El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier & Optional Boat Cruise
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
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Perito Moreno is simply SPECTACULAR and walking on it is so much more special!! BUT, do not expect anything else other than the professionalism of the leaders of the trek. Make sure you bring everything yourself if you need to drink something. The hike is spectacular and what you see is simply breathtaking. However the service is mass tourism and nothing special. Yet professional and by the book. The leaders of the trek on ice are great. Great sense of humor and made sure we were all safe. The kept safe distances and had an eye on us constantly.
A good experience if you aren’t planning on doing the Moreno ice trek. We did both and feel that the cruise was too long and confined. We would have preferred spending an extra day in Chalten. Boats are restricted from getting within 5km or so from the Upsala glacier and not worth the stop in my opinion. Spegazzini was ok and the perspective from up close at Moreno was interesting but it takes so long to get between them all. The Lago views are spectacular though. The tour took about 9 hours without transfers to Calafate.
this was such an amazing experience! we were grinning from ear to ear! loved getting up close to the glacier on the boat and then getting to actually walk on it was simply wonderful. the whole trip was very well organized from the pick up at the hotel to the various components. I highly recommend this to just about everyone. They made it very easy for people to manage the ice walk - just be sure to wear decent shoes/hiking boots.
The day is well timed but long. It allows you a choice of a short hike or a 8Km round trip with moderate to challenging track. The bus picks you up at your hotel or dwelling at about 9-9:30 am thence you travel the 220 Km to El Chaltén (with one stop) then arrive just after 12:30.pm The only downside is the lunch box provided - suggest yo get something more appealing and take it with you.
We splurged for Captain’s Club and it was well worth it. Roomy comfortable seats. We had only 8 people in a private room that may hold 30. Great window viewing. Private balcony. Wine, appetizers. Private lunch area at the destination. Great private English park guide