DAY 1 – El Calafate
El Calafate, declared national capital of the glaciers, is the starting point to visit this region.
Settled on the southern shore of Lago Argentino, Santa Cruz, it has the ideal tourist facilities, joining the natural environment with all the necessary comfort for a pleasant stay. This first day is for you to just relax or explore the town, enjoy the delicious gastronomy and the homemade sweets.
DAY 2 – Trekking in Perito Moreno Clacier
Perito Moreno Glacier is arguably one of the most impressive natural wonders in Patagonia and a “must-see” for all visitors!
After the pick-up from the hostel early in the morning, you will embark a ship in direction to the Lago Rico in a 20-minute trip approximately. Once you get ashore, in front of the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, and after passing by the shelter, the mountain guides organize small groups of up to 20 people. Then, a 20-minute walk begins with alongside an explanation about glaciology along the shore of the lake towards the glacier.
Once on the ice, the guides give each participant a pair of crampons and also instruct them
on how they should walk on the ice. In the one hour and a half walk on the glacier, you will be able to appreciate a wide variety of ice formations as well as cracks, seracs, glacier mills and small ponds. The trekking difficulty is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will get information about the particular phenomenon that only takes place in the Perito Moreno Glacier and that eventually produces its rupture.After the trekking, a stroll through the exuberant Magellanic forest brings you back to the shelter.
The tour includes a guided visit to the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park 7km from the port. There, you will be able to enjoy the amazing panoramic landscape of the Glacier and to walk along some of the self-guided trails. This trekking is designed for people who enjoy nature, adventure and who want to live the experience of walking on the ice of the most beautiful Glacier of the world.
Duration: approximately 10 hours (full day).
DAY 3 - Calafate
Unfortunately today is the end of your tour. You can choose to extend your travels purchasing any of the optional activities in Bariloche or our available offers in the rest of Argentina.