Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
Highlights / General details
Departing from El Calafate, we will arrive at the entrance of Los Glaciares National Park and start our visit of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Here you can appreciate the imposing glacier and the height of its massive walls. You will also be given the chance to visit the footbridge in front of the glacier. At the Mirador (or footbridge) enjoy a magnificent view of the glacier, an unforgettable moment.
The glacier advances on the waters of the lake, until reaching the opposite shore. The rupture of the glacier is a spectacular process that begins as the glacier advances to the front of the peninsula of Magallanes until forming a natural dike of ice. This formation obstructs the drainage of the water from the Rico Arm to the Channel of the Témpanos.
As the waters of the Rio Arm exert pressure on the wall of the glacier a tube of ice is formed that allows for water flow between the basins and lakes again.
Finally this tunnel collapses. This event can last from 1 to 2 days and offers a spectacular show of singular beauty. Once it is complete, two basins obstruct the channel and the whole process begins again.
Hotel pick up and drop off from hotels in El Calafate; Navigate the Rico Arm and Pass in Front of the Wall of Perito Moreno Glacier; View the Perito Moreno Glacier from the Pasarelas; Watch and listen to the falling ice from the glacier into the water; View and enjoy the Glaciers surrounding environment; Spanish/English Guide.
National Park Entrance Fee; Boat ride in front of Perito Moreno Glacier's wall; Lunch; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Departs at 8:00am. No tour departures on: January 1; May 1; December 24-25, 31.
Approximately 8 hours.
Departure Point: Hotels in El Calafate.
The start time is an approximate departure time from your hotel. Your exact pick up time will be sent to you once you confirm your reservation.
Tour requires a 2 passenger minimum to operate.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**