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from $176.19 USD

Jul 20, 2019
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Details

  • 9 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Get up close and personal with the largest glaciers in the El Calafate region on a full-day sightseeing cruise. Sail through Lake Argentino and admire the majestic beauty and size of the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. Then, enjoy lunch on the boat while sailing back to El Calafate!

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • National park fee
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Traveler pickup is offered
Downtown hotels of Calafate

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Please note:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Departing from El Calafate, you'll enjoy a scenic 31-mile (50-km) drive through the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. Upon reaching Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, your full-day sightseeing cruise begins!
Sail through Lake Argentino and take in the beauty of the Patagonian landscape that surrounds you. You'll travel past the tallest and largest glaciers in the region and have plenty of time to take some great photos. You’ll sail past the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers – something you don’t want to miss when visiting El Calafate! Around midday, you'll travel north of Lake Argentino and enjoy lunch on the cruise (own expense).
After lunch, you'll head back for your return to Puerto Bandera and on to your El Calafate hotel.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: During winter, access to the Spegazzini Glacier might be blocked. You will spend more time navigating on Lake Argentino if this happens
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Reviews

17 Reviews
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elo123a

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5/5
26, November, 2017

Awesome experience! They pick you up from the hotel on time. The boat ride was fantastic, you see the glaciers up close.
Everything was on time and prompt.

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wtravelmaster

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4/5
26, April, 2017

The bus was very unfoncortable, but the boat and the cruise itself was fantastic!

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Juan P A

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1/5
11, July, 2016

Pague una excursión en El Calafate, para recorrer los glaciares. Valide la actividad un día antes por precaución y me confirmaron la realización de la misma. Nunca llego el vehículo a recogerme, cuando me contacte resulta que no había ninguna actividad ese día. Como consecuencia perdí todos los costos de alojamiento y transporte. Actualmente me encuentro esperando el reembolso de la tarifa cobrada por parte de Viator; sin embargo, aun no he recibido ninguna respuesta.

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Tanya K

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5/5
16, May, 2016

The tour was excellent, gorgeous views, well organized. Very relaxing and worth doing it! The only downside is they don't tell you the exact time of hotel pick up. We had to wait over 30 min in the lobby.

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K G M

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5/5
07, May, 2016

Wonderful tour of the Spegazzini and Upsalla glaciers. Staff had just the right amount of care and friendliness without being over the top. Lots of information in Spanish and English and opportunities galore for great photos. Good boat and transfers smooth and professional. Highly recommend it for all ages

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FRANCOISE D

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3/5
22, March, 2016

I will never book via Viator again.
Please stop sending me messages or questions

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andrei_magyari

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5/5
13, October, 2015

Very well organized boat tour on the lake. Spectacular views. Highly recommend.

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Sugako C

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06, July, 2015

Excellent, my be cut have some attention of hot chocolate or coffee on board

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ClauDiPetta

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27, June, 2015

This tour was amazing!

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Vance H

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30, January, 2015

Beautiful scenery. I wish we could have gotten closer to the glacier.

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Paolo F

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4/5
05, May, 2014

Glaciers are very impressive! The tour lasts a full day, you will need to have your own lunch because the ship has only a coffee shop. Be prepared for the wind.

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guny g

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4/5
25, February, 2014

excellent but Viator overcharge about 40% more than the local price

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yoichi k

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14, January, 2014

Actually this tour met all my expectation enjoyining all graciers as expected. Staff service during the tour is also very good. One improvement point if I could request, lunch service during tour will be appreciated, but we can bring it into the trou, so it would not be a big deal. I would like to recommend this tour for all visitors without any doubts.

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Elana T

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22, December, 2013

Extra ordinary great tour

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Theresa R

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11, June, 2013

We booked the trip whilst travelling, then found out that we had to print vouchers and telephone local agents - so not a very relaxed start.

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Mary K

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5/5
18, March, 2013

Amazing tour, it was very beautiful and everything was arranged. Bear in mind though that you have to pay the national park entrance fee. But it was totally worth it. They contacted our hotel in advance, and confirmed pick up time with us. Everything went according to plan and we were happy with the guides as well.

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Dale M

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5/5
13, March, 2013

Absolutely spectacular in every respect! Our guide was informative and helpful before we even got to the cruise. The cruise was great - with the glaciers so close at hand how could it not be GREAT!

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