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Nature & Wildlife

Full-Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier including Boat Safari

Experience the majestic icy expanse of the Perito Moreno Glacier on this full-day tour from El Calafate. Enjoy views of the peaks of Los Glaciares National Park with a professional guide, and take a boat ride on Argentino Lake for an up-close perspective on the fantastic formation. You might even witness the glacier’s signature movement and cracking sounds from detaching icebergs!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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TORRES DEL PAINE FULL DAY OVERLAND TRUCK 4X4 FROM CALAFATE

- Our company has developed the most strong and comfortable adventure trucks, thinking exclusively on joining Calafate and Torres del Paine in the fastest and safest way. These great vehicles allow us to circulate through a non paved shortcut and gain 2 hours in our journey.- We are Southroad, a company with 18 years experience of Full day tours from Calafate to Chalten & Torres del Paine.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Perito Moreno Glacier Tour with Boat Ride

Explore Perito Moreno Glacier during this 6-hour sightseeing tour from El Calafate. Board a comfortable tour bus in the morning with a local guide for the trip to the glacier field. Stop at a series of walkways for views of the glacier and fantastic photo opportunities. Disembark near the glacier to stroll along the walkways and get a closer view of the glacier, you may even see huge chunks of ice 'calving', or falling off. Enjoy a 40-minute boat ride in the pristine icy waters for a different perspective.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Upsala and Spegazzini Channel Navigation Tour from El Calafate

The best way to explore Patagonia's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, home to 47 colossal glaciers, is indisputably by boat. This full-day catamaran cruise from El Calafate covers national park highlights including Lago Argentino, the Spegazzini Glacier, and the Upsala Glacier, the largest ice cap in South America. Stay warm and comfortable inside the heated ship, on which hot food and beverages are available at your own expense, and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in El Calafate.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park

Discover Chilean Patagonia with a full-day tour from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park. Cross the border with the assistance of your expert guide, and take in the park’s magnificent scenery of alpine lakes, rugged peaks and jaw-dropping glaciers. See the spectacular Grey Glacier and Grey Lake, and hike to the Salto Grande waterfall. Round-trip transport from your El Calafate hotel and lunch are included.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Sailing the 'Maria Turquesa Cruiser' with lunch from El Calafate

Savor incredible views of the glaciers of Lago Argentino, and some tasty food, during this 8-hour ‘Gourmet Glaciers’ cruise. Step aboard a luxury boat as you explore glaciers like Punta Avellaneda, Upsala, and Boca del Diablo before enjoy a midday gourmet lunch. You’ll spend the afternoon doing more cruising and enjoying a guided hike on a nearby beach into the forest.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Full day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier including Navigation

This is a unique experience which will allow you to spend a magnificent day visiting the most spectacular Glacier! Perito Moreno Glacier! We leave early in the morning from El Calafate and after 80 kms we arrive in the walkaway area in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. During this morning you will have time to walk around the walkaways which connects different view points through paths and stairs and where you can enjoy different views of this Spectacular Glacier!You will also be sailing for approximately 1 hour through the Rich Branch of Argentino Lake at a distance of 150 meters from the South face of Perito Moreno Glacier!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

La Leona Petrified Forest Hiking Tour from El Calafate

Spend an afternoon hiking and exploring outside of El Calafate on a visit to La Leona Petrified Forest. Along the way you’ll stop at Hotel La Leona, an old roadhouse that once housed Butch Cassidy, and travel past some of Patagonia’s most alluring scenery, including Mt Fitz Roy and Argentino Lake. Then enjoy an easy 7-mile (12-km) guided trek through La Leona’s moon-like forest, keeping an eye out for fossilized dinosaur bones and petrified trees. Your day-long tour includes round-trip air-conditioned transport and a boxed lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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FULL DAY CHALTEN SOFT

- This is definitely the best way to visit the chalten in one day- An excellent combination of recognition activities, hiking and exploration- Assistance from our guide permanently- The best tour for photography since you should not carry the camera much distance- Our vehicle makes stops in the best viewpoints- Two excellent guided walks, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, of low difficulty- Pick up and drop off is from your hotel at El Calafate. - Optional FREE DEFERRED TRANSFER from Chalten to El Calafate. Only condition: must inform the date of your return to Calafate on the original booking. Departing our from Chalten is 5 pm. - We are Southroad, a company with 18 years experience of Full day tours from Calafate to Chalten & Torres del Paine.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Torres del Paine National Park Day Trip from El Calafate

Explore Torres del Paine National Park on a day trip from El Calafate. Meant for travelers in a time crunch, this tour cuts out the need to stay overnight and hits all of the park's landmarks and highlights, including the Salto Grande Waterfall, Cuernos del Paine, Nordenskjold Lake, Sarmiento Lake, and others. Boxed lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels) included.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours

Day Trips

Perito Moreno Glacier Including Boat Safari

Experience the jaw-dropping scenery of the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park on a full-day tour from El Calafate, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Take in the highlights of the park, including a boat cruise along the Brazo Rio and the chance to see the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, the Channel of Icebergs and Lake Argentino.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier with Box Lunch

Enjoy a full day tour to one of the most incredible highlights in Patagonia and South America, the Perito Moreno Glacier, with enormous blocks of ice falling into the lake with a thonderous crash! We include a complete box lunch
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Day Trip to Torres del Paine National Park: Group Tour

Pack your passport for a cross-country adventure on this full-day tour to the Torres del Paine National Park from El Calafate, including hotel transfers and lunch. After scenic drive through the mountains, cross the border to Chile and discover a natural playground of glittering lakes, icy waterfalls and lush valleys, framed by the spindly peaks of the Cordillera del Paine mountains. Visit highlights including Lake Sarmiento, Amarga Lagoon, Lake Pehoe, the Paine River and the Salto Grande waterfall, before returning to Argentina in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip

Explore Patagonia's rugged beauty, serene lakes, and monumental glaciers on the full-day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Sail from Bajo las Sombras Port across to Brazo Rico, where you meet your guide, strap on your crampons, and embark on a mini trek across the glacier. Listen as your guide provides fascinating details of local glaciology, flora, and fauna, before trekking into a nearby Magellanic forest. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Perito Moreno Glacier Private Tour with Boat Ride from El Calafate

Get an intimate look at the famous ‘Perito Moreno’ Glacier during this 8-hour excursion including boat cruise from El Calafate including private guide and vehicle transport. Travel with a private guide and vehicle along the scenic Route 11, enjoying views of Lake Argentino as you ride. You’ll then board a shared boat for a first-hand encounter with the imposing ice walls of this massive glacier.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Estancia Cristina Full-Day Trip from El Calafate

Immerse yourself in the ranch culture of Argenitinian Patagonia on this 13-hour tour from El Calafate. Visit Estancia Cristina via a boat trip through the icebergs that abut Upsala Glacier, then spend time at the ranch learning about the history and culture of the historic ranch.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

Hiking & Camping

Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier

Explore deep into the Perito Moreno Glacier during the Big Ice Tour. On this adventure from El Calafate, sail across the otherworldly blue of Lago Argentino and disembark on the ice of the glacier itself. Don some crampons and follow your expert adventure guides into the interior of the glacier. Explore the deep crevasses, caves and underground lagoons. This tour is suitable only for those in good physical condition.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Boat Trip through the Glacier National Park Get to know the Rivers of Ice

Discover the Upsala Glacier and the icebergs of southern Patagonia on a day trip from El Calafate. Head to Punta Bandera Port, where you'll set sail through Lake Argentino’s northern arm. Observe the Seco and Spegazzini Glaciers as you sail back to port. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Trekking Cañadón de los Fósiles

The Cañadón de los Fósiles is located in the Los Glaciares National Park and is renowned for its ancient marine fossils, remarkably preserved by glacial activity. On this full-day adventure tour, set sail across Lake Argentino, climb through the Feruglio mountains in a 4WD, and enjoy spectacular views across Lake Guillermo, the Upsala Glacier, and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, before hiking through the Cañadón de los Fósiles.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

El Calafate Downhill Mountain Biking Adventure

Hit Mt Huyliche’s downhill trails on a four-hour mountain biking adventure. Leave from El Calafate and take a chairlift to the top of the mountain, then set out on an exhiliarating 8-mile (13-km) bicycling ride to the bottom. The descent includes plenty of stops for thirst quenching and photo ops, as well as the opportunity for your tour guide to point out sights like the Andes and Argentino Lake that you’ll be see seeing en route. You don’t have to be an expert cyclist to participate, but being bicycle savvy helps.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

NIBEPO AIKES RANCH

Nibepo Aike Ranch is near El Calafate but far from the tourist path. Spend an evening exploring this authentic Patagonian "estancia" with a guide and you’ll be immersed in the local lifestyle. You’re welcomed with mate and pastries before a hike around the south end of Lago Argentino, bordered by the Andes mountain range. Follow up with a sheep shearing demo and restaurant “asado,” or barbecue.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

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Round Trip Bus to Perito Moreno Glacier from El Calafate

Skip the hassle of independent travel without sacrificing the freedom. This service picks you up from your hotel in El Calafate and transports you to Los Glaciares National Park where you are free to explore independently before being transported back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Perito Moreno Glacier boat navigation (Safari Nautico)

Discover another perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier with a nautical safari. This scenic boat ride departs from Bajo de las Sombras port for a journey across Lake Rico that includes views of icebergs and the glacier itself. See and hear ice falling from the front of the glacier and take advantage of several opportunities for snapping photographs.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Full Day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier with Navigation

Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier in just one day is easy on this guided tour from El Calafate. An early-morning departure helps you beat the crowds, so you can wander along the walkways in front of the glacier without too much interference once you arrive. Then, get close within 490 feet (150 meters) of the glacier on a sailing tour around the south face.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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