Duration 15 hours.
Start / 06:30am
Term / 22:00 hrs (approximately)
Full day excursion departing from Puerto Natales at 07:00 am and returning around 22:00 hrs. After crossing the Chilean and Argentinian borders in Cerro Castillo and Cancha Carrera, the route crosses the immensity of the Patagonian steppe in Argentina, to get to the city of Calafate, about 270kms north of Puerto Natales. During the trip you can see local wildlife species such as guanacos, ñandues and also appreciate the Lake Argentina and the Santa Cruz River on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.
From here there are 45 minutes to 1 hour to enter The Glaciers National Park, with its main attraction, the Perito Moreno Glacier. This offers a spectacle of images and sounds, the lightly icefalls occur permanently, so it is very possible to witness this particular phenomenon of nature. The uniqueness of the glacier is not only cause of its 30 km long and its easy access, but also it is one of the few there are that is advancing , while most of the worlds glaciers are going backwards. The walkways, balconies and viewpoints installed in the National Park allow approaching the Perito Moreno without danger, even to elderly or with some physical disability.
After two hours in the National Park, the tour concludes with the return to Puerto Natales by the same route.
It is possible to take the navigation in the lake to approach the Perito Moreno Glacier. This is contracted directly in the National Park and its coordinated with the local guide who gets on in El Calafate.
The entrance to the National Park is paid in Argentine pesos. It is recommended to exchange money in Puerto Natales, where the cost is lower than in Argentina
What does it include?
Pick up/drop off Hotel Puerto Natales
Guide Spanish/English in Argentina
Touring the footbridges of Los Glaciares National Park
Does not include:
Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park
Navigation in Los Glaciares N.Park
Wind stopper jacket
Hat for sun