(3 days and 2 nights) The Santa Cruz Cruise offers a level of exclusivity and luxury in terms of tours without precedent in Los Glaciares National Park. Sail during 3 days and 2 nights in front of the Upsala, Spegazzini, Mayo and Perito Moreno glaciers while you enjoy an excellent gourmet service onboard and overnight in front of this ancient ice.
"The Spirit of the Glaciers" is a worldwide unique experience available only for a few travelers who enjoy luxury, comfort and different alternatives to traditional tours.
During the 3 days and 2 nights tour onboard the Santa Cruz Cruise you will go in search of "The Spirit of the Glaciers" sailing in front of walls of more than 50 meters high, deep blue millenary ice, majestic icebergs, long Patagonian evenings that paint the sky in shades of red, and nights so dark that allow the Milky Way to be reflected on the lake's surface.
Day 1. At 4:00 pm. you will be picked up at your hotel in El Calafate and transferred to the Port of Punta Bandera where you will embark on the Santa Cruz Cruise. Check in will be on board with a welcome drink and then you will be introduced to the crew, who will assign the cabins for the journey. Around 6:30 p.m. the cruise departs to Puesto de las Vacas on the Spegazzini Channel where you will spend the first night.
Day 2. After a delicious breakfast, you will disembark at Puesto de las Vacas for an interesting walk. Later, and back onboard, you will sail to the Spegazzini Glacier where you can enjoy lunch, and then navigate to the Upsala Glacier where you can glimpse fabulous icebergs floating on its front. Finally, you will sail to Toro Bay, in Seno Mayo, where you will overnight.
Day 3. In the morning you will depart heading south in Seno Mayo. There, an adventurer disembarking takes place in the Andean-Patagonian forest in which you can experience the magnificent natural landscape of the glaciers Mayo and Negro. Later, the cruise sails towards Canal de los Tempanos to target the Perito Moreno Glacier and then finish the tour in Port Punta Bandera. At 4:00 p.m. you disembark to then be transferred to El Calafate.
The Santa Cruz Cruise is the newest and largest ship currently sailing the waters of Lake Argentino. It has 21 double cabins with private bathroom and external view which allows to comfortably accommodate 42 passengers. The cruise has also a library, living room, bar, restaurant, air conditioned rooms, high-tech kitchen and three decks.