Marvel at the icebergs of Los Glaciares National Park on this excursion from El Calafate. You'll also enjoy a pleasant boat ride through this great natural space.
Los Glaciares National Park Boat Excursion
Between 7 and 7:30 am, we'll pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate and take National Route 11. From this road, which runs parallel to Lake Argentino, we'll enjoy excellent views of the largest lagoon in Patagonia.
After a 40-minute drive, we'll arrive at the pier of Puerto Bandera, where we'll embark on an unforgettable boat ride to see the glaciers. We'll start this journey by entering the northern arm of Lake Argentino, where we'll cross the so-called Boca del Diablo (Devil's Mouth). While we take in these stunning landscapes, we'll see a large group of icebergs from the boat. Their intense bluish tone is sure to catch your attention!
Our journey will continue on to the great ice barrier, where we'll see the detachments of the Upsala Glacier, the largest in the park. The route will pass next to the Heim, the Peineta, the Seco and the Spegazzini glacier, the highest of them all! We'll then dock in front of this last glacier for a brief low-intensity hike next to Glacier Bay.
The trail will take us to the Spegazzini Refuge, where you can have lunch on your own. After lunch, we'll have an hour free for those who wish to hike a mountain trail of moderate intensity, which will take you up to 1,200 meters above sea level.
Afterward, we'll regroup at the refuge to take the boat back to the pier of Puerto Bandera. From there we'll return to your hotel in El Calafate, where arriving at 5:30 pm.
Excursion without hotel pickup
If you prefer, you can meet the guide directly at the dock of Puerto Bandera. The meeting time at this point varies by season:
- May to August: at 9:30 am
- September to April: at 8:30 am
|Adults||Children 3-11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
|Tour with hotel pickup||
|Tour without hotel pickup||
Tour with hotel pickup
Children 3-11 years oldUS$ 155
Children under 3 years oldFree
Tour without hotel pickup
Children 3-11 years oldUS$ 130
Children under 3 years oldFree
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pickup and return transfere (depending on selection)
Transport by bus
English speaking guide
Boat ride in Los Glaciares National Park
Entry to Los Glaciares National Park: 4,000 ARS (US$ 29.70) for non–Argentinean nationals, 1,200 ARS (US$ 8.90) for Argentinean nationals and 700 ARS (US$ 5.20) for children from 6 to 16 years old
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required. Accessible toilets.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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