Marble & Ice 3 days + 2 nights

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Marble & Ice. 
Los Antiguos tours, tours pacakges, things to do and see in Los Antiguos


3 days + 2 nights

 

We surround the largest lake in Patagonia to know its secrets, making a navigation to the Marble Chapels and walking to a panoramic point on
The Glacier Explorers with the possibility of performing from there a minitrekking on ice.

 

The western end of the lake is a zone of contrasts. An outcrop of marble, unique in the region, has been eroded by the waters of the lake giving it forms
Capricious It is the so-called "Marble Chapel" that we will visit during a brief navigation from Puerto Río Tranquilo.

 

Also from there part a new road that is internalized by a woody valley that of so inaccessible remained unexplored until 1943, and that turned out to be the access.

 

To the north end of the North Ice Field. Here the Exploradores Glacier descends almost to the road, the final point of this river of ice that descends from the
Valentine, The highest peak in the Chilean Patagonia.
 

 

ITINERARY

 

The proposal of the program is to surround the lake and thus to discover these and other secrets that hides the mirror of water more
Great of the Patagonia. Glaciers, lakes, mountain ranges, rivers, forests and the warmth of the small villages where we will travel make up this unforgettable program.

 

. Day 1: The route runs along a beautiful path along the lake shore with sections of cornice that give us breathtaking panoramic views of the
Highest peaks of Patagonia. In the afternoon we will arrive to Puerto Río Tranquilo, a small town of 500 inhabitants on the lake shore, where we will spend the night.

 

Day 2: In the morning we will embark in small motor boats for a navigation of 40 'to the Marble Chapels and to cross between the bright walls
Of polished marble obtaining an unforgettable experience.

Later we enter the valley of the Exploradores River to discover innumerable waterfalls and hanging glaciers. After Bayo Lake we will start a
15-minute hike to access the viewpoint from where you can see the great Exploradores glacier, 9km long and 2.5km wide, which descends
Directly from San Valentín, the highest peak in the Chilean Patagonia. Optional 1: Navigation to the San Rafael Lagoon -

 

Day 3: On the last day we leave from Puerto Tranquilo to leave for a moment of Lake Chelenco and enter a sector of dense cold forest,
This being the closest point to the Hudson volcano, where thick layers of ash are observed. We descend through the valley of the Ibanez River, crossing it by a
Narrow gorge at the foot of the impressive Cerro Castillo, to meet again with the lake but this time in Puerto Ibáñez, a small town on the
North margin of the same. From here we will take the Tehuelche ferry to cross the lake and return to Los Antiguos.

 

.Note: in case the ferry is not available, we will re-enter Argentina in terrestrial form to continue surrounding the lake until arriving in the afternoon to
Los Antiguos.

 

Optional 1: Navigation to the San Rafael lagoon

Departure time 07.00 AM
.Return: + - 9:00 p.m.
.Duration + - 14.00 hours / 8 hours of navigation.

 

Description: We begin by walking the path through the Valley Explorers. In the km. 75 we cross the river of the same name and then continue
By car to the Bay of Explorers Pier and embark on a speedboat. Here begins a smooth navigation through the final section and the delta of the
River Explorers, a stage of particular beauty in which we will enjoy our breakfast. Then in approx. 2 1/2 hours of navigation we will arrive at
Laguna San Rafael, where we will see the glacier and the magnificent natural scenery that surrounds it. We will have lunch in front of the blue wall, we will drink whiskey With millenary ice and enjoy a good coffee, then we will disembark at the CONAF dock to walk (rest of the navigation) and visit the
Ruins of the historic Hotel Ofqui and then return in the afternoon to Bahía Exploradores.

 

It includes:

 

.Navigation.
.Full food: breakfast, lunch, snack. All this accompanied by small snacks (cookies, chocolate,
Nuts, among others) and drinks, tea, coffee and whiskey to take with ancient ice.

 

Does Not Include:

 

.Life insurances.
.Individual of rain.

 

What to Bring

 

.Suitable clothes and shoes for the rain, dry bags if they have them, towels, change of clothing of spare (pants, shirts, socks, etc),
Trekking and resting shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottle for water, flashlight, knife.

 

. At the time of making the reservation you must cancel at least 50% of the total of the trip.
In case of cancellation up to 48 hours before, 100% is returned. - In case of cancel in 24 hrs. Or less there is no refund.

. In case of not being able to make the trip due to bad weather, 100% of the canceled value is returned.
. If the weather conditions do not allow the scheduled departure from Laguna San Rafael to bay explorers, we will spend the night in our facilities
Without cost to customers.. In relation to the above, the company is not responsible for canceling reservations lost in hotels.
Or other activities that passengers have scheduled. Anyway we are committed to 100% help if this is the case and find other solutions.
. All the trips are made by a minor ship pattern along with a crew member, with their documentation up to date.
. The guides are certified first aid wfr of the Wilderness Medicine Institute.
. The safety and quality of service are our priority, so the company reserves itself
The right to suspend any scheduled trip, if the weather or customer behavior is a risk factor.

 

Importante note:

 

Dear customers, we ask them to note that there is to enter Argentina Reciprocity visa Fees that applies to citizens of
Canada and Australia.

 

It is obtained by Internet or at Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini international airport in Buenos Aires, but if your passenger
ride starts in Chile via Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas or any other border of Patagonia,
should remind you to process the rate as in these borders can not be obtained.

 

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Optional 2: Trekking on the Glacier Explorers

 

The Ice Walk is a full day activity. It is realized in the Glacier Exploradores that is to 52 km. West of Puerto Rio Quiet and
Lake General Carrera by the Valley Explorers. The tour begins at 9:00 am from the village, runs the Explorer Valley in vehicle for 1 hour and
15min, through which there are great changes in vegetation and climate; From a deciduous forest and dry environment to an evergreen rainforest,
Glaciers and waterfalls are seen descending from the mountains and the North Ice Field and where the landscape seems to speak for itself about its formation by the Traces left by the last glaciation. In the km 52 one enters the Eco Park Exploradores, and in the Visitor Center the technical equipment is prepared besides A talk of induction to the activity. The walk must be done with a guide and begins within an evergreen forest, by an interpretive trail,
Where several native species and some birds are recognized. Little by little you climb the front moraina of the glacier until you reach a veranda,
From where you have a panoramic view and it is possible to contemplate the glacier from above, Monte San Valentin (the highest in Patagonia) and Lake Bayo.
From there the moraina is lowered and one begins to walk on an ice covered of stones and sand, soon to reach the ice clean in 1.5 - 2 hrs, approx. Depending on the conditions of the group. Once here, a snack is taken and the equipment is placed, to begin to walk safely in the White ice, where you can see, feel and listen to the living ice, look inside ice caves, enjoy and marvel at the deep blue of its waters
Pure and learn about how the glacier descends from the ice field and transforms into a river to reach the sea.

 

The Walk has a duration of 6 to 7 hours in total from the Visitor Center. The guides in charge are prepared in the School of Guides of the
Patagonia and trained in First Aid. They carry medical kits and there is also a major emergency kit inside the Glacier. During the activity, portable radios are used and maintained in permanent communication with the Visitors Center, which in turn is connected by
Radio HF with Puerto Tranquilo, as a security measure.
 

 

. The activity with transfer from Tranquilo is 10 hours in total.

 

What to Bring

 

. Personal equipment: Trekking boots, high cane, semi-rigid sole (very important) o Layers of clothing (1st layer / polar, windbreaker / water, long trousers
And covers pants in case of rain) o Gloves o Sun and coat cap o Lenses o Sunscreen o An energy snack o A wide-mouthed water bottle,
To fill with water glacier or Backpack 5 lt o It is suggested a change of clothes for rainy days

 

General recommendations

 

.Children must wear at least 35 and be accompanied by their parent (control responsibility of the child).
.It is not recommended for people who are 100% sedentary, obese, heart problems or people who have had recent injuries.

 

Highlights

 

.Lago Buenos Aires, Carretera Austral, Chapels of Marble, Valley and Glacier Explorers, Laguna San Rafael, Cerro Castillo.

 

Activities:

 

.Explorations in vehicle, hiking in forest, navigation, observation of native flora and fauna, photography, border crossing

 

Highlights

 

.Lago Buenos Aires, Carretera Austral, Chapels of Marble, Valley and Glacier Explorers, Laguna San Rafael, Cerro Castillo.

 

Activities:

 

.Explorations in vehicle, hiking in forest, navigation, observation of native flora and fauna, photography, border crossing

 

Duration:

 

.3 days / 2 nights

 

It includes:

 

.Travellers, guide-driver, 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Rio Quiet on a double basis with private bathroom and breakfast,
Navigation to the Chapels of Marble, access to the Mirador on the Glacier Explorers, navigation on the lake Buenos Aires with ferry Tehuelche

 

What Brig:

 

.Shoes or trekking shoes, lunch, day backpack, spare change, coat, hat, gloves, binoculars, sunglasses, protector
solar

 


Importante note:

 

Dear customers, we ask them to note that there is to enter Argentina Reciprocity visa Fees that applies to citizens of
Canada and Australia.

 

It is obtained by Internet or at Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini international airport in Buenos Aires, but if your passenger
ride starts in Chile via Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas or any other border of Patagonia,
should remind you to process the rate as in these borders can not be obtained.

 

http://www.provinciapagos.com.ar//dnm

 


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