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Perito Moreno Glacier

Spirit of Glaciers

Example 3 Day Cruise aboard M/V Santa Cruz
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This 3-day southern Patagonian glacier cruise offers the chance to visit Los Glaciares National Park, which features more than 200 glaciers. View the renowned Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers as you contemplate the unique landscapes of Lake Argentino. Hike in the Andean-Patagonian forest with views of Mayo and Negro glaciers, walk in the National Park, and experience the Perito Moreno glacier, constantly flowing forward and calving. Discover the Spirit of the Glaciers on board the M/V Santa Cruz.
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  • View the renowned Spegazzini glacier
  • Visit Los Glaciares National Park with over 200 glaciers
  • Navigate through Canal de los Témpanos towards Perito Moreno glacier
  • Sail towards Upsala glacier, which covers an entire valley
  • Hike in the Andean-Patagonia forest
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

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Day 1: Bahía Tranquila | Embark

Your tour departs from Tranquila Bay in the Punta Bandera area in the evening. Enjoy a welcome drink, on board entertainment, and spectacular views from the deck. Pass Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of Lake Argentino. Dinner and overnight is at Puesto de las Vacas.

Day 2: Spegazzini and Upsala Glacier

After breakfast, begin the day with a walk around Puesto de las Vacas. Stroll along the coast and potentially visit an old Pioneers Station. Afterwards, set sail towards the Spegazzini Glacier. Enjoy lunch as you marvel over the icy walls of the Spegazzini glacier with its face rising 135 meters above water level. Your next destination is the Upsala glacier which covers an entire valley and is one of the biggest in the National Park. It has an approximate extension of 765 km2 and a length of 52km. Afterwards, the vessel cruises to Toro Bay on the Mayo Sound for dinner and overnight. After dinner, enjoy activities organized by the crew or reflect upon your journey under a moon-lit night full of stars.

Day 3: Perito Moreno Glacier | Disembark in Puerto Bahía Tranquila

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast disembark for a hike in the Andean-Patagonian forest. The hike offers stunning views of the Mayo and Negro glaciers. Enjoy an exclusive visit to one of the refuges run by the Patagonian Continental Ice Field Institute, where so many explorers, adventurers and scientists have left their mark. Back on board, navigate through the Canal de los Témpanos towards the Perito Moreno glacier, with walls towering an impressive 60 meters. This glacier is constantly flowing forward and carving, which allows for a unique viewing and auditory experience. Later, you have a chance to walk in the National Park to experience the incredible beauty that surrounds you. End the tour by sailing back across the waters of Lake Argentino in the direction of La Soledad Private Port.. Soak in the breathtaking views one final time before the cruise ends.


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MV Santa Cruz at shore
MV Santa Cruz Spirit of the Glaciers cruise
The MV Santa Cruz exploring Patagonia's ice field

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$2,400 2-3 travelers
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16 Deluxe Cabins with private bathrooms and lake views. 12 m² with Queen size bed or Twin beds.
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4 Premium Cabins with private bathrooms and lake views. 17 m² with Queen size bed.
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Grand Suite
1 Grand Suite Cabin with private bathroom and lake views. 30 m² with full Queen size bed.


The minimum age for children aboard is 10 years.
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Parque Nacional Los Glaciares Entrance fee
  • Park Entrance Fee - Entrance fee to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
  • Coffee, tea and non-alcohol drinks provided throughout the trip
  • Activities on board, with an English-speaking guide
  • Full board, including alcohol drinks during lunch and dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks other than at meal times
  • Departure and arrival transfers to and from hotels in El Calafate ($35 per person each way)



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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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