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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.


  • 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

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!


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!


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.

Andrea S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Muy lindo el tour.

Dan United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Really good, prompt pick up in the morning, and really helpful guides. Would love to do this again.

Tanya K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Absolutely amazing! One of a kind experience, very easy to do. Gives you an opportunity to see the glaciers in few different ways!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Perito Merino glacier is a must see and if you want a very easy introduction to crampon walking on ice with good guides and much good humour and a whisky on the ice to finish this is the tour for you. We had a fun day with an extremely comfortable bus to get us there and back. The balcony walk to get the overview of the glacier and watch it crack and split if you're lucky was a lovely way to finish this trip too. Not too far from El Calafate. Highly efficient tour and great guide we hope Julio will come and visit us on his way to the glaciers in the south of New Zealand sometime

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