EL CALAFATE & THE GLACIERS
RATE PER PERSON: USD 370
*Valid until April 2017 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).
Perito Moreno Glacier is arguably one of the most impressive natural wonders in Patagonia and a “must-see” for all visitors! Located just 80km from the bustling town of El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier is massive…and with over 250 square kilometers of ice, our Perito Moreno Glacier tour is certain to provide you with some unbelievable photos! Walk along the boardwalk as the magnificent glacier creaks and calves into Lake Argentina, and take a boat cruise close enough to feel the crisp breeze from the ice face! If you feel inspired, try the “Big Ice” tour and hike on top of the glacier!
Day 1 – Travel to Patagonia & Discover El Calafate
Welcome to Southern Patagonia!
El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, dry and dramatic. It is on the border of Lago Argentino (Argentina’s biggest lake), considered capital of the glaciers. It is the gate to visit worldwide known Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Upon arrival you will be taken to the hotel (shared service) and have the rest of the day to relax or explore the areas around the town or if possible, make the 1km hike out to Laguna Nimez for a beautiful Patagonian sunset.
Day 2 – El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
After an appropriate time you will leave on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier (shared service), in Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981 and home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina, Perito Moreno Glacier is a site to behold. During about 1 hour a bilingual guide will provide you with all the information you might want to know, and things you might have never thought about. On arrival you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms. But not just that, you will also enjoy the included Perito Moreno Glacier boat cruise that will take you close enough to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls! In the early evening, you will return to you hotel in Calafate.
Day 3 – El Calafate
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal. You can choose to extent your travels purchasing any of our available offers in the rest of Patagonia or Buenos Aires.
– Transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
– 2 nights in El Calafate.
– Perito Moreno Glacier Tour and cruise
– Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
– Bilingual local guides (English / Spanish).
– Los Glaciares National Park USD 30 (only paid Argentinean pesos and cash)
– International or Domestic Flights.
– Insurance (Say Hueque offers Travel insurance with special rates for this trip. Please just let us know if you are interested)
The Perito Moreno Glacier mini-trekking tour is available from September – April.
Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.
*Please note that in the luxury category most transfers are private and some excursions are in private service also. Please ask our Travel Advisor for the details of this tour in this category.