ADVENTURE DOMES El Calafate is a different way of traveling, with all our senses on the preservation of the environment. Hiking, trekking and adventure travel in Patagonia Argentina. The Adventure Domes are placed in front of Perito Moreno Glacier, in Las Colonias peninsula, located between Roca and Rico lakes. The geographical location of the Adventure Domes is a gently undulating surface, due to different glaciations, where you will be able to walk and enjoy the deciduous Magallanico forest, composed by native species such as Nothofagus Antarctic (ñire), Nothofagus pumilio (lenga), and some Nothofagus betuloides (coihue Magellan), the only evergreen species in our forest.
Then continue our nice trip at El Chalten until AGUAS ARRIBA LODGE, that is a privileged place with 900 m of shoreline on Lake Desert with amazing views of the North Face of Fitz Roy Glacier and Vespignani. Access is by boat or around a pristine forest, a magical place where you can live nature and explore the place unfrequented paths and navigate the lake to dream beaches.
Day 01: EL CALAFATE AIRPORT / ADVENTURE DOMESUpon arrival in El Calafate, a vehicle will pick us up at El Calafate airport, in order to transfer us to the Adventure Domes (50 km), going trough the tourist village. Dinner is included. Overnight at the Adventure Domes.
Day 02 - EL CALAFATEAs soon as we finish with the breakfast we will start an interpretation trek of flora and fauna through the peninsula Las Colonias where guanacos, foxes, ñandúes (kind of ostrich) and condors can be seen. This is the day in whichwe are going to be closer to nature since, except for the family that is the owner of the land, no humans could be found within four kilometres. We also will appreciate the principal wall of Perito Moreno Glacier that it is just twelve kilometres from the Adventure Domes. Lunch box and Dinner are included. Overnight at the Adventure Domes.
Day 03 – EL CALAFATE - GLACIERS NATIONAL PARKAfter breakfast, we will go to Perito Moreno glacier paths through the National Park; the trip takes less than 2 hours with direct views to Argentino Lake and Perito Moreno glacier.
Once at the paths, we will have time to enjoy the place, from where we can see the Glacier from different angles, enjoy its height and colours, and witness its break-offs. From the paths there are optional excursions: Minitrekking with crampons over the glacier, and a short navigation by the Argentino Lake. After the excursion, we will drive to Adventure Domes. The entrance fee to the National park is included. Overnight at the Adventure Domes.
Day 04 - EL CALAFATE / EL CHALTENAfter breakfast, we will go to El Calafate Bus Station. We will take the bus to El Chaltèn (departure at noon), arrival and short free time in El Chaltèn, then departure to Lago del Desierto (1 hour), arrival at Puerto Sur and shipment to cross by boat to the lodge, (cross by boat at 18.45 hs, arrival in15 minutes). Lodging. Dinner. Overnight at Aguas Arriba Lodge.
Day 05 – EL CHALTENBreakfast and meeting the guide to schedule daily activities that can be a different trekkings; walks circuits may vary from 1 to 8 hours. They are from low to medium difficulty since no have steep slopes. In the longer runs we will have a Lunch Box (not included) for pause inthe way. In some cases, as defined by the guide on site, combined walks with navigation. Lunch box or lunch into the Lodge and dinner is included. Overnight at Aguas Arriba Lodge.
Day 06 – EL CHALTEN / EL CALAFATEBreakfast and departure at noon to Punta Sur (cross by boat, 14.30 hs) and trip to El Chaltèn town to take bus to El Calafate (18.00 hs), arrival and transfer to hotel in El Calafate. Lodging. Overnight in El Calafate.
Day 07 – EL CALAFATE / USHUAIABreakfast and departure to El Calafate Airport to take flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. Lodging. Overnight in Ushuaia.
Day 08 – USHUAIA / GABLE AND PENGUIN ISLAND CANOES
After breakfast, we will depart to enjoy this magnificent experience, we will walks, sail and discover. We can also paddle down the river to the Beagle Channel and thence eastward with the help of the wind, to stay at Estancia Harberton, in a context that summarizes the history and natural variety of Tierra del Fuego. Our guides will explain details of the different species of birds, plants and other landscape elements. Today, we will have an incomparable adventure in Tierra del Fuego or as a day of peaceful encounter with nature. In the afternoon (17.30 hs), we will cross and will return to the bus to back to Ushuaia. (included snacks, lunch box). Overnight at Ushuaia.
Day 09 – USHUAIA /TREKKING TO "LAGUNA ESMERALDA"
Today we will discover and enjoy to make a different activity. Everybody will be amazed with the colour of the Emerald Lagoon and with the habits and behavior of these introduced rodents which generated a wide variety of opinions.
Around 2:30 and 3:30 PM we'll leave towards the starting point for a medium dificculty hike, towards the Emerald lagoon. After some 3:30 hours, we will arrive to our cottage located in Tierra Mayor valley, where we will visit the nearby beaver dams and so we will be set to try to watch this shy animal. We will do so in an absolutely natural way, without the use of baits or lures.
As the light fades out, we return to the refuge, where a pleasant dinner and a fine red wine is waiting for us.
We will be back to the city around 10 PM.
Night in Ushuaia
Day 10 - TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and transfer to airport to take flight to our next destination
** Prices per pax in single/doublé base in dolars
Lodging in Eco camps is double/triple base
Individual tour: Regular Services with English/Spanish guide
MEALS: 02 LUNCHS, 04 DINNERS
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