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Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier provided by Gray Line Argentina

Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier

Big Ice Tour at Perito Moreno Glacier
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
This excursion leaves from Bajo de las Sombras Port (Under the Shadows) early in the morning to board a craft that crosses the Rico Arm of Lake Argentino. After sailing for 15 minutes you will reach the shore where you will disembark and meet the mountain guides who will escort the group towards the place where the crampons (special metal spikes worn on boots for traction) are selected. Then a hike begins to approach the glacier from the southern moraine until a spectacular vantage point is reached, an entrance gate to heaven. This is where the true adventure begins. Having fastened your crampons and put on your harnesses, adventurers will begin to explore the glacier from a different perspective. Here you will discover blue lagoons, deep and alarming cracks, huge drains and caves. Dimensions become almost unreal as you find yourself inside the core of the Perito Moreno, one of the most fascinating glaciers in the world. Along with expert guides who explain the characteristics of the ice and its surroundings, the inside of the glacier is toured for over 4 hours. A picnic is organized on the ice and visitors will have the chance to sit down and recover their energy. The surrealist scenery is astonishing. After this experience, you will not look at the Perito Moreno Glacier from the same point of view again. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off from downtown hotels. Only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years of age and who possess acceptable physical condition.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5239P71
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick up and drop-off from hotels in El Calafate • Harnesses and Crampons • An expert English/Spanish speaking Guide
Exclusions
Lunch • Gratuities • Entrance fee to the National Park
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
centrally located hotels in Calafate
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pick up and drop-off from hotels in El Calafate • Harnesses and Crampons • An expert English/Spanish speaking Guide
Exclusions
Lunch • Gratuities • Entrance fee to the National Park
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
centrally located hotels in Calafate
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note that there are some hotels in the city that are not included in our pickup routes. If your hotel is not included, we will contact you to inform you of the closest pick up location. We ask that you to wait for the guide at the lobby of the indicated hotel
Only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years of age and who possess acceptable physical condition
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
IMPORTANT: full passport details of all passengers are required in function to reconfrim this booking: Full Names, passport numbers, date of birth, nationality
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
*** before the tour you its compulsory to complete medical form, where you need to confirm if you suffer from following medical conditions: * Allergies * Epilepsy * Spinal problems * Knee problems * Surgical interventions * Diabetes * Asthma * Dislocations * Dizziness * Taking medication * Heart Conditions * High blood pressure * Ankle injuries * Fainting //// Once completed, this medical form is subject to review by the company providing the service, which reserves the right to cancel the activity if passenger determined NOT SUITABLE for the tour. If passenger is declared NOT SUITABLE for the tour the tour will be cancelled with 100% penalty.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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travelling-friends3
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Super experience!
Dec 2019
Big Ice trek was one of the most amazing glacier experiences I have ever had. The service provided was excellent by the guides on the ice, the bus driver and the guide on the bus and the boat crew and of course Perito Moreno is amazing - if you are the first group (of 6 a day only - 10 people in a group) on the ice in the morning you have the ice field all for yourself. Go for it! You won't regret!
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Isaac O
20 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2020 • Solo
This tour is actually operates by helio y adventura, their page has a much more detailed description of what you’re doing with pictures. the big ice trek is AMAZING. It’s a solid 11 miles total including 1 hour free time at the viewing point, a 1 mile hike to and from the glacier then about 4-5 miles hiking around the glacier. If you’re in shape do this instead of the mini trek for sure. Pickup happens at hotel around 7am and you’ll get back to town around 7pm. In summer wear some layers, not not a parka, and some water resistant hiking boots with ankle support. You’re gonna be going up/down/up/down constantly... in puddles.
Written 19 January 2020
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Stef E
1 contribution
Big Ice Trekking Perito Moreno
Jan 2020 • Solo
The tour is expensive, but worth the money. All guides were really nice, took care and provided all necessary information. It was a great day!
Written 13 January 2020
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HereForAdventures
14 contributions
AMAZING! Absolute must-see for young, fit hikers.
Mar 2019 • Friends
We spent over 3 hours on the ice. There was no path - the landscape of the top of the glacier changes too much. In some steep parts the guide just hacked into the ice with a pick to make footholds. The views were constantly breath-taking. We drank ice-cold deep blue glacier water that was the best I ever tasted. Carlos and Adrian were my tour guides, and they were amazing. We went farther than the other groups, learned a bit about glaciers, checked out some sinkholes. They were super experienced and knowledgeable. Highly recommend them. Afterwards, we had whiskey on the boat and chatted more with the new friends we just made. It was a great end to the trip.

The only thing is you have to be <50 years old with no medical problems, and I can see why. This is a pretty intense hike. My parents, who did the little ice, would have had difficulty keeping up, and they're very fit in their mid-50s. Average age in my group of 10 was about 24-25.
Written 3 April 2019
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natashat612
Montreal, Canada38 contributions
Incredible tour
Oct 2018 • Solo
The full day Big ice Tour was AMAZING. This was the best part of my vacation in Argentina! Our guides were thorough, the equipment was safe, and it was a great chance to learn about this ice field. There is a bit of hiking ~20-30 mins but it is doable, the views from the hike are breathtaking and eating lunch in the middle of the glacier, near the lagoon was spectacular. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys hiking and nature. In the end you get a scotch with a souvenir on the boat :)
Written 23 October 2018
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Charlotte R
6 contributions
Patagonian Highlight!
Apr 2018 • Friends
The full day big ice tour was INCREDIBLE. Our guides were thorough, the equipment was safe, and it was a great chance to learn about this ice field. There is a lot of hiking but it is very manageable, and eating lunch on the glacier, while drinking from the glacier, was so fun. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys hiking - only thing to note is that hotel pick ups and drop offs do take a little time.
Written 9 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Gray Line Argentina
V3155FJlisak
V3155FJlisak
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Fun day and great views!
Fun day! The hike was fun and once we were at the top the views were amazing. It was a long drive from El Calafet
tjoyef
tjoyef
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Small hotel in National Park of Glaciares
Simple (and few)accommodations with meals; horseback riding, walks, and excursions (perito Moreno glacier) etc. Nic
JohnVandeDam
JohnVandeDam
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Instant Confirmation? - Totally Misleading Information!
We booked, paid for and received “instant confirmation” for Grey Line Argentina’s Walk With The Penguins tour, yet
PLsydney2014
PLsydney2014
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Perito Moreno glacier with boat trip - Grey line Argentina
We booked this trip 2 days before departure from Chile, All confirmed and paid. No mention that we had to reconfirm
PLsydney2014
PLsydney2014
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Perito Moreno Glacier Tour with Boat Ride- by Viator
Do not use Viator, find another agent. Did not pick us up despite the confirmation & full payment 2 days before. Yo
kyles961
kyles961
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DO NOT BUY DAY BEFORE
Posting does not state that 48 hours is required for company "to confirm". Called after booking day prior to excurs
Ilse120219
Ilse120219
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Great
It was wonderful and great views, excellent Guide, excellent organisation, just in time. We enjoyed very much!
samanthabB4471ER
samanthabB4471ER
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Very dissapointed and agree with JamieScott1019's previous review
I have never written a negative review and I am guilty of not reviewing much in general but this experience has mad
JefeGeoffod
JefeGeoffod
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Great small group tour, great views of glacier - excellent guide.
When I arrived at my hotel, the details of my trip were waiting for me (in an envelope). The mini bus picked me up
Mara M
Mara M
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Awesome view, but need more facilities
The glacier did not disappoint, but the way there was difficult for my senior citizen friends. The bus ride was too
JamieScott1019
JamieScott1019
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AVOID Gray Line Argentina!
I booked with Gray Line Argentina November via Trip Advisor 3 days before the tour. I sent my passport number and h
Ricardo A
Ricardo A
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Extreme overcharge!! Dont book through here.
Perito Moreno is a worthwhile experience, but the prices here are outrageous. I paid 160 dollars for two persons. E
Angelique B
Angelique B
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Perito Moreno Glacier.
The Glacier was stunning! Only things is that the tour guide showed up half an hour late, the tour was mostly in S
Companion50473607180
Companion50473607180
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Argentina
Good travel agency with nice and friendly guide. Everything was perfect and the rates are reasonable
Linda S
Linda S
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One way only for us
Great service from the airport but no one came to take us to the airport. I sent the required reminder two days be
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