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Desert Lake Tour

Enjoy a half day tour from El Chaltén to Desert Lake. Take a cruise on the lake and choose between a variety of activities, including hiking, climbing and sailing.


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  • Transfer from/to hotels in El Chalten.
  • Boat trip on the Desert Lake.
  • Audio-guide in English and Spanish, controlled by GPS.

Days and Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday.
  • Departs 9:30am and 12pm.


  • 4 hours approx.

Travelling 40km from El Chaltén on Route 23 you will find Lago del Desierto. Despite its name, suggesting desolated wasteland, this pristine lake is spectacularly beautiful, with its sparkling water surrounded by deep green beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls, and a stunning backdrop of the massive Fitz Roy and Torre mountains.

This Desert Lake Tour will transport you from the trekking capital of El Chaltén to the beautiful Desert Lake, hidden amongst the trees and mountains. Embark on a boat and sail for some time on the scenic lake. From here you will have a choice of activities. Choose between hiking or climbing in the surrounding mountains, or opt to stay on the boat and enjoy a longer cruise. At the end of the tour you will be transported back to El Chaltén.

This tour is perfect for anyone who appreciates nature at its finest, as the tour passes through some of Patagonia’s most remarkable scenery. Choose between a relaxing day trip or a more active hike. Book this day trip to El Chaltén’s Desert Lake online now!

  • This tour starts in El Chaltén. If you are staying in El Calafate and want an Adventure Day in El Chaltén, click here for the ideal tour.

  • Once at Desert Lake, you will have a choice between climbing, hiking, or an additional lake cruise.

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