El Calafate Safari Experience

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El Calafate Safari Experience

On this tour you will get to know more about the Patagonian history beyond the glaciers, transporting you to more than 80 million years history.

You will know the private nature reserve "Estancia 25 de Mayo", which has areas that are unique in their geology and in the paleontology of Argentina. Here you can discover fossils with an approximate age of up to 15 million years.

You will discover the traces of the first settlers, the original people who inhabited this region 10,000 years ago. You can also discover the native fauna and flora of this special corner of Patagonia, through this 4x4 safari.

You will enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in the field, at the post "La Selección".

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

Depending on the option you choose when booking this experience, you will be pick up from your hotel at 9 AM or 4 PM.

Pass By: Cerro Calafate, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Once all the passengers are picked up, the ascent through the Huyliche and Calafate hills begins, travelling in a comfortable 4 x 4 discovering the geology and paleontology of Patagonian steppe until get into the "Estancia 25 de Mayo".

Stop At: Estancia 25 de Mayo Ushuaia 200, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

Once we get to Estancia 25 de Mayo we will continue through the course of the Calafate stream, recognizing the change in the flora as we continue the ascent until we arrive to the post of the Villalba family, first inhabitants of the residence. We will learm about the history of the family while we observe the landscape around us.

We will make a short trekking around the reserve, where we will explore and discover archaeological sites that go back to the era of the glaciations. Once inmersed in the steppe, we will see different species inhabiting the place, while the guides tell us about them and their way of life.

Returning to the gorge, we will enjoy a delicious stew in "La Selección".

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

After lunch or dinner (depending on the option), you will be taken again to your hotel at El Calafate.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.

The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up transfers are from centrally located hotels, if your hotel is not on the list please add it on your booking so we can arrange a closest pick up point.

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch or Dinner (according to option selected)
  • Entrance to Archaeological Zone
  • Entry/Admission - Estancia 25 de Mayo

Not Included

  • Gratuities


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