Excursions » Trekking
DescriptionThis unforgettable experience begins at the "Bajo de las sombras" port early in the morning. There you take a boat to cross the Brazo Rico, and land 20 minutes later on the west coast.
The hike starts in the dark south of the Perito Moreno glacier, and in just over an hour you will reach a spectacular viewpoint, where you will access the ice, where the guides will place the crampons and harnesses to begin the journey.
Once on the glacier and with the crampons on, the world takes a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep cracks, huge sinkholes, magical caves, and the unique feeling of being at the center of the glacier.
Always accompanied and instructed by expert guides, who together with you will explore for three and a half hours (approx.) The corners of the most special glacier in the world. During the tour the guides will help you to better understand the ice and its surroundings. In addition, they will have half an hour to have lunch on the white blanket and surprise themselves in a place of unparalleled beauty.
Once in the moraine, they will walk another hour to take the boat back and sail very close to the south wall of the Gl. Perito Moreno to then return to "civilization", after having enjoyed one of the most spectacular ice treks in the world.
From 07.00 to 19.00 hs
This excursion due to the physical requirement and difficulty of the terrain is only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years of age and who have a good physical condition, considering that you will walk around 7 hours in total, between ice and forest.
NO overweight people should participate; for this purpose, those which exceed the following criteria shall be considered as such: weight in kg greater than twice the height in cm minus 100 (for example, for a height of 1.70 m: 170 minus 100 = 70 x 2 = 140); pregnant women; people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, walking and / or coordination, people suffering from central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases, their cardiac or vascular capacities are reduced, or use stents, pacemakers or other prostheses; (for example: medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices - those that are thick and multiple -, cardiac arrhythmias), people suffering from diseases that cause respiratory disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc.). Due to the responsibility that fits In accordance with current legal regulations, the company reserves the right of admission, exercised in accordance with the preceding guidelines, when they are apparent.
Clothing: Waterproof jacket, comfortable and warm clothing, long pants and raincoat, hiking boots, medium backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hat.
To carry out this activity in regular service, keep in mind that the tour starts early in the morning and it is necessary to be the night before in El Calafate. It is always recommended to book the tour when you have defined the date you want to make and the hotel where you will stay, to ensure their places. It is generally not advisable to book once at the destination, since availability can not be guaranteed for the day after your arrival.
The following, hotels are not included in the tour. If you are a passenger of any of them, you must go to the office of Av. Del Libertador 935. (Center) in the pick-up time, that we have given you the afternoon before your excursion.
Austral Hospice - Patagonia Hostel - Hotel Shilling - Hotel La Loma - Apart Chalten - Hotel Amado - Apart Libertador - Hospedaje Alejandra - Oregon - Camping El Ovejero y Cabañas Santa Mónica.
3:30 hours walk on the Moreno Glacier. For the passengers that take the service of transfer of the excursion it is included the visit to the footbridges in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier for 40 minutes, starting the activity from your hotel and ending in the same .
Entrance to the National Park, lunch or lunch box.Extras of any kind.
Transfer from El Calafate to Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, whose value is $ 3000.-
72 hours before