• Location: El Calafate, Argentina
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 314.09 View price calendar

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Hike El Perito Moreno Glacier on this full-day tour from El Cafate. This trip is a must-do for thrill-seekers and adventure travelers. This 11-hour expedition includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in El Calafate, a boat ride from Bajo de las Sombras port as well as all the necessary glacier-hiking equipment like crampons and ice axes. A professional local guide ensures your safety and enjoyment.

Highlights

  • 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

El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

Hiking Inside El Perito Moreno Glacier

After being met at your El Calafate hotel, you'll be transferred to Bajo de las Sombras (Under the Shadows) port for your 20-minute sail to the glacier. Once you arrive at Perito Moreno Glacier, your expert guides will instruct you on the proper use of special winter hiking equipment, including crampons and ice axes. Wear appropriate gear such as wool socks, trekking boots, and cold weather clothing.

Once you're all geared up, make your way along Rico Arm towards the glacier itself. During the 90-minute trek across Perito Moreno, your local guide will tell your group about the history and formation of the glacier. Surrounded by an otherworldly, white-on-white landscape, listen to the sound of your crampons crunching ice and feel the steam of your own breath. Once you reach the end of the walk, you'll stop and eat the lunch that you've brought along with you. Head back across the Rico Arm and over a footbridge that allows you one last parting view of the hulking glacier you just conquered. After a brief forest trek, you'll be picked up by bus and deposited at the glacier's most spectacular overlook, where spend an hour of free time to relaxing, enjoying the scenery and snapping some photos before heading back to your El Calafate hotel.

Customer Reviews

Mathilde S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour is very nice. You get to see the Perito Moreno really well and it's very special to hike a glacier.
I wouldn't recommend booking this tour through Viator though. You still have contact the local tour operator to confirm a few things, so you might as well book the tour with the local tour operator Hielo y aventura, which is about 50-100 cheaper per person. We booked it in advance because the local tour operator didn't accept Mastercard and we were afraid the tours would be fully booked but there's always a spot left.

Terrence M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Absolutely incredible trip! The highlight of my trip to Patagonia. Every staff member along the way was kind and just fantastic. The bus pick up came a bit late, but they had called my hotel ahead of time to alert me. The scenery was indescribable. I wish we could have spent more time on the walkway but agreed with the design of the tour to have more time on the actual glacier. The chocolate and whiskey at the end of the trip was a very nice touch. The hike does not require you to be in shape, although it does help as the climb can be steep at times. However, the crampons make the climb almost effortless. I read a review that said stop reading and reserve this tour. I listened, and I again pass that on to you!

Zoe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing! A MUST in El Calafate.

Luciano R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What a great tour! Very friendly staff, great transport to the glacier with a really nice and knowledgeable tour guide. We had a fantastic time! Perito Moreno was stunning, such a good experience! The mini-trek was definitely the highlight of the tour, definitely recommend it!

Moise K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Very unusual experience. The hike on the glacier was great. The later view from the observation deck was fantastic. Guides were great.

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent experience. We celebrated with whiskey and chocolate at the end. Guides were extremely knowledgeable and emphasized safety. I would do it again. Scenery is amazing.

amanda p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What an amazing experience. Breath taking at every moment. There is no more beautiful place in the world than the Perito Moreno Glacier. I wish I could capture the sounds of the glacier in my photos. A must for anyone visiting El Calafate. I still can't believe I actually hiked in the glacier. I'm not very fit and was worried but it was no problem. Tip: bring hiking boots and gloves as gym shoes hurt in crampons and gloves are required. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly without getting in the way of a true experience. Would love a repeat of this tour!

gerrisdavis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic experience! Hiking on the glacier was easy and fun! The guides were knowledgeable and fun! Don and #39;t just go look at the glacier, hike it as well! It is worth the money and time!

frankmarquez_00

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

OMG, must do! Simply just book it and don't read any other reviews. Only advice is to bring your own gloves which are required. Well worth it

Hugo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Ice trekking is a must. Excellent guides, very nice and helpful. Well organized. A great adventure.

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