Big Ice on Perito Moreno glacier tour

Tours outdoors en El Calafate

Availability: 15/09 al 30/04


Big Ice on Perito Moreno glacier tour.
El Calafate tours. Things to do and see 

  

.Season: + - 15.09.2016  to + - 30th april 2017
.Departures: Daily. Only 50 tickets daily.
.Pick up time + -  07.04 AM
.Return to EL Calafate + -  07.04 PM
.Lasts: Full Day
.Dificultty: Demanding. Only for people between 18 and 50  years old. Passanger’s  with heart problems or physical mobility and pregnant women are not allowed.
.Physical Requirements: It is aimed at people in excelent physical condition, used to long and difficulty walks.
.Restrictions: Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems.
.Age: This tour is aimed at fit people between 18 and 50 years.
.Wheater conditions: This tour is not canceled due to weather, rain, snow or wind.
.Outfit: Sport shoes or trekking boots. Rubber and apres ski boots, as well as high heel shoes are not allowed. Comfortable sports wear, long trousers,warm sweater or pile, water or windproof jacket, sun glasses, sun block, gloves.
.Vans are new models, clean, with air cond, heath, and insurances. 
.Include transfers to and from the national park to passanger's hotel (170 km return).
.All these services are provided daily. The complete tour with transportation from El Calafate takes around 12 hours. The total trekking time is 7 hours

 

Guided tour traveling to Perito Moreno Glacier through Patagonian steppe, watching the Lake Argentino all the way, and fter one and half hour we arrive at the pier"Bajo de las Sombras" inside the N.P, where we embark for the crossing of "Argentino", where embark for the Viedma navigation, towards "Perito Moreno Glacier" the famous glacier worldwide,   and as we sail we make visible the glacier front  4 kilometers wide and its ice walls over 60 meters high and started sailing beside the front from a safe distance,  then to watch closer  and take photograph and after this we disembark and take a hike of + - 600 meters to the base camp next to the glacier where the  ice mountain guides await us and  provide a brief explanatory talk about the  Glacier, their training and techniques to walk on ice, deliver us crampons to walk on the ice. Once we are on the ice surface we will walk for around 3.5 hours in  all, during which we will see the incredible blue lakes, deep drains, seracs, amazing caves and other glacial formations which will make you feel you are in the core of the glacier. In the middle of the excursion, we will enjoy a unique picnic “on the ice”, surrounded by an amazing beauty.

Once the walk is over, we will board again and return to civilization from one of the most unbelievable trekking expeditions in the world and head to the National Park scenic  panoramic catwalks overlooking the Perito Moreno Glacier where we stay + - 30 minutes and  we started the way back to El Calafate hotel. Mountain guides (Rock & Ice) english/spanish licensed by "The Glacier's  National Park.

The  Big Ice is only for people between  18 and 50 years old with excelent  physical conditions. 

 

 

.This activity has daily quotas, it is recommended to book in advance to guarantee the tickets. 

.The tour ice mountain guide can modify the itinerary or shorten the tour depending on the conditions of paths and weather in order to avoid accidents, thus  making the best of each tour.

.Restrictions: Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems.

.Services begin and end at the passenger's accomodation within the City of EL Calafate. For hotels outside the El Calafate city area please enquire. 

.The following accommodations are not included in the transfer itinerary. If you are a passenger of one of them, you must report to the office # 935  Del Libertador street (El Calafate center) in the presentation hours informed on your voucher.

Hostería Austral, Hostel Patagonia, Hostel Shilling, Hotel La Loma, Apart Chaltén, Hotel Amado, El Puente Aparts, Apart Hotel Libertador, Hospedaje Alejandra, Hostel Oregon, Camping El Ovejero, Cabañas Santa Mónica. Complexes of cabins, apartments and all accommodation that does not count with 24 hours front desk.

 

 


.Transfers to and from the Glaciers National Park + navigation to the glacier south wall + crampons + - 1.3 hour ice trekking + visit the panoramic catwalks + english ice & rock mountain guide.

.It include: Equipment: carabiners, ice axes, crampons. etc.

.Whisky + chocolates at the end of the tour.

 

  • Crampons
  • Mountain guide

.Lunch box. We strongly recommend pasanger's bring there on. Passengers must bring their lunch boxes.

.Not include personal equipment: gloves, sunglasses, footwear, etc.

.Entrance fee to "The Glacier's National Park" 

.Forigners non residents in Argentina   ar$ 500.- pesos argentines

.Argentinian citizens ar$ 260.- pesos argentines

.Argentinian University students  ar$ 40.- pesos argentines

.The entrance fee you will pay to the national park authorities the day of the tour.

.Any other service not specified.

 

  • Foods and Drinks
  • Personal Equipament
  • LaunchBox

.People under 18 years old can not make it.


.This activity has daily quotas, it is recommended to book in advance to guarantee the tickets. 

.Restrictions: Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems.

.The tour operator can modify the itinerary or shorten the tour depending on the weather conditions in order to avoid accidents, thus  making the best of each tour.

.Like all activity in the nature "all times" informed about duration of activities are approximate and depend largely on climatic factors always prioritizing comfort, safety and enjoyment of our customers

.Services begin and end at the passenger's accomodation within the City of EL Calafate. For hotels outside the El Calafate city area please enquire. 

.The following accommodations are not included in the transfer itinerary. If you are a passenger of one of them, you must report to the office # 935 Del Libertador street (El Calafate center) in the presentation hours informed on your voucher.

Hostería Austral, Hostel Patagonia, Hostel Shilling, Hotel La Loma, Apart Chaltén, Hotel Amado, El Puente Aparts, Apart Hotel Libertador, Hospedaje Alejandra, Hostel Oregon, Camping El Ovejero, Cabañas Santa Mónica. Complexes of cabins, apartments and all accommodation that does not count with 24 hours front desk.


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