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El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier provided by Gray Line Argentina

El Calafate Adventure Tour: Hiking Across El Perito Moreno Glacier

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Overview
This day of adventure on Perito Moreno Glacier includes all hiking equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, items you aren't likely to bring in your carry-on. An ambitious undertaking, a hike across the jagged landscape is inadvisable without a guide; yours will ensure your comfort and safety while teaching you about the glacier's ecology, geology, and wildlife.
Highlights
  • Expertise of a guide makes for a safe, comfortable trek on Perito Moreno
  • All specialized glacier hiking equipment included, no need to pack your ice ax
  • Round-trip transportation makes for a seamless experience
  • Gain in-depth knowledge about glacial formation through commentary
What to Expect
Dress warmly with trekking boots and a packed lunch. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby for convenient transportation to the Bajo de las Sombras port for a boat ride to the glacier. Once you arrive, get kitted out with all the glacier-hiking equipment you would need: crampons, ice axes, and the like. Your guides will fill you in on the safety considerations and general methods for safe glacier hiking before you take off.  Follow your leaders along the Rico Arm for a 90-minute trek across Perito Moreno, accompanied by engaging commentary on the formation and history of the glacier. At the end of the hike, find a scenic spot for a packed-lunch picnic and then continue through the forest to the spot where your bus will pick you up. The day's last stop is at the best lookout point for views and photos of the glacier you just conquered before heading back to your El Calafate hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided minitrek across El Perito Moreno Glacier
  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Lunch (you must bring your own)
  • Gratuities
  • National park entrance fee
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 10
  • Maximum age is 50 due to age restrictions on the operator's insurance
  • Sports shoes or trekking boots and warm wool or cotton socks are highly recommended
  • Comfortable sportswear, long trousers, warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block and gloves are recommended
  • You must bring your own lunch
  • MUST provide passport number and date of birth in the special requirements fields when booking this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that this excursion requires full day availability and cannot be combined with transfers to the airports at the same day
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
46Reviews
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By: Gray Line Argentina
Lisa k
Edmond, Oklahoma
194
Fun day and great views!
Fun day! The hike was fun and once we were at the top the views were amazing. It was a long drive from El
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travelling-friends3
Brussels, Belgium
55
Super experience!
Big Ice trek was one of the most amazing glacier experiences I have ever had. The service provided was excellent
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tjoyef
348
Small hotel in National Park of Glaciares
Simple (and few)accommodations with meals; horseback riding, walks, and excursions (perito Moreno glacier) etc.
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JohnVanDam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4123
Instant Confirmation? - Totally Misleading Information!
We booked, paid for and received “instant confirmation” for Grey Line Argentina’s Walk With The Penguins tour, yet
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PLsydney2014
Sydney, Australia
61
Perito Moreno glacier with boat trip - Grey line Argentina
We booked this trip 2 days before departure from Chile, All confirmed and paid. No mention that we had to
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PLsydney2014
Sydney, Australia
61
Perito Moreno Glacier Tour with Boat Ride- by Viator
Do not use Viator, find another agent. Did not pick us up despite the confirmation & full payment 2 days before.
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Isaac O
40
Amazing
This tour is actually operates by helio y adventura, their page has a much more detailed description of what
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Stef E
10
Big Ice Trekking Perito Moreno
The tour is expensive, but worth the money. All guides were really nice, took care and provided all necessary
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Kyle S
Puerto Natales, Chile
10
DO NOT BUY DAY BEFORE
Posting does not state that 48 hours is required for company "to confirm". Called after booking day prior to
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Ilse120219
10
Great
It was wonderful and great views, excellent Guide, excellent organisation, just in time. We enjoyed very much!
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Key Details
  • Perito Moreno National Park, Gray Line Argentina
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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