Laguna Cóndor - Refugio de Montaña is located on the west bank of the Río de las Vueltas, 20 km north of El Chaltén. The refuge offers accommodation in cabins with private bathrooms, half board (dinner and breakfast), Hot Tub, mountain bikes and self-guided activities within the property, all included in the price.

The restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a reading area, bar, living room on the mezzanine and free Wi-Fi connection.

The electricity is generated by an innovative hydroelectric turbine, which takes advantage of a natural torrent, reducing impact and pollution of the environment.

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Beyond its accommodation and amenities, Laguna Cóndor offers you a series of activities designed to make your stay unforgettable:

Trails (self-guided).

Mountain Bike (self-guided).

Kayak (with additional cost).

Ice Trek Cagliero Glacier (with additional cost).


The Refuge has 8 double cabins (double or twin) with private bathrooms, strategically located on the property, offering an experience of intimate contact with nature while enjoying the peace of the place..


From the restaurant you have impressive views of the north face of the mythical Cerro Fitz Roy. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the lounge. Additionally, there is a fireplace area, reading area and a bar. On the mezzanine you will find a lounge area with comfortable armchairs that offers views of the surrounding forest.

Hot tube

Enjoy a hot bath outdoors, ideal after a day of hiking, or to combine with daily activities at the Refuge. We provide bathrobe.


Trails (self-guided), Mountain bike (self-guided), Kayak Descent of Río De las Vueltas (with additional forest), Ice Trek Cagliero Glacier (with additional cost).

Rates - 2023'24 Season

Valid from October 1, 2023 to April 20, 2024

Price per cabin per night, with half board (dinner + breakfast). Values expressed for bank deposits in USD or its equivalent in pesos. Exchange rate: consult national and foreign public.
DOUBLE USD 500 USD 105 USD 605
Rates include:

Accommodation with half board (dinner and breakfast) and one non-alcoholic drink per person at each dinner.

Use of the Hot Tub, bicycles and self-guided activities within the property.

In/Out transfers from and to El Chaltén (Requires prior reservation of at least 48 hours).

Regular daily transfers, schedules subject to availability.

Rates do not include:

In/Out transfers from and to El Chaltén.

Additional services

NET rates (VAT included)

Box Lunch: USD 25

3-course lunch: USD 35

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Keep in mind


In Southern Patagonia the climate can change radically several times, making it possible to experience all 4 seasons in the same day.

In summer, the average temperature is around 64°F (when there are more than 17 hours of light per day), and it does not reach 35°F in winter, with a luminosity of 8 hours per day.


It is essential to use comfortable, warm and waterproof clothing if possible. Dressing in several layers is ideal to protect yourself from the cold and eventually cover yourself in case the temperature rises during the day. It is important to have sunglasses, gloves, hat, comfortable shoes, scarf or a Buff like neck warmer. For those who carry out specific trekking activities, it is advisable to use boots that protect the ankles, given that they will be walking on uneven terrain.


In the Refuge area, there is no access to cell phone signal. WiFi is offered in the common area, not in the cabins.

We have Radio communication service through our own radio repeater.

Only cash payments are accepted at the property.

The road from El Chaltén is consolidated gravel.


Refuge: West bank of the De las Vueltas River, 20 km north of El Chaltén - Province of Santa Cruz - Patagonia Argentina

Office: 45, San Martin Ave., El Chaltén.

Distance to the refuge from the Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (El Calafate): 137 mi (4 hours by car).

How to get

Direct from the Airport

If you want to arrive directly from the International Airport, without passing through El Calafate, you can hire a private transfer service, who will be waiting for you when you arrive from your flight and will bring you directly to Laguna Condor at the time that best suits you.

From El Calafate

The bus service from El Calafate run all year round. It takes Provincial Route 11 towards Río Gallegos and after 21 miles you arrive at the junction with National Route 40 where you turn left; 62 miles more and you reach the junction of Provincial Route 41, where you turn again to your left until you reach El Chaltén after about 55 miles.

From El Chaltén

Whether hiring the taxi transfer or if you have your own vehicle, continuing along the main avenue of El Chaltén you reach the gravel road that indicates the direction towards Lago del Desierto. After 12.5 mi, on your right you will find the Refugio Laguna Cóndor gate.

Terms and Conditions

Check in / Check out

Check in: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Check out: 07:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Reservation policies

- All reservations must be requested by e-mailand will be confirmed by the same means, as well as modifications and cancellations.

- Telephone communication does not imply reservation, cancellation or modification of any kind..

- To confirm reservations, it is essential to include the following information for each passenger in the order: name & surname, date of birth, ID or passport number, nationality, dietary restrictions (if any). Time/way of arrival at Laguna Cóndor Refuge.


- Any reservation is considered confirmed only with payment of 30% of the reservation as a deposit.

- The remaining 70% must be paid 20 days before the arrival of the passengers. All modifications to confirmed reservations are subject to availability and cancellation regime.

Policies for minors and guides

- Up to 2 years free of charge (occupying available bed).

- From 3 to 11 years old pay 80% of the adult Rack rate.

- People over 12 years old are considered adults.

- In order to apply the discount, it is essential to present a photocopy of the minors' identification document, prior to payment, otherwise the adult rate must be applied.

- Guides and Tour leaders: Consult.

Cancellation policies

- Any total or partial cancellation before 60 days prior to check-in does not apply a penalty.

- From day 59 to 45 days prior to check-in, the penalty will be equivalent to 30% of the reservation.

- From day 44 to the day of check-in, the penalty will be equivalent to 100% of the reservation.

PAYMENTS: If there is any payment at the time of cancellation within the established terms, it will be considered as credit for future reservations.


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Useful information

Argentina, the country

Official language: Spanish.
National currency: Argentine Peso.
Passport: minimum validity of 6 months.
Visas for tourism: authorized period of stay of is up to 90 days.
Vaccination for foreigners: Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory only in case of visiting forested areas of the north and northeast of Argentina, the borders with Brazil and Paraguay at altitudes below 2300 masl, including Iguazu Falls.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses abroad, including medical transfer.
Electric network: 220V / 50Hz.

El Chaltén

National Direct Dialing Code: 02962.
International Direct Dialing Code: 0054 2962.
How to get there: land route from El Calafate to 134 Km.
Nearest airport: El Calafate at 125 mi.
Climate in the austral summer: dry, windy and very variable.
Minimum average temperature: 33ºF (-1ºC) on winter.
Maximum average temperature: 59ºF (+15ºC) on summer.

Available services in El Chaltén

ATM (Red Link, Banco Santa Cruz).
Postal Mail: Correo Argentino.
Mobile network: 3G (Movistar and Claro companies).
On Bank.
Fuel: gasoline and diesel.

Services NOT available

Money Exchange agencies.