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  • Location:El Calafate, Argentina
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

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

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 November 2015

It is a good hike. Never been on a glacier so this was quite an experience for me.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Unforgetable experience and especially our complements to Walter the tourguide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing experience

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely spend the money and do this tour rather than just the boat ride! Trekking on the glacier was an amazing experience that you should NOT miss. The bus picked us up on time and we took 1.5 hrs to get to the glaciers. Entrance fee to the glacier is not included 260 pesos. We then took a boat to the glacier and got amazing pictures. Boat ride was about 20mins. Next we got fitted with crampons and off we went! Julio our guide gave us an intro to the glacier before we headed up. He gave history on the glaciers in the region and how to walk with crampons correctly up the glacier and down. He also gave safety instructions. At no time did I feel unsafe. We were on the ice 1.5-2hrs? We took lots of pics. You don't need any ice experience. If you can walk up a gentle hill you can do this! We took several breaks as we went up and down. After the ice trek, we had lunch, headed back to the boat and spent an hour at the balconies viewing the glacier.

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.

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