Perito Moreno Mini-Glacier Walk From El Calafate
(4 Reviews)
Product Code: 3215-209500
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Walk across the enchanting Perito Moreno Glacier
  • • Cruise on the gorgeous Rico Lake
  • • Explore the amazing Los Glaciares National Park
Tour Code
3215-209500
Duration
1 day
Departure City
El Calafate
End City
El Calafate
Tour Type:
Hiking
Language:
English, Spanish
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Experience: UNESCO, Nature, Adventure

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Itinerary

Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Hike

This excursion will take you to trek on the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. This is a one of a kind experience taking you to explore the corners of the Glacier, equipped with crampons and accompanied by specialists. You will have the opportunity to wander on the ice, navigate the lake by boat and discover the Los Glaciares National Park for a full day excursion

After picking you up at your hotel in Bariloche, the excursion will begin in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall.

You will then disembark on the opposite shore where our specialized bilingual mountain guides will welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details the groups of no more than 20, will follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons and other needed equipment and you will receive a brief security talk along with an explanation of how to walk with the crampons.

The two hours circuit will introduce you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna, general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.

After the walk, we'll have a stroll through the forest to the shelter, from where you will embark again to go back to shore. The transfer from the shore to your hotel will only take 20 minutes.

Tips:
WHAT TO BRING
Outfit: Sport shoes or trekking boots. Rubber and apres ski boots, as well as high heel shoes are not allowed. Comfortable sports wear, long trousers, warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block, gloves.

Lunch: Passengers must bring their own packed lunches.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Transfers
  • Bilingual guide
  • Equipment (Crampons)

Package Excludes

  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Lunch
Special Notes
  • Hotel pick-up begins at 7:00am or 9:00am.
  • Restrictions: due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for: pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems.
  • The tour lasts about 10 hours, it is important to bring warm closes, comfortable shoes and snacks!
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Adult: 16 and older
*Child: 10-15 years of age
*Children under 10 and adults over 65 are not allowed on the tour due to the difficulty

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • Nadine

    Nadine

    08/16/2016
    Happy In The Glaciar

    When you spend a day in a touristic day tour you never know if it will end up being good or not. The Perito Moreno Mini Trekking is a fabulous journey over the Perito moreno Glacier. I recommend doing that full day excursion on your calafat...e stay. Read full review

  • Gert

    Gert

    08/02/2016
    A Must!

    Such a great tour! i have never imagined myself hiking over the ice in such an environment! You don´t need any special training nor equipment other than nice trekking boots and insulation for the cold. We were a group of 30 people from all ...over the world on the ice. A great thing to do in the perito moreno Glacier. Read full review

  • Greggy

    Greggy

    08/02/2016
    Perito Moreno Hike

    i followed a tip i read on a review and i have to admit that hiking perito moreno was cool.

  • Rose

    Rose

    08/02/2016
    Worth

    A very expensive tour that consist in a journey hiking through the ice over the Perito Moreno Glacier. nice experience. aver all recommended!

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