No trip to Patagonia can be complete without an ice trek across the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia! Complement your EcoCamp stay with this superb extension option, where you cross the border to Argentine Patagonia to visit the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier and go for an ice trek across the top of this natural giant!
El Calafate - Argentina.
Prominent Argentinean artists have recreated the ancestral Tehuelche design at this very unique hotel offering guests a relaxing, innovative stay in El Calafate. Hotel highlights include beautifully decorated rooms, Patagonian cuisine, beautiful views from the terrace, room service and sauna & jacuzzi.
If this hotel is not available, a similar alternative will be offered.
Regular departures on request.
EcoCamp Extras are excursions you can book in addition to our regular EcoCamp programs, to enhance your Patagonian experience. These tours can take place before or after your main program but we strongly recommend doing them afterwards to maximize your arrival experience at EcoCamp with your fellow trekking/Safari group members. Transport in and out of the park is not included as these services are covered by your regular program with EcoCamp. If you wish to book an EcoCamp Extra without any other EcoCamp program please contact us for a quote.
The trip starts at the EcoCamp Patagonia and ends at Calafate Airport.
For the Perito Moreno Glacier Hike: Due to the physical demands of the excursion, the hike is not suitable for: pregnant women, the severely overweight, those who suffer from health problems or who have a debilitating illness or disability.
Age limit: Due to operational insurance issues, the age limit for doing the mini ice trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier is 65 years old. If a passenger exceeds this age then an alternative excursion to the Glacier will be arranged. In case you want to do the ice trek "Big Ice", please note that age limit is 18 to 50 years old.
Leave EcoCamp at 7 am, transfer to Cerro Castillo border crossing to catch a bus to El Calafate. Transfer from Calafate terminal to downtown hotel.
The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, both the strong marine and the South Patagonic Ice field influence make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rains and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to March) you be prepared for cold- strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfalls. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min).
You need to bring your personal belongings and lunch pack provided by EcoCamp Patagonia.
For the Perito Moreno Glacier Hike: 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, sunglasses, sunblock, gloves.
We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.