Perito Moreno Glacier Hiking Extension

Argentine Patagonia
Trip Length: 3 Days
Group Size: 1-15
Difficulty
From: 677 USD
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Have you ever wanted to walk across a glacier? Now's your chance!

EcoCamp Extension

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!

Perito Moreno Ice Hike (1 of 1)

 

Highlights

Highlights

  • Scenic border crossing.
  • View of Argentino Lake Andes Mountains.
  • Chance to explore El Calafate.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Hike.
  • Walkway close to towering glacier face.

Itinerary

Day 1: Journey to Argentina and exploring El Calafate

Torres del Paine National Park to Los Glaciares National Park Argentina

The day will start early in the morning with a hearty breakfast before you make your way to Cerro Castillo at 06:30. There, you will board the bus which will take you across the border to Argentina!* You will continue across the Argentinian pampas until your arrival at El Calafate, a beautiful, small town located just outside of Los Glaciares National Park. You will have the whole day free to explore the town and enjoy its attractive restaurants, tango bars, and artisan handicraft markets.
Optional: During the afternoon you will have the chance to take a self-guided tour to Calafate’s Glaciarium Museum and Ice Bar. The Glaciarium is a modern research center devoted to the Patagonian Icefield and its glaciers. It is one of the only glaciological research centers of its kind in the world. From there, you can visit the ‘GlacioBar’, which is constructed entirely of ice, and taste the chill of glacier ice cubes swimming around in your favorite drink.

Overnight stay at Hotel Kosten Aike, El Calafate, Argentina.

*We strongly advise you to research Argentinian border-crossing regulations beforehand. Fees may apply.

Day 2: Visit to Perito Moreno

Los Glaciares National Park

You will be picked up at the hotel and taken to the pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, where you will board a craft which will take you on a 20 min journey across the Rico Arm. This short voyage will afford you the opportunity to experience the stunning views of the glacier’s front wall. Once disembarked, you will be greeted by your bilingual mountain guides who will divide you into groups of no more than 20, lead you towards the edge of the glacier and demonstrate how to use your pair of crampons. You will then embark on your 2-hour, once in a lifetime trek through the breathtakingly blue landscape of glaciers, lagoons, and streams, the flora and fauna of which will be thoroughly explained to you by your expert guides. The trekking is moderate: the ice surface over which you will walk is irregular but firm and safe. After the glacier trek, a short, leisurely stroll through the forest will bring you back to the shelter.
Important Note: 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.

****Alternatively you can choose to do the "Big Ice" glacier hike also on Glacier Perito Moreno(additional costs apply - age limit 18 to 50 years old).

Overnight stay at Kosten Aike, El Calafate / Argentina.

Day 3: Return journey from El Calafate

Los Glaciares National Park to Torres del Paine National Park

Breakfast will be served at Hotel Kosten Aike before you board the transfer vehicle to El Calafate airport.

Accommodation

Hotel Kosten Aike

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.

Included

Included

  • Transportation from EcoCamp Patagonia to El Calafate. (one-way)
  • Transfer out to El Calafate airport on day 3.
  • 1 Day Perito Moreno Glacier Hike with a bilingual tour guide. (English, Spanish)
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park.
  • 2-night stay at Hotel Kosten Aike, El Calafate, Argentina.
  • Meals:
    • Day 1: Breakfast;
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch;
    • Day 3: Breakfast

Not included

  • Dinners.
  • Insurance.
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • Items not mentioned.

Facts

Departures

Regular departures on request.

What is an EcoCamp extension?

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.

Starting / finishing point

The trip starts at the EcoCamp Patagonia and ends at Calafate Airport.

Physical demands

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.

Optional

  • Ask for single room supplement.
  • Glaciarium Museum Ice Bar. (entry not included)
  • Optional Supplement for Ice Trek "Big Ice".

Transport

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.

Weather

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).

What you need to bring

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.

Itinerary modifications

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.

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