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 1 : Bahía Tranquila | Embark Day 2 : Spegazzini and Upsala Glacier Day 3 : Perito Moreno Glacier | Disembark in Puerto Bahía Tranquila
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
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.
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
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.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.