Minitrekking on Perito Moreno

The Minitrekking is the most complete tour to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier as it includes hiking on the ice for 1 hour and 40 minutes, a short boat tour along the south wall and a 1 hour visit to the balconies located in the front of the glacier. You will appreciate cracks, seracs, drains and small lagoons. During the boat tour, you will enjoy a glass of whiskey with ice from the Perito Moreno Glacier after having visited and hiked on one of the most famous and unique glaciers of its kind in the world.

$ 8.000 ARS
$ 12.000 ARS

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Optionals
  $ 1.000 ARS - Transfer service from your hotel to the port + Visit to foot bridges
$ 680 ARS - Lunch box Más info
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    Duration
      10 Hours
    Requirements
      Age limit: 10-65 years old. Take: sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable and warm clothes, gloves, hiking boots or shoes with laces and lunch box.
    Not accepted: Pregnant women, people with knee or back problems, people with heart problems, stent, bypass, taking anticoagulation medicine, or people with disabilities or recent surgeries.
    Included
      Guided service throughout the transfer to the port and the tour. 1:30 minutes hiking on the glacier. Sailing in front of the glacier wall.
    Not included
      Entrance fee to the National Park.
    DisponibilidadesAvailable DisponibilidadesNot available
    Physical difficulty 60%

    This is the most complete tour to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier from El Calafate as it includes the ice trekking called Minitrekking, a short sailing in front of the south wall of the glacier and a visit to the balconies, always accompanied by a guide.

    If you book the tour with transfer from El Calafate, it starts when we pick you up at your hotel and undertake the 78 km journey until reaching the Perito Moreno Glacier within Los Glaciares National Park. If you do not include the transfer, you must get to Port Bajo de las Sombras, located 7 km before arriving at the glacier, where you will embark to cross the Brazo Rico of Lake Argentino in a 20 minutes boat tour.

    Once you cross the Brazo Rico of the lake, you will get to a shelter, where the guides organize groups of up to 20 people. From here a 15-minute walk through the Lenga forest begins. until you reach the glacier where you will put on the crampons necessary to walk on the ice and that will allow you not to slip. After warming movements, the Minitrekking begins and lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes during which you can see cracks, seracs, sinks and small lagoons. The hike is of moderate difficulty and takes place on an irregular ice surface, but firm and safe. During the trekking, a glass of whiskey with ice from the Perito Moreno Glacier will be offered.

    After the ice trekking, you will go back to the shelter hiking in the forest to embark again while you approach to the south wall of the glacier. Upon arriving at Port Bajo de las Sombras, you will be transported to the balconies located in the front of the glacier, from where you can have a different perspective of the landscape while you visit the famous balconies of the Perito Moreno. Finally, you undertake the journey back to the city of El Calafate after having visited and hiked on one of the most famous and unique glaciers in the world.

    No previous experience is required and anyone who meets the age limits, the requirements listed on the website and has a normal physical condition can make the tour.

    Important: the start and end times of the tour can change until the previous day depending on the organization of the day.

    7:00 Pick-up at hotel
    70 km distance
    9:00 Boarding in port
    Sailing in front of the glacier
    Ice trekking
    Duration 1:40 hs
    13:30 Return to the port
    Visit to the balconies
    Duration 1:00 hs
    17:00 Drop off at hotel
    Included activities
    Optional activities

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

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    Optionals. Include in the reservation:

    $ 1.000 ARS
    Transfer service from your hotel to the port + Visit to foot bridges
    Round trip transfer from your hotel to the port where the tour starts, located at 70 km from El Calafate. It also includes 1 hour visit to the glacier foot bridges. After the excursion will take you back to your hotel.
    FREE
    Guided service throughout the transfer to the port and the tour
    Our National Park guides will accompany and assist you throughout the journey and activity, providing detailed information about the place, the glacier and the tour.

    $ 680 ARS
    Lunch box
    Shredded chicken sandwich in homemade bread with cream cheese, tomato, hard-boiled egg and sliced cheese. Includes a water, fruit, snack, sweet candy and a sweet dessert. Gluten free or vegetarian option is offered with prior notice.

    FREE
    1:30 minutes hiking on the glacier. Sailing in front of the glacier wall.
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