Excursions » Trekking
DescriptionThe excursion begins in the embarking pier located in “Bajo de las Sombras” port, about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Perito Moreno glacier’s front wall. You disembark on the opposite shore, where specialized bilingual mountain guides welcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After checking the last details, groups of not more than 20, follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier. Once on the ice the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them. The two hours circuit that follows introduces you to the fascinating landscape of the glaciers: streams, small lagoons, gullies, cravasses and plenty of ice formations of the most incredible blues. The trekking is moderate. The ice surface over which you walk is irregular, but firm and safe. You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture. After the walk, a stroll through the forest brings you back to the shelter.
From 08 to 18hs
Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems.
Age: Between 10 and 65 years old.
The following hotels are not included in the tour. . If you are a passenger on any of them, must report to the office Av. Del Libertador 935. ( center ) at the time of pick up, you have given the evening before your trip .
Hosteria Austral - Patagonia Hostel - Hotel Shilling - Hotel La Loma - Apart Chalten - Hotel Amado - Apart Libertador - Accommodation Alejandra - Oregon - The Shepherd and Cabins Camping Santa Monica.
People between 10 and 15 years inclusive receive a 20 % discount on the Minitrekking (excluding transportation) .
Walk about 01 hour 30 min Moreno Glacier. For passengers taking the shuttle to the tour includes a visit to the walkways in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier for 1 hour, starting from the hotel activity and ending in it.
National Park entrance , lunch or lunch box . Extras of any kind.
Transfer from El Calafate to Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, with a value of $ 8000.- per person.
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