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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 an hour-long boat ride along Perito Moreno's dramatic front side for additional spectacular views of the icy giant.

Highlights

  • 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 1-hour boat ride close to the glacier front wall

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What You Can Expect

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

Sail across Lake Argentino during the optional boat ride!

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 2-hour 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 (1 hour)
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.

Customer Reviews

Aya E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I loved everything about it - the boat ride is BEYOND OUTSTANDING Definitely a must see
My own recommendation would be to have the time for the hiking/walking to check out the glacier should be longer because we needed more time and wanted to take the longer route but there wasn't enough time.
Also another tip would be to grab your lunchbox or snacks, there is a restaurant there but not that good food.

Ema P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a wonderful tour. I really enjoyed it. The guide was great and they let us move around at our own pace. I highly recommend it.

Adam W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Good excursion. Our visit was on a rainy day which lead to some mediocre photography but the glacier is breath taking. The park fees themselves are a bit confusing but the guide helped navigate the complexities. The bus picked up from a lot of hotels so it took a little while for us to get on the road. The commentary was very interesting with the history of the area, geology and details of the local flora and fauna.

Bethany R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide spoke pretty good English. The boat tour was definitely worth it. The glacier is incredible. My only regret is that we didn't trek it, i've heard that was supposed to be even cooler. Well worth the money!

Mary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We absolutely loved the 4 nights we spent in El Calafate and 15hr. day trip to Torres del Paine NP and the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier day trip. I would rate it as 'brilliant'.

jorsini21

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

beautiful experience. and amazing tour guides. you learn alot about patagonia on this trip.

Jessica W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A truly breathtaking natural wonder of the world that just has to be experienced. Our tour guide was fantastic. She completed the tour in both Spanish and English whilst providing us with an in depth history of the area and of Argentina itself. I can't recommend this tour enough!

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Perito Moreno Glacier trip was very well organized and interesting. Our guide was very well prepared, very professional.

D. From Canada Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

On time , Magnificent.

Kristina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely beautiful! The guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. They took you to the glaciers and gave you enough time to roam around. The boat trip was definitely worth it too

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