Gourmet Glaciers Experience

Gourmet Glaciers offers the most exclusive boat tour in Los Glaciares National Park, furrowing the waters of Lake Argentino on board the Maria Turquesa Cruise and visiting the Upsala (one of the largest), Spegazzini (the tallest) and Perito Moreno glaciers. The boat can accommodate 200 passengers in two decks and is aimed at travelers looking for personalized attention and excellent service in El Calafate. The tour includes lunch and a 1 hour hike in the forest in the Canal Spegazzini where you will visit an old shelter.

$ 10.950 ARS
$ 10.950 ARS

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  $ 1.500 ARS - Transfer service from your hotel to the port
$ 5.500 ARS - Gourmet lunch in Premium Lounge Más info
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      11 Hours.
      Take: sunglasses, sun cream, comfortable and warm clothing, hat, waterproof jacket, gloves, trekking boots or shoes with laces.
      Gourmet lunch box in Traditional Room. Soft drinks. Guide service.
    Not included
      Entrance fee to the National Park.
    DisponibilidadesAvailable DisponibilidadesNot available
    Physical difficulty 30%

    The Gourmet Glaciers Experience boat tour offers the most exclusive service in Los Glaciares National Park from El Calafate, furrowing the waters of Lake Argentino on board the Maria Turquesa Cruise and visiting the Upsala, Spegazzini and Perito Moreno glaciers. This is the only boat tour that allows you to visit the three main glaciers of the national park in the same day while offering a hike in the forest in the Spegazzini Canal and lunch onboard.

    Gourmet Glaciers sails the waters of Lake Argentino in front of over 50 meters high walls, ancient deep blue ice and majestic icebergs, while enjoying nature in all its magnitude. One aspect that differences this tour from other similars is that it includes food on board (gourmet lunch box in the Standard deck or a 4-step menu in the Premium deck), a 1-hour hike in the forest within the Canal Spegazzini and the visit to the Upsala, Spegazzini and Perito Moreno glaciers in the same day.

    The boat has 200 passengers capacity distributed in two decks (the main deck with 180 passengers capacity and the upper deck with 16 passengers capacity) and is aimed at those travelers who seek personalized attention and excellent service on board. The boat's Premium lounge is equipped with its own kitchen, toilet and private sun deck and is characterized by offering a four-step tasting menu presented by the chef on board. The Standard lounge offers a gourmet lunch box to the passengers. The great virtue of this cruise are the four exterior sun decks that allow you to comfortably contemplate the majesty of the glaciers and landscapes.

    If Gourmet Glaciers is booked with transfer from your hotel in El Calafate, we will pick you up starting at 7:00 a.m. to head towards port Punta Bandera located at 47 km. From there, the boat tour departs towards the iceberg barrier of Canal Upsala to, then, cross it and head towards the Spegazzini Glacier, which is the highest in the national park, where you will disembark in Puesto de las Vacas.

    Here, the engines of the Maria Turquesa Cruise are mute and takes places an interesting hike coordinated by the guides. Once back on the boat, the sailing is undertaken heading to the Perito Moreno Glacier while you have a gourmet lunch onboard. After visiting this third glacier, you return to port Punta Bandera to then head back to your hotel in El Calafate.

    If you have booked the Minitrekking or the Perito Moreno: Balconies tour, the Gourmet Glaciers Experience tour is an excellent complement since you will see a different face of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

    Premium Lounge Menu
    Standard Lounge Menu

    7:00 Pick-up at hotel
    40 km distance
    8:30 Boarding in port
    Sailing in Lake Argentino
    Visit to Upsala Glacier
    Visit to Spegazzini Glacier
    Disembark in Puesto Las Vacas
    300m hiking
    Lunch onboard
    Lunchbox or 4 steps menu
    Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier
    17:00 Return to the port
    Return to El Calafate
    18:00 Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

    The schedule, order and the activities can vary according to the organization of the day.




    Gourmet Glaciers Experience

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    Optionals. Include in the reservation:

    $ 1.500 ARS
    Transfer service from your hotel to the port
    Round trip transfer from your hotel to the port where the tour starts, located at 50 km from El Calafate. After the excursion will take you back to your hotel.
    $ 5.500 ARS
    Gourmet lunch in Premium Lounge
    Amouse Bouche: Smoked corn soup, olive focaccia and pickled mushrooms.

    Starter: Lamb terrine and hazelnuts. Syrup of figs and chives, braised lentils and humus coral, garlic and curry.

    Main course: Prawn risotto from Santa Cruz and its juice with tomato confit and herb butter.

    Dessert: Gingerbread pastry, cream with white chocolate and caramel. Compote of raspberries and pinot noir.

    Includes soft drinks. Vegetarian menu available requested in advance.

    Availability in this room will be confirmed after payment.

    Gourmet lunch box in Traditional Room
    Lamb sandwich with homemade mustard, creole cheese and caramelized onions, accompanied with baked potatoes and smoked cheese sauce. Caramel mousse, crunchy carob and preserved red fruits.

    Soft drinks. Guide service.
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