Calafate Balcon Experience
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
The “El Calafate Balcon Experience” tour allows visitors to El Calafate look out to an imposing natural viewpoint where you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of El Calafate and Lake Argentina. With daily departures at 10am (includes lunch) and 3pm (includes snack), the tour starts from the hotels in El Calafate and complete a 35-kilometer journey over the line of hills behind the town.
The footprint takes us through landscapes typical of the Argentine Patagonia. It reaches 1050 m.a.s.l. There, the first stop is a natural viewpoint where passengers enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate, the central body of Lake Argentino and, if the weather permitting, it will be possible to see the area of accumulation of glaciers, and Cerros Fitz Roy and Torre in El Chalten. A unique show.
Follow the path to the Labyrinth of Stones, attractive only accessible with Mil Outdoor. I know It is a formation from the Cretaceous period dating back 85 million years antiquity and was once the bed of a river. We had a snack in the confectionery
Huyliche and from there we begin the descent down the northern slope of the hill to the Stone of the Hats, curious iron concretions that only found in four places in the world. After this trip to other eras of the history of the world, we return to El Calafate with the view of Lake Argentino.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (QUADS)
This activity (additional to the Balcón de Calafate tour) begins with the pick up from the hotels and continue with the transfer to the base of the Cerro Huyliche. From there you ascend in 4×4 vehicles until you reach 1050 m.s.n.m. After an hour of travel in 4×4, we reached the point of Departure of the crossing in “Quads”. With the necessary technical equipment, it begins a journey of 8 km to the heart of the Hill. Quads allow you to enter in an ancient geography and penetrates the most attractive corners of the Cerro Huyliche. After the journey, we meet again with the 4×4 vehicles to begin the descent of the Hill visiting the Mexican Hats and various panoramic points.
Arrival at your hotel in El Calafate.
- Pickup from Hotel
- Lunch or Snack