MINITREKKING ON THE PERITO MORENO GLACIER – FULL DAY
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Budget, Charming, Classic, Falls, Family-friendly, Forest, Glaciers, Ice Trekking, Lake, Mountain, National Park, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Trekking, Trendy, Walking Tour
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Transfer from the hotels to the Bajo las Sombras Port, approximately 7km before the Glacier viewpoint, from where the 20 minute ship crossing leaves until we reach the opposite side of Brazo Rico, where we descend.
After the disembark we get to the small shelter, where specialized mountain guides welcome you and organize the people in groups of not more than 20, who then follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. We arrive to the River Moreno`s Cascade, where the guides explain how to use the pair of crampons that will allow us to walk over the glacier.
The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues.
The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. 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
After the walk, a stroll through the exuberant magallanic forest brings you back to the shelter, where the visitors have lunch contemplating a wonderful view.
Once lunch is finished, we head back to the Port, where a bus will be awaiting to take you back to the Glacier viewpoint and its footbridges, where you will be able to stay for an hour. We then begin our return to El Calafate.
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: Between 10 and 65 years old.
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 in the woods at the side of the lake, before embarking. There are no restaurants to have lunch in.
Duration: 7 hours (1 hour and 30 minutes on the glacier).
-Regular tour departs daily, from July 6th to May 31th, pick up time around 07.00 to 08.00 am.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel;
- English Speaking guide.
- Entrence fee National Park Los Glaciares;