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Full-Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier including Boat Safari
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Full-Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier including Boat Safari

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See Perito Moreno Glacier on a full-day tour from El Calafate that explores one of Patagonia’s most spectacular glaciers from all angles. With transportation to and from Los Glaciares National Park included, the guided tour encompasses a hike to the best viewpoints and a sail beneath the towering icebergs on a boat cruise.
$109.00 per adult
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adcdiving wrote a review Sep 2020
Antwerp, Belgium152 contributions65 helpful votes
Unfortunately, the trip with the larger boat is already fully booked and we don't feel like waiting more than an hour here for the next boat. Fortunately, there is another smaller boat moored at Lago Del Desierto that wants to sail with us and another couple for an hour on the lake for 800 Argentinean Peso per person. Almost a private cruise and definitely recommended because this skipper goes just a little further than the commercial cruise and also gives more time to take the necessary photos of the glaciers and the pointed top of Mount Fitz Roy that shines in the sun.
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Date of experience: March 2020
IN_Travelers47906 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Lafayette, Indiana4,569 contributions742 helpful votes
Although the lake itself is worth the trip, for me it was more about the journey rather than the destination. Once we reached the edge of El Chalten the road turned to gravel, and I have been over enough washed out washboard gravel roads in my life to wonder if continuing on for 36 km (22 miles) would be worth it. Yes! It definitely was. We found only one location where there was a rut or two. Otherwise the road was generally well graded with few bumps, and it was wide enough for two vehicles to pass comfortably. There were probably a dozen or so military-type bridges (mostly one lane) spanning various gullies and runoffs. The road follows along the beautiful Las Vueltas river that is flanked on both sides by rolling hills and magnificent mountains. The road ends at the lake, so there will be no doubt about when you have arrived. The terminus is a parking area of sorts. From there, you can walk a few feet to take a boat ride, or follow the path up to a beautiful overlook with a view of the entire lake. The 22-mile trip there and back will take you longer than you expect; not because of the road, but because of all of the photos you will be stopping to take. If you are in El Chalten with a vehicle, in the summer on a dry day allow at least a ½-day of your time to make this drive. It is definitely worth your time and effort.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Fabian S wrote a review Jun 2019
San Jose84 contributions6 helpful votes
Take the Lago del Desierto boat ride. The views of the Fritz Roy from here are excellent. The lake is blue (I am not kidding). I ventured a little bit and hiked to the Huemul and Vespignani glaciers. I recommend for you to travel in fall when the foliage turns yellow, orange, and red.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Agosty T wrote a review Mar 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
is a bit far from Chalten but it worth the visit, forest there is beautiful, there are plenty of space to chill out by the shore of the lake or do some hikes around.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Dilbertfan wrote a review Feb 2019
Surrey, United Kingdom359 contributions203 helpful votes
After our exhausting hike to Laguno de los Tres the previous day, we opted for a tour which required virtually no walking, and Lago del Desierto fitted the bill perfectly. We were picked up at mid-day and driven along a gravel road for 1.5hrs, much of the time paralleling a river, and certainly affording us scenic views. This brought us to Lago del Desierto, which has very modest snacking facilities and restrooms. We had 30 minutes to spare for a wander by the river and then made our way to a jetty where a covered boat awaited us. It accommodated about 16 people and took us out into the lake, one end of which lies in Chile. The views were excellent. We gazed at hanging glaciers, waterfalls, and a circling condor before being delivered back to the jetty one hour later. There we had another half hour break before rejoining the minivan which drove us back to El Chalten and our hotel for around 5pm. An easy day, providing scenic views, which fitted in nicely with our needs and our timetable for return to El Calafate in the evening.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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