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Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Hiking Reservations and Ice Climbing Reservations
All the tours below do NOT include the entrance fee to enter the Glaciers National Park, which is approx USD30 per person.
 
The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Patagonian Ice field. It can be viewed relatively easily from viewing points on dry land that are opposite the glacial face. From here it stretches back up and into the mountains for some 30km. The glacier face is about 5km wide and the height of the glacial wall above water is around 60mts – with much more of it under the water. This combination of vast dimensions makes for a jaw-dropping spectacle. There are various ways to enjoy Perito Moreno, from a simple half day excursion to view it from dry land to walking on its surface, or climbing down into it.

There are two trekking options. One is called
“Minitrekking” and takes people on the surface of the glacier, and the other is called “Big Ice” and takes people into the glacier, where actual ice climbing is required.
 
Minitreking
Ice Hike on Perito Moreno Glacier -  Full Day (Aug – May)
Pick-up from your hotel 07:00hrs / Return 18:00hrs

Conditions
Restricted to people aged between 10 years to 65 years of age and who possess a level of reasonable fitness. This excursion is not suitable for pregnant women or people who are considered to be overweight and it is the guides who will decide this in the event of a difference of opinion. No smoking is permitted on or during this excursion.
 
Description
The excursion begins at Puerto “Bajo de las Sombras” (Port Under the Shadows) – a point about 6km before the viewing point to Glacier Perito Moreno - where the boat departs to cross “Brazo Rico” for a 20 min trip to the southern side of Glacier Perito Moreno passing by the glacial face and navigating through the iceberg channel. After disembarkation clients will walk for about 20 min to a refugio where the guides organize people into groups of around 20. Everyone will then begin to walk towards the glacier for about another 20 minutes to an area bordering the glacier. Here, the guides will fit people with crampons and give instruction on how to walk on the ice.
 
The actual ice hike (walking on the glacier) will last for around 2 hours during which time you will see various ice formations such as crevasses, small lagoons, craters and various ice formations that are unique to this kind of terrain. The guide will also talk about any flora and fauna in the area and the geology of the region in general.
 
At the end of the physical ice hike, clients will have an option to return back to El Calafate or to go to the viewing point opposite the glacial face before returning back to El Calafate.
 
What to bring:
Back pack, outdoor trekking clothes (warm, water-proof and wind-breaker jacket, trekking pants (or trousers for the English), sturdy outdoor trekking boots, hat, sun glasses, lip balm, sun-screen cream, camera, water bottle and box lunch.
 
Included:
Pick-up and return transfer to your hotel in El Calafate, bilingual guides, crampons.
 
Not included:
National Park entrance fee and lunch.
 
Big Ice
Hike into Perito Moreno Glacier - Full Day
Pick-up from your hotel: 07:00hrs / Return 19:00hrs
 
Conditions
Restricted to people aged between 10 years to 65 years of age and who possess a level of reasonable fitness. This excursion is not suitable for pregnant women or people who are considered to be overweight and it is the guides who will decide this in the event of a difference of opinion. No smoking is permitted on or during this excursion.
 
Description
The excursion begins at Puerto “Bajo de las Sombras” (Port Under the Shadows) – a point about 6km before the viewing point to Glacier Perito Moreno - where the boat departs to cross “Brazo Rico” for a 20 min trip to the southern side of Glacier Perito Moreno passing by the glacial face and navigating through the iceberg channel. After disembarkation clients will walk for about 20 min to a refugio where the guides organize people into groups of around 20. Everyone will then begin to walk towards the glacier for about another 20 minutes to an area bordering the glacier. Here, the guides will fit people with crampons and give instruction on how to walk on the ice. During the hike the guide will explain about the various ice formations such as the crevasses, caves and lagoons. The guide will always lead you. The hike will last for around 3 hours, during which time lunch will be taken into the glacier.
 
What to bring:
Back pack, outdoor trekking clothes (warm, water-proof and wind-breaker jacket, trekking pants (or trousers for the English), sturdy outdoor trekking boots, hat, sun glasses, lip balm, sun-screen cream, camera, water bottle and box lunch.
 
Included:
Pick-up and return transfer to your hotel in El Calafate, bilingual guides, crampons.
 
Not included:
National Park entrance fee. Lunch.

 
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