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Minitrekking Perito Moreno

Walk on the blue glacier and enjoy its incredible views

1 day
4.8 (3 reviews)

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Minitrekking Perito Moreno tour information

location_onEl Calafate
timer 1 day
chat English and Spanish


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:

Tour itinerary

todayEl Calafate - Perito Moreno - El Calafate

Available from August 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022
access_time7 : 00 AM

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.

people walking on the perito moreno glacier in argentina

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.

people walking on the glacier next to a lake on the mini trekking on the perito moreno glacier
access_time7 : 00 PM

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.

glacier lake with perito moreno glacier and snow-capped mountains in the background on the minitrekking perito moreno glacier

Tour details


  • 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 your ticket there in Argentine pesos)
  • Food

error_outlineImportant information

This Tour is physically demanding. Age restriction: travelers under 10 years old and over 65 years old can NOT make the tour due to government policy. Those who are not able to participate include: 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
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.

What to bring to Minitrekking 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 Minitrekking 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.

Minitrekking Perito Moreno tour reviews with Howlanders

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Elizabeth Bailey
I had a great time on this trip! They picked me up at my hotel on time and took us to the boat. The boat ride to the glacier was awesome, and the trekking experience on the glacier was one of a kind!

Great experience walking on the ice!!! Thanks to our guide Federico, made our visit unforgettable! Widely recommended!

Alex was an amazing guide, I had sooo much fun on this tour. Lifetime experience to step on the Perito Moreno.

Questions & Answers

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

Is there an age limit for join this tour?
Yes, the minimum age is 10 years and the maximum is 65 years. 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 a good physical condition since you will walk around 7 hours between ice and forest, that is why it is not recommended for people with heart problems either.

Can pregnant women take the tour?
No, it is not possible because of 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 approximately 1 hour and a half.

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