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El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams
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From US$ 197.04 per person

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Hike with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier on this incredible Patagonian adventure. Explore a forest on foot and stroll along a series of walkways. Appreciate the magnificent ice mass from new angles during a boat cruise in front of the glacier.

About this activity

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Duration 5 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup included from hotels in El Calafate; please provide your hotel name and address. Pickup from Airbnb or private apartments is not included; in this case, you will be provided the closest meeting point available. Pickup will be between 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM. The tour provider will confirm the specifics the day before your activity.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike on the Perito Moreno Glacier with crampons
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise in front of the glacier
  • Explore a Patagonian forest with stunning natural scenery
  • See the glacier from different angles as you stroll along boardwalks
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with 1 guide for every 10 guests
Full description

Discover Patagonia on this trek in Los Glaciares National Park. Explore the park on foot, and trek on glaciers with crampons. Learn about the flora and fauna from your guide along the way, and sail in front of a glacier on Argentino Lake.

This unmissable experience begins at the “Bajo de las Sombras” Port, within Los Glaciares National Park. Take a boat to cross the Brazo Rico, to the west coast. After crossing, take a rest stop and meet your guides who will brief you on the activity. Strap on your crampons and trek along the glacier, following along with your licensed guides. See unique ice formations and learn about glacier ruptures and the natural life of the region. Return to the refuge through the Magellan forest where you can enjoy your lunch (not included) with a view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Return through the Brazo Rico of the Argentino Lake, sailing in front of the glacier.

You can also enjoy the view of the Perito Moreno from the catwalks: another way to see and appreciate its immensity.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in El Calafate (according to selected option)
  • Approximately 1 hour hike on the glacier
  • Glacier sailing
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the national park (general AR$5.500; Argentine residents AR$1.500 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 65 years
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • It is not possible to book this tour for the day of your arrival or departure
  • Children aged between 08-18 years will require written authorization from a parent or guardian to join
  • This activity is only available for people between the ages of 8 and 65
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 258 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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my partner and i booked this tour a few months in advance and were looking forward to it!! the tour was well organised and our questions were answered within reasonable timeframes. we were picked up from our hotel and dropped off exactly as planned. the actual walking on the glacier exceeded our expectations. we strongly recommend it to someone who wants to see the ice up close.

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January 14, 2023

wonderful experience. We rented a car and joined the cruise to the glacier hike at the jetty. No problem at all. Keep in mind that waiting in line to get tickets to enter the National Park may take some time. We arrived there as it opened and waited about 10min in line. Short cruise on a catamaran to where we meet the guide for the hike. Have about a 50min walk to get to the base of the glacier. Get a helmet and crampons to walk on the ice. The guide explains how to walk up and down the ice. Wonderful to see into the crevasses and the amazing blue of the glacier ice. We had about 45min to eat lunch before taking the catamaran back to the meeting point. There was complimetary tea and coffee at the base camp (after the hike) which was unexpected surprise.

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January 12, 2023

Punctual pick-up from the hotel. Afterwards we took the bus to the glacier, where we had enough time to take photos and have a coffee. Subsequent drive to the landing place, short crossing by boat to the glacier. Crampons were put on and the hike on the ice began. At the end of the tour there was still a schnapps and sweets.

December 29, 2022

Product ID: 233632