Perito Moreno
Winter Extension

Argentine Patagonia
Trip Length: 2 Days
Group Size: 2-6
Difficulty
From: 360 USD
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No trip to Patagonia is complete without a visit to the Perito Moreno glacier!

Sail right up close to the mighty face of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the queen of Argentine Patagonia, on this unforgettable two day extension program, where you navigate the waters and paths of Los Glaciares National Park to enjoy different views of the glacier, as well as spend time in the charming town of El Calafate.

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Highlights

Highlights

  • View of Argentino Lake Andes Mountains.
  • Explore El Calafate.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier boat ride.
  • Walkway close to towering glacier face.

Itinerary

Day 1: Perito Moreno glacier

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

We pick you up at El Calafate airport and you will have the whole day free to explore the town and enjoy its attractive restaurants and artisan handicraft markets.

Optional: During the afternoon you can 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 at Hotel Kosten Aike, 4*, El Calafate, Argentina.

Day 2: Perito Moreno Glacier, boat journey through the iceberg channel, airport transfer.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

After an early morning breakfast and bus journey from your hotel, you will be treated to the incredible sight of the towering 60m high walls of the Perito Moreno glacier. This excursion takes you on a cruise across Lake Rico. Reaching the Icebergs Channel, the boat will stop at a safe distance from the glacier, continuing to sail across all its face, allowing a spectacular view of the imposing wall of ice. Embarkment takes place at the “Bajo de las Sombras” bay, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies, The excursion lasts approximately one hour and provides an interesting perspective on what is both a beautiful and very tragic natural phenomenon - the falling of the glacial ice into the lake. This is a unique opportunity for photographers and nature lovers alike.

After the boat ride, we continue to the footbridges area of the lake and have a break to soak up the astounding surroundings. The bridges provide another interesting perspective on the glacier and also allow to hear the powerful cracks in this living mass of ice. After this experience you will be transferred back to the hotel in Calafate, pick up your baggage and be taken to the airport for departure.

Included

Included

  • 1 full day excursion Perito Moreno.
  • 1 overnight at Hotel Kosten Aike superior room, El Calafate, Argentina
  • Entrance fee Los Glaciares National Park.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Boat Trip.
  • Transfers in and out of the airport.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Meals:
    • Day 1: None.
    • Day 2: Breakfast and box lunch.

Not included

  • Insurance. (the same as for main programs)
  • Voluntary tipping of guides and staff.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Items not mentioned.

Facts

Departures

Regular departures every day on request, May to August.

Starting / finishing point

The trip starts in the morning at Calafate Airport and ends at the same place around 20:00.

Physical demands

This trip does not demand physical activity other than optional walking along the walkways near the glacier at a relaxed pace.

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.

What you need to bring

You need to bring your personal belongings.

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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