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Gourmet Glaciers Experience

Enjoy a full day cruise on the Perito Moreno, Seco, Heim, Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers

1 day
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$144
4.8 (2 reviews)
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Gourmet Glaciers Experience tour information

location_onEl Calafate
timer 1 day
chat Spanish and English

Starts

Pick up at your accommodation in El Calafate between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Ends

To your accommodation in El Calafate between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Included

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in the centre of El Calafate
  • Navigation in cruise by the Perito Moreno; Seco; Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers
  • Lunch with drinks and dessert
  • Professional guide in Spanish and English for all activities

Not included

  • Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park for one day AR$ 800.00 (USD 13 approximately)
The entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park is per person, for the entire tour. Payment is made in Argentine pesos at destination. A two-day ticket is also offered for AR$ 1200 (20 USD approximately), very useful if you want to make another visit to the park.

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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.
SAFE ADVENTURE ‚Äď Covid 19
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.
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Glaciares Gourmet is the most complete navigation in Los Glaciares National Park. You will sail the waters of Lake Argentino on board a modern cruise ship and visit the Upsala, Spegazzini, Perito Moreno, Heim and Seco glaciers. It is the only navigation that allows you to visit the five main glaciers of the National Park in the same day.

Wait. It gets even better!

You will take a one-hour walk through the forest in the Spegazzini Channel, on an island commonly known as Puesto de las Vacas. In addition, you will enjoy a delicious Patagonian meal on board.

Excited? This is what your day will be like:

Tour itinerary

todayDay 1: El Calafate - Los Glaciares National Park- La Soledad Port- El Calafate

access_time7 : 00 AM
Pick-up at your accommodation The tour starts with the pick up at your accommodation. Depending on your location, you will be picked up between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. When the group is gathered in El Calafate, we will go to Los Glaciares National Park.
Los Glaciares National Park After 40 kilometers, you'll arrive to the park. With the help of your guide you will buy your ticket to Los Glaciares National Park. You can buy the one-day version as well as the two-day version (in case you want to return on the next day).
access_time8 : 00 AM
La Soledad Port Once we're inside the park, we'll go to the private port La Soledad. The adventure begins! You will embark on a large catamaran that has four exterior decks to comfortably observe the spectacular landscapes of the Argentino Lake. In addition, the boat has a Premium Lounge with a private outside deck. To enjoy this area, you only have to select this extra when you make your reservation.
access_time11 : 00 AM
Canal y Glaciar Upsala Be prepared: here you will find the biggest icebergs in the park. They are up to four times bigger than the boat itself! Upsala is the second largest glacier in South America. The landslides are so huge, that for safety reasons the boat will not go within 10 kilometers of it. You will see ice floats in such an intense blue colour that they will seem illuminated.
The hanging glaciers We will continue sailing and we'll encounter the curious hanging glaciers. These are the Heim and Seco glaciers, named this way because they hang from the mountain without touching the lake water.
access_time12 : 30 PM
Puesto de las Vacas Engine silence. You will take a quiet walk coordinated by the team of guides. Puesto de las Vacas is an old Patagonian estancia in the heart of the National Park. Here you will find horses, old houses and other creations of the pioneers of Patagonia.
access_time2 : 00 PM
Speggazzini Glacier & lunch on board The Speggazzini glacier is impressive from every angle. The protruding part of the glacier is 130 metres high. It's almost twice as high as the Perito Moreno glacier. If the cold makes you hungry, this is your moment: lunch! 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-step menu: two starters, main course and dessert. In both cases, drinks are included during lunch. In the Premium Lounge, you also have an open bar during the whole tour.
access_time3 : 00 PM
Los Témpanos Channel Full stomach, happy heart: the navigation continues through the Los Témpanos Channel until we reach the northern part of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
access_time3 : 45 PM
Landing at Perito Moreno If you choose the extra "Perito Moreno's visit and walktrough footbridges", you will have an hour and a half to walk the footbridges of the most famous glacier in the park. If you do not choose this option, you will remain on the boat and go back to the port to start your return. The Perito Moreno is a huge glacier that fascinates its visitors. You'll watch the ice crack and when you least expect it, you'll hear an incredible roar in the water. The spectacle is so extraordinary that you will wonder if the Ice Age squirrel is hiding somewhere. ;)
All good things come to an end Transportation will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation in El Calafate. You will arrive around 7:00 p.m., ready to rest after an unforgettable day.

What to bring to Gourmet Glaciers Experience

In El Calafate it is cold all year round, even in summer (from December to March). Ice and water can create slippery surfaces. This is what we recommend you to take:
  • Original passport (the same one you used to book the tour)
  • Trekking boots or slippers (Waterproof and thick-soled preferred)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable and warm clothing
  • Long trousers (waterproof or mountain trousers preferred)
  • Medium backpack
  • Food and snacks
  • Water bottle

Gourmet Glaciers Experience tour reviews with Howlanders

4.8
Overall rating
Transportation
4.8
Advice
4.8
Guide
4.8
Quality-price ratio
4.8
Mark Ackermann · 21 de febrero de 2020
A beautiful journey!!! The boat is comfortable and very clean. The crew is excellent. They give a lot of explanations and that enriches the tour. When we get close to the glaciers the boat turns and you see them from different perspectives. The descent in Puestos las Vacas allows us to do a small walk with very interesting information from the guides. The food is very good. It quite expensive for a full-day trip but very complete, I recommend it!

Ethan Adams · 1 de febrero de 2020
Amazing experience! We booked Gourmet Glaciers in a private cabin with the captain. You will not only be able to appreciate the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers, but you will also be able to have breakfast, and lunch with regional meals, very tasty and very well attended. The price is worth it!

Questions & Answers

Can I book the tour without the transfer from El Calafate to the port?
Sure! Just write us an email to hello@howlanders.com and we will offer you a tour without transfers at a reduced price.

Is the entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park included?
The entrance fee to the National Park is not included. This is because you can buy either the one-day or the two-day version, depending on what best suits your plans. Remember to bring Argentine pesos, because the entrance fee to the National Park is paid in local currency. No credit cards or foreign currencies are accepted. Don't worry! Your tour guide will help you buy the ticket on the day of the tour.

Will I be picked up at my accommodation in El Calafate?
Yes, pick-up is included in any accommodation in El Calafate. However, if you stay in an Airbnb, or in an accommodation without reception, you will not be picked up. In this case, you will be given a meeting point in the centre of El Calafate.

If I book the extra of Perito Moreno's visit and walktrough footbridges, will I return at the same time to El Calafate?
Yes. Whether you book this extra or not, you will arrive between 6:00 p.m. and 7 p.m. in El Calafate.

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