Perito Moreno & Upsala Glacier
Argentina, 4 Days From $ 787 per person Themes
Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated sights in Patagonia, Perito Moreno Glacier's magnificent sparkling white ice calves into the Canal de Los Tempanos. Argentine Patagonia at its best!
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Why Authentic Ecotourism?
The local guides and locally owned accommodations offered on this trip enable travelers to connect with the flora and fauna of the region by learning more about how it interplays with the area's heritage and history.
Day 1, The Patagonian Adventure Starts!
Today we arrive in El Calafate, a small town set on the edge of Los Glaciares National Park amid dramatic scenery and natural beauty. We have the whole day free to explore the town and enjoy its attractive restaurants, tango bars and artisan handicraft markets. We stay overnight in town. Overnight Hostería Sierra Nevada 3*, El Calafate
Day 2, Glacier Perito Moreno
Los Glaciares NP, Argentina
We wake up and prepare for the 60m high Perito Morento glacier! Unlike the regular tours going straight to the panoramic viewpoint, we'll first marvel at the splendor of the glacier's less visited north face. We watch and hear giant chunks of ice plummet into the waters of Argentino lake and our guide will answer questions about the glacier. We then continue on to the footbridges and take a break to soak up the surroundings. After the thrilling encounter with the glacier we drive back to Calafate and stay in the same hotel.
Optional Excursions: If you'd like to up the action when visiting Perito Moreno, you can sail across the Lake towards the glacier walls and do a short ice trekking; technical experience isn't required. Or you do a nautical Safari trip, sailing across Lake Argentino. Overnight Hostería Sierra Nevada 3*, El Calafate
Day 3, Argentino lake & Estancia Cristina
Los Glaciares NP, Argentina
After breakfast we are driven to Puerto Bandera on the southern shore of Argentino lake in time to board the catamaran that takes us sailing through Lago Argentino. Great views of the stunning 9km wide Upsala Glacier await.
We later disembark at Estancia Cristina, an early 20th century 30,000 hectre sheep breeding farm where the Gaucho (Patagonian cowboy) way of living still exists in all its splendor. We visit look-out points and enjoy an impressive view of Upsala glacier and Argentino lake. We stop to enjoy a tasty box lunch surrounded by beautiful nature and afterwards hike to a nearby waterfall. At dusk we head back to El Calafate for our final evening. Overnight Hostería Sierra Nevada 3*, El Calafate
Day 4, Adios!
Today is the end of our memorable trip, Adios Patagonia!
- You can upgrade to a 5 star accommodation Posada Los Alamos
- Optional finish in Punta Arenas
- Optional ice trekking on Glacier Perito Moreno
- Optional Nautic Safari
- Flight tickets
- Insurance (it's mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
- Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
- Items of a personal nature
- Bus Puerto Natales-El Calafate
- 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Calafate
- All transportation as indicated in the itinerary
- Park Fees
- Navigations as indicated
- 1 bilingual guide during the excursions
- Meals (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, L: lunch):
- Day 1: none
- Day 2: B, BL
- Day 3: B, BL
- Day 4: B
Other Necessary Information
Nationalities including but not limited to the U.S., Canada and Australia are required to pay a reciprocity fee when entering Argentina. For nationalities affected and up to date fees please consult the Argentinian national immigration office.