Cerro Huyliche

From the top of Cerro Huyliche *impressive natural viewpoint* you can enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate, the Andes Mountains, the central body of Lake Argentino and the South Arm, on clear days you can also appreciate the summit Mount Fitz Roy and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

Included

  • Spanish - English bilingual guide
  • Harness and safety equipment (4x4 and Zipline)
  • Guided trekking downhill (Trekking Option)
  • Transfer from and to your hotel
  • Lunch, snack or dinner according to departure time

Not included

  • See restrictions for each service

What will you do?


From El Calafate, in just minutes, we will begin the ascent to the Huyliche range, the tour begins by traveling along the slopes of the Cañadon del Arroyo Calafate, from where we can see the native fauna: guanacos, foxes, hares, loicas, bandurrias, caracaras and falcons among other species. We will continue walking the winding road in ascent surrounded by erratic blocks, witnesses of the power of the erosion of the glaciers until the First Balcony, scene of the Cenozoic Era, dated in 65 million years of antiquity, on the bed of an ancient sea that exposed in the form of fossils, sediment and pieces of fossilized vegetation.

After descending from the vehicles for a few minutes, we will continue to 1100 meters above sea level, the Upper Balconies, a panoramic point of the Andes Mountains, the Patagonian Continental Ice and all the arms of Lake Argentino, surrounded by curious rock formations. On clear days you can see from the Stokes hill to the Fitz Roy and Torre hills, in El Chalten, as well as the Patagonian Continental Ice on the Cordillera. If the Valley is cloudy, we will be able to see the Cordillera above the clouds -which are normally located at 700 meters- about 400 below our position.

In addition to the unforgettable views of Lake Argentino, Brazo Rico, Garganta del Diablo and the Cordillera, the location of the Balconies above the nests of the condors, makes it an ideal place to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean Condor , the largest bird in Continental Patagonia.

The descent in 4x4 will be undertaken by the southern slope of the hill, where we will stop to take a walk towards the Laberinto de las Piedras, a curious rock formation product of wind erosion for thousands of years, where we will find marine fossils, various particular rocks and stones and fantastic caves produced by erosion, a fantastic place for unforgettable photographs. *In times of thaw or heavy rain, this stop is not made*.

Continuing the descent we will arrive at Estancia Huyliche, a historical cattle ranch in activity and dating from the 1920s, the time of the historical events known as Rebel Patagonia. Then, in the oldest house of the Ranch we will serve lunch, snack or dinner according to the reserved time.

  • From October:

  • Full 4x4: 10am, 3pm and 6pm
    Zipline and Trekking: departures at 10 am and 3 pm

    Look at the options of this activity and choose yours!

    Cerro Huyliche 4x4 y Trekking

    Duration
    4 hs

    Start at
    10:00 hs

    Minors
    9 to 11 years

    Description

    90-minute guided walk along the north face of the hill with views of Lake Argentino

    Include

    • Bilingual guide Spanish - English
    • Guided descent trekking
    • Transfer from and to your hotel
    • Lunch, snack or dinner according to departure time

    Not include

    • Requires good health and physical condition.
    • Not suitable for people with back or neck problems or who are seriously overweight.
    • Not suitable for pregnant women or children under 8 years of age.

    Adults
    From 12 years

    Minors
    From 9 years

    Final price per adult

    AR$
    13,000
    Cerro Huyliche Full 4x4

    Duration
    4 hs

    Start at
    10:00 hs

    Minors
    4 to 11 years

    Description

    From the top of Cerro Huyliche -impressive natural viewpoint- you can enjoy a panoramic view of El Calafate, the Andes Mountains, the central body of Lake Argentino and the South Arm

    Include

    • Spanish - English bilingual guide.
    • Transfer from and to your hotel.
    • Lunch, Snack or Dinner according to departure time.

    Not include

    • Restrictions:
    • Only exclusive for people with spine or neck problems.
    • Not suitable for pregnant women.

    Adults
    From 12 years

    Minors
    From 4 years

    Final price per adult

    AR$
    13,000
    Cerro Huyliche 4x4 y Zipline

    Duration
    4 hs

    Start at
    10:00 hs

    Description

    Maximum adventure descending through our exclusive circuit of 4 zipline lines of 2920 meters in length.

    Include

    • Bilingual guide Spanish - English
    • Safety harness and equipment
    • Transfer from and to your hotel
    • Lunch, snack or dinner according to departure time

    Not include

    • Not suitable for people with physical or mental disabilities, people who suffer from vertigo, spine or neck problems, pregnant women, or children under 12 years of age.
    • Not suitable for people with obesity who exceed a body mass index greater than or equal to 30, according to the criteria of the Ministry of Health, also considering a weight limit of 100 kg / 220 lbs.
    • Not suitable for people taller than 2 mts / 6.5 ft.
    • Requires good health and physical condition.
    • Not suitable for people with back or neck problems or who are seriously overweight.
    • Not suitable for pregnant women or children under 8 years of age.

    Adults
    From 12 years

    Final price per adult

    AR$
    20,000

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