El Calafate is a small town with a big privilege: to be the access to the Glaciers National Park. It is 80 kms far from the National Park, located near the Argentino lake. In the park you will experience the main attractions of this area worldwide known as The Eternal Ice, such as the Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier and The Fitz Roy Peak. You will understand the real meaning of immensity.
El Calafate as destination is Adventure assured…
Hotel from 3 to 5 stars (With breakfast)
EXCURSION GLACIAR PERITO MORENO (DC)
RIO DE HIELOS EXPRESS (DC)
Aeropuerto / Hotel / Aeropuerto
Day 1: As you arrive at the airport in Calafate your transfer will be waiting at the airport and you will be taken to your hotel. You will have free time to rest or walk around the hotel to have the first impression of this unforgettable destination. Lunch and dinner could be taken in the hotel or down town (see our recommendations on meals). We highly recommend a visit to the GLACIARIUM opened until 07 or 08 o´clock in the evening (depending on the season).
Day 2: Around 07:30 am you will be picked up at your hotel and start a 80 km ride to Perito Moreno Glacier. Though this excursion does not demand physical state, you should wear comfortable shoes and do not forget to take a coat, suscreen and gloves. Remember that the entrance fee to the National Park is not included. After that ride, you reach the area of the walkways in front of the Perito Moreno glacier, located inside “Los Glaciares National Park”. The trip gives you the pleasure to enjoy a succession of lakes, streams, forests and snowy mountains and takes you to the west end of the Magallanes peninsula, where you start walking on the runways of 3 km long. There are balconies at different levels and allow you to contemplate the glacier from different angles. According to your fitness, you can reach the lower balcony and stay close to the glacier or get to the first balcony which is practically accessible for anyone. There is also access for disabled tourists who can get and stay at the first balcony which has a spectacular view. For lunch, you can take a lunchbox or have it at the restaurant located into the Park. You can take an extra tour within this one, called SAFARI NAUTICO in which you will sail in front of the southern wall of the Perito Moreno glacier. It takes one hour and it is not included. After filling your eyes and heart by the energy of this incredible place, you will be arriving back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. To have dinner you can stay at the hotel or try any of our recommended restaurants.
Day 3: After breakfast, at 8:30 a.m. the tour transfer will pick you up to start this new experience: SAILING THROUGH RIVERS OF ICE. You will be taken to Punta Bandera (50 kms far), where the boat departs at 10:30 am. Bring coats and sunscreen. Again the entrance ticket to the park is not included. You will begin sailing in the northern arm of Lake Argentino across the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake. Then you will go to the Upsala channel and the Spegazzini channel and at the end of them you will see the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. The first one is the largest and the second one is the highest in the National Park. You will navigate between huge and varied shaped icebergs. Something relevant to have in mind is that boats are very well heated and the deck is a great place to take pictures but you do not need to stay there too long. For lunch, you can take a lunchbox. For those passengers interested in a more exclusive service, we could offer the VIP Captain's Club. It is a special room with preference location, with capacity for 18 people; it includes Open Bar with cafeteria and drinks, a 4 steps menu (breakfast, appetizer, lunch and toast with the captain). The mystic trip ends around 4:00 pm, after which you will have free time to rest or to do any of the optional excursions or Visit any chocolate bar to warm the soul after navigating among the spectacular ice. For dinner have a look at our recommendations on meals or you may have it at your hotel.
Day 4: The transfer will be picking you up to take you to the airport according to the time of your flight. Free time until that moment.
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