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Address: El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: +54-2902-49-2118
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Description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South...
At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

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Icebergs everywhere

It was a beautiful day for a boat trip and the majestic view of this glacier made it even better. The only bad part is that it was so full of icebergs (which, by the way, are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful day for a boat trip and the majestic view of this glacier made it even better. The only bad part is that it was so full of icebergs (which, by the way, are awesome and one of the biggest attractions of this tour) that the boat couldn't get closer to it... Wishing better luck to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

All the glaciers are astonishing. We saw the Upsala glacier from the MarPatag cruiser. I expected to see a massive range of ice-covered mountains and was disappointed to see how much smaller the glacier actually looked. This is still a sight worth seeing.

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I won't cover the trip as it it WOW, and covered by others far more eloquently, but I will try to answers some FAQs. We had very good weather, but dress warmly, ski ware fashion, plenty of thermal layers that can be peeled off and put in rucksack. Do bring a packed lunch, the cafe at the site only has... More 

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We saw the Upsala Glacier during our visit at the Estancia Cristina, after a jeep tour with a final trekking path. The Glacier is amazing, and it shows not just for the view (20 km of ice) but also for what it means, and in particular because it shows with its constant reduction the effect of global warming.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our first gracier in El Calafate. We went to visit it in the Ice Rivers Tour. Excellent tour and we were greatly satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A boat ride followed by a trekking trip get you to a picturesque view of Upsala Glacier. It's a full day trip that really worth your time. Unfortunately, the glacier is receding at an alarming rate due to global warming. Highly recommend.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There are no words to describe this glacier. The iceberg on the lake could be compared with the ones that sunk the Titanic

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We caught the catamaran at 9 am and spent four magical hours sailing along Lago Argentina and through the most amazing blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes until we reached the amazing glacier. It took our breath away as it was overwhelming and beautiful. We were so close to both the glaciers and icebergs and their colours varied between... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our boat trip to Upsala glacier was stunning. The icebergs were so beautiful and the scenery spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

the ice breaks over the water so it creates a sea of icebergs. The intense blue of the ice is unreal . some boats get closer than others. Well worth the day trip

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