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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

It was probably the best tour in Argentina. Only minus was delay of the van, about 1 hr. The free time at the viewpoint was long.

Yo Soy Dan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Iris the tour guide is very knowledgeable about the tour. She answered all our questions. She is also very pro-active and anticipates well the needs of the tour participants. Two thumbs up as well because she is multi lingual. And of course, the tour itself of the national park is awesome.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

great views and very interesting glacier. Good cafe/restaurant

Si L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

everything is perfect! Recommend!

Debra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a beautiful tour with stunning scenery. The weather was perfect and the boat spent lots of time showing us the glacier from all angles. We were given over an hour to explore the glacier further from the walkways which also had dozens of amazing views.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great Tour. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The glacier is an incredible sight and we had a fantastic day firstly admiring it from the boat, and then walking around the viewing balconies. It was a cold and windy day, but you just don't care when you see something as amazing. The boat ride was great, we spend enough time howering near the glacier so that everyone got the photos taken and could relax and just admire the magical view. Took so many photos that run out of memory on my camera.
The only thing that could be better is the lunch - glad we took our own and had it on the bench after fhe boat trip, as the restaurants and the dining areas are at the very end of the iewing platforms and by the time we got there it was already 3pm

Michelle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was my favorite from my trip to Buenos Aires and El Calafate combined. The tour guide, Anna, was really knowledgeable and friendly. The boat ride was amazing.

The trail was well taken care of and the tour guide gave us different tips based on what we wanted to accomplish and time frames. It was well planned and executed.

If I return to El Calafate I would take this tour again.

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.

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