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Trekking on horseback in the ice of Patagonia

This exciting adventure begins in a typical Argentine Estancia, in the pristine Los Glacieres National Park, which extends over an area of over 12,000 hectares to the border with Chile. Exploring this area on horseback is a unique privilege: the forest of the Andes, lakes with crystal clear water, the bluest sky you have ever seen and a breathtaking view of the almost unexplored glaciers of Frias, Gorra, and Dickson.

Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy

Further dates on request from NOVEMBER to MARCH. Stays in the estancia available from October to April.

PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 6

1° giorno

EL CALAFATE / LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK (- / - / D)

Transfer independently from the airport to the center of the town of El Calafate. From the central office of the estancia there will be a pick-up at 16.30 and transfer of about 1 hour and a half to Estancia Nibepo Aike. (You can request a transfer at other times with a supplement). Dinner and overnight.

2° giorno

LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK (B / L / D)

Day dedicated to explaining and preparing the horses for an early start the next day. Free time to explore the surroundings on foot or by bicycle. You can decide to go out on horseback for one hour in the morning and two hours in the afternoon and to participate in the various activities offered: such as milking cows or shearing sheep. Overnight in the estancia.

3° giorno

LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK - LA ROSADA POST (B / L / D)

In the saddle to begin the ascent of the Cordon de los Cristales mountain, with stunning views of the surrounding lakes such as Brazo Rico, Lago Roca and Cerro Frias. We will notice the typical vegetation of Patagonia and we will follow the tracks used to move herds and flocks, until we arrive at the post called La Rosada in time for lunch. This small refuge, built in the early 1920s is still used today by the gauchos to control grazing cattle. Extremely Spartan heated with a small wood stove, it has neither electricity nor water. In the afternoon we will go to the border with Chile, symbolically delimited by a fence and a sign, the south of the south. Overnight in La Rosada.

4° giorno

LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK - LAGUNA 3 DE AVRIL POST (B / L / D)

We will leave the dense bush to reach the wide Rio Cachorro valley, along which we will descend to the bed of the Cachorro river. We will begin to see the beginning of the glacier to continue to Laguna 3 de Avril. We will then arrive at the outpost of the same name where we will spend the night, warmed by the glow of the lanterns. The name comes from the foundation date of the main estancia.

5° giorno

LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK - LAGUNA 3 DE AVRIL POST (B / L / D)

After breakfast we will leave the camp to go to the shore of Lake Argentino and get closer to the glaciers. Upon request (payment on site) it is possible to organize a boat from the front station to visit the hidden glaciers: Frias, Dickson and Gorra, a unique place where only a few people arrive. A combination of navigation and trekking in the forest up to the three glaciers. Overnight in Puesta Laguna.

6° giorno

GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK - LAGUNA 3 DE AVRIL POST / ITALY (B / L / -)

Return to the estancia along the southern arm of Lake Argentino. I arrive in time for lunch, for one last great barbecue. Transfer to the office in the city of El Calafate at 2.30pm. Self-service transfer to the airport. (at different times on request for a fee). It is possible to continue your stay and visit the famous Perito Moreno.

Quote per persona, a partire da:

PartenzaDoppia
Dal 7 January 2020 al 23 February 2020€ 1,110

Note

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

  • Single supplement in standard 2 nights: € 80
  • Superior double room supplement: € 50

Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:

  • 07/01 – 12/01
  • 14 / 01- 19/01
  • 21/01 – 26/01
  • 04/02 – 09/02
  • 11/02 – 16/02
  • 18/02 – 23/02

Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°

DURATION: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)

ACCOMMODATION: LOCAL ESTANCIA + AVANPOSTI

EQUIPMENT: SOUTH AMERICAN MONTURA (TREKKING / WORK)

HORSES: CRIOLLOS

GAIT: 4-6 HOURS PER DAY IN THE SADDLE – Moderate gaits

TYPE : ITINERANT TREKKING WITH FRUGAL OVERNIGHTS

ACCOMMODATION:

Overnight in a typical Estancia of the Patagonian region. It is located between the “Los Glacieres” National Park and the southernmost arm of Lake Argentino. The estate covers an area of over 12,000 hectares up to almost the border of Chile. Originally a sheep and cattle farm, only a few hundred remain today.

Equipped with 10 simple rooms with private bathroom, common room with cozy fireplace and dining room with grill corner. Homemade cuisine always varies with fresh products of own production.

Rustic outposts, authentic points of support for the gauchos to control grazing cattle. There is no electricity or running water. It is cooked on the fire next to the horses left to graze. An authentic adventure that requires a good spirit of adaptation.

Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. Possibility of a reduced program of 4 nights at Euro 890 per person in a double room.

Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.08 USD

Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.


La quota comprende

  • Round trip transfer from El Calafate (at specified times)
  • All meals as per program
  • 2 nights at the Estancia
  • 1 night in Puesto La Rosanda
  • 2 nights in Puesto Laguna
  • 5 days on horseback (4-6 hours a day)
  • Horses and equipment available
  • Expert Spanish and English speaking local guide, staff at the camp
  • Gadgets, luggage tags and various illustrative documentation
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to luggage

La quota non comprende

  • Intercontinental flights to / from El Calafate
  • Transfer from / to El Calafate airport at different times from those scheduled
  • Meals not mentioned, airport taxes, drinks, tips, personal extras
  • Alcoholic
  • Anything not highlighted in the item "the fee includes"
  • Supplementary insurance
  • POSSIBLE airport taxes: To be paid locally
  • Registration fee € 95

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