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  1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia
  3. El Calafate
  4. Perito Moreno Glacier

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

Product ID: 233632
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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
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Authorized hotels in El Calafate
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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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
Full description
Start your trip with pick-up from certain hotels in El Calafate and take the 1.5-hour transfer to Bajo de las Sombras Port. Board a boat to cross the Rico channel. Join a group of up to 20 people and take a 20-minute walk to the glacier. 

When you arrive, get kitted out with crampons and begin the ascent. Hike for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes enjoying the ice formations and discovering the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region. Learn about the phenomenon of glacier rupture. 

Then, return to the refuge through the Magellanic forest. From there, cross the Rich Arm of Lago Argentino and sail in front of the glacier. After this, spend approximately 1 hour exploring a network of walkways which offer a new perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in El Calafate
  • A 1-hour and 40-minute hike on the glacier
  • Glacier Sailing
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish/English
What’s Not Included
  • Entrances fees for the national park (AR $800)
  • Packed lunch (please bring your own)
  • Snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility
• The start time of the activity will not be confirmed until the day before the tour; you will be informed via email
• It is not possible to book this tour for the day of your arrival or departure
• This is a physically demanding hike and is only suitable for people between 10 and 65 years of age with a good level of fitness
• Not suitable for pregnant women, those with mobility issues, heart problems, or respiratory problems
• Children under 10 years old are not allowed to participate, and children aged between 10-18 years will require written authorization from a parent or guardian to join
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 53 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
5.0/5

Organized by

Patagonia Dreams

Product ID: 233632