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Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate provided by Tangol El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate

Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
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Tour snapshot
Door-to-door transportation eliminates the need to rent a car
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
With transportation included, this full-day tour to Los Glaciares National Park allows you to focus on the views and snapping photos of the scenery. Follow your guide to see the Perito Moreno Glacier from multiple angles on the various walkways and lookout points while listening to engaging commentary on the geology, environment, and wildlife. Take your experience up a notch with an optional boat cruise along the glacial wall.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Upgrade your experience with a boat ride
  • Listen to in-depth commentary from a guide
  • Focus on the scenery during the round-trip drive
What to expect
Skip the hassle of renting a car and simply step aboard a comfortable coach outside your El Calafate hotel for the ride. Snap photos, enjoy the scenery, and listen to informative commentary about the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park before you arrive. Make several stops at scenic lookouts you might otherwise miss if you were focused on directions and navigation.  Once you arrive, walk on the glacier's wooden walkways and take directions from your guide to some of the nearby hiking trails. Your guide also points out parts of the glacier prone to calving: chunks of ice rupturing off the face of the glacier and cascading into Lago Argentino. Opt for a boat tour from Bajo Las Sombras, which sails between floating ice chunks of every size and crosses the Rico Arm of Argentino Lake.  Drop-off back in Calafate makes for a door-to-door, stress-free experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Upgrade your experience with a boat ride
  • Listen to in-depth commentary from a guide
  • Focus on the scenery during the round-trip drive
What to expect
Skip the hassle of renting a car and simply step aboard a comfortable coach outside your El Calafate hotel for the ride. Snap photos, enjoy the scenery, and listen to informative commentary about the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park before you arrive. Make several stops at scenic lookouts you might otherwise miss if you were focused on directions and navigation.  Once you arrive, walk on the glacier's wooden walkways and take directions from your guide to some of the nearby hiking trails. Your guide also points out parts of the glacier prone to calving: chunks of ice rupturing off the face of the glacier and cascading into Lago Argentino. Opt for a boat tour from Bajo Las Sombras, which sails between floating ice chunks of every size and crosses the Rico Arm of Argentino Lake.  Drop-off back in Calafate makes for a door-to-door, stress-free experience.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5674FTEPER
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Argentino
  • Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park. (ARS $ 880). Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear warm, comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water, snacks and sunscreen
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • IMPORTANT: If you wish to cancel your tour, please note that no refund will be granted from the 24th of December to the 02nd of January. All sales are final between those dates.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Argentino
  • Entry/Admission - Pasarelas Perito Moreno
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park. (ARS $ 880). Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - El Calafate
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear warm, comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water, snacks and sunscreen
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • IMPORTANT: If you wish to cancel your tour, please note that no refund will be granted from the 24th of December to the 02nd of January. All sales are final between those dates.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Perito Moreno Glacier Day Trip with Optional Boat Ride from El Calafate
It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tangol El Calafate
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Los Glaciares National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mirador del Glaciar Perito Moreno R11
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Puerto Bajo las Sombras - Hielo y Aventura
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Lago Argentino
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Mirador Primer Balcón
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Perito Moreno Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Perito Moreno Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Pasarelas Perito Moreno
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 10
    Iceberg Canal
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    El Calafate
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
70 reviews
Excellent
53
Very good
12
Average
4
Poor
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Terrible
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teachkayaks
Rio Gallegos, Argentina57 contributions
The tour picked us up from our hotel. As we rode to the park, we stopped at one point to take photos near the lake. The guide explained how the boundaries between Chili and Argentina were formed. She was knowledgeable and fluent in several languages. We stopped at the entrance of the park to pay the admission and then drove up to the parking lot for the catwalks. We had about 2 hours to wander along the catwalks and get back to the bus. We ate lunch in the cafeteria on our own and then took the bus to the boat dock. My only criticism is that there was a long span of time between the catwalks and the boat. It would have been nicer to have more time at the catwalks and just get on the boat. We had to wait a while in the boat parking lot and then again as the boat boarded and got ready to get underway. The scenery was amazing!
Written 6 March 2020
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Dear Traveler, Thanks for your comments! It will be a pleasure to assist you in your next visit! Greetings,
Written 10 March 2020
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Yan Wang
McLean, VA29 contributions
My husband and I went on this day tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier on Feb 24 2020. It was a wonderful experience that we never forget! We got pickup at our hotel in El Calafate, and after an hour drive, we arrived at this small port where our boat is waiting. We were taken to the front of the Glacier, with a fantastic view of it! The captain drove the boat back and forth many times so that we can have plenty of time taking photos from different angles. It was cloudy that day but later the sun broke out from the clouds. We were fortunate to have the sunshine for a while. My husband and I were thrilled! We then went to the small hill close to the Glacier and hiked different trails -- all of the trails were built by boardwalk, very easy to walk on. I would recommend this tour to anyone especially families with children as well as elderly. This is the easiest part of the Patagonia for elderly.
Written 21 March 2020
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Dear Yan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and our travelers! We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the Glaciar Perito Moreno. Will be a pleasure to assist you in your next visit! Best regards,
Written 25 March 2020
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BobandMaggie60
Willerby, UK143 contributions
Excellent full day trip to Perito Merino glacier. Boat trip gives the opportunity to see the glacier close from the water but the walkways are an excellent facility, providing close views too and are a much more peaceful aspect. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about glaciers and also local flora and fauna which added even more interesting information to the day.
Taking a packed lunch is advisable as there appeared to be little opportunity on our schedule to purchase and enjoy food during the day. The guide stopped on our trip for lunch at 2 30 on the walkways to appreciate the scenery. This I think alters depending on when the boat ride happens... 1130 on our day trip.
Written 27 February 2020
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We are so happy to hear about your experience at El Perito Moreno. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed those landscapes of the South of Argentina. We hope to see you again! Best regards, Tangol
Written 24 April 2020
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Tunguy
Seattle, WA26 contributions
Solo
Very well executed half day tour of Perito Moreno Glacier from Calafate. Tour operator, Austral Sur, was knowledgeable about the environmental conditions related to the glacier and the history of its discovery. It is visible from various angles due to the walkways, some of which are convenient for people with limited mobility. The boat tour gives an up close view of the glacier face, including some small calving of the face into the lake. Highly recommended tour if you only have a half day.
Written 27 January 2020
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905angiea
Aurora, CO9 contributions
Solo
The Driver (Marcelo)and the Tour guide (Natalia) were very professional and friendly. Natalia was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of relevant information of the area. The views of the Glacier from the pasarela (Red and Yellow )were outstanding. The best views are form the yellow pasarela, the red takes you to a different angle and lower views of the Glacier. I opted to take the boat when I got there to experience being a little closer to the Glacier. Even though it was a good experience, you can see the same views from the Yellow pasarela. The thunder sound that makes when is breaking is amazing! When I was there on 4/30/18, a perfect weather day, I saw small ice breakings and heard one long 'thunder' sound that took my breath away. The autumn colors were very nice as a prelude to the view of the Glacier.
Written 7 May 2018
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Lesly D
Surrey, Canada491 contributions
Solo
This is an amazing day trip. After a bus ride of about 1.5 hours from El Calafate through scenic terrain, the first stop was at a viewpoint overlooking the vast glacial icecap of which the Perito Moreno glacier is a small segment. This segment is not At all small when you are up and close to it, with walls soaring 70 metres above the lake. We were offered the add on of a one hour boat trip that cruises the leading edge of this vast glacier. Periodically pieces would calve off into the lake with a crackling boom. It was windy with smatterings of rain, so warm clothing was a must. We had the option of being on the open upstairs deck after we started, which provided the best views, and also exposure to the weather. After that we were taken to an overlook of the the glacier and were given two hours to roam. A network of trails comprised of elevated metal mesh provided a variety of options that took one down the hill, providing dramatic views of this extraordinary manifestation of nature. This is an experience not to be missed. The boat portion adds quite a bit of expense to the tour. While it adds to the experience, the views without that option are stellar from the view points, from which one can view the entire leading edge of the glacier, so I wouldn't say it was crucial.
Written 28 December 2017
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Rebecca C
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Couples
The tour was very good in general. Guide Luciana gave interesting commentary throughout. We did the optional boat trip which was good and if you don’t you will be hanging around waiting for the people on the boat.
The only negative was after the boat we were taken back to the restaurant for an hour which wasn’t necessary we could have gone back.
Written 15 April 2018
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AnilNLondon
London, UK127 contributions
Solo
Not to be missed! An absolutely stunning day drip to see the glacier. Marcelo & Natalia were our driver and tour guide. Natalia was very knowledgeable and friendly. I elected to go on the boat trip, which was good, but there was a biting wind on deck so be prepared- dress up very warmly- jacket, hat, maybe earmuffs (!) and gloves!! As we sailed we saw a cave at the far end of the glacier which we would not have seen from the walkways. There were 3 levels of difficulty on the walkway routes- all clearly marked. The feeling of getting up close to the glacier was amazing, and one can hear the ice cracking before breaking off and falling into the lake. The views overlooking the glacier with the ice sheets continuing into the horizon was magical, and with the sun glistening on the snow-capped Andes it made for the most wonderful day trip.
Written 2 March 2018
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Gardesh76
London216 contributions
Family
Can not recommend enough if you travel to Argentina ,surely be there . The entry ticket to the park is dear and not usually included in the tour price . Two tips for a savvy ones;
Children go cheaper if you mention; And the second day entry tickets are half price so get your friend’s from the previous day for 50% discount ! The rest is an experience of a life time . We were very lucky had plenty food and drink picnic pack ups and best weather condition imaginable, sunny and warm , just one T shirt kind! ( apart few minutes on the Boat trip) .Talking Of which the boat trip though a bit cumbersome but worth is for the scale of the icebergs encountered during the trip. As it was a warm day they were lots of carving and ice falling which in itself was another amazing experience live. We sat down on a platform and camera pointed and patiently waiting and got the awesome clip too as a bonus.
The whole trip too a day as take some two hours transportation each way alone but the constant Beauty Of tge scenery will keep you going. Consumption of food was not allowed on the coach rightly so too. So have a nice breakfast before departure!
On a sunny day the blue light like illuminations on the ice fissures is very interesting , don’t miss it.
Written 26 December 2018
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montjeu8
London, UK15 contributions
This is a review on TANGOL as a booking agent, not the actual tour itself. Was in constant communication with this company as I traveled through outh America and they took payment from me for a mini trek on Perito Moreno. They like to finish their email with 'I'll be attentive'. Truth is that despite me confirming all my details the day before the trip, they were far from attentive and no-one was there to check emails and confirm the trip. My wife and I were left sitting in our hotel lobby in El Calafate. It was only when I asked the hotel receptionist to get in touch with Tangol that we found all of this out. Apparently, the staff who would have confirmed the trip were having a day off. Pathetic. Gladly, my hotel were able to get us on the tour for that day, just leaving later. These guys were a total waste of time and completely unprofessional.
Written 20 October 2019
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Dear Traveler, Thank you for your comments, As the activity you booked it is a regular service, the pick up time is between 9 and 9:45am since we have to pick up passengers at different hotels in the city of El Calafate. On the other hand, the reservation staff is not available 24 hours a day. Each one of the people working in our agency has days off for their rest and personal activities as any other job. However, we have an emergency number to get in touch in case of unexpected events. Thank you very much for your comments as they help us to improve our services. Kind regards, Tangol
Written 6 April 2020
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By: Tangol El Calafate
NCFamilyGuy
NCFamilyGuy
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Fantastic day trip
This was a highlight of my time in Argentina. It's difficult to describe the glacier and the landscape. You've just
jeffcN1188WP
jeffcN1188WP
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Don’t miss the horseback ride.
The horseback ride was an incredible experience. I didn’t understand the instructions but apparently my horse did
adcdiving
adcdiving
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Boat trip Upsala and Spegazzini Canal from El Calafate
Once we have arrived at the terminal of the Solo Patagonia shipping company, there is a lot of activity and dense c
smcacg33
smcacg33
00
Very informative. Highly recommend
The bus picked us up from our hotel with about 20 other people. Note that the time quoted for bus arrival is reall
Diane W
Diane W
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Glorious Day On A Patagonian Ranch
Had an amazing experience. Everything was perfect. Started off with a coffee and pastries and a warm welcome. Nex
AnxiousFOMO
AnxiousFOMO
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Disappointing
The sheep shearing with traditional tools and the method of holding the sheep during the shearing was interesting a
thisplacesucks2015
thisplacesucks2015
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waster of time trying to book with Tangol
I booked with tangol, including getting confirmation and payment. 1 day prior to departure, tangol informed me tha
533dayseg
533dayseg
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Awesome experience
The tour was really a great experience of the glacier! Amazing views of the cracks with the different blue shades a
jlynnand
jlynnand
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Great views in a single file line
Perito Moreno is amazing and a must see. I enjoyed the additional views we gained from the boat ride to the mini tr
MelkaAU
MelkaAU
00
Great tour!
The tour was long but it was worth it! Torres del Paine was amazing! The vehicle used was comfortable even though w
AnaESL
AnaESL
00
Very challenging
I have to start saying we didn't have the right shoes, still finished first from our group. We also ran out of wate
KateRochell25
KateRochell25
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Stunning scenery
This was a great day tour looking at icebergs and glaciers. I was picked up from my hotel on time and taken by coac
shanev495
shanev495
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Terrific Scenery
Our pick was 30 mins later than said, resulting in lousy seats on the boat. Be that as it may, the scenery was awes
RagougniaB
RagougniaB
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A MUST do experience !
My partner and I went with Hielo & Adventura - and we were not disapointed! Well schedules, on time, explanations,
LifeOf_Steph
LifeOf_Steph
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Do not waste a day with this trip
Middle of the day I was regretting taking this trip. At the end of the day I seriously wanted my money back. There
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