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Big Ice Perito Moreno

Venture into the heart of the most famous glacier in the Argentine Patagonia

1 day

What to bring

Big Ice Perito Moreno tour information

location_onEl Calafate
timer 1 day
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El Calafate (Pickup at your hotel at 7:00 AM)


El Calafate at 7:00 PM


  • Transfers to and from the hotel
  • Crampons
  • Boat ride
  • 1 hour on the walkways
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish-English)

Not included

  • Entrance to the National Park (you can buy the ticket there in Argentine pesos)
  • Food

error_outlineImportant information

This Tour is physically demanding. Age restriction: travelers under 18 years old and over 50 years old can not make the tour due to government policy. Those who are not able to participate include too: pregnant women, people with physical or mental disabilities, overweight people and those who suffer from cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. The departures are subject to climatic conditions for safety, especially during the winter that includes the months of May to July
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
This one day tour is one of the most incredible experiences that can be had in the Perito Moreno Glacier. In Big Ice you will enter the heart of the Glacier, where you will have the opportunity to admire its incredible blue lagoons and impressive caves, being completely surrounded by the awe-inspiring ice. It’s an extremely unique sensation that we would love to share with you.

Tour itinerary

todayDAY 1 El Calafate - Perito Moreno - El Calafate

access_time7 : 00 AM
We will take a boat to cross the Brazo Rico from Puerto Bajo Las Sombras. Then you will begin your short hike through the southern area of ​​the Glacier where you will experience an incredible viewpoint. The approximate travel time for the hike is an hour. There, the guides will help you put on harnesses and crampons to be able to access the ice and start your route on the Glacier. This is where your perspective will change completely. Unfolding before you will be a whole new world of blue lagoons, deep crevices and breathtaking caves.
During the tour of three and a half hours, the guides will explain the phenomenon of the landslides of the Glacier as well as the the environment and wildlife of the region. You will also have half an hour to have lunch on the beautiful white blanket while experiencing the views. During this break we tend to become aware that we are living a unique moment, walking on the most incredible glacier on the planet.
access_time7 : 00 PM
You will return to the boat to head back to Puerto Bajo de Las Sombras. This will conclude the unforgettable day, one that could very well be one of the most incredible experiences of your life.

What to bring to Big Ice Perito Moreno

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable and warm clothing
  • Waterproof and long pants
  • Trekking boots
  • Medium backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Food and snacks
  • Water bottle

Where does the tour Big Ice Perito Moreno 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 Santa Cruz. The airport has daily direct connections with Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche, Trelew, Cordoba, and Rosario. Several airlines operate this route, being Aerolíneas Argentinas the most frequent one. If you plan to travel to El Calafate by land you should take a bus. The stretch between Buenos Aires and El Calafate takes about 36 hours. From Rio Gallegos, the trip takes 4 hours. If you are coming from Puerto Natales, we recommend you take a bus that will take you to El Calafate in about five hours.

Questions & Answers

Is this tour available all year round?
No, during the months of May, June, July, August and the first half of September this tour is not offered because it is the winter season and therefore the weather conditions are not the best to guarantee the safety of all travelers.

Is there an age limit for this tour?
Yes, the minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 50. Age restrictions are imposed internally by the government, and unfortunately, they are not flexible. A valid passport is required to make a reservation and the date of birth will be checked. It is also convenient to be in good physical condition since the activity lasts about 12 hours of which we will walk on the ice for about three and a half hours. It is also not recommended for people with heart problems.

Can pregnant women take the tour?
No, it is not possible to do the tour if you are pregnant due to the risk of falling due to the irregular relief of the ground.

How long will I walk on the glacier?
You will walk on the glacier for about three and a half hours, always accompanied by guides. During the tour, they will help you to know better the ice and its surroundings and you will have half an hour to eat on the white mantle in a place of unparalleled beauty.

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