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The hotels namesake Twin Accommodations Beautiful hotel accommodations Delicious Breakfast spread A view from the lodge Springtime in Patagonia El Galpon del Glaciar The sheep quarters Relax in the courtyard El Galpon del Glaciar Matrimonial Accommodations Matrimonial Accommodations Comfortable Hotel Accommodations Watch a traditional tango show Watch a sheep shearing An aerial view of the hotel
Only 20 km from El Calafate, on the way to the Glaciar Perito Moreno, in an old and traditional Patagonia homestead, lies �El Galpon� (The shearing shed). The lodge has 16 comfortable rooms with a view to the lake or to the magnificent Andes Mountain Range and is the perfect hotel choice on your Patagonia tour. The farm owns 3,5 Kms of lake Argentino shore and 1,5 kms the river Centinela. Within the property you may practice diverse nature related activities.

Rooms
The Lodge has 16 comfortable rooms, with Cordillera De Los Andes View Facilities:

* Suites Bathrooms
* Telephone
* Internet
* Heating

Excursions
A wonderful personal welcome awaits guests at the hotel restaurant with delicious homemade jams, cookies, scones and bread and hot tea or coffee. The adventure starts at the antique sheep shearing shed where a walking tour takes you through trekking paths, leading to the lagoon "Laguna de los P�jaros" and the lake "Lago Argentino". The expedition to the nature reserve includes birdwatching of over 40 migrating species which visit us from the beginning of Spring, and which often nest in the reserve by the lagoon. The tour continues to the ancient Indian camping ground where archeologists from the University of La Plata have been excavating and studying their culture.

It is hard to imagine this trip without watching the Kelpie dogs mustering the flock from their pastures to the shearing shed. There you will see how sheep are shorn and how wool is baled. The tour ends with a delicious patagonic lamb barbecue, fresh salads and homemade desserts at our cozy restaurant with a magnificent view over the "Lago Argentino" and the "Cordillera de Los Andes".

Birdwatching is especially spectacular throughout the grounds, and you may also ask to arrange a mountain bike ride, horseback ride, or a trip in a carriage. All of these activities are included with a 3-day or longer stay.
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8 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the classic Fitz Roy route
  • Hike Viedma Glacier with crampons
  • Enjoy two nights of camping
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
Begin your Argentina travels with a hike among glaciers and steep granite spires in the famous Fitz Roy Range, taking to the backcountry on a 4-day trek. Explore the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier before heading home from your Patagonia travels.
Activities: Camping, Land, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier
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Three Amigas and penguins
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Highlights of Southern Argentina

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit a penguin rookery
  • Wander Tierra del Fuego's trails
  • Canoe the Ovando River
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Explore Patagonia at a relaxed pace, taking plenty of time for wildlife and bird-watching. We'll visit Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier, along with a working sheep ranch!
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
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End of the World

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  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by boat
  • Magdalena Island penguin rookery
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Your Patagonia travel begins on the Stella Australis for a sea journey through the Strait of Magellan. Then journey overland to Torres del Paine in Chile and enjoy the sights of Grey Glacier and Los Cuernos over fine Chilean wine. End your trip in El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy two nights at a historic hacienda.
Activities: Biking, Expedition Cruises, Horseback Riding, Land, Land & Sea, Trekking & Hiking, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, Cape Horn, EcoCamp, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia
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The sun breaks through the clouds over the lodge
$5,150
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Ultimate Patagonia Trekking

14 Day Itinerary
  • Ultimate Patagonia trekking trip
  • Perito Moreno and Viedma Glaciers
  • Hike W Trek & Fitz Roy
A complete hiking and trekking adventure that combines the best of both Argentine and Chilean Patagonia travel! This two-week journey pairs our Argentina Glacier Adventure itinerary with the Pure Patagonia trip, for those hearty hikers in search of southern South America's breathtaking backcountry scenery.
Activities: Biking, Camping, Land, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, EcoCamp, El Calafate, El Chalten, Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Torre, Paine Grande Mountain Lodge, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Refugio Los Cuernos, Santiago, Torres del Paine
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Perito Moreno Glacier
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Hiking Los Glaciares

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to view Mount Fitz Roy
  • Search for Patagonian Wildlife
  • Trek along glacial lakes & valleys
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
Begin your Argentina travels with day hikes among glaciers and steep granite spires in the famous Fitz Roy Range. Next it's off to the famous Los Glaciares National Park for a hiking trip to the thundering Perito Moreno Glacier before heading home from your Patagonia travels.
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Lago de los Tres, Laguna Torre, Perito Moreno Glacier
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Trekking in Patagonia
$2,625
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Patagonia Hiking Express

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to the Base of the Towers
  • Premier day hikes in El Chalten
  • Ice trekking on Perito Moreno
For those who are short on time but big on adventure, take advantage of our Patagonia Express tour to visit the main sites of Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, and Torres del Paine in nine days. Hike in gorgeous landscapes and jagged glaciated ranges as you explore vast expanses on this Patagonia tour.
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, South America, El Calafate, El Chalten, Lago de los Tres, Laguna Torre, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine
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Fitz Roy
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Patagonia Glaciers Self-Drive

7 Day Itinerary
  • Watch Perito Moreno Glacier calve
  • Explore La Leona Petrified Forest
  • Hike the Patagonian landscape
  • Walk on Viedma Glacier
Take this week long self-driving tour through Patagonia and experience this unique region for yourself! Explore a petrified forest, hike the Fitz Roy Range, and strap on some crampons for a walk on Viedma Glacier. This relaxed itinerary is rounded out with the flexibility of having your own transportation.
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, El Calafate, El Chalten, Lago de los Tres, Perito Moreno Glacier
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Machu Picchu Clouds
$13,995
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South America Grand

34 Day Itinerary
  • Observe toucans and macaws
  • Snorkel among Galapagos marine life
  • Watch water flood over Iguazu Falls
  • Hike to the spires of El Paine
Explore the best of South America on this month long adventure that begins in Ecuador and ends in Chile. This itinerary includes it all from snorkeling, hiking, and searching for wildlife to cultural immersion, food tasting, and history. Diverse and full of activities this vacation is sure to delight!
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Expedition Cruises, Fishing, History, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, Galapagos, Patagonia, Peru, South America, South Pacific, Buenos Aires, Coca, Cusco, EcoCamp, Foz do Iguacu, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Otavalo, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Sacha Lodge, Sacred Valley, Santiago, Torres del Paine
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Gorgeous Scenery on a Patagonia Tour
$1,875
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Holiday 2016 Hiking Los Glaciares

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Patagonian Landscape
  • View the rare Andean Condor
  • Watch Perito Moreno Glacier calve
  • Climb to Laguna Torre
Begin your Argentina travels with day hikes among glaciers and steep granite spires in the famous Fitz Roy Range. Next it's off to the famous Los Glaciares National Park for a hiking trip to the thundering Perito Moreno Glacier before heading home from your Patagonia travels.
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Lago de los Tres, Laguna Torre, Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier
$3,250
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Holiday 2016 Fitz Roy & Glaciers Trekking

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to view Mount Fitz Roy
  • Search for Patagonian Wildlife
  • Cruise a lake to see Viedma Glacier
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
Begin your Argentina travels with a hike among glaciers and steep granite spires in the famous Fitz Roy Range, taking to the backcountry on a 4-day trek. Explore the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier before heading home from your Patagonia travels.
Activities: Camping, Land, Trekking & Hiking
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier
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University of Montana Alumni Patagonia

10 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy a dinner and Tango show
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Hike to view Torres del Paine
  • Visit a colony of penguins
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Activities: Land
Places: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, EcoCamp, El Calafate, El Galpon del Glaciar, Magdalena Island, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Santiago
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3 Day Itinerary
Explore Perito Moreno Glacier up close! This 3 day extension will take adventurers to the lively town of El Calafate, where you will spend time browsing the tree-lined streets. Spend the night on a working Patagonian sheep farm, then drive into Parque Nacional Los Glaciares for an encounter with the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. Zodiac across …
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier
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