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Perito Moreno Glacier Hike
Activities in El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Hike

9.70 / 10
16 reviews | 181 travellers
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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 175
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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'll 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. We'll arrive at the opposite coast after approximately 20 minutes of navigation in front of the south face of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

When we disembark, we'll meet the mountain guides, who will lead us to a shelter. From there, we'll take a short walk along the shore of the lake for about 1 kilometre. We'll enjoy a talk on glaciology in general and on the Perito Moreno Glacier in particular!

When we reach the edge of the glacier, the guides will form several groups of a maximum of 20 people each and it will be time to put on the crampons. Once on the ice, after a brief talk, we'll start the hike. During this tour, we'll appreciate a great variety of typical glacier formations such as cracks, drains, seracs, lagoons... At the end of the walk on the ice, we'll return to the refuge by a footbridge that crosses the exuberant Andean Patagonian forest.

Finally, you can take the boat back to the port and then go overland to the footbridges to observe the glacier from the main balcony or from its different paths.

Pick up 

Depending on the option chosen in your reservation, we can pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate or meet you directly at the Bajo Las Sombras port.

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Adults Children between 10 and 16 years old.
Hiking trip
US$ 175
US$ 132.50
Hiking trip + transfers
US$ 212.50
US$ 165

Hiking trip

  • Adults

    US$ 175
  • Children between 10 and 16 years old.

    US$ 132.50

Hiking trip + transfers

  • Adults

    US$ 212.50
  • Children between 10 and 16 years old.

    US$ 165

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 24 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

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.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 20% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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5 - 10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.


Hotel pick up and drop off (according to option chosen).

Transport by minibus (according to option chosen).

Boat trip along Perito Moreno Glacier.

Professional guide.

Access to the walkways to see the Perito Moreno.

Not included

Entry to Los Glaciares National Park: 800 ARS (US$ 8.40) which is necessary to pay in local currency).

Lunch and drinks.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (8:15 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


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.

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Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 175
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Bajo Las Sombras port