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Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Safari Azul

Sail in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier and get close to the glacier ice

  • howlanders girl on the perito moreno footbridges
  • girl with ice in her hand with the group
  • three boys lifting a piece of ice
  • group walking on rocks
  • girl showing a piece of ice
  • large group in front of the perito moreno glacier
  • boy observing the perito moreno glacier
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El Calafate
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From your accommodation in El Calafate at 6:30 A.M.
Ends: To your accommodation located in El Calafate at around 9:00 P.M.
Free cancellation!

The Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Safari Azul is the ideal option for those who want to get close to the glacier ice and navigate in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you do not want to walk too much, take advantage of this opportunity and do not miss the glacier. In addition, you can walk along the walkways of the Perito Moreno to capture a panoramic image of the glacier.

Enjoy the scenery through the lush forest overlooking the glacier and by the lake. Walk through the Patagonian steppe and fill yourself with natural energy with the Perito Moreno Glacier. 

Do you want to have an unforgettable day? Keep reading 🤓:

Tour details


  • Transfers in and out from El Calafate
  • Boarding at the port
  • Hike along the coast to the Glacier
  • Navigation back to the port
  • Visit to footbridges

Not included

  • Hike on the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Entrance fee to the National Park
  • Food and drinks

Important information

⏰ 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 6:00 P.M.

👬 LIMITATION: Only suitable for people from 6 to 70 years old. No exception.

NOT ALLOWED: People with cardiovascular diseases, COPD, emphysema, asthma, recent surgeries.

🚫 NOT APPROPRIATE: For people with physical or mental disabilities, obesity, pregnant women or people suffering from severe vertigo.

Cancellation policy

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

Tour itinerary

Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Safari Azul

🗻 Difficulty level: Low

Pick up in El Calafate

The Perito Moreno Glacier tour will start with the pick up from your accommodation in El Calafate at 6:30 A.M. Once the whole group is all together, you will head to Los Glaciares National Park. 

Embarkation at Puerto Bajo Las Sombras

Once here, you will take a boat across Lago Rico. After sailing for about 20 minutes, you will disembark on the opposite shore of the glacier.

people disembarking with the perito moreno in the background

Hike along the opposite coast of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Start the hike, always with the south face of the glacier. Be careful! There may be some ice detachment. Take out your camera and photograph that image of intense and varied blues and whites and the shapes of the glacier. 

⚠ The hike lasts an hour and a half through a natural terrain of sand and stones with some slopes and stairs.

group walking with the Perito Moreno in front of them

Perito Moreno Footbridges

Once at the port, you will take the bus to the Perito Moreno walkways. Take advantage of these two hours to have lunch and enjoy the incredible panoramic view of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

view of the footbridges with people at perito moreno

Return to El Calafate

After having spent the day seeing the glacier, you will take the bus back to El Calafate. Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Safari Azul will come to an end around 9:00 P.M.

panoramic view of the perito moreno glacier

What to bring to Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Safari Azul

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Food, snacks and drinks

Where does the tour Perito Moreno Glacier Tour Safari Azul 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.

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