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El Calafate: Hanging Glaciers, Cascade, and Forest Hike1 Reviews
Discover hanging glaciers and a cascade while exploring the forest on this hike from El Calafate. Get to know Perito Moreno Glacier from two different perspectives and discover its glaciers.
- Sail the Mayo Branch of Argentino Lake
- Get to know hanging glaciers
- Hike towards a waterfall passing through a native forest
DescriptionDeparture from your hotel on this adventure. Once on the port, we start sailing through the Canal de los Témpanos to then enter Mayo Branch of Argentino Lake. The glaciers of Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro can only be observed from the water. We disembark at Toro Bay accompanied by our guide, where we take an interpretative walk to observe the Patagonian Andean forest. We visit a waterfall. From the shore of the lake, we will be able to observe the hanging glaciers of Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro. After a second navigation, we disembark in Cerro Negro, together with the guide, we begin a walk of about 1,000 meters, entering the forest to the base of Cerro Negro, from where we can see the wonderful Negro Glacier. From this 'hanging' glacier on the slope of the hill a large number of waterfalls are born, which give rise to the river that we are bordering on the way there and back. Then we move to the most famous glacier in Patagonia, the Perito Moreno. Unique for its beauty and imposing. We make an unmissable navigation that goes along its northern front and the area of the rupture. Finally, we disembark at Puerto Moreno and walk along the walkways. We return to the ship and start our way back to the port of Punta Bandera.
IncludesPick-up and drop-off from hotel in El Calafate. Full day excursion. Duration: 8/10 hours Low difficulty hikes. No age limit. Guide on board (Spanish/English). Navigation
- We don't recommend to buy a flight for the same day of this tour. Passengers must bring their own boxlunch, there is not place to buy food on the ship. Entrance fees have to be paid by the passengers at the port the same day of the tour. It can be purchase with credit card or cash in the local currency. (Approximately 4.000 Argentinian pesos (around u$d 34)). Wear comfortable shoes to walk in the forest, warm clothes and a waterproof jacket. On both December 25th and January 1st, the tour departs 1 hour later. The pick up service starts at 9am instead of 8am.