Patagonia - Argentina with AFCA

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Glaciers and stunning mountains await you in Patagonia and the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Based in the town of El Chalten, you can explore the trails at your own pace and desired level of difficulty on self-guided adventures. We will explore one of the largest glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier, and walk the platforms to take in the beauty of the ice formations. With each step you have the opportunity to make the difference in the lives of children and families affected by HIV AIDS through the support of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA).

Dates: March 24 - April 1, 2020 (not including travel dates)

Lodging: 3-Star + hotels in El Calafate and El Chalten

Cost: $1440 (land only, based on double occupancy) - $100 discount if booked before 7/1/19
            (Fundraising support for AFCA is an additional amount, see below for more details)

Steep Grade: 3/5 - 4/5 (You determine the level of challenge)

Trip Schedule:

March 24, 2020 - The Patagonian Adventure starts

Arrive in El Calafate and be transported to your hotel in town. Rest and explore this quaint little village. We will have a team dinner in the evening.

Overnight at El Calafate hotel

March 25, 2020 - Perito Moreno Glacier

We will board a bus to Perito Moreno Glacier. Be prepared to be amazed with the magnitude of the glacier. There is a network of walkways to guide you around the glacier and capture multiple perspectives. Be prepared to walk and use stairs to navigate around this massive ice formation. We will spend some time exploring before returning to El Calafate. Dinner is on your own.

Overnight at El Calafate hotel

March 26, 2020 - El Chalten

Today we transfer to El Chalten, a 4-hour bus ride through the remote countryside with views of lakes and barren lands. Once in El Chalten, we will visit the Information Center for an overview of the Los Glaciares National Park and the hiking conditions for our time in El Chalten. As we arrive in town, and if the weather is clear, you will have an amazing view of Fitz Roy, part of the Patagonia range. Use the afternoon to explore El Chalten or take off on one of the shorter hikes. Group dinner at hotel.

Overnight at El Chalten hotel

March 27, 2020 - Choose a hike

There are several hiking options for today. Each person can decide which hike they want to explore. Everyone must have at least one hiking buddy. Dinner on your own.

Overnight at El Chalten hotel

March 28, 2020 - El Pilar to El Chalten

For those up for one of the most iconic hikes in Argentina’s Patagonia range, we will board a bus in the morning for a 45 min ride to El Pilar. Here will we start the Fitz Roy trail which affords closer views of Fitz Roy. Those interested in getting to the Laguna de los Tres (a view of the glacier lake and Fitz Roy) can take the up and back trail which is steeper than the rest of the trail. This part can be skipped for those wanting to continue to El Chalten. The entire trail is around 16km (including the steep hike to Laguna de los Tres). Dinner on your own.

Overnight at El Chalten hotel

March 29, 2020 - Chose a hike

There are several hiking options for today. Each person can decide which hike they want to explore. Everyone must have at least one hiking buddy. Dinner on your own.

Overnight at El Chalten hotel

March 30, 2020 - Return to El Calafate

An afternoon transfer back to El Calafate

Overnight at El Calafate hotel

April 1, 2020 - Depart or Transfer

Group transfer to the airport or continue your journey with an extension to Chile (additional fee).

 

Supporting AFCA:

 
 

This Adventure Fundraising Trip to Argentina will help AFCA to provide support for children and families affected by aids. Each participant is asked to raise $1,500 towards AFCA's mission to change the future of children living with aids.

Weather in March:

March is the beginning of Fall - Day temperatures will be in the 50s and down to the 40s at night. Prepare for a range of conditions. Rain is always possible and winds can be strong, so be prepared for varying conditions.

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Trip includes:
•    All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
•    6 nights accommodation 3-star + hotels
•. Group host to coordinate trip details
•    Admission to the Perito Moreno Glacier
•    Meals:
           Breakfast everyday, Box lunch on 3 hiking days, 2 group dinners

Does not include:
• International airfare
• Travel insurance
•. Emergency Medical Evacuation coverage (mandatory)
•. Meals where indicated
•. Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks for provided meals
•. Hiking guide
•. Personal hiking gear

Pictures from El Chalten/Los Glaciares National Park & Perito Moreno Glacier

 
 

 

Email questions to info@steepadventures.com

Fundraising will go directly to support AFCA