Glacier Tours

If you are traveling to Patagonia, one of the tasks that you should not want to miss is visiting the glaciers. Walking near them, observing them from a prudent distance or passing close to them, are unique experiences.

Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park is the area where all the glaciers in the Argentine Patagonia are protected, along with their lakes, mountains and forests You can access the park in different ways, if you prefer to go by plane you can do it with different companies that take you to Calafate. In this city you can hire the tour and the accommodation.

On the other hand, if you are going by vehicle, you must connect the National Route N ° 40 with the Provincial Route N ° 11 to get to Calafate. Once in the city, you will be only 50 km from the Los Glaciares National Park.

How is the weather?

Generally the climate in southern Patagonia is cold. In spring you can find low temperatures with strong winds, while in autumn the temperature is lower, but the winds are not as strongFrom March to May it tends to rain a lot and in winter the snow can complicate the excursions.

Flora and fauna of the Patagonian glaciers

Most of the territory of the park is covered by ice, another large part is occupied by lake and the last one is full of wooded areas where the lenga and the guindo predominate. The forests of lenga, ñire and guindo arrive up to the level of the lakes, next to several bushes like the notro composed by beautiful red flowers or the calafate, highlighted by its yellow flowers and its violet fruit. As for its fauna, there is not much precise data beyond the birds that they inhabit it. In the lakes, fish such as Perca and Puyen are usually found. While in the forests around these lakes you usually see different varieties of toads. In the highest pastures, some lizards and pampas grassland mice have rarely been registered.

Some park rangers assure that from time to time they usually see red and gray foxes. The Huemul is the animal that can be seen most in the northern area of ​​the park, near the lakes.

Unlike other species, the information you have about birds is quite complete. More than 100 species can be seen flying through the skies. From the condor and the white carancho, to a shielded eagle.

Tours in glaciers

There are many ways to enjoy the Patagonian glaciers. Next, we name you the one that for us are the best and we recommend you to try: Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier. If you see the Perito Moreno Glacier, it is something unique, now imagine walking on it. The tour service is responsible for making you cross the Rico arm to start the walk through the forest. From there, two hours of walking await you between large ice towers and small lagoons. The hike is not difficult to do and is recommended for all ages.

Kayaking around the Perito Moreno Glacier

If you are a lover of adventure, you should definitely try this experience. Before the trip, some guides will teach you how to use the kayak and put on your suits. Then a two-hour tour will make you know the Canal de los Tempanos, where you can see the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. A trip that you can not miss.

Navigation Rivers of Ice

A state-of-the-art catamaran awaits you to navigate the North Arm of Lago Argentino. From there you will cross Boca del Diablo until you reach the Upsala canal. A place where the boat will be introduced in beautiful icebergs making stops and obtaining excellent panoramic views. A totally different experience than usual.

Trekking Glaciar Sur Aventura

If the trekking by the Perito Moreno Glacier seems too short, then the South Adventure Glacier excursion will be ideal for you. An 11-hour trip will get you to know the Frías Glacier by trekking and sailing routes. Very few explored and unusual landscapes can be enjoyed with this journey.

How many glaciers are there in Argentina?

In total there are more than 14,000 glaciers in Argentina. But only 13 of them are tourist. In the Patagonian Ice Mantle, to the south of the continent, the first glaciers are born, to end in Viedma. The names of these tourist glaciers are: Marconi, Viedma, Moyano, Upsala, Agassiz, Bolado, Onelli, Peineta, Spegazzini, Mayo, Ameghino, Moreno and Frías. The largest are the Upsala with 870km2, Viedma with 575km2 and Perito Moreno with 250km2. The latter being the best

Best Seasons:All year round
Popular Location:El Calafate, El Chaltén, Torres del Paine

Glacier Tours

    Unfortgettable Patagonia

    3 Days

    We suggest an experience that only a few can enjoy. Stay in one of the oldest Patagonian estancias and visit the Perito Moreno Glacier from a different point of view!

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    Big Ice

      Big Ice

      El Calafate

      Delving to the center of Perito Moreno Glacier to explore the most beautiful corners! This unforgettable experience begins very early in the morning, at “Bajo de las Sombras” Port, after visiting the Glacier’s catwalks.  Once on-board,  participants cross the Rico Branch,…

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        Between Sea and Mountains with snow shoes

        Ushuaia

        Dominating the southernmost city in the world, bordering the waters of the Beagle Channel, is the Martial Glacier. From its heights, the spectacular views of the bay of Ushuaia are unmissable scenarios for the winter visitor. This half-day tour allows…

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          Perito Moreno Kayak

          El Calafate

          Come and see Perito Moreno Glacier like no one has ever done it before, at water-level, in your small kayak getting an even better perspective of its extraordinary size, rumble and movement. The experience starts with a free exploration of…

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            Ice Trekking Cagliero Glacier

            El Chaltén

            The activity starts at 9:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center of Estancia Los Huemules. From there, following the Diablo River upstream, a 2-hour trek through a lush lenga forest along a well-maintained trail gives us access to the Laguna del…

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              Gourmet Glaciers

              El Calafate

              Once passengers arrive at the private port “La Soledad”, they will board an equipped ship to experience an unforgettable day. Gourmet Glaciers Experience has a very quiet dynamic that proposes a boat trip on-board the traditional Maria Turquesa Cruise, specially…

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                Estancia Cristina Discovery

                El Calafate

                Back to pioneers times : nature and history rossing on wheels toward the exclusive and unique earthly viewpoint of the Upsala Glacier ! Estancia Cristina is the main house of a historic Patagonian ranch, set in an amazing natural environment, surrounded by glaciers, the Andes and the Argentino Lake.

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                Todo Glaciares

                  Todo Glaciares

                  El Calafate

                  Navigate the largest lake in Argentina to admire the Ice Giants! The tour begins 47 km away from El Calafate, at Punta Bandera Port, where comfortable state-of-the-art boats are waiting to navigate the Argentino Lake. Next destination will be Upsala…

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                    Glaciar Sur Aventura

                    El Calafate

                    It is a tour prepare for travelers who enjoy walking in remote places . Truly those who have made this trek feel they are the first ones to reach the places they visit. Glaciar Sur Aventura is an experience designed…

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                      Glaciar Sur Pioneros

                      Full Day

                      Glaciar Sur Pioneers is an option thought for those seeking exclusive experiences or a different glance at landmarks. It is a Patagonian gaze of the National Park Los Glaciares, which runs from the steppe to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

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                      Glaciar Perito Moreno

                        Moreno Glacier & Navigation

                        El Calafate

                        The visit to the most mythical glacier in Los Glaciares National Park with an exclusive navigation looking to the North Face of the Perito Moreno Glacier! Located 80km away from El Calafate, “The Moreno” is the National Park’s host, where…

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                          Seno Mayo

                          El Calafate

                          Navigation & Trekking Experience. The itinerary begins inside the National Park, departing from the pier of Bahía Tranquila in Punta Bander port.  Participants will navigate De los Témpanos Canal to enter Seno Mayo of Argentino Lake, the biggest and most…

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                          Glaciares

                            MiniTrekking

                            El Calafate

                            The unique experience of walking around the Perito Moreno Glacier! The circuit over the glacier lasts 2 hours and it appreciates different formations over the ice as crevasses, seracs, sinks, small lagoons, etc. The walk is moderate, done over uneven…

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