Minitrekking Perito Moreno - Ice hiking from El Calafate

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Minitrekking Perito Moreno - Ice hiking from El Calafate

At Howlanders we highly recommend this "Minitrekking Perito Moreno" so you will experience the majesty of the glacier in 3 different ways:

‍♂️❄ Ice hiking using crampons, crossing safe and sturdy paths for 1,5 hours (a little surprise awaits you at the end of the trekking ).

Navigating the lake while getting amazed about the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier views.

Walking the footbridges located right in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier wall, and listening to the ice breaking, is a breathtaking experience.

The most complete experience to discover Perito Moreno glacier with Howlanders!

You can choose to include the pick-up from El Calafate or get to Los Glaciares park on your own.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

The day before the tour starts, the guide will contact you on behalf of our agency: Howlanders, to indicate your pick-up time at your accommodation in El Calafate, as the tour has different departure times during the morning. Once together, you will head to the port ‘Bajo Las Sombras’, which is a few kilometers from the glacier viewpoint.

In case you do not select the option that includes the transfer, you will meet the group directly at Puerto Bajo las Sombras, inside Los Glaciares National Park.

There, we will take a boat and sail in front of the awe-inspiring south wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier. After disembarking, the guides will organize us into groups and we will walk for a few minutes until we reach the Glacier. The guide will then help us put on the crampons, thus starting the incredible trek through the ice of the most impressive glacier in the world.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park Argentina

We will walk on the Glacier for approximately one hour and a half, taking us on firm and safe trails that will offer us the possibility of seeing the crevices, moulins (glacier sinkholes), and small blue lagoons. During this walk, the guide will tell us about the landslides of the Glacier as well as the endemic fauna and flora of the region.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

On our way back, we will pass through the Magellanic Forest, where we can enjoy breathtaking views. Before heading back to El Calafate, we will have some free time to enjoy the spectacular views of the Perito Moreno Glacier from the walkways, thus ending a memorable day.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Age restriction, travelers under 10 years old and over 65 years old can not make the tour due to government policy  "
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Start Time: 07:00 AM
Duration: 9 To 13 Hours
Start location: Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura, Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Z9405 El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour has different departure times, from 7 AM to 3 PM. The day before, the guide will contact you to let you know the starting time of the tour and the exact pickup time in case you have selected this option.

Pickup at any accommodation in El Calafate (please let us know the address or the name of the accommodation). If you are staying in an Airbnb, a meeting point will be indicated since pick-up is not possible in lodgings without reception service.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Ice hiking equipement
  • Boat Ride
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish-English)

Not Included

  • Entrance to the National Park (the guide will assist you getting the ticket, bring Argentine pesos)
  • Food
  • Pick up and transfer from El Calafate to the Park + stop at the footbridges (available as option)
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
  • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno Glacier


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