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From El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Trekking112 Reviews
Enjoy a guided ice walk on one of the world’s largest continental glaciers. You’ll take in the amazing views of Perito Moreno Glacier on a boat ride and learn about the region’s glaciology and more.
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- Tour through the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the world
- Scenic tour along the glacier's front wall with breathtaking views
- Learn about the region’s glaciology and glacier rupture
DescriptionYou’ll depart by boat from Bajo de las Sombras port for a 20-minute ride across Lago Rico, taking in the breathtaking views of the south face of Perito Moreno Glacier along the way. Disembark on the opposite shore, where a specialized bilingual mountain guide will welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. Your group (of not more than 20 persons) will follow the guide along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice, your guide will assist you on how to put on your crampons and explain how to use them. The circuit that follows will introduce you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers, including streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of intensely blue ice formations. The level of difficulty of this walk is moderate. The ice surface is uneven, but firm and safe. Your guide will tell you about the flora, fauna, and general glaciology of the region, and also about the particular phenomenon that occurs and ultimately produces a glacier rupture. At the end of the mini-trek, a short stroll through the forest will bring you back to the shelter.
IncludesGuided mini-trek across El Perito Moreno Glacier All necessary equipment Professional Spanish-English guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Air-conditioned vehicle Navigation
- Note that the mini-trek operates daily from the beginning of August to the first days of June. The complete tour with transportation from El Calafate takes around 10 hours. What to bring:
- sport shoes or trekking boots (rubber and apres ski boots, and high-heeled shoes are not allowed)
- comfortable sportswear, long trousers, warm sweater or pile, waterproof or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sunblock, gloves
- a boxed lunch Restrictions:
- Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, pregnant women, people who are overweight, and those who have disabilities or health problems are not permitted on the tour.
- Participants must be between 8 and 65 years old. The National Park fee can only be paid for at the entrance of the park with Argentinian Pesos. Please, be sure to bring money with you as it is not possible to exchange currencies or to pay with credit cards.