Perito Moreno Glacier Hike
Activities in El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Hike

9.70 / 10
16 reviews
The driver Pablo, the guides Silvio and Marcelo excellent. Excursion recommended for the treatment received and the natural site that is visited.
10 Miguel ángel
  • English and Spanish
  • 4 hours - 10 hours

Discover the wild nature of Patagonia and hike across the magnificent glacier of Perito Moreno when you take this hiking trip.

Hiking in Glacier Perito Moreno

We will meet up in the morning in the Bajo Las Sombras port, where we will board a ferry to take us across Lake Rico. Once we reach the other side, we will begin our trek to the Perito Moreno Glacier. When we arrive at the visitor's site, we will put on our crampons and begin our ascent to the top of one of the world's natural wonders.

For approximately two hours, we will follow a route through one of the most impressive landscapes of Patagonia. Our guide will tell us all the secrets and fascinating facts about the local flora, fauna, and geology, with a particular emphasis on the rupture cycle of the glacier.

When we have finished our hike over the glacier, we will return to the refuge. After, a brief rest, we will cross to the southern arm of the lake, known as 'Brazo Rico' where we will enjoy a wonderful boat trip up to edge of the glacier.

When the cruise has come to an end, we will begin our return journey to El Calafate.

Hotel pick up and drop off in El Calafate

If you have chosen this option, we will collect you from your hotel in El Calafate at the specified departure time and drop you off at the same location at the end of the excursion. The tour includes 1 hour of your own free time to explore the walkways in the park.

Important information

  • The maximum age limit is 65 years old.
  • Due to the moderate level of physical exercise that this activity involves, it is not recommended for pregnant women, people with cardiac problems, or people with joint problems.
  • This trip should not be reserved for the same day as your flight of arrival or departure.
  • If you have chosen the option with hotel transfer, please bear in mind that the total duration will be around 10 hours. The option without transfer will last around 4 to 5 hours.

Minimum age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 10 years old.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults up to 65 years old Children from 10 years old to 16 years old.
Hiking trip
US$ 140
US$ 140
Hiking trip + transfers
US$ 160
US$ 160

Hiking trip

  • Adults up to 65 years old

    US$ 140
  • Children from 10 years old to 16 years old.

    US$ 140

Hiking trip + transfers

  • Adults up to 65 years old

    US$ 160
  • Children from 10 years old to 16 years old.

    US$ 160

* The price increases on the 31 December

More Information

Duration

4 hours - 10 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Hiking route over Perito Moreno Glacier.

Boat trip along Perito Moreno Glacier.

Professional guide.

Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).

Not included

Entry to Los Glaciares National Park (700 argentine pesos which is necessary to pay in local currency).

When to book?

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

You can book up to 5 days before (El Calafate 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.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Do you have any questions?

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US$ 140
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Bajo Las Sombras port

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.