El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

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Tour description provided by Viator

An adventurer's delight! Have you ever wondered what the inside of a glacier looks like? Here's your chance to find out. Hike the inside of 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 15-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 start the hike along the Rico Arm to reach the glacier.

With your crampons fastened, head out for the real adventure as you embark on a 3 and a half to 4 hour trek across the glacier. Once there, you will explore the glacier from the inside and discover blue lagoons, deep and alarming cracks, huge drains and caves.Your guide will be there to tell you about the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. At the end of the walk, enjoy a glass of whiskey paired with ice from the glacier! You'll also have time to eat lunch (bring your own) before continuing on.

Finish up your adventure as you make your way back to the road that cuts between the fores of lengas and the pier. You'll 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.

What's included

  • Guided trek across el perito moreno glacier
  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

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