Discover the vastness of Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park on this private lodge-based journey including Perito Moreno Glacier, Mount Fitz Roy and El Chalten

1Overview
Overview

Discover the vast and beautiful landscape of Argentinian Patagonia from forested Andean peaks to tranquil lakes and impressive glaciers. Your Patagonian adventure begins with a two-night stay at EOLO Patagonia, a Relais and Chateaux hotel set within a 10,000-hectare private Estancia. Experience the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier from varying perspectives with a private guided walk, and discover the Estancia and surrounding lagoons and peaks on foot or horseback with the Estate's horses. At Explora El Chalten, discover Argentina's trekking capital with guided hiking and excursion options at Mount Fitz Roy and in the remote Los Huemules Conservation Area. After a day of adventure, enjoy the exceptional home-style dining and lodge facilities. The outdoor hot tubs are just the ticket post-walk, and you'll love a nightcap at the bar with the fire warming your back. Your itinerary is fully guided and customisable, ensuring your Southern Patagonian journey is as relaxing or active as you like.

EOLO Estancia near El Calafate
Glacier view on Laguna de los Tres hike NK
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Nature-based excursions and hiking options at Fitz Roy and El Chalten

Get up close to dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier with a private guide

Learn about traditional Gaucho culture, horse riding at an Argentinian Estancia

Luxury accommodation and all-inclusive dining and wine

Wildlife viewing opportunities including pumas, Guanacos, Condors, the Patagonian red and grey fox and more

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Two nights of accommodation at EOLO Patagonia
  • Three nights of accommodation at Explora El Chalten
  • All meals, snacks and beverages including packed lunches on full-day excursions
  • Perito Moreno Glacier balconies walk with private guide/driver
  • Traditional estancia and horse riding excursion at EOLO Patagonia
  • Guided Fitz Roy and Los Glaciares National Park hiking and excursion options at Explora El Chalten
  • Access to the lodges' spa and relaxation facilities
  • Other complimentary excursions offered by the lodges
  • All transfers between El Calafate, EOLO Patagonia and Explora El Chalten (some transfers are shared services with fellow lodge guests)
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This journey begins and ends in El Calafate in Argentina's Santa Cruz Province and includes return transfers to Explora El Chalten and EOLO. Walk into Luxury offer pre and post-journey extension options in Antarctica, Argentina and Chile, including Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia.

            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            Between October and April (the lodges are closed during winter months)

            7Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1

            From El Calafate airport, you'll be transferred to EOLO Patagonia. Inspired by traditional ranch-style homes, the lodge's elegant, understated interiors and large picture windows showcase the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Activities available within the private estate include hiking, cycling, horse-riding and 4WD tours, and there is a plunge pool and sauna, ideal for relaxing and soothing tired muscles post-adventure. This evening, enjoy a drink at the bar with fellow guests before sitting down to an exceptional gourmet dinner featuring fresh, regional produce and native Patagonian flavours, accompanied by wines from Argentina's top vineyards.

            Included: Breakfast, Dinner

            EOLO dining room views

            Day 2

            After a hearty breakfast this morning, meet your guide for your exclusive hosted walk at Perito Moreno Glacier where you will get close to the dramatic South East and North face of the glacier (on the 'balconies' walk) which is part of Patagonia's Southern Icefield. Later back at EOLO, choose to relax at the lodge or take a guided or self-guided walk to the lagoon to see flamingos. For the ultimate Patagonian experience, choose a guided horse ride to the top of the Estancia hilltop for views over Lago Argentino and its surroundings. Following today's adventures, soothe tired muscles in the outdoor plunge pool or sauna, or with a relaxing massage (cost applies).

            Included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

            Explora El Chalten Glacier Perito Moreno

            Day 3

            Enjoy one final breakfast at EOLO before departing this morning. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Patagonian steppe views on the four-hour journey to El Chalten, stopping at a Gaucho Bar for lunch en route. Your home for the next three nights is Explora El Chalten, an all-inclusive luxury eco-lodge tucked between mountains on the banks of the Electrico River. After settling in, there is time for an afternoon walk before planning out the rest of your itinerary with your guide hosts. There are more than 30 activities on offer from advanced hiking to gentle lakeside strolls and 4WD scenic touring, so your activities will be tailored to your preferences, interests and abilities. Ease into the evening with a signature cocktail, locally brewed craft beer or Patagonian wine from the open bar, before sitting down to dinner in the main dining room.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

            LODGE EL CHALTEN HERO 2

            Day 4

            Explora El Chalten offers easy access to a range of expertly guided hikes in Los Glaciares National Park and Los Huemules Nature Reserve. We recommend the 23km Laguna de Los Tres Guided Walk for active adventurers, which traverses forests and valleys up to the Los Tres Lagoon. After crossing the river, begin the ascent to the mountain lagoon, where you'll admire the magnificence of Mount Fitz Roy. If you'd prefer a shorter, less challenging walk, the 10.5 km Electrico Valley Guided Hike, Laguna Azul or Los Huemules walks are ideal. Fly fishing, guided 4WD tours and other excursions are also available if you'd prefer less intensive activities. Enjoy a packed lunch on the trail or dine at the lodge if you'd prefer two half-day excursions.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

            Explora El Chalten Los Tres Lagoon

            Day 5

            Today is a free day to relax at the lodge or explore the region as you wish. Starting the day with a leisurely breakfast, you may opt for a walk to Laguna de los Huemules. Beginning at the lodge, pass through a forest of lenga and ├▒irre trees, observing various species of birds and looking out for huemul deer tracks. Hike up to the Azul Lagoon, and take in the beautiful views before returning to the lodge where a well-deserved drink and light lunch await. This afternoon, make the most of Explora's onsite spa facilities - indulge in a soak in one of five alfresco hot tubs with amazing views of the ├▒irre forest, or enjoy a relaxing massage. Later, dinner options include meats cooked on the asado grill, farm-fresh vegetable-forward dishes and delicious desserts. Select from a range of regional wines to accompany your meal.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

            Explora El Chalten Natural Reserve Los Huemules

            Day 6

            If there's time, squeeze in a short self-guided walk before departing this morning. Reflect on your adventures on the transfer to El Calafate Airport where your Argentinian Patagonian journey comes to a close. If you'd like to explore more of Argentina, Chile or even Antarctica, our Journey Designers will be happy to recommend suitable extensions that are easily accessible from El Calafate.

            Included: Breakfast

            Explora El Chalten El Chalten from pano