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.