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Patagonia Express

Patagonia Express

El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chaltén, Rio Blanco, Laguna de los Tres, Piedras Blancas, Cerro Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre Valley Enjoy this 6 days patagonia hiking tour in Argentina, visiting the most awesome places in southern Patagonia. Get stunned at Moreno Glacier, while on the way to this hidden place, you can spot many wildlife such as condors, foxes, guanacos, wild rabits and choiques, so pay atention and be ready with your camera! In El Chalten you will find one of the most amassing places in the southern Argentina for your patagonia holidays. Once on your way up, hiking to Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, you can enjoy the awesome scenery of pristine waters, green trees and the massif covered with snow and ice... Unbelievable landscape, but not only for youe eyes, you will feel it too!! Enjoy it as musch as you can, we are there for you to have your lifetime experience!

Overview
Itinerary
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Before you go

Trip Code APE

Trip Name: Patagonia Express

Duration: 6 Days/5 nights

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Destination: El Calafate – El Chaltén.

Patagonia Tour Operator: Travel Tour Groups

Service level: standard

Physical Rating: 3 - Difficult - Hiking during 6hs approx.

Age requirement: All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No age limit ( every traveler have to send meddical form).

High tourist season: November, December, January, February, March, April (Book 60 dyas in advance)

Accommodation: Basic Hostels (5 Nights)

Meals: 5x Breakfast

Transportation: Local buses and on your own foots.

 

Quick Itinerary:

Day 1 El Calafate

Arrive at El Calafate at any time, no planned activity, so check in at hotel and explore this small town.

 

Day 2-5  Moreno Glaciar / El Chalten

Day tour to Moreno Glacier, in the evening local bus to El Chaltén to spend few days hiking in this awesome place, capital of the hiking in Argentina, visiting the famous Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

 

Day 6 El Calafate

Bus back to El Calafate for a transfer to the airport, or contact our sales department for extend your holidays.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP

  • Tour to Moreno Glacier
  • El Chalten and its amassing scenery
  • Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre view point
  • The views of the breathtaking landscape  and the pristine lakes.

TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES IN PATAGONIA

 

 

 

 

 

PATAGONIA EXPRESS

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us, (remember we are in South America). Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit traveling, with Travel Tour Group can be unpredictable. The dossier is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.

 

Please contact us for more information if needed. mauricio@traveltourgroup.com 

 

Day 1: Arrive El Calafate

Arrive at El Calafate at any time. Meet at El Calafate airport and transfer to the hotel. Time to explore this little town.

Day 2: Moreno Glacier - El Chalten

Full day tour into Los Glaciares National Park, declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Try to spot condors, rheas, eagles or flamingos en route, but the real star of the day is the glacier itself. Sliding down from atop the southern continental ice field, Moreno’s 70-m wall of ice sporadically chokes off the narrow Canal de los Tempanos, creating a natural ice dam, which eventually explodes in a dynamic display of force. Enjoy close-up views of the approaching front wall of the glacier during a one-hour boat cruise. Return to El Calafate for the night.

Day 3: El Chalten – Laguna de los Tres

The town of El Chaltén, is located in the north end of Glacier Park. Hikers and climbers from all over the world arrive here, waiting for good weather to undertake the challenges presented by nature, the Fitzroy.


Trek for a full day (moderate) to Rio Blanco Base Camp and Laguna de los Tres vantage point for an absolutely stunning view, weather permitting, of the complete Fitzroy Massif. Mt. Guillaumet, St. Exupery, Mermoz, Juarez and other mountains form the jagged group. Directly across a small glacial lake rises Mt. FitzRoy, almost two miles of vertical wall in a single bound. If you have enough energy, can visit Piedras Blanca’s Glacier. The majority of the hike is of moderate difficulty, however the last 45 minutes to the viewing point is difficult but the view is worth it and is one of the highlights of the Patagonia trip.

Day 4: El Chalten – Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

Today at 8am you will be picked up at your hotel to start the hike to Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. This is a chain of three round rocky summits at 1340m, 1420m and 1550m. In Spanish "Loma" could be translated as "Hill", so Pliegue Tumbado it is the name of this chain of hills.


On its Northern flank runs Fitz Roy River and on its Southern flank we will find Tunel River. Carrying on further West, you would reach the impressive Cerro Solo, a challenging hill for experienced climbers, but not for hiking.


Loma del Pliegue Tumbado does not have anything spectacular and is far from being as marvelous as its neighbors, among others Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. However it provides you with the best view on these mountains. It also gives a chance to see them from the South / South-East side, as the usual hike will take you to see from their East side. This view point is even better tha the view points of Laguna de los 3 and Cerro Torre Valley! So go there, get the top, enjoy the awesome scenery and come back with hundreds of pictures.

Day 5: El Chalten – Cerro Torre Valley

Hike Cerro Torre Valley to Torre Lake and Glacier for a close view, weather permitting, of the awesome spires that make up Cerro Torre and its neighbors. A treacherous cap of ice known to climbers as “the mushroom” tops this slender needle of granite. Stop by the lake for some relaxation upon your return.

Day 6: El Calafate

Bus back to El Calafate for a transfer to the airport, or contact our sales department for extend your holidays.

What is included?

  • 5 nights Simple hotels
  • Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Trekking at El Chalten
  • Transfer IN / OUT
  • Bus to El Chalten and back to El Calafate

Not Included:

  • Pre & post tour accommodation
  • International, domestic flight and departure tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, baggage portage and other extras not specified.
  • Boat Trip at Moreno Glacier
  • Torre Glacier Ice Trekking
  • Optional Activities
  • Meals
  • Personal equipment
  • Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park

BEFORE YOU GO

PATAGONIA EXPRESS
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us, (remember we are in South America). Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit traveling, with All Territories can be unpredictable. The dossier is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Please contact us for more information if needed. mauricio@traveltourgroup.com

 

Important Notes
1) Shorter/longer stays, hotel upgrades and extra trips all possible.
Please contact our sales department for more information. mauricio@traveltourgroup.com
2) Visas: You may be required to obtain a travel visa to visit Argentina, also all countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
3) This trip is not available between May and September due to weather conditions.

Accommodation: Simple Hotel, Camping

Joining Hotel
The hotels used in El Calafate will be detailed in your voucher. Please refer to your travel voucher for specific hotel details.

Joining Instructions
Internal flights to/from El Calafate and arrival and departure transfers are not included in the price of your tour.
If you wish, at the time of booking please inform Travel Tour Group of your flight information to book this transfer.
There is a transfer company at the airport that can take you to the hotel of your choice in the centre of the town. Their counter is at the customs exit and charges about $15.

Arrival Complications
We do not expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you can not commence your trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your trip leader/local operator or to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier. If you are unable to get in touch with your leader/local operator, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our local operator/representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point Hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

Emergency Contact
If you need emergency assistance, you can contact us locally at the following phone numbers:
Cell. + 54 92604393359
Should you need to contact Travel Tour Group during a situation of extremely serious need, someone from our Operations staff will answer a mobile line at any time. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible
Tel.: +54 9260 4000968
Cell. + 54 92604393359

 

Checklist of what to take

* Passport (with photocopies)
* Travel insurance (with photocopies)
* Airline tickets (with photocopies)
* USD cash
* Credit and debit cards
* Vouchers and dossier
* Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
* Camera and film
* Binoculars
* Cover for backpacks
* Fair sized daypack
* Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably water proof)
* Strong plastic bags to help keep gear dry
* Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
* Thermal underwear
* Fleece top
* Windproof/waterproof jacket
* 5 shirts/t-shirts
* Sun hat
* 1 pair of shorts
* 1 pairs of long trousers
* 2 pair hiking pants/track pants
* Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes
* Sport sandals
* Sun block
* Sunglasses
* Toiletries (biodegradable)
* Watch or alarm clock
* Water bottle
* Pocket knife
* Small flashlight
* First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids,
Anti-histamine, tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-
hydration powder, and extra prescription drugs you may be
taking).

Meal Budget
Daily allowance USD30 for meals not included. For additional expenses, please contact our sales department for more information.
mauricio@traveltourgroup.com

Emergency Fund
Please, make sure you have access to at least an additional USD200 (or equivalent) as an emergency fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) need a change to our planned tour. This is a rare occurrence! But you never know…

Optional activities
El Calafate
Mountain bike rental
Horseback riding
Cruise Upsala Glacier (10 Hrs)
Cruise Moreno Glacier (45 mins)
Moreno Ice Trekking (8 Hrs)

El Chaltén
Horseback riding (half day)
Ice climbing (Tower Glacier)
Laguna del Desierto

A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts you at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Travel Tour Group travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader/local operator has the right to expel any member of the group/tour if drugs are found in their possession or they use prostitutes.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When traveling on a trip with us, you will not be permitted to join the tour until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader or local operator, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Travel Tour Group is a Travel Assurance provider, and in case you are interested in get our proposal, please contact us to the following email: mauricio@traveltourgroup.com


Responsible Travel
Travel Tour Group has been responsible to offering low-impact tours that benefit traveler and host alike. We work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts.

Keeping in Touch
If you need to be contacted while traveling or if someone wishes to contact you in an emergency while you are on one of our trips we recommend that they contact your local booking agent, or refer to our Emergency Contact.

AVAILABILITY & PRICES
This trip is not available between May and September due to weather conditions. For more information, please contact our sales department.
mauricio@traveltourgroup.com


Total cost per pax USD1.900.-
Local Payment USD400

Local payment
Most of our adventure trips involve a local payment.
This amount is the final payment for your tour. Paying locally facilitates the flow of funds into countries that we travel through and also helps to reduce the overall price of the tour, allowing us to keep our tours at a competitive price, passing our costs savings on to you.

*Rates can be modified without notice and upon availability at the moment of the booking*

 

Departure Dates 2020/21
Departures from October to April. For Christmas, New Year and Easter, request space and more information to our sales department.  mauricio@traveltourgroup.com

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