Take advantage of the unique opportunity of walking on a glacier with Perito Moreno glacier tour. View the cracks and experience a different view of the glacier. Explore Patagonia’s rugged beauty, serene lakes, and monumental glaciers on the full-day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Sail from Bajo las Sombras Port across to Brazo Rico, where you meet your guide, strap on your crampons, and embark on a mini trek across the glacier. Listen as your guide provides fascinating details of local glaciology, flora, and fauna, before trekking into a nearby Magellanic forest. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
- Los Glaciares National Park
- Perito Moreno Glacier
- Rico Arm
- Port of Bajo Sombras
We will arrive at the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier from Bajo de la Sombra Port in El Calafate in Argentina. We will then enjoy a 40-minute trek across the Rico Arm to get to the glacier’s surface. We will then be provided crampons, unique metal spikes worn on our shoes, to make it easier for us to cross the glacier. Then, as we walk across this wonderful glacier and discover the surface, we’ll start our adventure!
At the end of the trek, for a much deserved toast, we will carve a piece of ice from the glacier and throw it into a glass of whiskey. Once completed, we’re going to make our way home on a highway between a lengas forest and the pier. Once again, crossing the Rico Arm, we will reach a footbridge crossing the glacier for a last look at this beautiful piece of nature!
Perito Moreno National Park
The excursion starts with a pick-up from the agreed-upon meeting location in El Calafate. We will provide audio guides in Spanish, English, and Portuguese in our luxurious buses to provide information on the location, the glacier, and the tour. After arriving at the “Bajo las Sombras” port (Ruta 11, km 70.9), take a ship to bridge the Lago Rico and land on the opposite bank after a 20-minute journey roughly in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier’s southern wall.
The mountain leaders assemble small groups of up to 20 people when you arrive ashore and pass by the shelter. Then, after a brief 20-minute discussion about glaciology along the lake’s edge, a short 20-minute hike to the glacier begins. Once on the ice, the instructors provide each participant with a set of crampons and instructions on how to walk on it.
You will be able to enjoy a broad range of ice formations, as well as cracks, seracs, glacier mills, and small ponds, throughout the approximately 1:30 hour stroll on the glacier. The journey is moderately strenuous. The ice surface you tread on is uneven, but it is firm and safe. You’ll learn about the flora and fauna as well as a unique occurrence that only occurs in the Perito Moreno Glacier and finally leads to its rupture. After the hike, take a stroll through the lush Magellanic forest to return to the refuge.
The journey includes a guided tour of the Los Glaciares National Park walkways, which are located 7 kilometers from the harbor. There, you’ll be able to take in the Glacier’s breathtaking panoramic views and walk along some of the self-guided pathways. The Minitrekking is intended for persons who like nature, adventure, and the thrill of walking on the ice of the world’s most magnificent glacier.
It’s part of the tour: Lake Argentino is the largest in the Argentine Republic and the third in South America.
Calafate Mountain Park
El Calafate Mountain Park is a center for recreational activities that offers summer and winter programs.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Los Glaciares National Park is located in the southern Andes of southwestern Argentina, near the Chilean border. Its numerous glaciers include Perito Moreno, famous for the spectacular ice cascades on its front wall, which end at Lake Argentino. In the north, the irregular peak of Mount Fitz Roy rises above the mountain village of El Chaltén and Viedma Lake. The park hosts many species of birds, such as condors and black eagles.
Rios de Hielo
The most impressive attractions of the national park. on the way we can observe the Heim, Peineta and Seco glaciers. In each attraction our guides in Spanish and English will make interventions and will be at your disposal.
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