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Cruise around Upsala Glacier on this all-day kayak tour through Los Glaciares National Park departing from El Calafate. This small group tour is limited to just 14 people to guarantee personalized attention. As you glide amongst behemoth icebergs on the icy aqua waters of Argentine Lake (Lago Argentino) in your sturdy double kayak, take in the otherworldly scenery of Upsala Channel and Onelli Bay. Expert guides make your security and enjoyment a priority with kayaking instruction and knowledgable input on the region's spectacular scenery, including geographical features and wildlife.

Highlights

  • Upsala Glacier kayak adventure from El Calafate
  • Ride a ferry to Argentine Lake in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park
  • Go kayaking between icebergs via Onelli Bay and Upsala Channel
  • Learn paddling techniques from expert bilingual guides
  • Double kayaks, gear and round-trip hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Upsala Kayak Tour from El Calafate

Upsala Kayak Tour from El Calafate

Your full-day adventure starts with pickup at your El Calafate hotel and transfer to Punta Bandera, where you'll meet your expert tour guides. Upon boarding the ferry, you'll be met with steaming beverages and a sweet pastry to help ward off the chilly air for the duration of the 3-hour ride to Lake Argentina. Lunch will also be served, since you'll need fuel for your thrilling kayak excursion.

Once you reach Argentine Lake, you'll be briefed on water safety and given full kayak paddling instruction by your local adventure guides. Set out along the rock-strewn shore of Upsala Channel or out into Onelli Bay in your sturdy kayak, depending on the weather, the movement of the icebergs and the guide's expert knowledge. Paddle for about two hours;  your guides to adjust the pace based on the smal group's needs and skill level.

During your expedition, your guides will offer insider information about the features of the landscape. Learn about the local wild cows and the condors, as well as the native plant life as you glide quietly over vibrant azure waters. Hulking icebergs in fantastical shapes will float by as you dip your paddle into the near-freezing waters.

Back on the ferry, rest your tired arms and eat your complimentary snack. Once back at Punta Bandera Port, you'll be delivered back to your El Calafate hotel.

Customer Reviews

Minhaaj K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent and the most amazing thing I've ever done which also happened to be in one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. Highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

Janet T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Although expensive, the opportunity to kayak among icebergs was amazing. The equipment provided ia very good and keeps you warm and dry and the knowledge of the guides was amazing. You don't get to kayak right up to the glaciar but up close to the icebergs.

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