Hielo y Aventura
Hielo y Aventura information
Conventional cruise Safari Nautico (AR$120, one hour) tours Brazo Rico, Lago Argentino and the south side of Canal de los Témpanos. Catamarans crammed with up to 130 passengers leave hourly between 10:30am and 4:30pm from Puerto Bajo de las Sombras. If it’s busy, buy tickets in advance for afternoon departures.
To hike on the glacier, try minitrekking (AR$670, under two hours on ice) or the longer and more demanding Big Ice (AR$1070, four hours on ice). Both involve a quick boat ride from Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, a walk through lenga forests, a chat on glaciology and then an ice walk using crampons. Children under eight are not allowed; reserve ahead and bring your own food. Don’t forget rain gear: it’s often snowing around the glacier and you might get wet and cold quickly on the boat deck.