of the most interesting activities to experience at
the glacier is the tour that begins at Bajo de las Sombras
pier, located aproximately 4 miles away from the glacier.
You will cross the Rico Branch on a boat (Nautical safari),
and navigate about 20 minutes in front of the glacier.
The landing is on the opposite shore and after a short
walk you will arrive to the shelter, where you will
receive a complete explanation about glaciation and
the activity of the ice trek. After this you will start
a walk through the exhuberant Magellanic forest.
This Minitrekking is particularly attractive
because of the close contact you will experience with
the glacier. You will be able to see the glacier's summit.
There are also caves that allow you to reach the very
base of the glacier, as well as small internal deep
blue lagoons. The views of the glacier's wall, and the
lake, are magnificent.
will be able to walk on top of the glacier with our
expert guides for over 1.5 hours.
The way back is a walk through the forest again, ending
at the shelter. You will have one hour for lunch. After
the Minitrekking, you'll get abord
your ship and back to Bajo de las Sombras' port and
to the glacier's footbridges.
Depending on the season, the schedule
is as follows: from 9 to 14 hs, from 10 to 15 hs, from
11 to 17 hs, from 14 to 18 hs and from 15 to 19 hs.
The trip from Calafate to the pier takes 1 hour in the
private excursions, and 1.30 hs approximately for the
The tour can be in Regular/Private service and with/without guide.
Rates per person in US Dollar valid for season 2016-2017. National Park Fee not included.
Restrictions: due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, is NOT allowed for; pregnant women, people with overweight, some type of disability, or health problems. Age: Between 10 and 65 years old.
(1) Hotel - Footbridges - Hotel | (2) Hotel - Port
- Footbridges - Hotel | (3) Safari Included - Hotel
- Port - Footbridges - Hotel
Parque Nacional los Glaciares (2 noches / 3 días) Calafate
5 noches / 6 días Parque Nacional los Glaciares
(Calafate y Chalten)