3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

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  • Location:El Calafate, Argentina
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

El Calafate 4x4 Off-Road Tour

Embark on a 4x4 adventure in Calafate Mountain Park, taking in the spectacular scenery of Los Glaciares National Park as you ride to the Calafate Balcony. This summer excursion (October to April) offers Patagonia’s best views of glacial Argentine Lake (Lago Argentino) and the Andes mountain range from an all-terrain vehicle. Accompanied by a driver-guide, you’ll watch condors soar above as you admire Mt Fitz Roy, Mt Torre and El Chaltén. Snack and round-trip hotel transport are included.


  • 3-hour El Calafate 4x4 off-road tour
  • Look out over glacier-fed Argentine Lake and the Andes mountains
  • Ride an all-terrain vehicle to El Laberinto de Piedras
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
  • Snack and round-trip transport included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This fun tour provides gorgeous views of the area that you can't get anywhere else!

What You Can Expect

El Calafate 4x4 Off-Road Tour

El Calafate 4x4 Off-Road Tour

After hotel pickup, your 3-hour off-road tour begins. Hop into your all-terrain vehicle, expect a Trekker or Land Rover, and prepare to be wowed by views of the steppes, Argentine Lake and the Andes mountain range as you travel.

Your first stop is a nature viewpoint with startling sights of El Calafate and the central body of Argentine Lake. Your guide will point out where the glaciers accumulate near Boca del Diablo (Devil’s Mouth), which makes up the narrowest part of the lake. Condors soar overhead, and if you’re there on a clear day you might even see Mt Fitz Roy and Mt Torre looming over the small mountain village of El Chaltén.

Continue to ascend in your 4x4 vehicle until you reach El Laberinto de Piedras (The Stone's Labyrinth), a region where rock formations reveal fossils that date back some 85 million years to the Cretaceous period. Enjoy a snack as you take in the views and explore the area.

Start to descend and stop at Piedra de los Sombreros. Admire the views as your guide tells you all about these particular rock formations that look like Mexican hats.

Continue your descent without losing sight of marvelous Argentine Lake and return to El Calafate with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014


4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The tour was well worthwhile and very complementary to ourvisit to Perito Merono the day before.

Your staff were professional, fun and polite.

I absolutely recommend it.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

My voucher issued by Viator provided the chairlift ride, which was not held, although the service was been paid. No explanation was provided by the guides nor the local operator Mil Outdoor.
My booking provided for a tour lasting 3 hours, 3 hours and a half, WITH the chairlift ride included. My flight on the evening was scheduled based on this duration, which was exactly what was spent on the 4x4 ride WITHOUT the chairlift, Incidentally, the chairlift was off, which caused me surprise.
The 4x4 truck picked me up at the hotel with half an hour late without justification, and it still took more time looking for other passengers, which caused a delay of almost one hour for the effective start of the tour.

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