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El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Mini Trekking Experience

From £250.21 per person

Hike with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier on this incredible Patagonian adventure. Explore a forest on foot and stroll along a series of walkways. Appreciate the magnificent ice mass from new angles during a boat cruise in front of the glacier.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from hotels in El Calafate; please provide your hotel name and address. Pickup from AirBnb or private apartments are not included; in this case you will be provided the closest meeting point available.


  • Hike on the Perito Moreno Glacier with crampons
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise in front of the glacier
  • Explore a Patagonian forest with stunning natural scenery
  • See the glacier from different angles as you stroll along boardwalks
Full description
Start your trip with pick-up from certain hotels in El Calafate and take the 1.5-hour transfer to Bajo de las Sombras Port. Board a boat to cross the Rico channel. Join a group of up to 20 people and take a 20-minute walk to the glacier.  When you arrive, get kitted out with crampons and begin the ascent. Hike for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes enjoying the ice formations and discovering the flora, fauna, and glaciology of the region. Learn about the phenomenon of glacier rupture.  Then, return to the refuge through the Magellanic forest. From there, cross the Rich Arm of Lago Argentino and sail in front of the glacier. After this, spend approximately 1 hour exploring a network of walkways which offer a new perspective of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in El Calafate
  • A 1-hour and 40-minute hike on the glacier
  • Glacier Sailing
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish/English
  • Entrances fees for the national park (AR $800)
  • Packed lunch (please bring your own)
  • Snacks and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility
  • The start time of the activity will not be confirmed until the day before the tour; you will be informed via email
  • It is not possible to book this tour for the day of your arrival or departure
  • This is a physically demanding hike and is only suitable for people between 10 and 65 years of age with a good level of fitness
  • Not suitable for pregnant women, those with mobility issues, heart problems, or respiratory problems
  • Children under 10 years old are not allowed to participate, and children aged between 10-18 years will require written authorization from a parent or guardian to join
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 168 reviews

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Perito Moreno is simply SPECTACULAR and walking on it is so much more special!! BUT, do not expect anything else other than the professionalism of the leaders of the trek. Make sure you bring everything yourself if you need to drink something. The hike is spectacular and what you see is simply breathtaking. However the service is mass tourism and nothing special. Yet professional and by the book. The leaders of the trek on ice are great. Great sense of humor and made sure we were all safe. The kept safe distances and had an eye on us constantly.

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18 March 2020

this was such an amazing experience! we were grinning from ear to ear! loved getting up close to the glacier on the boat and then getting to actually walk on it was simply wonderful. the whole trip was very well organized from the pick up at the hotel to the various components. I highly recommend this to just about everyone. They made it very easy for people to manage the ice walk - just be sure to wear decent shoes/hiking boots.

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8 March 2020

An adventure of a lifetime! Trekking on a glacier was spectacular and made safe and incredible by Stefi and his staff of guides on the ice. They were incredible as it is indeed a dangerous place if you are unaware of all the subtleties of trekking there. The glacier itself was fascinating and the holes and lines and water sprouts...breathtaking. My favorite experience in all of Patagonia and there have been some great ones in Calafate and Ushaia. and I loved the cold shot of whiskey at the end while on the cool!

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29 February 2020

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