OVER PERITO MORENO GLACIER
The excursion begins in the embarking pier located in Bajo de las Sombras bay- about 6 km before the glacier Balconies- where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Rico Arm, enjoying breathtaking views of the glaciers front walls and Icebergs Channel.
You debark on the opposite shore, where specialized mountain guides wellcome you and lead you to a small shelter. After cheking the last details, groups of 20 follow their guides along the lakes 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: strems, 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. Land transportation from El Calafate is available if required, and it includes a one hour visit to the glaciar Balconies.
All these services are provided daily. Activities are permanently supervised by bilingual mountain guides.
a) Footwear: Sport shoes
or trekking boots, with warm wollen or cotton socks. Rubber and apres
ski boots, as well as high heel shoes are not advisable.
DAY 2 - Excursion to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier
DAY 3 - Boat Excursion to Los Glaciares National Park to enjoy three amazing glaciers: Upsala, Onelli and Spegazzini
- Transfer to airport
Other places to visit:
RIPIO TURISMO - Incoming
Tour Operator Argentina & Chile- Leg. 10.687 Secretaría de
Turismo de la Nación Argentina.