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The Glaciers of El Calafate

Argentina  | El Calafate  |  2 Nights

Exceptional Experiences

  • Be amazed by the magnificence of Argentine Glaciers
  • Watch the glaciers and the national park from the catwalks
  • Navigate among the icebergs


Venture deep into the frozen lands of Patagonia and experience part of the region’s continental shelf, a huge stretch of ice that spans across a distance of 350km from the Argentinian province of Santa Cruz into Chile. 

It wouldn’t be Patagonia without beautiful mountain ranges, deep forests and large lakes, but what makes El Calafate such a unique place are its imposing, visually-stunning glaciers. Move through the Los Glaciares National Park on land and water to observe these gigantic bodies of ice up close. 

The journey is treat to the eyes, with the deep turquoise of the glaciers, white of the ice and the yellow-green of the lands and mountains nearby making for an unforgettable scenic experience. Walking along catwalks and observing from various lookout points, you’ll see and hear the cracking of the ice as large portions break and fall off. You’ll get a strong sense of the sheer size of these natural wonders, as they seemingly move and change before your very eyes, making for some amazing photo opportunities. 

Expect to be struck by the beauty of El Calafate and its awe-inspiring glaciers, an experience not to be missed if you’re traveling to Argentina’s south.  


Day 1 - El Calafate: Arrival and transfer to your hotel
Day 2 - El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier catwalks
Day 3 - El Calafate: Sailing on Argentino Lake & transfer out.


Day by day

Day 1 - El Calafate

Upon arrival, our representative at El Calafate will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. Check-in at your selected hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a free day or afternoon. Ask for optional excursions for the day, including zip-lining at Cerro Frias, which we’d highly recommend!

Day 2 - El Calafate

This morning you’ll be seeing the most important glacier in Argentina! You will depart from El Calafate and journey towards the Los Glaciares National Park, hearing about the unique wildlife from a guide and passing the picturesque Lago Argentino on the way. Once in the park, you will take various catwalks and arrive at the main viewpoint to observe the Perito Moreno glacier. You will have free time to explore the different lookouts and see this enormous ice structure from numerous angles. Other optional tours are available including a walk on top of the glacier and a boat navigation that will get you up close and personal (ask for more info). In the afternoon, return to your hotel in El Calafate.

Day 3 - El Calafate

In the morning you will be transfered to Puerto Bandera Port to embark. From here, you sail through the North Arm of the Lago Argentino to the Upsala Canal, where we'll pass by a spectacular ice shelf and eventually arrive at an estate ranch. From here there are various options, including a 4x4 trip to a private viewpoint of the amazing Upsalla Glacier and a minitrekking tour over and around petrified rocks. Afterwards, you’ll go by boat back to your hotel and transferred to the airport.



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Duration: 2 Nights
USD 481

Price per person, on a double basis, in intermediate category and in American dollars.


Including & Not


2-nights accommodation

Group Transfers in/out

Day tour to the Perito Moreno National park catwalks on a group tour
Day tour to Cristina Estate Ranch (classic option)
Entrance fee to the national park - 2 days


Note - Other optional tours mentioned at this description are not inclu ded and should be quoted separately.


Not Including

Trekking on the glacier (ask for an optional quotation)

4x4 expedition to the viewpoint (ask for an optional quotation)

Navigation in front of Perito Moreno glacier (ask for an optional quotation)




Accommodation Categories

Basic: Rooms include the minimum needed to have a nice stay - a bed and a private bathroom. They are basic but nice and clean. All the tours included in the experiences are group tours.
Comfort: Accommodation normally takes place in 3* or 3* plus hotels. Rooms have some charm and most of them include TV. Some tours are private or semi private.
Superior: Hotels are local boutique 4* or 5*. They have a local appeal and they are an experience on themselves. Tours and transfers can be for groups, private or semi private according to what mentioned in the included services section.

Methods of Payment

Cash, wire transfer or credit card payments through paypal are accepted. There is a 5,4% surcharge for credit card payments through paypal.

Price Conditions

In the event that the customer needs to cancel a reservation made, the amount paid shall be returned after discounting the cancellation expenses, if any. Any cancellation should be sent by written form to the following e-mail address: info@andatravel.com.ar. Any cancellation receipt and confirmation shall be sent by the same way. The expenses shall depend on the advance time by which the cancellation will be requested:
Within 15 days before the service, a 20% penalty of the total amount of the service.
5 to 15 days before the service, a 40% penalty of the total amount of the service.
Less than 5 days before the service: a 60% penalty of the total amount of the service.
Less than 2 days before the service: a 100% penalty of the total amount of the service.
Hours and trips
1. All passengers are obliged to respect all the established hours. All consequences related to its breach shall be at their own expenses.
2. In the event of regular tours, there shall be a 5-minute tolerance for the pick up, after this time, the pick-up itinerary shall be completed. In this case, the passengers shall have to go by their own means to the starting point of the tour.
3. Should the passenger not show up at the pick-up place and at the time mentioned in this document, this shall be considered as cancelled at the last minute (no show) and the total amount of the service shall be charged.
Changes 1. During our trips, different public and private sites shall be visited, the same are booked according to the scheduling, day and choice of the passengers. Access to them is subject to the decision of the authorities at the moment of the visit.
2. Once the booking has been confirmed, ANDA shall not be liable for any change or cancellation made on the passanger's own decision including flight delays of the air company, or any other transportation means.
3. ANDA reserves the right to make partial or total changes of days and/or services composing the tour due to unforseeable circumstances or in case of force majeure, before or during the implementation thereof.
4. ANDA shall have the right to cancel any tour in the event of any of the circumstances provided by Art. 24 of the Decree nr. 2182/72
5. Should the trip last more than the established terms due to fortuitous causes beyond the control of the Company or by force majeure, the expenses incurred shall be paid by the passenger.
The transport is included only in cases specifically mentioned in the corresponding item. The transport services shall be provided by the contracted transport companies. Vehicle transportation shall only be provided for the requested amount of people and/or the specific group.
Personal belongings
1. Any customer's baggage and other personal belongings are not covered by the contract journey. As for all the personal objects, these should always be kept with themselves, irrespective of the part of the vehicle where they are stored. They are carried on behalf and on the customer's risk, being the Operator not liable for any loss, theft or damage that should be incurred during the travel for any reason, including any handling during hotel/airport transfers or viceversa, if any.
2. This document does not include any traveller's possibility nor right to complain to the transport companies or their insurances companies, being the application and compliance of the trasnport companies' terms as well as the ticket the only binding agreement between the above-mentioned companies and the passenger.