Big Ice Perito Moreno In El Calafate

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Highlights of Big Ice Perito Moreno

The Big Ice Perito Moreno hike is the best way to get up close and personal with one of Patagonia’s most incredible glaciers: Perito Moreno.

Our four-hour trek will take you to the heart of the glacier where you’ll see sparkling blue lagoons, hidden viewpoints and unforgettable sights, all accompanied by our specialist bilingual guides.

You’ll also have access to the glacier viewing points, all situated at different heights to give you the best views from every angle.

The tour includes a 20 minute boat trip along one side of Perito Moreno, as well as this incredible trek on the ice.

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STARTS
EL CALAFATE (AR)
Hotels in El Calafate from 07:00 am (the pick up time will be reconfirmed when booking)
ENDS
Hotels in El Calafate from 07:00 pm
DURATION
12 Hours
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
September - June
INCLUDED
- Transfers from/to hotels in El Calafate
- Bilingual mountain guides
- Big Ice Perito Moreno ticket
NOT INCLUDED
- Port Taxes
- Entrance to the National Park
- Lunch and drinks
PHYSICAL REQS.
- Age: only between 18 and 50 years old.
- 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.
DIFFICULTY
High
WHAT TO BRING?
- We recommend you to take your own box lunch
- Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sun screen, gloves, hat, backpack (40lts).
OTHER
- The complete Big Ice Perito Moreno tour with transportation from El Calafate takes around 12 hours.
- The Big Ice trek runs from mid September to end of April.
- The entrance to the National Park is not included and can only be paid in cash and Argentine pesos. The cost is ARS $ 800 (subject to changes without prior notice).

Details of Day Tours

The tour starts early in the morning, when we pick you up from your hotel in El Calafate to head to Los Glaciares National Park (80 km).

An hour later, we will enter the National Park and move to the dock located in the port "Bajo las Sombras", from where we will embark for a 20-minute navigation through the Rico arm of the Argentino Lake, enjoying stunning views of the front wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Arriving at the opposite shore, we will disembark and our bilingual mountain guides will welcome us and take us to a small refuge where they will give us a talk about what are we about to live, with details of the trekking and specifications about how we should behave for our safety.

We will hike to reach the access to the glacier and once there, the guides will give each of us a pair of crampons to place it in our shoes, these will facilitate our passage through the ice.

Once the group is ready, we will start the trek through the Glacier. During the first stretch, we will have an impressive view of the immense ice plateau.
Throughout the 4-hour walk, we will receive explanations about the flora, fauna, general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that occurs in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its breakdown.

In the middle of the walk, we will make a stop in a sheltered place and have lunch on the ice. We will take the opportunity to rest and recharge our batteries for the second part of the activity, during which we will admire blue lagoons form in the middle of the glacier and visit viewpoints that allow us to have panoramic views of the National Park.

Back on land, we will begin our descent towards the port to take the boat and sail back.
On this part of the tour, we will have free time to walk on the walkways built in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier and visit the balconies that show incredible views. It is the ideal place to take the best pictures!

In the afternoon, we will take the bus back to the hotels in El Calafate.
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Things to do in El Calafate
12/10/2016
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If you are looking for what to do in El Calafate, you should consider booking the tour Big Ice Perito Moreno. It´ll be an experience you won´t forget!

Reviewed by Hellen
Amazing tour in El Calafate
13/09/2016
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We visited El Calafate where we had a great time. We recommend the tour Big Ice Perito Moreno. It´s a must!

Reviewed by Jennifer

Rates of Big Ice Perito Moreno in El Calafate

Valid rates for 2020 per person

Trekking Big Ice On Perito Moreno Glacier
Service with transfer. Includes: - Transfers from / to hotels in El Calafate - Bilingual mountain guides
Offered in: ESP,ENG,POR
Starts: 07:00 Hs
Duration: 12 HS
Operates: Everyday

From: USD 414

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