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Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip provided by Azul Latina

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Perito Moreno Glacier Mini-Trekking Day Trip

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get closer to the frozen beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier on a day trip that gives you access to landscapes that are ordinarily off limits. You’ll escape the crowds on land during a cruise to Brazo Rico before embarking on a trek across the glacier itself and into a Magellanic forest.
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    Perito Moreno National Park
    Stop: 8 hours
    The tour begins with the pick-up from the meeting point agreed in El Calafate. In our comfortable buses, we will give information about the place, the glacier and the tour through audio guides available in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Once in the “Bajo las Sombras” port (Ruta 11, km 70.9) you board a ship to cross the Lago Rico to arrive at the opposite shore after a 20-minute trip approximately in front of the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. When you get ashore, and after passing by the shelter, the mountain guides organize small groups of up to 20 people. Then, a short 20-minute walk begins with a talk about glaciology along the shore of the lake towards the glacier. Once on the ice, the guides put on each participant a pair of crampons and give them instructions on how they should walk on the ice. In the about 1:30 hour walk on the glacier, you will be able to appreciate a wide variety of ice formations as well as cracks, seracs, glacier mills and small ponds. The trekking difficulty is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will get information about flora and fauna and about the particular phenomenon that only takes place in the Perito Moreno Glacier and that eventually produces its rupture. After the trekking, a stroll through the exuberant Magellanic forest brings you back to the shelter. The tour includes a guided visit to the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park 7km from the port. There, you will be able to enjoy the amazing panoramic landscape of the Glacier and to walk along some of the self guided trails. The Minitrekking is designed for people who enjoy nature, adventure and who want to live the experience of walking on the ice of the most beautiful Glacier of the world.
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    Lago Argentino
    Calafate Mountain Park
    Perito Moreno Glacier
    Rios de Hielo
  • See more of the Perito Moreno Glacier on a trekking tour
  • An ideal choice for active travelers and lovers of the outdoors
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off hotels located at Calafate downtown areas
  • Crampons to the participants
  • Guide for all the tour
  • Pick up time could be at 8 AM or at 1 PM depending on the availability in high season
  • Gratuities
  • National Park fees
  • Take a lunch box to have a meal in the woods at the side of the lake, before embarking.
  • Transfers Calafate airport to Calafate Hotel are not included
  • Food or Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Age allowed to make this tour: From 10 years of age and under 65 years of age.
  • Please let us know the day of your arrival in order to program the transfer in from Calafate Airport to your hotel
  • What to bring? Comfortable and warm clothes, waterproof or windbreaker, laced sports shoes or trekking boots. No rubber boots, apres ski or high heel are allowed. Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat for sun or shelter for cold weather.
  • It does not include: entrance to the Los Glaciares National Park, nor lunch, nor extras of any kind. Tickets to the Park are paid upon entry, only in cash.
  • Take a lunch box to have a meal in the woods at the side of the lake, before embarking.
  • IMPORTANT: Normally this tour has pick up from 7 to 7.30 AM BUT in high season as availability is very low you may have a pick up time at 1.00 PM coming back from the tour at 11 PM
  • Pick up time could be at 8 AM or at 1 PM depending on the availability in high season - the pick up time will be written in the MINITREKKING voucher that we will send to you after the bookin
  • You need to Print The minitrekking Voucher that you will receive 5 days before the day of the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lori0912 wrote a review Nov 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri14 contributions24 helpful votes
Trekking on the glacier is one of the top highlights of our time in Argentina. The staff was prompt, kind, informative, fun. The hike with crampons affixed to boots was fun & beautiful, and far better to be on the glacier than to just look at it (which you also do on this tour).
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tina Q wrote a review Oct 2018
Palos Verdes Estates, California43 contributions16 helpful votes
These guys did a great job starting with the bus to get there. Our family of 4 joined a lot of other people so had a good group of 40 and stopped for 2 hours to walk on the trails viewing the glacier. From there we took a short boat trip and had wonderful men helping put on
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Date of experience: September 2018
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By: Azul Latina
Too expensive, too uncomfortable and too crowded for Covid times
Not worth it, I'm afraid. Too expensive to get to see just one of the glaciers, the Spegazzini one. (The Upsala gla
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Awesome show!
We visited the Rojo Tango instead of taking in the tango show (excursion) offered by our cruise. The show and food
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Great Tango Show
We opted to just do the show. The driver was on time to pick us up. We had a great table and view of the stage.
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Amazing Scenery!
The catwalks made it easy to view the glacier from various angles. We had a perfect day for visiting the park. Th
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penguins galore
We had a fantastic tour guide who made the most of our time together. We had another couple join us late at the pe
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Loved the band and the tango show; dinner not so great
Loved the band and the tango show; dinner not so great. Driver was late, so we were last to be seated and last to b
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We booked the premium show as recommended by our hotel. We were picked up on time (mini bus). Waiter was attentiv
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Excellent tango show to see in Buenos Aires.
There are so many tango shows to choose in Buenos Aires, so we decided to ask the locals. Our waitress in a restaur
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Impressive scenery
Good pick up and drop off at hotel. Guide was fluent in English and Spanish. There were several walks at the Natio
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Rojo Tango show
Great evening with fantastic seats at the front. Excellent meal and service. Wonderful dancers and musicians. Trans
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I had fun on boat trip via glacier national was a tremendous experience getting to travel through the boat
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Patricia R
We started our day in raincoats. It was raining the entire time we were there. The rain did not take away from th
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Tango show
My wife and I selected the show option only. The show was absolutely spectacular. We highly recommend!
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Mark J
Very good Food, very good Tango
I enjoyed my evening very much. The food was quite good, especially the dessert. The show afterwards was good. T
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Lots to see and easy to navigate
The hotel arranged for us to take a cab to the main entrance to the Falls as well as the time for our driver to pic
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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