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Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Tour

Product ID: 226531
Live the experience of walking on the millenary ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

At your hotel in El Calafate.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Glaciers National Park
  • Hike over one of the largest glaciers in the world
  • Toast your trek whiskey with ice from the glacier
Full description
After your hotel pickup, get an introduction to the landscape and use of crampons for your glacier trekking adventure before seeing the incredible streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and ice formations of the incredible glacier.

The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you will walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive information about the flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about specific phenomena that occur on the Perito Moreno Glacier, including what can cause its rupture.

After the walk, a stroll through the exuberant magallanic forest brings you back to the shelter, where visitors can have lunch overlooking an incredible view.

Once lunch is finished, you’ll head back to the port, where a bus will be awaiting to take you back to the Glacier viewpoint and its footbridges before heading back to El Calafate.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Crampons to walk on the ice
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This is a MUST DO while in El Calafate, unless you go in a cruise on Antarctica. It was an experience to remember for many years to come. We've been lucky to be a sunny day and the glacier was discovering itself for us. But you should be prepared for everything: sun, wind, rain and/or snow. Good walking shoes (not city shoes, the crampons will not stay on them), water proof and wind protection jackets and many layers as the weather changes. Sun cream is required before you start on the glacier and sun glasses, gloves and hat. Ice crampons will be provided. This is not a difficult activity, but it is not a flat walk. The guide will make many stops in the way, will explain bout the place, the glacier, answer questions and allocate time for pictures. There were 2 guides -depends on how large the group is. One lead and one that helped us on more difficult places. Backpacks were left at the shelters. Whisky and chocolates provided at the end of the tour. Professional guides.

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November 14, 2019

We really liked the experience of walking around Perito Moreno! The guides are great, very attentive and friendly. Things explain very well. The guide who took us there was very nice and told us many things! If you ask him about anything else he also answers or informs you to give you the answer! A charm!!

October 25, 2019

A unique experience, worth living!

January 11, 2020

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Tolkeyen Patagonia Turismo

Product ID: 226531