- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Sail, Hike and Explore Lago del Desierto and Vespignani Gacier. Experience El Chalten's nature with your professional guide in a small group. Box lunch and snacks are included on this full day tour along with hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Family friendly
- Small-group tour
- Lunch included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Small group
- Professional guide
Your hotel in Chalten
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
This exciting experience is one that combines hiking, sailing, stunning views, and truly unforgettable sites. The adventure starts with a 22-mile (36-kilometer) bus ride from El Chaltén through stunning Lago del Desierto, Patagonia’s Lake District. Be sure to soak in the panoramic views of glimmering glaciers during the ride. Once you arrive in Punta Sur, you will set sail on a 50-minute journey, cruising by impressive glaciers such as Crestón and Huemul.
After reaching Punta Norte, sail to Vespignani Glacier in the middle of the lake to begin your hike. Under the supervision of a safety expert, you will be able to choose from three well-marked trails through the Glacier Vespignani Reserve. Each differs in terms of duration and difficulty. The more demanding trail takes roughly 45 minutes to complete, reaching an altitude of nearly 500 feet (150 meters) and overlooking the north face of Mount Fitz Roy. The second option is an intermediate trail that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and leads to sweeping views of the region. Finally, there is an easy trail that winds through the wooded area to the coastal reserve.
Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon snack before boarding the boat and sailing back to the port of Punta Sur. There, a bus will be waiting to deliver you back to El Chaltén. The tour is also offered during two shift throughout the day:
Option One - Morning Departure: Bus departs from El Chaltén at 8 AM and arrives in Punta Sur at 11 AM. After hiking, the boat will return to Punta Sur at 1:30 PM and you will arrive in El Chaltén at 4 PM.
Option Two - Afternoon Departure: Bus departs from El Chaltén at 12 PM (noon) and arrives in Punta Sur at 3 PM. After hiking, the boat will return to Punta Sur at 6:30 PM and you will arrive in El Chaltén at 8 PM.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.