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Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier

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    What to Expect
    This excursion leaves from Bajo de las Sombras Port (Under the Shadows) early in the morning to board a craft that crosses the Rico Arm of Lake Argentino.

    After sailing for 15 minutes you will reach the shore where you will disembark and meet the mountain guides who will escort the group towards the place where the crampons (special metal spikes worn on boots for traction) are selected.

    Then a hike begins to approach the glacier from the southern moraine until a spectacular vantage point is reached, an entrance gate to heaven. This is where the true adventure begins. Having fastened your crampons and put on your harnesses, adventurers will begin to explore the glacier from a different perspective. Here you will discover blue lagoons, deep and alarming cracks, huge drains and caves. Dimensions become almost unreal as you find yourself inside the core of the Perito Moreno, one of the most fascinating glaciers in the world.

    Along with expert guides who explain the characteristics of the ice and its surroundings, the inside of the glacier is toured for over 4 hours. A picnic is organized on the ice and visitors will have the chance to sit down and recover their energy. The surrealist scenery is astonishing.

    After this experience, you will not look at the Perito Moreno Glacier from the same point of view again.

    This tour includes pick-up and drop-off from downtown hotels. Only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years of age and who possess acceptable physical condition.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    centrally located hotels in Calafate
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off from hotels in El Calafate
    • Harnesses and Crampons
    • An expert English/Spanish speaking Guide
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fee to the National Park
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that there are some hotels in the city that are not included in our pickup routes. If your hotel is not included, we will contact you to inform you of the closest pick up location. We ask that you to wait for the guide at the lobby of the indicated hotel
    • Only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years of age and who possess acceptable physical condition
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • IMPORTANT: full passport details of all passengers are required in function to reconfrim this booking: Full Names, passport numbers, date of birth, nationality
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed April 3, 2019

    We spent over 3 hours on the ice. There was no path - the landscape of the top of the glacier changes too much. In some steep parts the guide just hacked into the ice with a pick to make footholds. The views were constantly...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank HereForAdventures
    Reviewed October 23, 2018

    The full day Big ice Tour was AMAZING. This was the best part of my vacation in Argentina! Our guides were thorough, the equipment was safe, and it was a great chance to learn about this ice field. There is a bit of hiking ~20-30...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank natashat612
    Reviewed May 9, 2018

    The full day big ice tour was INCREDIBLE. Our guides were thorough, the equipment was safe, and it was a great chance to learn about this ice field. There is a lot of hiking but it is very manageable, and eating lunch on the glacier,...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    2  Thank Charlotte R
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