Around 9 AM or 4 PM, depending on the choice of the tour, the pick-up of passengers in centric hotels begins, and once ready , the ascent through the Huyliche and Calafate hills begins, travelling in a comfortable 4 x 4. Soon we will arrive to the "Estancia 25 de Mayo" reserve. We will continue through the course of the Calafate stream, recognizing the change in the flora as we continue the ascent, until we arrive to the post of the Villalba family, first inhabitants of the residence. We will learn about the history of the family while we observe the landscape around us. We will make a short trekking around the reserve, where we will explore and discover archaeological sites that go back to the era of the glaciations. Once inmersed in the steppe, we will see different species inhabiting the place, while the guides tell us about them and their way of life.
Returning to the gorge, we will enjoy a delicious stew in "La Selección". Here is part of the menu that we can enjoy:
Entree: Homemade soup
Main dish: Lamb casserole with vegetables, or the vegetarian option which consists in sauteed vegetables served in homemade bread (please let us know at the moment of the booking if you prefer this option so we can prepare it in advance)
Dessert: chocolate mouse with almond praline
Drinks: water and wine
After this delicious lunch or dinner we will return to El Calafate, around 2 PM for the morning option, or around 9 PM for the afternoon choice.