- 14 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is a trip across the Patagonian steppe to Glaciers National Park in Argentina, to see one of the most spectacular natural sites in all of South America.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Entrance fees to National Parks (at most $30)
Pickup from the city centre hotels
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
This is a full-day outing leaving Puerto Natales at 7 am and returning to the hotel at about 10 pm. Aftr passing through the border controls at Cerro Castillo (Chile) and Cacha Carrera (Argentina) the highway crosses the immense Patagonian steppe to enchanting tourist town of El Calafate, some 270 km from Puerto Natales. During the trip we expect to see local fauna such as guanacos (wild relatives of llamas) and ñandúes (Darwin's rhea) as well as the sights of Lago Argentino and the Santa Cruz river, whose waters flow to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Perito Moreno glacier presents a marvelous spectacle of sights and sounds, with nearly constant icefall from the face of the glacier, allowing you to witness one of the true wonders of nature.
The glacier is extraordinary not only for its length of 30 km and easy access but also because it is one of the few tath is advancing, while the majority of the world's glaciers are retreating. The walkways, overlooks, and other observation platforms in the national park allow visitors to safely get quite close to the Perito Moreno glacier, and provide access for elderly and handicapped persons.
Upon return to the Glacier visit and only if the schedule allows it, there is a brief 15 minute stop in El Calafate. At the end of the day we return to Puerto Natales by the same route.
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
- Not wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.