Route 40 Tour from Calafate (Accommodation and Rental Car)

A 7-day tour with a rented car through El Calafate, El Chaltén and Estancia La Maipú (San Martín Lake)
The tour starts from El Calafate to hook up Route 40 and visit the destinations of the mountain range.

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Enjoy a break in this magnificent region, its imposing landscapes will take your breath away! We propose a tour to via route 40 by El Calafate -city cradle of imposing glaciers and infinite lakes-, El Chalten -a small town where climbers from all over the world arrive year after year to reach the summit of its imposing mountains – and last (but not least) the possibility of staying in a remote typical Patagonian ranch: Estancia La Maipu. Whose privileged location, with the Andes Mountains in the background and on the shores of Lake San Martín, will allow you to enjoy the authentic Patagonia in its purest and wildest state.

HIGHLIGHT: -The experience of staying in a typical Patagonian ranch, where you can enjoy forests, mountains with wide views and beaches on Lake San Martín. In addition to appreciating all these scenarios with their free native animals in their natural habitat.

What includes

  • Car rental for 7 days Chevrolet Tracker 4X2 or similar (Category “G”) with CDW insurance.
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Mirador del Lago (El Calafate)
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at the Hotel Pudu Lodge (El Chaltén).
  • 2 nights of accommodation with full board and activities at Estancia La Maipú (basic program – does not include horseback riding).

Not include

  • Airplane tickets
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra and personal expenses.
  • Tips

Route 40 Itinerary from Calafate

4 × 2 Vehicle Delivery
Class F: 4X2 Renault Duster or similar
Rental for 6/7 days
Maximum 3000 km included
Extra km at 0.36usd
CDW insurance included (Excess for partial damages up to USD 4400 and USD 8800 for overturning (does not include transportation cost in case of accident).

Accommodation at Hostería Los Hielos.
Double room with breakfast.
Visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier, you will be able to observe its steep walls from close up and the roar of the detachment of its ice.
They will see one of the wonders of the world up close, the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. Normally the visit is half a day.

Accommodation at Hostería Los Hielos.
Double room with breakfast.
It is recommended to leave early from El Calafate and visit “on the way” the petrified forest La Leona .

Petrified Forest La Leona
Accommodation at the El Pilar Ranch
Double room with breakfast.
Trekking: Mount Fitz Roy
It is the closest walk to Mount Fitz Roy and therefore, the best known of all walks, it is walked for 6.5 hours. In total, we will appreciate the Mount from its best views, and if we are lucky, we will be able to take photos of it without it being covered by clouds!
A full day trek to Laguna de los Tres (1000 meters), at the base of Mount Fitz Roy.
Difficulty: Low, the last 300 meters. with considerable slope.

Accommodation at the El Pilar Ranch
Double room with breakfast.

Trekking Mirador Maestri (Cerro Torre)
Along with Fitz Roy, this is the other most important trek in the area, which ends in a beautiful view of one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world, Cerro Torre.

They should return to Route 40 with their final destination to Estancia El Condor on Lake San Martin.

Estancia El Condor
Unparalleled horseback rides and hikes of different lengths allow you to explore this incredible field. Places such as the condorera, the Colores hill, the Corazón lagoon, the Astillado hill (2,005 mts.), The cajons of the Cóndor and Grande rivers, the spectacular descent of La Nana and the Morro de Las Banderas stand out. All tours always have the impressive view of the great San Martín Lake. At La Nana Post, you can visit the house of the famous Jimmy Radboone, founder of the Estancia.

Some of the activities:
Laguna Corazón (6 hours on horseback). Going along the slopes of Cerro Grande, we cross lenga forests, crossing the valley of the Río Cóndor, to reach Laguna Corazón. Depending on the weather, you can go back skirting a pampa with high grasslands to reach the balconies of Cerro Grande, having beautiful views of Lake San Martín.
Condorera (3 hours on horseback or trekking): Crossing the Freire River and crossing a closed lenga forest, you will reach a 700-meter-high balcony, to contemplate the condors that fly overhead. Beautiful views of Lake San Martín, with all its peninsulas and geographical features.
La Nana Refuge (3 hours on horseback, one way). Going through the romerillos area, through the moray eels that overlook Lake San Martín, we headed across the Rio Grande, to Jimmy Rabdone’s old post, La Nana.
The different trekkings and fishing activities are included in the price of accommodation. The rides are reserved and paid on site.
Return to Calafate and return of the rental vehicle

Enjoy a horseback ride and activities in a ranch

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Tipo de reserva

Only accommodation and excursions, With rental vehicle