Day trip

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams
Day trip

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams
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From US$ 234.57 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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Duration 5 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
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


  • 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
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with 1 guide for every 10 guests
Full description

Discover Patagonia on this trek in Los Glaciares National Park. Explore the park on foot, and trek on glaciers with crampons. Learn about the flora and fauna from your guide along the way, and sail in front of a glacier on Argentino Lake.

This unmissable experience begins at the “Bajo de las Sombras” Port, within Los Glaciares National Park. Take a boat to cross the Brazo Rico, to the west coast. After crossing, take a rest stop and meet your guides who will brief you on the activity. Strap on your crampons and trek along the glacier, following along with your licensed guides. See unique ice formations and learn about glacier ruptures and the natural life of the region. Return to the refuge through the Magellan forest where you can enjoy your lunch (not included) with a view of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Return through the Brazo Rico of the Argentino Lake, sailing in front of the glacier.

You can also enjoy the view of the Perito Moreno from the catwalks: another way to see and appreciate its immensity.

  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in El Calafate (according to selected option)
  • Approximately 1 hour hike on the glacier
  • Glacier sailing
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the national park (general AR$5.500; Argentine residents AR$1.500 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

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Important information

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 303 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
  • Safety

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This is the most amazing day trip and German was the absolute best guide. He made sure everyone stayed safe and had a great time on the trek. There is truly nothing like walking on the glacier and getting a hang of the crampons is easy. Recommend you bring your water bottle so you can fill it up with glacier water on the walk. The trip ends with a fun whiskey toast. The day trip also included 1.5 hrs at the glacier boardwalks which was a great amount of time to take in the glacier from several different angles.

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March 15, 2023

At Heli&Adventura, trips are wonderful and offer a unique experience. I had a bad experience with the agency Patagonia Dreams, with transportation. When Ipurchased the trip, I not noticed that transportation from El Calafate is not included in the price. The cost of a taxi from El Calafate to the port is USD 170. When I contacted the agency to helped me with transportstin, they replied that they had no plase in the bus for me. It would be fair if you let me know about this at the time of purchase. At the end hotel staff helped me find suitable transportation.

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March 15, 2023

The excursion was great! The weather started out very wet and windy, but we were provided with rainproof gear if our own wasn't good enough. Lots of information and plenty of photographic opportunities. I was solo, so I didn't care for the long van ride tucked in the back of a steamy bus full of sick people, but hey, it can't be perfect right?!

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March 11, 2023

Product ID: 233632