Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari - El Calafate

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you do not inform your hotel at least 72 hours in advance, we will cancel your booking, as this information is vital to arrange pickups.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this full day tour departing from Los Glaciares National Park, which is an area of exceptional natural beauty. With rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, explore the National Park as well as Lake Argentino which is 160 km long. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to launch massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes. Its most famous glacier, the Perito moreno, awaits us with all its splendor and power.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Depart from Puerto Bajo de la Sombra by navigating the Brazo Rico, and pass in front of the wall of the Perito moreno Glacier. Appreciate the imposing glacier and the height of its massive walls. At the footbridge (mirador), enjoy a magnificent view of the glacier. During the tour, we will take a 45-minuyr boat trip towards the Channel of Icebergs and wall of the glacier.

The glacier advances on the waters of the lake until reaching the opposite shore. The rupture of the glacier is a spectacular process that begins as the glacier advances to the front of the peninsula of Magallanes until it forms into a natural dike of ice. This formation obstructs the drainage of the water from the Brazo Rico to the Channel of the Tempanos.

As the waters of the Brazo Rio exert pressure on the wall of the glacier, a tube of ice is formed that allows for water flow between the basins and lakes again. Finally this tunnel collapses. This event can last from 1 to 2 days and offers a spectacular show of singular beauty. Once it is complete, two basins obstruct the channel and the whole process begins again.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Guided tour

Exclusions

Entrance fees (national park)

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Please provide your Calafate hotel information using the Special Requirements field

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Minimum age is 3 years

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Feb-2017

    The trip was totally worth it! Once in a lifetime thing! It reminded me of Ice Age :) Pick up and all logistics were smooth! The guide was great, captivating and very excited herself which made the trip fantastic! I highly recommend it! Would love to do it again!

  • 06-Oct-2016

    Wow. Tour pick up and drop off was efficient and on time. Guide was lovely and catered for Spanish and English speakers well. Both the boat trip and walkways in the National park where you see this amazing spectacle were great. Stops for photo opportunities also along the way. My advice is to take food. There were lots of groups having picnics even wine on the 'balconies' on the walkways where you can sit!