Experience Chaltén

experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten
experience chalten

Experience Chaltén


10 Days / 9 Nights

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El Chaltén is found in the heart of Patagonia and form part of the Los Glaciers National Park. It is renowned for spectacular trekking and adventure activities and was named Argentina’ Trekking capital. The natural scenery and the glacial backdrops will accompany you on a range of hiking, climbing and adventure activities. The numerous trekking trails receive many visitors every year visiting its lakes, volcanoes and stunning scenery. Situated on the border of The Argentinian and Chilean Andes of Patagonia, this area was disputed between the countries with Argentina winning the rights over the national Park and its spectacular scenery. It is considered one of the best places in the world to visit due to its natural beauty and this itinerary will provide the fullest experience of its natural prowess, spectacular glaciers and astounding hiking trails.

Special features of our 10 day Chaltén Experience: 

Type of Tourism: Adventure, Mountains, glaciers, Nature, Geographical.

Places to Visit:  Buenos Aires, Calafate, Moreno glacier, Fitzroy massif and Lake Torre.

Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private and shared tours. 

Accommodation: Boutique and 3 star accommodation at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


On the day that you arrive in the capital, we will head out on a city tour of Buenos Aires. The tour will allow you to experience the beauty and magic of this cultural and cosmopolitan city. The symbolic Obelisk will be our first sight heading to The Plaza de Mayo, the historical and political foundation of the city. We will then visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government house, the Cabildo, and the Municipality. As we head south, we will pass through the bohemian neighbourhood of San Telmo, famous for its tango and its cobbled...

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    Today is our “Gaucho” Day!

    We will leave the city and head to the country and as we travel the whole panorama changes. From the metropolis of Buenos Aires, we can now appreciate the stunning plains of the Pampa region. Along the way, our guide will give a full insight into gaucho culture and life in general on the estate. This visit will allow us to reconnect with nature as well as learn about this incredible culture of the Gauchos.

    We will enjoy a traditional “Asado” barbecue lunch, including ...

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      Today is a travel day. We will head to the domestic airport for our flight to Calafate. On arrival, we will head to our hotel for dinner and a good evenings rest.

        Today we will visit the spectacular Moreno Glacier. Even from the set-off, this is a spectacular trip with incredible views over the Argentino Lake and its Redonda Bay. This area is blessed with a wide variety of bird fauna, including the black neck swan, the flamingo, the vapour duck, the coot and the roody headed goose or as it is locally known, “caiquen”.  The eye-catching yellow hues of the surrounding countryside are due to its “coiron” grasslands pastures and among them the white and short “co...

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          Today we will head off to Chaltén with a stop off at La Leona for a Coffee. You will have a free day to settle into your hotel and enjoy the village.

            After breakfast, we will enjoy a full day trek to The Torre Lake. We will begin with a slight climb through some woods and as we climb in elevation, we will find ourselves alongside the Fitz Roy River. We will continue onto the stunning viewpoint of the river, canyon and the spectacular Margarita waterfall. The view over the valley of the Fitz Roy River is the perfect backdrop, with the impressive Mount Torre in the distance, forming part of the Adela mountain range. After a short rest, we will hike for 2 hours through grand lenga fo...

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              Today we will once more head along the Fitz Roy footpath. The first viewpoint is at the Valley of the Vueltas. After a gentle climb, we will then arrive at the viewpoint of the Fitz Roy massif for incredible views of the glacier. We will then hike for 2 hours until we reach the Río Blanco campsite, the base camp for climbers who will attempt to climb the Fitz Roy mountain's granite peaks. We will then head uphill for an hour until we arrive at the “Laguna de Los Tres, with majestic views of Fitz Roy, the glacier de Los T...

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                Full Day Cagliero Experience

                After breakfast we will visit  “Los Huemules Reserve” located 16 km from the village. The trail passes through three fascinating Lengas forests within a private reserve and away from the busy trekking trails. We will enjoy the unusual view of the northern wall of Fitz Roy. We will continue around the Diablo Lagoon through natural terrain until we reach the beginning of the Via Ferrata. As we climb in altitude, the views become more spectacular and after an hour and a half, we will...

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                  Today we will travel back to Buenos Aires and will arrive at Calafate airport, in time for your flight.

                    After breakfast, we will take you to the airport for your flight back home or on to your next destination!

                      WHAT'S INCLUDED

                      • Private transportation from the airports to your hotels.  
                      • All of the entry tickets for the tours on your itinerary.   
                      • Private and shared touring 
                      • Every meal that is specified in your itinerary. Vegetarian meals and special diets are available 
                      • Professional and experienced English speaking guides  
                      • Lodging as indicated. 

                      WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                      • Domestic Flights. 
                      • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel. insurance company to arrange evacuation.  
                      • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary.  
                      • Tips and gratuities.  
                      • Optional excursions.  
                      • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls.  
                      • Travel insurance.  

                      Trip Preparation & FAQS

                      You can check our safety protocols in the following link: https://inspiratravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/EN-Protocol_Travel-Agencies.pdf

                      We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. We recommend a full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                      We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                      We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                      As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                      We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                      Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are travelling alone.

                      VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                      Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                      Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                      Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                      Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                      We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                      We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                      We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                      The official currency in Argentina is the Argentinian peso (ARS). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                      Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                      As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation: https://inspiratravel.com/en/sustainability/

                      Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                      Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. In some places, like Argentina, kisses on the cheek are common for greeting, even between men.

                      The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                      This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                      For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: 0054-911-2252-6549

                      At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of sustainable activities you can do in Argentina:

                      In Iguazu:

                      Visit to a Guaraní Village: a unique excursion, first crossing the M´Boca-i stream, then traveling a path in the middle of the jungle where you can discover their hunting techniques, the traps used to catch animals and learn about the use of medicinal plants.

                      In Bariloche

                      Villa La Angostura:

                      Forest bath: The novel forest baths, which have recently been carried out in Argentina, help to slow down and awaken the senses.

                      In Salta / Jujuy:

                      Jujuy by Bike: This tour proposes a three-day journey through the most outstanding points of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Your two local guides take you on a different tour to delve into the history and culture of native peoples and their intersection with the Creole heritage.

                      In Mendoza:

                      Snowshoe hike in Mendoza: It is a must see in Portezuelo del Viento. The "Snowshoe Walk" is an exit that takes place from Las Cuevas, a small "Authentic Town" located very close to the border with Chile.

                      In Salta / Jujuy:

                      Salinas Grandes Jujuy: A chain of luxury camps, with Salinas Grandes as the first of several similar projects in different parts of the country ”, says one of its creators, Nicolás Languasco Basy. The entire luxury camp is 100% equipped with renewable energies beneficial to the environment.

                      Pristine Camps joined the Cooperativa Cachi del Chincho from the Aguas Blancas community in order to train young locals. The purpose of this alliance is for them to become external collaborators. They will be in charge of bringing local culture closer to visitors so that they can get to know it from the inside.

                      In estuaries of the Ibera:

                      The Esteros de Corrientes: Takes us to know the Carlos Pellegrini Colony and to enter an area of ​​estuaries and palm groves; then to spend the night in an inn with the style of an old Corrientes farm to enjoy the typical gastronomy and a panoramic view from the pier of the Iberá Lagoon.

                      All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: 0054-911-2252-6549. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

                      This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                      This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. In Argentina attention in Public hospitals is free, but we recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                      The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                      Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                      Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                      For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                      In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                      In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                      It depends on each itinerary, but for example, in the north of Argentina we can reach more than 5000 meters of altitude.

                      We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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