Between 7.30 am and 8.45 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in El Calafate and we will go to Los Glaciares National Park (80 km away), one of the main parks in Argentine Patagonia.
After an hour`s ride in our comfortable shuttle, we will arrive at the pier boarding station located in the port "Bajo de las Sombras".
There we will embark for a 20-minute sail through the Rico Arm, enjoying stunning views of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Sailing in front of the southern wall of the glacier is really spectacular. You feel small in front of such a huge mass of ice.
Then, arriving at the opposite shore, already in a natural area with no access to people outside of those who took the tour, we will disembark and our guides specialized bilingual mountain guides will welcome you and take you to a small refuge.
After checking the last details of the group of no more than 20 people, we start trekking with the guides along the shore from the lake towards the edge of the Perito Moreno glacier.
Once we hit the ice, the guides will hand out a pair of crampons to each participant to tuck under their shoes and explain how to use them. metal that are attached to the shoes are what allow us to walk with stability on the ice, allowing us to walk safely.
Once we`re ready, we`ll start a 2-hour glacier hike circuit. Via this hike, we are going to walk and discover: streams, small lagoons, ravines, cravasses and a lot of ice formations of the most incredible blue.
The ice surface on which we are going to walk is irregular, but firm and safe. Our specialized team of guides will set the course to follow and they will also help people who need it.
Anyone who is within the age range enabled and has good mobility can perform the activity without problems.
Along the route there are stops to take photos and then have a good amount to share on social networks.
During the walk, we will receive explanations about the flora, fauna and geology of the national park. It is very interesting to know how it was formed over thousands of years the glacier, and understand well the process of ruptures that we will see later when we visit the catwalks in the afternoon.
To close our luxury activity, we are going to have a glass of Whiskey with the particularity that we are going to put together the on the rock with ice that we ourselves can take from the glacier.
Once the toasting ceremony is over we will return to the refuge, from where we will embark for another 20 minutes of navigation to the port of Bajo de las Sombras where The bus that will take us to the viewpoint where there are bathrooms, gastronomy services and the beginning of the walkway path awaits us.
We will have free time to have lunch (there is a restaurant in the area where the transfer leaves us) and to explore the balconies and walkways of the Perito Moreno glacier built on different levels generating unique views from different perspectives, which will allow us to have incredible panoramic views to take the best photographs.
We recommend bringing a bottle of wine and water and some food so that you can have a picnic on the benches along the wooden path that composes the gateways.
To finish the experience we will return to the hotels with our transfer that will travel the path from the glacier park to the hotels in the center of El Calafate .