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Rios de Hielo Day Trip
  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Cruise the waters of Argentino Lake on this unforgettable tour of the most spectacular glaciers in Patagonia. Memories of this incredible scenery will captivate you forever! 

Rios de Hielo Day Trip Itinerary

Your cruise of the Argentino Lake glaciers will depart from Punta Bandera port, ready to weave between the lake's moving icebergs to explore all the main places of interest in Los Glaciares National Park.

The first stop will be the colossal icy blue walls of the Upsala Glacier. With a surface area of 336 square miles, this is the third largest glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. From the catamaran, enjoy breath-taking views of this immense expanse of ice, which has been used as a training ground for military forces before deployment to Antarctica. 

Continue your cruise to Spegazzini Glacier. This incredible mass of rock and ice will leave you in awe - especially its towering 440-foot-tall wall. Leave behind these white peaks that divide Chile and Argentina as you navigate the freezing waters that border the Seco GlacierSeco, meaning 'dry' in Spanish, has this name because it has been retreating over the past century, leaving behind a barren rock landscape. Around the still-magnificent ice, see how the trees and forests are pushing through.

The catamaran will then head back across Argentino Lake towards Punta Bandera. At the dock, we'll say goodbye, or take you back to your hotel, depending on the option you have reserved. 

Hotel pick up in El Calafate

If you choose this option we will pick you up from your hotel in El Calafate at the indicated time, and take you back once our tour is over.

Important information

  • The captain of the boat may modify the itinerary of this tour according to weather and safety conditions.
  • The excursion does not include entry to the Los Glaciares National Park. This ticket costs 700 pesos (€16) for adults, or for children between 6 and 12 150 pesos (€4). Entry is free for children under 6. You must pay this fee in the local currency.

Price

Adults Children between 5 and 16 years old Children under 5 years old
Frozen River Excursion
US$ 108
US$ 65
Free
Frozen River Excursion + Transfers
US$ 130
US$ 83
Free

Frozen River Excursion

  • Adults

    US$ 108
  • Children between 5 and 16 years old

    US$ 65
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

Frozen River Excursion + Transfers

  • Adults

    US$ 130
  • Children between 5 and 16 years old

    US$ 83
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

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

Pick up and drop off at hotel (optional).

English speaking guide.

Boat tour of the glaciers of Argentino Lake.

Not included

Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park (700 pesos, €15, $17) in the local currency.

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 (7:30 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 - Is it possible to buy food on board?

    A - Yes there is a cafeteria.

  • 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.

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US$ 108
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.