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
Day 5. El Chaltén
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.
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.
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.