Perito Moreno Glacier Short Break

Perito Moreno Glacier Short Break

From $ 420 AUD


It doesn’t get much cooler than the Perito Moreno Glacier. Standing 70 metres tall in the middle of Lake Argentino, this enormous, frozen mass of land attracts tourists from all over the world – year in, year out. At five kilometres wide and around 30 kilometres in length, Perito Moreno Glacier boasts a surface area of around 250 sq km, so it’s pretty hard to miss. The monstrous chunks of ice that regularly shed from the main bulk of the glacier provide spectacular viewing from the catwalks that surround it, and cause huge waves to kick up and crash across the lake. Why not get acquainted with Patagonia’s coolest natural wonder – it’s about as close to a Patagonian celebrity of the natural world as possible.

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Perito Moreno Glacier Short Break
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  • View one of Patagonia’s most spectacular natural wonders
  • Have a chance to see enormous slabs of ice crash into the lake
  • Walk around the catwalks and see both faces of the glacier
  • Experience the power of nature in its raw, mighty form
  • Choose to take a boat trip on Lake Argentino and see the glacier up-close


ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - El Calafate
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Argentina. You can arrive at any time on day 1 as there are no activities planned. A welcome note will be waiting for you with a detailed itinerary for tomorrow. You will also receive a phone call at the hotel from our local representative at approximately 6pm today. El Calafate is a small town on the southern shore of Lago Argentino in Patagonia. Originally a sheep station and trading outpost, today the town has developed a bustling small town atmosphere thanks to a growing tourist trade. Most people base themselves here whilst visiting the nearby Perito Moreno Glacier, located a short distance away at the southern reaches of the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Interestingly the town takes its name from the Calafate berry, and locals claim that if you eat one of these and make a wish, you are guaranteed to return to Patagonia.
Day 2 - Perito Moreno Glacier / El Calafate
You are picked up from your hotel between 9:30 and 10am and head out for a full day tour to the Perito Moreno glacier. You have the option of taking a catamaran trip for unique views of the Perito Moreno glacier from Lago Argentino. You also have the option to take a 2 hour ice walking excursion (this activity may not be available from April to September). Your last stop is at the visitor centre which features well set up walk ways that allow views of the front and surface of the glacier. It is a good idea to bring your own snacks and hot drink (thermos with tea), then pick your favourite spot and wait for chunks of the cracking glacier to crash from the 60 meter ice wall into the water. Needless to say, it will be cold! Please ensure you take plenty of warm clothes for this trip - particularly in the winter months. Return back to your hotel in El Calafate.
Day 3 - El Calafate
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Trip Dates

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01-12-202003-12-2020AUD $ 420-
02-12-202004-12-2020AUD $ 420-
03-12-202005-12-2020AUD $ 420-
04-12-202006-12-2020AUD $ 440-
05-12-202007-12-2020AUD $ 420-
06-12-202008-12-2020AUD $ 440-
07-12-202009-12-2020AUD $ 420-
08-12-202010-12-2020AUD $ 440-
09-12-202011-12-2020AUD $ 420-
10-12-202012-12-2020AUD $ 440-
11-12-202013-12-2020AUD $ 420-
12-12-202014-12-2020AUD $ 440-
13-12-202015-12-2020AUD $ 420-
14-12-202016-12-2020AUD $ 440-
15-12-202017-12-2020AUD $ 420-
16-12-202018-12-2020AUD $ 420-
17-12-202019-12-2020AUD $ 440-
18-12-202020-12-2020AUD $ 420-
19-12-202021-12-2020AUD $ 440-
20-12-202022-12-2020AUD $ 440-
21-12-202023-12-2020AUD $ 440-
22-12-202024-12-2020AUD $ 420-
23-12-202025-12-2020AUD $ 420-
24-12-202026-12-2020AUD $ 420-
25-12-202027-12-2020AUD $ 440-
26-12-202028-12-2020AUD $ 420-
27-12-202029-12-2020AUD $ 420-
28-12-202030-12-2020AUD $ 420-
29-12-202031-12-2020AUD $ 420-
30-12-202001-01-2021AUD $ 420-
31-12-202002-01-2021AUD $ 420-


Hotel (2 nts)


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