El Calafate/Perito Moreno Glacier

Cynthia Gillett
Herding Sheep - El Galpon
Espy Schaefer
Horseback riding at El Galpon Del Glaciar
Margie Gendler
View from hotel window in the morning at El Galpon.
Kenneth Nelson
The Face of Perito Moreno Glaciar
Sherry Ott
Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier

Departs

  • Any Day of the Week

Private Independent Travel

Explore Perito Moreno Glacier up close! This 3 day extension will take adventurers to the lively town of El Calafate, where you will spend time browsing the tree-lined streets. Spend the night on a working Patagonian sheep farm, then 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 1

Fly El Calafate

Arrive in El Calafate and transfer to your accommodation.  You'll stay at the picturesque El Galpon del Glaciar (formerly known as the "Estancia Alice"). The lodge is warm and welcoming with delicious homemade food, located just 15 minutes from downtown El Calafate. The homestead covers an area of Patagonian Steppe - a unique ecosystem of rivers, lakes and lagoons. While at the homestead visit the nature reserve and enjoy its many trails - over 40 species of migrating birds pass through here so keep turning your eyes skyward! The homestead is also a working ranch and you'll have the opportunity to tour the shearing sheds and watch the working sheepdogs in action. For those who want to explore by horseback this is also an option.

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. You'll 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 12 and a maximum age of 65.  Alternate excursions are available for those under 12 or over 65 years of age.). You'll 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.

Day 3

  • Breakfast

Return Home

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

$685
Tour Cost
$685
Total Cost

Notes

$270 single supplement

Please contact us for internal flight quotes based on your overall itinerary.

Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • 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
  • $23 Park Entrance Fee
  • $160 Argentina Visa Reciprocity Fee