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Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier (not to be confused with Perito Moreno ski center close to El Bolson) can be a humbling experience. Not only its beauty is awesome, but also its size and surroundings make this an unforgettable trip. Approaching this region from the east will let the visitor see how the geographical transition from a fairly flat landscape turns into a magnificient surrounding of peaks and mountains known as "pre-cordillera" and how the low waters are transformed into powerful streams that cut through forests and rocks.

The center of the action happens in El Calafate and a nearby town called El Chalten where thousands of trekking enthusiasts visit each year. From El Calafate there are tours to the glaciers almost all year round. If you prefer outdoor action as opposed to views of incredible nature, make sure to visit the Mendoza vacation package.

All domestic flights included, departing from Buenos Aires
3 nights with daily breakfast

Tours included
FULL DAY visit to Perito Moreno glacier
Visit to ranch EL GALPON with special patagonian dinner (cordero patagonico)
FULL DAY visit to glaciers Upsala and Oneli y spegazzini - bilingual guides

Hotel Kapenke or similar (3 stars)
Itinerary: Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Buenos Aires. Departing everyday.
( double occupancy).

Expedition - Trekking on the glacier

The excursion starts from the pier located in the bay called "Bajo de las sombras", from where visitors cross Lago Rico to reach the south-east coast. After disembarking, everybody gathers at a refuge where Professional Guides organize groups. Trekking starts on the shores of the Lake, about 20' walk before getting to the Glaciers. Once near the ice, Guides help participants to put on crampons and give some basic advice on how to walk on ice. People trekk for about 2 hours.

Walking is moderate, the surface is irregular but firm. Once the walk os over all groups return to the refuge crossing patagonian forests. There is also a minibus service available for those who would like some rest. Guides are bilingual and trekking takes place daily during the season. It is recommended to use sports shoes. High heels, Gum boots, Ski boots are not permitted. Bring lunch as well as sunglasses, a coat, protective lotions for the Sun, windproof jackets. For ages over 60 or under 10 please inquire.

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3 nights: USD $1040 PER PERSON
Includes local taxes and roundtrip air tickets


* Holidays (Easter, etc) may carry different rates

DISCLAIMER: All pricing is subject to change without notice and is meant to serve only as a reference. Better hotels may result in an increase in price. Due to continued fluctuations in offer and demand we can NOT guarantee the above price so we recommend you contact us for more current pricing.


Schedule of payments: 20% downpayment to initiate bookings.
Remaining balance to be paid in full prior to departure.

VOUCHERS: either faxed to you or presented at the airport upon arrival

Travel Insurance Mandatory: (not included)
Usually covers cancellation, interruption, delays, baggage loss, baggage delay, emergency medical expenses, rental car damage, evacuation and repatriation, emergency cash transfer, lost ticket, passport advice. You must get this on your own.
Cancellation policies strictly enforced. Protect your trip with an insurance.
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International Flights: We recommend that you buy your incoming international flights with your local agent or try to use your mileage program. But you can always contact us if you have any questions about such flights. We can provide quotes on the spot. Still unaware of Where is Argentina?

One question we get asked a lot is in regards to the weather in this part of Argentina. We have compiled historical data for this region. To know more about weather in Calafate please follow the link.