Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate

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Pass By: Tangol El Calafate, Cmte. Tomas Espora 10, El Calafate Z9405BWB Argentina

The tour starts with the pick up from your hotel located in central Calafate

Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Avenida Del Libertador 1302, El Calafate Z9405AHY Argentina

This unique natural wonder has been declared a "World Heritage Site of Humanity" by UNESCO in 1981. The National Park includes a scenario of mountains, lakes and forests, a large portion of the Andes Mountains covered with ice and snow to the west and the arid Patagonian steppe to the east.

Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina

In the South area of the National Park, it is the most famous of all the glaciers, the Perito Moreno Glacier. It owes its fame to its continuous movement, which produces a cyclical phenomenon of ongoing advance and retreat with spectacular falls of gigantic blocks of ice into the waters.

Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

Follow the boardwalks to strategically placed viewing platforms to witness the glacier from all angles and levels, and admire the surrounding mountain and forest scenery.

For close-up views of Perito’s south face, visit the footbridge directly in front of the glacier. Marvel at the craggy 196-foot (60 meter) high front wall, with its meringue-like peaks and cliffs soaring over the lake’s waters. Take close-up photos and listen for the eerie creaks that precede the regular calving — when chunks of ice rupture and fall into the lake in a crashing spectacle.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina

if you choose the boat ride option, step aboard and sail across the Rico arm of Lake Argentino. Then, have your camera ready as you sail between floating ice close to the majestic 196-foot (60 meter) high front wall. Gaze up at the towering cliffs and watch spellbound as chunks of ice crash into the water — an unforgettable sight.

Duration: 1 hour

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Argentino
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park. (ARS $ 600). Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear warm, comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water, snacks and sunscreen
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Prajwal N
5 | 2019-04-22

Very well organized tour of this epic natural spectacle. Mini van was comfortable, guide was good and friendly, and boat trip was great as well to see the glacier up close.

4 | 2018-02-13

The glaciar is definitely worth seeing.Our guide’s attitude at the beginning was unacceptable-we were called the day before the trip that the pick-up time is not 8:30 but 9:10. The bus came at 8:50 and guide (Anna) said: you are going now or not at all which was shocking as we already paid for trip.

Naoyuki T
5 | 2017-10-22

great experience. amazing view and kind guide. Highly recommend.

5 | 2017-09-23

Very well organized tour of an amazing glacier with plenty of time to see it up close and personal. I highly recommend it.


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