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Kayaking in El Calafate

Discover the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier. Kayak through Los Glaciares National Park and discover this unique natural environment. It'll take your breath away! 

Kayaking in El Calafate

After picking you up from your hotels from 8:45 am, we'll leave El Calafate and head towards the Los Glaciares National Park, arriving by 11 am. We'll delve into this incredible environment, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and admire the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier.

When we approach the shores of the glacier, it'll be time to get ourselves kitted out correctly to make sure we don't get cold: thermal suits, dry suits, boots and gloves. And we're ready!

The instructors will give you a short rowing theory class and go over some basic safety rules.

Then it'll be time to put the theory into practice - let's climb into the kayaks! You'll admire the Perito Moreno from a totally different perspective. This unforgettable kayaking experience will last about an hour and a half.

Afterwards, we'll enjoy a hot drink in a cabin. You'll get the photos from the day so you can show off your rowing skills to your friends and family. Once you've warmed up, you'll have an hour to walk around the glacier or enjoy your picnic.

At 3:30 pm we'll head back to El Calafate, arriving by around 5 pm.

Book without transfers

Would you rather travel to the Perito Moreno glacier on your own? You can enjoy the same kayaking experience at a reduced price if you book without transfers.

If you do, you'll need to get to the lower car park by 11 am, where you'll meet your instructor. The car journey from El Calafate is about 80 kilometres, about an hour and a quarter. 

Previous experience?

Anyone can do it! This kayaking experience is of medium difficulty so no previous experience is required. What's more, you'll be accompanied by an instructor at all times and all the necessary safety measures will be in place. 

Requirements for this activity

  • The minimum age to do this activity is 14 years old.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the same kayak.
  • To do this activity you must be able to swim. 
  • You will have to pay the entry fee to the Los Glaciares park. Payment is made in cash in local currency at the ticket offices. The price per person is 800 Argentine pesos.

Price

Per person
Kayaking with transfers
US$ 185
Kayaking without transfers
US$ 150

Kayaking with transfers

  • Per person

    US$ 185

Kayaking without transfers

  • Per person

    US$ 150

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus or car transport.

English and Spanish speaking instructor.

Kayak rental and all the necessary materials: oars and life jackets.

Dry suit and boots.

Picnic lunch.

Hot drinks.

Photos of the activity.

Not included

Ticket to the Los Glaciares park (800 Argentinian pesos, around 16.80 euros per person).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:45 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

from
US$ 150
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 4 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 4 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.