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El Calafate Balcony ATV Trip

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All great, the guides super super good. Very highly recommended. Great food and exquisite treatment. Nothing to add everything was great, much better than expected
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US$ 73.33
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Argentino Lake, the Stone Labyrinth, and the Stone of the Hats are just some of the amazing natural sights to discover on this tour of the balconies of El Calafate. Explore in a 4x4 vehicle, by zip line or on a trek!

Argentino Lake, the Stone Labyrinth, and the Stone of the Hats are just some of the amazing natural sights to discover on this tour of the balconies of El Calafate. Explore in a 4x4 vehicle, by zip line or on a trek!

El Calafate Balcony ATV Trip

At the scheduled time, we will collect you from your hotel and begin our ATV trip through the Huyliche mountain range to the balconies of El Calafate. Having driven up to 1100 metres above sea level, we'll enjoy spectacular views over the Andes Mountains, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the steppe and Lake Argentino.

After this photo stop at Cerro Huyliche, we'll begin a short hike down to the El Calafate Balconies. Here, we'll enjoy an informational talk to learn more about the geography and geology of Cerro Fitz Roy, Lake Argentino, the Perito Moreno Glacier and more of the region's natural wonders.

It will then be time to make our descent, and you'll have a choice of three different ways to do so. Head back down the mountain by 4x4 vehicle, enjoy a thrilling zip line tour or a trekking route, if you're feeling energetic.

We'll meet back up after our chosen activity and visit Estancia Huyliche, a cattle ranch that dates back to the 1920s. After learning all about its history, we'll have a well-earned break for lunch or a snack, depending on whether you've booked the morning or afternoon tour.

Lunch includes a meat empanada, beef casserole, chocolate brownie, mineral water, juice and a class of Santa Julia Malbec red wine. You'll have the option to upgrade to a Premium wine if you want. The snack includes coffee, tea and juice with homemade cake, scones and pastries. Also available is a gluten-free option, which consists of a pumpkin soup, lentil stew and brownie, as well as a vegetarian option, which includes an empanada, vegetable stew and brownie.

At the end of the four-hour tour, we'll head back to El Calafate where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Activity options

When making your reservation, you'll have a choice of activities for your descent from the El Calafate Balconies:

4x4 tour (all year round)

Travel down the north face of the mountain in an all-terrain vehicle and visit the Stone Labyrinth and the fascinating prehistoric cave system from the cretaceous period.

Duration: 3-hour 4x4 tour + 1 hour at Estancia Huyliche.

Trekking tour (October to April)

Accompanied by guides, you'll enjoy an exciting 90-minute hiking trail down to the base of the mountain. We'll also stop at the Stone Labyrinth, rock formations from 85 million years ago where we'll find ancient fossils. This option only operates from September through April.

Duration: 1-hour 4x4 tour, 1.5-hour trek + 1 hour at Estancia Huyliche.

Zipline tour (October to April)

This medium-difficulty circuit consists of five zip lines with a length of 2920 metres. You'll be accompanied at all times by guides who will provide you with all the necessary material to enjoy this exciting experience.

Duration: 1-hour 4x4 tour, 2-hour zip line tour + 1 hour at Estancia Huyliche. 

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Price

Per person Children under 12
4x4 Tour
US$ 78 US$ 73.33
not permitted
Zip Line Tour
US$ 95 US$ 85.33
not permitted
Trekking Tour
US$ 78 US$ 73.33
not permitted

4x4 Tour

  • Per person

    US$ 78 US$ 73.33
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

Zip Line Tour

  • Per person

    US$ 95 US$ 85.33
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

Trekking Tour

  • Per person

    US$ 78 US$ 73.33
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pickup and drop off

Transport by ATV

English speaking guide

4x4 tour, zip line tour or trekking tour (depending on chosen option)

Lunch or snack (depending on chosen time)

6% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Premium wine upgrade

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Ticket

You don’t need to print any tickets or receipts for this activity. The organizer will have a list with the people who have signed up, so all you have to do is give your name.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
From
(-6%) US$ 78
US$ 73.33

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