Big Ice Perito Moreno In El Calafate

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Big Ice Perito Moreno Highlights

Our 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 before we embark on our adventure, 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.
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
FULL DAY
FREQUENCY
EVERYDAY
SEASON
September to April
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.
WHAT TO BRING?
- Warm clothes, raincoat jacket, waterproof trousers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sun screen, gloves, hat, backpack (40lts).
- Lunch and Water
OTHERS
- 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 $ 700 (subject to changes without prior notice).

Details Day Tours

We’ll begin our Big Ice Perito Moreno Tour by picking you up directly from your hotel in the morning. We’ll then travel around 80km towards the Los Glaciares national park.


After about an hour of travelling, we’ll arrive at Bajo de las Sombras port, which sits around 6km away from the glacier viewing points. From here, we’ll hop onto a modern, comfortable boat and sail along Brazo Rico for 20 minutes or so, getting some incredible views of Perito Moreno’s front wall.


When we arrive at the other side, we’ll be welcomed by our specialist bilingual guides as we hop off the boat and are led to a small shelter. After checking everyone’s details, we’ll walk for around an hour and a half along the striking moraine until we reach the glacier.


Once we’re on the ice, the guides will give us each a set of crampons and explain how to use them.


Ready to go, we’ll set off on our 4-hour trekking circuit. We’ll see some incredible scenery around the glaciers: streams, little lagoons, ravines, crevasses and some gorgeous ice structures.


Throughout the hike, you’ll hear about the nature, animals and glaciology of the area, as well as about the strange phenomenon of Perito Moreno which will cause its eventual fracture.


After an hour, we’ll stop for some lunch on the ice and a little break.


We’ll then head back along the moraine and sail for another 20 minutes to reach the port. From here, we’ll bring our tour to a close by dropping you back at your hotel for the evening in El Calafate.

Reviews of Day Tours Ice Trekking

Things to do in El Calafate
12/10/2016
Reviews
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
Reviews
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

Valid rates for 2019 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 276

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