Explore the ins and outs of the Perito Moreno Glacier, an adventurers dream!
Enjoy more and more activities that let you get close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. With the Big Ice excursion, guests will have the opportunity to get deep into this fantastic ice mass. This is an alternative only suitable for the most adventurous and, obviously, for those who are physically fit, as it requires a long ice trek through several rocky areas, as well as the use of harnesses.
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.