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Comodor Rivadavia: Surprising Patagonia

Comodor Rivadavia: Surprising Patagonia


Season:  Available from October to March
Duration:  8 days / 7 nights
Price: from US$ 2105

Patagonia is an area where history, the art, and the time have left inerasable footprints. Where the ice passes by the sea and the purest air on the planet is happy to be breathed. The Patagonia is without a doubt, an impacting beauty. This is one of the few places on earth where it’s possible to find thousand year old petrified trees, mysterious caves decorated with wall paintings and magnificent glaciers.

Itinerary

  • Daily Itinerary
• Excursions
Trip Details
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• Not Include
• Notes
• Probable Hotels
Rates and Reservations

 

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Itinerary

Day 1. Comodor Rivadavia - Sarmiento - Los Antiguos
In the morning, arrive at the Comodoro Rivadavia Airport. We'll take a short visit to the Chenqu Hill to get a panoramic view of Comodor Rivadavia, whose principal activity is the petroleum explosion. We'll then continue on to visit Sarmiento, a town founded in 1897 at the foot of San Bernardo Hill in a valley framed by mountains, with a watershed occupied partially by the Musters and Colgué Huapi. We'll stop at the José Ormachea Petrified Forest Nature Reserve then have lunch in Sarmiento and continue to Los Antiguos. Accommodations and dinner in Antigua.

Day 2. Los Antiguos - Perito Moreno - Lagos del Furioso
Continental breakfast. Leave for Pinturas River to visit this zone with stone remnants known as the Cave of the Painted Hands. Optional Lunch. After this, we'll continue to the Posadas Lake and Pueyrredon Lake to stay at the Estancia Lake and Furioso Lake, on the edge of the Pueyrredon Lake. Dinner in la Estancia.

Day 3. Lagos del Furioso
Breakfast. Full day excursion. Leave in the morning from la Estancia to the Río Oro (Gold River). We will begin hiking around the gully of the Río Oro, walk through the valley covered with "lenga" and "ñirres". During the hike you can see an incredible view of the San Lorenzo Mountain, the highest in the Patagonia with over 3,700 meters, and its glacier. Those who don't want to, or can't do the excursion by foot can go by horseback. Return to la Estancia. Box lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4. Lagos del Furioso - El Chalten
Breakfast. Leave for the Patagonian Steppe. We'll stop at la Estancia La Angostura to rest and have lunch (not included). After this we'll continue towards el Chaltén, located in an area north of the Glaciers National Park. Dinner and accommodations.

Piedras Blancas Glacier
Day 5. El Chaltén
Breakfast. Walk to the Laguna de los Tres (Lake of the Three), finishing at the base of the mythical Mount Fitz Roy. Begin with a walk along the Río Blanco to the wooded area. There we can do a very light climb that will allow us to enjoy the different views of the Fitz Roy chain. During the walk we'll also have the opportunity to take a look at the Piedras Blancas Glacier. After this we'll continue towards the Laguna Sucia (Dirty Lagoon), which got its name from the number of icebergs that are floating in it that have come off the glacier. Accommodations at the Pilar Inn.

Day 6. El Chaltén
Breakfast. Half day of hiking to the Chorrillo del Salto through the Ñirres and Lengas to get to the waterfall with the same name. Return to El Cheltén. Optional lunch. In the afternoon, transfer by regular bus to El Calafate, the biggest city in Patagonia Argentina, located on the edge of Argentino Lake. Arrival and accommodations at the hotel with dinner.

Upsala Glaciar

Day 7. El Calafate
Breakfast. Leave for Puerto Banderas to board the Catamarán that will take us to the Upsala Glaciar. The trip will take approximately 2 hours, going among the various icebergs. We'll go up to the Estancia Cristina where we'll start the second part of our excursion in 4WD vehicles through the forests, rivers and a large variety of landscapes to get to the Glacier in the "Campo de Hielo Sur" (Southern Ice Field) zone. After a short ascension to the refuge, you will have an impressive view of the main glacier and its tributary glaciers: the Bertacchi Glacier, Murallón and the Cono Glacier. On the return trip to Estancia, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a large Patagonian barbeque, visit the main house, etc. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 8. El Calafate
Breakfast. Leave for the Perito Moreno Glacier located in the Glaciers National Park. It's an impressive river of ice that was declared a World Heritage Site due to its spectacular beauty and strange behavior. You will have the option of doing a nautical safari to enjoy the different views of the Glacier. In the afternoon we'll return to El Calafate and transfer to the airport. The return flights must be after 7:00pm.


Excursions

Included Excursions

José Ormachea Petrified Forest Nature Reserve
This fascinating place is located almost 30 kms from Sarmiento in an area of petrified trees that are surrounded by a beautiful landscape. This natural phenomenon was made more than 60 million years ago due to the volcanic eruption that covered the coniferous trees with ashes, and through the passage of time, converted the wood into rock.

Mount Fitz Roy

El Chaltén and the Mount Fitz Roy
This is a place whose name was given by the aboriginals and means "the mountain that smokes". From this location we can reach Mount Fitz Roy, given its name by an explorer from the beginning of the 19th century. The city was almost exclusively used as a camp base for climbers who came to the area, attracted by the challenge of ascending Mount Torre and Mount Fitz Roy with their impressive vertical granite walls the climbing lovers a unique opportunity to show their abilities. Its granite peaks attract climbers from all over the world who describe their experience in the registry book at the Glaciers National Park entrance.

The Glaciers National Park

The Glaciers National Park
Its natural beauty offers an uncommon panoramic view, with contrasts. This place was declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO, conserving endangered species from extinction such as the Huemul or the Huillín. Inside the park we find the Viedma Lake and the Argentino Lake. The later has a surface area of more than 1000 kms square and extends in two branches where various glaciers end, standing out are the Upsala and Moreno. Another glacier is the Perito Moreno Glacier which penetrates the lake with a mass of ice over 60 meters high, breaking off every now and then into los Témpanos Channel in large chunks.


Details of the Program

The Program Includes

  • Accommodations according to the itinerary.
  • Half board.
  • Transfers as indicated in the program.
  • Excursions according to the program.
  • Regular Bus ticket from El Chaltén - El Calafate.
  • Entrance fees and taxes, according to the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide according to the itinerary.

The Program does NOT Include

  • Airline tickets or boarding taxes.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Extras.

Notes

  • The program applies for a minimum of 2 participants.
  • The rates are per participant.
  • The rates may be modified without previous notification.

Probable Hotels

  • Los Antiguos: Hotel Antigua Patagona Inc.
  • Lagos del Furioso: Estancia Lagos del Furioso.
  • El Chalten: Hotel El Pilar Inc.
  • El Calafate: Hotel El Quijote

Rates and Reservations

Rates

Rates per passenger US$
Single Room 2453
Double Room 2105

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Season

  • The program is applied from October to March.

Cancellation Policy

Once the reservation has been confirmed by Gotolatin, the following charges will apply for cancellations made by the passenger, according to the program departure date:

  • Between 45 and 30 working days before the beginning of the program:
    30% of total program value per passenger.
  • Between 30 and 15 working days before the beginning of the program:
    60% of total program value per passenger.
  • Between 15 and 0 working days before the beginning of the program: No refund applies.
  • There are no refunds for portions of the program not used, hotel accommodations, etc.
  • We recommend considering travel insurance for any reason.

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