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El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

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Explore Perito Moreno Glacier up close! This 3-day extension takes adventurers to the lively town of El Calafate, where you can spend time browsing the tree-lined streets. Drive into Parque Nacional Los Glaciares for an encounter with the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, zodiac across Lago Argentino and have lunch sitting on the lateral moraine of the glacier.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Fly El Calafate
Day 2 : Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 3 : Return Home

Highlights

  • Enjoy the views of glaciers and beech forest from a boat on Lago Argentino
  • Have the opportunity to walk on Perito Moreno Glacier with crampons

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

View from hotel window in the morning at El Galpon. Horseback riding at El Galpon Del Glaciar Herding Sheep - El Galpon The Face of Perito Moreno Glaciar Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier Sheep Herding at El Galpon Del Glaciar Perito Moreno is less than two hours by bus from El Calafate The sheep ranch, El Galpon del Glaciar

Day 1 Fly El Calafate

Arrive in El Calafate, transfer to your accommodation and enjoy a free evening.  

Let us know if you are interested in staying on a working sheep ranch to experience the gaucho lifestyle. 

Day 2 Perito Moreno Glacier

Today you drive into Parque Nacional Los Glaciares for views of the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier. This huge advancing glacier is more than 3 miles wide at its front and over 20 stories high. Take a boat across Lago Argentino and pass the massive front wall of blue ice, all the while watching for icebergs. After landing on a small beach you start hiking through the beech forest to the icepack of the glacier and have the opportunity to walk on the glacier with crampons (this Glacier trek has a minimum age of 10 and a maximum age of 65. Alternate excursions are available for those under 10 or over 65 years of age). Eat your lunch sitting on the lateral moraine of the glacier, where you can absorb the magnificence of the glacier's anatomy and listen to its thunderous concerto of groaning and cracking ice dropping into the lake below.

Contact us if you are interested in the Big Ice Adventure, a more active excursion that spends more time on the ice. Click here for more details. 

Day 3 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
The morning is free to explore the estancia's grounds. Transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

El Calafate - Hotels

Per person starting at
$581

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Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $39 Airport Departure Tax
  • $30 Park Entrance Fee
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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