Perito Moreno Glacier Tour (Half day from El Calafate)
We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and we leave through route number 11, bordering Lake Argentino.
From El Calafate to the Moreno Glacier there is a distance of 80km, through tarmac road.
From the beginning, the journey offers very pleasant surprises. Leaving El Calafate, we can see at the right the Lake Argentino with its Redonda Bay.
In it we can appreciate an important variety of bird fauna, from which the black neck swan, the flamingo, the vapor duck, the coot and the cauquen stand out. The eye-catchi
ng yellow color of the countryside is due to its “coiron” pasture, and among them the white and short “coiron” stands out.
During the first 40km we travel through the Patagonian Steppe , then enter the National Park to observe the tree area vegetation that is mostly made of the “notofagus” family (ñires, guindos and lengas), seldom cinnamon trees, and flowers of different colors, among which the “notro” stands out because of its intense red color that corresponds to the Patagonian Andean Forest.
We arrive at the “curva de los suspiros” (sigh curve), named this way because it is the first panoramic viewpoint of the Perito Moreno Glacier.
There is a short stop to take pictures and we move forward to Bajo las Sombras Port.
There is an option of doing an additional Navigation through the southern arm of the Iceberg Channel in order to have different views of the Perito Moreno Galcier wall. (Duration: 1 hour). It is optional and is not include in the price, you have to pay directly there and it is separate.
Back to the Port, we go to the footbridges where we have a service area for visitors and a system of balconies and footbridges that allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to have really amazing views of the Glacier.
After some free time for walking and lunch (which is optional), we begin our way back to El Calafate..
- Food is not included
- Entrance fee to the park is not included
- Boat ride ticket is paid separately and it is optional.