3-Day Tour of El Calafate and the Glaciers

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Experience the southern Argentina’s natural scenery on this three-day tour highlighting the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Set out from El Calafate with your bilingual guide to Los Glaciares National Park, where you’ll see Lake Argentino, marvel at the thunderous roar of the ice breaking and enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Perito Moreno Glacier—the park’s most iconic glacier—from a multitude of angles. This multiday tour includes two nights lodging in El Calafate.

*3-day tour of El...
Experience the southern Argentina’s natural scenery on this three-day tour highlighting the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Set out from El Calafate with your bilingual guide to Los Glaciares National Park, where you’ll see Lake Argentino, marvel at the thunderous roar of the ice breaking and enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Perito Moreno Glacier—the park’s most iconic glacier—from a multitude of angles. This multiday tour includes two nights lodging in El Calafate.

*3-day tour of El Calafate and its surrounding Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
*Explore the walkways that showcase the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier from different angles
*Admire the famous Perito Moreno glacier from a water perspective as you embark on a panoramic boat ride
*Escorted by bilingual guides
*Complimentary hotel pickup and drop off
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: El Calafate

Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel (shared service).
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
After check-in, you have the rest of the day free to explore local shops and restaurants around town, or venture outside El Calafate to surrounding areas like Laguna Nimez, where you’ll see a beautiful sunset (the front desk personnel at your hotel can give you information on transportation, hiking and more).
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

Day 2: El Calafate - Full-Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Boat Tour Included

Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Avenida Del Libertador 1302, El Calafate Z9405AHY Argentina
After pickup at your hotel in Calafate, you will go on...
Itinerary

Day 1: El Calafate

Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel (shared service).
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
After check-in, you have the rest of the day free to explore local shops and restaurants around town, or venture outside El Calafate to surrounding areas like Laguna Nimez, where you’ll see a beautiful sunset (the front desk personnel at your hotel can give you information on transportation, hiking and more).
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

Day 2: El Calafate - Full-Day Perito Moreno Glacier with Boat Tour Included

Stop At: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Avenida Del Libertador 1302, El Calafate Z9405AHY Argentina
After pickup at your hotel in Calafate, you will go on a scenic drive to Los Glaciares National Park (shared service). As you ride along the Patagonian steppe for 40 km (25 miles) your guide will provide some relevant information about the park which houses the majestic Perito Moreno glacier.
Upon arrival at Los Glaciares National Park, your guide will explain the different walkway options so that you can tour them at your own pace.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina
The National Park features a system of walkways that allows visitors to have access to various viewing balconies that showcase the glacier from different angles. After roaming through the walkways, you will meet with your guide at the specified time to go on a boat ride. (Please note that depending on your navigation departure time you may sail first and visit the walkways afterwards).
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Lago Argentino, El Calafate Argentina
For a totally different perspective of this impressive glacier, you will take a 1-hour boat ride through Rico Branch of Lago Argentino. Watch closely to see slabs of ice detach from the glacier and slide into the surrounding lake. As you sail along the massive glacier wall that rises 240 feet above Argentino lake, and in between floating icebergs, your guide will continue to provide information about this natural wonder. After you finish exploring the park, relax on the returning drive to El Calafate, where your full day tour will conclude in the early evening.

**OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to upgrade your tour to include the Mini-Trekking or Big Ice excursions, both of which allow you to hike the glacier, please write it down in the special requirements box (while booking) and we’ll quote it for you.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel of your chosen category in El Calafate

Day 3: El Calafate

Stop At: El Calafate Airport, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Today is a free day to do as you wish. At the appropriate time, you’ll be driven to El Calafate airport (shared service). Please make sure to keep your passport handy!

NOTES: Our itinerary is pretty flexible so if you want to add any extra tours or extra nights we can quote them for you. Just make sure to let us know in advance using the special requirements box while booking.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Safari Nautico navigation during the excursion
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
  • International or Domestic Flights
  • Optional tours & Tips
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park (US$20 per person)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • El Calafate Argentina


Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Hostel 5/1/2020 - 6/30/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11/1/2020 - 4/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 4/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Inn-Style Hotel 5/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11/1/2020 - 4/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 4/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Superior-Style Hotel 5/1/2020 - 6/30/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11/1/2020 - 4/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 4/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Comfort-Style Hotel 5/1/2020 - 6/30/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11/1/2020 - 4/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 4/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Passport name, number, nationality and date of birth are required at the time of booking for all participants
  • Hotel accommodation categories are based on service and comfort standards, not star ratings.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All special requirements must be advised at the time of booking. Extra tours and extra nights can be added to the original itinerary when requested in advance.
  • Please bring: a waterproof or warm jacket, beanie, scarf, gloves, long sleeve shirts, warm socks & pants, comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.