- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Marvel at the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park on this full-day trip from El Calafate. Travel by coach to the UNESCO-listed park and prepare for your first view of Perito Moreno at the 'Curve of the Sighs' (Curva de los Suspiros). Explore the park’s walkways and viewpoints to see the glacier from different angles and levels, and hear the roar as ice chunks fall into Lake Argentino. For the ultimate views, upgrade to include a 1-hour boat cruise along the glacier’s towering front wall — simply unforgettable!
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- Boat ride (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
- Entry/Admission - Lago Argentino
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park. The National Park fee can only be pay at the entrance of the park with Argentinian Pesos (ARS $ 600). Prices subject to change without notice.
- Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Tangol El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
The tour starts with the pick up from your hotel located in central Calafate
Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
This unique natural wonder has been declared a "World Heritage Site of Humanity" by UNESCO in 1981. The National Park includes a scenario of mountains, lakes and forests, a large portion of the Andes Mountains covered with ice and snow to the west and the arid Patagonian steppe to the east.
Duration: 5 hours
Pass By: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
In the South area of the National Park, it is the most famous of all the glaciers, the Perito Moreno Glacier. It owes its fame to its continuous movement, which produces a cyclical phenomenon of ongoing advance and retreat with spectacular falls of gigantic blocks of ice into the waters.
Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Follow the boardwalks to strategically placed viewing platforms to witness the glacier from all angles and levels, and admire the surrounding mountain and forest scenery.
For close-up views of Perito’s south face, visit the footbridge directly in front of the glacier. Marvel at the craggy 196-foot (60 meter) high front wall, with its meringue-like peaks and cliffs soaring over the lake’s waters. Take close-up photos and listen for the eerie creaks that precede the regular calving — when chunks of ice rupture and fall into the lake in a crashing spectacle.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
if you choose the boat ride option, step aboard and sail across the Rico arm of Lake Argentino. Then, have your camera ready as you sail between floating ice close to the majestic 196-foot (60 meter) high front wall. Gaze up at the towering cliffs and watch spellbound as chunks of ice crash into the water — an unforgettable sight.
Duration: 1 hour
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- It is recommended that you wear warm, comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water, snacks and sunscreen
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Very well organized tour of this epic natural spectacle. Mini van was comfortable, guide was good and friendly, and boat trip was great as well to see the glacier up close.
Wonderful trip, pick-up right on time at the hotel, perfect organisation.
Our guide Nadia was super enthusiastic, gave lots of information in very good English.
We stopped at various beautiful miradors, had a boattrip to the gletsjer at the end of the morning and plenty of time afterwards to lunch and walk around the different platforms to admire the perito moreno, on the return trip we were offered a little glass of liquor of the calafateberries and a chocolade which was a nice gesture. Cherry on the caks was the wonderful weather we had the entire day.
Everything runs like a clock work. Our guide was fantastic. It was a very easy trip and very well organized. Love it and will do it again. Beautiful weather and good boat ride. Although the boat is a little packed.
Wonderful glacier and you get so close with the walkway that has been placed for Guests to see most all sides of this amazing glacier. The weather was warm and clear so made the glacier so great and the boat ride to the glacier got us so close to the entire face of the glacier - gorgeous and plenty of time to take great pictures and awe at nature at its finest.
The tour was fantastic! Our guide Anna took time to explain the sights along the way. I liked the boat tour and loved getting up close. Lunch at the park is busy and packed. Wear layers!
Very well organized tour of an amazing glacier with plenty of time to see it up close and personal. I highly recommend it.
Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier was the highlight of my trip to Argentina this year! The tour guide and driver were very professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about sharing the unique natural beauty of their country. The day trip was so well worth the price! I plan to go on this excursion again!
Excellent tour. Very organised - They left a note with our hotel prior to us arriving to let us know the time they were picking us up.
Our guide was really knowledgable and gave us time to take photos at the view points. I would recommend doing the boat ride as it was really amazing to see the glacier from the boat. What was great with tour is we had a sufficient amount of time to roam around the Glacier national park on our own.
I would definitely recommend this tour as overall it had a great balance between receiving information from our guide and also exploring the area ourselves.
It was probably the best tour in Argentina. Only minus was delay of the van, about 1 hr. The free time at the viewpoint was long.
Iris the tour guide is very knowledgeable about the tour. She answered all our questions. She is also very pro-active and anticipates well the needs of the tour participants. Two thumbs up as well because she is multi lingual. And of course, the tour itself of the national park is awesome.
This was a beautiful tour with stunning scenery. The weather was perfect and the boat spent lots of time showing us the glacier from all angles. We were given over an hour to explore the glacier further from the walkways which also had dozens of amazing views.
The glacier is an incredible sight and we had a fantastic day firstly admiring it from the boat, and then walking around the viewing balconies. It was a cold and windy day, but you just don't care when you see something as amazing. The boat ride was great, we spend enough time howering near the glacier so that everyone got the photos taken and could relax and just admire the magical view. Took so many photos that run out of memory on my camera.
The only thing that could be better is the lunch - glad we took our own and had it on the bench after fhe boat trip, as the restaurants and the dining areas are at the very end of the iewing platforms and by the time we got there it was already 3pm
This tour was my favorite from my trip to Buenos Aires and El Calafate combined. The tour guide, Anna, was really knowledgeable and friendly. The boat ride was amazing.
The trail was well taken care of and the tour guide gave us different tips based on what we wanted to accomplish and time frames. It was well planned and executed.
If I return to El Calafate I would take this tour again.
I loved everything about it - the boat ride is BEYOND OUTSTANDING Definitely a must see
My own recommendation would be to have the time for the hiking/walking to check out the glacier should be longer because we needed more time and wanted to take the longer route but there wasn't enough time.
Also another tip would be to grab your lunchbox or snacks, there is a restaurant there but not that good food.