1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia, Argentina
  3. El Calafate
  4. Lago Argentino

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier & Optional Boat Cruise

Product ID: 231537
Discover Perito Moreno, the most important glacier in the Los Glacieres National Park. Stroll along boardwalks and be dazzled by the breathtaking ice floes from different angles. Take an optional boat adventure to experience the iconic glacier up close.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your downtown hotel in El Calafate (no private homes).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be dazzled by the landslides of ice at the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Admire this impressive natural attraction from different perspectives
  • Set aside time to explore the park and admire its other wonders
  • Enjoy an optional boat safari to get even closer to the glacier
Full description
Depart from your hotel in El Calafate at around 10:30 AM and set off for the Perito Moreno Glacier located inside the Los Glaciares National Park. Travel for 80 kilometers (50 miles) until you arrive at the west end of the Magallanes Peninsula. Then, enjoy plenty of time to explore this natural ice formation due to your early start. 

Begin your tour of the national park by strolling along a 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) network of boardwalks. Admire the glacier from multiple perspectives as you climb up to different levels and balconies. Spend 2 hours exploring the runways and use this time to eat a packed lunch or make a stop in one of the restaurants. 

Next, take an optional 1-hour boat ride in front of the northern wall of the glacier. After the tour, return to El Calafate via the same route, arriving at approximately 6:30/7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Boat ride (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • National Park entrance fee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 182 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Escursione ben organizzata, ci sono venuti a prendere all'hotel e con il bus siamo giunti al Parque nacional los glaciares. Quel giorno pioveva, ma al chiosco si potevano acquistare delle mantelline. The passerelle di metallo portano i visitatori a vari «mirador» dove si ammira il ghiacciaio da vari punti di vista. In ultimo ci siamo avvicinati al Perito Mireno con un battello.

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February 3, 2020

Our guide was lovely, made an explanation of flora fauna and very pleasant weather. for me the most spectacular is in the views of the red path. It gives you just time to visit the hostels if you also do the boat trip (I would not buy it until it was there and if it does not rain, go ahead but it is not worth it). despite the weather a great experience !!

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January 25, 2020

We were picked up at the hotel at the scheduled time, the driver then picked up additional passengers. Before leaving Calafate, we had to transfer to a larger bus, this took up alot of time. Once we finally arrived at the Glacier site, we felt a bit rushed. Overall nice experience, amazing nature!!

January 20, 2020

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Product ID: 231537