Day trip

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

From US$ 240 per person

Hike with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier on this incredible Patagonian adventure. Explore a forest on foot and stroll along a series of walkways. Appreciate the magnificent ice mass from new angles during a boat cruise in front of the glacier.

About this activity

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Duration 5 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup included from hotels in El Calafate; please provide your hotel name and address. Pickup from Airbnb or private apartments is not included; in this case, you will be provided the closest meeting point available. Pickup will be between 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM. The tour provider will confirm the specifics the day before your activity.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike on the Perito Moreno Glacier with crampons
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise in front of the glacier
  • Explore a Patagonian forest with stunning natural scenery
  • See the glacier from different angles as you stroll along boardwalks
Full description
Discover the beauty of the Perito Moreno glacier on a guided walking tour on this day trip from El Calafate. Cross the Rico channel on a boat and ride thorugh the unique ecosystem of a Magellanic subpolar forest in comfortable van or bus. Start your trip with pick-up from certain hotels in El Calafate and take the 1.5-hour transfer to Bajo de las Sombras Port. Board a boat to cross the Rico channel. Join a group of up to 20 people and take a 20-minute walk to the glacier.  When you arrive, get kitted out with crampons and begin the ascent. Hike for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes enjoying the ice formations and discovering the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region. Learn about the phenomenon of glacier rupture.  Then, return to the refuge through the Magellanic forest. From there, cross the Rich Arm of Lago Argentino and sail in front of the glacier. After this, spend approximately 1 hour exploring a network of walkways which offer a new perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in El Calafate (according to selected option)
  • 1-hour and 40-minute hike on the glacier
  • Glacier sailing
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the national park (general AR$4000; Argentine residents AR$1200 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 65 years
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • It is not possible to book this tour for the day of your arrival or departure
  • Children aged between 08-18 years will require written authorization from a parent or guardian to join
  • This activity is only available for people between the ages of 8 and 65
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 205 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and truly have a passion for what they do. This was an easy-to-moderate hike (after doing Laguna de Los Tres the day before) and the sights were absolutely stunning. We happened to be able to into an ice cave with blues so vivid you would think they were fake! You cannot miss this opportunity if you’re in the area.

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November 22, 2022

The ice trekking was absolutely spectacular and definitely the highlight of our entire trip. I would highly recommend. Note, I think the pre-trip communication could be better. The reservation stated that the company will contact me the day before with details. I did not receive any communication until after 8pm, and that was after I had sent two emails. Besides that, it was very well organized.

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November 15, 2022

Tour guides were great, with passion and knowledge of a high quality. The hike on the glacier was awesome, although there is a lot of stopping for photos and waiting for groups in front to move on. But you are rewarded with whisky and chocolate at the end! Everything ran smoothly and on time. Highly recommend.

October 15, 2022

Product ID: 233632