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  1. Argentina
  2. Patagonia
  3. El Calafate

El Calafate: Ríos de Hielo Express

Product ID: 261167
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Experience the ideal boat ride excursion to visit the Upsala, Spegazzini, and Seco Glaciers. From the comfort of a convenient boat, you will come up close and personal with these phenomenal frozen beasts.
About this activity
Duration: 5 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers
  • Enjoy marvelous iceberg views
  • Be amazed by the exceptional Patagonian landscape
Full description
Glaciers are the main attraction of El Calafate, and the best way to visit them is through an excursion of Los Glaciares National Park. Your sailing will take place in Punta Bandera, located 47 kilometers from El Calafate. It will be here where the boat will wait for its passengers to depart at 9:00AM in the morning.

The route begins through the north channel of the Argentino Lake, before reaching the Upsala Canal. After almost two hours of navigation, you will be able to enjoy the first glimpses of the Upsala Glacier, from a distance of approximately 15 kilometers away from it.

The itinerary then continues through the Spegazzini Channel, where you can see the Seco and South Heim glaciers. Finally, you will get to the front of the Spegazzini Glacier, which has the highest ice walls in the national park. Once you have enjoyed these wonders of nature, you will be safely returned to your point of origin.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Guide on the boat
  • Insurance
  • Handicapped access
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless option selected
  • Guide during land transfers
  • National park entrance fees (Argentine pesos in cash)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The activity is subject to the climatic and safety conditions according to the decision of the captain
• Due to the obstruction that exists in the North Arm of Lake Argentino, the route that takes place is to the Spegazzini Glacier
• The activity is subject to the climatic and safety conditions according to the decision of the captain
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Patagonia Dreams

Product ID: 261167