El Calafate Los Balcones Tour
Half Day Trip in to the Hills
Operated Between end of Sept to end of Mar
Subject to local weather conditions
FULL REFUND IF TRIP CANNOT BE OPERATED
Note: We offer this activity to be built into your main itinerary and not as a standalone.
Los Balcones Half Day Excursion
We can build this trip into your El Calafate stay as way for you to relax, but also experience some of the surroundings of the city and geography. This is only offered to our clients who have a longer itinerary with us and not as a standalone tour.
We will arrange for you to be collected from your hotel in El Calafate.
To your hotel in El Calafate
Excursion Departure Times
10:00hrs and 15:00hrs
Description of Balcones El Calafate
This is an opportunity to be transported in a large, off-road 4 x 4 truck, up the nearby hills that form a high geographical wall on the southern side of El Calafate, and travel along the flatter areas reaching a height of 1,050 metres above sea level (aprox 3,000ft). The excursion will stop at various points where you will get a panoramic view over all of El Calafate and Lake Argentina. And, as long as the day is clear, you will also be able to see in the distance the summits of Fitzroy and even “Torre” in El Chalten.
However, apart from the stunning view, you will receive an informative explanation about how the various geographical rock formations were made and a general history lesson in the incredible geography of the entire area.
There is also an option to ride quad bikes during the excursion – but for this please ask us first.
NOTE: Due to the altitude there are many places that have vertical drops close to where passengers get out of the vehicle. Those who suffer from vertigo should NOT consider this excursion and those who participate and go with children need to be fully aware that there are danger spots.
- Transfers in and out from you hotel in El Calafate.
- Sandwich and soft drink for the 10:00hrs excursion and coffee with biscuit (cookie) for the 15:00hrs excursion.
- The length of the traverse is about 35km from start to finish and in time takes about 2hr to 3hrs.
Send Us Your Enquiry
Please supply us with as much information as you can about where you want to go, what you want to do, what you want to experience and how much money you want to spend (or do not want to spend!). How many people, what type of beds (matrimonial, twin, single etc.)
VIP – if you are a VIP in any of the fields such as celebrity and/or political and/or business, and you need “special attention” such as privacy and/or security for your trip please use an alias in the enquiry, but mention that you are VIP and one of the directors will handle your request and keep your real name and details confidential.
Remember, our speciality is to create a travel itinerary custom-built to your needs.