El Calafate (Pickup at your hotel between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.)
El Calafate from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Minitrekking Perito Moreno is a one day tour where you will contemplate the majesty of the glacier. You will live the incredible experience of walking on it, going through safe paths on the ice and enjoying the spectacular views and the fabulous blue of its cracks and lagoons.
That's what this adventure will be like:
You will be picked up at your accommodation and head to the port Bajo Las Sombras, located a few kilometers from the Mirador del Glaciar. Once there, you will embark on a boat trip in front of the impressive southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. After disembarking, we will be organized in groups and walk for a few minutes until we reach the Glacier, where the guide will help us put on our crampons, thus beginning the incredible walk on the ice of the most impressive Glacier in the world.
You will walk on the Glacier for approximately one hour and a half. Taking you on firm and safe trails that will offer you the possibility of seeing the crevices, moulins (glacier sinkholes) and small blue lagoons. During the walk, the guide will tell you about the landslides of the Glacier as well as the endemic environment and wildlife of the region.
On our way back to the refuge, we will pass through the Magellanic forest, from where we will enjoy incredible views. Before returning, we will have some free time to enjoy the spectacular view of the Perito Moreno Glacier from the footbridges, and then return to El Calafate, thus ending a memorable day.
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.