The winter excursion of El Calafate Balcony Experience allows all the public to go up to the Balcony of Calafate and there to enjoy our center of snow activities.
This excursion is ideal for all the family, to enjoy a day of fun in the snow.
With two daily departures, the tour departs from the hotels in El Calafate and completes a 35-kilometer trekker tour (or a 4WD Toyota vehicle) on the line of hills behind the village. The trail takes us through landscapes, with incredibly varied towering vegetation. It reaches up to 1050 meters above the sea. There, the first stop is a natural viewpoint where passengers enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate and the central body of Lake Argentino. In the background, you can appreciate the imposing setting of the Andes Mountain Range. and, weather permitting, you can see the Fitz Roy and Torre Mountain in El Chaltén, as well as all the native flora and fauna of the area. Without doubt your biggest surprise will be to witness the condor, master of the Patagonian skies. Follow the path to the Labyrinth of Stones, it is a Cretaceous period formation dating back to 85 million years ago. It was once the bed of a river: we can now find fossil remains that allow us to witness today this millennial past.
The tour will offer views of the Andes Mountains and area of accumulation of glaciers, towards la Boca del Diablo (the Devils mouth, the narrowest part of the lake, heading to the Upsala arm) and if it is clear we can observe Mt Fitz Roy and Mt Torre in El Chaltén. In addition, you will have the opportunity to watch the condors fly.
On arriving halfway, you will find an ideal place for a break, Huyliche Restaurant, where we will offer you something warm, while appreciating the views of the place and enjoying the snow. Either on your own or by hiring any of the activities offered, such as Snowmobile Routes (30 or 60 minutes), Tubing, Snowshoeing, Cross-country skiing, etc.
Those who booking Half Day will have a snack and 1 hour to enjoy the center. Customers who opt for Full Day will have 5 hours to enjoy the surroundings, the snow and the adrenaline of our activities. There is also a snack and lunch included. So you do not run out of energy!
What are you waiting for to spend a day of pure fun in the snow ?!
Daily departures (except Tuesdays):
Full Day Option: Departure at 10:00 / Return 17:30
Half Day Option Morning: Departure 10:00 / Return: 13:30
Half Day Option Afternoon: Departure 14:00 / Return 17:30
Departure point: Pick up at the hotels
Transfers from El Calafate + Trekker Trekking + English Guide + Snack + Lunch (Full Day) + Down hill though Sombreros Mexicanos (weather permitting)
Available July and August