5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:El Calafate, Argentina
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)
An adventurer's delight! Have you ever wondered what being close up to a glacier feels like? Here's your chance to find out. Hike across El Perito Moreno, one of the world's most famous glaciers! This full-day tour is a must-do for all adventure-seekers visiting El Calafate.


  • Adventure tour from El Calafate to hike the inside of El Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Explore one of the world's most famous glaciers
  • All equipment, professional guide and round-trip hotel transportation included

What You Can Expect

Best El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

Hiking Inside El Perito Moreno Glacier

Departing from your El Calafate hotel, you'll head to the Bajo de las Sombras (Under the Shadows) port. After a quick 20-minute sail, you'll reach the opposite shore and the base of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here, the guides will help you pick out a crampon, special metal spikes worn on your boots for traction. Then, your adventure begins as you hike along the Rico Arm to reach the glacier.

With your crampons fastened, head out for the real adventure as you embark on a 1.5 hour walk across the glacier. Your guide will be there to tell you about the famous Perito Moreno Glacier while trekking. At the end of the walk, enjoy lunch (bring your own) before continuing on.

Finish up your adventure as you cross the Rico Arm again, which leads you to a footbridge located in front of the glacier for one last glance at the beautiful glacier. Then, make your way back to the road that cuts between the forest of lengas and the pier. Board a bus that will take you to the glacier's viewpoint and footbridges, where you have an hour to enjoy before heading back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommend this excursion if you're visiting El Cafate and the Perito Moreno glacier. The hike on the glacier is of low to moderate difficulty. Once you don the crampons and climb the icy mountain, you are rewarded with amazing sights including icy blue crevices and sinkholes, ice towers, and more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Fantastic tour. Views were amazing, guide was fantastic. Tour went like clockwork. Lunch is not included so need to make sure you have time day before to buy food. Hotel drop off/pick up included. Hiking is not excessive but is definitely not for people who have mobility issues. A must-do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing! I recommend you strongly to join this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

wow this is a breath taking experience .the beautifil nature we wolked on topp of a glacier I am still excited of it.the crew is very profesional and all the plan Works like swiss watch.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Very nice tour. You can see and feel the glacier and the guides are really helpful, explaining for everybody's understanding all you need to know about the glaciers.
Now, as I've made the tour, I think that I should pick the big trek.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

It was great! something highly recommended. However, if I could do it again, as we had rented a car I'd book it directly in the park as then you don't have to get the bus, restricted to the time, etc.
It's something you must do (either the hiking or the walking inside - check directly in hieloyaventura company that is the company organizing everything).

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