The tour begins around 09:00 am when we pick you up from your centrally located hotels. Accompanied by a professional bilingual guide, you will head towards the Los Glaciares National Park, driving along the scenic Route 11, running alongside the main course of Lago Argentino.
Some 80 km later, once you arrive at the Park and pay the Entrance Fees, you will first go to Curva de los Suspiros, where you will take off the minivan and take a first look at the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is already impressive.
Going on with the excursion, you will then stop at Muelle bajo de las Sombras where you will embark for the Safari by boat.
Once on the boat, we will approach to the stunning Perito Moreno ice walls, getting close enough to contemplate its immensity and also to observe the ice landslides that continually take place. As we get to the front wall , the boat will stop for a few minutes to get a better look at the landscape, giving us a very good opportunity to take interesting photographs and film the scene.
Then, you will head toward the front catwalks of the glacier, where several balconies were built for you to wander and get many opportunities to observe and have a great look at the glacier. Located at different heights, you will have time to walk and explore all of them to appreciate the different angles and take the nicest pictures.
You will then enjoy some free time and have the chance to see the famous detachment occurring, making a strong noise above the Argentino lake which passes right under the glacier.
The facilities offers several restaurants and snacks, offering different lunch options.
Then, after lunch and being amazed by the glaciers and its surroundings, we will head back to El Calafate.
Then, on the way back to El Calafate, 10 km away from the city, you will be dropped off around 02:30 – 03:00 pm at the Glaciarium. Unique in Latin America for its style and concept. This museum and scientific center invites you to know better what the Glaciers have to tell. It is a perfect introduction for those who just visited the Los Glaciares National Park, giving you the opportunity to understand what you just saw, calling your senses and awaking the curiosity.
The visit aims to make you understand everything you have seen, making you discover more! It is the first glaciology center about glaciers and helping us to interpret them
It was created with the idea to promote knowledge and exalt the senses. Designing a living space, where visual and sonor stimulations are emphasized, with the idea that entertaining and interacting contribute to the knowledge.
This visit is a way to make your trip to Patagonia richer, allowing you to enjoy and understand best the marvellous show happening in the National Park.-
2500 square meters of constructions valorize the glaciers and their evolution, along with the explorers and scientists who adventured themselves to discover the secrets of the ice.
The result of thousand of studying hours, thousands of kilometers exploring the ice with crampons and pikes, are know to reach of everyone within the Glaciarium.
Without doubt the Glaciarium answers many questions and it is worth taking the time to visit it!
At the end of your visit, you can have a special drink in the GlacioBar, surrounded by nature.
Located in the underground, the GlacioBar is only made of ice. Glasses and tables are entirely made of ice, with a permanent temperature of - 10°C.
The entrance to the GlacioBar includes a free access to white drinks, aperitifs, liquors and free alcohols drinks. Before accessing the bar, you will be given a warm cloak, gloves and boots.
Then, after discovering the Glaciers and its secrets, you can take the Glaciarium shuttle which will take you back to the center of El Calafate (the last shuttle is at 05:00 pm and there is one every 30 minutes)