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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate

El Calafate, Argentina
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Visit the stunning Perito Moreno glacier on this full-day trip from El Calafate. Ride via coach to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, where you will explore the park's scenic lookouts and walkways to see the glacier from a multitude of different angles. Opt for a boat ride along Perito Moreno's dramatic front side for additional spectacular views of the icy giant.
  • Full-day Perito Moreno glacier day trip from El Calafate with optional boat cruise
  • Roam the walkways and viewpoints of Los Glaciares National Park to see the glacier from all angles
  • Gaze in awe at the mighty south face of Perito Moreno
  • Hear and see chunks of ice fall from the glacier and splash into Lake Argentino
  • Learn about this immense natural phenomen and the park’s geology, flora and fauna from your guide
  • Upgrade to include a boat ride close to the glacier front wall
After pickup at your El Calafate hotel, travel by comfortable coach to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and home to Perito Moreno glacier. During the ride, learn about the park's animal and plant life, including details about Perito Moreno. Stop along the journey at scenic alpine lookouts among the mountains and the steppes.

Arrive at the 'Curve of Sighs,' a turn in the solitary road that offers visitors their first panoramic view of Perito Moreno. This gigantic ice field is one of the only advancing glaciers in the world, a 19-mile (30-km) block of ice that juts out into the milky blue water of Lago Argentino. 

Walk on the glacier using the park's wooden walkways and follow directions from your guide to some of the area's hiking trails. Visit the viewing platforms for perspectives of the immense ice field from different angles and levels. Watch for calving: chunks of ice rupturing off the face of the glacier and cascading into Lago Argentino. Break for lunch (own expense) in the park's restaurant or enjoy refreshments you've brought with you. 

Re-board your coach for the ride back to El Calafate and drop-off at your hotel.

Optional Boat Ride: After viewing the Curve of Sighs, head directly for Bajo Las Sombras port and board your boat. Sail between floating ice chunks of every size as you cross the Rico Arm of Lago Argentino. Visit the advancing wall of the glacier, a 196-foot (60-meter) vertical face of ice that juts out into the lake. 

Afterward, join your guide for a visit to the footbridge that allows multiple views of Perito Moreno from land. Observe ice calving and crashing from the wall into the lake before you return to your coach for the ride back to El Calafate and drop-off at your hotel.
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What is the pick up location?
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019

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Prajwal N
, Apr 2019
Very well organized tour of this epic natural spectacle. Mini van was comfortable, guide was good and friendly, and boat trip was great as well to see the glacier up close.
Superb guide Nadia
, Mar 2019
Wonderful trip, pick-up right on time at the hotel, perfect organisation. Our guide Nadia was super enthusiastic, gave lots of information in very good English. We stopped at various beautiful miradors, had a boattrip to the gletsjer at the end of the morning and plenty of time afterwards to lunch and walk around the different platforms to admire the perito moreno, on the return trip we were offered a little glass of liquor of the calafateberries and a chocolade which was a nice gesture. Cherry on the caks was the wonderful weather we had the entire day.
Wonderful experience, very enjoyable
, Dec 2018
Everything runs like a clock work. Our guide was fantastic. It was a very easy trip and very well organized. Love it and will do it again. Beautiful weather and good boat ride. Although the boat is a little packed.
Wonderful glacier and you get so...
Jill M
, Feb 2018
Wonderful glacier and you get so close with the walkway that has been placed for Guests to see most all sides of this amazing glacier. The weather was warm and clear so made the glacier so great and the boat ride to the glacier got us so close to the entire face of the glacier - gorgeous and plenty of time to take great pictures and awe at nature at its finest.
The glaciar is definitely worth...
, Feb 2018
The glaciar is definitely worth seeing.Our guide’s attitude at the beginning was unacceptable-we were called the day before the trip that the pick-up time is not 8:30 but 9:10. The bus came at 8:50 and guide (Anna) said: you are going now or not at all which was shocking as we already paid for trip.
The tour was fantastic! Our guide...
Elva A
, Jan 2018
The tour was fantastic! Our guide Anna took time to explain the sights along the way. I liked the boat tour and loved getting up close. Lunch at the park is busy and packed. Wear layers!
Really awesome trip. The glacier...
Anthony B
, Nov 2017
Really awesome trip. The glacier park is fantastic. The boat trip was a bit disappointing in that there were far too many people packed onto the boat, all pushing and shoving to take pictures. In retrospect I would have prefered to have rented a car and driven myself there. Its a free park to enter you can them choose which time of boat trip you prefer, rather than be shepherded with the rest of tentourage groups. Was it worth 180 for two of us? Yes, totally, but d have hired a car we could have had a much more enjoyable day for half the price. Also worth noting that there is no cafe there, so a packed lunch is a must
great experience. amazing view and kind...
Naoyuki T
, Oct 2017
great experience. amazing view and kind guide. Highly recommend.
Very well organized tour of an...
, Sep 2017
Very well organized tour of an amazing glacier with plenty of time to see it up close and personal. I highly recommend it.
Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier was...
Mauricio B
, Aug 2017
Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier was the highlight of my trip to Argentina this year! The tour guide and driver were very professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about sharing the unique natural beauty of their country. The day trip was so well worth the price! I plan to go on this excursion again!

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