minitrekking perito moreno glacier river
minitrekking perito moreno guided tour
walking on the perito moreno glacier
Minitrekking Perito Moreno + El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers with transfers from El Calafate
Minitrekking Perito Moreno + El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers with transfers from El Calafate
Minitrekking Perito Moreno + El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers with transfers from El Calafate
blue color bus transfer el calafate
bus el calafate el chalten
1 / 8

2 Days in El Calafate Glacier Trek Experience

Minitrekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier + Glaciares Gourmet boat tour with transfers from El Calafate

(2 reviews)

⚡ FREE transfers airport - you accomodation in El Calafate (Roundtrip) ⚡

El Calafate
2 days
Spanish and English
Starts: From your hotel in El Calafate
Ends: To your hotel in El Calafate
Free cancellation!

Briefing

With the 2 Days in El Calafate Glacier Trek Experience tour you will enjoy the two essential excursions that every traveler has to do when passing through El Calafate: the Mini Ice Trekking Perito Moreno Glacier and El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers.

Take advantage of the promotion and book this two-day package, which includes roundtrip transfers from the airport to your accommodation in El Calafate for FREE.

Tour details

Included

  • Pick up and transfers from El Calafate
  • Minitrekking Perito Moreno Tour
  • Crampons and helmet (Minitrekking Perito Moreno)
  • Bilingual guide Spanish-English (Minitrekking Perito Moreno)
  • El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers
  • Lunch (El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers)

Not included

  • Food (Minitrekking Perito Moreno Tour)
  • Lodging
  • Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park

Important information

Minitrekking Perito Moreno

⏰ DEPARTURE: The tour has several daily departures at different times. The exact departure time of your tour will be confirmed by Whatsapp the day before, starting at 18:00.

👬 LIMITATION: Only suitable for people from 8 to 65 years old. No exception.

NOT ALLOWED: Persons with cardiovascular disease, COPD, emphysema, asthma, recent surgery.

🚫 NOT SUITABLE: For people with physical or mental disabilities, with obesity, pregnant women or people who suffer from severe vertigo.

Remember that Mastercard is not accepted to purchase the entrance ticket to Los Glaciares National Park. You can pay with VISA card or in cash in Argentine pesos when you arrive at the park. Do not forget your ID, passport or identity card.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Minitrekking Perito Moreno

📍 Pick-up in El Calafate
🚐 70 km → Los Glaciares National Park.
🚢 Puerto Bajo de las Sombras [20 min.]
🚶Trekking along the coast, glacier and forest [3 h.]
🚢 Return to Puerto Bajo de las Sombras [30 min]
📸 Perito Moreno footbridges [1 h.]
🚐 Return to El Calafate

El Calafate → Puerto Bajo las Sombras

You will be picked up at your accommodation in El Calafate at 7:00 AM and you will head towards Puerto Bajo las Sombras, in Los Glaciares National Park. In case you did not include the extra "transfers minitrekking" you will meet the guide at the entrance of the Park.

Rico Lake Navigation

Once at the port, you will board the boat that crosses Lago Rico. 20 minutes later you will disembark on the opposite shore in front of the south face of the Perito Moreno Glacier. You will arrive at the refuge where you will be greeted by a team of professional guides.

puerto bajo las sombras minitrekking

Minitrekking Perito Moreno

You will start the trek with a walk along the shore of the lake. Afterwards, the guides will give a talk on safety and glaciology.

Upon arrival at the edge of the glacier, subgroups of a maximum of 20 travelers will be organized, each accompanied by two professional guides. With their help, you will put on your helmet and crampons. And your ice walk on the Perito Moreno Glacier will begin.

Return to Puerto Bajo las Sombras

At the end of the walk (approximately one hour) on the ice, you will walk through the periglacial area and the lateral moraine. Then you will return to the refuge through a path that crosses the Andean Patagonian forest.

Upon arrival, a hot drink and a small surprise will be waiting for you. After this break, you will embark again to return to the Lower Port of Shadows.

group doing Minitrekking Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno Footbridges

You will board the minibus and head to El Calafate. On the way, 7km from the port, you will stop at the Perito Moreno footbridges. Here you will have a one hour guided tour. 

After admiring the glacier for the last time, you will get back on the minibus that will take you to your accommodation in El Calafate.

perito moreno footbridges

💬😀 KEEP IN MIND

  • The tour starts and ends at your accommodation in El Calafate.

  • Lodging is not included in the tour.

  • The trek is done in groups of maximum 20 travelers with 2 guides per group. 

  • The tour departs daily between July 15 and May 31.

  • The total duration of the tour is 9:30 hours.

  • The difficulty of the tour is moderate. The ice surface on which you will walk is uneven but firm and safe.

perito moreno mini trekking guided tour

DAY 2 El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers

📍 Pick-up in El Calafate
🚐 Los Glaciares National Park
🚢 La Soledad Port
🚐 Return to El Calafate

Pick up at your hotel - Los Glaciares National Park

El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers begins with pick up at your hotel in El Calafate. Depending on the location of the hotel, you will be picked up from 7:00 am. Once the group is assembled, you will head to Los Glaciares National Park.

After 47 kilometers by road, you will arrive at the park and buy the entrance ticket to Los Glaciares National Park with the help of your guide.

Los Glaciares National Park

La Soledad Port

Once inside the park, you will go to the private port La Soledad.

You will embark on a large catamaran that has four outdoor decks to comfortably observe the Lago Argentino. The boat also has a VIP area with a private outdoor deck.

La Soledad Port

Upsala Glacier and Canal

You will find the largest ice floes in the park.

Upsala is the second largest glacier in South America. The detachments are so huge, that for safety reasons the boat will not go within 10 kilometers of it.

Heim and Seco Glaciers

You will continue sailing and come across the hanging glaciers. These are the Heim and Seco glaciers, which are so named because they are hanging from the mountain without touching the water of Lake Argentino.

El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers

Puesto de las Vacas

You will get off the boat at Puesto de las Vacas and take a leisurely hike coordinated by the team of guides.

Puesto de las Vacas is an old Patagonian estancia located in the heart of the National Park. Here you will encounter horses, old houses and other creations of Patagonian pioneers.

Puesto de las Vacas

Speggazzini Glacier - Lunch on Board

The Speggazzini glacier is impressive no matter how you look at it. The overhanging part of the lake has a height of 130 meters. It is almost twice as high as the Perito Moreno glacier. If the cold makes you hungry, this is your moment: food! Get ready to taste a Patagonian lamb sandwich accompanied by baked vegetables.

If you choose the premium room as an extra, you will enjoy a special four-course menu: two starters, main course and dessert. In both cases, drinks are included during the meal. In the premium room, in addition, you have an open bar during the entire Glaciares Gourmet experience.

Speggazzini Glacier

Canal de Los Témpanos (Icebergs Channel)

The navigation continues through the Canal de Los Témpanos until reaching the northern part of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

End of the El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers

All good things come to an end, arriving back to La Soledad port.

Once at the port, the minibus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. You will arrive in the city around 7:00 p.m.

El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers

💬😀 TO KEEP IN MIND

  • The tour starts and ends at your accommodation in El Calafate.

  • Lodging is not included in the tour.

  • The total duration of the tour is 11 hours.

El Calafate Boat Tour to the Glaciers

TRANSFERS FROM EL CALAFATE AIRPORT

💥 FREE 💥

The 2 Days in El Calafate Glacier Trek Experience tour includes free transfers from the airport to your accommodation in El Calafate (roundtrip).

If you need this service, add the free extra Transfer Airport - Hotel El Calafate and indicate in the section your flight details to coordinate the pick-up. 

Please contact us for more information about our free pick-up service.

blue bus transfer from el calafate

What to bring to 2 Days in El Calafate Glacier Trek Experience

  • DNI , Passport or Identity Card
  • High-top waterproof hiking boots with hard soles
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable trekking clothing in layers
  • Raincoat
  • Waterproof long pants (recommended for Minitrekking)
  • Food and snacks
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Cap

Where does the tour 2 Days in El Calafate Glacier Trek Experience start

The city of El Calafate is located 3,000 km from Buenos Aires, and 325 km from the city of Río Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz. The airport has direct daily connections with Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche, Trelew, Cordoba and Rosario. Several airlines operate this route, being Aerolineas Argentinas the most frequent one. From Howlanders we also recommend you to check LADE airline. 

If you want to arrive by land you can do it by bus. The trip between Buenos Aires and El Calafate takes about 36 hours. From Río Gallegos, the trip takes 4 hours. If you come from Puerto Natales we recommend you to take a bus that arrives to El Calafate in about five hours or hire a private service with us. Finally, if you are traveling from Ushuaia, please check the waiting times due to the crossing of the Strait of Magellan or stopover in Rio Gallegos.

Questions & Answers

2 Days in El Calafate Glacier Trek Experience tour reviews with Howlanders

Loading...

Other tours that might interest you from Argentina

🔴 LIKELLY TO SELL OUT
Minitrekking Perito Moreno

Minitrekking Perito Moreno

(60 reviews)
El Calafate, Argentina
1 day
English and Spanish

Free cancellation!
Laguna de los Tres Hike

Laguna de los Tres Hike

(1 reviews)
El Calafate, Argentina
1 day
English and Spanish

Free cancellation!
Perito Moreno Glacier Big Ice Trek

Perito Moreno Glacier Big Ice Trek

(5 reviews)
El Calafate, Argentina
1 day
English and Spanish

Free cancellation!
Perito Moreno Kayak Tour

Perito Moreno Kayak Tour

(11 reviews)
El Calafate, Argentina
1 day
Spanish and English

Free cancellation!

Other travelers also booked

⚡ SHORT OPTION
W Trek in 3 Days

W Trek in 3 Days

(17 reviews)
Puerto Natales, Chile
3 days
Self-guided

Free cancellation!
TRAVELER´S CHOICE ✅
Torres del Paine W Trek

Torres del Paine W Trek

(79 reviews)
Puerto Natales, Chile
5 days
Self-guided

Free cancellation!
El Chaltén Day Trip

El Chaltén Day Trip

(11 reviews)
El Calafate, Argentina
1 day
English and Spanish

Free cancellation!
Full Day Perito Moreno Puerto Natales

Full Day Perito Moreno Puerto Natales

(2 reviews)
Puerto Natales, Chile
1 day
Spanish and English

Free cancellation!
from