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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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bahía Tranquila | Embark
Day 2 : Spegazzini and Upsala Glacier
Day 3 : Perito Moreno Glacier | Disembark in Puerto Bahía Tranquila

Highlights

  • 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

Ship

M/V Santa Cruz

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Perito Moreno Glacier MV Santa Cruz Spirit of Glaciers scenery MV Santa Cruz Spirit of Glaciers hiking Perito Moreno Glacier Calving View incredible glaciers aboard the MV Santa Cruz

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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

M/V Santa Cruz

Per person starting at
$1,570
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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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1 Grand Suite Cabin with private bathroom and lake views. 30 m² with full Queen size bed.

Notes

The minimum age for children aboard is 10 years.
 

Included in cruise fare:
  • Two days of navigation in Lake Argentino, enjoying the sight of the Upsala, Mayo, Spegazzini, and Perito Moreno glaciers
  • Two nights on board in a double cabin with private bathroom and outdoor view
  • Full board, including alcohol drinks during lunch and dinner
  • Coffee, tea and non-alcohol drinks provided throughout the trip
  • Disembarkation in Seno Mayo and Puesto Vacas
  • Activities on board, with an English-speaking guide
  • Specialist guides
  • Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Departure and arrival transfers from and to hotels in El Calafate ($35 per person each way)
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks other than at meal times
  • Bar service
  • Services not specified in the itinerary
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