Todo Glaciares: Upsala and Spegazzini

It is one of the most important boat tours in El Calafate area as it combines a visit to the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers with a disembark in the forest where you can hike and enjoy a view like never before of the Spegazzini Glacier and Glaciers Bay. The Spegazzini Refuge, which has been recently opened, will allow you to have lunch with unique views of the Spegazzini Glacier. Those passengers who want a more personalized service can add the Captain's Club option.

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  $ 2.800 ARS - Transfer service from your hotel to the port
$ 8.000 ARS - Access to Captain's Club (VIP) lounge Más info
$ 1.350 ARS - Lunch box Más info
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      10 hours.
      Take: sunglasses, sun cream, warm clothing, gloves and comfortable shoes.
      Sailing in front of the Upsala Glacier and Spegazzini Glacier. Disembark at Glaciers Bay. Guide service throughout navigation.
    Not included
      Entrance fee to the National Park.
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    Physical difficulty 30%

    The Todo Glaciares boat tour visits the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers entering the bays that they form in Lake Argentino. You will disembark in the Spegazzini Canal in the Glaciers Bay for 1 hour and a half where you can hike through the forest while you enjoy spectacular views of the Spegazzini Glacier like never before. You will visit the recently opened Spegazzini Refuge, which receives its name as it is located in front of this glacier and on the shores of Lake Argentino. It is one of the most important tours that can be made from El Calafate and it is worth spending a day to reach the National Park places that are only accessible by boat.

    In the case of booking the boat tour with transfer from your hotel in El Calafate, we will pick you up at 7:00 a.m. to undertake the 47 km journey to the port of Punta Bandera from where the boat sails at 9 o'clock. In case of having your own vehicle, you must get to the port of Punta Bandera at 8:30 a.m.

    The first part of the tour takes place in the north arm of Lake Argentino crossing the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake, to then, head towards the Upsala and Spegazzini channels where you can see, at the end of each channel, the respective glaciers. The Upsala Glacier is the largest in Lake Argentino and can be seen from about 20 km away, and the Spegazzini Glacier is the highest. You can also see Seco, Heim Sur and Peineta glaciers. The tour takes place between spectacular icebergs of enormous size and varied forms.

    In the forest once you get off the boat, you will hike a 300-meter path without difficulty along the coast of the lake making stops at viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Glaciers. Upon arrival at the Spegazzini Refuge, you can have lunch, visit the shop and contemplate the landscape from inside or from the outside terrace.

    For those passengers who want to take the tour in a more exclusive way, the Captain's Club service is also offered. This lounge, located inside the restaurant of the Spegazzini Glacier and in a special deck of the boat, includes Open Bar with cafeteria service and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a 3-step menu (appetizer, main course and dessert) while you enjoy a unique panoramic view. In addition, you will have preferential location inside the boat and a host and guide available throughout the tour.

    Important: the Spegazzini Refuge will remain closed by sanitary protocol until further notice. Food and beverage services will be offered on board during navigation.

    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 at Glaciers Bay
    Hiking in the trails
    16:00 Return to the port
    Return to El Calafate
    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.




    Todo Glaciares: Upsala and Spegazzini

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    $ 2.800 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 tour, we will take you back to your hotel.
    $ 8.000 ARS
    Access to Captain's Club (VIP) lounge
    Lounge with preferential location onboard with host at your service. Includes Open Bar with cafeteria service, drinks with and without alcohol throughout the tour. It also includes access to an exclusive lounge located inside the restaurant in front of the Spegazzini Glacier where a 3-step lunch will be served with views of the Glaciers Bay.

    Starter: Patagonian cold cuts.
    Main course: Creole pork bondiola with rustic potatoes. Vegetarian option is offered with prior notice.
    Dessert: Chocolate brownie with sweet milk and red berries.

    Lounge with preferential location on board and in the Spegazzini Refuge. Includes Open Bar of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour and 3-course lunch overlooking the Bay of Glaciers.
    $ 1.350 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.

    Sailing in front of the Upsala Glacier and Spegazzini Glacier. Disembark at Glaciers Bay. Guide service throughout navigation.
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