• Location: El Calafate, Argentina
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Trek across Perito Moreno Glacier in this full-day trip in Los Glaciares National Park from El Calafate. Travel to the park by bus, board a boat to cruise across Lago Argentino and conquer the glacier. Led by an expert guide, don your crampons and hike the stunning ice mass, discovering ice caves, waterfalls and deep crevasses along the way. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy atop one of the world's only advancing glaciers during your 4-hour trek. Reverse your journey across glacier, lake and Patagonian alpine road, ending with drop-off at your El Calafate hotel.

Highlights

  • Full-day ice trek adventure on Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park
  • Walk across this magnificent ice field, one of the world’s only advancing glaciers
  • See waterfalls, caves, crevasses and lakes formed by ice melt
  • Learn about the glacier’s formation, geography and flora as you walk
  • Enjoy awesome views over the glacier’s front wall from a viewing platform
  • Marvel at beautiful Los Glaciares and ride a boat across Lake Argentino

What You Can Expect

Perito Moreno Glacier Big Ice Trek from El Calafate

Hike to the glacier for an unforgettable experience!

Set out from your El Calafate hotel with your packed lunch in the early morning. Board your coach for the journey to Los Glaciares National Park, listening to information about the adventure that lies ahead from your guide. 

Arrive at Bajo Las Sombras harbor after two hours and board a boat for a 10-minute ride to Brazo Rico. Meet your local guide, who will issue your trekking equipment. Hike down the shore of Lago Argentino and through the forest along Brazo Rico to Perito Moreno's base. 

Climb onto a viewing platform to get an awe-inspiring view of the 196-foot (60-meter) front wall of one of the world's only advancing glaciers. Listen to a safety briefing from your guide as you gaze out over the massive ice field. Put on your crampons and prepare to scale the glacier. Although this trek can be difficult, rest assured that with your guide leading the way, you can safely ascend the glacier's sloping surface. 

Breathe the bracing air and learn about glaciology and geography from your guide. View waterfalls, lagoons, streams and caves formed by the constantly moving glacier's ice melt. 

Pause to enjoy lunch at a scenic point, then retrace your steps to the glacier's edge, spending about 4 hours total on the ice. Return to the Rico Arm for the boat and bus journey back to El Calafate. Finish your day's adventure with drop-off at your hotel in El Calafate.

Customer Reviews

dbly14

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

One of the best excursions I've been on....in the world. This is a very unique experience to trek across the glacier for three hours. Saw ice caves large enough to walk in, waterfalls, and lakes...all in the middle of the glacier. We had three very knowledgeable guides who always put our safety first and kept eyes on the group. The lead guide spoke English well and with the small group size it was easy to catch all of the educational details about the glacier. The crampons are very basic and rudimentary. With the way they strap to your feet, it is better to wear hiking boots since they are sturdier. Breathtaking views up close of the ice wall where the glacier meets the lake. Listen carefully and you can hear pieces cracking and see them calving!

Tashmia I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fantastic trip. It is a long day - but ever moment is memorable. From the climb from the boat through to lunch on the glacier, this is a day filled with experiences that I will never forget.

Charles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Awesome tour, the glacier is amazing. Be ready to hike, 5 hours total and about 3 1/2hrs on the glacier itself. Weather conditions are variable so check forecast and bring a little more than you need. They have a storage area after the boat ride, so you can lighten your load for the hike itself. Dont forget glovesice is sharp on hands, sunglasses and sunscreen. And bring snacks as lunch is at 2pm. Definitely worth the money.

Justine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is the famous Ice Trek -- very well-run company. Everything went very smoothly from the pickup at 7am to the drop off at 7pm. They've obviously done this tour a million times and have honed every part of it. It was surreal to be walking around the ice field for 4 hours really cold, wear hiking boots, I wore running shoes and it was a bit painful with the crampons. Great experience and highly recommend it through Viator -- we got a much better price that through the actual company.

Serge A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

monica.m.kearney

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

The guide on the bus was very informative as were the guides on the glacier hike who gave you the basics to ensure you could use your crampons and to make the most of your experience on the glacier.

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