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.