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Calafate Extremo

Avenida Del Libertador 1185, El Calafate Z9405AHJ, Argentina
+54 2902 49-1095
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Snow day

Excellent off road rustic experience. We had a great time exploring the snow covered area with the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Federico B
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Balcones de El Calafate

We just did this tour and was our last nice experience in the El Calafate, nice driver and chef at... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Jorge A
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Bogota, Colombia
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Inside the “Estancia Huyliche” we find the Huyliche Hill, 10 minutes away from El Calafate, which allows access our 4 x 4 Land Rovers to "Balcones de El Calafate" a scenic spot 900 meters over sea level. From “Balcones de El Calafate” you will see Argentino’s Lake, El Calafate city, Mount Fitz Roy and Torre and the rising of Perito Moreno Glacier. On the route you'll visit a site consisting of sedimentary rock from the late Cretaceous period, petrified wood chips, shark teeth, ma-rine oysters and fossilized bones from that age, giving the trip an extra value. On the way we'll make 4 stops to enjoy 3 viewpoints and "El refugio." Here we'll offer lunch or afternoon service. The stops are a very good opportunity to take pictures of the landscape and eventually enjoy the appearance of condors, eagles, guanacos and foxes. Before reaching our final stop, there is an optional 15-20 minutes hike between high rocks and vegetation heading to view point of the Moyano valley.
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Avenida Del Libertador 1185, El Calafate Z9405AHJ, Argentina
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent off road rustic experience. We had a great time exploring the snow covered area with the kids!! Highly recommended

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Calafate_Extremo, Propietario at Calafate Extremo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks Federico! kss

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We just did this tour and was our last nice experience in the El Calafate, nice driver and chef at the same time. Very recommended! Thanks Alejandro!

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Calafate_Extremo, Propietario at Calafate Extremo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks Jorge, hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We did the Balcones tour in 4x4 in our last day in El Calafate and after having seen everything else - glaciers, estancias and what not. We found the 4x4 experience loads of fun, and the views from up there really amazing. The guides were...More

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Calafate E, Gerente at Calafate Extremo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017
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Muchísimas gracias por hacer nuestra excursión y por tan lindo comentario...!!!! Buena vida para Uds.!!!

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice excursion ! The guide Alejandro was friendly and funny during all the excursion at the Balcones !

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Calafate E, Gerente at Calafate Extremo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you so much for your opinión and your visit, we hope see you again!

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Our party of 4 did the off-road adventure during the morning of our last day in El Calafate. We all agreed it was a great way to conclude our visit. We had spent two days in Los Glaciares National Park, so this was a great...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

We went to see the glaziers the next day and this by comparison was a dud. You are crammed in with a bunch of other people in an uncomfortable Land Rover for a long time. The view is nice but not worth it. My boyfriend...More

Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Ride in an old Land Rover probably you can get in any place in the world but this Land Rover has a cool guide behind the wheel. Taking up hill to see the El Calafate from above. Driving in steep angles and scaringly close to...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

What we went through was a below than average experience. We were passengers on this 4 on 4 with the driver telling us a few stories about the town and the area, nothing too interesting. Going up the mountain we stopped at a few viewpoints...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

If you are unable to walk or disabled or really old, then this is your tour and you will not be disappointed. However, I thought we were going to be driving 4x4, which in the States is called a 4wheeler and we were in a...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

If you reserve this excursion, by all means do it in the morning, so the midday lunch is included. Starting point is at about 10 a.m. from your hotel in a 4 x 4 Land Rover. Once the car enters the Huiliche estancia, it goes...More

1  Thank Karoly75
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