Big Ice Tour: 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 their crampons and put on their harnesses, adventurers will begin to explore the glacier from a different perspective. Here they will discover blue lagoons, deep and alarming cracks, huge drains and caves.
Dimensions become almost unreal as they find themselves 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.
Points of interest:
Explore the Core of the Perito Moreno Glacier
Ice trek across one of the most expanisive glaciers in the world
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 6 hours.
Start/opening time: Daily, from 10 October till 15 April at 7am. br /> Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: 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. The tour is only available to those between 18 and 50 years old and who possess acceptable Physical condition.