1D Lake of the Desert Hike & 4x4 Drive

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina,
Click to select
Free Cancellations Available
Voucher type
What To Expect

Bordered by the Andes in the west and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, Argentina is huge, and the contrasts of landscapes are extreme. The spectacular Andean mountain range, with jagged peaks and deep valleys, as well as breathtaking fjords and snow capped volcanoes serve as background for many lakes and lagoons. Coloured in deep green or turquoise hues, they are among dramatic landscapes, such as the high altitude deserts of Catamarca in the north and the alpine glaciers of Patagonia in the south. Argentina's lakes are some of the most scenics of all found in the world, and certainly a photographers paradise.

35 km from El Chalten the gravel road leading to the lake is mesmerising with views of the Fitz Roy glacier and along several wooden bridges. Great stop at Salto del Anillo, a beautiful high waterfall embedded in the bush. But the emerald waters of Lago del Desierto surrounded by a massive green forest are of an extreme beauty. Stroll through the unspoiled forest boarding the wonderful lake and take it all in.

What's included
Meals: Lunch box All trasnports: Roundtrip transfers from El Calafate Hotels English and Spanish speaking professional tour guide in the transfers to and from El Chalten Tour to the valley of the De las Vueltas river Tour to the Lake of the Desert (wihtout guide assitance) Optional self guided hike to Lake and Glacier Huemul
What's not included
Coffee break at La Leona, National park entrance fee, gratuities.
know before you go
Know Before You Go
Take the famous Route 40 from El Chalafate to El Chalten
Do not miss the fantastic views of mount Fitz Roy
Admire stunning views of the valley of the De las Vueltas river
View Lake of the Desert
View the northern face of Mount Fitz Roy from various viewpoints
Enjoy a 4x4 drive heading towards the Lake of the Desert in idyllic scenery
Visit of El Chalten Interpretation Centre
Operating days
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 3 days before your travel date
Gray Line Argentina