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Los Glaciares National Park

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El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Big Ice Trek

1. El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Big Ice Trek

The trip begins with pickup from El Calafate and travels 1 hour and 30 minutes to Bajo de la Sombras Port. From here, sail across the Rico Channel and descend on the southwestern coast of Patagonia to reach Perito Moreno Glacier. Upon arrival at the glacier, enjoy a 1 hour and 30 minute hike with your mountain guides along a path next to the glacier. Arrive at a magnificent view point and marvel at the vast frozen landscape that stretches out before you. From here, attach the iron crampons to the ground and begin your hike walk across the ice. Trek across the ice for around 4 hours, admiring the fascinating ice formations from start to finish. From your expert guides, learn about the flora and fauna that thrive in this unique environment, and listen to interesting facts about the glaciology of the region, and in particular about the phenomenon of glacier rupture. Finally, return to Bajo de las Sombras Port to gaze at the view of the glacier from the walkways and balconies, and then return to the city of El Calafate.

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What people are saying about Los Glaciares National Park

Fantastic tour! Great experience hiking on the Glacier. An absolute must do when in the El Calafate area. The tour starts slow with ca 1.5-2h of travel to the park. In the park there was a brief stop for photos at a viewpoint and another, longer stop at the balconies where you can see the front of the glacier - and with luck pieces falling into the lake. After that we got on a boat and crossed the lake to start the glacier hike. It is a good 30min hike up, next to the glacier with two stops: At the first everybody gets harness and helmet, and on the second, close to getting onto the glacier, crampons are fitted. Hiking on the glacier was a great experience and we had enough time on it to exhaust everybody. The hike back, same path as coming up, felt longer than before and everybody was super happy when sipping their whiskey on the boat back. Must bring: Sunscreen!! The reflection from the ice makes the UV light super intense.

Unique and enchanting experience of walking in that white glacial sea. Recommend but for those who are not sedentary. Degree and physical demand is not so high but those who are out of shape may not be able to cope.

This experience was phenomenal! I had seen it on youtube but being there is just out of this world while still being here on earth. Lol!

Breath taking views. Definitely a tiring hike but worth the experience