Excursions

The local adventure specialists propose you to live exciting experiences in this authentic mountain paradise, in which you will reach places impossible to know otherwise.

Excursions from El Chaltén

According to your age, available time and physical condition, you can choose from a quiet visit to a historic site near the town, to a combined trekking in rock and ice with an overnight stay in a mountain refuge.

Dare to explore remote areas of the hand of qualified guides who will provide all the security to enjoy the mountain or water, even without prior technical expertise.

Live the adventure on land, water, rock and ice!

References

Difficulty: for an adult with good physical condition.

Duration: total time of the excursion.

Season: period that the excursion operates.

Direct contact

Enter on each excursion or tour to see the details of the activity.

Contact the tour operators directly and without intermediaries to make your query or to book your place.

Featured Excursions in the area

Ice Trek Cagliero Glacier

Hike combining trekking trails, via ferrata on the rock and walk with crampons on the Cagliero glacier.

Demanding

9 hours from entry to Estancia Los Huemules

October to April

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Madsen Old House

VGuided tour to Andreas Madsen House Museum, one of the first inhabitants of De las Vueltas River valley.

Easy

1.5 hours

September to May

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MTB from the Lago del Desierto

Cycle the scenic route from the lake to El Chaltén with the advantage of always having tailwind!

Moderate

6 hours or more from El Chaltén

October to April

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El Relincho Horseriding

Release the reins to your free and adventurous spirit mounted on your horse through the patagonian steppe.

Easy

4 hours from El Chaltén

November to March

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Kayaking in De Las Vueltas river

Connect with deep emotions amongst the river, the mountains and the forest in one of the most beautiful valleys of Patagonia.

Moderate

4 / 6 hours from El Chaltén

October to April

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La Leona Petrified Forest

Explore a stunning reservoir of petrified trunks and fossil bones in an impressive eroded landscape.

Easy

8 hours from El Chaltén or El Calafate

October to April

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Fishing Excursion

Fly-fishing and full-day spinning excursion at Lago Del Desierto and the De las Vueltas river.

Easy

10 hours from El Chaltén

November to April

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Kayak in the Lago del Desierto

Row in this fantastic lake of turquoise waters surrounded by native forest and wonderful views of the hills and glaciers.

Easy

2.30 hours from Punta Sur shore

November to March

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More excursions

Vespignani Glacier Reserve

Lake tour and trekking of medium difficulty to natural viewpoints overlooking the Vespignani Glacier and Cerro Chaltén.

Easy

3 hours from the pier of Punta Sur

October to April

Rafting in De las Vueltas River

Venture into the Cañadón of the De las Vueltas River on this half-day excursion where fascination and adrenaline mix.

Moderate

3 hours from El Chaltén

November to March

Photos: "Kayak in the Lago del Desierto" courtesy of Zona Austral Turismo, "Ice Trek Cagliero Glacier" courtesy of Fitz Roy Expediciones, "La Leona Petrified Forest" courtesy of Morresi Viajes, "Mountain Bike from the Lago del Desierto" courtesy of Viento a Favor MTB, "Rafting in De las Vueltas River" courtesy of Mil Outdoor, "Madsen Old House" courtesy of Walk Patagonia, "Cabalgata del Bosque" courtesy of El Relincho.