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Hiking and 4x4 Drive to the Lake of the Desert from El Calafate provided by Gray Line Argentina

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Hiking and 4x4 Drive to the Lake of the Desert from El Calafate

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
  • Round-trip transportation from El Calafate
  • English/Spanish speaking professional tour guide
  • Visit of El Chaltén Interpretation Centre
  • Self guide tour to the valley of the De las Vueltas River and the Lake of the Desert
  • Optional self guided hike to Lake and Glacier Huemul
  • Lunch box
  • Coffee at La Leona
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that there are some hotels in the city that are not included in our pickup routes. If your hotel is not included, we will contact you to inform you of the closest pick up location. We ask that you wait for the guide in the lobby of the hotel indicated
  • Passengers must have appropriate clothing for outdoor activities and trekking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lisa k wrote a review Feb. 2020
Edmond, Oklahoma20 contributions4 helpful votes
Fun day! The hike was fun and once we were at the top the views were amazing. It was a long drive from El Calafete but our guide was terrific providing a lot of great history and info. The 4x4 part of the excursion was a bit misleading as there was not a true 4x4 adventure as
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mara M
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Key Details
  • Gray Line Argentina, El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and 1 more
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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