OverviewExperience a once in a lifetime excursion exploring the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. along the visit the charming town of El Calafate and feel the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier under your feet! Trip highlights • Visit El Calafate in Argentina • Gaze at the Stunning Glacier from the Viewing Balconies • Trek with Professional Guides on the Perito Moreno Glacier • Navigate Across Lago Argentino • Perfect extension before or after your Torres del Paine Trip! *Please note that this activity are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.
Transfer from Hotel - Navigate Bajo de las Sombras Bay - Hike to Refugio - Mini Ice Trek Excursion
1 Hour Transfer Each Way, 20 Minute Navigation Each Way, 30 Minute Hike, 2 Hour Ice Hike, 1 Hour Walk at Viewing Balconies (BL)
Early in the morning, your transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in El Calafate and take you to the immense Perito Moreno Glacier, a very active glacier on the south arm of Lake Argentino. We invite you to take part in an unforgettable, unique and exciting adventure, walking with us on the stunning icefield and glacier. The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in Bajo de las Sombras Bay about 6 KM before the glacier viewing balconies - where you embark for 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the glacier’s front walls and icebergs channel. You disembark on the opposite shore and hike 30 minutes through the forest to a small shelter where specialized mountain guides welcome you. After checking the last details and completing a safety briefing, groups of up to 20 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice, the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain the proper techniques of their use. This two hour ice trek circuit introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.
Enjoy your premium box lunch and wine after a successful hike and later, your group will cross again by boat and returning to the peninsula. Here you will proceed with the group to the balconies to view the magnificent glacier for approximately 1 hour. After snapping your last photos and enjoying the wonderful sights, you return to spend the night in the town of Calafate.
- Private/Regular Transportation to Glaciers National Park
- Round-Trip Boat Navigation
- Ice Trekking Excursion (Groups up to 20)
- Ice Trekking Equipment (helmets, crampons, harness, ice axe)
- Premium Box Lunch w/ Wine
- Professional & Certified Guides (English-Spanish languages)
- Visit to Glacier Viewing Balconies
- Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park.
- Nights in Calafate
- Medical Expenses
- Personal Expenses
- Gratuities for Guide/s
$New Season Pricing to Come!
Start / End
MIN 1, MAX 20
Dates & PricesChile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience. Some programs however, are shared as regular services and there may be a higher number of participating guests per group. PRICES FOR SEASON 2020/2021: (Valid until April 2021) New Season Price to Come! DEPARTURES UPON REQUEST *The Ice Hike is permitted for guests from 10 to 65 years old. People with cardiovascular diseases, COPD, emphysema, asthma or recent surgeries are not permitted to take part in this excursion.