EL CALAFATE

BIG ICE PERITO MORENO GLACIER – FULL DAY

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El Calafate

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  • Activity Level Challenging
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  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the BIG ICE PERITO MORENO GLACIER – FULL DAY.

We wish you join us in this wonderful experience.
The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 10 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front walls.
After checking the gear, we get ready, pick up the crampons and walk following the lateral moraine, for an hour and a half, until we reach the access to the glacier. After fitting harnesses and crampons on our footwear we start the ice trekking.
There is a breathtaking view of the immense plateau of ice.
During the walk you will be introduced to a number of features within the ice, huge moulins, crevasses, caves, and above all the special feeling of exploring the middle of the ice.
Expert bilingual mountain guides will always lead you, looking after your safety and teaching you the “ways of the ice”.
You will hike for about 3 hours and a half, and spend some time having lunch somewhere on the ice.
Back on the moraine we start our descent back to the port, to take the boat and navigate for 20 minutes, very close to the southern wall.
We are glad to be able to offer one of the most spectacular Ice-hikes in the world.

Restrictions: Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems. Age: This walk is aimed at fit people between 18 and 50 years.

Recommendations: wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes (windbreaker, jacket and windbreaker and / or raincoat). Sunglasses, sunscreen and gloves. Also sun hat or coat in case it gets very cold. Take a lunch box to have a meal before embarking. There are no restaurants to have lunch in.

Duration: 7 hours (3 hours and 30 minutes on the glacier).

-Regular tour departs daily, from September 15th to April 30th, at 07.00 am.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel;
  • English Speaking guide.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entrence fee to National Park Los Glaciares;
  • Lunch;
  • Tips.