Minitrekking Excursion on Perito Moreno Glacier

Minitrekking is a Full day Excursion that allows you to walk on the top of a Moreno Glacier with crampons.

Operation from August to May.
Does not operate during June and July.

Duration: 10 hours

Trekking on the Ice: About an hour and a half.
Total trekking time: approximately 3 hours.

Warning: this excursion, due to the degree of effort and difficulty that presents, is not advisable for the following people: greater of 65 years and minors of 10 years old, pregnant women, people with overweight or some type of disability.

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10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Minitrekking on the Glacier
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission-Perito Moreno Glacier. The ticket must be paid in pesos on the day of the excursion
    • Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
    • Entry/Admission - Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura
    • Entry/Admission - Perito Moreno National Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    The excursion begins with the pick up from the hotels in El Calafate city, and goes through the Provincial Road N°11 to the Perito Moreno Glacier area, after traveling 75 km.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pasarelas Perito Moreno, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405 Argentina

    Once at the National Park, the bus takes you to the balconies and the guide is going to be waiting for you, to inform about the different trails. There, you’ll be free to walk along.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura, Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Z9405 El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

    A bus from the company will take you to "Bajo las Sombras" pier, about 6 km far from the balconies, where you embark for a 20 minutes navigation across the Brazo Rico, enjoying breathtaking views of the glacier’s front walls and the Canal de los Témpanos (Icebergs Channel).

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Perito Moreno National Park, Perito Moreno Argentina

    After checking the last details, groups of 20 follow their guides along the lake’s shore towards the edge of the glacier.

    Once on the ice, the guides put each participant a pair of crampons on, and explain how to use them.

    You will receive explanations about flora, fauna and general glaciology of the region, and also about the particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier and eventually produces its rupture.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura, Parque Nacional los Glaciares, Z9405 El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

    Once the minitrekking is finished we return to pier "Bajo Las Sombras", navigating the Brazo Rico again.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia

    The bus will be waiting for passengers at the port to take them back to their hotels in El Calafate

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The pick-up is included only by some hotels in El Calafate.Remember to send us the name of the hotel where you will be staying in El Calafate.In the re-confirmation of the reservation we will indicate if the accommodation of each passenger is included in the pick up schedule.The pick-up does not include Bed&Breakfast or private accommodation. In this case, passengers must present themselves at the agency "Hielo y Aventura" (Avenida del Libertador 483, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina) at the time indicated on the day before the excursion.Exact pick-up time will be informed one day before the excursion.**The pick up time is assigned by the company Hielo y Aventura.**The pick up from the hotels, could suffer from 30 to 45 minutes of delay, because of the big amounts of hotels in town.The schedules detailed in the description, have been considered provided that the passenger has been assigned the first shift of the day (Pick up 07:30 hs // Drop off 17:30 hs). But such schedule may vary. The final schedule will depend on the availability and the pick up time assigned by the company, at the time of confirming your reservation.Passengers must contemplate that the excursion has a total duration of approximately 10 hours, starting with the pick-up time at the hotel, until the return to the city of El Calafate.Once the reservation is confirmed, with the complete data of all the passengers and the hotel where they will be staying, a message will be sent with the exact pick-up and return schedule.It should be remembered that the Minitrekking has a fixed pick-up route through hotels, which does not include B&B, or private accommodations. If passengers are in these types of accommodations, they must show up at the indicated time, at the "Hielo y Aventura" 's office, to take the transfer that will take them to the Perito Moreno. In the confirmation of the service with pick-up time, it will be clarified if the accommodation is included in the tour or not.For the aforementioned reasons, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to take this tour on the day of arrival or departure flight from El Calafate.
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Limitations: This excursion, due to the degree of difficulty and effort required, it is only suitable for people from 10 to 65 years old. - People who are overweight should not participate. We consider as such those that exceed the following criteria: weight in kg greater than twice the height in cm minus 100 (for example, for a height of 1.70m: 170 minus 100 = 70 x 2 = 140)
    • Minimum age required to take the excursion: 10 years old. Maximum age allowed for the excursion: 65 years old. NO exceptions of ANY KIND in this point
    • People with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, progress and / or coordination.
    • People whose cardiac or vascular capacities are diminished, or use stents, pacemakers or other prostheses for example: medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices (those that are thick and multiple), cardiac arrhythmias.
    • People suffering from diseases that provoke respiratory disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc.).
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age required to take the excursion: 10 years old. Maximum age allowed for the excursion: 65 years old. NO exceptions of ANY KIND in this point.
    • Smoking is not allowed during the excursion.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by All Patagonia

Activity ID: V-65205P9

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