- Lunch included
Details about this tour
This exciting experience is one that combines hiking, sailing, stunning views, and truly unforgettable sites. The adventure starts with a 22-mile (36-kilometer) bus ride from El Chaltnthrough stunning Lago del Desierto, Patagonias Lake District. Be sure to soak in the panoramic views of glimmering glaciers during the ride. Once you arrive in Punta Sur, you will set sail on a 50-minute journey, cruising by impressive glaciers such asCrestn and Huemul.
After reaching Punta Norte, sail to Vespignani Glacier in the middle of the lake to begin your hike. Under the supervision of a safety expert, youwill be able to choose from three well-marked trails through the Glacier Vespignani Reserve.Each differs in terms of duration and difficulty. The more demanding trail takes roughly 45 minutes to complete, reaching an altitude of nearly 500 feet (150 meters) and overlooking the northface of Mount Fitz Roy. Thesecond option is an intermediate trail that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and leads to sweeping views of the region.Finally, there is an easy trail that winds through the wooded area to the coastal reserve.
Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon snack before boarding the boat and sailing back to the port of Punta Sur. There, a bus will be waiting to deliver you back toEl Chaltn. The tour is alsooffered during two shift throughout the day:
Option One - Morning Departure: Bus departs fromEl Chaltn at 8 AM and arrives in Punta Sur at 11 AM. After hiking, the boat will return to Punta Sur at 1:30 PM and you will arrive inEl Chaltn at 4 PM.
Option Two - Afternoon Departure:Bus departs fromEl Chaltn at 12 PM (noon) and arrives in Punta Sur at 3 PM. After hiking, the boat will return to Punta Sur at 6:30 PM and you will arrive inEl Chaltn at 8 PM.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Small group
- Professional guide
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers