El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

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El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier information and booking

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$200
Duration
10 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most El Calafate hotels
Time of departure
8am (approx.)
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Tour description provided by Viator

An adventurer's delight! Have you ever wondered what being close up to a glacier feels like? Here's your chance to find out. Hike across El Perito Moreno, one of the world's most famous glaciers! This full-day tour is a must-do for all adventure-seekers visiting El Calafate.

Departing from your El Calafate hotel, you'll head to the Bajo de las Sombras (Under the Shadows) port. After a quick 20-minute sail, you'll reach the opposite shore and the base of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, the guides will help you pick out a crampon, special metal spikes worn on your boots for traction. Then, your adventure begins as you hike along the Rico Arm to reach the glacier.With your crampons fastened, head out for the real adventure as you embark on a 1.5 hour walk across the glacier. Your guide will be there to tell you about the famous Perito Moreno Glacier while trekking. At the end of the walk, enjoy lunch (bring your own) before continuing on.Finish up your adventure as you cross the Rico Arm again, which leads you to a footbridge located in front of the glacier for one last glance at the beautiful glacier. Then, make your way back to the road that cuts between the forest of lengas and the pier. Board a bus that will take you to the glacier's viewpoint and footbridges, where you have an hour to enjoy before heading back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Guided minitrek across el perito moreno glacier
  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer from el calafate airport to hotels in downtown calafate if a minimum of 2 people are travelling together

What isn't included

  • Lunch (you must bring your own)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • National park entrance fee